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7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Friday, November 24, 2017

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

DSC_0189Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

10:00 – 2:00 pm
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus for FREE

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Local Author Event

Author and Archivist Claire Lobdell will be on hand to sign copies of her book Images of America: South Windsor which will be available for purchase in the gift shop.

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Saturday, November 25, 2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

DSC_0114Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Visit with Santa for FREE

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Local Author Event

Children’s Author and Poet Donna Marie Merritt will offer a FREE children’s story time and craft event as well as be on hand to sign copies of her children’s book Hush that Hullaboo! and her three books of poetry, We Walk Together, Her House and other Poems, and No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk which will be available for purchase in the gift shop. More information about the author is available at www.donnamariebooks.com.

 

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Sunday, November 26, 2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

DSC_0231Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

Starting at 1:00 pm
Glass Blowing Demonstration with Hugh Naggar of Crystal Glass Creations

Some of Hugh’s creations will be available in the gift shop. Learn about Hugh and his work at www.crystalglasscreations.com.

2:00 – 3:30 pm
Enjoy the light Classical guitar stylings of Yosh

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Local Author Event

Kalina Bonofiglio is a teen author living in Connecticut. She is currently a junior in high school and working on her third book in a trilogy. She has always loved reading and writing and began working on her first book, The Rise of the Octangle, in sixth grade and published it in eighth grade. By tenth grade she had published the sequel, The Lost Kingdom. She hopes the conclusion to the trilogy will be ready for publication by spring of 2018.

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Monday, November 27, 2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

DSC_0230Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Holiday Storybook Hour

Join Mrs. Degen in the programming room at The Wood for a story and related craft.  Pre-registration is recommended.  The cost for this program is $5 per child, ages 3 and up (younger siblings free).  Stay with your child(ren) or browse the gingerbread houses and gift shop on your own (caregivers must remain on the premises).

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Visit with Santa for FREE

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Thursday, November 30, 2017

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

DSC_0229Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Holiday Storybook Hour

Join Mrs. Degen in the programming room at The Wood for a story and related craft.  Pre-registration is recommended.  The cost for this program is $5 per child, ages 3 and up (younger siblings free).  Stay with your child(ren) or browse the gingerbread houses and gift shop on your own (caregivers must remain on the premises).

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Friday, December 1, 2017

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

DSC_0233Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Holiday Storybook Hour

Join Mrs. Degen in the programming room at The Wood for a story and related craft.  Pre-registration is recommended.  The cost for this program is $5 per child, ages 3 and up (younger siblings free).  Stay with your child(ren) or browse the gingerbread houses and gift shop on your own (caregivers must remain on the premises).

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus for FREE

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Saturday, December 2, 2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

DSC_0224Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Sweetest Key
Connecticut’s Finest Semi-Professional Female A Cappella Group
More Info At www.thesweetestkey.com

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Local Author Event

Children’s Author Lori Sanchez will read children’s books and be on hand to sign copies of her children’s book Queenie Rules the Farm, which will be available for purchase in the gift shop.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Visit with Santa for FREE

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Sunday, December 3, 2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

DSC_0222Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Local Author Event

Authors Ceil Donahue and Jessica Bottomley will be on hand to sign copies of their book Images of America: East Windsor , which will be available for purchase in the gift shop.
More information available here.

2:00 – 3:00 pm or 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Whoville Party

Join us for a whimsical Whoville Party!  First, How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be read aloud.  Then Cindy Lou Who herself will join the party for pictures!  Make your very own mini Whoville-inspired Christmas tree to take home.  There is a fee for this program and pre-registration is recommended. Read more and register here.

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Monday, December 4, 2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

10:30 – 11:30 am
Holiday Storybook Hour

Join Mrs. Degen in the programming room at The Wood for a story and related craft.  Pre-registration is recommended.  The cost for this program is $5 per child, ages 3 and up (younger siblings free).  Stay with your child(ren) or browse the gingerbread houses and gift shop on your own (caregivers must remain on the premises).

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Thursday, December 7, 2017

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

DSC_0203Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

10:30 – 11:30 am
Holiday Storybook Hour

Join Mrs. Degen in the programming room at The Wood for a story and related craft.  Pre-registration is recommended.  The cost for this program is $5 per child, ages 3 and up (younger siblings free).  Stay with your child(ren) or browse the gingerbread houses and gift shop on your own (caregivers must remain on the premises).

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Friday, December 8, 2017

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

DSC_0201Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

5:00 – 6:00 pm or 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Meet Jingles the Elf on the Shelf

Pre-registration recommended. To learn more, click here.

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Local Author Event

Author Brianna Dunlap will be on hand to sign copies of her book Connecticut Valley Tobacco which will be available for purchase in the gift shop.

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Saturday, December 9, 2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

DSC_0194Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

10:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Local Author Event

Childern’s Book Authors, Olivia Lauren Jones and Alyssa Simone Jones will read children’s stories and be on hand to sign copies of their children’s books which will be available for purchase in the gift shop.  More information about these young authors is available at www.laurensimonepubs.com

7th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

Sunday, December 10, 2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

DSC_0190Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy.   Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor.

Musical performances, author signing and story time events will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

South Windsor Cultural Arts Concert

Sunday, January 7, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The South Windsor Cultural Arts Presents

A Concert With Pianist, Claire Huangci

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This concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

This concert is in loving memory of Bunny Shepard, a driving force in the development of both South Windsor Cultural Arts and the Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum.  Members of Bunny’s family will be present at the concert to honor her.

Friday Night at The Wood: Celia Slattery

Friday, January 26, 2018

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

homeShot1Come enjoy an evening of great music and decadent desserts.  Celia Slattery is a jazz and folk-rock singer, award-winning songwriter and voice teacher. Celia’s original music weaves elements of jazz, pop and folk/rock with perceptive lyrics inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.  She also covers everyone from Ella to Adele, giving context to the music through humor and stories.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This performance is for adults. The program fee for this event is $30 per person.

Ann Masi Memorial School Vacation Magic Show: Scott Jameson

Thursday, February 15, 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

jameson_plumbing_smSee the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heart warming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson at South Windsor High School for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities.
Admission is free to all ages. No registration is required.
*This event is co-sponsored by Wood Memorial Library and Museum, The South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department, and the Community Women’s Club.
In case of inclement weather, check Wood’s website for updates.

Paint Your Pet Night with Rebecca Maloney

Friday, February 23, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

20170303_134513-1024x803Come join us for Paint your Pet Paint Night, step-by-step instruction by resident professional artist Rebecca Maloney and all materials included, apron and 11 x 14 canvas!
Bring a friend and sip on your favorite beverage. The program registration fee for this event is $55.

*RESERVATION REQUIRED within 48 hours – Class is (non-refundable for those that do not cancel within 48 hours or no-show) *Pre-pay required before event date to hold spot!

*After you register, please email a high quality photo of your pet to:Rebeccamaloneyart@gmail.com *One pet/animal per photo, in good natural lighting please!

South Windsor Cultural Arts Concert

Sunday, February 25, 2018

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The South Windsor Cultural Arts Presents

A Concert With Jasper Quartet

At First Congregational Church

993 Main St. in South Windsor

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*This concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

Friday Night at The Wood: Kerry Boys

Friday, March 9, 2018

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

KERRY BOYS, FOLK SINGING, IRISH, CD COVER
KERRY BOYS, FOLK SINGING, IRISH, CD COVER

Come enjoy live Irish music, craft beers and wine and a light Irish dinner and desert with the Kerry Boys.
The Kerry Boys are Pierce Campbell, CT State Troubadour 2007/08 and Mark James, originally from the county Kerry Ireland now a Cheshire resident. These two dynamic and popular Connecticut Irish balladeers have been performing together for over 26 years, dazzling fans of all ages from Maine to New York. Their humorous, high-energy show will have you clapping and singing along in no time, engaging you from start to finish with their wide collection of traditional and original songs performed with pristine harmonies and expressive guitar and mandolin backing.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
This performance is for adults. The program fee for this event is $50 per person.

Wednesday Afternoon at The Wood Spring Series: Julia Child

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Delvena Theatre Company

Enjoy an afternoon learning about Julia Child’s life – from her privileged childhood in California when she had no interest in food, except for eating what the family’s private chef prepared – to becoming one of the culinary legends of all time.

The audience will have the opportunity to view Julia on the set of The French Chef television show. This is sure to be an amusing and fun experience!

The cast will open up for discussion regarding Julia Child during the reception following the performance.

 

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This performance is for adults.  The program registration fee for this event is $15 per person:

 

Or, you can register for the Wednesday Afternoon Fall Series (2 shows) for $25 per person:
 


 

South Windsor Cultural Arts Concert

Sunday, March 25, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The South Windsor Cultural Arts Presents

A Concert With Violinist, Chloe Kiffer

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South Windsor Cultural Arts Concert

Sunday, April 8, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The South Windsor Cultural Arts Presents

A Concert With Pianist, Quynh Nguyen

969621_414278878676005_548431604_n*This concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

Wednesday Afternoon at The Wood Spring Series: Albert Einstein

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

alberteinsteinEnjoy an afternoon with George Capaccio as Albert Einstein. George Capaccio’s one-person performance as Albert Einstein is a great way to learn about this extraordinary individual and the ideas that have revolutionized physics and forever changed how we understand space, time and gravity. Reception will follow the performance.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This performance is for adults.  The program registration fee for this event is $15 per person:

Or, register for Wednesday Afternoon Spring Series (2 shows) for $25 per person: