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, all of our meetings are taking place at the New Hanover Arboretum.  Should there be any  changes, members will be advised by email and posted on website. 

Typically, meetings are the third Thursday of the month, but in some cases, this year's meetings dates may vary. consult Upcoming Events Schedule.

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

 Origami Workshop, December 13th, 2018
                  at the Arboretum with Japanese Members:  
                Amy Whetsel & Teruko Tezuka, and friends.
Opened to Public, all Participants will be charge a small $5.00 fee at entrance door.   All materials will be included.  

Thursday, October 25th & Friday, Oct. 26th, 2018
O'Hara Workshops with Sensei Jose Salcedo from Calif. 25th: 9:30-4:00pm, 26th: 9:30-4:00pm. with 1hr lunch break at 12:00pm. at the Arboretum. lunch can be ordered. Coordinator: Beverly Maurer.
Limited No. of Observers welcome for small Fee.

Thursday, November 15th, 2018         
                                                 Demo. with Mary Lee Hawse
                     at the Arboretum.  Times: 9:30 - 12:00pm.                                                                                     
Thursday, January 17th, & Friday Jan. 18th, 2019                                           Ikenobo Workshop with Sensei Muriel Scrivner, at the Arboretum. Times: 17th: 9:30-4:00pm, 18th: 9:30-4:00pm. with 1hr lunch, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Lunch can be ordered. Coordinator: Mary Lee Hawse. 
Limited No. of Observers welcome for small fee.
                                                                                                       Friday, February 15th, 2019   O'Hara Demonstration                                     with Karen Chevrotee at the Arboretum.  9:30-12:00pm.
 March 22nd & 23rd, 2019 
                 Ikebana Annual Exhibition at the Arboretum
1:00pm-5:00pm on 3/22, and 10:00am-4:00pm on 3/23/2019.  Opened to Public. Free event.
 April, 25 th & 26th, 2019            Special event: Sogetsu workshop, with Midori Tanimunel, from Washington, DC. Time: 9:30am-4:00pm, at the Arboretum. 1 hour lunch from 12pm-1:00pm bring your own or you can order.    Coordinator: Mary Lee Hawse.  Observers welcome for a $5.00 fee at door.  

 May, 2019   luncheon & Installation of new
                                                Officers. Place: the home of Lucy Sherma. Time 11:30am. Date: info. to follow.

          Tea Ceremony with our 2nd VP,  Carole Osman.