S’mores on the Farm, Chapel Hill — Jan 13-16, 20-23, 27-30
Warm up around a firepit at Spring Haven Farm with some cute four-legged friends — goats! — and make delicious s’mores. Here’s what to know before you go:
What to eat: Keep it classic or pick one of four specialty s’mores kits, like the S’moreo, which comes with Oreo cookies instead of graham crackers. Guests can also order hot cocoa served with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a candy cane.
Who to meet: Goats will be at the farm, of course, but don’t forget to say hi to Annie the donkey, horses Flynn and Ragnar, twin Highland cows, bunnies, chickens, guinea fowl, and turkeys. Be careful: They might try to snag your graham crackers.
How to dress: Come bundled up in a winter coat, hat, mittens or gloves, and warm boots that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
Shake off the winter blues by browsing 30 colorful floral arrangements inspired by pieces of fine art at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. The designs are created by professional florists and local garden club members, and event proceeds will benefit New Hanover County’s garden-related scholarships and grants. Attendees can peruse the Wilmington Art Association’s gallery sale and enjoy many other activities, including afternoon tea.
Add new books to your “must-read” pile. photograph by Matt Hulsman
Make a Resolution for the New Year
Kick off January in North Carolina with seven creative, thoughtful, and delicious resolutions, from reading more to sandboarding on Jockey’s Ridge to eating local via a do-it-yourself food tour of The S&W Market in Asheville. Click here to discover all seven resolutions.