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Ocean State Orchid Society Event Calendar 2016

A yearly calendar of our meetings, events and various society orchid shows in and around New England.

October Meeting

October 8, 2016
1:00 pm

Native Orchids of New England and Southern Canada

Speaker: George Newman
Topic: Native Orchids

Discover our wild, native orchid species. George Newman has spent 65 years searching for and photographing wild orchids in New England and Southern Canada.

There will be a Grow and Show table.

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ's)

PUBLIC WELCOME!

Directions

 

September 10, 2016
1:00 pm

Jim Marlow - My Favorite Orchids

Jim Marlow, orchid grower and owner of Marlow's Orchids in Scottsville, New York, will present “My Favorite Orchids.”

Marlow's Orchids is one of just a few commercial greenhouses in New York state that are open to the public. On his website, Jim describes himself as a “collections grower, growing and sourcing unique specimens for both the beginner and most seasoned orchid collectors.”

Jim will bring plants for sale.

There will be a Grow and Show table.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ's)

Directions

 

June 11, 2016
1:00 pm

End-of-year luncheon party

Topics: Great food, good company, and a chance to bid a final farewell to Bill Steinhart, who is moving to New Mexico

Please note that there will be no meetings in July and August

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ's)

Directions

May 14, 2016
1:00 pm

Time to plan your orchids' summer vacation!

Topic: Getting your orchids ready for a summer outdoors

Orchids love spending the summer outside. With a little planning and some protection, they can enjoy the warm weather as much as we do! Members will share their ideas and experiences with moving their collections outside. Things to consider include potting, light, air circulation and protection from insect
and animal pests.

Please bring in any plant you have re-potting questions about.
There will also be a “Grow and Show” table and a raffle.

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Centre of NE Mall, next to BJ's)

Directions

ADMISSION FREE!
PUBLIC WELCOME!

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April 9th, 2016 Saturday

A Very Special Opportunity!

One of our members is moving out of state, and we will be auctioning his extensive collection of orchids. These plants are truly exceptional, and many of them have won prestigious awards. If you are interested in acquiring – or even just admiring -  beautiful and unusual orchids, this an opportunity not to be missed. All payments must be made by cash or check.  No credit cards.

There will be a Grow and Show table filled with members' orchids, and members will be happy to answer your orchid questions.

Refreshments will be served and admission is free and open to the public.

North Kingstown Comm. Center
30 Beach Street, Wickford, RI 

Preview time 9:30 AM - Auction 10:00-12:30

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March 12, 2016
1:00 p.m.

Lady of the Night

Speaker: Joanna K. Eckstrom
Topic: Lady of the Night - Brassavola nodosa and its hybrids

An AOS-accredited judge and member of all of the New England orchid societies, Joanna has been growing orchids for 27 years and is a recipient of the Orchid Digest Diamond Award of Excellence.

Grow & Show Table

Public Invited!

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Next to BJ’s, Centre of NE Mall)

Directions

 

February 13, 2016
1:00 p.m.

Showtime!

Have you ever wondered what goes into preparing an orchid show display? Kathy Dunstan and members of the orchid show set-up team will be discussing and demonstrating what is involved in preparing and setting up a show display. Topics will include: plant prep., taking the mystery out of showing, how to get your plants ready for the judges, what judges are looking for, as well as beauty versus substance in show judging. Using plants from the 'Grow and Show' table, the team will also put together a formal table display, and explain the hows and whys of plant placement.

Gorw & Show Table

Public Invited!

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Next to BJ’s, Centre of NE Mall)

Directions

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January 9, 2016
1:00 pm

Annual Meeting
&
Silent Auction

More than 40 orchids donated by our members, many species.

Funds raised will benefit the guest speaker fund.

Public Invited!

La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry
4 Universal Boulevard
Coventry, RI 02816
(Next to BJ’s, Centre of NE Mall)

Directions

(Subject to change)



The Ocean State Orchid Society's exhibit at the Cape & Island Orchid Show 2013.

Grow & show table at the July meeting/summer celebration. BELOW: Photos from our 2015 & 2010 auctions.

Decisions, decisions, 2015 OSOS Silent Auction.

Auction bidding at the 2015 OSOS Silent Auction.

Over 50 orchids at the 2015 OSOS Silent Auction.

Orchids for auction clearly labeled for quick, easy bidding.

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