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PARK(ing) Day!
Friday, September 18
Metered Parking Spots Everywhere
On September 18, ASLA will participate in PARK(ing) Day, an annual event in which local community members, students, and designers transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets. We want you to join PARK(ing) Day too! Contact your local ASLA chapter to see how can get involved in PARK(ing) Day and create your own temporary parklet. Post a picture of your PARK(ing) Day parklet on social media with #ASLAPD and it could appear in Landscape Architecture Magazine! More information.

BSLA Open House
Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc.
25 Kingston Street
Meet and network with the members of the Boston Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. More information.

California Northern
Thursday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m.
130 Sutter Street #600
San Francisco
Chris Pattillo, FASLA, will talk about the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). In 2000, ASLA joined with the National Park Service and Library of Congress to create the HALS program which is modeled on HABS – the American Building Survey created in 1933. HALS is a documentation program that recognizes and records important historic landscapes, both designed and vernacular. More information.

California San Diego
ASLA Community Grant Golf Tournament
Monday, September 21
Lomas Santa Fe
1505 Lomas Santa Fe Dr
Solana Beach
Join SDASLA on Monday, September 21 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club as we travel to the Bing Crosby era of golf and pull out your best argyle sweater and knickers to raise funds for the ASLA 2016 Community Grant. More information.

2015 End of Summer Social
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Denver Botanic Gardens
All-America Selection Garden
ASLA Colorado End of Summer Social at the Denver Botanic Gardens. This event is free to chapter members and advance registration is required. Limited to first 100 ASLA Colorado/Wyoming members only. Features a sponsored bar and appetizers. More information.

Day & Night 2015 Residential Design Expo
Wednesday, September 16
Italian Center of Stamford
1620 Newfield Avenue
The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects presents: Day & Night 2015 Residential Design Expo, A continuing education program for landscape architects, designers, architects,
landscape contractors, and anyone involved in residential design and installation. More information.

New Mexico
Student/Professional Mixer
Friday, September 18
Consensus Planning
302 8th St NW
Wrap up your PARK(ing) Day with a refreshing drink, snacks and fun conversation at our Student Professional Mixer. 2015 NMASLA Individual Awards will be announced and awarded, and the 2015-2016 mentorship pairs will be posted. More information.

New York
Streetscapes: A Conversation with Christopher Gray
Thursday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m.
15 Gramercy Park South
New York
You are invited to join The Fine Arts Federation for a special evening celebrating journalist and architectural historian Christopher Gray, who will receive The Fine Arts Federation Award for outstanding public service to the arts. More information.

Parks and Recreation Business Fall Festival
Thursday, September 24
Shisler Center, OSU Extension
1680 Madison Avenue
This event provides opportunities to explore new programming ideas, assess risks and develop ways to combat them, implement new marketing strategies, and strengthen team and leadership capabilities. Vendors will be on hand to share new products that will assist in providing the best camp experience possible. More information.

WEBINAR: Designing Successful Rain Gardens for Civic Sites
Thursday, September 24
Rain gardens, as part of modern storm water management systems, rely on plant material for soil stabilization, contaminant filtering, nutrient absorption, and to slow rainwater for infiltration. Beyond plant selection, proper site preparation and a comprehensive maintenance plan are critical components of a successful rain garden. In this webinar, Amanda Sloan describes the elements that go into a successful rain garden project. More information.

Design DC 2015
Wednesday, September 23
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Washington, D.C.
Take part with more than 700 architects and design professionals. From seminars about the latest on pre-fabrication to next-level firm marketing to tours of the region’s fascinating new projects, DesignDC is the premier regional conference focused on the unique challenges of working in Metropolitan Washington. More information.

VA ASLA Fall Conference Awards Banquet
Friday, September 18, at 11:00 a.m.
Virginia Tech Cowgill Hall
1325 Perry St.
Join VAASLA for its Fall Conference in Blacksburg, September 18-19, 2015. It will focus on facilitating change in the designed environment by providing local educational field trips, a campus sketch crawl, and presentations on current campus and municipal planning strategies and therapeutic concepts for park and facility planning. They will investigate how the preparation of a master plan can facilitate change over an extended period. More information.

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