2020-2021 Programs & Events

We have an exciting array of flower arranging and cultural programs to enjoy this season.  Click on any of the program dates below for additional details. Remember, all workshops require advanced reservations with Martha Dykman.  In addition, if you reserve a space for any workshop and then change your mind after the deadline,  you are still responsible for payment as materials have been purchased.

If you wish to download a summary of our programs for your “gray binder”, click here and print one out for your personal use.

  • Those bringing our hospitality items are listed here.
  • If it is your turn to bring an arrangement to the meeting, your name is on this list.

Just click on any of the highlights words to be directed to the details for each event listed.  

  • Nov. 11, 2020 – Focus on Ikenobo  – We are hopeful that we can meet in person at our usual meeting location. We will be certain that we can maintain adequate social distancing for any of our meeting.   
    Stephanie English, member since 2001 and President of the Ikenobo Naples Chapter will demonstrate what makes Ikenobo different from other schools of Ikebana.  Due to social distancing concerns, there will not be a workshop following her demonstration. Handouts and information on lesson times and costs will be provided. 
    Our Ginza will be available too!  If you have some containers you wish to donate, now is the time to bring them!  Then be sure to replace it by supporting our ginza.
  • Dec. 2, 2020 – Focus on Sogetsu -Sogetsu School will be explained by Carol Brocklesby, member 2002, and Sogetsu sensei.  Other Sogetsu arrangers will share some of the school’s designs. A workshop will follow so members can try a basic design in the Sogetsu School. Handouts and information on lesson times and costs will be provided. 
  • Dec. 9, 2020-48th Anniversary Tea – (Members only please – at Karen Medford’s home).  See tea page for details.  Contact Helen Shavlik or Jessica Tesarik and let one of them know 1) if you can bring a food item, 2) if you can bring an arrangement or 3) just if you will be attending.  Car pooling is essential!

  • Jan 20, 2021 – Focus on Ohara – Ohara School will be presented by Kaoru Sweet.  The history and unique styles of the Ohara School will be explained with various arrangements to view. Handouts and a list of class schedules and cost will be provided. Members will have an opportunity to try a simple style of this school.  We don’t meet again before the exhibit.

Regardless of the program or the event,
we all enjoy our “friendships through flowers” experiences

Scroll down to see more programs for the 2020-2021 season.

  •  Feb. 5-6, 2021-Serenity in Bloomour annual exhibit with ginza.  Set up Thursday Feb. 4.  Exhibit open to public Feb. 5-6.  All important details on our website.
  • Mar. 3, 2020 – Ichiyo without a kenzan –  Guest Demonstrator, Jeanne Houlton, head of Florida Ichiyo School will be giving us a demonstration on making arrangements without using a kenzan. Jeanne has demonstrated at World and Regional Conferences as well as many Chapters throughout the United States.
    • Slate of officers for our Board of Directors to be announced by the Nominating Committee
  • Mar. 24, 2021 – Special luncheon with demonstrator xx from the Sogetsu School.  We have a new venue – The Strand.  Reservations open at our Nov. 11, 2020 meeting and not before.  Click here for a registration form  for this event.
  • Apr. 7, 2021 – Folk Art Toys of Tottori– Martha Dykman will share the cultural history of the Folk Art Toys of Tottori.
    • New Board to be installed
  • May 5, 2021 – Making your own container with different materials, a workshop will follow.
    • Newly elected Board of officers takes over