Oh boy folks. The fun that is to be had in Clarence this fall is nearing criminal. I happen to be a part of a little ole group raising funds to build a brand spankin' new library here in our little ole town. We've never had a "real" library. We've had a few shelves in the city hall....a little ole house donated for use as a library....but never our own "real" library. That's all about to change.
But first we need some dough. We're working hard. Really hard. The first of our events are now rolling out...and really you won't even know you're attending a fundraiser...you won't have time to think about that because you'll be having so darn much fun.
The first super fun event is our "Demo and Dine with Miss Effie" series of cooking classes! The Demo and Dine is going to be a serious amount of ridiculous fun. I don't know if you're familiar with Miss Effie? She has a u-pick flower farm near Donahue....and basically I think she's the greatest thing since sliced bread. In addition she teaches lots of cooking/canning classes both at the farm and at Scott Community College. She's agreed to come to Clarence...to MY KITCHEN...and teach cooking classes (with all proceeds benefiting the new library). The first will be Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, Saturday,Oct. 22, 6:30pm. Then Pizza Pizza (we learn to make our own mozzarella!!) on Saturday, Nov. 12, 6:30pm and finally Milkmaid 101 on Saturday, Dec. 3, 6:30pm (learn to make buttermilk, ricotta, sour cream, etc). Miss Eff will teach each class, have a few "helpers" come up from the audience, then we get to eat everything she's prepared (and a little local vino ;-) ! YUM!! Oh and I'll have some snackys and things to munch on in the meantime. I think it will be wonderful fun and for a great cause! Every dime raised will go toward the new Clarence Library.
If you think you'd like to attend one of these awesome classes please register soon!! Registration is being accepted at the Edna Zybell Library here in Clarence OR by emailing ClarenceLibraryFriends@gmail.com with your name, address and phone, as well as which classes you will be taking. (Each class is $25) Your check can be made payable to "Library Building Fund" and mailed to Edna Zybell Library, PO BOX 450, Clarence, IA 52216.
Guess what comes around in December? I am seriously so excited about this I could whip out my tree right now. The Holiday Home Tour is making its return to Clarence!!! We have some LOVELY homes on the tour this year....you really do not want to miss it. The ole VanOort abode is making an appearance. Crazy amounts of decorating are in my future. Is the day after Halloween too soon to start? More fun details on this to come. Just save the date for now!!!! Sunday, December 11 in the afternoon. :-)