Spices have a special power to evoke memories of time with friends and family. Whether it’s the aroma of Thanksgiving stuffing or a warm glass of spiced cider, nothing compares to the scents and flavors of the holiday season.
Come learn how to make pumpkin spice, mulling spices for wine or cider, and other holiday spice blends. Participants will leave with their own blend of a holiday spice mixture, along with recipes for other mixtures.
Everyone gets 1 custom spice packet. Additional custom packets available for a small fee.
The holidays are fast approaching. Now is a good time to start thinking soup. Whether it's for a holiday meal, a get-together with friends or a quiet night at home, we've got you covered.
Come learn how to make Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup, Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup, Pumpkin Soup with Lentils, and Beet and Apple Soup with Horseradish Cream.
Samples, recipes, and lots of laughs will be available. This is a presentation with some demonstration included. Great for vegetarians!
Whether it’s the Fourth of July, Veteran’s Day, or any other holiday, why not celebrate with your own holiday-themed potted plant or flower?
They’re great for gifts or to spruce up the house. Choose from seasonally available plants and flowers to make your own holiday garden.
Great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, and more!
Pricing and availability for this workshop varies. Please call 508-944-1370 for details and to discuss your needs.
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One of our most popular workshops! What's better than a simmering pot of soup or stew on a cold day?
Forget the canned stuff. Come sample homemade soups and learn how to make them yourself using fresh and healthy ingredients. Additional food costs may apply depending on number of participants. Call for information.
Chowders and bisques are the most popular seafood soups, and what better place to make them than here in New England. Come try a sample and learn how to make your own.
We will also discuss how to save your culinary creations for later. Additional food costs may apply depending on number of participants. Call for information.
Nothing says comfort food like homemade chili and beef stew. Lose the Dinty Moore and come learn how to make a variety of chilis and stews.
We will also review vegetarian options.
Recipes and small samples will be provided. Additional food costs may apply depending on number of participants. Call for information.
You read about Israel in the news all the time. But what is it really like to be there? What is hype and what is real? Why is this small piece of land so central to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?
Find out about the history and culture of the Holy Land through a special one-hour tour of the land, people, and food. A sampling of authentic Israeli food will be provided.
Presented by Harvard-trained physicist and Therapy Gardens co-founder, Dr. Ron Rubin.
This one is not to be missed!
Do you know who invented the automobile? (Hint - it's not Henry Ford).
Take a ride down memory lane with John from Orphan Car Garage. John will highlight some automotive milestones and some of our most notorious vehicles of the past.
From Rambler to Studebaker, Corvair to Vega, come enjoy the slideshow and stories while sipping a root beer float.
Don't miss this fantastic presentation. Bring your questions and see if you can stump John!
($199 if center supplies root beer floats)
An American legend who invented the Mustang, Lee Iacocca rose spectacularly through the ranks of Ford Motor Company to become its president, only to be toppled eight years later in a power play that should have shattered him. But Lee Iacocca didn’t get mad, he got even.
He led a battle for Chrysler’s survival that made his name a symbol of integrity, know-how, and guts for millions of Americans. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and an old-fashioned moon pie and learn about the man who forever changed the automobile industry. Presented by John from Orphan Car Garage.
Unique to the South Shore area and dating back to the 1940s, “bar pizza” has a fascinating history in Massachusetts.
Come enjoy a presentation on the history of South Shore Bar Pizza. After that, we’ll roll out some dough, add cheese and other essentials. Then we’ll cook and sample your creations.
Call for pricing. Must have an oven for pizza to be made on premises.
Now Booking for January and February 2023
Come learn about contemporary life in China. Pictures from rural areas and cities featuring cuisine and daily life will be featured.
Sample some authentic Chinese cucumber dish and learn how to use chopsticks!
Don't miss this very popular presentation!
Ditch the store-bought stuff and come learn about the delicious and healthy benefits of homemade bone and vegetable broth.
Sample some broth and learn how to make your own. We will also review several additional meat-based and vegetarian broths. Everyone goes home with recipes and tips.
You've heard about the health benefits of the Greek diet. Now learn how to put it into practice. Topics covered include the Mediterranean Diet, healthy eating, and recipes you can use at home.
Sample authentic hummus, Dolma (grape leaves), Greek pastry, and more!
Call for pricing for 20+
Looking to spice up your life? From savory to spicy, come make your own mixed seasoning packets using our fresh spices.
Participants will sample and create their own custom seasoning mixes to take home. Everyone get one bottle of spices and several packets.
+ $5 materials fee per person for 1 bottle
+ $10 materials fee per person for 2 bottles
Did you know that eating chocolate releases endorphins that make you happy? Come try an array of gourmet chocolate delights.
Milk, dark, and SUGAR FREE chocolate will be offered for sampling. Learn about the ingredients, processing and where cocoa pods are grown.
$239. Limit 20.
Call for groups larger than 20
Learn how to make your own old-fashioned fermented pickles using water, salt, and spices.
A variety of foods and pickling techniques will be presented. We will also review lower sodium and no-sodium options. Participants will receive their own pickling spice packet and recipes.
Optional - everyone makes their own pickles. Call for pricing.
Did you know the average produce sits on a shelf for 6 weeks before it even goes on the store shelf?
Learn how to jar and preserve your garden tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, peppers and more so you can enjoy them all year!
Participants will learn how to safely preserve produce using a variety of methods.
There's no comparison between store-bought and fresh made tea. Learn how to make herbal teas, water infusions, and infused olive oil.
We will also review health benefits of different herbs and teas.
Herbal tea and infused oil samples will be available. Recipes and directions provided.
Topics include growing and drying herbs, creating your own herb garden, and herbs for flavorful cooking.
Each participant leaves with their choice of seasonally available herb/flower plants or seeds and their own personal herb pots.
Offered April, May, June, and July only.
*$10 per person materials fee to cover the costs of seeds, soil, and pots.
Indoor gardening has come a long way! It's also a great way to combat the winter blues. Now you can grow all kinds of flowers and vegetables inside in the comfort of your own home.
Learn about microgreens, types of indoor gardens, what light sources are needed, and more! Sample indoor gardens will be presented.
Perfect for people who live in condos or small spaces!
Did you know playing chess can improve both mood and cognition? Keep your mind sharp and your enemies in check by playing the ancient game of chess.
Learn the pieces and how they move, opening and midgame strategies and more!
Players of all skill levels are welcome. The goal will be to form a regular chess group so bring a friend!
Tired of paying for hundreds of cable channels with nothing to watch?
Come learn how to set up a custom profile on YouTube. From there, we will review YouTube channels and creators of interest to seniors.
No computer needed to participate.
Everyone knows getting enough sleep keeps you healthy and active. But many older adults have trouble sleeping.
Learn how to improve your sleep by making slight adjustments to your routine. We will also review the foods you should (and should not) eat before bedtime.
Did you know gardening reduces stress? Learn about the health benefits of gardening, as well as the types of gardens that can be grown both indoors and outdoors.
Sample herbs and plants will be exhibited. Participants leave with an informative handout and seasonal plant cuttings when available.
Everything you've ever wanted to know about marijuana but were afraid to ask. All in one workshop!
Not only is marijuana legal, it has medicinal properties that may help you. Come learn about the types of marijuana, their uses, and what is legal and what's not.
Sorry, no samples available :(
Sick of store-bought stuff that's loaded with salt and sugar? Tired of the high prices and half-empty store shelves?
Come learn how to make your own V-8 Juice, hot sauce, salad dressings, and other pantry staples. Great for home cooks, diabetics, and people on a low-salt diet.
Samples and recipes provided.
You've heard the term, now put it into practice. Come learn about superfoods and how to incorporate them into your diet.
When you eat right, you feel good. You're also combatting disease and dementia! From blueberries and hot peppers to green tea and yogurt, let's talk nutrition!
Several recipes and tips will be shared.