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ADS National Show and Convention at Murphys, Calif – March 11-14

Hosted by the Northern California Daffodil Society and Ironstone Vineyards

Convention Program

The Northern California Daffodil Society welcomes you to the 56th ADS Convention and National Show in the historic town of Murphys in California’s famous Mother Lode – where the discovery of gold in 1848 initiated the 19th century’s worldwide lust for gold – and instant riches. Gold mining is but an occasional activity in the Mother Lode now, but visitors to the region can see the remnants of the mining operations which withdrew fortunes in gold by diverting the stream beds into sluices, by tunneling into the mountains, and by washing the mountainsides away with giant jets of water.

 

Enjoy the flowers, friends, Ironstone and Murphys’ gold-rush era ambiance.  Our shuttle service will provide you with transportation between your hotel to downtown Murphys and to Ironstone Vineyards.  Keep in mind, our hospitality room will be available for all convention attendees. 

 

Below is the Convention Program complete with times and planned activities.  Adjustments may be made to this Program before your arrival.

 

Thursday, March 11th

 Time                      Activity

2pm- over night 

2-9pm

2-9pm

3-6pm

6:30-8pm

9:00 p.m. 

Horticulture entries received in Ironstone’s Heritage Room

Registration in Ironstone’s Culinary Center

Photographic entries received in Ironstone’s Culinary Center

Airport Coaches arrive at Murphys Inn & Murphys Executive Suites

Welcoming buffet, in Ironstone’s Music Room (optional)

Photographic entries close

                                                         

Friday, March 12th

 Time                       Activity 

12:00 am to 9am

7:30am-12:30pm

7:30am-10am

9:00am

9:00 – 10am

 

10-11am

 

10am-12:30pm

10am-5pm

11am-1pm

1-5pm

1:15-2:15pm

2:30-4pm

2:45-3:15pm

3:15-4:15pm

 

3:45-4:30pm

4-5pm

4-10pm

6-7pm

7:15-8:30pm

8:30-9pm

9-9:30pm

Horticulture entries received in Heritage Room

Registration in Ironstone’s Culinary Center

Breakfast and browsing on own in Downtown Murphys

Entries close for Horticulture Show

Judges and Stewards coffee & instructions in Ironstone’s Placer Room (Below the Heritage Room)

Historic Walking Tour (or free time), meet at Ol’ Miners’ Museum in Murphys downtown

Judging for National Show, Heritage Room & Culinary Center

Wine-tasting, Museum, Jewelry Shop open at Ironstone

Lunch on own either at Ironstone’s Deli or Downtown Murphys

National Daffodil Show open, Heritage Room & Culinary Center

Judges & Stewards lunch in the Music Room

Outgoing ADS Board Meeting in the Placer Room

“Ironstone and Its Daffodils” in the Music Room

Guided Tour of Ironstone Gardens, meet in front by “49er” statue

Artistic Designs demonstration in the Music Room

ADS Historics Committee Meeting in the Placer Room

Artistic Designs entries staged in the Amphitheater

Social Hour; cash wine & beer bar in the Culinary Center

Dinner in the Music Room

Presentation of Show Awards in the Music  Room

ADS Annual Membership Meeting in the Music Room

                              

 Saturday, March 13th

 Time                       Activity 

7-9am

7:30-8:45am

 

9-10:45am

9am-5pm

9:30-11am

9:30-11am

 

10am-5pm

11am-5pm

Noon-1:15pm

2-3pm

2-3:15pm

 

3:30-4:30pm

3:30-5:30pm

6-7pm

7:15-9:30pm

Artistic Designs entries staged on Amphitheater Stage

Breakfast: “Green Daffodils, Really?” in the Music Room (optional)

Judging Artistic Designs Section of Show on Amphitheater

National Daffodil Show open, Heritage Room and Culinary Center

“Break-throughs in Miniatures” in Music Room

“Historic Daffodils – Where and How Have They Spread?” in Placer Room

Wine-tasting, Museum, Jewelry Shop open at Ironstone

Artistic Designs Section of Show open on Amphitheater Stage

Lunch: “Murphys and the Gold Rush” in Music Room

“So You Want to Be a Judge!” in Placer Room

“Advances in Standards: the Elusive White-Orange/Red Trumpets” in the Music Room

Pipe Organ music in the Music Room

ADS Bulb Auction, in Placer Room

Social hour; cash wine and beer bar in the Culinary Center

Dinner and Invited Speaker Keith Kridler, Music Room

 

Sunday, March 14th

 Time                        Activity     

7:30-8:45am

 

9am-3pm

 

9:15-10:30am

10am-5pm

11:15am-2:15pm

12:30-3:30pm

3-4:15pm

 

3:45-4:45pm

6-7:15pm

7:30-9:30pm

9:30-10pm

 

10pm

Breakfast: “What’s in Our Daffodil Future?” in the Music Room (optional)

National Daffodil Show open in Heritage Room, Culinary Center and Amphitheater Stage

“Daffodil Jeopardy” – a quiz game in the Music Room

Wine-tasting, Museum, Jewelry Shop open at Ironstone

Lunch in the Music Room

Bus Tour to State Park, meet in front by the “49er” statue

Take down National Show in Heritage Room, Culinary Center and Amphitheater Stage

Incoming ADS Board Meeting in Placer Room

Social hour; cash wine and beer bar in Culinary Center

Dinner and Farewell Speaker Peter Ramsay in Music Room

Invitations to 2011 ADS Convention and to 2012 World Daffodil Convention in the Music Room.

Convention over!

  

Monday, March 15th

 Time                        Activity 

7:00-7:45am Coaches load and depart for Sacramento Airport from Murphys Inn Motel and Murphys Executive Suites