Following are the upcoming events and classes for The Sophia Coxe Foundation. If you need further information, call Karen at 570-956-3881 or 570-926-5427. Reservations and payment can be made at sophiacoxefoundation.com or by sending a check to The Sophia Coxe Foundation, 2207 Rt. 940, P.O. Box 235, Drifton, Pa 18221.
Workshops throughout the day will offer something for everyone. The ʻBug Hotelʼ for children to learn and explore (all day); Dividing perennials at 11 a.m. with Sandy Visintainer; and Recycling and Repurposed Container Gardening at 2 p.m., presented by Helene Hvizda. The club will have garden statuary for chance, and the popular carry- away bouquets available as well.
The Coxe House will be adorned by the Garden Club in a floral exhibition titled “A Victorian Wedding”. Vintage wedding gowns and gentlemenʼs attire, along with table features and musical instruments of the day will be on display. Hazleton Area Garden Club members will do all the floral designs enhancing the home and the artifacts within. There will be a $5.00 donation benefiting the Coxe Foundation at the door of the wedding exhibit.
Outside, in the Coxe picnic grove there will be a picnic style food court. The event will go on rain or shine. Proceeds from the outdoor activities benefit Hazleton Area Garden Club community projects and scholarship fund.
Sunday, Jun 5th- Introduction to Blacksmithing 11-4PM – $50/pp + materials – Lunch Included – No prior experience necessary. This class is designed with the beginner in mind. Weʼll focus on the basic skills of blacksmithing-fire building & maintenance, forging skills, & hammering techniques. Get comfortable with these essentials while making easy & functional projects such as hooks & simple fireplace tools. Instructors –
Dunnigan & Sons.
Sunday, Jun 5th – Introduction to Scrimshaw 11- 4PM – $50/pp – Lunch included. Learn the fine art of Scrimshaw “the whalers art” from a time of tall ships and high seas. Learn some history and explore this unique art form. Instructor: Engraver & Artist Wm Grencavich
Saturday, Jun 11 – Taste of Eastern European Food – Sold Out
Sunday, June 12 – Taste of Eastern European Food – $20/pp 2PM Seats available. Discover all the wonderful food that was the staple of the coal mining community. Enjoy a taste of food from the Slavic, Polish & Russian influence to this area.
Saturday, Jun 18 – Moss Ball Gardening – 2-4PM – $10/pp – Learn how to plant in soil & clay. The art of Kokedama literally translates from “koke” meaning moss and “dama” meaning ball. S. Visintainer/instructor
Sunday, Jun 19 – Intermediate Blacksmithing – 11AM – 4PM – $50/pp Plus Materials Costs – Lunch Included. This is more advanced for those that have taken the Introduction to Blacksmithing Class or for those who have preliminary skills. We will proceed to make more advanced projects: Utensils & Racks, Gate Pulls,etc. Instructors – B. Dunnigan & Sons
Saturday, Jun 25th – 2 PM – Civil War Reminiscences – $15/pp. Enjoy a cup of tea and desserts as you listen to the reminiscences of a Union and Confederate soldier and a freed black man reminiscence about their experiences in the Civil War.
Sunday, Jun 26th – Blacksmithing Intermediate Class – 11 – 4PM – $50/pp + materials – Lunch Included. Tongs n’ Things. Hands on for those with some experience in smithing. Make a pair of pick up tongs for use at the forge. Instructor: Jeff Mundie