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 22, 2017      Ikenobo Workshop
                                                   Sensei Muriel Scrivener                     

Thursday, October 26th & Friday, Oct. 27th, 2017
                                                            O'Hara Workshops
                                                           Sensei Jose Salcedo

Thursday, November 9th, 2017          "Washi Balls" 
                                                    Demo. with Laura Felts
Thursday, December 8th, 2017                   Big Ginza
                                                       All Japanese Materials
Thursday, January  19th, 2018 
                                   Driftwood Demonstration with
                              Mary Lee Hawse & Maria Williams 

Friday, February 16,  2018   O'Hara Demonstration                                                                                                                 
                     With Karen Chevrotee at the Arboretum              
Friday, March 30th & 31st, 2018   
                 Ikebana Annual Exhibition  at the Arboretum
Times: 1:00pm-5:00pm on Friday 30th & 10:00am-4:00pm.  on Saturday 31th.  Guest Exhibitor: The Cape Fear Bonsai Society.                                                   

Thursday, April 27th, 2018                    Special event: Tea Ceremony  at the Arboretum, by Carole Osman.

Thursday, May 17th, 2018    luncheon & Installation
         of New Officers  (At the Beautiful Home of Lucy                 Sherman).  Time: 11:00AM. Meeting, 12:00PM Lunch.
Please call 910-791-2308, if you like to bring a dish to share.