Several crafts locations will be open throughout Sandwich. Groups of crafters and artists will be at the Sandwich Central School, Sandwich Home Industries, and the Sandwich Historical Society from 9 - 3 on Saturday and 10 - 2 on Sunday. Several shops, workshops, studios, farms, and homes will be open throughout town welcoming visitors Saturday and Sunday and likely other weekends in December as well. A map and brochure are being prepared to list locations, times, crafts, and activities. Live music and entertainment are also being planned.
Saturday, December 5 starts at the Corner House for Breakfast with Santa (284-6219). Crafters , bakers, and artisans will be at the Benz Center and 12 Main Street at Advice to the Players on Saturday from 9 - 5 only. Farmers will be selling winter produce at the Grange on Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon at 4 pm, Vinette and Frank Wells will read Christmas stories and poems at the Library. Advice to the Players is organizing a Christmas Program of Celtic Christmas Music for 7:30 pm at the Arts Center at 12 Main.
The Ladies Aid of the Community Church of Sandwich will have a chowder luncheon in the Methodist Meetinghouse as well as a craft sale on Saturday. The church will open the Baptist Meetinghouse for wreath making. Sunday worship service for the second week of advent will be at 10 AM and in the afternoon at 4 PM there will be a Blue Christmas service.
There are ways you can participate. Can you think of a way to make the village look more festive? You let me (Diane Johnson) know what you would like to do and the times you hope to do it. If you plan it, I will help you publicize it. Many small events and things combined into one weekend will make our quaint town a festive and joyful destination. Christmas in the Village is a celebration of early winter, holidays, hospitality, etc. so if your idea relates to Hanukkah or some other seasonal event, that's great.
For more information please contact Diane Johnson at 284-7168 (call or text as this is a cellphone) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have December events to publicize or input or questions on seasonal activities (any time including the first weekend of December) or if you need help with scheduling so that things don't overlap, I can assist and I will try to put you in touch with the people and/or organizations running various activities.