The Right Way To Compost
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

The Right Way To Compost

Join us at the Maplewood Mercantile on 05/03! We will be partnering with Javas Compost who will be helping us to learn everything we need to know about DIY composting.

With the change of seasons composting can be confusing. Maybe you’re one of the many people who have tried this composting thing before and it just never really worked out right. Or maybe you always wanted to try it but were put off by the scary stories you heard. Or maybe, you were overwhelmed by the crazy amount of tumblers and composting systems out there and didn’t want to invest in the wrong thing so you just stopped searching.

We will be demystifying composting to help you leave with the confidence to make home composting an easy part of your recycling and gardening routine. Get set this spring and get composting!

Please register for this free event: https://ongrove.com/events/

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Thirsty Thursdays: Clean Cocktails

Join Beth Ritter Nydick & Tara Roscioli at Maplewood Mercantile in celebration of their new book CLEAN COCKTAILS: Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist.

Sip cocktails, enjoy some nibbles, and shop an exclusive sale at the Merc, while your hostesses offer a cocktail demonstration and sign their books.

If thats not enough reason to come by on Thursday, December 7th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm. DJ Jen Jones will be spinning the records!

In Clean Cocktails, holistic health coaches Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli bring a clean-living mindset to craft mixology.Their recipes use nothing but naturally low-calorie spirits; fresh juices loaded with vitamins; gentle sweeteners like honey and maple syrup; and anti-inflammatory spices like cinnamon, cayenne, and turmeric―the perfect alternative to drinks that are typically loaded with refined sugars, artificial flavors, and dyes.

Much more than a compendium of cocktails, this book provides recipes for “clean” syrups and bitters so readers can easily build their own delicious drinks. Nydick and Roscioli also highlight ingredients with health benefits, such as ginger (better digestion),cilantro (good for detox), and even vodka (metabolism booster,thanks very much). Many of the recipes offer pitcher-sized variations and feature innovative mixers like kombucha and iced tea.

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Workshop: Watercolor Lanterns
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Watercolor Lanterns

Luminous Watercolor Lanterns for All Hallows Eve! 

Creative workshop for mixed ages (children require an adult collaborator) : $15 per lantern 

Saturday, October 28th from 10am - 12pm at Maplewood Mercantile

Come paint Watercolor Paper Lanterns to illuminate Trick or Treating and lift your spirit with Corinne Amato of Open Art Spark.

Explore the delightful process of  watercolor applied to delicate paper and wire sculptures. We will string our lanterns to branches and insert a tiny LED light.  These lanterns are magical by both day and night a lovely piece for pretend play or room accent.

Complimentary Coffee and Donuts

***Limited space available  - preregister to guarantee your spot

Corinne Lee Amato, Co-Creator of Open Art Spark, is an Arts Facilitator, Mother and Cultural Worker. She practises communal art therapy, up-cycling city and suburban abundance of discarded materials into beautifully useful objects, weaving communities in the process. Open Art Spark workshops are grounded in process art and a firm belief that sensory practises of creating restore vital balance and health to our being.  Corinne has led private and public workshops for students of all ages for over 16 years. In recent years she has explored interactive spacial installations.  She derives particular delight making something from nothing with her seven and four year-old daughters.

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