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Canterbury Shaker Village. Courtesy photo.




Crafty celebrations
Make holiday-themed decorations and gifts

11/24/16
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 Make your own Christmas wreaths, holiday ornaments or personalized gifts this season at these craft events happening across the Granite State.

 
• Take a hike with members of the Beaver Brook Association to gather evergreens to fashion a holiday wreath. Make a gift for a loved one at the Brown Lane Barn (52 Brown Lane, Hollis) while enjoying tea and cookies. The association will offer two greens-gathering and wreath-making workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Visit beaverbrook.org or call 465-7787.
• Make holiday-themed crafts at the Kelley Library (234 Main St., Salem) on either Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. or Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The program is suggested for preschoolers and kids ages 3 to 6. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit kelleylibrary.org or call 898-7064.
• Learn how to make wreaths, boxwood trees and more at a holiday decorating workshop at the Manchester City Library (405 Pine St.) on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and materials are included, but registration is encouraged. Visit manchester.lib.nh.us or call 624-6550.
• Make your own personalized mug at the Wadleigh Memorial Library (49 Nashua St., Milford) on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 4 p.m. Keep it yourself, or give it to a friend or loved one as a gift. Admission is free and all materials will be provided, but registration is required. Visit wadleighlibrary.org or call 249-0645.
• Join the Whipple Free Library (67 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston) for a holiday craft workshop on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Decorate the branches of the Library Christmas tree and make some decorations for your own at home as well. A food craft will also be at the workshop to enjoy. Admission is free but registration is required. Visit whipplefreelibrary.org or call 487-3391.
• Join the Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road) for a reindeer and moose craft workshop using pine cones and other natural materials. The workshop will be held in the Visitor Center Classroom on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Each participant will go home with at least two ornaments and is encouraged to make an extra to hang on the holiday tree at the annual Christmas at Canterbury event, to be held Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Children are welcome and should have an adult attendee with them to help with crafting. The cost to attend is $5 for adult, or $10 per family. Visit shakers.org or call 783-9511.
• Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) will host a family wreath-making workshop on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in its Learning & Visitors Center. Natural materials will be used to create a one-of-a-kind wreath that you can hang in your home for the holidays. The cost is $15 per wreath per family and advance registration is required. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474.
• Join the League of NH Craftsmen Nashua Gallery (98 Main St.) for a holiday-themed origami workshop on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Paper ornaments such as the classic crane will be created and hung using origami and other paper-folding techniques. The cost is $22 to attend with a $10 materials fee. Visit nhcrafts.org or call 595-8233. The gallery will also hold a holiday-themed Zentangle workshop on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. Previous Zentangle experience is suggested but not required. The cost is $22 to attend with a $10 materials fee. Visit nhcrafts.org or call 595-8233.
• Don't miss a wreath-making workshop at LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the League of NH Craftsmen will be selling their creations in the great room of the Winery. It's all happening during LaBelle's annual Holiday Bazaar. The cost is $30 per person. Visit beaverbrook.org or call 465-7787 to register.
• Join the Derry Public Library (64 E. Broadway) for its annual DIY Holiday Gift Extravaganza on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. As an alternative to going to the mall to buy gifts, the Library will be hosting do-it-yourself gift crafts to help you make a gift with a personal touch. Admission is free and materials will be provided. Visit derrypl.org or call 432-6140.
• Join E.W. Poore Studio (775 Canal St., Manchester) for a Christmas-themed Zentangle workshop on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students are responsible for bringing basic materials and the instructor will supply drawing surface and specialty materials. The cost is $59 and a basic understanding of the Zentangle is required. Visit ewpoore.com or call 622-3802.
• Stop by the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) for a workshop to make your own wood ornaments on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. All New Hampshire residents will receive free admission, and adults and children are encouraged to drop in to one of the Museum's studio spaces to participate. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144.
• Join Doris and Jesse Mann at the Smyth Public Library (55 High St., Candia) for a how-to holiday craft workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Visit smythpl.org or call 483-8245. 





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