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March 2018

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March 21, 2018 @ 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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June 2018

Summer Gala Dinner

June 23, 2018 @ 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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March 2019

Chicago Flower and Garden Show Tour

March 23, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Navy Pier

Chicago Flower and Garden Show Tour  The theme of the Chicago Flower and Garden show this year “Flowertales – the story grows on”. The show runs from March 21st through March 24th at Navy Pier. MPKS members have an opportunity on Saturday March 23rd for a behind the scenes tour of the Chicago Flower Show. The tour starts at 9:00 AM before the show is open to the public. A tour guide walks us through the exhibits explaining their highlights…

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September 2019

September Club Meeting

September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Home Run Inn Pizza, 7521 Lemont Rd
Darien, Ill
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Program:   Don’t Use the Worst First:  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for the Home Gardener Learn environmentally friendly pest management techniques and receive advice on the safe use of pesticides in the garden. 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 17, 2019 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email charlene@mpks.org. The dinner cost is $23.00 per…

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October 2019

October Club Meeting

October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bohemian Crystal, 639 N Blackhawk Dr
Westmont , IL United States
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Program:    An open discussion on Winter and Ponds. Elections will be held at this meeting. Location:  The Bohemian Crystal, 639 N Blackhawk Dr, Westmont IL (630) 789-1981 Dinner:   Beef noodle soup, breaded pork tenderloin, polish sausage, 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 by Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email…

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December 2019

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

December 8, 2019 @ 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 23rd  Annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm. This dinner is to honor our club members who volunteered a minimum of 8 hours during the 2019 season or participated in the MPKS Pond Tour.  

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January 2020

First Meeting of 2020 – January 17th

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bohemian Crystal

Program:  What filters actually do for your water presented by Myron and Ellen Kloubec of Kloubec Koi Farm.  Location:  The Bohemian Crystal, 639 N Blackhawk Dr, Westmont IL (630) 789-1981 Optional Dinner: Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email charlene@mpks.org 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…

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February 2020

Annual Bowling Event February 1st

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Eden Lanes, 10159 W Cermak Rd
Westchester, IL United States
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All MPKS members and their families are invited to participate in our Annual Bowling Event. This event will be held Saturday evening, February 1st at Eden Lanes, 10159 W Cermak Rd, Westchester IL.  Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. After dinner, there will be 3 games of bowling. Bowling shoes are included in case you need them. The cost for this event is $27.00 per person. If you don't want to bowl, join us for dinner only for a…

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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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Due to the Coronavirus and closing of all restaurants, the March meeting is cancelled.   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…

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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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The April dinner meeting is cancelled due to the "Stay Home" mandate and restaurants not being open. The topic will be rescheduled. 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…

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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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Due to stay-at-home restrictions, the May 15th meeting is cancelled.   Program: Location:  Chandler's Restaurant, 401 N Roselle, Schaumburg IL. Dinner: 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…

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MPKS Tosai Auction

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

Due to social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions, this event is cancelled.   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.…

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June 2020

June Club Meeting

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

Program:   This meeting has been cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions. Location: Home Run Inn Pizza, 7521 Lemont Rd, Darien IL 60561 Dinner:   Pizza, appetizers, salads, and dessert with soft drinks. 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 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…

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July 2020

July Club Meeting

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
White Water Filters, 23 N Water Street
Batavia, IL United States
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Program:     Incredible Bats seeks to dispel the myths and fears of bats and other creatures you may encounter in your neighborhood and in the wild.  We will present compelling evidence why bats are vital to our ecosystems around the world as well as the many benefits we humans get from bats doing what they normally do! Location:  White Water Filters, 23 N Water Street,  Batavia IL Details of Meeting:  The meeting will be held outside of Mike’s store and…

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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, Burr Ridge, 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,  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,  Berwyn, 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, Carol Stream, 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

This event has been cancelled due to Covid-19.      

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August Club Meeting

August 22 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 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 $10. There is also 2 ponds in the Rockford area we will be able to visit. Please RSVP to Charlene at Charlene@mpks.org or call the…

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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 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
White Water Filters, 23 N Water Street
Batavia, IL United States
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This is the last meeting of 2020. Program:  Preparing for Fall and Winter Location:  White Water Filters, 23 N Water Str, Batavia IL Details of Meeting:  The meeting will be held Saturday Sept 19th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  The meeting will be held outside of Mike’s store. Bring your own chair. No chairs will be provided. Bring your own bottle of water. Raffle at this meeting. Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by calling the Club’s voice…

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October 2020

October Club Meeting

October 16 @ 7:00 pm

The October 16th meeting is cancelled due to the Corona Virus.

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