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There's always something interesting going on at Valley View Farms. All of our seminars and events are free unless otherwise noted, and there is no need to pre-register. Some schedule changes may occur; so please check back here or call the store closer to the posted date to confirm. We look forward to seeing you.

October
  • October Family Fun

  • All month!

  • Enjoy our free haunted house, straw maze for youngsters, weekend face painting and all sorts of other fun for the family during October. Check out our website and facebook page for event updates.
  • Bonsai- Show & Tell

  • Saturday, October 4, 9:00 am

  • Bring your favorite project in to brag a bit and share your tips, techniques, and plans for your tree.
  • Instructor: Martha Meehan
  • Arrival of the Great Pumpkin

  • Wednesday, October 8, 10:00 am

  • Stay tuned for information about this year's giant pumpkin to arrive via VVF truck mid-morning. Stop in anytime in October to write down your guess of how many seeds are in this year’s pumpkin. 1st prize is a $300 VVF giftcard, 2nd prize, $200 VVF giftcard, 3rd prize, $100 VVF giftcard.
  • Paul DeRemigis Signing & Demonstration

  • Sunday, October 5, 19, & 26, 12:00-8:00 pm

  • Local artist Paul DeRemigis will sign his regional prints and demonstrate his work. The subject matter of his prints include skip jacks, light houses, Ocean City, M & T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards, Memorial Stadium, Rehobeth Beach, and Fells Point to name a few. Come meet Paul and watch him turn your fondest area memories into beautiful life-like pictures.
  • Winterizing the Water Garden

  • Saturday, October 11, 9:00 am

  • Be prepared when the cold weather arrives with information about overwintering elements of the pond including fish, plants, pumps, and filtration systems. Tim will provide answers to all of your questions about water gardening in any season.
  • Instructor: Tim McQuaid
  • OWL-oween

  • Saturday October 18, 1:00-3:00 pm

  • Kathy Woods joins us from Phoenix Wildlife Center to teach us some things about owls, hawks and other birds of prey. She will have a couple of these beautiful birds for us to see “up close and personal”. Kathy's center is responsible for rehabilitating wildlife after they may have been injured.
  • Wockenfuss Candy Apple Sampling

  • Saturday, October 25

  • Carol Rosier, representing Wockenfuss Handmade Candies, will be here to offer samples of their delicious candy apples. Crisp Granny Smith apples drenched in luscious chocolate, creamy caramel, and nutty toppings. Carol will also bring a supply of homemade candy apples for sale. YUM YUM!
  • Race for the Cure

  • Sunday, October 26

  • Susan G Komen's Race for the Cure takes place right in our neighborhood. Feel free to park in our lower lot and join others for the race. Breast Cancer Awareness merchandise available in store.
November
  • The Great Pumpkin Seed Count

  • Saturday, November 1 12:00 noon

  • Tom Tasselmyer joins us to break open and count all the seeds in the big pumpkin. How many seeds will he find? Was your guess right? Be here at noon to find out.
  • Paul DeRemigis Signing & Demonstration

  • November 2, 16, 23, 28 & 30, 12:00-8:00 pm

  • Local artist Paul DeRemigis will sign his regional prints and demonstrate his work. The subject matter of his prints include skip jacks, light houses, Ocean City, M & T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards, Memorial Stadium, Rehobeth Beach, and Fells Point to name a few. Come meet Paul and watch him turn your fondest area memories into beautiful life-like pictures.
  • Department 56 Holiday Event Weekend

  • November 15, 12:00 noon

  • Department 56 artist Scott Enter will be here to talk about the inspiration behind D56 village houses and accessories. He will sign any D56 piece purchased at Valley View Farms this year.
  • November 16, 7:00 am

  • Select pieces and display items will be available at discounted prices. First come, first served.
  • November 16, 12:00 noon

  • Our resident architect, builder and instructor, John Hessler, will be giving a live demonstration on how to build a Department 56 village of your very own.
  • Ornament Personalization

  • Every Sat & Sun beginning November 15, 10:00am-6:00pm

  • Our own in-house artist, Carey Wilkerson, will personalize any ornament you purchase at Valley View Farms for free! Carey will be here on the weekends to write the name of a friend, family member, or even a pet, to add that special touch to your ornament.
December
  • Bonsai- Winter Training

  • Saturday, December 6, 9:00 am

  • Martha will help you understand the hows, whys, and why nots of working on bonsai in the winter in our region. She will also discuss deciduous conifers
  • Instructor: Martha Meehan
  • Paul DeRemigis Signing & Demonstration

  • December 7, 14, 22, 23, 24, 12:00-8:00 pm

  • Local artist Paul DeRemigis will sign his regional prints and demonstrate his work. The subject matter of his prints include skip jacks, light houses, Ocean City, M & T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards, Memorial Stadium, Rehobeth Beach, and Fells Point to name a few. Come meet Paul and watch him turn your fondest area memories into beautiful life-like pictures.
  • Ornament Personalization

  • Every Sat & Sun thru Christmas, 10:00am-6:00pm

  • Our own in-house artist, Carey Wilkerson, will personalize any ornament you purchase at Valley View Farms for free! Carey will be here on the weekends to write the name of a friend, family member, or even a pet, to add that special touch to your ornament.
  • WBAL Radio Live Broadcast

  • December 23 & 24, 5:00-9:00 am

  • WBAL radio's Dave Durian will be here broadcasting the morning show...LIVE. Join us for fun-filled activities, special guests, music, food, and more. Most importantly, all donations collected during the broadcast will benefit the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign.

Garden clubs and groups who would like to schedule a seminar here at Valley View Farms are welcome to meet at the store during open store hours. Please contact Carrie Engel to reserve the space and time for your meeting.

Additional questions about our seminar program should be directed to Carrie Engel. She can be reached by phone at the store (410) 527-0700 or by e-mail at carrie@valleyviewfarms.com.

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