Minnesota Dahlia Society Calendar

General Meetings are held at the Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 7045 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis.
Enter at the East entrance on Augsburg Ave.
Join us for a potluck meal at 6:15 PM; bring a dish to share and your tableware. Meal is followed by a brief business meeting and an educational presentation. Non-members are welcome.

2014


  • Saturday, Feb 1st, 9:30 to Noon
    MDS Judges Quarterly Meeting

    Open to all club members that might be interested--not just judges. This meeting we will be evaluating our Trial Garden judging and reviewing the entries that will be new 2014 introductions on the market.
    Southdale Library, Ethel Berry room at 7001 York Ave S., Edina, MN

  • Wednesday, Feb 5th, 6:30 p.m.
    MDS Board Meeting

    Culver's on Nicollet, Bloomington, MN

  • Monday, Feb 10th, 6:15 p.m.
    General Meeting & Potluck Dinner

    Education: TBA
    Menu: Foods You Love (Valentine's Day)

  • Wednesday, March 5th, 6:30 p.m.
    MDS Board Meeting

    Culver's on Nicollet, Bloomington, MN

  • Monday, March 10th, 6:15 p.m.
    General Meeting & Potluck Dinner

    Education: Luck of the Dirt. Getting Your Green On.
    Menu: Go Green (St. Patrick's Day)

  • Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:30 p.m.
    MDS Board Meeting

    Culver's on Nicollet, Bloomington, MN

  • Saturday, April 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Tuber Bagging Party

    Location: Hopkins Library, 22 11th Ave N, Hopkins, MN

  • Sunday, April 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    MDS Annual Tuber Sale

    Location: Bachman's, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
    Polyhouse Greenhouse
    Setup helpers enter through the rear employee's entrance at 8:00 a.m.

  • Saturday, April 26th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Quarterly Judges' Meeting

    Location: North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
    Your assistance with set-up and goodies is much appreciated and allows us to start our meeting promptly at 10:00. Our main topic will be the study of the new Orchette (OT) form and familiarizing ourselves with the fine points of judging this new class (9401-9415). We will also review the other classification changes for 2014. In preparation for our upcoming shows we will include some discussion time for judges' input/recommendations regarding any show schedule and procedural improvements we can pass on to the Show Committee.

  • Wednesday, May 7th, 6:30 p.m.
    MDS Board Meeting

    Location: TBD

  • Monday, May 12th, 6:15 p.m.
    General Meeting & Potluck Dinner

    Education: Growing Basics and More
    Menu: Spring Salads, Mom's the Word

  • Wednesday, June 4th, 6:30 p.m.
    MDS Board Meeting

    Culver's on Nicollet, Bloomington, MN

  • Sunday, June 22nd, 10:00 a.m.
    Picnic at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

    10:00 a.m. Team 3 Work Party; Picnic will start around Noon.
    Location: North Shelter Picnic Area by the Iris Beds.
    Bring a potluck dish to share and your tableware. Drinks will be provided.
    This is an opportunity for members to visit the trial garden, ask questions and assist with garden maintenance.

  • Thursday, July 17th, 6:30 p.m.
    MDS Board Meeting

    Location: Ikea Cafeteria in Bloomington

  • Thursday, August 9th, 9:30 a.m.
    MDS Board Meeting

    Location: Granite City Restaurant in St. Louis Park.

  • Sunday, August 24th, 1:30 p.m.
    Garden Tour and Potluck Picnic

    Click HERE for more information.

  • Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, August 31 - Monday, September 1
    Minnesota State Fair Dahlia Show

    Click HERE for more information and to download a copy of the show schedule.

  • Saturday, September 20th - Sunday, September 21st
    The Late Season Show

    Location: Bachman's on Lyndale. "Set up" starting on Friday the 19th at noon, till 8:00 PM.
    Click HERE for more information and to download a copy of the show schedule.

  • Saturday, Sept 20th, 1:00 p.m.
    MDS Board Meeting

    Location: Bachman's

  • Thursday, Oct 9th, 6:30 p.m.
    MDS Board Meeting

    Location: TBD

  • Monday, Oct 13th, 6:15 p.m.
    General Meeting & Potluck Dinner

    Education: Storing Dahlias for the Winter

  • Thursday, Nov 6th, 6:30 p.m.
    MDS Board Meeting

    Location: TBD

  • Sunday, Nov 9th
    Awards Banquet

    Location: TBD

  • Thursday, Dec 4th, 6:30 p.m.
    MDS Board Meeting

    Location: TBD

  • Monday, Dec 8th, 6:15 p.m.
    General Meeting & Christmas Party

    Food, fun, and the year in review.

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