Meetings, Programs and Events


Please refer to the monthly NewsBud for updates on meetings, workshops and events.

For Monthly Business Meetings:

  • 9:00 am Meeting
  • 9:45 am Coffee and social time
  • 10:00 am Program
    Tuesday, September 20:
    Business Meeting, Luncheon and Program: Leslie Harris Garden-splains Gardening
    • When: 10:00 am meeting, 11:00 am program followed by 12:00 pm luncheon 
    • Meeting and Program Location: Chevy Chase Village Town Hall
    • Luncheon Location: Home of JoJo Spallone, 7 East Irving Street, Chevy Chase, MD
    • ProgramLeslie Harris of Leslie Harris Gardens plants and maintains beautiful container gardens and landscaping in the Charlottesville area.  Leslie turned her love of garden-splaining into a podcast, Into the Garden.  She speaks to audiences about all things horticulture, including planting, techniques, plant choices, composting, and pruning.
    • Hostesses:  lunch included, provided by GCCC Executive Committee
    Tuesday, October 11:
    Business Meeting and Program: Tour of Ladew Topiary Gardens
    • When: 8:45 am to 4:00 pm
    • Where: Roundtrip charter bus will take us from Chevy Chase to Ladew Topiary Gardens in Harford County, Maryland.  Bus pick up from lower parking lot of Chevy Chase Club. 
    • What:  Guided private tour of the 22 acre topiary gardens, lunch, and nature trial hike or gift shop visit.
    • Cost: $60 per person includes roundtrip charter bus, admission, private tour, lunch.  
    • Extra:  On our way home, we'll stop at Boordy Vineyards for wine tasting (not included in price; pay for your own tasting).  
    Tuesday, November 8:
    Business Meeting and Program: James Caughman on how English country house gardens have influenced art, architecture and landscaping
    • When: 9:00 am, 10:00 am meeting
    • Where: tba
    • What:  Arts and garden historian James Caughman joins us to talk about how the natural development of the English country house and garden have influenced art, architecture, and interior design.
    • Hostesses: Nancy Caffey, Lisa Sanders, Twinkle Thompson, and Judy Van Namen
    December tbd:
    Decorating Village Hall, Stockings + Wreath Workshop
    • When: TBD
    • Where: Village Hall
    • What: Annual decorating of the Village Hall, lead by Civics Committee, including Carolyn Wilson, Elayne Bennett, and Bea Cope
    • Hostesses: 
    Sunday, December 11 :
    Annual Holiday Party
    • When: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    • Where: Home of Tia Lotuff, 3301 N Street, NW, Georgetown, Washington, DC
    Tuesday, January 10:
    Business Meeting + Joint Program with Perennials Club: Conservation with Sir Peter Crane
    • When: 9:00 am meeting, 10:00 am program
    • Where: Chevy Chase Village Hall
    • What:  In a joint meeting with Perennial Garden Club, we will host botanist Sir Peter Crane, president of the Oak Spring Garden Foundation in Middleburg, VA. He will speak on the  conservation efforts at the Foundation. Crane is the former Dean of the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He’s a specialist in the diversity of plant life.
    • Hostesses: Leslie McKay, Pam Perkins, Melissa Pflieger, Ann Thompson
    Tuesday, February 14:
    Business Meeting and Program: Tentative Flower Arranging for Senior Citizens
    • When: 9:00 am meeting, 10:00 am program
    • Where:  Chevy Chase Village Hall
    • Hostesses: Elizabeth McAdams
    Tuesday, March 14:
    Business Meeting and Program: Maryland-DC Breeding Bird Atlas
    • When: 9:00 am meeting, 10:00 am program
    • Where: Chevy Chase Village Hall
    • What: Self proclaimed “bird nerd” Gabriel Foley is the coordinator of the Maryland-DC Breeding Bird Atlas.  He’ll talk to us about birding in Maryland, why it’s important to survey birds in our area, and how we can help.
    • Hostesses: Muffin Lynham
    Tuesday, April 11:
    Business Meeting and Program: Photographing the Chesapeake Bay
    • When: 9:00 am meeting, 10:00 am program
    • Where: Chevy Chase Village Hall
    • What: See nature through the camera lens of Maryland’s most prolific and artful photographers, Dave Harp.  Dave lives in Cambridge, Maryland where he specializes in photographing the natural surroundings and wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay.
    • Hostesses:  Michelle Dolge

    Sunday, May 7:  GCCC Garden Tour

    Details TBD

    Tuesday, May 9:
    Business Meeting and Program:  Cathy B. Graham and her new book "Full Bloom"
    • When: 9:00 am meeting, 10:00 am program
    • Where: Chevy Chase Village Hall
    • What:  Acclaimed artist and gardener Cathy B. Graham will speak about her whimsical style creating floral arrangements and tablescapes in her new book “Full Bloom” (publish date September 2022).  The book will be available for purchase.
    • Hostesses:
    Tuesday, June 6:
    Annual Meeting and Luncheon TBD
    • When:  tbd
    • Where:  tbd
    • Hostesses: Lunch graciously provided by the GCCC Executive Committee