Art To Dine For

Sun Sep 19

The pandemic taught us the importance of slowing down and reconnecting with our surroundings. Join Ted Martello, a certified guide in Nature and Forest Therapy, on a slow walk through the woods to seek calm and quietness amongst the trees by using your senses. Immerse yourself in nature and reflect on your own unique connection to the woods. At the end of the walk, there will be a ceremony with tea made from foraged plants followed by a refreshing lunch.

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Fri Sep 24

The night begins at golden hour on the serene farm of Susan Gould and Bo Willse. Wander the grounds for magical discoveries and several performances by firelight located around the property. Campfire fare, toasty treats, and more await you! 

 

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Fri Sep 24

It’s never too late to be who you are. Artist Alma Roberts began her painting career at age 62! Learn about her creative process, what inspires her, and how she became a painter later in life at a cocktail party hosted by Ken and Elizabeth Rice. Several of Roberts’ abstract paintings will be on display for you to admire as you sip a refreshing cocktail and dream about your next act in life.

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Sat Sep 25

Nora Bundy and Leslie Kirkland host a “Build-It” party at The Loading Dock, where even the food is a work of art! Close your eyes and imagine your little piece of heaven…a beach, a forest, a meadow, a glade. Artists Kini Collins and Laura Vernon Russell help you bring your vision to life as they guide you to create low relief sculptural landscapes from reclaimed materials. All followed by a build your sandwich lunch.

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Sun Sep 26

Chef Chris Amendola is a licensed forager and when he is not in the kitchen, he is in the woods. It was his love for the outdoors that inspired his acclaimed Hampden Restaurant Foraged Eatery - a chef’s love for finding food in nature combined with a love for cooking flavorful food. Chef Chris leads you and a small group of 15 on a foraging adventure! Learn the basics of foraging, mushroom hunting, safety protocol, and identification. The fall harvest in Maryland brings pawpaws, mushrooms, nuts, and more. Chef Chris shares tips and tricks for making the most out of your foraged finds and seasonal ingredients.

Please bring comfortable shoes for hiking, bring a mask, and a basket or bag for taking your finds home

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