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Hello Bloomers March 27,2021
Hope everyone is doing well and handling our "new normal" life with Covid. I'm including meeting notes of events the bloomers have had since Oct of 2020 to get up to date.
October 21,2020- Karolina led us in a leaf printing class held at the Community House on Lois Lane in Barrington. We had 7 members in attendance, wearing masks and social distancing. Different ferns, feathers collected and different papers, notecards to print on were used. Great time, thank you Karolina. We held a short meeting before doing the leaf prints. Officers changed and were voted on and we discussed upcoming events. Changes to officers are; Margery Sheppard- President, Lydia Cupp- vice president, JoAnn Pearson- treasurer, Cindi Harrington- secretary.
November 21,2020- Bloomers met at JoAnn Pearson's for wreath making. Everyone brought their own wreath rings and ribbons and shared different greens, berries, grasses and dried plants to decorate with. There were 11 happy wreath makers including JoAnns family. Picture is on our web page
December 12,2020- Holiday Yankee Swap/cookie exchange held in the rec center parking lot. 9 members attended and the weather held out for us. We also donated to the Food Pantry with personal care items from each member. The director was there and took the items and was very pleased. Even wrote us a beautiful thank you note we received later. There were no cut-throat exchanges during the Yankee Swap so everyone was pleased with their picks. The cookie swap had some fabulous cookies bagged and ready to exchange. Great fun and I think it was a very creative idea with the covid situation to hold it in the trunks of our cars outside.
Jan 20.2021- Held a zoom meeting. Discussion of up coming projects including paint projects, pop-up garden tours starting in the months of April/May through Sept/Oct.
February 17,2021- Zoom meeting, 7 members Maureen Sawicki and Karen Towne did a discussion about the use of the library, and was looking for feedback as to ideas for getting people involved in all the things the library does for Barrington and its residents. List of some mentioned; notary, community center, tech support help with Covid issues, tax help, meetings, classes plus so much more.
March 17,2021- Zoom meeting, 5 members in attendance. TinyTileMosiacs.com worked on by those that had purchased ahead of the class. Items discussed date for "Books in Bloom" now will be held in August or Sept, more info to come.
Dates/events to come
Alfalfa Seed growing kits are available compliments of the Barrington Bloomers for the Make and Take at the library.
April 17 spring garden cleanup, 9 to noon
April 21 Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 zoom demo with Meg Herndon on starting annuals and spices from seed. pre-order her kits from mherndon.com Kits can be picked up at Margery's, 97 Birch Lane, Barrington the week of April 12th. If need assistance contact: Margery at Oddjobsmom@gmail.com
April/May pop up garden tours. Show us your beautiful gardens in the spring time
May23 Sunday at 3pm meet at Liz Riordan's Lilac Garden, 64 Brown Rd, Hampton Falls, 100 lilac varieties.
More will be posted on a 2021 calendar update coming soon
Thanks to all our Bloomers Cindi Harrington