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January 2018

First Meeting of 2018

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bohemian Crystal, 639 N Blackhawk Dr
Westmont , IL United States
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Program:  What's an orfe? Why might you want some in your pond? Considerations of habitat/ecology, aesthetics/entertainment, care/maintenance, benefits/caveats presented by John Norton.  Location:  The Bohemian Crystal, 639 N Blackhawk Dr, Westmont IL (630) 789-1981 Optional Dinner:   Beef noodle soup, breaded pork tenderloin, smoked butt, roast beef, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, sweet sour cabbage, dumplings, fresh vegetable of day, homemade bread and rolls, and mixed desserts with coffee. Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 by calling the Club’s voice mail…

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February 2018

February Club Meeting

February 16 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cozymels, 311 East Loop Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
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Program: A discussion on the effects of weather on ponds and fish presented by Myron and Ellen Kloubec from Kloubec fish farm.   Location: Cozymels, 311 East Loop Road, Wheaton IL (630) 871-1030   Dinner:   Fish Tacos, Chicken Enchilidas, Beef and Chicken Fajita’s, Yucatan rice and beans, with assorted desserts and coffee.   Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday, February  13, 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…

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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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March 21 @ 12:00 am

BUCA DI BEPPO 90 YORKTOWN MALL DRIVE LOMBARD, IL.  60148 COCKTAILS @ 7:00 – DINNER @ 7:30 RSVP BY JUNE 15th TO charlene@mpks.org       NAME____________________________________________ ADDRESS__________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP____________________________________ PHONE___________EMAIL___________________________ Banquet, Show Vat, & Award Sponsorship Registration Form                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ITEM                ____      FEE   __    QTY   __   TOTAL 6’ Show Tank_______$60___________________ 8’ Show Tank_______$75___________________ Banquet Ticket _____$42___________________                 Award Sponsorship___?___________________Please name Award here:______________________________________ Total Enclosed____________________                                                                                                                                                                                                                   …

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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, polish sausage, 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 @ 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 40-50 fish and the starting price averages $20. This year the tosai koi will be supplied by Kevin Pham of Genki Koi in San Jose California and Myron and Ellen Kloubec of Kloubec Koi Farm in Amana Iowa. There will…

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June 2018

MPKS Spring Auction

June 2 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lyonsville Congregational Church, 6871 Joliet Road
Indian Head Park, IL 60525 United States
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Midwest Pond & Koi Auction Spring Auction The MPKS spring koi auction will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at the Lyonsville Congregational Church.  The address is 6871 Joliet Rd, Indian Head Park, IL.  This is an opportunity for club members to sell their koi to the public. The public is welcome to purchase fish. The viewing of the fish starts at 12:30 PM and the auction will start at 1:00 PM. Credit cards and cash will be accepted for…

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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, Chicken Marsala,…

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MPKS 26th Koi Show and Trade Show

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - June 24 @ 1:00 pm
The Max, 4750 Vernon Ave.
McCook, IL 60525 United States
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26th Annual MPKS Koi and Trade Show June 22 – 24, 2018 The Max Athletic & Exposition 4750 S. Vernon Ave., McCook, IL 60525  The agenda for the weekend is: Friday - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Show Floor open to the public, Benching of fish for the Koi Show. Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Show Floor open to the public, Judging of fish for the Koi show. Sunday - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM -…

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Summer Gala Dinner

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Buca di peppo, 90 Yorktown Mall Drive
Lombard, IL 60148 United States
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Summer Gala Dinner Join us Saturday, June 23rd for our summer club dinner celebration of our ponds, our koi fish, and the Koi and Trade Show. The evening program will include a lifetime member award presentation, a short Koi Show awards presentation and an enjoyable evening of koi talk and fun. The dinner will be held at Buca Di Beppo, 90 Yorktown Mall Drive, Lombard IL. (The corner of Butterfield and Highland Ave.) The cash bar opens at 7:00 PM…

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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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Central Region Pond Tour

July 21 @ 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 21 Central – Lombard, Addison, Villa Park, River Forest, Oak Park, Riverside, North Riverside, Brookfield, Oak Brook, LaGrange

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Southwest / West Region Pond Tour

July 22 @ 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 22 Southwest/West – Lisle, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Elburn, Batavia.

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South Region Pond Tour

July 28 @ 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 28 South - Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Evergreen Park, Dolton, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Homer Glen, Mokena, Decatur IL, and Schererville IN.

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North / Northwest Region Pond Tour

July 29 @ 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 29 North/Northwest -  Chicago, Glenview, Libertyville, Kildeer, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Elgin, Roselle, Carol Stream, Streamwood and Kenosha WI.

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August 2018

Kloubec Koi Farm Road Trip

August 11 @ 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 11th. The agenda for the day follows: Saturday: Check in at Noon, farm tour, koi purchasing, and mud-pond grow out opportunity. The dinner plans for Saturday evening is a barbeque at the Kloubec farm. The menu is ribs and chicken with side dishes and starts at 7:00 PM. The dinner cost is $25.00 per person. Please BYOB…

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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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September 2018

September Club Meeting

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Home Run Inn Pizza, 7521 Lemont Rd
Darien, Ill
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Program:    How to grow giant pumpkins... if you want to grow the biggest pumpkin in the world or on your block, this seminar will teach you how to do it! Seeds will be available for planting in the 2019 season 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, Sept 18, 2018 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1)…

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October 2018

October Club Meeting

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Alberto’s, 150 S Gary Ave
Carol Stream, IL United States
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Program:     A discussion on getting your pond ready for winter. Annual elections. Location:  Albertos in the Holiday Inn & Suites, 150 S. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, Il Dinner:   Tossed Salad, Italian Sausage and Peppers, Chicken Marsala, Seasonal Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, and desserts with coffee, tea, and soda Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday, October 16, 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. Dinner starts at…

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December 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Reserve 22, 485 Winchell Way
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 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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