For many bakers the lure of holiday baking is a much-anticipated annual activity. Cookies top the list of the most favorite holiday treat. Mix, bake, roll, mold, drop, cut, press, stack, ice, and decorate them. Create a festive tradition of treasured memories to share with family and friends. This year individuals are invited to share their memories of holiday baking traditions at the Abbott Memorial Library’s Holiday Cookie Exchange.
What is a cookie exchange? In short, it’s a gathering where attendees each bring a given quantity of their favorite holiday cookies, say 6 dozen. All participants get a chance to sample the cookies, and in the end, leave with 5 dozen cookies; a sampling of all the different cookies that were created. If lucky, the recipes will be included, along with your cookies, so the tradition can continue.
Each participant bakes six dozen cookies and brings them to the Abbott Memorial Library located at 1 Church Street in Dexter at 2 PM on Saturday, December 12th. Plain chocolate chip cookies, no-bakes or mixes are allowed in the exchange. One dozen will be for tasting and the other 5 dozen for exchanging. The library will serve coffee, tea and punch and there will be prizes for most festive outfit and favorite cookie. If interested, individuals must sign-up either in person at the library or by contacting 924-7292.
The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) would like to invite people to their annual Polar Express Pajama Party on Thursday, December 17th and Friday, December 18th at 6 PM. Wear your warmest pajamas and settle down with a cup of hot chocolate and listen to a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday favorite, The Polar Express. After the reading, participate in a holiday craft and decorate some cookies. Some very special guests from the North Pole will also be stopping by, Mr. and Mrs. Claus. All ages are invited to attend.
Due to the popularity of this event, this year there will be two dates available. Pre-registration is required as each registrant will receive a ticket to the event. The ticket will only be good for the date that you have selected, and must bepresented up arrival at the event. Tickets are limited to 50 per event and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants will need to come to the NCC to pick up their ticket(s). Tickets will be available starting on Tuesday, December 1st. Parents/guardians are not required to have a ticket.
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