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SACXS Events and Calendar January 18, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting Topic: Soils We All Use Speaker: Marty Ruona, owner of Rhinamic Workforce, a local landscaping business, a Master Gardener and 1st VP of SACXS Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm,  Arrive and mingle   7:00 to 9:00 pm, General Membership Meeting Location: San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78209 February 15, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting Topic: The Secrets of Growing Quality Cacti & Succulents Speaker: Wendell S. (Woody) Minnich. Woody is a prominent succulent expert, world traveler, and nursery owner; Cactus Data Plants, Edgewood, New Mexico Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm,  Arrive and mingle   7:00 to 9:00 pm, General Membership Meeting Location: San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78209 February 25, 2017 Field Trip: Living Desert Ranch Topic: Field Trip to Darrell Dunten’s nursery; Living Desert Ranch Time: 8:30 am, meet in parking lot of the HEB on 281 and Evans Road (North of Loop 1604). Leave HEB at 9:00 am. 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Living Desert Nursery, 1:30 pm Bar-B-Que lunch across the highway at “”It’s All Good BBQ” Location: 22701 Hwy 71 W. Spicewood, Texas 78669   512.264.2830 March 15, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting Topic: Swap Meet and Annual Show and Sale Update Speaker: Barbara Schulze Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm,  Arrive and mingle   7:00 to 9:00 pm, General Membership Meeting Location: San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78209 March 18, 2017 Field Trip: Keller Materials Topic: Field Trip to Keller Materials, a premier landscape supply business…soils, rock and stone. Time: 10:00 am Location: Keller Materials 9388 Corporate Dr., Selma, Texas 78669   512.264.2830 March 25, 2017 Field Trip: Cherokee, Texas Topic: Field Trip to a ranch in central Texas. Time: 10:00 am, we will meet at the main intersection in Cherokee, Texas and caravan to the ranch. Bring digging tools and a way to haul your finds….and don’t forget a hat for shade! Location: Cherokee, Texas April 14, 15 and 16th Field Trip: 4M Ranch Topic: Field Trip to 4M Ranch, an “All-Inclusive” West Texas experience. Time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday Location: Sonora, Texas April 27, 28 and 29, 2017 Annual Show and Sale Time: Daily, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Location: San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78209 May 7, 2016 Special Seminar/Meeting Topic: Hypertufa Pot Making Seminar. This is a closed event, a special “thank you” for SACXS Show and Sale Volunteers and new members who joined at the Show and Sale. Bring your plant molds and SACXS will supply the hypertufa pottery mixture. Time: TBD Location: Disclosed to only those attending May 17, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting Topic: Dish Gardens. Bring your dish garden container & your own plants. Hint: Purchase plants at the April Show & Sale! Hint 2: Do not mix cactus and succulents in the same container. SACXS will provide soils, top dressings, assistance and knowledge. You will also be able to tour the home’s landscape of many cacti and succulents. Time: 6:30 to 9:00 pm Location: Home of Marty and Eva Ruona 151 Huxley Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78209 June 21, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting Topic: Arizona and California Plant Purchasing Speaker: Paul Kibler. Local nursery owner; Paul’s Desert, Schertz, Texas. SACXS Librarian. Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm,  Arrive and mingle   7:00 to 9:00 pm, General Membership Meeting Location: San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78209 July 19, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting Topic: Specialized Plants. Speaker: Barbara Schulze Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm,  Arrive and mingle   7:00 to 9:00 pm, General Membership Meeting Location: San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78209 August 6, 2017 Field Trip: Prickly Pear Harvesting and Preparation Topic: The Club will take a field trip to an area near Cotulla, Texas (50 miles South of San Antonio) where we will harvest fresh prickly pear tunas (fruit) and then return to Marty and Eva Ruona’s home and learn how to juice them for use in food and drink preparation. Time: 6:30 am, meet at Marty and Eva’s 7:00 am, leave. Pick until 10:00 am then return. Location: Marty and Eva Ruona’s home. Convoy to picking area at mile marker 99 on the Northbound side of IH35 near Cotulla, Texas, then return to the Ruona residence to process fruit. August 16, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting Topic: Greenhouses Speaker: Tommy Muth Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm,  Arrive and mingle   7:00 to 9:00 pm, General Membership Meeting Location: San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78209 September 20, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting Topic: Cactus Carnival II - Our second Cactus Carnival where members and guests join in a fun filled evening of carnival games. The carnival will include educational games and challenges to advance ones’ knowledge of cacti and succulents along with some activities just for fun. Memory Games, Match Games, Ring Toss, Bean Bag Toss, Raffle and Photo opportunities. Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm,  Arrive and mingle   7:00 to 9:00 pm, General Membership Meeting Location: San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78209 October 18, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting Topic: Identify Your Plants. Bring a plant to have it identified by our members. This is also the time to bring back the Pachypodiums planted at the November 2016 meeting. Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm,  Arrive and mingle   7:00 to 9:00 pm, General Membership Meeting Location: San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78209 November 15, 2017 Regular Monthly Meeting Topic: Making Mosaic Pottery Seminar/Class Speaker: David Maclure Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm,  Arrive and mingle   7:00 to 9:00 pm, General Membership Meeting Location: San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78209 December 6, 2017 Annual SACXS Christmas Party Topic: Club potluck dinner/fellowship/celebration. Blue Santa Toy Drive; bring an unwrapped gift for a child. Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm Location: San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78209
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