SereniTea Wednesdays - February 2018

Join us for Afternoon Tea most Wednesdays in February where hearts will prevail. We will begin with a salad followed by the three tiered tea tray which will feature assorted sandwiches, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and tasty tidbits for dessert, all accompanied with a bottomless pot of properly brewed tea.

Wednesday, February 28
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00 per person, inclusive

First Saturday Tea - March

Join us at our First Saturday Tea for March as we celebrate all that's green again! Fresh Salad, three tiered tea tray, and bottomless pots of tea will prevail. Relax and enjoy, experience the peace and tranquility of an Afternoon Tea.

Saturday March 3 (Filled)
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00 per person, inclusive 

Super Scone Sunday - March

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 March 4 (Filled)
Sunday March 11
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $15.00/person, all inclusive

Sereni-TEA Wednesdays - March

Join us for an elegant Afternoon Tea these Wednesdays in March. 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, March 7, 28
 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Saint Patrick's Day Tea

Celebrate the other favorite drink of Ireland at this festive Afternoon Tea Party. The luck of the Irish will be featured at this complete tea with Sandwiches, Scones, Fresh Fruit, and charmin' Desserts. Following the tea party, enjoy an informative afternoon of Irish tea time history and the customs associated with drinking tea in Ireland entitled "The Great Famine, Insanity and the War on the Working Class: How the Irish Found Strength and Hospitality in a Cup of Tea" presented by Karen Donnelly of Greenhalgh Tea and The Orchard Tea Room.
Wearin' o' the green suggested!

Friday March 16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $40.00

Design your own TEA TRAY

The Rosemary House and Caromal Colours are getting together for an evening of tea and creativity... no skill required! Carol will help you design your own large wooden serving tray in your choice of color and decoupage design. Susanna will offer tips on brewing and serving wonderful teas! Tea and Treats will be served and you are welcome to bring your own favorite (adult) beverage and/or treats as well. Don't miss this wonderful evening of creativity and fun! This event is held at Caromal Colours, downtown Main Street Mechanicsburg.


Thursday, March 22nd
6:00 - 9:30ish
Fee: $55.00

First Cookbooks of the 18th Century Program and Tea Party

This very special event will center around the First Cookbooks and their influence.  Food and Fashion Historian April Thomas of Fashions Revisited will present this unique program.   This special event will also include a complete afternoon tea party which features an early recipe or two. Very Special!

Sunday, March 25                            
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm         
Fee: $40.00

50th Anniversary Sales Day!

As part of our celebration for the big 5-0, we are featuring "Twice-a-Twelve Month Sales Day". Join us for this very special store wide anniversary sale (offered once in the spring, and again in the fall). Everything is 25% off. This is offered Wednesday, April 4th only with extended business hours, 9 am - 7 pm. Sorry, no "rain checks".

Wednesday, April 4th
9 am - 7 pm
Store wide 25% Discount

Sereni-TEA Wednesdays - April

Join us for an elegant Afternoon Tea select Wednesdays 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 4, 18
between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

First Saturday in April Afternoon Tea

Join us for Afternoon Tea as we include touches of spring in our selection of tea party treats. Salad, scones, sandwiches, fresh fruit, and desserts, will be featured at this public tea, with bottomless pots of tea of course. Reserve early!

Saturday, April 7 (limited availability)
Between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Fee: $30.00 per person, (includes tax and gratuity)

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.

Wednesday April 11
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00 per person

Best Kept Secrets Tour

We are excited to be a tour stop on the first Cumberland County Best Kept Secrets Tour! These have been offered in many of our neighboring counties and are a ton of fun! Participants drive in their own vehicle to unique shops in Cumberland County and receive specials, free gifts and discounts just for them. We have tickets/tour maps to purchase.

April 19 and continues through May 5th
Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Fee: $10.00

Apprentice Gardener Night

Help knock out winter and welcome spring at the first volunteer Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday April 20
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival 2018

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 booklet of herbal recipes, tips and lore! We will have a great selection of herb plants for sale also! Plus, look for whole food, plant based, earth friendly lunch options in front of Sweet Remembrances.

Remember we have parking in the rear.

Saturday April 21st
9 am - 3 pm
Free

Shakespeare!

Enjoy a flavorful afternoon tea party prepared by Nancy Reppert featuring herbs and flowers from Shakespeare's work. Afterwards, Angelica Brill will speak on her favorite Shakespearean plays and characters and Susanna Reppert Brill will intersperse a few references to the herbs and flowers of Shakespeare. It will be an afternoon that will do the Bard proud.

Sunday, April 29th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $35.00

A May Day Basket

We will supply a charming basket and oasis to be filled with herbs and flowers from the garden. This basket can be left on a doorstep as a surprise May Day Basket or it will be lovely on your kitchen table as a fragrant centerpiece. All supplies will be included


Tuesday, May 1st
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Fee: $5.00 Throwback pricing - 1982!

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 2, 9, 23
between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - May 5

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 5
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00 (includes tax and gratuity)

Make Your Own FAIRY GARDEN

Transform an 8 x 12 whimsical log 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. We receive many compliments on 'how creative' this class is. Join us!

Tuesday May 8th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fee: $30.00

HOPS - Herb of the Year - 2018

Herb Garden Tour

To celebrate National Herb Week, Susanna of The Rosemary House will lead a fast 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 you will receive tips on using hops in more than just beer! Everyone will make a small relaxing bag to take home.  Enjoy tasty treats prepared by Nancy of Sweet Remembrances Tea room featuring fresh herbs and the herb of the year. Served in the garden, Rain or Shine!  No need to preregister.

Wednesday May 9th 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE EVENT - celebrate National Herb Week

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and It's LunchThyme!

Enjoy a delicious herbal luncheon prepared by guest Chef Linda Gauvry of TasteBuds, a creative personal chef passionate about preparing fresh quality food. Bottomless pots of properly brewed tea will be included. We are so pleased to welcome Chef Linda back to the tea room. She will prepare a delicious luncheon where you can visit with friends, celebrate Mother's Day or enjoy before beginning the Art and Wine Walk in town. Menu will be posted mid-April. Follow Chef Linda of TasteBuds Personal Chef Service on Facebook! A special gift will be provided to all attendees.

Saturday May 12
1:00 pm
$35.00, all inclusive (taxes, gratuity, full course luncheon, gift)

Mechanicsburg's Art & Wine Walk

This town wide event features artists and wine tastings at participating businesses.  Our featured artist June Minaya has a variety of artistic gifts, her acrylic paintings are strong and bold. She also works in jewelry creating comfortable, casual and stylish pieces and she specializes in pet portraits where she captures their look and personality. Come meet our artist and sample our Summer Spritzers: "Sweet and Sassy" and "Cherry Jubilee".

Saturday May 12th
1 – 5 p.m.
FREE

Mother's Day Tea

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!

Sunday May 13th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $50.00/person (all inclusive, tax, gratuity, gift included)

Traveling Herb Seminar #92 - Historic Philadelphia Gardens

On this bus tour we will visit  Highlands Mansion and Gardens, this late 18th Century mansion is  on 44 acres with a two acre formal garden.  Surrounded by massive stone walls, the gardens offer a beautiful example of early 20th century estate gardening with an unusual blend of horticulture and architecture.  Here we will tour the house, garden and enjoy our buffet lunch in the glassed in porch. Lunch will feature a variety of small sandwiches (wraps, pinwheels, croissants) and two side salads with dessert.  Next we travel a short distance to historic WyckHouse where the Haines family lived for 9 generations. We will tour the house and small garden here.  Our day rounds out with a visit to the Barnes Foundation Arboretum.  Mr Barnes is well known for his art collection but we are visiting the collection of Mrs Barnes, eight miles from the Philadelphia campus.  Laura Barnes dedicated herself to the arboretum which has many highlights, fern glen, magnolias and lilacs and a medicinal garden arranged according to the healing systems that use them: alleopathic, aromatherapy, Native American etc.
  This is a very special day!

Monday May 14th    
Depart  8:00 a.m.                 
Fee: $115.00

Depart From Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, corner of 300 E. Simpson and Shepardstown Road. Tour includes Sweet Remembrances afternoon snack, Buffet Lunch, all tours, driver tip, roundtrip Innovations Motorcoach Transportation. Use this phone number for emergency calls the day of the tour - 717 766 6581.   We will return by 7:00 p.m.    

Ladies-in-Waiting Tea Party

This special Wednesday afternoon tea is to honor all nobility. This is a royal tea party to celebrate the upcoming nuptials, and to relax before the Big Wedding. Tiaras encouraged!

Wed., May 16th
1:00 pm
Fee: $35.00

Herbal Window Box or Patio Planter

Have a sunny corner on your stoop or deck for some herbs: Join us and plant your own culinary garden. Class will include various shaped planters, an assortment of culinary herbs, a review of their uses, planting and care and handouts.

Wednesday May 16th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $30.00

Apprentice Gardener Night

Join us Friday evening and volunteer to help weed the herb gardens during Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday May 18
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

The Royal Reception - A Gala Affair

Who doesn't love a wedding? The big day has arrived! Don your fascinators and join us as we honour Harry and Meghan. Enjoy a lovely proper tea party whilst we celebrate the day's events with pomp and circumstance. At this posh party we will tip our cup to the happy couple and enjoy canapes, scones and sweet pastries. You shan't want to miss this regal gathering. Brilliant!

Saturday, May 19th (Filled)
1:00 pm
Fee: $40.00

Scented Geraniums Talk and Treats

The fragrant scented geraniums are amazing plants with many familiar scents (rose, lemon, mint, and nutmeg). You will find that they are forgiving and useful plants, easy to grow and fun to use in cooking. The presenters this evening, Caroline Amidon and Joyce Brobst, are Pelargonium growers and collectors. They are Herb Society of America members and down to earth gardeners. Following their informative program you will have a chance to touch, smell, and taste the scented geraniums with a few tea treats prepared by Nancy Reppert of Sweet Remembrances. Joyce and Caroline will bring their book and a few plants for sale.

Tuesday, May 22
6:00 pm
Fee: $20.00

Evening Weed Walk

Have you always wanted to learn what weeds are edible, medicinal or possible harmful? While strolling the back alleys of Mechanicsburg, we will identify some common weeds and their uses. Have a fun and relaxing evening. Gather in the garden before the walk.

Wednesday May 30th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fee: $10.00

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - June 2nd

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 2nd
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00 (includes tax and gratuity)

The Queen's Tea

This distinctive afternoon tea will honor Queen Elizabeth’s birthday and her 65-plus 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 3rd (limited availability)
1 p.m.
Fee: $45.00

Felted Fairy Tea Cup Garden

Create an adorable garden that never needs water, but is sure to attract the fairies! These charming gardens will be created using wool and felting needles. Using this technique, you can create pathways, mushrooms, houses, trees, flowers and even little critters. For ages 14 and up.

Tuesday, June 5
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $25.00

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 6, 20, 27
between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Tea in the Boudoir

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea party prepared by Nancy Reppert of Sweet Remembrances followed by some "girl talk" as Cheryl Harmon shares her vintage collection and discusses her experiences in collecting. The talk will include a short history of women's cosmetics and sources. She will also discuss the importance of maintaining an inventory of a collection. Cheryl welcomes everyone to examine her display of cosmetics that is created during this program.

Sunday, June 10th
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $38.00

Traveling Herb Seminar #93 - Our Nation's Gardens

This tour is part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration (1968-2018) and is a flashback to our 1st motorcoach trip.  We are traveling to the United States National Arboretum in Washington DC.  Here we will have a “windshield” driving tour of the arboretum and a guided walking tour of the National Herb Garden lead by the curator of the herb garden.  Time will be allowed to visit the gift shop and also the National Bonsai Exhibit.  Lunch will be provided on the terrace of the visitors center.  The afternoon will be spent at the United StatesBotanic Garden, where we will have a special welcome to this beautiful conservatory in the heart of our Nation’s Capital.   Don’t miss this fun day offered at a very special throwback pricing!   

Monday, June 11th         
Depart    7:30 a.m               
Fee: $68.00 (Very Special Pricing!)
                    
Please Note: Non-refundable prepayment is due within 1 week of reserving to hold your seat.
             
Depart From Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, corner of 300 E. Simpson and Shepardstown Road. Tour includes snack, lunch, all tours, driver tip, round trip Innovations Motorcoach Transportation. Use this phone number for emergency calls the day of the tour - 717 766 6581.   We will return by 7:00  p.m.   

 


Create your own Succulent Wreath

All supplies are included to make this charming wreath with succulents and sedums, including a hand made pottery wreath form. The wreath can be hung once it is rooted in, but you must take it down to water. Reserve early, only 10 seats in this very special class.

Tuesday, June 12th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $50.00

Growing a Healing Herb Garden

Learn and discover some of the medicinal herbs we can easily grow in this area. Instructions and guidance on when to harvest them and some of the simple preparations you can make with them will be featured in this class. This is a nice beginner's introduction both to gardening with herbs and medicinal herbs. Instructor is Susanna Reppert Brill.

Wednesday, June 13th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

Apprentice Gardener Night

Affectionately referred to as 'weed and feed' by previous volunteers, please join us Friday evening and volunteer to tame the herb gardens during Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday, June 15
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

Lovely Lavender Luncheon

Chef Linda Gauvry of TasteBuds, a creative personal chef passionate about preparing fresh quality food will create a fresh herbal luncheon with a few special lavender touches. Entree choices for this special luncheon will be posted in mid-May. Bottomless pots of properly brewed tea will be offered also. Follow Linda on Facebook. Tip: Want to make a full day of lavender? Visit the Castle Creek Lavender Festival in nearby Dillsburg first, and then immerse yourself at this flavorful lavender luncheon!

Saturday, June 16th
1:00 pm
Fee: $30.00, all inclusive

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.

Tuesday, June 19th
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Fee: $25.00

Summer Eve Rune Readings

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.  Each participant will have a scheduled private 15 minute reading, please arrive 15 minutes before your time slot.  Some tasty snacks will be available to enjoy before your reading.  This class is limited and will be held in the garden of The Rosemary House.

Wednesday, June 20th
beginning at 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with scheduled times for readings)
Fee:  $30.00

First 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 8th.  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 7th
Between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00, (includes tax and gratuity)

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.

Wednesday, July 11, 25
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

The Fresh Flavors of Summer Luncheon by TasteBuds scheduled Friday July 13th at 1:00 ($30.00)


Summer Supper on the Susquehanna

This event is a throwback to the mid-1980s when The Rosemary House would partner with a tea room in Millersburg. We are excited to offer this event again during our 50th anniversary year. Meet at the Millersburg, PA ferry where we will walk aboard the paddle wheeler to enjoy the beautiful views of the Susquehanna River and the cool night air. While on board, we will enjoy a flavorful catered evening buffet supper, and then a fun and informative lecture with prizes on how herbs were used in Pennsylvania. Please bring a chair. Don't miss this exciting event!

Thursday, July 12th
6:00 pm depart
Fee: $40.00

Note: This event leaves from the Millersburg ferry dock. It is suggested you bring a chair!
DRIVING DIRECTIONS
From Harrisburg to East shore landing at Millersburg:  Route 22/322 West to State Route 147 North.  Follow into Millersburg, turn left onto North Street and go towards the river.  Follow to landing site.

The Fresh Flavors of Summer Luncheon

Gather at Sweet Remembrances for a special herbal luncheon prepared by Chef Linda Gauvry of TasteBuds. Chef Linda is a creative chef who is passionate about preparing fresh quality food. Her luncheon will include an appetizer, soup or salad, entree, and dessert all centered around the fresh and flavorful summer bounty. Of course, properly prepared pot of hot tea will be served also. Menu, with entree options, will be posted a month prior.


Friday, July 13th
1:00
Fee: $30.00, inclusive

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Spend a summer morning in the Wonderland! We will serve a lovely adult and kid-friendly tea party, and then the children will be delightfully entertained by Alice and the Mad Hatter! This event is hosted by The Rosemary House, Sweet Remembrances Tea Room, and My Fantasy Party and is held outside in the herb gardens. Wear a sun hat! No children? No problem! It's a Mad Hatter Tea Party! Anything goes!

Thursday, July 19th
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Fee: $25.00

Pot Pourri and Pot Pourri Crafts

This demonstration workshop will show you how to make this fragrant concoction and how to use it to create your own "aura of fragrance:. This is a perfect time of year to begin to dry your petals and leaves to create Pot Pourri. This ancient craft is still much enjoyed and makes terrific holiday gifts. "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may".

Thursday, July 19th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $2.00 (1978 throwback pricing!)

Apprentice Gardener Night

Join us Friday evening and volunteer to help weed the herb gardens during Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday, July 20th
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

Mid-Summer Night Fairy House Painting

We will spend the evening relaxing, chatting and painting a large ceramic bisque fairy house from Joy's Ceramics, another Mechanicsburg business that opened in 1968. The sunflower fairy house is about 10 inches with a lot of fun detail to paint with acrylics. These will hold up well outside once sealed.

Thursday, July 26
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $20.00

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!

Sunday, July 29
Select: 11 am – 1 pm  (Filled)
or
Select: 1:30 - 3:30 pm 
or
Select: 4:00 - 6:00 pm 
Fee: $45.00

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 1, 29
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

First Saturday Afternoon Tea - August

Savor a complete Afternoon Tea with salad, sandwiches, fresh fruit, two varieties of oven fresh scones, and an assortment of mini-desserts. Assorted flavors of tea round out your menu. By reservation only.

Saturday, August 4
Between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00/person (inclusive, tax and gratuity)


Pretty as a Princess Garden Tea Party

Everyone will enjoy this adorable garden party featuring Cinderella and Rapunzel! We will serve a fun and kid-friendly tea party and afterwards there will be an opportunity for photos, singing, stories and games with the delightful and entertaining Princesses. This special outdoor event is being co-hosted by The Rosemary House, Sweet Remembrances Tea Room and My Fantasy Party.

Tuesday August 14
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Fee: $25.00 (per person)


Apprentice Gardener Night

Many hands make light work during Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday August 17
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

Tea with our Sisters from the South

Sweet Remembrances will present a full afternoon tea party for all to enjoy and then the Women of the Second South Carolina will share a wee bit of their many talents: foods of the time, weaving/sewing, ladies and children's clothing and more as it strikes their fancy. Our Southern sisters are eager to share stories with us so don't miss this one now, y'all.

Sunday, August 19
1:00
Fee: $40.00

Mystery Author Meet and Greet

Join us in the gardens to meet author Karen Rose Smith who will be introducing her new cozy mystery series - Daisy's Tea Garden Mysteries set in a tea garden in Lancaster County, PA and the first book in the series, Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes. Book signing will be held in the gardens of The Rosemary House. Books will be on hand to purchase from Mechanicsburg Mystery Books.

Thursday August 23 
5:00 - 6:00 pm
FREE

Mystery Author Tea Party and Program

 A delightful evening tea party will be prepared by Sweet Remembrances Tea Room, featuring Lemon Tea Cakes and other fun recipes featured in the Daisy Tea Garden Mystery Series. Join author Karen Rose Smith as she shares an interactive presentation on Life as Inspiration.

Thursday August 23
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $35.00

Fresh Herbal Luncheon

Guest Chef Linda Gauvry of TasteBuds, a creative personal chef passionate about preparing fresh quality food will prepare a fabulous summer menu. Bottomless pots of properly brewed tea will be offered also. The menu (with entree choices) will be posted one month in advance. Follow Linda on Facebook, too. 

Saturday, August 25th
1:00 pm
Fee: $30.00, all inclusive

First Saturday Tea - 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.

Saturday September 1
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

FAIRY FESTIVAL

Calling all fairies, elves, wizards, hobbits and gnomes to this 23rd annual event! Fairy Rose Fairy 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.
Visit our “Fairy Food on the Fly” table. 
Check our website for the time schedule for music and entertainment (updated early August).
Perfect for ages 3 –11 and all who believe! FREE for children under 3 years old. Additional fees may apply for crafts.

Saturday, September 8
Sunday, September 9
10 am – 4 pm
Fee: $5.00 Admission for Ages 3 and up.


Rain or shine.
Please note: our gardens are unable to accommodate strollers, sorry for the inconvenience.

Apprentice Gardener Night

Consider volunteering to work in the herb garden during Apprentice Gardener Night. Benefits include an educational opportunity as you help to maintain the herb gardens under the guided tutelage of Susanna Reppert, surplus seeds or plants harvested from the garden, a 10% discount in the shop the night you help, and an herbal dinner in the tea room.

Friday September 14
5:00 - 8:00 (call if bad weather threatens)
Free. Limited to 5 eager herb gardeners.

SereniTEA Wednesday - September

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

Wednesday September 19
Between 11:00 and 2:00 pm
Fee: $30.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Conscious Cocktails

Infusing herbs into cocktails is a tasty, fun, and spirited way to bring medicinal plants into your life. Susanna Reppert of The Rosemary House will share her hints and tips and recipes  for making your own herb and berry liqueurs which have dual uses: delicious just to enjoy and perfect "for medicinal purposes" also! Complimentary samples will be served.

Wednesday, September 19
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

Paper Crafting Succulents

You will be amazed at the beautiful hens and chicks you can create out of paper. Patti Van Brederode will teach this paper cutting/crafting class and everyone will make at least two little plants that never need water. Charming staged in a flowerpot on a windowsill (no sun required!) or attached to a wreath. Please bring small sharp scissors if you have them.

Thursday, Sept. 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

A Herbal Harvest Luncheon

Join us in the tea room for a flavorful and tasty herbal harvest luncheon prepared by guest Chef Linda Gauvry of TasteBuds, a creative personal chef passionate about preparing fresh quality food. Bottomless pots of properly brewed tea will be offered also. Menu, including entree options, will be posted one month in advance. Follow Chef Linda of TasteBuds Personal Chef Service on Facebook!

Saturday, Sept. 22
1:00 pm
$30.00, all inclusive (taxes, gratuity, full course luncheon)

Pirate Tales and Tea

Arrgh! Alisa Dupuy is back as female pirate Eliza Blackheart and she will regale you with tales of the high seas, some pirate lore and surprising stories of female pirates! O'course we'll have some grog and grub for the mateys and a full afternoon tea party for landlubbers. Shiver me timbers this will be fun!

Sunday, Sept. 23
1:00 - 3:00
Fee: $45.00

Pennsylvania Tea Festival

We are delighted to be the host for the second annual Pennsylvania Tea Festival. This event will be held in the herb gardens of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances and celebrates the wide variety of specialty teas, herbal tisanes, tea preparation and tea culture. A range of tea merchants and vendors selling all things TEA will be on hand to share their knowledge about tea and tea culture. This two day event will feature lectures on tea, specialty workshops and tea tastings plus musical entertainment. Whether you are a beginning tea enthusiast or a seasoned tea guru, there will be something for everyone. Our Charitable partner for 2018 is Direct Relief, a humanitarian aide organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. Our Tea Festival Sponsors include: Tea Time Magazine, The Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association, The Essential Herbal Magazine, and Garden Talk with Bob Carey.
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Buy Tickets
Tickets will be available via EventBrite. If you want to avoid service fees, stop in at The Rosemary House to pick up your advance ticket. Or contact Susanna, she will mail them to you in advance!


Friday, September 28
Saturday, September 29
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $12.00 in advance, 
        $15.00 the day of the event

Grape Vine Wreath

You will be provided a sturdy grapevine wreath to use as a base. Dried flowers, silk flowers and pretty fall ribbons will be available to make a charming fall decoration. All supplies included. Bring your creativity!

Tuesday, October 2
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $15.00 (1987 throwback pricing)

50th Anniversary SALES Day!

As part of our celebration for the big 5-0, we are featuring "Twice-a-Twelve Month Sales Day". Join us for this very special store wide anniversary sale (offered once in the spring, and again in the fall). Everything is 25% off. This is offered Thursday, October 4th only with extended business hours, 9 am - 7 pm. Sorry, no "rain checks".

Thursday, October 4th
Extended Hours - 9 am - 7 pm
Store-wide Discount 25% Off

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! (Note price increase effective October)

Wednesday October 10, 17, 31
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Edible Gifts with Herbs

Everyone loves a homemade gift!  Instructions to make vinegars, flavored oils, mustards, liqueurs, beverage mixes, herbal rice and other seasoning blends all made with either fresh or dried herbs will be shared.  Participants will be given recipes, taste samples and leave with an edible gift or two!

Thursday October 11
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

Second 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. (Note: Price increase)

Saturday October 13
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Tea with President LIncoln

Spend a lovely afternoon enjoying a presidential Sweet Remembrances tea party. Afterwards, our special guest, President Lincoln will share humorous anecdotes and stories revealing the life lessons he has learned along the way.

Sunday, October 14
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $45.00


Air Plant Terrarium

Air plants are easy to care for and to work with. We will use a pretty glass container to make a decorative terrarium with colorful sand, stones, and other interesting components to house your air plants. All supplies and plants will be included.

Tuesday, October 16
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $20.00

Apple-licious Luncheon

Join us in the tea room as guest Chef Linda Gauvry of TasteBuds, a creative personal chef passionate about preparing fresh quality food joins our culinary team and offers a delicious apple themed luncheon. Bottomless pots of properly brewed tea will be offered also. Follow Chef Linda of TasteBuds Personal Chef Service on Facebook! Watch for the menu option to be posted about one month prior.

Friday, October 19
1:00 pm
Fee: $30.00, all inclusive (tax, gratuity, luncheon)

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! Pumpkins, Spiders, Ghosts and a few other tricks or treats await you at this special afternoon tea.

Sunday October 21(limited availability)
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $40.00

Aromatherapy and ESSENTIAL OILS

This class will cover the many uses of essential oils for healing and to use around the house. We will discuss how oils are made, the quality of the oils, how you should use them and how not to use them. Susanna Reppert is the instructor. This class is not promoting any specific brands of oils.

Wednesday October 24
6:30 - 8:30 pm 
Fee: $20.00

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! Pumpkins, Spiders, Ghosts and a few other tricks or treats await you at this special afternoon tea.

Sunday, October 28
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $40.00

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.

Saturday November 3

Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

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.

Wednesday November 7, 28
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $35.00/person (includes tax and gratuity)

Tea Blending Fun!

Learn the basics of the different teas, how to brew tea and discover 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 the 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.

Wedmesday November 7
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $25.00

A Flavorful Fall Feast Lunch

Chef Linda Gauvry of TasteBuds, a creative personal chef passionate about preparing fresh quality food will offer a delicious fall themed luncheon. Bottomless pots of properly brewed tea will be offered also. Menu (with choice of entree) to be posted about one month in advance. Follow Linda on Facebook.

Friday, November 9
1:00 pm
Fee: $30.00, all inclusive

American Revolutionary TEA

It all began with tea! And this special afternoon is no exception. We will start our day with a tea party prepared by Sweet Remembrances. Our program will be on the Renaissance Man of the American Revolution, a fascinating man who was far ahead of his time in both the political arena and the medical arena. Come and learn more about this American from Philadelphia from Janel Jaroh of Time Traveler's Trunk.

Sunday November 11
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fee: $45.00

It's in the BAG

Soup Bags, Bath Bags, Calming Bags, Tea Bags - this class will be a crash course in the Magic of Herbs - their may uses, their history and lore. Everyone will take home a bag. Logs of gift giving ideas, too.

Tuesday, November 13
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $15.00 (1998 throwback pricing)

Spice Rack Medicine

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.

Tuesday, November 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $20.00

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. This fills quickly! Reserve early!

Friday November 23 (limited availability)
Saturday November 24
1:00 pm
Fee: $40.00

Fresh Greens Arrangement - festive log planter

We will use fresh greens to create a lovely arrangement perfect for your front stoop or porch. A log planter, oasis, ribbons, fresh greens, pine cones, berries and all supplies will be included to make a cheerful and showy arrangement that the neighbors will envy!

Wednesday, Nov. 28th
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $40.00

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 December 1
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $40.00, includes tax and gratuity

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 an adorable scrap ribbon tree ornament. Sign up early for this one! It always fills quickly.

Sunday December 2
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $45.00

Wednesday/Thursday 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.
Wednesday, December 5
Wednesday, December 12
Thursday, December 13 
Wednesday, December 19
Between 11 am and 2 pm
Fee: $40.00, includes tax and gratuity

Herbal Holiday Luncheon

Chef Linda Gauvry of TasteBuds, a creative personal chef passionate about preparing fresh quality food will be preparing a festive herbal luncheon. Bottomless pots of properly brewed tea will be offered also. Watch for the menu (including entree options) to be posted one month in advance. Follow Chef Linda of TasteBuds Personal Chef Service on Facebook!

Saturday December 8
1:00 pm
$35.00, all inclusive (taxes, gratuity, full course luncheon)

A Very Special Christmas Tea Party

Sweet Remembrances will be beautifully appointed for the holidays and Nancy Reppert will prepare a delicious, elegant and festive afternoon tea. Afterward we will have an entertaining musical holiday program presented by Ron Bellamy, nationally known hand bell soloist.

Sunday December 9
1:00 - 3:00 pm
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.

Sunday December 16
1:00
Fee:  $40.00, all inclusive

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!

Sunday December 30 (Filled)
7 p.m
Fee: $45.00

New Year's Eve Candlelight Tea

Enjoy a relaxing night out with your friends and loved ones at this special holiday event  a pre-New Year's Eve celebration! This would make a great Christmas gift! Don't delay in making your reservations for this very special evening.

Monday December 31
7 p.m
Fee: $45.00

 - 2019 - Happy New Year! - 2019 -

Second Saturday Afternoon Tea - Happy New Year!

Join us as we celebrate the New Year, 2019, on the second Saturday of January. 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 12, 2019
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $35.00 per person

Super Scone Sunday - 2018

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 13, 2019
Sunday January 27, 2019
Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Fee: $18.00

Special Valentine's Tea & Program - 2019!

Celebrate with us at this very special Valentine's Tea... roses and hearts and all things good. Enjoy a full afternoon tea party followed by a program presented by Food and Fashion Historian April Thomas of Fashions Revisited. She will discuss The History of Valentine Treats: the first traditions of giving candy and other foods associated with Valentine's Day and how they evolved over time. This complete Afternoon Tea will feature a fresh salad, assorted tea sandwiches and savories, oven fresh scones, fresh fruit, and sweet desserts, chocolate, too!

Sunday, February 10, 2019
1:00 p.m.
Fee:  $40.00/per person, inclusive (tax, tip, tea, & program)

Valentine's Day Tea - February 14, 2019

Celebrate Valentine's Day with friends and loved ones at this festive Valentine's Day Tea. Roses, cupids, pinks and reds, and hearts galore will adorn the table and the food. A full afternoon tea, starting with salad, and including sandwiches, scones, fresh fruit, and tasty desserts rounds out the menu. Celebrate this special day of love!

Wednesday, February 14, 2019
1:00 - 3:00
Fee: $35.00, all inclusive (tax and tip included)