Wreath Making Workshop

Hamden’s Department of Recreation with the support of the Friends of Brooksvale Park presents their Annual Wreath Making Workshop on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

With assistance from knowledgeable staff and volunteers, learn how to craft your own Christmas wreath made from a variety of fresh-cut greens, baubles and bows. Each wreath is unique and both men and women enjoy this annual tradition. Many say this is the start of the Christmas season for them!

Crafting sessions are at 10am, Noon and 2pm. Preregistration is required as each session is limited to 25 participants. Each handcrafted wreath costs $20.00 with 100% of the proceeds put back into the park for educational purposes. Pay as you arrive with cash or local check only please. No credit/debit cards accepted. If you have clippers/pruners please bring them as we have a limited number available. By the way…hand sanitizer helps get the sap off afterwards!

TO REGISTER: Email the park directly at brooksvale@hamden.com with your name, contact information & session you’re registering for. Each person MUST register individually for themselves. Park staff WILL reply to your email to CONFIRM you are registered. Each session is limited to 25 participants, no walk-ins can be accommodated. Please note: This workshop is geared towards adults and is not suitable for young children.

If you’d like to bring a sweet treat to share, our refreshment table will be set-up and the mulled cider and hot coffee will be ready for you! For info. about FOB or to become a member, go to www.friendsofbrooksvale.org or email us at info@friendsofbrooksvale.org Remember, you must contact the park directly (not FOB) to register for the workshop!

The workshop takes place in the Veterans’ Memorial Building at Brooksvale Park, 524 Brooksvale Ave. Hamden CT. Only a wicked winter storm will cancel but if you’re unsure call the park at 203-287-2669.

Ranger Vinny is on the hunt for fresh (free) greens for the workshop. If you know of someone who has spruce, pine or balsam trees needing trimming, have them contact him, soon! If you can help gather the greens during the day that week, let him know!

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