August 18, 2022

Holiday Happenings at Essex Library

A trio of fun, informative, and creative holiday programs are coming to the Essex Library.

We begin with a wine-tasting evening led by Steve Hargraves, wine expert from Shoreline Discount Liquors in Deep River, Thursday December 1 at 5 p.m. At this always-popular evening, Steve will introduce us to an assortment of great, affordable wines that are perfect for your holiday entertaining (over 21 only, please).

Saturday December 3 at 10 a.m., learn how to make a small decorative tree with fresh greens and flowers or ornaments that will last all thru the holidays and can be used as a centerpiece, on a side table, a mantle, or to give as a gift.  No experience is necessary, and fun is guaranteed. The workshop, co-sponsored by the Essex Garden Club, will provide round green floral containers, oasis, boxwood (and a few other evergreens). We ask that participants bring their own clippers and scissors, small stemmed greens from your yard such as juniper, cedar, cypress, spruce and holly, small flowers that will last, such as mini carnations, mums, roses, baby’s breath, and any special container or ornaments you wish to use. Participation is limited to the first twenty sign-ups; we’re requesting a $5 donation to help defray costs.                                                                   

Italian Cheese is the topic for caterer Andrea Isaacs’ (Cloud 9 and The Lace Factory) taste tour on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Explore the great flavors of Italy, eat a little, learn a lot; a delicious evening out! Andrea will also be demonstrating how to make your own fresh ricotta, so great for stuffing delectable cannoli or your homemade lasagna.

To sign up for any of these programs, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560, or visit our FaceBook page.