Sereni-TEA Wednesdays - April

Join us for an elegant Afternoon Tea every Wednesday in April. Afternoon Tea includes a fresh salad, followed by the traditional tea tray laden with assorted sandwiches, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and delicious desserts. A bottomless pot of properly brewed loose leaf tea will accompany your meal. Treat yourself and your friends to a well-deserved break as you find serenity in a cup, relax, and enjoy this charming olde world tradition.

Wednesdays, April 2, 16, 23, 30 
between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00/person (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

Tea: Downton Abbey Style

Have a love for all things Downton Abbey? Today we will enjoy an elegant "upstairs" tea party followed by a lively program by Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey as portrayed by Alisa Dupuy. She will delight you with her irreverent commentaries and her own special take on the upstairs, downstairs lives of Edwardian England.

Tuesday April 15th (Filled)
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $40.00, includes Afternoon Tea and Program

Introduction to Herbs and Herb Gardening

Dig into the basics required for beginning a herb garden with an introduction to some of the common and unusual herbs as well as all the requirements to achieve a successful garden. Everyone will leave class with lots of handouts and a little starter plant to begin your herb gardening fun.

Thursday, April 24
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00 per person

Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival 2014

Great Day! Music, Workshops, Vendors, and Kid’s Activities throughout the town. Visit their website for additional information.

Visitors to The Rosemary House will receive a free Veggie Lovers Herb Chart!
Sweet Remembrances Tea Room will be open serving lunch, scones and desserts to order off the menu.  Menu to be announced closer to the event.
Remember we have parking in the rear.

Saturday April 26th
9 am - 3 pm
Free (Menu items priced accordingly)

Make Your Own FAIRY GARDEN

Transform an 8 x 12 whimsical planter into a charming fairy garden. All supplies will be provided to plant and decorate this creative fairy garden. Pathways, gazing pools, sleeping nooks, arbors and more can be built. Fairy lore and fairy tales will be told as you create. Bring your imagination and take home a treasure to tuck in a sunny corner of your garden. Moms and youngsters work on one garden together.

Wednesday April 30th
6:30-8:30 p.m
Fee: $30.00

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 March. 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.
Soup
Orzo Mushroom Soup

Salad
Lemon-Berry Salad
....Local greens with lemon stilton cheese, a mix of berries and chopped pecans. Dressed with a raspberry vinaigrette.

Entrees

Whole Wheat Gnocchi Marinara.......$21
 ....Italian potato and whole wheat dumplings in a tasty marinara sauce with Swiss chard.

Tarragon Chicken......$24
....Grilled Chicken with a tarragon-butter sauce. Served with wild rice and seasonal vegetables.

Brandied Steak au Poivre.......$30
 ....grilled steak in a rich brandy and cracked pepper sauce. Served with roasted red potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Dessert
Raspberry Coconut Key Lime Pie

Friday May 2
Select: 6:00 pm or 8:00 pm
Fee: $24.00 - $32.00 (dependent upon entrée)

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - May 3

Join us at Sweet Remembrances as we dedicate this Afternoon Tea to May Day and Mother's! Celebrate Mother's Day all month long, and welcome the warming month of May with sandwiches, scones, and desserts at this full tea.

Saturday May 3
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00 (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

Traveling Herb Seminar - Springtime in New York

We regret this Traveling Herb Seminar has been cancelled due to a conflict in scheduling. We hope to reschedule  this trip in 2015.

Monday May 5th



Herbal Windowbox Planter

Join us to plant your own little culinary garden.  Various shaped planters will be provided and everyone will be able to choose their own assortment of 5 culinary herbs.  Class will also include a review of the culinary herbs and their uses, planting and care instructions and handouts.

Tues. May 6th
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee:  $25.00

Sereni-TEA Wednesdays - May

Join us for an elegant Afternoon Tea Wednesdays in May. Afternoon Tea includes a fresh salad, followed by the traditional tea tray laden with assorted sandwiches, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and delicious desserts. A bottomless pot of properly brewed loose leaf tea will accompany your meal. Treat yourself and your friends to a well-deserved break as you find serenity in a cup, relax, and enjoy this charming olde world tradition.

Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 
between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00/person (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

Artemesias - Herb of the Year - 2014

Herb Garden Tour

To celebrate National Herb Week, Susanna of The Rosemary House will lead a faced paced tour of our herb gardens featuring over 300 varieties of herbs. Come discover herbs and their uses! This seeing, tasting, touching tour is designed for all ages and will conclude with everyone creating a Moth Repellant Sachet Bag. Sample treats prepared by Nancy of Sweet Remembrances Tea room featuring fresh herbs. Served in the garden, Rain or Shine!  No need to pre-register.

Weds May 7th 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
FREE EVENT - celebrate National Herb Week

Mother's Day Tea - Saturday or Sunday!

Celebrate Mother's Day at this lovely Victorian Tea Party. This perfect day will feature an elegant afternoon tea (tea sandwiches, variety of scones, fresh fruit, assortment of dessert and more) and a lovely gift for everyone. This day is always popular! Reserve early!

Saturday May 10th (Limited availability)
Sunday May 11th (Filled)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $45.00 (all inclusive, tax, gratuity, gift included)

Mechanicsburg's ARTWALK

This town wide event features artists and wine tastings at participating businesses.  We are featuring Nature's Way Nursery. In addition, the Susquehanna Bonsai Club will exhibit a number of their artistic trees in the herb gardens of The Rosemary House. Bonsai is a living art form that has been practiced and perfected by the Japanese for more than 2,000 years.

Stop by to view the Bonsai trees, meet the artists, and taste some of tea infused wines!

Sat May 10th
1 – 5 p.m.
FREE

Upcycled Glass Garden Ornament

Make your own sparkling garden art in this fun class. You will be able to choose from a variety of glass pieces to mix and match your own creation to look like a flower, candle stand or a totem.  Artist Patti Van Brederode will be the instructor.  All supplies included, just bring your creative spirit.

Wed. May 14th
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $30.00

Gourd Fairy House

Create your own charming fairy gourd house using natural and found materials. Windows, doors, stairs, awning and other whimsical features can be added to this home for the wee folk. All supplies are included. Our creative instructor Kerridwyn will guide you through construction of your fairy house and share her love of fairies while we work. Moms and wee folk may work together on a house.

Monday May 19th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fee: $30.00

Strawberry Jar of Herbs

Create your own Kitchen Herb Garden in a pot. Nothing enhances a meal like the taste of fresh herbs. You don't have to have a back yard to reap the benefits of herb gardening. Grow your own hers on a sunny porch, deck, or doorstep. We will review the culinary herbs and you may choose your own to plant in either a 4-pocket or 5-pocket Strawberry Jar. All supplies and watering tips will be included. Please let us know what size pocket jar when registering. Thanks!

Thursday May 22nd
6:30 - 8:00
Fee: $30.00/4 pocket jar
         $40.00/5 pocket jar

English Garden Trough

All supplies included to make your own English Trough planter. Perfect for herbs, sedums and alpine plants. These cement troughs winter over in the garden very well. Wear old clothes and bring rubber gloves.

Weds. May 28
6 - 8 p.m.
Fee: $ 25.00

The Wild Side of a Backyard Foodie

The best way to learn foraging skills, particularly if you lack experience is to connect with knowledgeable people. Join Rick Hueston of Primitive Café, who will introduce us to foraging seasonal backyard wild foods commonly found in our region and how to prepare them into gourmet dishes. he will provide a few wild food samples we can taste and enjoy. Rick Hueston is a seasoned forager from the mid-Atlantic region who has extensive wild food experience in a variety of North American climes. According to Hueston, wild food has to be 2T: appear Tantalizing on the plate and Tempting to the taste buds.

Sat. May 31st
10:00 am - Noon
Fee: $25.00

The Queen's Tea

This distinctive afternoon tea will honor Queen Elizabeth’s birthday and her 60+ year reign. Although her actual birthday is April 21, 1926, the official celebration is typically the third Saturday of June. We like to celebrate the first Sunday in June. We’ll toast the Queen with Champagne and enjoy a festive repast, fit for a Queen. Long Live the Queen!

Sunday June 1st
1 p.m.
Fee: $40.00 (Filled) 

Sereni-Tea Wednesdays - June

Join us for an elegant Afternoon Tea most Wednesdays in June. Afternoon Tea includes a fresh salad, followed by the traditional tea tray laden with assorted sandwiches, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and delicious desserts. A bottomless pot of properly brewed loose leaf tea will accompany your meal. Treat yourself and your friends to a well-deserved break as you find serenity in a cup, relax, and enjoy this charming olde world tradition.

Wednesday June 4, 11, 18, 25
between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00/person (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

First Friday Feast - June

Guest Chefs Steve and Karen Dunlap of Mountainside Supper Club will prepare a prix fixe four-course dinner on the First Friday of March. 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 June 6
Select: 6:00 pm or 8:00 pm
Fee: $24.00 - $32.00 (dependent upon entrée)

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - June 7

Full Afternoon Tea will be served today, including a salad, assorted tea sandwiches, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and fun desserts all featuring a sunny summer tea.

Saturday, June 7
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00 (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

Meet and Greet the Author - Melanie O'Hara

We welcome Melanie O'Hara, the author of the Traveling Tea Ladies Series. Cozy mystery fans will love this series which feature four strong women sleuths, strong friendships, strong tea and some recipes, too! Book signing in the gardens of The Rosemary House. Books will be available to purchase from Mechanicsburg Mystery Books.

Sunday June 8th
1:00 - 2:00
FREE

Traveling Tea Ladies Tea Party & Program

Nancy Reppert of Sweet Remembrances Tea Room will create a fun afternoon tea party featuring some of her favorite recipes and some from the Traveling Tea Ladies mystery books. After the tea party, author Melanie O'Hara will speak on her Passion for Tea and how that transformed into owning a tea room and writing her books.

Sunday June 8th (filled)
2:00 - 4:00
Fee: $35.00

Fairy Tea Cup Swing

Attract fairies to your garden by adding fairy tea cup swings. This workshop will show you how to take a reclaimed piece of china and turn it into a place for your garden fairies to rest or read a book. All materials are included in the fee. After the class we will discuss fairy gardens and creating a story about the fairy that lives in our garden. Kids and adults may work together to make a swing. Instructor Linda Haas, fairy friend and gardener!

Tuesday June 10th
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

Fairy Chair Craft

Learn to turn twigs, dried flowers and broken jewelry into whimsical fairy furniture. Each student will create one fairy sized chair. All materials and step-by-step lesson are included. Students are welcome to bring miniature accessories or items collected from their own gardens to use or share in this class. Class size is limited to 6. This class is for adults with a wee bit of patience. Insturctor Linda Haas, author of Fairy Furniture you can Make.

Tuesday June 10th
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

Backyard Herbalist: Medicinal Herb Definitions and Terminology

Do you find yourself wondering what 'wort' means? Confused over "febrifuge" or "rubifacient"? Not clear over medical endings and beginnings such as "ase" or "agogue"? Susanna Reppert Brill will walk you through and demystify terms commonly used in herbal books and websites.

Thursday June 12th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fee: $15.00

Traveling Herb Seminar #83 - DE Gardens & Costumes of Downton Abbey

Imagine three different and distinct gardens all within mere miles of each other! We will start our morning at Gibraltar, a 19th century estate built by Marian Cruger Coffin the first female landscape architect of the US. This distinctive garden is often referred to as a "diamond in the rough". Surrounded by a stone wall this 2 acre garden is a magical place that leads one to imagine what it once was. our next stop is Goodstay, a Dupont family estate divided into many garden "rooms". Built in the Tudor style, the garden features a knot garden, herb garden, roses and many perennials. Now part of the University of DE, we will be able to enjoy our Sweet Remembrances boxed lunch here. Our entire afternoon will be spent at Winterthur, where we will enjoy the garden tram tour, the house tour and also have plenty of time to enjoy the special exhibit on the costumes of Downton Abbey. This is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Depart from Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church corner of Simpson & Shepardstown Rd.

Tuesday June 17th
Depart 8 a.m. - Return approx. 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $120.00 (Filled)
Fee includes: roundtrip motor coach transportation, all tour fees, boxed lunch, evening snack, tip for the driver, handouts. Emergency contact number for day of travel only: 717 766 6581.

Tea, Love and Marriage - Victorian Style

The Wedding Day was the most important event in a Victorian girl's life. Myra Reichart will explore the courtship, ceremony, clothing and gowns, flowers and other customs and superstitions of this era. Sweet Remembrances will prepare a full Bridal Party Tea for all to enjoy.

Sunday June 22
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $35.00

Altered Potion Book

Ever wonder where to store your special potions? Some of the best secret hiding places are right out in the open. In this special class, all supplies will be included to create an altered apothecary or wizard book for potions, secrets and more.

Tuesday June 24th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $30.00

Make Your Own Herbal Medicine

Interested in learning how to make your own tinctures, salves, creams, poultices, bath blends and more. Susanna Reppert-Brill will demonstrate the many medicines that can be created from your herb garden. Everyone will leave with a sample of either a cream or a salve. Fast Moving, Entertaining and Informative, this is a very popular class.
You might also be interested in The Herbal Medicine Maker Class offered October 17th.

Thursday June 26th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $25.00

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
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00 (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

Second Saturday Afternoon Tea - July

Because of the proximity to the July 4th holiday and family picnics, we have moved the First Saturday tea to Second Saturday, July 13th.  Won't you join us? Tea Sandwiches, Scones fresh from the oven, fresh fruit, and tasty summertime desserts all served with a pot of tea.  Delightful!

Saturday, July 12
Between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fee: $25.00, (includes $1.20 tax and $3.80 gratuity)

3rd Annual Herbal Yard Sale & Swap Meet

Love new and old herbal "junk" and would love to sell-trade-barter-swap your herbal stuff in a herb friendly environment?  This night is for you!  Bring at least five to 10 new or used herbal yard sale type items, new/used herbal books, extra herb plants/seeds or any herbal products that you  have made, like soap, salves, cooking herbs, sachets, etc. (nothing valued over ten bucks). Dollar items are fun too! Jim Thorpe treasure hunter Marj. Reppert of Rosemary Remembrances will begin the evening demonstrating how to sell-trade-barter-swap using the native American Indian Trade Blanket technique while telling some interesting trading stories. After which, we all could be going home with someone else's herbal yard sale items, plants, books or handmade herbal goodies. Can't beat this fun for all ages. Sweet Remembrances Tea Room will serve herbal Iced tea and herbal delights in air conditioned comfort.

Tuesday July 15th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $5.00, bring 5 - 10 herbal items

Taking Tea and Tarot Reading

Enjoy a relaxing full afternoon tea provided by Sweet Remembrances and a four card private tarot reading by Rhonda of Dancing Moon Beam, Elizabethville, PA.
Each seating is limited to 12. Reserve early!

Sun July 20th
Select: 11 a.m – 1 p.m.
Select: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $45.00

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 March. 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 August 1st
Select: 6:00 seating or 8:00 seating
Fee: $24.00 - $32.00, dependent upon entree

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
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 - 14 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
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 March. 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
Select: 6:00 pm or 8:00 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 (limited availability)
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 March. 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
Select: 6:00 pm or 8:00 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
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 March. 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
Select: 6:00 pm or 8:00 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