Lana's The Little House

Storybook English Cottage

Tours ~ Gardens ~ Retreat ~ Photo Backdrop ~ Afternoon Tea
"Little" Gift Shop

 

 

 

Special Events for April, May & June 2005

invite your friends and family - space is limited - make your reservation early
reservations accepted until one week prior to event

open to the public by reservation

Cottage Concerts ~ Garden Workshops ~ Journaling Workshop
 
 


 

Cottage Concerts

Thursday, April 14, 2005
 Tuesday, May, 17, 2005
Wednesday June 15, 2005

 

Be enchanted by the traditional folk music of Dick and Carmen Gilman at Lana's.  The duo has made music together and with the Newton Street Irregulars for over twenty years.  The music they play is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian Mountains, old-time string bands, and songs and ballads from the British Isles.  They accompany themselves with hammer dulcimer, guitar, fiddle, and Dick's hand crafted lap dulcimers and fretless banjo.  Dick and Carmen are among the leaders of workshops and concerts at Mountain Music Weekend at Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks, and have performed at numerous concerts, conferences, schools, festivals, and square/contra dances in the northeast. They can be heard on CDs produced by Sleeping Giant Records and Northern Roads Productions.

 

Fee:  $38 per person
for concert, desserts and tea tasting

Arrive: 1:00p.m.

Concert: 1:30 - 2:30 comfortably inside Lana's cottage

Desserts & Tea Tasting:  2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.
with workshop guests and Dick and Carmen

 

Also, enjoy shopping in the "little" Gift Shop

 

Garden Workshop - I

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

 

Tour Lana's charming Cottage Garden that surrounds The Little House! Enjoy a lively discussion that touches upon the history and design fundamentals of Cottage Gardening. We'll share some secrets that make Lana's garden so special, and talk about plants most suitable for Cottage Gardening with an emphasis on wildflowers native to the Northeast.

 

Fee:  $32 per person
for workshop, desserts and tea tasting

Arrive: 1:00p.m.

Workshop: 1:30 - 2:30
Desserts & Tea Tasting:  2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.
with workshop guests and Sara


Proper shoes and raincoats please if necessary!
Select native wildflowers will be available for sale, ready for transplanting into your own garden.

Also, enjoy shopping in the "little" Gift Shop

 

Garden Workshop - II 

Thursday June 9, 2005

 

Get in on some secrets, little known facts and ancient folklore of the wildflowers that thrive happily in Lana's charming Cottage Garden at The Little House! We'll walk the gardens and tell a few of the fascinating stories behind the naming of plants. Then, you will choose among a variety of select, potted native wildflowers to take home and plant, and create your own personalized Naming Stone to take home with it! 

 

About the Garden Workshops Presenter:

Canadaway Wildflowers is a small native wildflower nursery located in the Canadaway Creek Valley in western New York State. Sara Baker Michalak, nursery owner, began propagating wildflowers many years ago to restore the native flora to the woodland property where she and her family built a home in the  1980s.  The nursery was established in 2002, offering native wildflowers to individuals interested in gardening that celebrates the regions natural diversity, encourages interactions between flora and fauna that, in turn, support a healthy environment, and enhance the gardeners own deeper connection with the natural world, too.

 

Fee:  $32 per person
for workshop, desserts and tea tasting

Arrive: 1:00p.m.

Workshop: 1:30 - 2:30
Desserts & Tea Tasting:  2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.
with workshop guests and Sara


Proper shoes and raincoats please if necessary!
Additional plants for sale, too.

Also, enjoy shopping in the "little" Gift Shop

 

 

Journaling Workshop

Tuesday June 21, 2005

 

Let the lovely ambience of Lana's cottage garden in peak bloom nurture your inner muse.  Breathing in the beauty and intricacy of the surroundings, learn to center yourself with gentle relaxation techniques. Using guided mindfulness, open your inner self to the present as it unfolds moment by moment. Then, taking pen in hand, begin to record the natural world from your unique perspective. Learn to really experience the world within and around you as you embark upon a journaling experience that just might provide pleasurable richness and new depth to your life!


About the Workshop Presenter:

CAROLYN GRADY teaches in the English Department at SUNY Fredonia.  A former WNY Writer-In-Residence, sponsored by JUST BUFFALO, Carolyn has led writing workshops in a wide variety of venues including art galleries, woodlands, and in the middle of Canadaway Creek.  Her poetry, which has been widely published, has been featured in performances with local musicians, and has been visually represented in shows at Adams Art Gallery in Dunkirk NY.

 

Carolyn is also a nationally certified yoga instructor who has been teaching in Fredonia for several years. Her classes are known for warmth, humor, and her supportive attitude. She says yoga is what continues to ground her and nurtures the wellspring of her creativity. 


Fee:  $39 per person
for workshop of relaxation & writing.  A selection of favorite nature journal excerpts will be provided to workshop guests. Also, Lana's The Little House Journal and Pen provided to workshop guests.  Includes desserts and tea tasting.
Arrive: 1:00p.m.

Workshop: 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m.
 Desserts & Tea Tasting:  2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.
 with workshop guests and Carolyn

Also, enjoy shopping in the "little" Gift Shop

 

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For Information or Reservations
 

Call Lana at 716-965-2798 - or -

Email Lana at info@LanasTheLittleHouse.com

All Special Event information is available on the website too:
www.LanasTheLittleHouse.com

Reservations accepted until one week prior to event

 

Please arrive by 1:00p.m.  This will provide all workshop guests the ability to get settled and ready for the 1:30p.m. workshop or concert start time.  Each workshop or concert will occur from 1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m..  From 2:30p.m. to 3:30p.m. you'll enjoy desserts and tea tasting.  The desserts will be excellent quality, homemade by Laura, the official Lana's The Little House master baker.  You'll also taste and enjoy a variety of world-class silken tea sachets. Upon confirmed reservation, you will receive a confirmation including directions.  Please invite your friends and family to join us!

 

 

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