Dec 20, 2016
Thank you to all who participated in our 4th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and to everyone who came and viewed the incredible creations. The contest was a huge success; this year we had a record number of entries including numerous participants in our newest category the "Little Ones".
We were thrilled and captivated by each and every unique entry. The Goring Family took home the Grand Prize for their "Home Sweet Home", judges cited the attention to detail of traditional house and garden. Sonya and Olivia Selig's intricate and imaginative "Japanese Wintery Tea Garden" won Second Place in the Adult category.
If you missed seeing these beautiful works of art you still have a chance, they are on display at the Hilton Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood until January 17th. We look forward to next year's contest!
April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
The Essex County Hand Spinners Guild will demonstrate the magical art of spinning fibers into yarn on hand spindles and spinning wheels, some antique or traditional in appearance, and some contemporary that have a modern look. Weavers will also demonstrate how cloth is made on a variety of looms. Visitors will also be invited to try their hands at spinning and weaving.