Get Growing with These Veggie Classes
- SATURDAY, MARCH 25 at 10 a.m. – Soil Prep, Top 10 tomatoes cold spring protection.(Will talk about Wild Boar varieties in April.)
- SATURDAY, APRIL 15 at 10 a.m. – Plant your squash and peppers, insect control
- SATURDAY, MAY 13 at 10 a.m. – Plant your cucumbers and pumpkins, fungus control
- SATURDAY, JUNE 10 at 10 a.m. – Herb planting, planting a summer garden in containers
- SUNDAY, JULY 9 at 2 p.m. – Maintaining veggies during hot temperatures, mulching, shade protection
- SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 at 2 p.m. – Soil preparation for fall veggies, what is coming in September.
Crafternoon – Join us each Month – Craft Workshop!
Crafternoons are a chance to access your inner artist once a month at Alden Lane! It is an opportunity to get together and create something amazing and have a bunch of fun doing it. Even better- invite a couple of friends to do it with you! These make and take projects don’t require any special skills, and kids from 12 to 112 can do them (although younger kids could do it with the help of an adult). Pick one project (or more!) and pre-pay with our Alden Lane Cashiers to reserve your space, as the classes fill up fast. (925)447-0280. If we don’t have 8 sign ups by the Wednesday before the Saturday class, the class will be canceled, so register as soon as possible. Let’s have FUN!
Come and have some fun with our Make & Take Projects for early spring. Sign up today!
Fairy Doors – Saturday, February 25th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Join the Fairy Door Fun! We have all the elements to create the perfect, magical fairy door for your backyard. You get a custom made wooden fairy door approx. 8″ x 6″ (several shapes are available) and all the doo-dads to embellish your special threshold into the fairy kingdom.
This class is for kids 5 to 105, and you can do it as a team of child and adult. An adult must be present, as there are glue guns involved. Invite the good fortune of fairies into your dwelling space and make magic happen!
The cost is $22.00 plus tax. Please sign up by February 22nd to reserve your space. You can sign up over the phone (925) 447-0280 or in person at the Alden Lane cashiers.
Metal Leaf Art – Saturday, March 25th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Do you enjoy the look of burnished metal artwork? So do we! This craft involves the look of botanical relief without the difficulty of using unwieldy metal. We will create a trio of 8″x 10″ wall art pieces suitable for framing made from foil and real leaves. It is easy and oh! so rewarding! Once we are done you will be amazed at your talent and the finished product. The cost is $38.00 plus tax. Please sign up by March 22, as the class size is limited. Call our Alden Lane cashiers today!
Quilting Class with Alex Anderson
Triple Triangle Tricks – March 17, 18 and 19, 2017
Three days – Three blocks – Three techniques to add to your tool belt!
Join Alex Anderson for a fun, fast and fascinating class, where you will learn three quilt blocks that will take the fear out of sewing triangles… Read more.
Felt Succulents – Saturday, June 24th 1:30 to 3 pm
Love the look of succulents in your home, but they just don’t thrive? Here is a beautiful answer- Felt Succulents! We will be constructing 3 to 4 different colors and sizes of echeverias, and we will also enhance their natural beauty by dying them. They will be “growing” in a cute little pot- You just HAVE to do this! It is a simple process, and you will be using a glue gun. All materials and instructions are provided (including the fun!) The cost for this workshop is $24.00 plus tax. Please make your reservation by Wed. June 21 with our Alden Lane Cashiers (925)447-0280
Garden Art Totem – Saturday, July 22nd 1:30-3 pm
Garden Art at its finest! These 5ft x 4”x4” poles are colorful totems painted by the artist known as YOU. Bring constant color into your garden, and bring your eye “up” to see color at every level in your landscape. These poles stay upright by a rebar stake embedded in the bottom of the pole. We can paint these poles with an address, a name, or just art. We will have stencils available help you if you are not comfy with freehand art. These will be painted with durable acrylics. The cost for this workshop is $48.00 plus tax. Please make your reservations by Wed. July 22 so we know how many poles we need. The cost for this workshop is $48.00 plus tax.
Felted Bowl – Saturday, August 26th 1:30-3 pm
Back by popular demand! This class was so popular we had to bring it back again. We will be making a small bowl using colorful raw felt and “wet” felting it into a lovely soft shape. It takes a little physical work to mold it into submission, but you will love the outcome! The class fee for instruction and materials is $30.00 plus tax. Please reserve your space by Aug.23.
Painted Pinecone Wreath – Saturday, October 28th 1:30-3 pm
Come and make a colorful fall or Christmas masterpiece for your home- these pinecones resemble beautiful flowers and are filled in between with soft, colorful reindeer moss. The wreaths will last for years to come and will be a unique addition to your home, designed by YOU! The cost for making this beautiful wreath is $42.00 plus tax, which includes all instructions and materials. Please sign up by October 25th to reserve your space.
Felted Scarf Workshop – Saturday, Nov. 18 1:30-3 pm
Just in time for Holiday giving! A lovely, handmade creation using a wet felting technique to embed colorful raw wool into a silk scarf. They come out absolutely stunning and beautiful! Join our felting teacher Ruth and learn this captivating craft. The workshop fee is $30.00 plus tax and includes material and instruction for one scarf. Please reserve your space by Wed. November 15th with our Alden Lane cashiers. You will love this class!
Needle Felted Stocking – Saturday, December 16, 1:30 to 3-pm
We love this needle felting! No sewing involved! This addicting craft is one you will want to explore, as the possibilities are endless. Ruth will teach us this simple and rewarding felted Holiday Stocking that will look great incorporated into your festive décor. The cost for this class is $24.00 plus tax and includes materials and instruction. Reserve your space by Dec. 13th with our cashiers at Alden Lane