2021 PROGRAM
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January Meeting

featuring

IRENE BEARLY

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Planted Aquarium

Saturday, January 2, 2021

1 - 2:30 pm via Zoom

 

Join us as our guest Irene "Girl Talks Fish" Bearly shares her fishkeeping adventures. Visit her YouTube channel at Girl Talks Fish.

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February Meeting

featuring

DEAN TWEEDDALE

Dean's Fry System

Saturday, February 6, 2021

1 - 2:30 pm via Zoom

 

Master Breeder Dean Tweeddale of Dean's Fishroom will share his many fishroom and breeding setup innovations. You can catch up with Dean at his YouTube channel here. 

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March Meeting

featuring

DR. SOLOMON DAVID

Gars and Other Living Fossils in the Wild and the Home Aquarium

Saturday, March 6, 2021

1 - 2:30 pm via Zoom

Solomon is an aquatic ecologist and assistant professor of biological sciences Nicholls State Univ. interested in fish biodiversity, conservation, and science communication.

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APRIL TAILGATE EVENT

Free and open to the public

SUNDAY, April 18, 2021

1 - 4:00 pm

Parking Lot

Emmaus United Church of Christ

900 Maple Ave East

Vienna, VA 22180

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May Meeting

featuring

Michael Lucas

Butterflies in the Water: Discovering Hydrophlox Shiners

Saturday, May 1, 2021

1 - 2:30 pm via Zoom

 

Who says native fish can't compete with imported fish? From pure beauty, to interesting/unique behaviors to ease of maintaining, reproducing and rearing. The best part is you don't need thousands of dollars, yellow fever shots, malaria meds, import licenses or long flights to acquire some of these American jewels.  

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June Meeting

featuring

Johnathan Butkus

Filtration

Saturday, June 5, 2021

1 - 2:30 pm via Zoom

Feature presentation by Johnathon Butkus on the topic of aquarium filtration.

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JULY BOWL SHOW
& INDOOR PICNIC

CANCELLED

Saturday, July 10, 2021

1 - 4:30 pm

 

At its May meeting, the Board of Directors decided to cancel the Annual Bowl Show given the social distancing challenges at this type of event and the room occupancy restrictions.

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AUGUST VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Zoom: 1 - 2:30 pm

 

The Board of Directors expects the August meeting to be our last virtual event of the year unless new circumstances overtake us.

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SEPTEMBER MEETING
 

featuring

Jacob Waters

Shrimp Keeping: Down the rabbit hole

Saturday, September 4, 2021

1 - 4:30 pm Green Acres Center

September will be our first month back in-person at Green Acres. To ease ourselves back into our monthly routine, Jacob will give us an extended, 20 minute lightning talk on shrimp followed by a monthly mini-auction.

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FALL ALL-DAY AUCTION

SUNDAY, October 3, 2021

10 am - 5:00 pm at Green Acres

 

The Board of Directors will communicate modified auction rules to help limit the size the our first all-day auction since lockdown. 

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NOVEMBER ANNUAL MEETING

Saturday, November 6, 2021

1 pm at Green Acres Center

 

Elections, Feature Presentation, Mini-Auction 

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DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY & POTLUCK DINNER

Saturday, December 4, 2021

1 pm at Green Acres Center