Shaker Calendar of Events 2016


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Shaker Calendar of Events 2016
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December 2016

  • October 29 - December 17. Monday - Saturday, Shaker Christmas Craft Fair at Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Shop local while supporting a small museum this holiday season! The Christmas Craft Fair features local and regional artisans selling popular items like handmade pottery, jewelry, gourmet preserves and chocolate, woven goods, stationary and art prints, photography, children’s toys and clothing, and more! This event helps support local businesses and a small non-profit.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • December 3 & 10, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury is a chance to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era. Join us inside the historic Shaker buildings to watch an old-time 19th Century magic show, make Christmas cards for loved ones, decorate gingerbread cookies, meet costumed characters, create ornaments for your Christmas tree, admire a toy train display or listen to fiddlers. Enjoy hot cider and singing Christmas carols as we light the Village Christmas tree. This classic holiday event is a family favorite that will become a yearly tradition!
      A special Christmas dinner is also available at The Shaker Table from 4:00pm – 9:00pm for $20 per person (Children $10). Price includes tax and beverages. Cash or Check Only. Shaker Style Seating with Buffet and Carving Station. Reservations Recommended (603) 708-1192. The Shaker Table is operated by the Lakes Region Community College Culinary Arts Program.
      Tickets: $18 adults, $8 children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • Saturdays and Sundays December 3 – 17, Decorate the Ministry House Classroom and Trees at the Enfield Shaker Museum 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and special friends and make paper chains and decorations with them. Decorate the Ministry House with a few and take some decorations home.
      Cost: Free to attend.
      For more information contact us at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • Decmeber 10, Gift Drawing at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Join artist and meditation teacher, Julie Püttgen, for an afternoon of Contemplation and Gift Drawing. Julie will guide you in contemplating about gifts you have given and received, and benefactors who have helped you in your life. Be inspired by the Shaker tradition of sacred gift drawing and create two contemplative gift drawings, one for yourself and another to give to a friend.
      Cost: $45 per person. $35 for members. Class size is limited to 10. All materials will be provided.
      To register by December 9, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 10, Open House for Christmas in the Shire - Alfred Shaker Museum
    • Open House for Christmas in the Shire.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650
  • December 10, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury is a chance to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era. Join us inside the historic Shaker buildings to watch an old-time 19th Century magic show, make Christmas cards for loved ones, decorate gingerbread cookies, meet costumed characters, create ornaments for your Christmas tree, admire a toy train display or listen to fiddlers. Enjoy hot cider and singing Christmas carols as we light the Village Christmas tree. This classic holiday event is a family favorite that will become a yearly tradition!
      A special Christmas dinner is also available at The Shaker Table from 4:00pm – 9:00pm for $20 per person (Children $10). Price includes tax and beverages. Cash or Check Only. Shaker Style Seating with Buffet and Carving Station. Reservations Recommended (603) 708-1192. The Shaker Table is operated by the Lakes Region Community College Culinary Arts Program.
      Tickets: $18 adults, $8 children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • December 11, Holiday Cookie Fair at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm
    • Get your spot in line early to buy homemade holiday cookies by the pound. The cookies are generously donated by dedicated volunteers and go very quickly.
      Cost: Free to attend. Cookies sold at $10 per pound.
      For more information contact us at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 11, Gift Boxes Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum 2:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Join artist and retired art teacher, Kate Mortimer, to craft lovely paper gift boxes embellished with unique buttons or beads. Use your handcrafted containers for precious gifts to give to others or to hold your own treasures. Bring any embellishment you like or a paper you especially want to use.
      Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Materials available and refreshments provided.
      To register by December 11, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 14, Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum Holiday Party
    • FASM Holiday Party.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650

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