Event Schedule: 2017

Join us every Wednesday and Saturday fromNoon - 2:00PM at the Grove House Visitor Center for fun, citrus-themed events, workshops, guest speakers, tastings and more. Events are free of charge with supplies included.
Wednesday events are led by an instructor/facilitator and start promptly at Noon or 1PM.  Geared for adults.  Please RSVP by emailing the Grove House at GroveHouse@citrusworld.com or by calling 863.679.4110.  Class size is limited to the first 20 people for each time slot.  Reservations are limited to no more than two classes at a time.  Call for information on booking groups of 10 or more.  Please let us know 24 hours in advance if you will be unable to attend an event you signed up for.  We purchase supplies for each person in the class, and hold a seat especially for you. 
Saturday events are self-guided. Drop-ins are welcome. Great for kids!
Wednesday Events
January 2017
4th: A Taste of the Grove House - Enjoy gourmet samples of Grove Store specialty items. Try new products, sample tasty treats, and discover inspiration for your next get-together.
11th: DIY Collage - Take magazine clippings, feathers, glitter, and buttons to create a textured work-of-art on a small canvas.  
18th: Recycled Craft Workshop - Stop by for upcycle ideas for fun with your kids! Pull tab rings, bird house feeders, and seed starters are just to name a few.
25th: DIY Collage - Take magazine clippings, feathers, glitter, and buttons to create a textured work-of-art on a small canvas.  
February
1st: A Taste of the Grove House - Enjoy gourmet samples of Grove Store specialty items. Try new products, sample tasty treats, and discover inspiration for your next get-together.
8thHand-Made Cards - Transform cardstock, glitter, and ink into beautiful hand-made cards for any occasion.  Learn folding and layout techniques. 
15th: DIY Carton Bird Feeder - Trying to figure out what to do with your empty juice cartons?  Use paper, ribbon, and glue to create home for your feathered friends.
22nd: Book Review - The Woman from Eatonville, Florida: Zora Neale Hurston and her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.  An African American writer from Eatonville, Florida, Ms. Hurston was part of the Harlem Renaissance Movement.
March
1st: A Taste of the Grove House - Enjoy gourmet samples of Grove Store specialty items. Try new products, sample tasty treats, and discover inspiration for your next get-together.
8th: Make a Magnet - Create a one-of-a-kind citrus themed magnet for your fridge or to give to family to remind them of Florida.
15th: Citrus Photography Workshop - Take a stroll through the groves with a skilled photographer.  Learn camera settings, tips on angles and lighting, to help capture the perfect bloom.  Bring your own digital camera.
22nd: Decorate a Tote Bag - Use fabric paint, glitter, and rhinestones to create a citrus themed canvas tote bag, perfect for carrying oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit! 
29th: Polymer Clay Workshop - Sculpt polymer clay into cute citrus themed beads great for jewelry, decorations, and more.  Take home and bake at 325° for 15 minutes for every quarter inch.
April
5th: DIY Seasonal Wreath - Learn how to take familiar craft items and transform them to create a festive seasonal wreath. 
12th: Seedling Carton Craft - Looking for a way to recycle your old juice cartons?  Wash it out, cut it down to size, poke a few holes in it, fill with dirt, and add a seedling!  Don’t forget to water!
19th: Seasonal Décor - Create seasonal decorations for your home.  It may include centerpieces, wreaths, or ornaments.
26th: Creative Citrus Canvas Painting - Unleash your creative side while painting an orange on a small canvas square.  Follow along with the instructor, or create your own masterpiece.
May
3rd: Cupcake Decorating with Citrus - Impress your friends at your next party by learning how to create lovely citrus inspired cupcakes!  Simple steps for fool proof frosting, ideas for lovely toppings that you can eat too, along with recipe cards for delicious lemon flavored cupcakes!
10thDecorate a Tote Bag - Use fabric paint, glitter, and rhinestones to create a citrus themed canvas tote bag, perfect for carrying oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit! 
17th: Hand-Made Cards - Transform cardstock, glitter, and ink into beautiful hand-made cards for any occasion.  Learn folding and layout techniques. 
24th: Glass Painting Workshop - Personalize a glass with brightly colored glass paints and a little instruction.  Let dry and bake in a conventional oven at 275° for 40 minutes.
Saturday Events
January 2017
7th: Heart Healthy Citrus Recipes - Take home citrus recipe cards that pair fresh citrus flavor with your favorite dishes.  Shop for ingredients in our Grove House store.
14th: Bird Watching - Stroll behind the Grove House on the shores of Lake Effie and look for native Florida birds with the guidance of the Bird Guidebook created by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.  Beware of snakes and alligators.   Please do not feed the wildlife.
21st: Recycled Craft Workshop - Stop by for upcycle ideas for fun with your kids! Pull tab rings, bird house feeders, and seed starters are just to name a few.
28th: OJ & the Classic Car Show - One of the favorites at the Grove House!  Check out classic cars lined up for display in the parking lot.  Admire their craftsmanship and stir up memories.
February
4th: DIY Collage - Take magazine clippings, feathers, glitter, and buttons to create a textured work-of-art on a small canvas.  
11th: Hand-Made Cards - Transform cardstock, glitter, and ink into beautiful hand-made cards for any occasion.  Learn folding and layout techniques. 
18th: DIY Carton Bird Feeder - Trying to figure out what to do with your empty juice cartons?  Use paper, ribbon, and glue to create home for your feathered friends.
25th: Crate Label Show - Take a step back in time.  Enjoy browsing through historic crate labels.  Discover family ties from decades ago. Collectible items for sale.
March
4th: Bird Watching - Stroll behind the Grove House on the shores of Lake Effie and look for native Florida birds with the guidance of the Bird Guidebook created by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.  Beware of snakes and alligators.   Please do not feed the wildlife.
11th: Photos with Dave - Pose for a photo with our Farmer Dave cardboard cutout.
18th: Scavenger Hunt - Use the scavenger hunt worksheet to find items around the Grove House.  The perfect activity for small children.  Take a photo of each item, or put them in a small bag and present them at the register for a special prize.
25th: Cupcake Decorating with Citrus - Impress your friends at your next party by learning how to create lovely citrus inspired cupcakes!  Simple steps for fool proof frosting, ideas for lovely toppings that you can eat too, along with recipe cards for delicious lemon flavored cupcakes!
April
1st: DIY Collage - Take magazine clippings, feathers, glitter, and buttons to create a textured work-of-art on a small canvas.  
8th: Seedling Carton Craft - Looking for a way to recycle your old juice cartons?  Wash it out, cut it down to size, poke a few holes in it, fill with dirt, and add a seedling!  Don’t forget to water!
15th: Make a Magnet - Create a one-of-a-kind citrus themed magnet for your fridge or to give to family to remind them of Florida.
22nd: A Taste of the Grove House - Enjoy gourmet samples of Grove Store specialty items. Try new products, sample tasty treats, and discover inspiration for your next get-together.
29th: Scavenger Hunt - Use the scavenger hunt worksheet to find items around the Grove House.  The perfect activity for small children.  Take a photo of each item, or put them in a small bag and present them at the register for a special prize.
May
6th: Hand-Made Cards - Transform cardstock, glitter, and ink into beautiful hand-made cards for any occasion.  Learn folding and layout techniques. 
13th: Sugar Cookie Decorating - Make a tasty treat for the holidays! After all, what’s better than a craft you can eat? 
20th: Citrus Bug Repellent - Use citrus and other natural ingredients to make your own bug repellent.  Great for the summer and safe for kids!  Combine citrus oils, and other natural supplies to create ecofriendly bug repellents.
27th: A Taste of the Grove House - Enjoy gourmet samples of Grove Store specialty items. Try new products, sample tasty treats, and discover inspiration for your next get-together.
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