Annual events include the:
Belle Isle Daffodil Day Luncheon: The Michigan Division of the WNFGA hosts the annual Daffodil Day Luncheon to raise funds to plant daffodils on Belle Isle. The Indian Village branch acts as hostesses during the luncheon at the Detroit Yacht Club. In spring of 2017, 350,000 daffodil bulbs will bloom on Belle Isle due to our efforts. The goal is 750,000, one for every resident of Detroit.
Annual May Outing & Dinner: Club members take “field trips” to local gardens, urban farms and other “green” spaces in Detroit. In 2016, we visited two urban farms, Fresh Cut Detroit and Brother Nature Farm. We finished with a picnic dinner catered by Pink Flamingo Foods. Other recent outings have included stops at Detroit Market Garden, a roof top garden at Traffic Jam restaurant and the Green Garage in Midtown.
Indian Village Home & Garden Tour: The Indian Village Woman’s Garden started the Indian Village Home and Garden Tour in the 1950’s. From a small event, it has turned into a two day tour enjoyed by thousands of guests. Today, it is jointly administered by the the Historic Indian Village Association, the Indian Village Woman’s Garden Club and the Indian Village Men’s Garden Club. The two garden clubs use much of their share of the profits to maintain the Centennial Garden.
Holiday Home Tour in Indian Village: Sunday, December 4, 2016, five or six Historic Indian Village homes, decorated for the holidays, will be opened for our guests to enjoy. At an “afterglow”, in a surprise location, refreshments will be served. A Gala Preview Tour will be held on Friday, December 3, 2016. The Gala will include a party at one the finest homes in Indian Village, with lavish refreshments and an open bar. Motor coaches will take guests on a tour of five or six history homes decorated for the holidays. More details will be released soon. The Holiday Home Tour is the only fundraise for the ABC Scholarship.
Holiday Dinner Dance: Each December, we join with the with the Indian Village Men’s Garden Club for a special dinner dance with a live band. The December 2015 dinner was at Sinbad’s with music by the “Famous Coachmen.”
Woman’s Garden Club Pancake Breakfast: In the spring we hold a pancake breakfast. After a long winter, it is great to talk to neighbors we have not seen all winter. Pancakes, turkey sausage and all the trimmings are prepared by club members. No one leaves hungry!
Other Projects: The Indian Village Woman’s Garden Club, jointly with the Indian Village Men’s Garden Club, maintains the indian Village Centennial Garden. We also help the community with other projects including the Historic Indian Village Association’s “Light the Future” streetlight project, the Indian Village Children’s Halloween Party and by maintaining the Indian Village banners. Donations are made to local “green” and community organizations.