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Holiday Events

ARTISAN BREAD BAKING

Easy Artisan No-Knead Bread Workshop

Date:  Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 6:00-8:00
Instructor: Ken Freestone         
This bread class provides easy-to-understand instructions and a no-knead process based on the “Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes” recipes.  Ken Freestone will show you how to make bread at home with simple tools and ingredients, store your dough for up to two weeks, and have dough ready to bake (bread, pizza, Naan, rolls and more) in the time it takes to heat your oven. No experience is necessary, and all participants will taste samples, bake bread, make dough, and leave with a fresh loaf of bread to take home.  Price:  $45.00  Free passes are not eligible for this event.

WINTERFEST

We kick off our Holiday Season with our annual Winterfest – a family fun day at the Felt Estate.  On December 1 from noon – 2:00 p.m.: This day includes a visit from Santa, a free lunch from Dokk’s Firehouse Dogs, face-painting, horse-drawn wagon rides, free cupcakes, and a self-guided tour of the Felt Mansion.  The Mansion is decorated for the holidays with 25 trees – each tree depicting a different aspect of the mansion’s history.  This is a great, fun way to introduce your children and grandchildren to a local historic venue.  There is no charge for this event.

Felt Mansion Visit Santa

TOURS

Felt Mansion Tours

EVENING HOLIDAY GUIDED TOURS:  On Friday and Saturday evenings, beginning December 8, we have Guided Holiday Tours.  Guided tours are $20 for adults; $15 for students and seniors; children 12 and under are free.  Free Passes (such as those given at the concert series) ARE eligible for these tours.  Our guided tours are from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  We have one guided tour per evening that begins at 6:05 p.m. and last roughly 1-1.5 hours.  You will see the mansion and hear stories of the restoration from director, Patty Meyer.  Patty and a group of volunteers began the restoration in 2002.  Here first-hand accounts of the triumphs and trials encountered during the restoration of the Felt Estate.  While children are welcome, guided tours last over an hour, and some children may experience fatigue.  Parents are encouraged to do the Felt Mansion scavenger hunt with children instead of following the guided tour.

AFTERNOON HOLIDAY GUIDED TOURS are also available Sunday afternoons and on New Year’s Day, from 2-4 p.m.  Guided tours are $20 for adults; $15 for students and seniors; children 12 and under are free.  Free Passes (such as those given at the concert series) ARE eligible for these tours.  Our guided tours are from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  We have one guided tour per afternoon that begins at 2:05 p.m. and last roughly 1-1.5 hours.  You will see the mansion and hear stories of the restoration from director, Patty Meyer.  Patty and a group of volunteers began the restoration in 2002.  Here first-hand accounts of the triumphs and trials encountered during the restoration of the Felt Estate.  While children are welcome, guided tours last over an hour, and some children may experience fatigue.  Parents are encouraged to do the Felt Mansion scavenger hunt with children instead of following the guided tour.

AFTERNOON SELF-GUIDED TOURS are available during the week from Monday through Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. beginning December 10. Self-guided tours are $15 for adults; $12 for students and seniors; children 12 and under are free.  Free passes (such as those given at the concert series) ARE eligible for these tours.  (No Tours on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.)

HOLIDAY TASTE AND TOURS

Three Thursday evenings during December we do our Taste and Tours.  These are beer and/or wine tastings paired with an intimate concert in the parlor of the Felt Mansion.

Brews & Blues

The first is BREWS AND BLUES, December 13, 2018 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.  – a beer tasting, guided tour of the mansion, and concert by Madcat Midnight Blues Journey.  Cost:  $45.00 per person.  This includes your beer tasting, a guided tour of the mansion, heavy hors d-oeuvres, and the concert.  Tickets will be available through Eventbrite by December 1, 2018.  Doors open at 5:30; tour begins at 6:00; music begins at 7:00 p.m.  Free passes are NOT eligible for this event.

MMBJ
Backseat Drivers

Wine & Dine

The second is WINE AND DINE, December 20, 2018 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.  – a wine tasting, guided tour of the mansion, and concert by Backseat Drivers.  Cost:  $45.00 per person.  This includes your beer tasting, a guided tour of the mansion, heavy hors d-oeuvres, and the concert. Tickets will be available through Eventbrite by December 1, 2018. Doors open at 5:30; tour begins at 6:00; music begins at 7:00 p.m.  Free passes are NOT eligible for this event.

Beer, Cider and All That Jazz

The third is BEER, CIDER, AND ALL THAT JAZZ, December 27, 2018 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.  – a beer- and cider-tasting, guided tour of the mansion, and concert by The Diana VandeWater Trio.  Cost:  $45.00 per person.  This includes your beer/cider tasting, a guided tour of the mansion, heavy hors d-oeuvres, and the concert. Tickets will be available through Eventbrite by December 1, 2018. Doors open at 5:30; tour begins at 6:00; music begins at 7:00 p.m.  Free passes are NOT eligible for this event.

Diane VandeWater