Connor, a happy participant in the Kids Can Cook: Spooky Treats class!  (October 2018)
In This Issue
Nurturing Nature 2018
Dear Friends,

I live by a golden rule - don't ask for support. Inspire it!

Probably by the time you're reading this eblast you've already received our Annual Appeal solicitation in the mail. This year's appeal was a difficult as well as a very important one for me to write on so many levels. The work we do here at the Arboretum has grown exponentially - more and more people, folks of all abilities, are participating in what has been an historic year of programming. Yet we start each year from basically a zero sum, and through programs, fundraising events, gifts, membership, and yes, this Annual Appeal, we move that needle upwards.

So that's why this appeal is important. My difficulty comes from my inability to adequately convey to you who we are and where we're going and why your participation is so incredibly valuable. It's truly about how we live and how we might do better (the watch cry for our appeal). As an organization made up of committed and passionate individuals - staff, trustees, and people like you - we fully embrace our role as a service provider in this and the broader community. And the challenge each and every service provider faces is maintaining the highest of standards while providing for an ever expanding need.

Our goal of $125,000 for this year's appeal isn't wishful thinking. It's a realistic assessment of what it takes to keep the lights on, pay the salaries, and open the gates every day, 365 days a year. As of this eblast we've raised about $30,000 since the appeal hit the mailboxes last week. Right now, I'm asking you to take a more active role in a cherished Summit treasure. I believe that Reeves-Reed Arboretum reflects your values. Yes, how we live and how we must do better.

With my heartfelt thanks,

Frank Juliano signature

P.S. Protecting nature protects all of us. If everyone reading this eblast at this moment makes their annual contribution, then this fund drive would be over in 20 minutes! Please click below and make a difference.

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This Week at the Arboretum
Local Action/Global Impact Sustainability Series
Before the Flood
Documentary Screening & Reception

Saturday, November 3 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Please join us for the screening of the documentary Before the Flood, the third installment of our Local Action, Global Impact Sustainability Series. 
Light refreshments will be served immediately following the conclusion of the film. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Please click here to register!

Discovery Saturdays
Most Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Our weekly drop-in program focuses this week on CORN! No registration is required. Please note that Saturday, November 17 is our last Discovery Saturdays until next spring.

Please click here for a listing of topics.

Children's Programs  
NJEA Mini-Camps 
(for children ages 5-8)
Thursday, November 8 from 9 :00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday, November 9 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

These mini-camps, offered during the NJEA convention, provide children with an opportunity to spend time outside exploring and learning in a fun and exciting way! Sign up for one day or take advantage of the $25 savings by signing up for both Thursday and Friday! Please use the promo code "MULTI" when registering online to receive the discount. Only a few spots remain so be sure to register soon before it's too late!

Please click on the title below for more information and to register:

Oaks and Acorns
(for children ages 3-5 with an adult)
Wednesday, November 7 and 14
from 1 :00 pm to 2:00 pm

There are only two sessions left this season of this engaging, educational class! 

Please click here  for more information and to register.

Let's Get Growing for Kids:
Garden Crafts and Treats!
(for children ages 5-10)
Saturday, November 10 from 9 :00 am to 10:30 am

In this class we will create a beaded garden pet that can either be placed in your garden or carried with you, as your personal pet. When we are through, we'll head to the historic Wisner House kitchen to enjoy a special Fall treat.  Registration is required.

Please click here to register. 

Let's Get Growing for Kids:
Garden Scavenger Hunt!
(for children ages 5-10)
Saturday, November 17 from 9 :00 am to 10:30 am

On the grounds of the Arboretum, we will search high and low for special hidden items. When our hunt is over, we'll head to the historic Wisner House kitchen to enjoy a special Fall treat. This class was rescheduled from October 27.  R egistration is required. 

Please click here to register. 

Holiday Events
Holiday House Tour
Thursday, December 6 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Save the date for the 26th Annual Holiday House Tour!  Six Summit houses will be on this year's tour, including a charming and cozy apartment on the grounds of RRA. Tickets will go on sale on November 1.

Please click here for more information. 
Holiday Boutique
Thursday, December 6 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Don't miss the Arboretum's annual Holiday Boutique!  Twenty curated vendors will feature a fabulous collection of holiday gifts, treats and accessories sure to please everyone on your list. Our horticulturists will also have a gorgeous selection of greens, wreaths and arrangements for sale.

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Drop by Reeves-Reed Arboretum for Cookies & Cocoa and have your picture taken with Santa in the Arboretum's beautifully decorated, historic Wisner House. Holiday portraits will be taken by local photographer Lisa Berkery.  

Please click here for more information. Pre-registrations will not be taken.
Cyrille Aimée in Concert 
with Vodka & Latkes
Saturday, December 8 at 7:00 pm

Reeves-Reed Arboretum welcomes the extraordinary Cyrille Aimée in a concert that is sure to turn up the heat on any frosty holiday weather.
Immediately following Cyrille's performance, the Arboretum will offer a tasting of iced cold vodkas, brought to you by Claremont Distillery, and a sampling of a holiday indulgence, potato latkes, provided by David Ellis Events - a truly festive treat that will be sure to keep the most diehard Scrooge's spirits bright.

Please click here to register
Other News
Help Us Every Time You Shop at Amazon!

Please consider using Amazon Smile this holiday season and designating Reeves-Reed Arboretum as your charity.  We will receive a portion of your purchase price!

Please click here to make Amazon purchases help RRA or use this URL:

Thank you in advance for your generosity !

Ground Force Volunteers
Most Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from  9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for our Monday sessions, as well as Thursdays and Saturdays, to help the horticultural staff maintain and enhance the  beauty of our grounds and gardens!

For dates, details and registration, please click here.

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Santa Fe: through the lens of
Marilyn Pfaltz

 Photographs of eternally blue skies, beautiful multi-tone landscape palette and a colorful culture.

At the Hat Tavern
 in the Grand Summit Hotel

The artist will donate 100% of art sales to
Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

Extended through January 2019.

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, New Jersey  07901



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