Events & Workshops

Interested in learning more about raising and exhibiting dahlias?  Join us at one of our club events!  We host a variety of events including monthly meetings, summer fun Barbeques as well as our annual show in conjunction with the Gray's Harbor Fair.  


Starting in May 2022, meetings will be held at the Panorama Chalet,  1650 Circle Ln SE, Lacey, WA 98503

2022 Calendar

We're back to meeting in person!!
Dates: May 5, June 2
Time: social time 6:00pm, meeting 7:00
Location: Panorama Chalet, NOT the restaurant as previous.  The Chalet meeting room is in the basement where we've previously had our annual Holiday Party.
Agenda: to be determined

*Please note that we will NOT be having a dinner period.  Please BYO if desired, light h'ors 
curves may be provided

2022 Events:
June 10: Plant Sunken Garden at the Capitol.  5:30-finished  Bring work gear (prepare for mud) and extra tubers if you have 5-6/variety


June-Sept: Wednesdays 5:30pm, maintenance work at the Sunken Gardens.  Weeding etc.  BYO equipment please


Wed July 6: Annual ESDA Summer BBQ: 5:30-whenever, BBQ at the Wilds in Chehalis.  The club will provide main dish and beverages.  Please bring a dish to pass.  We will go over show staging.  Federation show tags will be available.

July 23: Judge training, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 9:30-3:30pm


August-Sept: ITS SHOW TIME!!  Refer to Federation booklet and calendar



August 13-14: ESDA/Grays Harbor annual show, in conjunction with the Grays Harbor Fair.  Class specs and directions: SHOW INFO Please note we are back in the Borden/Seabert building where we have previously been, NOT the 4H room where 2021's show was held!


September TBD: ESDA Club table show, hosted by the Mackey's.  Fall BBQ


October 6: Regular club meeting, refer to above info


October TBD: Dig Sunken Garden


Nov. 3: Regular club meeting, tuber club auction


December TBD: Club annual holiday get-together and potluck


Upcoming Federation Events:

March 19, 2022 – Federation Spring Workshop (Burlington Community Center & Zoom) – 9 am to 3 pm

March 26, 2022 – Jack Crawford Memorial Tuber Auction (Zoom) – 9:30 am to Noon

July 23, 2022 – Judges’ Training (Burlington Community Center) – 9 am to 3:30 pm

July 23, 2022 – Judges’ Training (Gloria dei Lutheran Church, Olympia) – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

July 30, 2022 – Summer Board Meeting (Bellevue Botanical Garden) – 8 am to 9 am

July 30, 2022 – Summer Workshop (Bellevue Botanical Garden) – 9 am to 3 pm