Roll up your sleeves — the festive evergreen-making workshop is happening again in Nelson. On Saturday, the Nelson Grans to Grans are hosting their Winter Evergreen Café, your chance to make and take home a fresh evergreen arrangement, enjoy refreshments and homemade squares and pick up a special handmade craft for that unique gift. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Nelson United Church Hall at 602 Silica St.
Have the fun of creating your own seasonal decoration while leaving the gathering, organizing and cleaning up to the Grans. If you don’t know where to start, they have a team to assist you all afternoon. As a special treat, Imelda Grypma of Georama has graciously offered to share her own tips and tricks and walk you through the step-by-step process to create your own natural evergreen arrangement. Signups for her free workshops are on a first-come first-serve basis at the event.
The Grans are baking up a storm for the shortbread and gingerbread table. These are pre-wrapped and make wonderful gifts.There are some projects the Grandkids have been working on for sale in addition to their “teach us how” table — they surprise everyone every year with their skills and creativity. You will discover a beautiful handcrafted collection of angels, hand-sewn aprons, cool bandanas and other handmade things for sale. In case you don’t feel like making your own evergreen arrangement, purchase one ready-made.
All proceeds from this event are donated to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation,which works with community-based organizations which are turning the tide of HIV/AIDS and rebuilding communities in Africa.