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2017 Calendar of meetings and events.




Welcome to a new year. This year our calendar will not only list events happening in our own organization, but will also list events sponsored by other midwest water garden, pond, and koi organizations.




Monday, February 20th, 6:30p
Location: Johnston Lions Club, 6401 Merle Hay Rd.
Topic: Thoughts on Winter Care
We will also enjoy a potluck of our favorite winter comfort foods.
Dinner ware will be provided.



Monday, March 20th, 7pm
Johnston Lions Club, 6401 Merle Hay Rd.
Speaker:Marge Drahaus, KHA
Topic:Algae 101




Monday, April 17th, 7pm
Johnston Lions Club, 6401 Merle Hay Rd.
Speaker: Bernd Wittneben, Owner; Bernd's Ponds, Wellsburg, IA
The Sound of Water




Saturday, April 22nd, 10am
Tour, Kloubec Koi Farm
Following the tour of the new facilities at Kloubec Koi Farm, we will meet for a late lunch at Ox Yoke in Amana.




Sat. May 13-Sun. May 15
Spring Open House
Koi Acres, 11100 240th St. Scandia, MN
more information can be found at www.koiacres.com




Monday, May 15th, 6:30pm
Location: Doug & Chris Hammerand home
535 5th St. Carlisle
Each member is to bring a 3-4" potted plant of their choice. Can be a pond plant, terrestrial, or house plant. You will need to come to see what we will be doing.





Monday, June 19th, 6:30pm
Location: Marge & Steve Drahaus home
918 se Peterson Dr. Ankeny
Annual bar-b-que and picnic
Meat will be provided. Bring a salad or dessert to share. Also bring a lawn chair




Saturday, June 24-Sunday, June 25, 9am-5pm
St. Louis Water Gardening Society
2017 Pond-O-Rama
More information can be found on their web site www.slwgs.org




Saturday, July 8-Sunday, July 9
Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City
Annual Water Garden Tour
Visit their web site for additional information: www.kcwatergarden.com




Saturday, July 15th, 9am-4pm
Plants, Ponds, Paradise
Annual Garden Tour
Our tour returns to the Des Moines/Polk County area.




Monday, August 21st, 6:30pm
Location: Margie Brennan
1730 Walnut Woods, West Des Moines





Monday, September 18th, 6:30pm
Garden of Hopes and Dreams
DMACC Campus, Ankeny
Southwest corner of campus, adjacent to Building 22




Monday, October 16th, 7p
Location: Koi Green Produce
984 222nd Drive, Ogden, IA





Monday, November 20th, 7p
Holiday Dinner
Location: TBA