Dear President’s Circle Member,
Read Sophia's letter on Wonderland Expressóa magical experience that is now a cherished traditionóand on the winter issue of Keep Growing, which will explore the ways in which the Garden's reach and impact are expanding nationally and internationally.
Guild and Presidentís Circle Wonderland Express Preview Celebration
Tuesday, November 22
4:30 to 7 p.m.
Donít miss the annual Wonderland Express Preview Celebration. Brighter and more festive than ever, this special evening features fun for the whole family, as well as a preview of Wonderland Express before it opens to the public! Enjoy candy-cane making demonstrations, beeswax candle rolling, hot cocoa mix making, picture frame decorating, dinner buffet, and more! The Preview Celebration is generously supported by Bartlett Tree Experts.
Click here to register for this event, or call (847) 835-6925.
HallowFest A Garden of Good…and Evil
October 21 to 23
Friday and Saturday: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween in style! Donít miss HallowFest this coming weekend. Discounted members-only tickets are on sale online and in the Visitor Center and cost $14 for members ($16 for nonmembers). Children ages 2 and under are free.
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Presidentís Circle Priority
Registration for Camp CBG
Presidentís Circle members are invited to take advantage of priority registration for Camp CBG programs in 2012. Registration opens to the public on December 5.
Please call the Presidentís Circle hotline at (847) 835-6925 for more information.
Upcoming Garden Events
Fine Art of Fiber Show and Sale
Preview Evening, Thursday, November 3
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Friday Ė Sunday, November 4 Ė 6
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The areaís oldest and largest fiber art event returns! Stunning quilts, knitted artwear, woven wonders, and lovely beadwork are among the abundant handcrafted items on view and for sale during the Fine Art of Fiberís annual show and sale, held in the Regenstein Center.
Please click on each of the photos above for information on these fun ways to enjoy the Garden.
I encourage you to watch this video narrated by Jim Steffen, the Gardenís ecologist who is also our staff expert on birds that live at the Garden year-round or migrate through in the spring and fall. The number of wading birds that have visited the recently restored Barbara Brown Nature Reserve, which officially opened earlier this year, delights everyone who worked on this rewarding project. Please join me in thanking Barbara and Roger Brown for the generous support that made this beautiful sanctuary available to all of the Gardenís visitors!
President & CEO
Chicago Botanic Garden