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Reminder: Friday after Five Pool Party tomorrow (8/13)

Hi everyone,

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the Alyson Pond “Friday after Five Pool Party.”  We hope you can join us at the pool from 5-9pm.

Entertainment will be provided by Joe Bunn DJ service and there will be plenty of FREE PIZZA!   The weather forecast looks promising for the party so come on out and celebrate summertime with your neighbors.

—  Eve Pender
Social Chairman, Alyson Pond

Garden Club: Duke Garden Tour and Festival

Join the Alyson Pond Garden Club Friday, September 24, 2010 as it makes its field trip to Duke Gardens.  Through special arrangement, the club will receive a private tour by one of the garden’s docents.  Then, immediately afterward we will be joining the Friends of Duke Gardens preview of the 2010 Plant and Craft Festival.

The Gardens and other vendors will offer for sale an array of plants appropriate for this region, including plants featured in Duke Gardens and rare and native species. Local artisans will sell garden-related gift items. And you can also get free horticultural advice from our staff and Durham County Master Gardeners.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens provides a place where people of all backgrounds and ages come for beauty, education, horticulture, solitude, discovery, study, renewal and inspiration.

Often spoken of as “the crown jewel of Duke University,” Duke Gardens occupies 55 acres in the heart of west campus, adjacent to Duke University Medical Center.

It is recognized as one of the premier public gardens in the United States, renowned both for landscape design and the quality of horticulture, each year attracting more than 300,000 visitors from all over the world.
So save the date: Friday, September 24, 2010. We will leave Alyson Pond at 2PM. The Tour begins at 3:00 and the Fair preview at 4:00pm.  Admission to the Tour and Fair is $10. Due to group size limitations, we can only take the first 25 registrants.  Adults only. To reserve your spot, call Paul Martin at 919.847.1733 or email paul@leisurelandscapes.com.  For more information, click on the link:http://www.hr.duke.edu/dukegardens/calendar_descriptions.htm
Sponsored by Leisure Landscapes.

Pool Party Postponed to Aug. 13th

After watching the weather all week, it appears that thunderstorms are in our forecast for tomorrow afternoon. With the DJ set up and pizza delivery to think about, we are going to try for another day where the weather looks more promising.

The Pool Party is being postponed until the following Friday, August 13th. The party will still be from 5-9pm. I apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you can join us on the 13th.

— Eve Pender

Garden Club Looks at The Latest for Watering Your Lawn

Tired of dragging hoses?  Want to learn how to be ‘Green’ about keeping your lawn green?

Then come to the Alyson Pond Garden Club meeting this Sunday, July 25, at 3:00 PM. You’ll learn about:

  • Do I need an automatic irrigation system?
  • How does it work?
  • What does it cost?
  • What is new in the industry?
    • Government regulations
    • ‘Smart’ controllers
    • NC State TIMS program

Temperatures are soaring and your lawn is browning.  Find out what you can — and should — do about it.

Upcoming Alyson Pond Ladies’ Night Out

The dates for the next two Alyson Pond Ladies’ Night Out have been set (along with drink/meal specials arranged with the restaurants).

For any additional details, to get added to the mailing list and to RSVP, please contact Doracy Harrison (or check out the Alyson Pond Ladies Night Out Facebook page).

July – Thursday, 7/29, 7:30
Twisted Fork, Triangle Town Center
http://www.thetwistedfork.com/
Special “Ladies Night:”  1/2 off entrees and martinis

August- Wednesday 8/25, 7:30
Aladdin’s Eatery, Falls of Neuse Rd
http://www.aladdinseatery.com/
The owner’s giving us 10% off!

Join us for the Independence Day parade (and other upcoming events)

I hope you will all join us this Saturday for the Independence Day parade.  As highlighted in the newsletter distributed today (Thanks, Eve and Hayden!), the parade will be this Saturday, July 3rd, at 10:30am.

We’re all going to meet at the clubhouse and parade around the Iman loop, then return to the clubhouse for refreshments by Kona Ice, Tropical Shaved Ice.

Other Events

Other upcoming events to put on your calendar include the “Friday After Five” pool party.  Join us at the pool on Friday, Aug 6th from 5-9pm for free pizza and entertainment provided by Joe Bunn DJ Company.

Ladies Night Out currently meets on the last Wednesday of every month.  Please contact Doracy Harrison if you’re interested in joining the group.  The neighborhood playgroup for kids ages 0-5 meets every Friday from 1o-12, and you can contact Erica Penny for more details on the playgroup.

Looking a bit further into the future, the children’s Halloween party will be held on Oct. 23, our Fall celebration on Nov. 13, and the holiday breakfast on Dec 11.

Upcoming Board Meeting

We also have an board meeting coming up in a few weeks.  The board meets every other month on the 3rd Wednesday, and so our next meeting will be Wed, July 21st at 7pm. We hope you’ll come out and join us.

As you can see, we’ve got a lot going on, and we hope to see you at one (or all) of the events soon!

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