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March 2018

March Club Meeting

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Home Run Inn Pizza, 7521 Lemont Rd
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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Program:     Lawn and Garden Weeds. Learn the key characteristics of 22 common lawn and garden weed species found in Illinois.  Proper weed ID is essential in order to achieve effective weed management. Presented by Richard Hentschel, Horticulture Educator.   Location: Home Run Inn Pizza, 7521 Lemont Rd, Darien IL 60561   Dinner:   Pizza, appetizers, salads, and dessert with soft drinks.   Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt…

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Chicago Flower Show, tour behind the scenes

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The theme of the Chicago Flower and Garden show this year "FLOWERTALES: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell" will spotlight all that is wonderful about Chicago’s unique neighborhoods and urban green spaces. The show runs from March 14th through March 18th at Navy Pier. The theme this year will feature blooming perennials, annuals, and trees with water features. MPKS members have an opportunity on Saturday March 17th for a behind the scenes tour of the Chicago Flower Show. The…

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April 2018

April Club Meeting

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Program:     Mike White of White Water Filters will discuss the benefits of a properly designed bog versus the nightmare of a poorly designed bog. Location:  Albertos in the Holiday Inn & Suites, 150 S. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, Il 60188 Dinner:   Tossed Salad, Chicken Marsala, Italian Sausage and Peppers, Seasonal Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, and desserts with coffee, tea, and soda Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1)…

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May 2018

May Club Meeting

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bohemian Crystal, 639 N Blackhawk Dr
Westmont , IL United States
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Program:  Jill Lenihan a beekeeper of 8 years and secretary of the Lake County Beekeepers Association will speak on bee keeping, the components of a bee hive, and the correlation of ponding and beekeeping. Location: The Bohemian Crystal, 639 N Blackhawk Dr, Westmont IL (630) 789-1981 Dinner:   Beef noodle soup, breaded pork tenderloin, stuffed cabbage, smoked butt, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, sweet sour cabbage, dumplings, fresh vegetable of day, homemade bread and rolls, and mixed desserts with coffee. Please make dinner reservations…

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MPKS Tosai Auction

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

More details will be coming.

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June 2018

MPKS Koi & Goldfish Auction

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lyonsville Congregational Church, 6871 Joliet Road
Indian Head Park, IL 60525 United States
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MPKS Koi & Goldfish Auction at Lyonsville Church, Indian Head Park IL

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June Club Meeting

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Program:     BodySmart Gardening. The effects of gardening on our bodies can make it more of a chore than a pleasure. This lesson will help one garden "smartly" with emphasis on approved methods to reduce stress and strain on the body.  Learn some clever tips and tricks to help you safely, comfortably and efficiently complete your garden tasks. Location:  Albertos in the Holiday Inn & Suites, 150 S. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, Il 60188 Dinner:   Tossed Salad, Roast Beef, Homestyle Meatloaf,…

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Koi Show & Tradeshow at The Max, McCook IL

June 22 - June 24
The Max, 4750 Vernon Ave.
McCook, IL 60525 United States
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Koi Show & Tradeshow at The Max, McCook IL

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July 2018

July Club Meeting

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
White Fence Farm, 1376 Joliet Road
Romeoville, IL United States
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Program:   Our travels to buy fish from breeder to breeder in Hiroshima and Niigata in 2016 and 2017 presented by Bill Doyle. Dinner: Farm Chicken OR Fried Shrimp served with baked potato, bean salad, cole slaw, cottage cheese, pickled beets, corn fritters, and ice cream for dessert with coffee. Please make your dinner reservations by Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email ccebulski@comcast.net The dinner cost is $23.00 per person.…

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Pond Tour Central Zone

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For each region, there is a map(s) indicating all the participants in the region. Following the region map(s) is a descriptive narrative of each garden and pond. This includes the address and a description of the garden and pond, along with directions on how to get to the address. The garden and pond tour maps are available for purchase at the vendors listed on the MPKS website. The cost is $15.00 per family and allows you to tour all four…

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Pond Tour Southwest/West Zone

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For each region, there is a map(s) indicating all the participants in the region. Following the region map(s) is a descriptive narrative of each garden and pond. This includes the address and a description of the garden and pond, along with directions on how to get to the address. The garden and pond tour maps are available for purchase at the vendors listed on the MPKS website. The cost is $15.00 per family and allows you to tour all four…

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Pond Tour South Zone

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For each region, there is a map(s) indicating all the participants in the region. Following the region map(s) is a descriptive narrative of each garden and pond. This includes the address and a description of the garden and pond, along with directions on how to get to the address. The garden and pond tour maps are available for purchase at the vendors listed on the MPKS website. The cost is $15.00 per family and allows you to tour all four…

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Pond Tour North/Northwest Zone

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For each region, there is a map(s) indicating all the participants in the region. Following the region map(s) is a descriptive narrative of each garden and pond. This includes the address and a description of the garden and pond, along with directions on how to get to the address. The garden and pond tour maps are available for purchase at the vendors listed on the MPKS website. The cost is $15.00 per family and allows you to tour all four…

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August 2018

Road trip to Kloubec Koi Farm

August 11
Kloubek Koi farm, 1375 Baxter Ave NW
Amana, IA 52203 United States
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Road Trip to Kloubec Koi Farm Myron and Ellen Kloubec have extended an invitation to MPKS to visit their facility on Saturday August 11th. Saturday: Check in at Noon (no lunch), farm tour, koi purchasing and mud-pond grow out opportunity. Hope you can join us!  

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August Club Meeting

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Gardens at Ball, 622 Town Rd
West Chicago, Illinois 60185
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Program:     A tour of The Gardens at Ball. A local outing on Saturday morning to a beautiful garden with thousands of flowers and plant species. The gardens include new and future plants including water plants.

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MPKS Club Picnic at Andrew Toman Grove in Riverside IL

August 26
Andrew Toman Grove, W. 27th and Desplaines Ave
Riverside, IL 60546 United States
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Our picnic is planned for Sunday, August 26th at Andrew Toman Grove, W. 27th & Des Plaines Avenue, Riverside. Our picnic site entrance is on Des Plaines. The park is open from dawn to dusk and the property has a pavilion with picnic tables. We have a nice piece of park reserved, to accommodate games, or just relaxing with friends. Feel free to bring yard games. Coolers are welcome! This year we are grilling assorted sausages and we ask for…

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September 2018

September Club Meeting

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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October 2018

October Club Meeting

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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December 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Clara’s, 6550 Route 53
Woodridge, IL United States
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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner The Midwest Pond and Koi Society is hosting the 22nd  Annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm. This dinner is to honor our club members who volunteered a minimum of 8 hours during the 2018 season or participated in the MPKS Pond Tour.  

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