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Upcoming events on Belle Isle

                                               For more info, phone:  313-331-7760 or  313-823-1563

POINSETTIA SOIREE

The Belle Isle Botanical Society is hosting its annual Poinsettia Soiree, a pre-holiday open house on Sunday, December 9, 2007 from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle, Detroit.  The $55 donation includes a buffet dinner and desserts from Union Street and musical entertainment by a jazz trio from the Hartline Band and bells from the Living Word Lutheran Church Handbell Choir.  There will be an array of festive door prizes including poinsettias and a gingerbread house and a raffle.  This unique fundraiser is being held in the historic conservatory, which will be especially lighted for this event.  There are no tickets at the door.  Reservations must be received by December 4th and can be made by sending a check, VISA or MasterCard numbers to Belle Isle Botanical Society, 8109 East Jefferson, Detroit MI 48214 or by calling 313-331-7760. 

STROLL THROUGH THE CONSERVATORY

The Belle Isle Botanical Society and the Detroit Recreation Departmentís Floriculture Unit on Belle Isle invite the public to our annual Stroll Through the Conservatory on Friday, December 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle.  The conservatory will be especially lighted and decorated for the holidays.  Enjoy Detroitís fabulous plant collections within the five climate controlled greenhouses designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn.  There is no charge and mulled cider and donuts will be provided.

BELLE ISLE BOTANICAL SOCIETY

 The Belle Isle Botanical Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit volunteer organization that provides volunteers for gardening, guided tours for adults and hosts a Science Learning Lab for elementary school students.  The Society is also involved in fundraising activities geared toward the preservation and maintenance of the historic Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory and gardens on Belle Isle.  The Society works closely with the City of Detroit Recreation and General Services Departments in helping to polish this jewel on Belle Isle.  Most recently the Society funded over $12,000 in replacement of broken glass in the Conservatory and greenhouses. 

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