Cattleya percivaliana ' Summit ' in RRA's Louise M. Roehm Greenhouse (January 2020),
so named because this orchid was cultivated in Summit, NJ.
In This Issue
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
MLK Day of Service - Reuse, Recycle and Reach Out
Monday, January 20 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Stop by the Stackhouse Education Center to create a unique card from recycled materials. On Valentine's Day, your card will warm the heart of a patient in a local hospital. Appropriate for all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

Children & Family Programs
Oaks & Acorns - Martin Luther King, Jr., A National Hero
(for children ages 3-5 with an adult)
Wednesday, January 15 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for our Winter session of Oaks and Acorns.  Take nature walks, tell stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week. Today we will learn about this famous man who left a wonderful message for us.  Registration is required.  

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Chinese New Year Celebration 
(for families with children ages 3 and up)
Thursday, January 23 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year as we create crafts, make a tasty snack, and enjoy stories commemorating the Year of the Rat! Registration is required. 

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Tap that Tree! 
(for children ages 5 and up with an adult)
Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

February marks the beginning of maple sugaring season.  Join us as we tap the Arboretum's maple trees in preparation for this season's sap flow. Not only will families learn the hows and whys behind tapping trees, but they will also get first-hand experience actually helping us do it!  Registration is required.

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Oaks & Acorns - Groundhog Day
(for children ages 3-5 with an adult)
Wednesday, January 29 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Come learn about why people get so excited about whether this animal sees its shadow!  Register early because space is limited .  

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Other News
Save the Date! Maple Sugaring Fest! 

Sunday, March 1 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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We're Bringing Back
Weather permitting, join the Horticulture Department outdoors or in the greenhouse now through the end of March.  Tasks may include greenhouse maintenance (such as repotting, pot sanitation and propagation), clearing away storm damage, and snow removal.  Thursdays and  Sundays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  Registration is required in case of cancellations.  

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A "Sweet"  Volunteer Opportunity!
We need volunteers for our Maple Sugaring Fest.   At this annual family festival, held on Sunday, March 1 (rain date March 8), visitors learn how syrup is made from the sap of maple trees. Volunteers are needed to help with the activities and refreshments at this popular family event. The festival is from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm, so we are looking for volunteers to help us from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm. We are happy to provide confirmation of service hours. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Trish Cassin at .


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Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, New Jersey  07901



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