April 2015 Events

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Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Nov 28 to Jan 1

Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event
6:00PM to 8:00PM at Blithewold Grounds

Mar 31 to May 17

Daffodil Days
All Day Event at

Apr 3 to May 1

Daffodils at Dusk
5:00PM to 7:00PM at Blithewold Grounds

Apr 11

Newport Flower Show Events: Horticulture Workshop: Preserving America's Beauty
10:00AM to 11:30AM at Blithewold's Carriage House

Apr 11

Daffodil Days Walking Tour of Mansion and Grounds
1:00PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold Mansion & Grounds

Apr 12

A Jazz Celebration of Spring
3:00PM to 4:30PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 13

Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers
10:00AM to 12:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 14 to May 15

Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
1:00PM to 4:00PM at Dining Room

Apr 15 to Oct 7

Wednesday Walk-Around, a Guided Tour of Blithewold
1:30PM to 3:30PM at Blithewold Visitor Center

Apr 18 to Apr 19

Blithewold…The Good Life: A Standard Placement Flower Show
All Day Event at Blithewold Grounds

Apr 18

Blithewold…The Good Life Opening Night Cocktail Party
6:00PM to 8:00PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 20 to Apr 24

April Vacation Camp
9:00AM to 3:00PM at Carriage House

Apr 20

Flower Fairy Tea Party
3:00PM to 4:30PM at Blithewold Mansion

Apr 22

School Vacation Week: Family Nature Discovery Walks: Earth Day
1:00PM to 2:00PM at Meet at the Rose Garden

Apr 24

School Vacation Week: Family Nature Discovery Walks: Arbor Day
1:00PM to 2:00PM at Meet at the Rose Garden

Apr 25

SOLD OUT: Daffodil Days Walking Tour of Mansion and Grounds
1:00PM to 2:30PM at Blithewold Mansion & Grounds

Apr 26

Fairy Festival Re-Scheduled to August 2nd
10:00AM to 3:00PM at Blithewold Mansion & Grounds

Apr 28 to May 12

Sogetsu Ikebana 3-Part Course at Blithewold
3:00PM to 5:00PM at

Apr 30

A Walk with the Director
6:00PM to 7:00PM at Blithewold Grounds

    From Our Blog

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    A Letter of Guidance When Ario Pardee married his second wife, Anna Maria Robison in 1848, his domestic life became painfully stressful. His two sons from his first wife, Ario Jr. and Calvin, resented their new stepmother and began to misbehave so badly that Ario decided to send them to boarding school. Aged only 9 […]
  • Blithewold Birds: The Familiar Faces of Year-round Residents (Nov 06, '15)
    Blithewold’s grounds are known for its spectacular plant specimens of many different shapes, colors, and varieties. Predictably, as flora and fauna often come hand and hand, Blithewold is home to hundreds of birds during all seasons in the East Bay. The days have begun to shorten and the temperatures are dipping. By now, Blithewold has […]
  • The Pardees (Oct 27, '15)
    The name Pardee is derived from the French oath par Dieu which was Anglicised to Parde, Pardy, Pardie, and ultimately to Pardieu and Pardee. Around 1530 these families were living in the Normandy region of France. Religious persecution drove the families across the Channel to the south of England, and in the 1580s John Pardee […]
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