Monthly Meetings

Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Speaker presentations start at 7:00 p.m.

Guests are always welcome!
Meeting are held at the Rolling Meadows Senior Center,
3705 Pheasant Dr., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Wednesday February 8, 2023

Exploring the Rainforest

Rainforests are our planet’s oldest living ecosystem–incredibly diverse and important to our well-being, even survival. They are home to more than half of the world’s animal and plant species, covering just 6% of the earth’s surface. James Rowan takes us on a journey deep into the rainforests, introducing poison dart frogs, unusual insects and the most colorful butterflies.

​Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Headstones & History

Since prehistoric times, mankind has used some type of headstone as a
marker for agrave. The oldest cemetery in America is a small colonial cemetery in Duxbury, MA, where many Mayflower pilgrims are buried. Carvings on headstones, although barely visible, can survive a long time and still tell a story. Arlington National Cemetery, Graceland in Chicago, and cemeteries in New Orleans are famous and visited by millions of people. Enjoy this interesting, unusual topic, presented by Laurel Mellien.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Composting 101

According to the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), “recycling food and other organic waste into compost provides a range of environmental benefits, including soil health, reducing green house emissions, recycling nutrients and mitigating the impact of droughts." Discover how to turn kitchen food scraps, leaves and grass clippings into perfect soil and reduce waste at the same time. Presented by RMGC members Becky Booth and Jennifer Karls.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
No Speaker – Plant Sale Planning

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
By the Light of the Moon – An Evening Garden

Plants, flowers, garden, daylight, sun T- for a lot of gardeners this combination is the most logical one to enjoy spring and especially summer. Not quite true! There is something magical, almost mysterious, about evening gardens when the moon shines a soft light on flower beds, making the plants glow. Heather Prince explains garden design and types of plants suited best to dusk and beyond.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Vertical Gardening

Using structures like trellises, panels or poles has been part of gardening for a long
time but lately has gained new popularity. Vertical gardening uses much less space and also helps the environment when we think beyond the traditional trellis and create living walls or green facades for tall buildings. Welcome back Kim Hartman and thanks for introducing new ideas and ways to go up!

Wednesday, August 09, 2023
Annual Picnic

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
To Be Announced

Wednesday, October 10, 2023
To Be Announced

Wednesday, November 08, 2023
To Be Announced

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Annual Holiday Party

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