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Ebenezer Lutheran Church

1301 Richland Street

Columbia, SC 29201

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The EXPO 2017

Our State Garden Club Summer Meeting will be held at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Columbia from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15.

Join us for fun, fellowship and food to “tweet and greet” while meeting our new President Donna Donnelly, along with her officers, district directors, and chairmen who will be serving you for the next two years.

One of the highlights of our meeting will be Master Naturalist and avid birder, Tom Pray, who will give a program on garden bird identification and observation. The program will introduce identification of birds and challenge us to incorporate them into our gardens. John Muir made the famous quote, “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

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“Garden Bird Identification, and Observation”

By Tom Pray

As gardeners, we all spend a great deal of time outside in our gardens. In addition, we have all noticed that our gardens are more than just plants. They create a habitat for a variety of animal life, most notably, birds. We will examine the birds your garden may attract, and how you can best observe, identify, and enjoy their presence.

Tom Pray retired to the South Carolina Upstate eight years ago after working 30 years in the field of Natural History, and Nature Education in northeast Illinois. He has always had a strong interest in birds, the outdoors, and it’s associated natural history and is looking forward to sharing this interest in the Upstate of South Carolina. Tom completed the SC Master Naturalist program in the fall of 2010. Since then he has been leading bird programs for Clemson’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, presenting nature programs to local environmental groups, and participating in the training of new Master Naturalists.

Schedule of Events

9:00 AM Registration by District

Refreshments

Raffle Tickets and Silent Auction

10:00 AM General Session

Welcome

Opening Remarks

Invocation

Pledges

Speaker – Tom Pray

11:30 AM Workshops, Vendors, Visiting

• Awards

• ???

12:30 PM Blessing

Lunch

1:00 PM NGC Awards Presentation

1:15 PM District Challenge – Making New Friends

1:45 PM Last Call on Raffle Tickets and Silent Auction

2:00 PM Announcements

Benediction

Directions

Ebenezer Lutheran Church is located at 1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201.

From the North: Take I-385 S which becomes I-26 E. Take the I-126 E exit, Exit 108B, on the Left toward Downtown/Columbia. Merge onto US-76 E. Turn Right onto Assembly St/SC-48 S. Turn Left onto Richland St. 1301 Richland St is on the Left.

From the South: On I-26 W take Exit 108B, toward Columbia. Merge onto US-76 E. Turn Right onto Sumter St. Turn Left onto Richland St. 1301 Richland St is on the Left.

From the East: Take US-378 W. Turn left onto US-1 S/US-378 W/Gervais St. Turn right onto Bull St/US-76 W. Turn left onto Richland St. 1301 Richland St is on the right.

From the West: On I-20 E toward Columbia, merge onto I-26 E/US-76 E via Exit 64A toward Columbia. Keep Left to take US-76 E via Exit 108B toward downtown Columbia. Turn Right onto Sumter St. Turn Left onto Richland St. 1301 Richland St is on the Left.

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Dee LeMay 864-328-9723 dlemay98@aol.com

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