2017 EVENT CALENDAR
Tue. 9/12 6:00 pm
BiMonthly Meeting - Powder Valley Nature Center
PRESENTATION - Susan Goldhor, biologist, mycologist, researcher, writer
We are so lucky to have Susan Goldhor for our September Bi-monthly meeting. She is an amazing writer and researcher and absolutely loves all things mushrooms.
Susan was trained as an animal biologist and spent her career working with how dogs behave around sheep, how fish behave around longline bait, and working out ways to eliminate waste in seafood processing plants. She has carried out research in eastern Anatolia, around the Alaskan coast out to the Aleutians, and in New England, where she lives. Having learned that the puffballs on her lawn were edible, she joined the Boston Mycological Club about 20 years ago, to learn how to score more free food. Volunteering to write a column for the Club’s Bulletin got her interested fungal biology and especially fungal ecology. That column indirectly led to her to becoming the president of the BMC and a columnist for both Mushroom the Journal and Fungi.
Susan credits her earlier work on animal behavior and the fact that she comes from a family of clinical family systems psychologists for her interest in how fungi behave in relationships.
Dont miss this talk. It's going to be one of a kind! For additional information please contact Maxine Stone at (314) 963-0280 or email her at email@example.com.
Sat. 9/16 10:00 AM
FORAY - Tower Tee Golf Center
Tower Tee, located at 6727 Heege Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123, has been a tradition in St. Louis golf for 51 years, and boasts the oldest and busiest golf range in the area. Roy Lotz, former head carpenter at Forest Park Hylands Amusement Park, built the range and miniature golf buildings in 1963 on a site that once functioned as a brick yard. This year they will open to MOMS for a morning foray and Potluck event.
We start at 10am and will meet in the pavilion at noon to check our harvest. Potluck to share is encouraged. Feel free to email Steve Lotz, now Owner & Head PGA Pro, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun. 9/17 11:00 AM
FORAY - Charleville Winery Food Foray
It is that time of year again, early Fall, for one of my favorite MOMS events. We have had this Foray at Charleville Vineyards, Winery & Microbrewery for quite a few years. Jack and Joal Russell allow us to use the lower level and porch of their 1800's B&B log cabin. Bring a dish to share, service ware, and your own drinks. We will taste the wonderful wine and beer made by the Russell's - no outside alcoholic beverages allowed. Come join MOMS and enjoy a glass of Missouri wine at 11:00 AM on September 17th at the CHARLEVILLE WINERY located at 16937 Boyd Road, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri 63670. Space is limited for this remarkable foray and event so get your reservations in early by contacting Sara Yates at (314) 757-5711 or email her at email@example.com.
Sun. 9/24 10:00 AM
FORAY - Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park
Come join MOMS at Bootlegger's Trail in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park located at 13236 Streetcar Dr, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Maryland Heights is home to Creve Coeur Park, one of the region's most popular parks, which is operated by St. Louis County. Bootlegger’s Trail is a hidden gem located within the ‘upper’ section of Creve Coeur Park and is now more than 5.5 miles in length, with several interesting features. The trail is comprised of dirt footing and is virtually root and rock free and a great place to tack on some trail miles if the ultra-groomed loops of the main park are becoming too boring. The trail is shaded and offers a little bit of everything from gentle rolling hills, flat stretches and switchbacks. Contact Judi Thomas at (314) 439-5724 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out exactly where to meet.
Thur. 9/28 - Sun. 10/1
MOMS ANNUAL FALL FORAY - Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Detailed information will be in the August newsletter with a paper registration form. But here you can get an overview of the week end.
You can easily register and pay online by clicking here: REGISTER AND PAY
It’s a little strange not calling it Mingo, but this year, and hopefully all following years, our Annual Fall Foray will be at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. “Mingo” is beautiful, but the location just didn’t work for us anymore. Our own private “camp” at the State Park is called Camp Clover Point and its lovely. There are barracks and cabins with modern restrooms and showers for lodging, a beautifully equipped kitchen and dining room, a great rec hall, plus a nice waterfront for swimming and boating, if the weather cooperates. This MOMS Fall Foray will have everything you could want in a weekend: beautiful scenery, ample mushrooms (we hope), educational speakers/mycologists, delicious food, and new and old friends.
Thursday - early bird arrivals and set up for the weekend. Show up any time after 2:00 PM.
Friday activities are often relaxed and informal. We can go out in groups to visit and foray local natural areas, or stay back and relax at the camp for the day. It all depends on the preference of each individual. Dr. Michael Kuo will be our evening speaker.
Saturday we will spend the day foraging in the area on many of the beautiful trails. Participants sign up for one of four forays with a foray leader and a mycologist. Dr. Denis Benjamin will not only be our evening speaker, but will also offer a Watercolor Workshop at 3:00 PM.
Sunday morning at 9:00 AM Christopher Crabtree will be our speaker. At 10:30 there will be a brunch and Mycophagy Tasting. You must stay for this amazing tasting of mushrooms that we’ve found and cooked many different ways. During the weekend, there will not only be an appetizer competition, but we will also have a prize for who comes up with the best name for this Annual Fall Foray. Now that we are at Lake of the Ozarks State Park, we cannot call it “Mingo” any more. Be thinking of a clever name. Who knows…you may be the winner.
To register and pay on-line click here: REGISTER AND PAY
SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY.
UPDATE! - Tue. 10/10 6:30 PM
CLASS - Powder Valley Nature Center
10 COMMON EDIBLE MUSHROOMS OF MISSOURI
Join MOMS for the fourth of four annual educational classes. This is a members only event. At this class you will learn an additional 10 common edible mushrooms that are found in Missouri. The class will be given at POWDER VALLEY NATURE CENTER - 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122. These classes are free for MOMS members. For additional information contact Maxine Stone, (314) 963-0280 or Brad Bomanz, (636) 225-0555.
10/6 - 10/8 Weekend Foray
CAMPOUT FORAY - Rock Bridge State Park
Join MOMS Mid-MO Chapter for the Mid-MO Fall Weekend Campout Foray at Rock Bridge State Park just south of Columbia Friday afternoon October 6 - Sunday afternoon October 8, 2017. We will meet and camp at the special use campsite located in the Gans Creek Wild Area off of 163, and will campout Friday and Saturday. There are pit toilets but no other facilities. There are plenty of hotels close by for those who don’t like to rough it. We will foray Saturday starting at 9:30AM meeting at the special use camp.
Please bring a dish for potluck dinner on Friday and for lunch on Saturday.
Please make your reservations early by contacting Stan at email@example.com for more information.
Sat. 10/7 10:00 AM
FORAY - Hazlet State Park (Carlisle, Illinois)
This foray will be at HAZLET STATE PARK. Please come and join us anytime during the event. We will hunt for all the wonderful fall mushrooms all day long. Make your reservations and find out where to meet, by contacting Leland Von Behren at (618) 259-8517 or Steve Booker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (618) 980-0866.
Sat. 10/7 10:00 AM
CLASS - MDC Central Regional Office
10 COMMON EDIBLE MUSHROOMS of MISSOURI
Join MOMS Mid-MO Chapter for the fourth of four annual educational classes. This is a members only event. At this class you will learn ten common edible mushrooms that are found in Missouri. The class will be given at the Missouri Dept. of Conservation Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road. Columbia, MO, 65201 at 10 a.m. These classes are free for MOMS members. For additional information and to register, please contact Malissa Briggler at email@example.com or Stan Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10/27 - 10/29 Weekend Foray
CAMPOUT FORAY - "The Hawnting" - Hawn State Park
Join MOMS members on October 27th for a fun filled ghoulish time at HAWN STATE PARK for the MOMS annual Spooktacular fall foray. If we are lucky the ghouls and mushrooms should be out with a vengeance. Make your reservations and find out where and when to meet by contacting Shannon Stevens by email at email@example.com or call him at (314) 481-4131.
Sun. 11/5 11:00 AM
"WILDTIMES" - FOODFEST & FORAY - Babler State Park, Alta Shelter
MOMS is having its "WILD TIMES" once again. For those of you who haven't been able to make this spectacular event, the potluck is absolutely outstanding and not to be missed. It will start at 11AM. Sign up early by contacting Jan Simons Raiser at (314) 773-4551 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Booker at email@example.com or (618) 980-0866.
Tue 11/14 6:00 pm
BiMonthly Meeting - Powder Valley Nature Center
Begins at 6:00pm at POWDER VALLEY NATURE CENTER - 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122. This is MOMS ANNUAL FUNGI PHOTO SHOW. Take photos all season. In November, put them on a flash drive and show them at our Annual Photo Show, where we can take a look at your beautiful creations. Don’t be shy. It’s lots of fun. For additional information contact Maxine Stone at (314) 963-0280 or email her at VeryMaxine@aol.com.