Wreath-making workshops with Friends of Rogers

Angela Reed creates a festive holiday arrangement during one of last year’s wreath-making workshops at Rogers Center. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

Join Friends of Rogers to create a festive holiday wreath during one of their popular seasonal workshops on Dec. 2. Three sessions will be offered; one begins at 9:30 am, another at 11:30 am, and the last starts at 2:30 pm.

Participants will receive instructions and all materials necessary to design and build this traditional decoration.

A holiday wreath is one of the most popular decorations during the yuletide season. Wreaths are traditionally hung on front doors as a sign of welcome, used in Advent wreaths in Christian traditions, strung from lampposts in cities and villages, and used in a variety of other ways.

Although the wreath has strong historical ties to Christianity, the holiday wreath has evolved into a sign of welcoming and an acknowledgment of holiday cheer for the season, emphasizing generosity, giving, and the gathering of loved ones.

“We are grateful to Visions Federal Credit Union for partnering with us,” said Simon Solomon, executive director. “This generous investment is inspiring, as it enables us to expand our programming more than ever before.”

Space is limited; advance registration is strongly encouraged at $12 for members or $15 for not-yet-members; call (607) 674-4733 or email env.educator@FriendsofRogers.org to register.

The workshops will be held in the Visitor Center on State Route 80 in Sherburne; those needing to may use the adjacent parking lot, and the center is accessible.

Rogers Center is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs for people of all ages. Seasonal hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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