Meetings and Programs

Our chapter's program year begins in September and ends in May of the following year. We do not meet in the summer months of June, July, and August.

Our usual meeting location is The New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Auditorium in Wilmington, North Carolina. The location address and map are below. 

This year, however, we might have additional meeting locations, if needed. We will keep you informed.

Typically, meetings are the third Thursday of the month, but on other dates determined by the availability of The Arboretum's auditorium, the days we have our annual exhibition, the days we have special workshops, and our final meeting in May.

Our gathering in May is hosted by a chapter member and always in a "coastal casual" location. The meeting closes our official year with an informal covered dish luncheon to celebrate our friendships through flowers and to install chapter officers for the following year.

The Arboretum
New Hanover County Cooperative Extension
6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina

Coming Events

All of the following activities, except the chapter's annual luncheon meeting, will usually be at The New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Auditorium. But, this year we might have to meet 
at different venues.  Should there be a change in venues, it will be posted on website and Facebook page.

We begin at 9:30 am with a half hour for hospitality; our meetings, programs, and workshops begin at 10:00 am.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 21th, 2018      Origami Workshop
        at the Arboretum with Japanese Members:  
                                          Amy Whetsel & Teruko Tezuka

Thursday, October 25th & Friday, Oct. 26th, 2018
                                                            O'Hara Workshops
                                                           Sensei Jose Salcedo

Thursday, November 15th, 2018         
                                                 Demo. with Mary Lee Hawse
                        at the ArboretumeTimes: 9:30 - 12:00pm.                                                                                     
Thursday, January 17th, & Friday Jan. 18th, 2019                                           Ikenobo Workshop with Sensei Muriel Scrivner.
                                                                                                       Friday, February 15th, 2019   O'Hara Demonstration                                                                                                                 
                              at the Arboretum.  More info to follow.       
 March 2019  
                 Ikebana Annual Exhibition  at the Arboretum
                                                                    More info to follow.               

 April, 2019              Special event: More info to follow.                                              

 May, 2019   luncheon & Installation of new
                                                Officers.  More info to follow.

          Tea Ceremony with  Carole Osman.