Nature Writing with founder, Peter P. Blanchard III

Sunday, November 5
10:00 a.m. to Noon

Peter P. Blanchard III, naturalist, writer and painter, has explored Greenwood since his childhood here. Join him as he shares his passion for nature through the craft of nature writing. Peter will guide you through exercises in written observation and expression and through readings from the work of established authors. Writing pads, pencils and pens will be supplied. Bring passages to share from your favorite author(s). $10 members; $15 non-members Registration required.

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Painting Central Park Talk & Book Signing with author, Roger Pasquier

Sunday, November 12
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Roger Pasquier will speak about his book Painting Central Park and the enduring inspiration provided by the landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted. From its creation in 1860 and through the present, many major American and European painters have painted aspects of Central Park. Roger Pasquier is an art historian and ornithologist who grew up playing and birdwatching in Central Park. Book signing and wine and cheese reception follows.
$25 members; $35 non-members or $85 members; $95 non-members, with book.

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Holiday House Tour & Workshops

December 1 – December 8
10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come see the festive house decorated for the holidays in old-fashioned flare. Sip cider and enjoy cookies Register for our programs and demonstrations throughout the week. Weather permitting, the gardens will be open to enjoy!

Click on descriptions below to register for daily programs with Stephanie Murphy, Development Associate.
House Tour & programs: $10 per person.

December 1
Wreath Decorating Demonstration – 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Create a Hanukkah decoration – 1:00 – 1:30p.m.

December 2
Cookies and story time with Santa – 11:00 a.m.

Cookies and story time with Santa – 2:00 p.m.

December 3
Photos with the Grinch ($25 per family) – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

December 4
How to “spruce” up your Christmas Tree – 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Create a Hanukkah decoration – Noon – 12:30 p.m.

December 5
All wrapped up: creative ways to wrap your presents – 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

December 6
Holiday garland demonstration – 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

December 7
Cookie Swap: Bring a dozen cookies along with the recipe
Cookie Swap – 11:00 a.m.

Cookie Swap – 2:00 p.m.

December 8
Mantel piece swag demonstration – 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.