Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December and Beyond - Flying Squirrel News December 2013

Hello to all, happy holidays and happy winter!

Sure is wintery around here. Plenty of snow and below zero temps were November's norms in Talkeetna. Hopefully things will warm up a little so we don't all feel like staying in our warm beds all day. Either way, we hope you'll stop in at the Squirrel for one of many warm reasons including soups, panini sandwiches, delicious hot K-Bay Caffe coffee, a pot of tea and a cookie, wood fired pizza and so much more! This December is sure to fly by with the first of the month being on Thanksgiving weekend. Here's what's happening at the Squirrel in the next few weeks:

Squirrely Table at PTA Handmade Holiday Bazaar
At Talkeetna Elementary School
Saturday, December 7, 11am-5pm

Among all the other wonderful vendors at this annual holiday craft fair and PTA fundraiser, look for ME at a fun, miscellaneous table with Flying Squirrel stocking stuffers like granola, kale chips, coffee beans and stickers. Plus I'll be selling my sister, Esther Golton's wonderful music CDs as well as some farm pickles and jam! There is no better gift than something that is locally produced, handmade and supports a local business or artist!

Gingerbread House Workshops
Sundays, December 8 (2-3:30) & December 15 (1:30-3:30)

There is still time and room to sign up for our annual family gingerbread house workshop! Preregistration and prepayment is required so please stop by or call this week! This two part family participation class includes designing and baking on the first Sunday and decorating on the second Sunday. Up to 4 participants per house which must include at least one adult. Come join in the fun!

Second Saturday Art Opening, Live Music & Taste of Talkeetna
Saturday, December 14

New to Talkeetna, Leah Kilmer is a talented young painter and has prepared a wonderful and colorful show. Please support local art and artists, come check out her work and meet the artist from 3-5pm. Also, I finally convinced Dave Harrell to provide a little background music for this festive evening and he'll be playing some live piano from about 4-6pm. And, if you're lucky enough to get tickets for the Taste of Talkeetna, we'll be seeing you at the Squirrel between 4 and 8pm!

Holiday Gift Ideas & Christmas Special Orders
We can ship your favorite Squirrel goodies anywhere in the US! To share some Squirrel love, visit our online store or e-mail us to make a special request. Of course, if you live close by, stop in to select from a wide array of mini cookies, plated and wrapped for holiday visiting, or contact us to request anything from a big cookie platter to appetizers to fully catered holiday parties. Christmas is right around the corner and we will send along an email update with our Christmas special order selections such as gorgeous Yule logs, Christmas stollen, cheesecakes, dinner rolls and other fancy items for your holiday table. Deadline for Christmas orders will be December 22 with pick up on Christmas Eve day.

Holiday and January Hours
We're keeping things the same over the next few weeks with our regular Tuesday-Sunday hours through December 22. Then it will get mixed up a bit with the holidays - please note WE WILL BE OPEN ON WEEKENDS (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays) throughout the Christmas and New Years weeks:
OPEN Tuesday, December 24, 9am-3pm - Christmas eve - holiday orders ready for pick up noon-3
CLOSED Wednesday, December 25 & Thursday, December 26 - closed for Christmas
OPEN Friday, December 27, 9am-9pm with Wood Fired Pizza from 4-9pm
OPEN Saturday, December 28, 9am-9pm with Wood Fired Pizza from 4-9pm
OPEN Sunday, December 29, 9am-5pm
CLOSED December 30 - January 2 - Happy New Year!
OPEN Friday, January 3, 9am-9pm with Wood Fired Pizza from 4-9pm
OPEN Saturday, January 4, 9am-9pm with Wood Fired Pizza from 4-9pm
OPEN Sunday, January 5, 9am-5pm
Beginning the first full week in January, we'll be open regular hours again, but we'll be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Have a very warm and wonderful December, full of giving and receiving lots of love and light.
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