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Fruitlands Museum Celebrates the Start of Summer with a Festival of Lavender

Fruitlands Museum Celebrates the Start of Summer with a Festival of Lavender
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Fruitlands Museum Celebrates the Start of summer with a trio of special events!

Fruitlands Museum Celebrates the Start of Summer with a Festival of Lavender

Fruitlands Museum Celebrates the Start of Summer with a Festival of Lavender

Fruitlands welcomes summer with three special events this June. On Sunday, June 5, Fruitlands will host the first-ever Festival of Lavender, a celebration of the fragrant purple herb that is as lovely to look at, as it is wonderful to smell and taste. On Sunday, June 12, Fruitlands will host their premier fundraiser, the annual Summer Solstice Farm-to-Fork Dinner.  And on Saturday, June 18, from 10am-5pm, Fruitlands hosts Celebration Saturday, a FREE admission day filled with fun for the whole family!

A FESTIVAL OF LAVENDER: Sunday, June 5, 2016 | 2-3:30pm| $35 members, $45 Nonmembers.

Fruitlands will be all things lavender when aromatherapist and lavender expert Nancy Engel comes to play! Part workshop, part celebration, this 90-minute program will dive deep into the incredible nature of lavender covering the medicinal, culinary, and other uses of this pleasantly fragrant herb. Participants will sup on lavender-inspired dishes, learn valuable growing tips and fashion a lavender sachet or wall bunch. Don’t forget to wear your best lavender finery for this festive afternoon at Fruitlands!

Space is limited. To register, contact programming@fruitlands.org or call (978) 456-3924, ext. 239.

FARM TO FORK DINNER: Sunday, June 12, 2016| 5-9pm | Single tickets-$150, Table of 8-$1200.

Fruitlands’ annual fundraising dinner in the field returns for the 4th year to support the Museum’s educational programs. Guests will feast on a delicious gourmet dinner of locally grown food prepared by Fireside Catering, as they watch the sunset over the spectacular Nashua River Valley and listen to delightful music by Summertime Trio.  This year, the multi-course meal will be expertly paired with wines and presented by Sandy Block, MW. Sandy is the VP of Beverage Operations at Legal Seafood. He became the first American to be certified as a Master of Wine and is the wine editor of The Improper Bostonian, and has had articles published in The International Wine Review, The Quarterly Review of Wines, The Wine Enthusiast, and more. He has served as Vice President of the Executive Board of Boston University’s Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center and has been an Adjunct Professor in its certification programs since inception in 1999.  Dessert will be courtesy of Harvard’s own Gingersnap Bakery.

This event is always a sellout, so purchase ticket early!  To order tickets, visit www.fruitlands.org/events, farm-to-fork or call 978.456.3924 x289.

CELEBRATION SATURDAY: Saturday, June 18, 2016 |10AM-5PM| FREE ADMISSION for EVERYONE!

It’s Fruitlands’ 102nd birthday and time to throw a party! On this FREE day, there will be fun for the whole family. Don’t miss the awards ceremony for the Student Art Competition! Take a guided walk on the Fruitlands Walking Trails. Enjoy a light snack while listening to live music. Try your hand at 19thcentury lawn games. Visit the Museum collections and find your favorite object. Make your very own artwork to take home, or contribute to a growing community sculpture. There’s no end to the fun we have in store!

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