Thursday, November 08, 2007


November 2-4 and 9-11 the Towns and Villages of the Battenkill Valley (TVOBV) invite you to treat yourself to a little fun before the holidays kick in. Create, relax, stroll and enjoy much of what our region has to offer when you schedule a day or a weekend of activities from a wide variety of programs. Most programs are about 2-hours long and within walking distance of each other, allowing you to park your car and stroll from shop to shop, grab a bite to eat and most of all enjoy.

Each Village has a unique variety of interesting, hands on learning, exploring and creative experiences.

Cambridge, NY
will feature Over the Moon Beads and Gifts where you can create a beautiful jewelry with Swarovski crystals, genuine freshwater pearls, and sterling silver beads; Deluge Design Stained Glass & Gifts to learn how to cut, grind, copper foil and solder stained glass; Chasing Silver will get you working with sterling silver sheet and wire; OPEN! guests can receive massage, reiki, healing touch, reflexology and other healing arts from well-trained professionals; Bliss McIntosh will teach you to fashion a beautiful corn husk doll using all natural materials at Hubbard Hall's visual art studio on Sunday, Nov 10. A portion of your fee goes to support Hubbard Hall Projects, Inc.

Greenwich, NY invites you to Focus on Flowers on Nov. 10th to learn the art of fresh flower arranging; Union Village will be decked for the holidays, but Judy and her team have left a tree to demonstrate the art of decorating and learn to floor cloth; Greenwich Local Market will have Mary Muncil on site at to show you how to mix and learn the healing benefits of herbs; create a stunning hand-painted wooden purse with beaded handle with Suzanne Becker.

Salem, NY programs are quite crafty. Gardenworks will offer two classes: wall basket or 18" wreath & Bird House Gourd - make it artistic or functional; Sally Brillon welcomes you to her 1786 Wilson Homestead in Hebron to teach you the art of preparing and enjoying a noon meal in an open hearth; North Main Gallery will host Christine Brooks Corbett - Art of Appliqué on 10 November (Saturday) only and Faith Perkins of Quarry Ridge Alpacas 11 November (Sunday) only; Spoonful Catering will teach how to prepare delicious holiday hors-d'oeurves.

Shushan, NY the Georgi Museum and Park presents Leap of Faith 4 Friends Share their Art with Jon Katz, Anthony Armstrong, Mary Kellogg, and Maria Heinrich, November 9-10-11~ Opening Reception Fri 530-7p with the artists. Show on Sat & Sun 1-4p.

Come for the day or stay for the weekend. For a complete list of events, visit

The weekend is presented by The Towns and Villages of the Battenkill Valley a not for profit regional association whose goal is to promote tourism in the Battenkill Valley. Support for this project comes from the office of Senator Elizabeth Little, LARAC and the Arts and Business Council of New York.


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