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The Thornton Burgess Society
appreciates the support of the
Massachusetts Cultural Council


























































Adult Programs

WILD Women – Wednesday Walking Club     1:00pm-3:30pm
These Wednesday afternoon walks led by Education Director Mary Beers continue year-round on a monthly basis. Check the monthly E-Newsletter for that month’s date and location or call the Society office or email mary.beers@thorntonburgess.org

Members: $9
     Non-members: $13 (per walk)

Watch a slide presentation of a walk    SMILEBOX PRESENTATION

 


  

THE GLASS FLOWERS OF HARVARD

Henry T. Callan, the well-known lecturer on art and antiques, will present “The Glass Flowers of Harvard” on Wednesday, October 18 at 2:00pm at the Green BriarNature Center in East Sandwich.  He will tell the story of the beautiful flowers created in glass by Leopold Blaschka and his son Rudolph in Germany, working over a period of fifty years (1886-1936).  This unique collection of over 3,000 models would be used to teach botany at Harvard University, explaining the mysteries of nature.  The collection represents more than 830 plant species. Mr. Callan’s program includes colorful slides, which show their breath-taking beauty.  Admission to this special program is $7 for members of the Thornton W. Burgess Society, $10 non-members.  Green Briar is located at 6 Discovery Hill Road, just off Route 6A in East Sandwich.  Call 508-888-6870 and let us know you plan to attend.  Drop in admission is also available at the door.

Aster glass flower

                         Aster Glass Flowers


 

WATERCOLOR CLASSES FOR ADULTS AT GREEN BRIAR

An 8 week class for advanced beginner and intermediate level watercolor students begins on Thursday, September 28 at the Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich.   The class will meet each Thursday from 10am to noon through November 16.  The instructor Mary Richmond has been painting and teaching watercolor for many years onCape Cod.  Students will focus on learning various techniques that will enhance their nature paintings, working from life and outdoors when weather permits.  A supply list is available upon request.  The full session fee for members of the Thornton W. Burgess Society is $120, non-members $150.  The  per class cost is $20.  Advance registration is required by calling 508-888-6870.


 

WILDFLOWER GARDEN LITERATURE CLUB -  Time: 2:15pm
Flowers in Fiction: ­ That is our theme. We gather once a month May thru October to discuss a piece of literature that makes use of the world of flowers. Whether growing wild or in a garden, for pleasure or poison, as background or sanctuary we will choose a novel that encourages our own setting ~ ­the Shirley G. Cross Wildflower Garden ­~ and stimulate a deeper appreciation for the botanical leitmotif in literature.
Dates:
Sept 13 
Oct 11 
Time: 2:15 in Shirley G. Cross Wildflower Garden / meet indoors if rain

We will finish with a tour of what's in bloom.  Call the office to learn book title and join the WGLC mailing list.

LEARN WHILE YOU WEED – A VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Join Janice Dill and her group of dedicated volunteers in the Green Briar Wildflower Garden on Monday mornings from 9:00am to11:00am or later for an educational and fun volunteer experience learning to recognize the keepers and pullers of the Plant Kingdom. Coffee and munchies are provided during a mid-morning break.






 



 

 

 

 

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Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-6870