Granville Holiday Events
As the holidays near, the Slate Valley Museum (SVM) present its fifth annual Festival of Trees. A wide variety beautiful trees with different themes will fill the museum for a good cause. The opening event on Friday, December 2, will feature a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus from from 4 to 4:45 p.m.Stop by to enjoy some cookies and hot chocolate and to make a fun slate craft. To help warm hands and warm hearts this holiday season, the Museum’s Mitten Tree is adorned with donations of hand-made and brand-new hats, mittens and scarves to give to children and seniors. The items will be handed out at the opening event. SVM will also be running a food drive during the tree festival and encourages people to bring a non-perishable when they come to visit.
The Slate Valley Museum is located at 17 Water Street in Granville, N.Y. The Festival of Trees will remain open through Saturday, December 10, during regular business hours, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The display serves as the backdrop for several free programs and activities for children, families and seniors to enhance the holiday season. More details can be found at slatevalleymuseum.org, or call 518-642-1417.
The Pember Library and Museum on Granville’s Main Street will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on two days, Friday, December 2, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be artisan-crafted items including pottery, glass, textiles, jewelry, wearable art, prints and all types of artwork and gift items. Some tables are still available, and interested vendors should call 518-642-2525.
On First Friday, the Pember will have wreaths from its third annual Festival of Wreaths available for purchase, along with the engaging sound of Moose Crossing, Poultney’s highly sought-after jazz band. Zak Hampton will officiate on sax, Tim Duch on piano and Joe Plotts on bass.
First Friday also coincides with the tree lighting in Veterans Park in downtown Granville, where visits with Santa are being scheduled.
Gingerbread Decorating Contest
Long Trail School welcomes children of all ages to decorate a cookie to enter into its Gingerbread Man/Woman Decorating Contest on Saturday, December 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students will be on hand to assist younger children with their sweet creations. Prizes will be awarded to cookies in three categories: ages two to five; ages six to nine; and ages ten to 15. Santa is even stopping by to greet the children. At the same time, adults and children are invited to make some clay bowls for Empty Bowls 2017. Let the making and baking season begin. Help us to prepare for Empty Bowls. For more information, call Chelley Tifft at 802-867-5717 extension 190.
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Come to One World Conservation Center (OWCC) to create beautiful seasonal greenery on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Using natural materials such as vines, greens, berries, pine cones and more, you will be able to make decorations for yourself or to give as a gift, while enjoying music, cocoa and cookies. Pre-made arrangements will also be for sale. Bring clippers and any items from home you wish. Some work may include being outside, so be sure to dress for the weather. The cost is $15 for a spray, $25 for a 16-inch wreath, $25 for an 8-foot garland, $45 for a sap bucket spray, and $30 for a 12-inch Yule log. All materials are included. You must pre-register by Wednesday, November 30, to participate. To find out more, call 802-447-7419.