SereniTEA Wednesdays - July

Delight in the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of a traditional tearoom as you savor the delicious homemade culinary specialties unique to Afternoon Tea. Our menu features salad, a variety of sandwiches, fresh fruit, assorted sweets, and warm from the oven scones which complement your bottomless pot of properly brewed loose leaf tea.

Wednesdays July 9, 16, 23, 30
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00 (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

Healthy Canning for a Healthy You!

Lisa Middendorf has been canning since childhood!  She brings her wealth of practical experience to the classroom to teach you about canning.  This informative class covers the history of canning, basic methods, tips, hints and secrets to successful canning, a look at alternate sweetening methods and finally some taste testing.  Don't miss this class!

Wednesday July 30
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $20.00

First Friday Feast

Guest Chefs Steve and Karen Dunlap of Mountainside Supper Club will prepare a prix fixe four-course dinner on the First Friday of August. Chef Steve's creative choice of entrees (including a vegetarian option) will be announced in advance. Mountainside Supper Club specializes in farm to table catering and uses only locally grown and organic produce and meats. Your pre-selection of entrees will be encouraged and appreciated. BYOB. Downtown Mechanicsburg businesses are open late this evening for First Friday celebrations.
Note: August First Friday features a business wide Yard Sale from 3 pm - 9 pm.

Soup
Chilled Brambleberry Gazpacho

Salad
Mixed Greens with Fresh Apricots, Toasted Coconut & Raspberry Vinaigrette

Entrees

Vegetarian Wellington........$23 ($21.70 plus $1.30 tax)
Grilled Portabella Mushroom Cap, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Red Onion, Asparagus & Red Bell Pepper; topped with Herbed Boursin Cheese; wrapped in Puff Pastry and baked until golden brown.

Coconut-Almond Chicken........$26 ($24.53 plus $1.47 tax)
Coconut and Almond encrusted Chicken topped with a Sweet Chili Sauce; served over Basmati Rice and accompanied by a mix of Seasonal Vegetables.

Delmonico Steak......$34 ($32.08 plus $1.92 tax)
Grilled cut of Delmonico served with Mushroom Sauce, Mashed Sweet Potatoes and mix of Seasonal Vegetables.

Dessert
Grilled Peaches Ala Mode - Stuffed with a creamy Blueberry Ricotta and drizzled with Honey and Rasperry Sauce; served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

Friday August 1st
Serving at: 6:00 pm
Fee: $23.00 - $34.00, dependent upon entrée, plus gratuity

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - August

Celebrate the summer at a tranquil and relaxing Afternoon Tea. Cool and comfortable, enjoy the dog days of August sharing afternoon tea with friends! This First Saturday tea will include salad, a variety of sandwiches, fresh fruit, oven fresh scones, and properly brewed loose leaf tea.

Saturday August 2
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00/person (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

SereniTEA Wednesdays - August

Enjoy deliciously elegant afternoon tea Wednesdays in August. Delight in the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of a traditional tearoom as you savor the delicious homemade culinary specialties unique to Afternoon Tea. Our menu features a green salad, variety of sandwiches, fresh fruit, assorted sweets, and warm from the oven scones which complement your bottomless pot of properly brewed loose leaf tea. Treat yourself and your friends to a well deserved break as you relax and enjoy this charming olde world tradition.

Wednesday, August 6, 13, 20, 27
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00 per person, (includes $1.20 tax an $3.80 gratuity)

Rune Readings and Time for Tea

Runes are an ancient alphabet that was also used for divinatory purposes.  Melody Bishop can read the runes and understands the significance of their placement for what your spirit needs at the moment.  Melody is a pleasant and intuitive reader.  We will start with an introduction to Melody Bishop and a very brief overview of what runes are and then each participant will have a private 10 minute reading during the evening tea party provided by Sweet Remembrances Tea Room.  This class is limited to 12.

Thursday August 14
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Fee:  $45.00

It's in the BAG, Hand Bags, that is!

Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon taking tea and talking about pocketbooks, hand bags, evening bags, and more! Diane Baird has an extensive collection of bags - both old and new. She will be on hand to talk about the history of hand bags and share some of her collection. Sweet Remembrances will prepare a complete afternoon tea. For fun, bring your favorite hand bag, too.

Sunday August 17th (Filled)
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $35.00

The Art of Fermenting Foods

Maureen Diaz will instruct us on the health benefits of fermenting foods followed by a hands on practice making sauerkraut. Each participant will go home with a jar of sauerkraut and will have the opportunity to sample some other fermented foods.

Thursday August 21
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

Backyard Herbalist: Flavors and Energetics of Herbs

Medicinal herbs all have an energetic action such as warming or cooling. They also all have one of ten flavors, salty, sweet, bitter, acrid, sour, etc. Understanding these energetics/flavors hels you in planning a balanced herbal healing formula. Susanna Reppert Brill will help you unravel the flavors through lecture, handouts, and tasting the herbs.

Thursday August 28th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

FAIRY FESTIVAL

Calling all fairies, elves, wizards, hobbits and gnomes to this annual event! Fairy Rose Fairy and Posie Fairy from Fairy Festivities will be back to delight and entertain. Lots of crafts and activities including fairy wings to decorate, free fairy tattoos, free mining for gem blessing stones, free fairy dusted potpourri, and ivy halos. Sweet Remembrances will have a clever and healthy fairy food snack sack available to take with you or to eat in the gardens ($7.00).
Call 717- 697-5785 to reserve your fairy food sack (by Thursday) or just visit our “Fairy Food on the Fly” table.  New this year, for Wizards (and Muggles, too): Magical, Wonders and More featured at our own Diagon Alley.  Visit the owl Post, sample Butter Beer, Write spells and formally seal them closed, make key chains to show your favorite house colors,create your won high speed chase broom and peruse our selection of wands to see if one chooses you. Check our website for the time schedule for music and entertainment.
Please note: our gardens are unable to accommodate strollers, sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your cooperation.Perfect for ages 3 –11 and all who believe!

Sat Sept 6 and Sunday Sept 7
10 a.m – 4 p.m
$5.00 Admission for Adults.

FREE for children ages 0 - 12 when accompanied by adults
(Fees may apply for crafts)

SereniTEA Wednesdays - September

Join us for Afternoon Tea most Wednesdays in September. Tea, salad, sandwiches, scones, fruit and desserts all combined to create an experience to delight all your senses!

Wednesdays, Sept. 10, 17
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00, (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

Second Sunday Tea - September

With the Fairy Festival on the first Saturday of September, we request that you join us for tea on the Second Sunday in September.  Savor a complete Afternoon Tea with salad, sandwiches, fresh fruit, oven fresh scones, and mini-desserts. Assorted flavors of tea round out your menu. By reservation only.

Sun. Sept. 14th
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00 (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

Traveling Herb Seminar #84 - Cape May with Herbs & Tea

This relaxing Motor coach tour will be the perfect end to your summer. Join us as we travel to beautiful Victorian Cape may, NJ visiting gardens, herb shops and tea rooms along the way. Our travels will include stops at Triple Oaks Nursery and herb Garden, Sinking Spring herb Farm, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center for a visit to the Folklife Center of "Down Jersey" and the museum shops (including their amazing selection of Garden Cloches made there). We will hop on the historic trolley tour of Cape May ending with a tour of the magnificent physic Estate house and Tea luncheon. An evening Tea party at the Butterfly Tea Room and a private garden tour of the charming "pocket gardens" in and around Cape May. Not to mention, Leaming's Run Garden which is a charming series of flower gardens nestled into acres of native woodlands in Cape May County, New jersey. We will lodge both nights at the Inn of Cape May, located along the beach and each room is furnished in wicker and antiques. of course, you will have a free afternoon and evening to explore Cape May on your own including the Washington Street Shops. Relax on the rockers at the Inn of Cape May, simply stroll the beach, or try to choose your favorite Victorian cottage.

Sunday Sept. 21 - Tues. Sept. 23
Depart: 7:30 am
Fee: $460.00
Note: Fee is per person based on double occupancy. A single supplement is an additional $75.00.
Tour price includes: roundtrip motor coach transportation, tour fees, Sweet Remembrances Box Lunch, 2 overnight lodgings, 2 breakfasts, both afternoon and evening tea, 1 dinner, cape May Trolley, tip for the driver, baggage handling. Departs from New Cumberland Capital City Airport.  Returns around 9 pm. One evening meal is "on you own" and not included in the price. Down payment is required with registration. Emergency contact number for trip: 717 766 6581.

Kitchen Medicinals

Most of the culinary herbs that we use regularly for seasoning also have considerable medicinal uses. Many of the herbs commonly found in your kitchen cupboards can be used to remedy problems such as headaches, tummy aches, sinuses, indigestion, inflammation, and infections. Discover the health (and culinary) delights of garlic, ginger, turmeric, mint, thyme, sage, rosemary, parsley, fennel and many others.

Thursday Sept. 25th
7:00 - 9:00
Fee: $20.00

Ladies and Their Hats Tea Party

Are we experiencing a renaissance in women's fashion or being influenced by the popular Masterpiece Theatre series, Downton Abbey? In either case women are once again complementing their fashionable attires with a hat or chapeaus (depending on the degree of fancy). Marcella Farina, The Tea and Hat Lady, will share her collection of hats and passion for the Millinery Industry by visiting with the "Hat Ladies" throughout history who have proudly worn a hat to express status, professional level, proper respect, or simply to make a fashion statement. Sweet Remembrances will design a lovely tea party suitable for Ladies in Hats!
"Under every hat is a Lady with a bright smile and a secret!"

Sunday September 28 (Filled)
1:00 - 3:00
Fee: $35.00

SereniTEA Wednesday - October

Join us for Afternoon Tea Wednesdays in October. Tea, salad, sandwiches, scones, fruit and desserts all combined to create an experience to delight all your senses!

Wednesday Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $25.00/person, (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

Tea Blending Fun!

Learn the basics of the different teas how to brew a tea and many guidelines for creating your own tea formulas using a large variety of ingredients such as herbs from the garden, black tea or green tea, spices from t he cupboard, and fruits and nuts. We will blend teas for pleasure and a few tasty blends that can be used for relaxation or digestion or immune boosting. Everyone will try their hand at making a tea blend. Susanna Reppert Brill instructor.

Wednesday October 1
6:30 - 8:30 pm
$25.00

First Friday Feast

Guest Chefs Steve and Karen Dunlap of Mountainside Supper Club will prepare a prix fixe four-course dinner on the First Friday of October. Chef Steve's creative choice of entrees (including a vegetarian option) will be announced in advance. Mountainside Supper Club specializes in farm to table catering and uses only locally grown and organic produce and meats. Your pre-selection of entrees will be encouraged and appreciated. Entrée choices will be posted one month in advance. BYOB. Downtown Mechanicsburg businesses are open late this evening for First Friday celebrations.

Friday October 3rd
Serving at 6:00 pm
Fee: $24.00 - $32.00 (dependent upon entrée)

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - October

Enjoy a very special October Afternoon Tea featuring salad, assorted sandwiches, a variety of scones, fresh fruit and festive little desserts with a nod towards the fun spirit of Halloween. A pot of properly brewed tea accompanies your afternoon tea.

Saturday Oct. 4
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $25.00 per person (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

Bay Leaf Kitchen Wreath

Create a very easy and quite pretty wreath made with dried bay leaves,chili peppers, cinnamon sticks, dried orange and apple pieces and more. A guaranteed success! Children age 8 and up welcome.

Wed. Oct. 8th
7 –8 p.m.
Fee: $20.00

Pumpkin Fairy House

Create a fun fall home for the fairies in your garden as we carve and decorate a small pumpkin to give the wee folk a warm and cozy home.  Your Fairie Godmother will guide us through this craft.  All ages are invited to play.  Moms and little ones may work together.

Thurs. Oct. 9th
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Fee: $15.00

Herbal Spa

This class will cover making your own lip balms, lotions, creams, sugar scrubs, bath fizzes, facial steams and other products to pamper yourself. Samples will be passed around and everyone will have a chance to make a product or two in this hands on class. Recipes included. Lots of gift giving ideas here! instructor: Susanna Reppert Brill

Thursday October 16
6:30 - 8:30 pm
$25.00

The Herbal Medicine Maker

Moving beyond tinctures, extracts, teas, infusions and decoctions, this class will cover lozenges, syrups, vinegars, honeys, moxa, herbal jello and other forms of herbal medicine.  Participants will be able to sample some of the medicines and leave with recipes.  This class is completely different from our 'Make your own Herbal Medicine class' which we suggest you take first. Susanna Reppert Brill of The Rosemary House is the instructor.

Tuesday October 21st
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

a hauntingly delightful Halloween Tea

Clever culinary artist, Nancy Reppert, will create a delightful afternoon tea party for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Costumes encouraged! Delight in sampling a Witches Brew of Butternut Squash and Apple Soup accompanied by Witchy finger breadsticks. Tasty bat shaped sandwiches, black cat cheddar pimiento sandwiches are a few of the savory sandwiches. Yummy pumpkin ginger scones and ghostly lemon tartlets and a few other tricks or treats await you at this special afternoon tea.

Sunday October 19
Saturday October 25
Sunday October 26 (Filled)
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $35.00

Garlic Dinner and Witchy Woman!

Garlic! Garlic! and More Garlic! Dinner! In the spirit of the season special guest Eliza Blackheart of the Breckenvale Coven of popular culture witches will be here describing the history of witchcraft, witches and witch hunts as well as the history of Halloween and Halloween symbols. Our annual and hauntingly delightful garlic dinner will precede the program. Nancy Reppert promises no lizard tails or eye of newt in the food... something about the health department. Come dressed as a Witch if you dare! men will also enjoy this adult program. BYOB

Wednesday, October 29
6:30 - 9:00 p.m
$45.00

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - November

Join us for Afternoon Tea where we will feature a soup or salad, a variety of tea sandwiches, two types of oven fresh scones with toppings, fresh fruit, and an assortment of little desserts with a nod to the fall harvest and Thanksgiving. A bottomless pot of tea will accompany your tea tray.

Sat. Nov. 1

Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $25.00, (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

Needle Felted Pendant

Have you wanted to try Needle felting? This is your chance on this simple little pendant necklace. You will be able to felt multiple layers and you can make your necklace abstract or representational. It is quite easy and simple to do. With lots of fun options such as adding beads or even other fibers. one you get the knack of this fun little craft you will want to make lots more... for Christmas gifts perhaps! Scented with lavender oil these little pendants are stress free to make and keep you calm and relaxed all day!

Wednesday Nov. 5th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

SereniTEA Wednesday - November

Join us for a complete Afternoon Tea including salad or soup, sandwiches, assorted oven fresh scones with toppings, and a variety of little desserts. Bottomless pot of properly brewed tea is also included.

Wed. November 5, 12, 19
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $25.00, includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity

First Friday Feast

Guest Chefs Steve and Karen Dunlap of Mountainside Supper Club will prepare a prix fixe four-course dinner on the First Friday of November. Chef Steve's creative choice of entrees (including a vegetarian option) will be announced in advance. Mountainside Supper Club specializes in farm to table catering and uses only locally grown and organic produce and meats. Your pre-selection of entrees will be encouraged and appreciated. Entrée choices will be posted one month in advance. BYOB. Downtown Mechanicsburg businesses are open late this evening for First Friday celebrations.

Friday November 7
Time: 6:00 pm
Fee: $24.00 - $32.00 (dependent upon entrée)

Backyard Herbalist: Adaptogenic herbs for Balance and Calming

Adaptogenic herbs are strong herbal allies for the nervous system and help to relieve anxiety, mild depression, insomnia, hyperactivity and more. We will explore ashwaganda, medicinal mushrooms, eleuthro, and many many others. Susanna Reppert Brill instructs.

Thursday Nov. 13th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

Sweet Remembrances Annual Holiday Tea

Our tearoom will be open Friday after Thanksgiving to serve a traditional Holiday Tea. A brilliant way for you to entertain your guests or just to get together with some friends and family to relax… Assorted tea sandwiches, fruit , hot scones, miniature desserts and a bottomless pot of hot tea served in a delicate china cup. By Reservation only. Call 717-697-5785 to reserve. Please note: we only have one seating on Friday, one seating on Saturday. Reserve early!

Fri Nov 28 (Filled)
Sat. Nov. 29
11:00 am
Fee: $30.00, (includes $1.44 tax and $4.56 gratuity)

Decorate a Manger Workshop

In this very special class we will decorate a manger with fragrant herbs and moss. The gentle fragrance remains for years to come and the herbs give a lovely natural look to the manger. We have a selection of once-loved mangers, all sizes, to offer as well as a variety of herbs. Class is limited to 8. Note: Does not include nativity pieces.

Wednesday Dec. 3rd
6:30 - 8:30
Fee: $30.00 (bring your own manger to decorate - $20.00)

Tuesday/Wednesday SereniTEA - December

Join us in the tea room, decorated for the season, with festive holly tea cups and plates, for a very special holiday tea. Enjoy a seasonal salad, an assortment of finger sandwiches, oven fresh scones with toppings, fresh fruit, and miniature desserts. Your tea tray is accompanied with a bottomless pot of tea.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 16
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 10, 17
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $25.00, includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity

Pinecone Candlering

Using a wide variety of pinecones and nuts we will make a beautiful candle ring that can be used as a centerpiece for years to come. This craft is easy and fun to do.

Thursday Dec. 4th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

First Friday Feast

Guest Chefs Steve and Karen Dunlap of Mountainside Supper Club will prepare a prix fixe four-course dinner on the First Friday of December. Chef Steve's creative choice of entrees (including a vegetarian option) will be announced in advance. Mountainside Supper Club specializes in farm to table catering and uses only locally grown and organic produce and meats. Your pre-selection of entrees will be encouraged and appreciated. Entrée choices will be posted one month in advance. BYOB. Downtown Mechanicsburg businesses are open late this evening for First Friday celebrations.


Friday December 5
Time: 6:00 pm
Fee: $24.00 - $32.00 (dependent upon entrée)

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - December

Elegant Afternoon Tea is served on festive holiday plates with coordinated tea cups. Enjoy a salad, followed by a tea tray laden with afternoon tea sandwiches, oven fresh scones with assorted toppings, fresh fruit, and miniature desserts. The tea tray is accompanied by a bottomless pot of properly brewed tea of your choice.

Saturday Dec. 6th
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $25.00, by reservation

Holiday Workshop & FestiviTEA

Enjoy an elegant and festive holiday tea party with scrumptious foods. The tea party alone makes this class wonderful but we will also create . Sign up early & let us know how many are in your party.  We will create a pressed flower craft. Sign up early for this one! These fill up quickly!

Sun Dec 7th
 1 – 3 p.m.
Fee: $35.00

Take Tea! Take Joy!

Let your heart be merry as we celebrate the magic of this holiday season at a complete Afternoon Tea at Sweet Remembrances. This tea is served in courses rather than with the three tiered tray. It includes bottomless pots of tea.

Sat. Dec. 13
1 p.m.
Fee: $30.00, inclusive


Christmas Tea with Songs and Stories

Sweet Remembrances will be beautifully appointed for the holidays and Nancy Reppert will prepare a delicious and elegant full tea. After this lively and fun Christmas Show by local performer Matthew Dodd you will surely be in the Christmas Spirit. Matthew tells the stories behind such songs as Silent Night and Good King Wenceslas. Plus he tells stories of holiday customs around the world. It's a sing-along, laugh-along heart-warming Christmas time, you won't want to miss!

Sunday Dec. 14th
1:00 - 3:00
Fee: $45.00

Take Tea! Take Joy!

Let your heart be merry as we celebrate the magic of this holiday season at a delightfully elegant Afternoon Tea at Sweet Remembrances This very special holiday tea will be served in courses rather than with the tiered tray. Bottomless pots of tea, with your choice of tea are included. This is a perfect way to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends.


Sat. Dec 20th
1 p.m.
Fee: $30.00, inclusive

Take Tea! Take Joy!

Let your heart be merry as we celebrate the magic of this holiday season at a delightfully elegant Afternoon Tea at Sweet Remembrances This very special holiday tea will be served in courses rather than with the tiered tray. Bottomless pots of tea, with your choice of tea are included. This is a perfect way to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends.


Sun. Dec. 21st
1 p.m.
Fee: $30.00, inclusive

Take Tea! Take Joy!

Let your heart be merry as we celebrate the magic of this holiday season at a delightfully elegant Afternoon Tea at Sweet Remembrances This very special holiday tea will be served in courses rather than with the tiered tray. Bottomless pots of tea, with your choice of tea are included. This is a perfect way to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends.

Monday, December 29
1:00
Fee:  $30.00

Elegant Candlelight Evening Tea

Enjoy a relaxing night out with your friends and loved ones at this special holiday event. This would make a great Christmas gift! Don't delay in making your reservations for this very special evening. It always fills quickly!

Tues. Dec. 30
7 p.m
Fee: $35.00

 - 2015 -

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - Celebrate! Happy New Year!

Join us as we celebrate the New Year with stars and glitz and all that's new again. A complete Afternoon Tea will feature salad followed by the three tiered tray complete with tea sandwiches, two varieties of scones, fresh fruit, and tasty desserts. Steaming hot pots of tea of course.

Saturday January 3, 2015
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00 per person

Super Scone Sunday ~ Happy New Year 2015

Call with your arrival time and the number in your party and enjoy an assortment of three types of freshly baked scones, jelly, homemade lemon curd, fresh fruit and a bottomless pot of tea of your choice.

Sun Jan 4, 2015
Between 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Fee: $13.50

Super Scone Sunday

Join in the fun of this casual relaxing day! Three varieties of oven fresh scones, assorted toppings, a wide variety of fresh fruit all accompanied with a bottomless pot of properly prepared tea. Sit and enjoy the calming effects of tea and the soothing benefits of friendship.

Sunday January 25, 2015
Sunday March 1, 2015
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $13.50