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Calendar of Events 




*October 18, 2017—Meet at

10 a.m. at the Missouri Botanical

Garden, Ridgway Center, to tour

the Japanese Garden. The

emphasis of the tour will be the

special features of the garden,

as well as the important plants

and their meanings. Lunch

(off the menu) and a brief business meeting will be at the Sassafras Café following the tour.

November 8, 2017—Ikebana International member Debbie Killmer will present a demonstration of the  

                                             Ohara School of Ikebana.                                                 Participants should bring                                                 flat, shallow containers,                                                   kenzan and their usual                                                     arranging supplies. Floral                                               material will be supplied.




December 11, 2017—A joint holiday lunch with members of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society. Attendees will do an arrangement of their

choice, either a Morimono

arrangement (an arrangement

featuring fruits and/or

vegetables (as seen at right) or a

traditional holiday arrangement.


*January 17, 2018—New Year’s Lunch and fundraising auction, 11 a.m. at Fin Japanese Cusine, 1682 Clarkson Road,  Chesterfield, MO 63017. For a                                             look at their menu, visit                                          Bring your                                             most “unloved” books,                                                     containers and supplies to                                               find them a new home with                                             friends who will love them.


Note: The following programs and events are currently scheduled for members and guests. Members should check their detailed program schedule for additional information, and watch each month for any changes in time or location. Changes will be communicated as reservations are taken for each event


All meeting except for those marked with an asterisk will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 830 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will begin at 10 a.m.

February 21, 2018—Color in Black, a hands-on workshop using alstroemeria and a black container. Participants should purchase and bring one bunch of alstroemeria,

any color, any branches or

leaves you want to add,  and a

black container appropriate

for the style you wish to make,

and your usual arranging



March 21, 2018—Learning about Tai Chi from Kelly Smith, who will demonstrate moves and explain the discipline. Members should wear comfortable shoes and clothing that allows easy movement.


                                     April 18, 2018—Food from                                           the flower garden. Nancy

                                      Wadell will present Thyme

                                      in the  Garden, a program                                           about  edible flowers and



May 5, 2018—(Note: May 5 is a Saturday) Our chapter will hold a special meeting and exhibition for Children’s Day. Children and grandchildren of members, children of the Community of Christ Church members and friends will be invited to attend.


June 20, 2018—Leaf manipulation

workshop. Kim Peterson will lead

the session, showing how leaves

can be manipulated to enhance

Ikebana arrangements and add

interest to them. Lunch will be a

Cooperation Salad, with each

member providing one ingredient.

Note: Our Chapter does not meet in July or August.


September 1-3, 2018—Japanese Festival, Missouri Botanical Garden. All members to participate.

Photo courtesy of

Missouri Botanical Garden.

Photo courtesy of

Ikebana International

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