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Daylily Society of Minnesota 
Sunday, October 30 | 1-3:30 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Free and open to the public.

We are pleased to host speakers Eric Simpson and Margaret Macneale at the Daylily Society of Minnesota’s fall meeting. Eric Simpson has been hybridizing daylilies for the past 15 years. His focus is the vigorous northern hardy plants with fancy faces and exceptional plant habit and is passionate about creating unique color combinations often not seen in daylilies. Margret Macneale is currently the President of the Daffodil Society of Minnesota and serves on the Board of the American Daffodil Society as chair of the national “Awards Committee”. Margaret has grown daffodils for 26 years, following in the footsteps of her mother and maternal grandfather, she will be presenting “Fall Bulbs for Spring Bloom”.

Holiday Inspiration Night: Savor the Season 
Wednesday, November 2 | 4:30-8 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale
Cost: $10 + small Event Brite fee
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Parties, cocktails, and festive holiday evenings are just around the corner. Let us help you prepare for easy, inspired entertaining to savor the season. Collect simple decorating and design tips that will take you from harvest to holiday season. The evening includes multiple inspiration sessions led by Bachman’s experts so you can garner all sorts of ideas to enrich your own joyful gatherings of family and friends. Tailor your experience by attending one or several of the five 30-minute seminars, repeating throughout the evening at 4:30, 5:15, 6:00, and 6:45 p.m.

Spruce Top Container Workshop 
Saturday, November 5 | 1-3 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, November 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Register Now
Tuesday, November 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Sunday, November 20 | 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Tuesday, November 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Sunday, December 4 | 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50 

Spruce tops are just the start to fabulous outdoor containers. With some expert direction, learn how to design, plant, and embellish a spruce top container that can be transitioned from fall to holiday using the finest product from Bachman’s. You’ll leave this workshop with new design skills and tips for creating a beautiful spruce top container. Guests can choose whether they would like to make a single or container duo. Material selection is the same for each container. Each guest must have a ticket to attend the class. Ticket expense covers all materials.

American Iris Society 
Sunday, November 6 | 11a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Free and open to the public.

We are pleased to host speakers Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, owners of Joe Pye Weed’s Garden in Massachusetts. Joe Pye Weed’s Garden supplies iris versicolor, Siberian iris, the elite Siberian iris hybridizers. Their presentation will focus on their hybridizing program and include a one hour of judges training on species iris.

Bachman's Holiday Ideas House
November 10 - December 18, 2016 | Times Vary
Bachman's on Lyndale
Cost: $5 |
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Each season, designers transform the historic Bachman's home on Lyndale Avenue by painting, furnishing, and decorating the entire house with their signature mix of new items, re-purposed pieces, and a touch of vintage. Celebrate the season in enchanted style with Winter's Frost & Glow. Discover décor and trends inspired by nature's most beautiful collections, lit meticulously with the merriest and most festive of glowing accents. 20% of ticket proceeds benefitting Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Holiday Farmers' Market, Presented by Neighborhood Roots 
Sunday, November 13 | 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Garden Greenhouse
Cost: Free to attend. | Learn More

Join us for the November Holiday Market! Local farmers, bakers, craftsmen, & artisans will gather in the greenhouse at Bachman’s Garden Center on Lyndale Ave. for an indoor farmers market and some holiday cheer! You’ll find some of your favorite vendors from the Fulton and Kingfield Markets as well as some who are unique to our indoor winter markets. Stock up on local produce and check everyone off your holiday gift list all at the same time. There will be great music and wine and beer for sale by the glass. Take home apples, root vegetables, squash, greens, meats, cheeses, soaps, hand knit items, pottery and so many more market goodies!

Bachman's Holiday Open House 
Saturday, November 19 | 9:30 a.m. Arrival
Play: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale
Cost: Free to attend and participate in all activities.

Join us as we welcome Santa and his sleigh Saturday morning and greet the season with festive fun for the whole family. Live music from the Crosstown Community Band will get you in the holiday spirit. Watch live demos, take part in a kids’ craft activity, and indulge in delicious Christmas cookies! Don’t forget to say hello to live reindeer once they’ve landed from the North Pole. This joyful celebration is the perfect way to unwrap the magic of the season. Learn more.  

Santa & Albert's Annual Holiday Play "Santa & Albert Rock Christmas" 
Saturday and Sundays
November 19-December 18, 2016
Saturdays: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.
Sundays: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale
Cost: Free to attend.

Albert the Elf is “All Shook Up” with excitement when he receives a letter - he’s won a chance to meet his musical hero, Elfus! As his #1 fan, Albert can’t wait. But Rudolph has a problem and “It’s Now or Never”, and the only person who can fix it is Albert! But that might mean missing out on meeting his hero... Will Albert have a “Blue Christmas” or a “Happy Ending” at the North Pole? This annual all-new holiday play has been a Bachman’s tradition for 30 years. It’s free to attend and great fun for families. All ages are welcome. Guests are encouraged to participate in a sing-a-long of holiday carols at the end, and stay to take pictures with Santa and Albert. (Bring your own camera. Play lasts approximately 20 minutes. Seating is first come, first serve.)

Thanksgiving Turkey Floral Design Workshop 
Saturday, November 19 | 3-5 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
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Set your table with a floral presentation that will satisfy your botanical appetite. Wow your guests with a fresh arrangement that resembles a turkey, created with bird of paradise, wheat stems, mums and large croton leaves. Ticket expense covers all materials needed for your floral creations.

"Joyful by Nature" Wreath Design Workshop 
Thursday, December 1, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, December 3, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

May your season be merry and bright with a fresh balsam wreath designed by you! Led by Bachman’s designer, Diane Enge, learn how to assemble and unleash your creativity by customizing your wreath with a collection of reds and greens, mixed metallics, and snowy, natural elements. Ticket expense covers all materials needed for your creation. The class atmosphere is relaxed and fun, so bring your friends and enjoy!   

Make It Merry Floral Design Workshop 
Thursday, December 8 | 6-8 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
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Take your spruce top over the top with this spectacular design workshop. Led by Bachman’s award-winning designer, Diane Enge, learn how to use fresh florals and holiday accents to create a spruce top display that will fill your guests with holiday cheer! Enjoy a holiday that’s joyful by nature with help from Bachman’s. Ticket expense covers all materials.  

Horticultural meetings at Bachman's on Lyndale:
- Orchid Society of Minnesota – January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, August 20, October 15 and November 19, 2016
- Minnesota Hosta Society – February 6, 2016
- Minnesota Peony Society – February 27, 2016
- Daylily Society of Minnesota – February 28 and November 2016
- North Star Lily Society – March 12 and November 12, 2016

Flower Shows hosted by Bachman's:
- Gesneriad Show and Sale – April 30-May 1, 2016
- Daffodil Show –May 14 & 15, 2016
- Iris Show – June 4, 2016
- Peony Show – June 11 & 12, 2016
- Rose Show – June 25 & 26, 2016
- North Star Lily Show – July 16 & 17, 2016
- Hosta Society Cut Leaf Show – July 23 & 24, 2016
- African Violet Show – October 1 & 2, 2016

Sales hosted by Bachman's:
- Tuber Sale of the MN Dahlia Society – April 9, 2016
- Bulb Sale of the North Star Lily Society – April 23 and October 8, 2016
- Orchid Sale and Educational Event – September 10, 2016
- Daylily Sale (Bare Root) of the Daylily Society of MN – May 22, 2016
- Root Auction of the MN Peony Society – September 24, 2016

*Meetings and events subject to change. Please check back closer to date.

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