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November 2019

Knitting Group Gathering

November 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 12, 2019

Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada

Come out for an morning of knitting, learning and socializing. All skill levels from beginners to advanced are welcome, lefties too. Beginners will need to bring a pair of 5mm knitting needles and a ball of Handicrafter cotton, or worsted weight yarn; those items are available at WalMart. Your first project will be a knitted dish cloth, or bring your own project and we’ll help each other. Coffee and baked goodies will be available. For more information contact Sheila Collier…

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Christmas Craft Workshop: Christmas Baking, Victorian Style

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30 25 tickets left

Tradition is at the heart of each of our crafty Christmas workshops and what better way to relive old Christmas customs than by preparing delicious baked treats. On Friday, November 22th from 6:00PM to 9:00 PM, we will show you how to prepare an amazing range of goodies that were popular in the 1870's (and would probably still be big hits today--yes, including a well-brandied fruit cake.)

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Christmas Craft Workshop: Wreath-Making

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$45 23 tickets left

Tradition is at the heart of each of our crafty Christmas workshops and what better way to relive old Christmas customs than by making your very own wreath. On Friday, November 29th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, we will show you how to use abundant winter greenery to make a vibrant wreath to adorn your door.

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December 2019

Christmas Craft Workshop: Traditional Candymaking (for kids)

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$15 20 tickets left

On Wednesday, December 4th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, we will show your kids how to make some wonderful treats suitable for kids to make. The fee for this two hour workshop is $15 and every participant will get to take recipes and some of the treats we make together home.

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February 2020

Similkameen Seedy Saturday

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cawston Hall, 2119 Main Street
Cawston, BC V0X1C1 Canada

Thirty years ago, our then-Head Gardener, Sharon Rempel, founded a little something called "Seedy Saturday" that has since become an incredibly popular way, across Canada, to share seeds, knowledge and community. The Grist Mill and Gardens invites you to Cawston Hall on Saturday, February 22nd, from 10am - 3pm, for our very own Seedy Saturday to exchange seeds and share knowledge. Be sure to start looking through your seed boxes and cupboards to see if you have anything you'd like…

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April 2020

Volunteer Work Party Weekend

April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 26, 2020

Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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Roll up your sleeves, get your gloves and boots and grab a shovel! Pitch in and join the Grist Mill Foundation volunteer group for a fun weekend as we work to bring bring the site back to life in preparation of our season opening later in the month.   Pulling weeds, fixing fences, applying a coat of paint, building a fence, planting some veggies, there will be something for every ability level.   Be sure to stick around, too, as…

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June 2020

June Discovery Days

June 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until June 25, 2020

Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada

June Discover Days are a new opportunity for schools to come on a self-directed field trip exploring the many things our lovely heritage site has to offer. (Yes, the site is also open to the public on these days.) For more information about this or any of our other field trip opportunities, or to reserve space for your class, visit http://www.oldgristmill.ca/programs/field-trips/.

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Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

June 21, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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presentation in apple house

Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

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Fibre Arts Day

June 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada

Join us for a special day celebrating all forms of fibre arts, including spinning, weaving, knitting, quilting, dyeing, felting and so much more. As the day comes closer, visit this page for a detailed schedule of the workshops, presentations, vendors and demonstrations we've got planned for the event. If you or someone you know would be interested in selling something fibre arts related or have a demonstration or workshop in mind, please get in touch at frontdesk@oldgristmill.ca.

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July 2020

Canada Day at the Grist Mill

July 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada

Join us for a relaxing family-oriented Canada Day afternoon celebration at the Grist Mill. We'll be open today from 1PM to 7PM with music all afternoon by some great local musicians. Did we mention that it's a FREE ADMISSION day? Through the afternoon, you'll find tons to do on site: Afternoon BBQ (2-5PM) Play Heritage Games Make Canada Day Crafts Join a Cake Walk -  (Win a Cake at 3PM) Tour the Site and gardens ...and more! This event is…

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Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

July 5, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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presentation in apple house

Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic

July 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada

"If you go out in the woods today, you better go in disguise..." We're so excited about this event, we can bear-ly contain ourselves! Grab your favourite teddy bear and join us for a lovely afternoon picnic in our gardens that includes music, story time, games, crafts and more! Have a favourite stuffed toy in need of medical attention? Volunteers doctors and nurses will be staffing a Teddy Bear Hospital offering minor repairs by donation. More information on this delightful…

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Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

July 12, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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presentation in apple house

Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

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Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

July 19, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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presentation in apple house

Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

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Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

July 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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presentation in apple house

Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

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August 2020

Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

August 2, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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presentation in apple house

Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

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Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

August 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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presentation in apple house

Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

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Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

August 16, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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presentation in apple house

Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

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Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

August 23, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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presentation in apple house

Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

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Presentation: 2020 Summer Presentation Series

August 30, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Grist Mill & Gardens, 2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada
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presentation in apple house

Come join Lia, stewardship biologist with the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society as she explains the importance of many different native plants to pollinators in our region. After that, she'll then take you on a tour of some of the habitat restoration work OSS undertook on our site in 2018.

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September 2020

Special Event: Heritage Fall Fair (10AM – 4PM)

September 26, 2020

Are you proficient at preserves, brilliant at baking, daft at crafts, well-versed at veggies or adept at flower arrangement? If so, we might have a great opportunity for you to show off your skills. We're excited to announce that on Saturday September 26th, the Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos will be hosting our seventh annual Heritage Fall Fair! Admission to the Fall Fair is $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. (You can also pre-purchase your admission at…

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