Need to get out of the city for a day, or do something different to feel inspired?

Would you like your kids try something new and be excited about life?

For Chris and I, it is our love of learning that draws us to people that can show us new things. Chris and I will always be offering classes on things near and dear to our hearts: wood working, fly tying, science, art, nature, and faith. We draw on others to offer things like: painting, crafting, building a lobster trap, metal detecting for artifacts, making fairy houses and little animals, getting healthier through nutrition, wool felting, beekeeping and so much more. We are always looking for people to share their talents and passions. Please view and sign up for workshops and classes on our calendar, but always keep in mind we could be adding something new at any moment.

Check the Calendar for upcoming classes and workshops keeping in mind that new things are always being added. Examples of things to come are that are not yet on the calendar are: Intro to metal detecting and finding local history, building your own lobster trap, local interest book talks, fly tying and fairy house building.

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Host a Birthday Party Here.

We can design a fun and engaging event with crafts and activities on site to celebrate that special day. Prices vary depending on craft, activities and number of persons attending.

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Intentional Book Study: Why not use the colder hours of winter to do a little reading and thinking?

“Open the Door- A Journey to the True Self” (by Joyce Rupp) explores the opportunity each one of us has for spiritual growth and the contentment and happiness it can bring.

Led by Rama Ziegenhals, Spiritual Director, and founder of PAX, participants will meet once a month for discussion after reading a portion of the book on their own.  Participants can purchase the book at Rivers and Roads or wherever they would like. First meeting Wednesday January 17th, 7PM – 8:30Pm in the store. Free of charge. Following dates: February 28th, March, 21st, and April 18th

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Creative Letter Writing Workshop with Barb Parker Thursday March 22nd, 7 – 9PM

Join creative artist Barbara Parker here at Rivers & Roads for a letter writing night. It will be an evening of exploration, creativity and just plain old community spirit as we sit together to enjoy a cup of tea and compose that letter we’ve been wanting to write. Barbara will provide stationary, envelopes and a selection of pens for you to try, as well as a stamp for every completed letter. Barbara’s enthusiastic personality and love for sharing the creative process with others is sure to make this a high demand workshop. All ages welcome. Space is limited and the small $5.00 fee covers materials and tools.

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Evening with Artist Helen Tory Friday, April 13th 6-8PM

Help us welcome Spring with an art show by Essex artist Helen Tory.  Her compositions of the many faces and personalities of sheep that she loves, will warm your imagination. Art show will be up beginning March 12th, but a face-to-face reception and story telling time with the artist will take place on April 13th from 6-8PM. No sign up needed, just come on over.

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