Monday, November 7, 2016

Winter Tea at the Cottage Off to a Great Start



Afternoon Tea at the Cottage
Pam Hainy was the featured speaker at Anne Hathaway Cottage at Shakespeare Gardens on Thursday, November 3.  She spoke about her recent trip to Australia to a crowd of 22 people. 
Pam described the countryside, the food, the welcoming people, and the unique animals of Australia.  An Australian football game, much different from the game played in the United States, was part of the trip.  Driving on the wrong side of the road with a variety of unusual road signs and markings made travel interesting as well.
Pam made ANZAC Biscuits for the tea because of their history in Australia.  ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army corps. They were cookies traditionally sent by wives to their soldiers during World War I because the ingredients were readily available and did not spoil on the naval ships.
Mary Jane Belz, accompanied by Pastor John Paulson on guitar,  led the group in singing "Waltzing Matilda", which is sometimes referred to as the national anthem of Australia.
SGS board members served treats and tea.  The sweets served were the ANZAC biscuits, Lamingtons, and traditional scones with clotted cream and jam. Lamingtons are unique birthday, tea, or special occasion sponge cake squares dipped in chocolate and rolled in desiccated coconut
The next Winter Afternoon Tea is December 15 with a Christmas play presented by Shakespeare Garden Society board members.  Proceeds from donations for the event  go to the preservation and repairs of Anne Hathaway Cottage and the gardens.
For reservations or more information, call Mary Jane Belz at 605-539 -1169.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Winter Series of Tea at the Cottage

Announcing:

"Afternoon Tea at the Cottage"

A series of Thursday afternoons
Shakespeare Garden will be hosting
Teas with presentations by
local residents
and even a bit of music.

From November through April 2017
Thursday afternoons, once each month.

Cost is $10.00 per person
by reservation only

Enjoy tea & sweets
with presentations
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Contact:
Mary Jane Belz at (605)539-1169
for Reservations
and more information.

November 3rd
Pam Hainy's Program on Australia:



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Little Garden Time

If you haven't seen the Shakespeare Garden
yet this summer...

What are you waiting for?



 It gets more beautiful
each and every summer,

thanks to countless volunteers and 
contributions!




Now that the days are getting cooler,
the flowers and the fish
are thinking about a second wind!

 


Please stop by and enjoy the beauty,
You might even want to schedule 
a tea with friends...


 
 
or just sit in peaceful company with
the garden fairies!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Music In The Opera House



Due to the extreme heat,
this evening
 the Music In the Garden
will MOVE
to the Opera House...



Supper is served by Sweet Grass at 6:00

  the Performance will start at 7:00 by 
the Wessington Springs Community Choir
singing
"Music from the 1920's"



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer 2016 Music In The Garden Schedule






Tonight's concert

Julie Fastnacht & Friends

Supper at 6 p.m.
served by Springs Inn

Open to the public
Free will offering is welcome

(at the Opera House in case of rain)

partially funded by Bernice and Allen Rasmussen Family



Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas In Germany




Thursday December 17th and Saturday December 19th:
Afternoon Tea in the cottage
will be served at 3 PM 


Mary Jane Belz will present a program for guests entitled:
"Christmas in Germany"
which will include music, food and German holiday customs.
Mary Jane and her family lived in Germany for 28 years.
Watch for updates for other teas in 
January and February.
Reservations are required for these afternoons
Call 605-539-1169
$8 donation is suggested.