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Lunch & Learn: The Rich & Romantic History of Valentines


Date & Time: February 9, 2023
11:15 am
- 1:30 pm

Location: Village on the Square Community Room

314 E Village Court Dousman, 53118

Price: $14.36

Parking available at the Village on the Square | Humphrey Community Center

Lunch begins at 11:30 AM in the Community Room- Village on the Square. Presentation begins at 12:15 PM. Cost: $14.36.

Call Tina at 262.965.7232 to purchase your ticket with a credit/debit card over the phone. Or buy yours online here.

A free version of this presentation without lunch repeats in the Compass Point Pavilion Theater at 2:00 PM.

Part exhibit, part historical talk, part workshop, join Ellie as she celebrates her very favorite holiday! Who really was St. Valentine? Who sent the oldest valentine still in existence and what did it say? How did sending paper valentines to loved ones catch on in so many places? These and other questions will be answered in this fun and informative presentation.

Ellie has been making her own handmade valentines since she was four years old. Every year she creates paper and lace treasures for her friends and family and she celebrates anything and everything heart-shaped all year long. Ellie will share her collection of vintage valentines and her research into the history of this holiday with participants.

As a special treat, Ellie will bring valentine-making supplies to the venue so everyone in attendance can create their own special handmade valentine to take home. Participants who collect valentines and wish to share their collection with the group will be given time at the end to showcase their treasures. The show and tell and valentine-making workshop will take place after the talk.

Lunch Menu- 

Apple & Beet Salad: Granny Smith apples, beets, and toasted walnuts with lemon-cider dressing.

Shrimp & Grits: White Cheddar grits topped sautéed Gulf shrimp, bacon, scallion, and bell pepper.

Chocolate Mousse: Rich chocolate mousse served with fresh berries and almond crunch.

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