Meetings/Events

Mother Lode Rose Society has a year full of rosy programs and events planned for 2017.  Here’s quick reference list.  For more detailed info see Programs   (Use drop-down menu  under Programs for each month or click titles below.)

MLRS logoWe meet at Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson CA unless otherwise noted.  Monthly meetings feature a speaker on a variety of rose related topics is at 1:30 PM, raffle, and during season when roses in bloom a Little Rose Show.  All are welcome.  Special events (field trips, rose auction, rose show, etc) are held throughout the year – see date/times for details.


Jan 3 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting.  “Favorite Roses of the Mother Lode” by Chrisie Common, Hilde Langlet, Penny Dominici, Elsina Dean, Barbara Fletcher and Michael Daugherty.

Jan 28 from 10 AM – 12noon.  Special Event.  “Annual Pruning of the Senior Center Rose Garden.”  Bring gloves and shears for hands-on demo.  Weather permitting.  Rain date Feb 4.

Feb 3 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting.  “Prune-ology 101” by Patrick Marshall, Elsina Dean, Barbara Fletcher, and Beverly Rose Hopper.

Feb 25 at 10 AM – Special Event.  Annual Rose Auction & Fundraiser.

Mar 7 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Hit Me with Your Best Shot – Garden Photography” by Ellie Longanecker

Apr 4 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting.  “World Peace Rose Garden” by T.J. David

Apr 15 – Special Event – Field Trip to University Park World Peace Rose Garden in Stockton.

May 2 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Rose Propagation” by Kim Rupert

May 18 tentative – Special Event.  Field Trip and picnic to Rosemary’s Roses in Columbia

Jun 6 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Plymouth Pioneer Cemetery Heritage Roses” by Beverly Rose Hopper

Jul 11 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Member Round-table” (note date due to 4th of July holiday)

Aug 1 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Organic Gardening” by Steve Zien

Sep 5 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Getting Ready for the Show” by Rosemary Sawyer

Sep 30 & Oct 1 – Special Event.  Annual Rose Festival and Show.

Oct 3 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Bulbs in the Garden” by Bill Welch, the Bulb Baron

Nov 7 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting.  “Keeping Rose Societies Relevant in a Social Media Age” by Chris VanCleave, the Redneck Rosarian.

Dec date and time tba – Christmas Party and Installation of Officers



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