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        2014- Special Events Calendar

May 16, 17, 18: HERB FESTIVAL at Green Briar from 10 am - 4 pm. Our 33rd annual Herb Festival features an extensive plant sale (herbs, perennials, wildflowers, everlastings and annuals), exhibits, garden walks and a delightful luncheon accented with herbs. Paid reservations required for luncheon and lectures. Please call (508)888-6870.  

June 7:  STRAWBERRY
DAY at Green Briar from 10 am - 4 pm.  Enjoy fresh strawberries in a homemade dessert served in the historic 1903 Jam Kitchen and view old fashioned strawberry jam making from 11am-2pm. Fee for dessert is $4.00. Sample jam tastings in our gift shop. Browse among the used book sale. Visit the resident animals, stroll the paths of the Wildflower Garden or walk the trails of the Old Briar Patch.

June 27: ANNUAL MEETING at Green Briar at 6pm
The Annual Meeting of the Thornton W. Burgess Society will be held in the Putnam Education Building at Green Briar. All members are invited. Program and light refreshments will follow a brief meeting. Please call the office at 508-888-6870 for further details available in June.

July 9:  GARDEN TOUR
in Sandwich from 10 am - 4 pm.  Visit a number of lovely private home gardens in Sandwich at your leisure anytime between 10am and 4pm. Light refreshments will be served overlooking the Wildflower Garden at Green Briar. All proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Society. Tickets contain a map and directions to each garden. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance or on the day of the tour at Green Briar.  Rain date is Friday, July11th.

August 2:   BLUEBERRY DAY at Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen from 10 am to 4 pm.  Celebrate our native blueberry at the height of the season. Enjoy a special homemade blueberry dessert served in the historic Green Briar Jam Kitchen along with a demonstration of blueberry jam making from 11am-2pm. Desserts are $4.00. Spend some time enjoying all that Green Briar has to offer.  Special Demonstration from 1:00-3:00pm by P.J. Hamel, author of the King Arthur Flour cookbooks and long-time King Arthur test kitchen baker. Ms. Hamel demonstrates fast and easy cream shortcakes, scones and Welsh cakes- all the perfect base for your tasty, fresh-picked blueberries. Bring all of your baking questions for her to answer as well. Free admission to all.

August 16 - 17:   Thornton Burgess Days Celebrate the 375th Anniversary of the Town of Sandwich  at the Green Briar Nature Center  from 10 am - 4 pm.  Families will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities throughout the weekend.  Free admission.

September 6 & 7:  BIRD CARVER & WILDLIFE ARTS SHOW & SALE at the Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen from 10am to 4pm. New England’s most prestigious carvers of birds and animals plus wildlife painters will gather at Green Briar to show and sell their wares during our 9th annual carvers’ show. Some will give carving demonstrations for the public. All admission fees benefit the educational programs of the Burgess Society. Purchase tickets at the door. Admission: $3 members, $5 non-members

September 27:  CAPE COD CRANBERRY DAY at Green Briar from 10 am - 4 pm  celebrates this native berry so prominent in the history of Cape Cod.  Green Briar celebrates this native berry so prominent in the history of Cape Cod. See cooking demonstrations in the historic 1903 Jam Kitchen using traditional cranberry jam and relish recipes. Enjoy a delicious homemade cranberry dessert, clam chowder or chili served from 11am-2pm. Spend some time walking the nature trails on a fine fall day. Fee for dessert is $4.00.

 AN EVENING FOR GREEN BRIAR 
The Thornton W. Burgess Society presents “AN EVENING FOR GREEN BRIAR” on
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 from 5:30pm-9:00pm
The Pilot House at the Sandwich Marina
Cocktail Hour with Wine and Hors d’oeuvres
Live Music for Dancing
Buffet including Gluten Free and Vegetarian Dishes
~ Silent and Live Auctions ~
Tickets: $75 per person may be purchased by calling 508-888-6870
Proceeds from this important fundraiser benefit
the educational programs of the Burgess Society.

November 22:  OLD MOTHER WEST WIND'S CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FAIR at Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen from  10 am - 4 pm. Find something special for the holidays among our quality handmade wreaths, gifts and decorations. Enjoy some home-baked goods, mulled cider and a cup of our home-made clam chowder or chili.   All proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Thornton W. Burgess Society.

Dec. 6 & 7, 13& 14, 20 &21:  COUNTRY CHRISTMAS at Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen from 10 am - 4 pm. (Sunday 1 - 4pm)   Come by our open house during the first three weekends in December and enjoy our holiday decorations inspired by a country home in a bygone era. Taste a sampling of our delicious Jam Kitchen products and a cup of mulled cider. Browse among a variety of great holiday gift ideas in the Green Briar shop offering jams, jellies, relishes, books and an abundance of nature-related items. 
 

 

 

 

 

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Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-6870