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Bonnet House Alliance 2016/2017 Social Season

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For payment through USPS mail–Please click here to download payment authorization form.

For event information contact the Alliance at [email protected].

Alliance Socials

Speakeasy Soiree III
Friday, November 18th, 2016 – 7pm to 10pm, Bonnet House Veranda
Our Third Annual Roaring 20’s Gala Fundraiser. Enjoy balmy ocean breezes on the Veranda for an evening of Gatsby Style fun!  Dress up in your best vintage attire for Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres under the moonlight with live music, costume contest and Las Vegas Style entertainments.  $75 per person.

Holiday Celebration Party & Toy Drive
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – 11:30am, Lauderdale Yacht Club
General Membership Meeting. Catch up with all our returning Snowbirds and get into the holiday spirit.  Open to all members, their guests and volunteers, three course luncheon, $40 per person.

Entirely Entertaining Designers Infosocial
Monday, January 9th, 2017 – 4pm to 5pm, Bonnet House Veranda
Table Designers for our Signature Event get together to share information on their designs and all the details it takes to make our biggest event of the year a huge success. To be added to the invitation list please email EE Chair Susan Howell at [email protected].

Winter Luncheon & Program
Monday, January 16, 2017 – 11:30am, 15th Street Fisheries
General Membership Meeting. Our best attended Luncheon of the season, with a guest speaker on a subject of local interest, we look forward to a sell-out crowd.  Three course luncheon, $40 per person.

Motor coach Excursion
Monday, January 30, 2017 – 9am – 3pm, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Departs from Bonnet House, includes lunch at the Historic Vizcaya Estate and complimentary Mimosas on the trip down. $60 per person.

Entirely Entertaining XXII
Monday, February 27, 2017 – 11:30am – 2pm,  Bonnet House Veranda
Our Signature Fundraiser. Join us for a Fabulous Luncheon on the Veranda as we celebrate Evelyn Bartlett’s passion for an exquisite table!  Local artists and designers as well as our own creative members showcase tablescapes that range from the whimsical to the elegant in this one of a kind event.  Reservations Required as seating is limited.  Tickets are $120 and $160.

Annual Membership Meeting & Elections
Monday, March 13, 2017 – 5 – 7pm, Bonnet House Veranda
General Membership Meeting. Our annual meeting where we review the year’s business and elect the Alliance officers for the 2017-2018 season, all members are encouraged to attend and participate in this important organizational event.  Wine and Hors d’oeuvres buffet, free of charge, Membership Only.

Installation of 2017-2018 Alliance Board of Directors
Monday, April 10, 2017 – 11:30am
General Membership Meeting. The last meeting of our season as we recognize the outgoing Board member’s contributions and welcome the new Board’s commitment to the upcoming year’s events.  Members and Prospective Members Welcome, three course luncheon, $40 per person.

Alliance Socials

Frederic’s Oktoberfest & Membership “Draft” Party
Monday, October 17, 2016 – 6 – 8pm, $25
Bonnet House Courtyard
Join us for our season kickoff as we celebrate Frederic Bartlett’s student travels in Germany with traditional Oktoberfest favorites, featuring local breweries and restaurants. All BHA members and their guests, volunteers and prospective members welcome.  $25 per person.
General Membership Meeting 5pm to 6pm on the Veranda.

Additional information on Alliance events is sent out periodically through email and postal addresses, to receive these announcements please make sure your contact information with us is up to date.

To update your contact information, or to obtain a copy of our Membership Directory, please contact Bonnet House Alliance Membership Chair Kathy Shampaine at mailto:[email protected] 410-991-4052.

For payment through USPS mail for any of our events download and complete the Payment Authorization Form and mail to: Bonnet House Alliance, 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. To keep your credit card information secure, please do not email Payment Authorization Form. Please click here to download form.



Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival

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Featuring the 6th Annual Orchid and Exotic Plant Sale
December 1 & 2, 2012 – 9:30am – 4:30pm

 Orchids, Exotics, Tropicals, Herbs, Fruit Trees, Garden Art, Gourmet Food Trucks, Libations, Gardening Lectures, Cooking Demos, Kid’s Corner, Orchid Displays and Silent Auction, Live Music, Farmer’s Market and Much More!!

Don’t Wait in Line — Buy Your Tickets in Advance!!
Click here to purchase your tickets

Click here for the Festival Program
(with complete list of vendors and activities schedule)


Cooking Demos (Next to Museum Shop)
12pm Saturday – Sustainable Seafood by Whole Foods Market
12pm Sunday – Kale Smoothies by Whole Foods Market
2pm Saturday and Sunday – Fresh Seasonal Menu by Market 17

Lectures & Planting Demos (Behind Picnic Tables)

10:00am & 3:00pm Saturday & Sunday – “Small Space…High Yield: Planting in Grow Bags”
with Alexis Dorsi of Taskease
11:00am Saturday & Sunday – “Raised Garden Beds: Not just for vegetables any more!”

Sponsored by The Home Depot
1:00pm Saturday & Sunday –
Introduction to Growing Orchids with featured speaker Dr. Martin Motes

Kid’s Entertainment (Near East Gate)
10:30am – 2:30pm Saturday & Sunday – Face Painting & Orchid Collage Making with Annie Garrick
Worm Composting & Seedling Planting with Marando Farms
12:30pm Sunday – Hawaiian Dance Performance by Ohana Arts

Music (On the Veranda)
11:00am & 12:00pm Saturday – Gold Coast Youth Orchestra

Gourmet Food & Libations
Food Trucks (Near the Kid’s Corner and Across from the Museum Gift Shop)
Beer, Wine, Mimosa’s, Margarita’s and Bloody Mary’s (Across from the Museum Gift Shop)
Beer & Wine will also be available at the Bonnet House sales booth

Free Parking and Free Plant Carry-out
Avoid traffic and parking, hop on the Sun Trolley, Water Taxi or Broward County Transit

$10 Members / $12 Non-Members
Children 12 & under are Free
Members are allowed early access Saturday at 9:00am
No Discounts Apply
House will be open for tours at an additional cost.

Click here for a complete list of Vendors and Activites schedule.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
The Home Depot, PL&P Advertising, Waste Management, Whole Foods Market, Broward Orchid Supply, Marando Farms, Market 17, Platinum Tents, C.W. Fischer Electric, Classical South Florida Radio, Around Town Magazine, Ohana Arts, Gold Coast Youth Orchestra, LeClub Condominium

Girl Scouts Workshops at Bonnet House

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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is offering five art workshops on Saturday, November 9, 2013 & April 5, 2014.  Each workshop will complete the requirements for the activity, and will include all art supplies as well as a tour of the historic house and art collections.  There is ample free parking.

BROWNIE LEVEL: Painting.  Time of Arrival:  9 am—12:30 pm
Brownies should wear, or bring, an “art shirt” because some of the paints will stain.  They will have a short break mid- morning for a snack.

JUNIOR LEVEL: Drawing.  Time of Arrival: 10 am—2:30 pm

CADETTE LEVEL: Book Artist. Time of Arrival: 9:30 am—2:00 pm

SENIOR LEVEL;  Collage.  Time of Arrival:  11:30 am— 3:30 pm

AMBASSADOR LEVEL: Photographer.  Time of arrival:  11:30 am—3:30 pm

FEES:  $14.00 per scout One leader/adult FREE for every 5 scouts      $7.00 Extra adults

For questions or inquiries contact Education Department: Tel: 954-703-2606 or Fax: 954-653-1535.

Email: [email protected]



Family Discount Days at Bonnet House

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Family Fun Days at the Historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

1st and 3rd Saturday July through September from 10am – 4pm


Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is offering a day of fun for the entire family this summer with ½ price admission for adults and free admission for children 12 and under.  Families will have the opportunity to tour the historic house museum filled with a delightful collection of art and personal treasures from the Bartlett family as well as explore the nature trails filled with native plants, trees and an occasional monkey or swan all at a discounted rate. The Family Fun Days are scheduled for the first and third Saturday of each month July through September 2012 from 10am – 4pm with the last tour starting at 3:30pm. The specific dates are July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18 and September 1 & 15.

Discounted price breakdown is as follows:

Individuals – $10

Senior Citizens – $9

Children 12 & under – Free

For more information contact Linda Schaller at (954) 703-2606 or [email protected].

Orchid Class

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July 28 or 29, 2012 – Orchid Culture, Including Basic Repotting & Mounting Demonstrations
Demonstrations will be given on basic repotting of different types of orchids and mounting orchids on items such as tree fern, cork bark, grapevine or cypress.  Common questions like what size/type of pot or basket to use; what type of potting media is best; what do I use to attach an orchid to a mount and how to water after mounted will be addressed.

Aug 25 or 26, 2012 –  Orchid Culture, Including Advanced Repotting Demonstrations
Got an orchid climbing out of its pot and don’t know where to begin?  Let us show you how to tackle that monster!  Learn how often an orchid should be repotted, how to divide an orchid, about different potting medias and the proper type of pot or basket to use.
Orchid Classes for this weekend Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th have been cancelled due to hurricane preparations at Bonnet House.  The classes have been rescheduled for Saturday, September 1 & Sunday, September 2.  

Sept 22 or 23, 2012 –  Orchid Culture, Including Advanced Mounting Demonstrations
Students will learn how to mount orchids on tree fern, cork bark and grapevine and how to naturalize orchids in their landscaping.   Common questions like what orchids do best on mounts; what do I use to attach the orchid to the mount; how to water after they are mounted and what to do when an orchid starts to overgrow it’s mount will be addressed.

Island Theater Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
$30 members – $35 non-members (per class)
Reservations Required (954) 703-2606 or click here

BAMM (Broward Attractions & Museums Month)

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“Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM)”
June 2012

Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM) kicks off June 1. Discover 16 local museums, unique attractions and cultural centers for the price of one membership.  During the month of June members of any one of the 16 cultural institutions in Broward County, and South Palm Beach County, receive free general admission to all participating venues.

Click here for more information on BAMM and the participating attractions!

Broward Attractions & Museums Month (BAMM) – June 2012

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“Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM)”

June 2012

Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM) kicks off June 1. Discover 16 local museums, unique attractions and cultural centers for the price of one membership.  During the month of June members of any one of the 16 cultural institutions in Broward County, and South Palm Beach County, receive free general admission to all participating venues.


Let the adventure begin.  Discover what awaits you right outside your door.  Each attraction or museum offers an experience for all ages.  Spend an evening enjoying a movie at Cinema Paradiso; discover some of Boca Raton’s History at the Boca Raton Historical Society; play and learn at The Boca Raton Children’s Museum; explore the historic house and grounds at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens; learn all about fish at IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame or trek out and celebrate Seminole Indian Traditions at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum… and so much more.

Current and new members of these museums and attractions will receive free entry with proof of membership. Special events may not be included.  Experience diverse cultural treasures in Broward County and Boca Raton.

“South Florida is a prime destination with a unique array of activities and attractions to enjoy,” says Mary Birch-Hanson of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.  “We are pleased to offer BAMM in June 2012.  Whether a person has been a longtime museum supporter or has just signed up, the program enables everyone to experience the attractions and cultural scene for the price of one membership.”

Participating institutions include:

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center

Art andCultureCenterofHollywood

Boca Raton Children’s Museum

Boca RatonHistorical Society

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Cinema Paradiso

Classical South Florida – 89.7 & 90.7 FM

Fort Lauderdale History Center

Historic Stranahan House Museum

IGFA – Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum

International Swimming Hall ofFameMuseum

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale – Nova Southeastern University

OldDavieSchoolHistorical Museum

Old Dillard School Historical Museum

PlantationHistorical Museum



Our Sponsors this year include:


Classical South Florida 89.7 & 90.7 FM


Broward County Cultural Division

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor Bureau



For more information on BAMM; please visit or call Mary Birch-Hanson at 954.364.5205