Thursdays

Play @ the Farm

A collection of free and ticketed events to feed your soul

Get to know Abbey Farms all over again during our Thursday evening Gather & Sip programs.

Gather at the Farm – with family and friends, for fun, to play, to learn, to meet and greet – and enjoy unique classes while sampling the best of craft cocktails, ales, wines, and great food.

Select from a rotation of painting, cooking, and photography classes. Or, would you like to mingle with monks? And learn about their service-based lifestyles? And sample their monk-made wines and ales?

Are you ready to reconnect? Let it begin at Abbey Farms.

 

Hours:

Open for events to ticketholders.

Closed to the public.

Classes (tickets required): Varies - See below

First Thursdays of the Month – Painting Classes

Painting Mom in the Mountains – DATE TBD
6:00–8:00pm

We love all things arts & crafts at Abbey Farms! And we know some of you do too – that's why we're bringing back our painting classes as our First Thursday events, with the amazing Ashley as your guide.

If you cannot fly her to the Alps, then paint this whimsical, beautiful scene of mother and child at the foot of Alpine mountains, surrounded by wildflowers. You'll smile every time you look at it - and she will too! Registration includes all painting supplies, an appetizer to start the class, and access to a full cash bar with wine, Marmion Abbey Ale, craft cocktails and a variety of nonalcoholic beverages. Plus, The Emporium Cafe is open for more snacks and appetizers. You won’t want to miss our Mother's Day in the Mountains painting class – but space is limited, so reserve now!

What’s Included:

  • An appetizer at the beginning of class!
  • Cash bar for craft cocktails and all beverage needs!
  • Cafe is OPEN to order snacks and appetizers + Beer, wine & soft drinks for purchase!
  • All class supplies + time to browse the Emporium Shop!
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Second Thursdays of the Month – Variety

Every Class Includes:

  • All class supplies + applicable tastings (if part of class)
  • Our cafe is OPEN to order snacks and appetizers, plus beer, wine and soft drinks for purchase!

Spring Gardening – May 12, 2022
6:00–8:00pm

It’s time to plant! That’s what we say at Abbey Farms each spring. Creating a beautiful garden is one of the best ways to express that sentiment around your house. Whether you have a green thumb and want some great tips on how to enhance your home garden, or are just starting out and need some basic guidance on how to begin, our local expert, George Maher, has the class for you. We’ll discuss traditional gardens, container gardens, raised beds, hanging baskets and kitchen gardens.

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Third Thursdays of the Month - Cooking Classes

What’s Included:

  • Small Appetizer at beginning of class
  • Cash bar for craft cocktails and all beverage needs
  • All class supplies and tastings of items from class
  • Cafe is OPEN to order snacks and appetizers + Beer, wine & soft drinks for purchase!

Barbecue and Sides Demonstration Cooking Class - May 19, 2022
6:00–8:00pm

Did someone say "barbecue"? It's that time of year! Get your grills ready and come out to the farm as Chef Dana prepares her pulled pork for sammies, mouthwatering kebobs, plus the perfect sauce and slaw on the side! Don't worry – you'll get to try every last bite when you gather @The Farm with us on the third Thursday in May.

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Fourth Thursdays of the Month - Monk Mixers

Our Fourth Thursday events are Monk Mixers! They offer a fascinating glimpse into the lives and individual stories of our Marmion Abbey monks – their hobbies, passions, and interests. Their many talents will surprise you, as the titles below will attest. Each Monk Mixer is a delightful way to learn more about the monks and also the overall community that is Marmion, in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. Join us!

Enjoy wine, beer or soft drinks with our cafe open for appetizer orders all night!

What’s Included:

  • Cash bar for all other beverage needs.
  • Cafe is OPEN to order snacks and appetizers + Beer, wine & soft drinks for purchase.
  • All in the amazing Emporium surrounds!

Monk Music: From Gregorian Chant to Contemporary Organ – May 26, 2022
6:00–8:00pm

Our May Monk Mixer is entitled "Monk Music," and features our the most musical monk of the abbey, Brother Mariano. He will discuss the history and tradition of monk music, and talk about his art as an organist at the Abbey Church. Hear all about it – directly from a musical monk!

Cost: $20 per person

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