Special Events, Talks, Workshops, Demonstrations & Classes
July - December 2013
There's always something happening at Behnke's!
Free Talks (pre-registration requested)
To register for a workshop or talk, call the store listed for the event:
Carol’s Christmas Corner
w/ Carol Allen
10 am to 2 pm
In Beltsville: Saturday, December 21
Carol will be working with holiday greens and plants, demonstrating different decorating techniques. Learn how to...
• make a hand-bundled wreath from scratch
• embellish a pre-made wreath
• construct a mini-boxwood tree
• make a pinecone “chandelier”
• assemble a simple porch pot to decorate your entranceway
• group a bouquet of greens for your table
• create special holiday dish gardens that you can keep
or give as gifts.
Just ask her how! She’d love for you to stop by and chat.
Custom Bows and Wreaths Plus!*
Stop by the bow counter in our Christmas shop to have a custom bow made just for you OR ask for a demonstration. Our expert bow makers would love to give you a quick basic bow lesson.
Looking for tips about putting your own wreath together? Our wreath makers are artists at embellishing wreaths with holiday flare and they love to share their knowledge. Just Ask!
* The Custom Bow and Wreath Counter has limited hours of operation. Please call for hours of operation if you would like to speak to a bow/wreath maker. Orders to be picked up later may be taken anytime by Christmas Shop personnel.
The National Capital Area Chapter of the Gesneriad Society Meeting
Holiday Open House - Open to the Public
10:30am to 11:30am
Beltsville Store: Saturday, December 14
We welcome members of the public to attend our open house and join us for light refreshments and conversation about gesneriads (African violets and the diverse members of their family). Informational materials on growing gesneriads will be available for attendees as will a free starter plant donated by society members. NCAC members will be happy to introduce themselves and answer any questions you may have about these wonderful plants. Members will also share plants for a raffle. Visitors are invited to participate in the raffle for their chance at these rare and interesting plants. Come join us!
The Pearls Sing for the Holidays
A capella music from Eleanor Roosevelt High School
12noon to 2pm
Saturday, December 21
The holiday atmosphere here at Behnke's couldn't get any better! Enjoy your holiday shopping with a live soundtrack of heavenly voices.
Orchid Clinic and Repotting
— with Carol Allen, the Orchid Lady
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
In Beltsville: Saturday, December 14
In Potomac: Sunday, December 15
Have an orchid question? Bring in your orchids and ask Carol! She will give you advice on care and her years of experience make problem solving a breeze. Plus, for a minimal fee, she will repot your orchids.