Shaker Calendar of Events 2014


Shaker Calendar of Events Banner


Shaker Calendar of Events 2014
JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUGUST

September 2014

  • August 9 - September 27, Exhibit: Spotlight On North Family Cooperage at the Enfield Shaker Museum Regular Museum Hours
    • An exhibit of how the production of cooperage in 1869 became the mainstay of the North Family's economy and returned them to solvency. Cost: Regular admission. Members free.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
    • phone or fax: 1-603-632-4346
  • September 13, Rock My Religion Celebration and Gala at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Opening at the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon August 29, Dan Graham's 1984 art video Rock My Religion explores the connection between ecstatic religious practices in American history and the development of rock-n-roll music and youth culture. Drawing a line from Ann Lee, the founder of the Shakers, to rock icon Patti Smith, Graham presents a provocative take on the Shaker legacy.
      On Saturday, September 13, the museum will host a day-long celebration of history, art, and music followed by a gala dinner and auction. All proceeds will benefit the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon.
      For information on ticket prices and how you can be involved with or attend this special day & night celebration, please write to programs@shakerml.org, or contact Wyatt Erchak at 518-794-9100 x220.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, (not for mail delivery) 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • September 13, Canterbury Artisan Festival 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tickets $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-17, children under 5 free. The Canterbury Artisan Fair celebrates Traditional Arts with an Artisan Craft Fair & Farmers’ Market, music, artisan food and demonstrations. Interested in being a vendor? Check back in the spring for details on how to apply. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • September 13, Music on the Farm at South Union Shaker Village 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Imagine how nice it will be to feel the cool fall breezes wafting through the 1875 Grain Barn, while listening to live music, and enjoying afternoon dessert! Kick back in a relaxed family atmosphere and partake in some traditional Southern delicacies, including fried peach pies, fresh apple cake, apple cider slushes, and homemade Shaker Sweet Potato Pie ice cream from Chaney’s Dairy Barn.
      RESERVATIONS: $15/person | $25/couple | $5/children ages 6-12
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • September 13, Shaker Village Folk Festival at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Free, Traditional Craft Demonstrations: 10am - 4 pm
      - From fiber to finish: R & R Spinners
      - Blacksmithing: Tim Greene
      - Shaker Style Brush Making: Kent Ruesswick
      Workshops: (pre-registration required)
      - Beginner’s Woodcarving. $50. (see calendar listing below)
      - The Art of Basic Bookbinding. $55. (see calendar listing below)
      Special Events:
      - Nature’s Outdoor Classroom. Adults $8, children $2.(see calendar listing below)
      - Tractor-drawn Wagon Rides.
      - Shaker-made fritters, hot coffee & herbal iced tea.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13, Biblical Wreath - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • For thousands of years, mankind has used herbs for a variety of purposes, as mentioned throughout the Bible and elsewhere. While learning about ancient and modern uses of some popular herbs, participants will visit the Shakers’ his toric herb gardens and harvest bunches of lamb’s ear, thyme, sage, oregano and other fresh herbs that will be used to create a small, decorative, fragrant, and useful wreath with a fa scinating story. Class size: 15. $40.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13, Herbal Christmas: Gifts from the Shakers’ Gardens - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • The natural environment has inspired the Shaker s for nearly 200 years. As the basis for this project, p articipants will gather herbs and wildflowers from the Shakers ’ gardens to be crafted into several different holiday projects of your choice, each suitable as a special gift at the holidays. Materials will also be provided to create other culinary gifts, including herbal blends, and an herbal oil and an herbal vinegar. Please join us for this harvest prelude to the Christmas season . Class size: 12. $40.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13, Beginner’s Woodcarving Workshop - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Through more than 200 years, a handful of Shaker Brethren (including Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson), and one Sister, (Annie Belle Tuttle) practiced the art of woodcarving. Join local, award-winning, master-carver Norm Devonshire for the basics of carving, including proper use of the knife, types of cuts, methods and techniques, and sharpening. All participants will complete their own finished carving of a Scottie dog and leave with the skill set to begin a new hobby of woodcarving. Carving knives will be furnished for use, and for sale at additional cost. Class size: per session 6. $50.00.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13, The Art of Basic Bookbinding Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
      9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    • In the early 19th century, the Shakers produced many of their own books using simple bookbinding techniques. Artist and instructor Bonnie Faulkner, owner of Heron Point Gallery in Portland, will teach the art of handmade books. Through a series of demonstr ations, participants will learn to make with high-quality art paper three styles of simple-sewn books, including accordion, pocket, and single-section notebook. Leave them blank or bring photos, flat memorabilia (pressed flowers, postcards, Valentine’s, antique tradecards, etc.), stamps, art markers, short stories, poetry, or interesting items to transform these books into creative, expressive and personalized keepsakes. Participants will learn all the skills to make books on their own for personal use, special gifts, or invitations. Class size: 12. $55.00.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13, Nature’s Outdoor Classroom: at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
    • The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this 2 ½-hour guided hike through the Shakers’ land. Learn about the indigenous species of birds,mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, trees, and fungi that occupy the many, diverse habitats of Shaker Village. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake from Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. The hike through hayfields, forest land, and century-old logging trails will include insights to the Shakers’ 200 years of land use and management. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 3 - mile, moderate walk. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Fees: Reservations encouraged, but not required. Adults $8; children $2; and under 6 are FREE.
      Combine this outdoor classroom habitat-experience with a trip to the nearby Maine Wildlife Park, home of Maine’s most popular animals.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13-14, Giant Apple Fest Yard Sale at Alfred Shaker Museum
    • On September 13 & 14, as part of Alfred’s Apple Fest celebration, the Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum will feature their traditional Giant Yard Sale. Come discover some bargains!
      All donations of items will be gratefully accepted. For pickup, call Barbara Carlson at 651-6700, or bring your donations to the Museum. If you have a yard sale and have things left over, FASM will be happy to pick up your leftovers, with a little notice. All proceeds will go to the Alfred Shaker Museum.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
  • September 14, Shaker Broom Making at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Canterbury brooms were prized for their simplicity, workmanship and usefulness. Join Everett Bailey as he guides you in the skill of basic broom making in the historic Village Carpenter’s Shop. No experience is necessary to attend, only patience and an interest in Shaker craft. At the end of this workshop, you will take home a completed Shaker style broom that offers something out of the ordinary. More information.
      Instructor: Everett Bailey
      Fee: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $82.50 Not-Yet-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • September 17, Berkshires to Boston Bike Tour - Hancock Shaker Village 7:00 am – 8:30 am
    • The Berkshires to Boston Bike Tour covers 240 miles from Hancock Shaker Village to Boston over three days (September 17-19, 2014). Join us for this challenging event!
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 19 - 21, Common Ground Country Fair - Booth by Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
    • Visit the Shakers’ booth in the Agricultural Products section. Full line of culinary herbs, herbal teas, culinary waters, books, and more! For more information: www.mofga.org
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 20, HSV Trail Marathon & Ultramarathon at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Come enjoy a New England autumn day in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts & New York and run on the Taconic Crest Trail. The Taconic Mountains run parallel to the hill tops of the Appalachian Trail, so expect a very challenging day of running. The race will begin and finish on the grounds of the historic Hancock Shaker Village. These races will have it all: camping, great scenery, a lot of single track trail, tough climbing, mud, and an after race party featuring local beer from Big Elm Brewing! While you are out running, your family and crew may take advantage of a discounted price and enjoy the farm and museum of Hancock Shaker Village.
      Learn more about race details and registration here: HSV Trail Races
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 20 & 21, HarvestFest at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Kick off the fall season with a down-home harvest celebration for the whole family! Climb the hay stacks and bob for apples in the Kids' Village, enter your favorite autumn recipe in the dessert contest, meet the animals on the farm, enjoy live music and so much more. Complete schedule of activities available online this summer. Included in regular tour admission. Admission: $15 ages 13 & above / $5 ages 6-12 / free 5 & under.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • September 21, Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village by Shirley Historical Society
      12:30 p.m.
    • Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village - MUST reserve and pay $15 in advance. mail@shirleyhistory.org for details.
    • Shirley Historical Society, 182 Center Road, PO Box 217, Shirley, MA 01464-0217
  • September 24 - 28, Timberframing Workshop at Hancock Shaker Village 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Participants learn the craft of timber frame construction using 18th and 19th century tools and techniques, completing the parts and assembling the frame of a small building. Instructional demonstrations and discussions supplement the hands-on learning activities. Participants also will have the rare opportunity to examine original Shaker timber framing throughout the Village on a behind-the-scenes guided tour. Tools and materials provided; students may also bring their own set of basic timber framing tools if desired.
      Cost: $480, $435 for HSV Members
      IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants must register directly with the instructors for this 5-day workshop. Please call Jack Sobon: 413.684.3223 or Dave Carlon 413.684.3612.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 27, 10-Mile Hobbit Hobble at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill Trail Run Series ~ June 28, September 27 & November 1. Shaker Village's inaugural trail run series includes the 5-Mile Trail run, the 10-Mile Hobbit Hobble and the Half Marathon Trail Run. Register for all three events and receive a special commemorative prize! Each race entry fee includes a race shirt, admission to Shaker Village, overall and group prizes, and refreshments.
      $40 by August 31 / $45 on race day. Hikers begin at 8:00 a.m., runners begin at 8:30 a.m.
      Register online or call 800.734.5611 Ext. 1545.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • Septemaber 27 & 28, 17th Annual Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • The Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village celebrates the bounty of the harvest with agricultural demonstrations, wagon rides, a fabulous Farmers Market, and our huge tents full of the best local and regional crafters and artisans. Come out to the farm and see all the Country Fair has to offer! Cost: Included with general admission, FREE for HSV Members.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 27, The ABC’s of Letterpress Printing at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Design your personal project incorporating our type faces, “wing dings”, and Victorian graphics enhancers. Hand set type, get the finished form ready for the press and then set up and print your project on a hand fed 19th century platen printing press. In the past we have printed Invitations, Christmas Cards, personal Note Cards and Stationary and other fun projects.
      Fee: $77.50 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $85.00 Not-Yet-Members. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • Septemaber 27 & 28, 2014 Craft Festival at Fruitlands Museum Sat. 10:00 am - 400 pm, Sun. 11:00 am - 400 pm
    • Fruitlands is teaming up with the Worcester Center for Crafts for the fourth year to bring you a juried craft festival. Some of the most talented artists in New England will be selling their work under the tent at Fruitlands. So mark your calendar now and get ready to do some Christmas shopping in September!
      Saturday, September 27, 10AM - 4PM. Sunday, September 28, 11AM - 4PM.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
    • 978-456-3924
  • September 28 - October 4, Make a Shaker Table at Snow Farm - The New England Craft Program
    • Shaker furniture is widely admired for its simplicity, quality and functionality. Using Shaker design as inspiration, make a small table, from design to the final finish. Many woodworking skills will be covered, including design and layout, joinery, glue ups and clamping, and finishing techniques. Both hand and power tools will be used. A variety of woods will be available, including ash, pine, maple and cherry.
      Instructor:Mark Ragonese
      Cost: $585.00 days only. $770.00 overnight inclusive
    • Snow Farm 5 Clary Road Williamsburg, MA 01096
    • 1-413-268-3101

October 2014

  • September 5 - November 2, WoodWORKS Revisited at Hancock Shaker Village
    • During the fall of 2014, Hancock Shaker Village will revisit Wood Works, a juried gallery exhibition of Shaker-inspired chairs, small furniture and functional pieces crafted by contemporary woodworkers and furniture makers. The Shaker tradition of fine craftsmanship is still practiced today by many talented individuals. They each add personal and unique touches to their work, but as a group they all honor the Shaker aesthetic of clean lines, beautiful woods, and an eye toward perfection. Come and see what these true artists have created with the Shaker saying in mind “Hands to Work and Hearts to God.” The show will be displayed in the Poultry House from September 5 – November 2, 2014 with all items available for purchase.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 28 - October 4, Make a Shaker Table at Snow Farm - The New England Craft Program
    • Shaker furniture is widely admired for its simplicity, quality and functionality. Using Shaker design as inspiration, make a small table, from design to the final finish. Many woodworking skills will be covered, including design and layout, joinery, glue ups and clamping, and finishing techniques. Both hand and power tools will be used. A variety of woods will be available, including ash, pine, maple and cherry.
      Instructor:Mark Ragonese
      Cost: $585.00 days only. $770.00 overnight inclusive
    • Snow Farm 5 Clary Road Williamsburg, MA 01096
    • 1-413-268-3101
  • October 4, Broom Making Demonstration at South Union Shaker Village
    • Broom-making demonstrations will be available on the first Saturday of each month, March-October.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • October 4, Fall Foliage Hike at Ann Lee Pond - Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am
    • Enjoy a quintessential autumn morning in Upstate New York. Join Samantha Saladino, our Education Director, and explore the easy walking trails along Ann Lee Pond. Discover the wonderful nature that thrives there, from indigenous plants to the resident snapping turtles. Learn how the Shakers used the pond as a resource. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the vibrant changing leaves. Please call or email to sign up.
      $5 per person suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • October 4, A Walk Back in Shaker History at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • A guided hike through the woods to one of the old Shaker maple sugar camps. We will explore the foundation ruins/remnants of the sugar house, barn, outbuildings, well, etc. and compare the remnants at the site to historic old photos of the sugar camp when it was functioning at its prime. We will read journal entries at the camp site that were written by the Shakers describing life and work at the sugar camp, and enjoy local maple sugar candy by North Family Farm. Required skills: Participants must be in good enough physical shape to hike 2 to 3 miles through the woods and not necessarily on a trail. More information.
      Instructor: Mark Stevens
      Fee: $10.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $12.50 Not-Yet-Members. Register Today!
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 4, Shaker Broom Making at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Canterbury brooms were prized for their simplicity, workmanship and usefulness. Join Everett Bailey as he guides you in the skill of basic broom making in the historic Village Carpenter’s Shop. No experience is necessary to attend, only patience and an interest in Shaker craft. At the end of this workshop, you will take home a completed Shaker style broom that offers something out of the ordinary. More information.
      Instructor: Everett Bailey
      Fee: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $82.50 Not-Yet-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 4, Digital Photographic Artistry Workshop: Creative Composition at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Instructor Fred LeBlanc will help students apply traditional photographic values, composition and story telling to the new era of digital photography, and will also cover new tools available in the digital realm, such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) settings and techniques. HDR allows for a greater range of exposures, capturing everything from dark shadows to bright highlights and combining them into a single image, offering tones and values beyond what can be achieved through a standard photograph. Member Price $90.00. Non-member price 100.00.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 4 & 5, Attics and Basements Tour at Hancock Shaker Village 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • From attics to basements, our All Access tour offers you the chance to get past those “Museum Staff Only” signs and peek into the nooks and crannies of rarely seen areas of our Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling and Trustees Office & Store. Get behind the scenes in some of HSV’s most significant historic buildings, learning about the Shakers’ architecture and material culture. Tour Ticket includes general Village admission for the whole day!
      Cost: $30, $27 for HSV Members
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 5, Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village by Shirley Historical Society
      12:30 p.m.
    • Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village - MUST reserve and pay $15 in advance. mail@shirleyhistory.org for details.
    • Shirley Historical Society, 182 Center Road, PO Box 217, Shirley, MA 01464-0217
  • October 5, Bike Shaker: East View Tour by the Shaker Historical Society & Museum
    • Join us on a 6 mile bike tour of the East View of Shaker Heights including the neighborhoods of Fernway, Sussex and Lomond. Learn about life when Shaker Heights was first settled; see the oldest house in Shaker, Van Sweringen demonstration homes and other historical treasures. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/408138644.
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • October 11, Shaker Farm Day at South Union Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • The common farm chores of yesterday are practically lost arts today, but not at the South Union Shaker Village! Enjoy a day of interactive demonstrations where butter is made, corn is shelled, hams are smoked, laundry is boiled, apples are pressed into cider and much more. Lunch will be available.
      TICKETS: $10/person | $5 children ages 6-12.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • October 11, Shaker Village Folk Festival at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Free, Traditional Craft Demonstrations: 10am - 4 pm
      - From fiber to finish: R & R Spinners
      - Weaving: Marji Thompson
      - Hand Embroidery: The Embroiderers Guild of America
      - Broom-Making: Paul Russell
      Workshops: (pre-registration required)
      - Herbal Christmas: Gifts from the Shakers Gardens
      Special Events:
      - Cider Pressing – bring your own apples or purchase at Shaker Store.
      - Nature’s Outdoor Classroom. Adults $8, children $2.(see calendar listing below)
      - Tractor-drawn Wagon Rides.
      - Home-made apple fritters and hot cider
      - Apple Pie Sale: New Gloucester Historical Society
      - Mums and Plant Sale: Donna’s Greenhouse
      - Decorate Jack-be-Little pumpkins with kids
      - Making Apple Butter
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 11, Nature’s Outdoor Classroom: at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
    • The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this 2 ½-hour guided hike through the Shakers’ land. Learn about the indigenous species of birds,mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, trees, and fungi that occupy the many, diverse habitats of Shaker Village. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake from Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. The hike through hayfields, forest land, and century-old logging trails will include insights to the Shakers’ 200 years of land use and management. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 3 - mile, moderate walk. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Fees: Reservations encouraged, but not required. Adults $8; children $2; and under 6 are FREE.
      Combine this outdoor classroom habitat-experience with a trip to the nearby Maine Wildlife Park, home of Maine’s most popular animals.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 11, Birdwatching at the Shaker Bog - Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Trained naturalist and birdwatcher Carol Beyna will lead groups to the fascinating habitats of the Shaker Bog. The bog was originally built by the Shakers in 1816 as a reservoir to power their mills, but today, this 40 - acre wetland has become a diverse ecosystem; the feeding ground of moose, the home of beaver, mink, fischer, fox and an occasional black bear. The combination of woodland and wetland provides an ideal habitat for a wide variety of songbirds, game fowl, woodpeckers and more. Learn to beckon chickadees, nuthatches and other small birds. Possible sighting also include pileated woodpeckers, loons, ducks, Canada geese, American bald eagle, hawks, and the Shaker bog’s resident community of Sand Hill Cranes. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Mainewoods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 2-hour, moderate trail walk in the woods. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Tour size limited to 12. Reservations required. Adults $5 and Children $2.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 11 & 12, Attics and Basements Tour at Hancock Shaker Village 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • From attics to basements, our All Access tour offers you the chance to get past those “Museum Staff Only” signs and peek into the nooks and crannies of rarely seen areas of our Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling and Trustees Office & Store. Get behind the scenes in some of HSV’s most significant historic buildings, learning about the Shakers’ architecture and material culture. Tour Ticket includes general Village admission for the whole day!
      Cost: $30, $27 for HSV Members
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 18, Vintage Car Show at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Presented in partnership with the White Mountain Region Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America will host a Vintage Car Show on the Village grounds.
      Visitors can admire automobiles from many eras, meet with the owners and other vintage car enthusiasts, enjoy Village tours and exhibits, and shop for local handcrafts at the Museum Store. An outdoor grill lunch will be available as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 18, Learn needle-felting techniques with Beva at Alfred Shaker Museum 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Learn needle-felting techniques with Beva. Make a wool needle-felted turkey, just in time for the upcoming holidays! Materials cost: $15. More details to follow at a later date
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
  • October 18 & 19, Attics and Basements Tour at Hancock Shaker Village 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • From attics to basements, our All Access tour offers you the chance to get past those “Museum Staff Only” signs and peek into the nooks and crannies of rarely seen areas of our Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling and Trustees Office & Store. Get behind the scenes in some of HSV’s most significant historic buildings, learning about the Shakers’ architecture and material culture. Tour Ticket includes general Village admission for the whole day!
      Cost: $30, $27 for HSV Members
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 19, Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village by Shirley Historical Society
      12:30 p.m.
    • Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village - MUST reserve and pay $15 in advance. mail@shirleyhistory.org for details.
    • Shirley Historical Society, 182 Center Road, PO Box 217, Shirley, MA 01464-0217
  • October 19, Fresh Pasta Cooking Workshop at Canterbury Shaker Village 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Come and enjoy a great Italian favorite, PASTA!! Lakes Region community Colleges (LRCC) Head Chef Patrick Hall will be demonstrating the making of fresh pasta. Ravioli, Tortellini, Fettuccini, and Spaghetti will all be demonstrated from scratch. Chef Hall will also be creating several different sauces to accompany the pasta. Sauces such as traditional Alfredo, Crème Rosa, Pomodoro, Putanesca, followed by a discussion on Italian cookery and a sit down sampling of the different dishes.
      Instructor: Chef Patrick Hall, Lake Region Community College Culinary Arts Program. Fee: $25.00 Village members, $27.50 not-yet-members. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 19, The Healing Power of Art at Canterbury Shaker Village 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • The arts are a powerful tool for exploring your inner self, bringing into form all that needs expression. Grounded in mind-body medicine, the arts can show you what needs healing in your life and how to harness its energy. Join us in exploring your creative potential.
      Instructor: Patricia Wild. Fee: $50.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $55.00 Not-Yet-Members. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 25, Ghost Encounters at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Experience the other-worldly feel of our 200-year-old historic site on an October evening. This special night has something for everyone! Stroll the village for Trick or Treating, hear true Village ghost accounts from story tellers, and enjoy Halloween-themed activities and hot cider at this event for the whole family. Make sure to wear your costume!
      Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, under 5 free. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 25, Friends' Fall Work Day at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 25 & 26, Attics and Basements Tour at Hancock Shaker Village 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • From attics to basements, our All Access tour offers you the chance to get past those “Museum Staff Only” signs and peek into the nooks and crannies of rarely seen areas of our Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling and Trustees Office & Store. Get behind the scenes in some of HSV’s most significant historic buildings, learning about the Shakers’ architecture and material culture. Tour Ticket includes general Village admission for the whole day!
      Cost: $30, $27 for HSV Members
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

November 2014

  • September 5 - November 2, WoodWORKS Revisited at Hancock Shaker Village
    • During the fall of 2014, Hancock Shaker Village will revisit Wood Works, a juried gallery exhibition of Shaker-inspired chairs, small furniture and functional pieces crafted by contemporary woodworkers and furniture makers. The Shaker tradition of fine craftsmanship is still practiced today by many talented individuals. They each add personal and unique touches to their work, but as a group they all honor the Shaker aesthetic of clean lines, beautiful woods, and an eye toward perfection. Come and see what these true artists have created with the Shaker saying in mind “Hands to Work and Hearts to God.” The show will be displayed in the Poultry House from September 5 – November 2, 2014 with all items available for purchase.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • November 1, A Shaker Breakfast at South Union Shaker Village 8:30 am + 10:30 am seatings
    • A Civil War-era Shaker breakfast that promises to please and to astonish...featuring fried chicken, scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes, pork sausage, asparagus, apple pie, buttermilk biscuits and more! Served at the South Union's famous railroad hotel, the Shaker Tavern.
      RESERVATIONS REQUIRED $22 members | $25 non-members
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • November 1, Shaken, Not Stirred: Herb and Fruit Cordials at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Festive cordials featuring seasonal produce like apples, pears, and cranberries are a delicious way to celebrate the holidays, both to serve at gatherings and give as gifts. Fruit and herbs combine beautifully in simple, delicious recipes with limitless possibilities. Maria will demonstrate the basics of cordial-making, and you’ll get enough ingredients to customize your own eight-ounce jar of cordial. Some, like sweet anise liquor and spiced pear cordial with maple syrup, will be ready in just a few days. Others will reach flavor perfection in time for holiday gift-giving, such as vanilla cordial syrup, cranberry-rosemary cordial, and spiced cider cordial. All ingredients and materials will be included for your take-home cordial except the alcohol (due to liquor regulations), which you can easily add at home. No skills required except an interest in herbs and the ability to do simple kitchen tasks.
      Instructor: Maria Noelle Groves, Wintergreen Botanicals, LLC.
      More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 1, Half Marathon Trail Run at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill Trail Run Series ~ June 28, September 27 & November 1. Shaker Village's inaugural trail run series includes the 5-Mile Trail run, the 10-Mile Hobbit Hobble and the Half Marathon Trail Run. Register for all three events and receive a special commemorative prize! Each race entry fee includes a race shirt, admission to Shaker Village, overall and group prizes, and refreshments.
      $75 by October 15 / $85 on race day. Hikers begin at 7:30 a.m., runners begin at 8:30 a.m. Kids 1-Mile Fun Run ~ $10 on race day.
      Make it a weekend getaway! Register for the Half-Marathon Trail Run and receive a 20% discount on overnight rooms at The Inn at Shaker Village. Call 800.734.5611 Ext. 1515 to receive special rates.
      Register online or call 800.734.5611 Ext. 1545.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • November 1 & 2, Attics and Basements Tour at Hancock Shaker Village 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • From attics to basements, our All Access tour offers you the chance to get past those “Museum Staff Only” signs and peek into the nooks and crannies of rarely seen areas of our Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling and Trustees Office & Store. Get behind the scenes in some of HSV’s most significant historic buildings, learning about the Shakers’ architecture and material culture. Tour Ticket includes general Village admission for the whole day!
      Cost: $30, $27 for HSV Members
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • November 2, Nurturing Caregivers Through Art Workshop at Canterbury Shaker Village 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Caring for others is both rewarding and depleting. Remembering to nurture oneself restores energy and purpose. The arts are a wonderful tool for reconnecting to your true self and inner resources. Join us in playful expression with the arts.
      Instructor: Patricia Wild. Fee: $50.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $55.00 Not-Yet-Members. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 3 - 21, School Tours at South Union Shaker Village
    • The South Union Shaker Village offers school tours year ‘round, but presents the following focused tours: “To Grandmother’s House We Go: Thanksgiving in 1914” from November 3rd-21st.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • November 8, The 4th Annual Movers & Shakers at the Shaker Historical Society & Museum
      5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    • Honor Shaker Heights Visionaries who are a positive force for Shaker Heights and Northeast Ohio. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Shaker Historical Society, whose mission is to inspire people to celebrate and engage in the Shaker Heights story… past, present and future.
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • November 15, The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries Exhibit at the New York State Museum
    • Opens November 15, 2014 at the New York State Museum.
      Discover the Shakers as you’ve never seen them before in this large-scale exhibit at the New York State Museum. A collaboration between Shaker Heritage Society, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the New York State Museum, Quiet Revolutionaries promises to provide a unique perspective on Shaker history. It explores six major themes: Origins, Spreading the Faith, A Practical Religion, Shaker Made, Shaker Home, and Enduring Design. The 7,000 square foot exhibition will feature hundreds of items from the collections of the three Shaker sites and the state museum, including a cloth fragment thought to be part of Mother Ann Lee’s apron, along with documents, multimedia elements, and related programming from each of the museums.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • November 16, Stews and Braised Dishes Cooking Workshop at Canterbury Shaker Village 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Participate in a cooking demonstration with Lakes Region community Colleges (LRCC) Head Chef Patrick Hall that includes different stews and braised dishes. From Beef Stew to Short Rib, learn how your favorite braised dishes are prepared in the restaurants, and see other possible stew creations that are new and exciting. Each dish will be demonstrated, talked about to be followed by a social sit down sampling of the different dishes with all of the traditional accoutrements.
      Instructor: Chef Patrick Hall, Lake Region Community College Culinary Arts Program. Fee: $25.00 Village members, $27.50 not-yet-members. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 20, Shake and Stir GALA Fundraiser at South Union Shaker Village
    • An elegant evening of dinner and dancing to support the preservation of the South Union Shaker Village. Details forthcoming!
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • November 22, Do-It-Yourself Herbal and Body Care Gifts at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Save money and your health with great, all-natural body care and herbal gifts. We’ll discuss and demonstrate the basic steps for making lip balm, body cream, bath salts & sugars, scrubs, aromatherapy spray, and massage oil—then get to make five of your own products to bring home and give as gifts. Find out just how easy it is to make big batches all at once! Receive recipes for herbal honeys, sachets, and homemade teas. The holiday season is just beginning; start making gifts now while you have the time and enthusiasm, and create gift baskets to give this year No skills required except an interest in natural body care and the ability to do simple kitchen tasks.
      Instructor: Maria Noelle Groves, Wintergreen Botanicals, LLC.
      Fee: $45.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $49.50 Not-Yet-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

December 2014

  • December 1 - 31, Holidays at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • During the holiday season, Shaker Village will bustle with light-hearted moments that remind us of long-ago winter days filled with wonder and laughter. Make time to delight in life's simple gifts with family and friends as lively music, merriment and candlelight illuminate the village. Complete schedule of activities available this summer. SHAKER VILLAGE IS CLOSED DECEMBER 24 & 25.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • Start date TBD-December 20th, Christmas Craft Fair at Shaker Heritage Society Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Find perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair! Over 50 regional crafters and artisans are represented, offering thousands of items for your perusal. Jewelry, candles, quilted and woven goods, photography, ceramics, apparel, ornaments, home décor, and jams and preserves are among the most popular items. The fair is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00-4:00 and admission is free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • December 5, Christmas at Shakertown Preview Party at South Union Shaker Village 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • For a "first chance" opportunity to shop, make reservations for the Preview Party, Friday evening, December 5th. Enjoy coffee, cider and desserts in the most festive of holiday atmospheres.
      RESERVATIONS REQUIRED $10/person.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • December 6, Christmas at Shakertown Holiday Market - South Union Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • One of Kentucky’s finest antique and craft markets, just in time for Christmas! Features over 30 regional antique vendors and artists, all nestled in the historic atmosphere of the South Union Shaker Village.
      ADMISSION: A canned food item or donation that will be distributed to those needful.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • December 6, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury allows visitors to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era. Check back later for more details about the event. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • December 6, Shaker Christmas Fair at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • The annual Shaker Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 10am until 3pm. Experience this nostalgic holiday tradition at America’s only active Shaker Community! Specialties include Shaker baked goods – wheat bread, cinnamon-raisin bread, Sister Frances’ famous fruitcakes, fresh-baked herbal biscuits, cookies, and more–in addition to a wide selection of gifts and holiday items such as Shaker culinary herbs and herbal teas, pickles, jellies, old-fashioned candy, Shaker biscuit mix and Shaker pancake mix, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, woodenware, furniture, antiques, baskets, knit goods, toys, ornaments, fresh-cut Maine Christmas trees and decorated balsam wreaths, hot cider and homemade donuts, and so much more! Proceeds from the White Elephant Room (a second-time around ‘garage’ sale) benefit local food pantries. Lunch plates will be served, too! Come one, come all!
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • December 13, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury allows visitors to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era. Check back later for more details about the event. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

THIS CALENDER IS UPDATED FREQUENTLY

Please Come Visit Again
If you have an event, or know of an event, that you would like to list in our Shaker Calendar, please contact the Calendar Editor.
SHAKER WORKSHOPS
Compiled by Shaker Workshops |||||| Last Updated September 8, 2014
Not to be reprinted without permission.