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Wreath-Making Workshop to be held Dec. 2nd; Family session Dec. 5th

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 10:26

The Wakefield Estate will hold our popular wreath-making workshop Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:30-8:00 pm. Participants will create a fabulous holiday wreath for their door with locally-sourced fancy evergreens. This workshop will begin at 6:30 pm with a short demonstration by Lisa Ahern from Cedar Grove Gardens, who will show how to embellish a plain wreath base and turn it into a custom-made show stopper! All materials provided. If extra wreaths are produced, they will be sold as part of our Holiday Wreath Sale. The fee for this class is $35; $25 for members. Registration is required.

This year, the estate is adding a family wreath and birdseed ornament-making session on Saturday, Dec. 5th, 10:00 am – 12 noon. Come make a wreath and birdseed ornaments with your kids. We will show you how to turn a plain wreath into something the whole family will be proud of, and everyone can make birdseed ornaments to feed our wild feathered friends this winter. All materials provided. Charge for this session is $40/family to make one wreath and ornaments; $30 for members. As with the other session, registration is required; call 617-333-0924 x22.Read more... Read more... Read more...

Order a Hand-crafted Holiday Wreath! Deadline: Dec. 2nd!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 10:20

Wakefield Estate Offers Locally-sourced Holiday Wreaths!

Once again this holiday season, the Wakefield Estate is taking orders for its popular hand-crafted, locally-sourced holiday wreaths. The wreaths are 18, 24 or 30 inches in diameter and can be hung or used as a holiday centerpiece. The deadline to order a wreath is Wednesday, Dec 2; order by calling 617-333-0924 x22 . Wreaths will be available for pick up at the Wakefield Estate (1465 Brush Hill Rd in Milton) during the week of Dec. 7-11, or earlier if arranged with Wakefield Estate staff. The wreaths are $35-$50; all proceeds benefit the Wakefield Charitable Trust's educational programming.

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Holiday Inspiration with Lisa Wed. Nov 4th

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 16:12

With the holidays suddenly sneaking up, it's time for "Holiday Inspiration with Lisa," our annual holiday decoration demonstration by Lisa Ahern, floral designer for Cedar Grove Gardens. Lisa will share her tips on how to create beautiful and easy floral accents for the holiday home, emphasizing creative and fun ways to make your home and table "shine" during the holidays. Enjoy some light refreshments, mulled cider or a glass of wine while watching Lisa work her magic! Most of the arrangements created during the workshop are raffled among those present at the end of the evening. Price for the workshop, which includes light refreshments, is $20 per person, $15 for members. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 617-333-0924 x22.

Thanks to Richard O'Mara of Cedar Grove Gardens for donating all materials used at the demo and Lisa for donating her time and expertise.

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Want to Get Your Hands Dirty? Drop-In Vol Work Days 10/17, 11/11

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

Our Volunteer Corps is growing, and beginning to have a real impact. If you would like to get more involved with the Wakefield Estate, you too can make a difference! Come out and get your hands DIRTY!

This fall, we are anxious to partner with corporations, churches, community groups, scout troops, families, and groups of friends who are interested in coming out for a few hours to help with fall clean-up. We have some "Drop-In Volunteer Days" scheduled on the October, and a Community Service Day on Veteran's Day, November 11. We've got lots of work to do, ranging from trail maintenance and preparation for the school trips, to fall clean-up and raking. If getting dirty isn't your thing, give us a call and we can probably find a task that will match your interests and our needs!

If you're interested in learning more about our volunteer needs and opportunities, please call Erica Max at 617-333-0924 x22.

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