SCHEDULE/Register

SCHEDULE & REGISTER

The Shaker Century Garden
The Shaker Historical Society & Story Forum in partnership

Historical programming (online and in person) with specialists from many walks of life–anthropology, archaeology, history
Collaborative playwriting sessions–K-12 oriented, but adults invited.

An invitation to our First Annual Potluck Harvest Festival.

A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY OF LIKE MINDED FOLKS!

Cost:
We structure our fees to cover the most essential costs of the program. However, we accept fees on a pay-what-you-can basis if you cannot afford the full fee.
Payment options:
All inclusive Garden Pass: $200 includes all activities May through August.
May 22 Planting Ceremony – Only: $30/family
May only: $75
June only: $75
August only: $75
FREE: Just interested in seed fostering and the Annual Harvest Festival? Contact Susan Reese directly info@storyforum.org

Register:
Registration Form

SHAKER CENTURY GARDEN EVENTS

JUNE
Pasta and Dumplings and their Ties to 1800s Immigrants!

Fri, June 11th at 4pm
Cost: $10/family or $40/family for all summer cooking classes (or pay-what-you-can).

Join us at Shaker Historical Society for a conversation and brown bag dinner! Join Allison Henline for an engaging evening of pasta making and stories about 1800s immigrants and their foodways. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own dinner to enjoy alongside delicious, home-made pasta and dumplings.

To Register:
Google Registration Form

Reading, Writing, and Revelry

Thurs, June 17th
Cost: $20/family per month or $60/family for the summer (or pay-what-you-can).

4-4:45 pm Book Chats for elementary (facilitated by Becky School), middle school (Finding Langston, facilitated by Jill Strainic), and adults (Hunt, Gather, Parent, facilitated by Emily Geier). On site at the Century Garden at The Shaker Historical Society.

4:45-5 pm Storybuilders Playwriting and Performance for any age facilitated by Susan Reese, Grace Wilkinson, and Mia Compton-Engle. Join us to create a collaborative playwriting experience!

Recent Immigrants and Their Stories

Wed, June 30th at 4 pm
Cost: FREE, but registration is required.

Are you new to Shaker and the U.S. or a welcoming neighbor? We’d love to hear from you to share an informal garden side chat about your gardening and culinary cultures (in addition to simply getting to know you). Join us at the Century Garden at The Shaker Historical Society. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

To Register:
Google Registration Form

JULY
Traditional Saaru and Beans Palya

Sun, July 25th at 3:00PM
Cost: These programs will be on Zoom at just $10 a family per class (more options available). Zoom links and ingredient lists will be emailed upon registration.

Join Roji Rao from the comfort of your own kitchen, to learn how to cook this authentic southwestern Indian classic. In this class, Roji will share how to create traditional Tomato Saaru and Beans Palya, traditional dishes from her home of Udipi, Karnataka.

To Register:
Google Registration Form

Story Builders (Reading, Writing, and Revelry)

Thurs, July 29th at 4:00PM
Cost: $20/family per month or $60/family for the summer (or pay-what-you-can).

Join us at Shaker Historical Society on JULY 29TH for a collaborative playwriting experience where participants follow their passions to solve problems. Story Builders Playwrighting and Performance for any age facilitated by Susan Reese, Grace Wilkinson, and Mia Compton-Engle. 

To Register:
Google Registration Form

AUGUST
Reading, Writing, and Revelry for August

Thurs, August 5th
Cost: $20/family per month or $60/family for the summer (or pay-what-you-can).

4-4:45 pm Book Chats for elementary (facilitated by Becky School), middle school (Finding Langston, facilitated by Jill Strainic), and adults (Hunt, Gather, Parent, facilitated by Emily Geier). On site at the Century Garden at The Shaker Historical Society.

4:45-5 pm Storybuilders Playwriting and Performance for any age facilitated by Susan Reese, Grace Wilkinson, and Mia Compton-Engle. Join us to create a collaborative playwriting experience!

South Carolina Rice Plantations & Skilled Slave Labor Change the Course of History.

Sat, August 7th at 1:30 pm
Cost: FREE, but registration is required.

Have you ever wondered why South Carolina was the first colony to secede from the Union? Did you know that rice, not cotton or tobacco was the commodity that was the Crown Jewel of the British Empire?
Join Debra Quarles, Middle School Librarian and fabulous storyteller, as she presents a talk and conversation on historical implications and narratives. On the site of the Century Garden at The Shaker Historical Society.

To Register:
Google Registration Form

Gumbo using Okra

Sun, August 8th at 3:00PM
Cost: These programs will be on Zoom at just $10 a family per class (more options available). Zoom links and ingredient lists will be emailed upon registration.

Join Angell Quarterman from the comfort of your own kitchen, to learn how to cook this authentic southern staple. In this class, Angell, the founder of Fernway’s IB cooking program, will share how traditional African food became part of American cuisine, before leading you through the process of cooking your own southern style gumbo at home.

To Register:
Google Registration Form

Minestrone with a Twist

Tues, August 17th at 3:00PM
Cost: These programs will be on Zoom at just $10 a family per class (more options available). Zoom links and ingredient lists will be emailed upon registration.

Join Anjali Rao, a life-long enthusiast of Italian culture, to learn how to recreate the traditional dish of minestrone soup. In this class, Anjali will share the food and culture of the home of her husband and in-laws, the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy.

To Register:
Google Registration Form

Reading, Writing, and Revelry for August

Thurs, August 19th
Cost: $20/family per month or $60/family for the summer (or pay-what-you-can).

4-4:45 pm Book Chats for elementary (facilitated by Becky School), middle school (Finding Langston, facilitated by Jill Strainic), and adults (Hunt, Gather, Parent, facilitated by Emily Geier). On site at the Century Garden at The Shaker Historical Society.

4:45-5 pm Storybuilders Playwriting and Performance for any age facilitated by Susan Reese, Grace Wilkinson, and Mia Compton-Engle. Join us to create a collaborative playwriting experience!

Shaker Century Garden Harvest Festival

Sat, August 21 at 5:30 (Sun, August 29 in case of rain)
Cost: FREE, registration required. Donations to support the Century Garden Project are appreciated.

 

Join Story Forum and the Shaker Historical Society for a harvest potluck celebrating our first season! Feel free to use vegetables and herbs from the garden (choose from the beds that are guarded by scarecrows), or choose things from your garden, favorite CSA, or farmers’ market to make a dish of your choice. Let’s celebrate all heritages and traditions!

The evening’s schedule:

  • Pesto Making
  • Dinner and Story sharing
  • Children’s Play Performance and Dessert