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September 2016

  • May 2 - October 31, Individual/Small Group Shaker Broom Making Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum
    • Are you interested in learning how to make a broom in the same way the Shakers did using broomcorn? Now is your opportunity. Broom makers Larry Antonuk and Susan Brown will teach you the trade for you to take a broom home. Workshops typically last three hours.
      Contact Susan Brown at roaringcreekfarm@gmail.com or call (603) 632-5878, or Larry Antonuk at lantonuk@ne.rr.com to schedule a time.
      Cost: $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Enfield Shaker Museum.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748

October 2016

  • May 2 - October 31, Individual/Small Group Shaker Broom Making Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum
    • Are you interested in learning how to make a broom in the same way the Shakers did using broomcorn? Now is your opportunity. Broom makers Larry Antonuk and Susan Brown will teach you the trade for you to take a broom home. Workshops typically last three hours.
      Contact Susan Brown at roaringcreekfarm@gmail.com or call (603) 632-5878, or Larry Antonuk at lantonuk@ne.rr.com to schedule a time.
      Cost: $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Enfield Shaker Museum.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 1, William the Cat’s Birthday Bash! at Shaker Heritage Society Time TBA
    • Help us celebrate William the Cat’s birthday! Fun activities for the whole family, including cat-themed crafts, games, and more. And, of course – cake! Check back for more details.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • October 1, Behold! New Lebanon at the Shaker Museum - Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is pleased to again join Behold! New Lebanon in sharing the historic center of Shaker life, Mount Lebanon, with visitors from near and far.
      On July 9, we will tour the North Family historic site Mount Lebanon's face to the wider World, composed of some of the most progressive and public Shakers in history. On August 20, we will take a walk up to the Meetinghouse, where the Shakers held public Sunday services. Then, on the walk back, learn about persecution Shaker founder Ann Lee faced in the New Lebanon community during a 1783 visit. Finally, on October 1, we will hike up to the North Family Shaker community's cemetery and memorial to explore this small group's extraordinary lives, and how they communally confronted the end of Shaker life.
      These are ticketed tours administered by Behold! New Lebanon and registration is required. To purchase tickets, please visit the Behold! New Lebanon website, or contact: info@beholdnewlebanon.org or call 518-720-7265
      Tours depart from the Wash House
      Admission: Tickets may be purchased through Behold! New Lebanon. Purchase tickets.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • October 1, Broom-making Demonstations at South Union Shaker Village
    • Broom-making demonstrations will be available the first Saturday of each month March through November.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • October 1, Memorial Gravestone Care and Maintenance at the Enfield Shaker Museum 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Be part of a team, which connects Enfield's Shaker history today. We will take a survey of the Condition of the memorials in the recently acquired Second Family Shaker Cemetery. In this hands-on-workshop, Rob Gregg will teach you how to clean and maintain gravesites as you wok on the memorials in the Shaker Cemetery. Supplies included, please bring rubber gloves.
      Cost: $25 per person. $20 Members. Class size limited to 20.
      To register by September 26, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 2, Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Herb it Up at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Liven up your table and menus with wonderful condiments and complements prepared with the herbs from your garden. We will harvest fresh herbs from the garden and use these and dried herbs to create an herb butter, dressing, mustard and other common cooking seasonings. We will explore how the use of herbs can elevate simple dishes. Please bring your favorite pair of garden hand shears and extra containers to take home leftovers.
      Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 20.
      To register by October 1, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 8, Nature’s Outdoor Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am & 2:00 pm

    • Nature's Outdoor Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

    • The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this 2-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.
      Free: Registration encouraged, but not required.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 8, Cherokee-Style Storage Basket Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • For more than 150 years, the Shakers produced a wide variety of distinctive utility baskets for home use and exquisitely fine fancy baskets for sale to the world. Instructor Pat Libby is a skilled basketmaker and well-versed in Shaker history. Each participant will weave their own basket using natural reed. This basket weaves up fast and is the perfect size for a variety of uses around your home. All materials, tools, and supplies included in fee. Super for beginners and beyond. Class size: 10.
      $70.00 members – $75.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 8, Caning: Footstool Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • The finest chairs produced by the Enfield Shakers in NH)were a mid-19th century example with cane seats. Instructor Jean Reed of Murray Hill Weaving in New Hampshire will teach the basic 7 steps of caning on a beautifully handcrafted footstool made of hardwood and satin finish. After completing this workshop, you can apply your newly learned skills to those chairs that you’ve been saving at home in the barn or attic. Handmade footstool frame and all materials are included– just come ready to learn! Class size: 10.
      $150.00 members – $155.00 non-members
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 8, Christmas Garland and Ornaments in Wool Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Learn to recycle worn or scrap wool cloth into heirlooms with simple sewn stitches with traditional rug maker Rose Ann Hunter. By adapting stitches from the early 1800s, learn to center shirr a 8’ wool garland with rolled wool beads and sewn woolen flowers and 2-3 whimsical woolen sheep ornaments. All materials, tools, and supplies included in fee. Age 12 and up, all levels welcome. Class size: 10.
      $55.00 members – $60.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • Odtober 8, Harvest Supper at Hancock Shaker Village 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • The evening begins with an hour-long tour of the historic Village, emphasizing the Shaker agricultural legacy, followed by a gourmet dinner in the Brick Dwelling with tastings of beer, wine, ale and spirits.
      Cost: TBA.
      Contact: Maribeth Cellana 413-443-0188 x 100
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 11, Tuesday Tour: Shaker Mountain Pond a/k/a Smith Pond at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Join our Curator and Executive Director on a tour to the water source for the Enfield Shaker South Family Village.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 14, Spirit Circle with Tri-City Paranormal Society at Shaker Heritage Society 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • The Shakers believed communication with the spirit world was not only possible, but often played an important part in worship. They communicated with mediums, hosted séances, and attended others. Join Tri-City’s team of psychics for a spirit circle. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Cost $20.
      All proceeds will go toward tree removal in the historic Shaker cemetery in an effort to preserve headstones from future damage. Details about this project are available on the SHS blog.
      For more information on the National Spiritual Alliance, please visit their website.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • October 15, 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. Food truck fare will be available as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand.
      Cost: Free with regular admission (no charge for Members).
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 15, Cider: One Sip at a Time at the Enfield Shaker Museum 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Explore a variety of New England crafted artisanal ciders both hard and natural at this festive tasting event. Locally harvested apples and award winning artisan cheeses will also be set up for tasting and purchase.
      Cost: Tickets in advance. $25 per person. $20 members.
      To register by October 10, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 15, Shaker Harvest Dinner at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00 pm
    • Join B&W Catering for a Shaker inspired dinner. Each course will be paired with a cider from Farnum Hill Ciders. Served in the Dining Room of the Great Stone Dwelling.
      Cost: Tickets in advance. $45 per person. $40 members.
      To register by October 10, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 15 & 16, Photographing the Fall Landscape (two-day digital workshop) at the Enfield Shaker Museum 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • Learn to create fantastic landscape photographs with award winning photographer Guy Biechele.
      Day One: Explore the special features of your digital camera. Following a discussion of creative approaches to landscape photography, head into the field to photograph the beauty of New England's fall.
      Day Two: Learn to use editing programs to make the most of your images. Topics include resizing, cropping, correcting color and techniques for getting the best looking prints from your photographs. Overnight rooms available.
      Cost: $150 per person. $135 Members. Class size limited to 8.
      To register by September 26, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 15 - 16, Shaker Spirited Suppers at Hancock Shaker Village 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • The evening begins with an hour-long tour of the historic Village, emphasizing the Shaker agricultural legacy. The tour is followed by a delicious gourmet dinner accompanied with local beverages.
      Cost TBA
      Contact: Shawn Hartley Hancock 413-443-0188 x 0
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 15 & 16, Food for Thought at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Celebrate the harvest with a weekend devoted to food! Demonstrations of cider making, seed saving, perfect pie-crust making, and tours of the Dwelling Kitchen are included in admission.
      Call 413-443-0188, x 100, to register for these fee-based workshops:
      Introduction to Home Brewing, Introduction to Home Cheese Making, Weaving: Towels, Woodworking: Make an Oval Box.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 22, Ghost Encounters at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    • Ghost Encounters at Canterbury Shaker Village

    • 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 ghostly encounters at the Village—several in the actual spaces where these events took place, and enjoy Halloween-themed activities at this event for the whole family.
      Make sure to wear your costume and join us for the costume parade at 3:15pm. Prizes will be awarded for best costume!
      Casual light fare will be available in the Creamery for an additional charge. (This replaces the previously advertised sit-down dinner at The Shaker Table.)
      Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 29, Needle Felting with Beva Meagher at Alfred Shaker Museum 10:00 am
    • Needle Felting with Beva Meagher. Cost: $25.00 for the complete kit.
      To register for any of our workshops, call Linda at 490-5709 or register via e-mail at aaskov@metrocast.net.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650
  • 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
  • October 29, Harvest Supper at Hancock Shaker Village 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • The evening begins with an hour-long tour of the historic Village, emphasizing the Shaker agricultural legacy, followed by a gourmet dinner in the Brick Dwelling with tastings of beer, wine, ale and spirits.
      Cost: TBA.
      Contact: Maribeth Cellana 413-443-0188 x 100
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 30, Last Day of the Season at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • The last day of the regular 2016 season. Guided tours continue to be offered every weekend in November through Thanksgiving Weekend. Call 413-443-0188, 213 to schedule.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

November 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
  • November 5, Handmade Paper Books (two-day workshop) at the Enfield Shaker Museum 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Retired art teacher Tracy Smith will guide your creation of a smile journal with wrap around cover. Explore a variety of embellishing techniques, including pockets, accordion inserts, foldouts, and different types of pages for photos or other 2D treasures. In addition you will experiment with a simple origami structure, The Starbook. Easy to make, but full of forever flexibility! Try your hand at color cut-throughs, layered effects, shapes and assembly variations. Plenty of wonderful papers will be available. All tools supplied. Lunch both days included. Overnight lodging available.
      Cost: $110 per person. $100 Members. Class size limited to 8.
      To register by November 24, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • November 5, 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.
      $22 members | $25 non-members. Reservations required.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • November 5, Broom-making Demonstations at South Union Shaker Village
    • Broom-making demonstrations will be available the first Saturday of each month March through November.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • November 10, Gifts from the Kitchen at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:00pm – 8:00 pm
    • Santa's elves will be green with envy when they see the goodies you take home from this workshop. Learn to make five glorious gifts from your kitchen with Museum Educator, Nan Munsey. Practice techniques for making candied pecans, fruit butter, crackers, your own vanilla, and more. Take home samples of each, recipes, instructions, and ideas for packaging.
      Cost: $35 per person. $30 Members. Class size limited to 6.
      To register by November 4, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • November 13, 2016 Annual Meeting at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm
    • Mark your calendar and join us in the Great Stone Dwelling Meeting Room for our 2016 Annual Meeting. Meet our board and staff while attending special presentations, a behind-the-scene tour, business meeting, highlights of the past year and more!
      Refreshments will be served throughout the meeting.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • November 17, Hudson River Ramble Hike - Shaker Heritage Society
    • More info to follow.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • November 19, Holiday Herbal Wreath Making at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:00 – 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Create a masterpiece from the everlasting flowers and herbs grown in the Shaker Museum Herb Garden. Each person will take home a finished 16” wreath, great for decorating your home or as a thoughtful gift. All materials provided, but please bring your own scissors and clippers.
      Cost: $35 per person. $30 members. Class size limited to 6.
      To register by November 18, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • November 19-20, Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum table at the Holiday Fair at Alfred Elementary School
    • FASM table at the Holiday Fair at Alfred Elementary School
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650

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 2, Christmas at Shaker Town - A Party Preview 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 4th. Enjoy coffee, cider and desserts in the most festive of holiday atmospheres.
      $10/person. Reservations required.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • December 3, Christmas at Shaker Town - Holiday Market - at 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, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • December 3, Woven Reed Ornament Workshop with Sandy Salada at Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Woven Reed Ornaments  - Shaker Heritabe Society - Instructor: Sandy Salada
    • In this workshop you’ll make two ornaments from three choices offered: woven reindeer from reed or ash, an eight pointed snowflake made in reed, or a puffy heart ornament made in reed. Perfect for your home or as a wonderfully unique, handmade holiday gift! No prior experience is necessary. This workshop is suitable for ages 14 and up. This is a 3-hour workshop. If you’re unable to finish your ornaments, you may schedule additional class time with Sandy for a fee. Registration with payment is required by November 25th.
      $25 per person (cost includes $10 materials fee).
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • December 3, Festival of Trees at the Enfield Shaker Museum 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Our third annual Festival of Trees will open for viewing in the Dining Room of the Great Stone Dwelling on December 3 and run through December 17. The trees are donated tabletop trees artistically decorated by local artists, businesses, individuals and organizations. The trees will be raffled or auctioned off to raise money for the Museum at a Gala on December 17.
      Cost: Free to attend. Raffle tickets $1 each, 6 for $5, and 15 for $10.
      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 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
  • December 4, Moravian Stars at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Join artist and retired art teacher, Tracy Smith, for magical paper folding and create the multi-pointed stars used in the Moravian communities to mark the Advent season. These handmade symbols of hope and celebration are fun to make, display and give as gifts.
      Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size is limited to 12. All materials and refreshments provided.
      To register by December 4, call the Museum 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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