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February 2020

February Club Meeting

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Chandler’s, 401 N Roselle
Schaumburg, IL 60194
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Program:    A presentation on Water Garden and Shoreline Plants that can be used in the northern Illinois water garden. It will also include how to make rock flower pots that allow flowering aquatic plants to take nutrients out of the water to compete with algae. The speaker is Jeff Rugg who will be familiar to long time MPKS members. He has taught hands on pond building classes in more than 20 states. His articles and photographs on water gardening…

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March 2020

MPKS Club Table

March 14 - March 15
Wannemakers, 1940 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Wannemakers has invited MPKS to participate in their 2020 spring show. In order for MPKS to have a club table at this event, we will need volunteers to staff the club table. The date of the Wannemakers spring show is Saturday March 14th and Sunday March 15th. The time slots for both Saturday and Sunday are 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Wannemakers Home and Garden Center is located at 1940 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove…

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March Club Meeting

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Home Run Inn Pizza, 7521 Lemont Rd
Darien, IL 60561 United States
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Program:     A Master of Bonsai will share his experiences as well as display a few of his trees. He will also design another as he speaks. 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 17, 2020 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email charlene@mpks.org. The dinner cost is $24.00 per person which includes tax, tip,…

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April 2020

April Club Meeting

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bohemian Crystal, 639 N Blackhawk Dr
Westmont , IL United States
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Program:   Water Quality in Your Pond.  What tests do you really need? Location:  The Bohemian Crystal, 639 N Blackhawk Dr, Westmont IL (630) 789-1981 Dinner:  To be Announced. Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email charlene@comcast.net. The dinner cost is $22.00 per person which includes tax, tip, and room fee.  Dinner starts at 7:00PM.  Meeting starts at 8:00PM. Directions:  The restaurant is located on Blackhawk Drive, one…

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May 2020

May Club Meeting

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Chandler’s, 401 N Roselle
Schaumburg, IL 60194
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Program:  To Be Announced. Location:  Chandler's Restaurant, 401 N Roselle, Schaumburg IL. Dinner:   To be Announced. Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email charlene@mpks.org The dinner cost is $26.00 per person which includes the room fee, tax, and tip.  Dinner starts at 7:00PM. Meeting starts at 8:00PM. Directions:   Major crossroads are Roselle and Higgins. Chandler's is located in the Schaumburg Country Club. The meeting will be…

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MPKS Tosai Auction

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With the weather starting to warm up, we look forward to the MPKS Tosai Auction. The club holds this event to allow MPKS members to purchase a high quality koi fish at a better price.   The auction has about 60-70 fish and the starting price averages $20. This year the tosai koi will be supplied by Myron and Ellen Kloubec of Kloubec Koi Farm in Amana Iowa. There will be a nice selection of koi fish including long fin…

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June 2020

June Club Meeting

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
IL United States

Program:   To be Announced. Location:  To be Announced. Dinner:   To be Announced. Please RSVP for the meeting by  Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email charlene@mpks.org Directions:

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July 2020

July Club Meeting

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
White Fence Farm, 1376 Joliet Road
Romeoville, IL United States
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Program:     Incredible Bats. 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 14, 2020 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email ccebulski@comcast.net The dinner cost is $24.00 per person which includes tax, tip, and room fee. Late reservations cannot be guaranteed.  Dinner starts at 7:00 PM.  Meeting starts…

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South Region Pond Tour

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A self guided tour of the Midwest Pond & Koi Society South Region 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. View Garden and Pond Tour in the events section for towns in this area and where to purchase a map. Saturday, July 18 South - Clarendon Hills, Willowbrook, Western Springs, Evergreen Park, Dolton, Orland Park, Shorewood, Chesterton IN, Schererville IN.

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North / Northwest Region Pond Tour

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A self guided tour of the Midwest Pond & Koi Society North / Northwest Region 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. View Garden and Pond Tour in the events section for towns in this area and where to purchase a map. Sunday, July 19 North/Northwest -  Waukegan, Winnetka, Chicago, Glenview, Prospect Heights, Kildeer, Arlington Heights,  Roselle, Carol Stream, Streamwood

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Central Region Pond Tour

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A self guided tour of the Midwest Pond & Koi Society Central Region 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. View Garden and Pond Tour in the events section for towns in this area and where to purchase a map. Saturday, July 25 Central – Lombard,  River Forest,  Riverside, North Riverside, Brookfield

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Southwest / West Region Pond Tour

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A self guided tour of the Midwest Pond & Koi Society Southwest / West Region 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. View Garden and Pond Tour in the events section for towns in this area and where to purchase a map. Sunday, July 26 Southwest/West – Lisle, Downers Grove, Wheaton, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Elburn, Batavia.

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August 2020

Kloubec Koi Farm Road Trip

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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 8th. The agenda for the day follows: Saturday: Check in at Noon, farm tour, koi purchasing, and mud-pond grow out opportunity. Saturday evening join us for dinner at the Kloubec farm.  The dinner menu to be announced. The dinner cost is $25. BYOB. Sunday: A 9:00 AM brunch at the Cedar Ridge Winery, 1441 Marak Rd NW,…

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August Club Meeting

August 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Klehm Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 2715 S Main Str
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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$10

Program:     A tour of the Klehm Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Location: Klehm Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 2715 S Main Street, Rockford IL. This event is on Saturday and not Friday evening.  We will meet at the Garden at 9:30 AM. Our tour will begin at 10:00 AM. The cost of this event is to be announced. Please RSVP to Charlene at Charlene@mpks.org or call the MPKS voicemail (312) 409-2081. Please RSVP with your name and the number of…

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MPKS Club Picnic August 30th

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Andrew Toman Grove, W. 27th and Desplaines Ave
Riverside, IL 60546 United States
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The club picnic is planned for Sunday, August 30th at Andrew Toman Grove, W. 27th & Des Plaines Avenue, Riverside.  The picnic site entrance is on Des Plaines and the park is open from dawn to dusk with a pavilion and picnic tables.  The park is great for 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 side dishes, desserts, or any other…

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September 2020

September Club Meeting

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chandler’s, 401 N Roselle
Schaumburg, IL 60194
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Program:  Special Recognition of Pond Tour Participants. Location:  Chandler's Restaurant, 401 N Roselle, Schaumburg IL. Dinner:   To be Announced. Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday, September  15, 2020 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email charlene@mpks.org The dinner cost is $26.00 per person which includes the room fee, tax, and tip.  Dinner starts at 7:00PM. Meeting starts at 8:00PM. Directions:   Major crossroads are Roselle and Higgins. Chandler's is located in the Schaumburg Country Club. The…

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October 2020

October Club Meeting

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Home Run Inn Pizza, 7521 Lemont Rd
Darien, Ill
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Program:     To be Announced 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, October 13, 2020 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email charlene@mpks.org. The dinner cost is $24.00 per person which includes tax, tip, and room fee.  Dinner starts at 7:00PM.  Meeting starts at 8:00PM. Directions:  The restaurant is located in the strip mall, on the…

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