Thursday, November 17, 2016

November & December 2016

Wow. This is what I get for going on a two week family trip to the Southwest at the end of October.

It seems utterly impossible to keep up, especially when my main office computer decided to go "kaput", 60 people jumped on the Groupon offer in three days to join our bakery delivery program, Thanksgiving is upon us in a week, and brussel sprouts are coming out our ears! There is some kind of false impression that things slow down around here in the winter. And yet, I think it's also what keeps me going through the darkest time of year. It's all a grand coping mechanism: keeping things positive and moving forward in the world by being busy all the time. When that busy-ness is mostly about producing wonderful food and baked goods and coordinating it's successful connection with the people who consume it, I think it's all worthwhile! There are many opportunities for you to connect with Flying Squirrel's goodness before the end of the year....

Thanksgiving Orders
We are happy to offer homemade pies, cranberry sauce, dinner breads and croutons for stuffing to help with your Thanksgiving dinner fixins. Our desserts are delicious, unique and beautiful including Pumpkin Maple Cheesecake, Rustic Apple, Mocha Pecan and Pumpkin Rum Cake. Order by THIS Sunday, November 20 and pick up on Wednesday, November 23. We all have many things to be thankful for...



PTA Holiday Craft Bazaar and Silent Auction
Every year we make donations for various Talkeetna fundraisers. This is one of the best! Come by the Talkeetna Elementary School on Saturday, December 3 for holiday shopping (including our family's delicious assortment of canned goods and Squirrel stocking stuffers). We will also have a gift basket and gift certificate in the silent auction proceeds from which benefit 4th & 5th grade students (including my own son) going on a week long environmental education field trip to Kachemak Bay in April!

Taste of Talkeetna
Tickets go on sale this week for this annual fun event on Saturday, December 10 from 4-8pm. Flying Squirrel is one of seven restaurants participating this year. Get your tickets from the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce, they usually sell out!

Bakery Delivery Program
Flying Squirrel fans that live in Anchorage, Eagle River and Willow are welcome to join our delivery program any time which brings a package of fresh baked bread or goodies to a convenient location in these communities every other Thursday from November through April. Lots more information is available at this link where you can sign up and pay as well as choose the delivery dates that work best for you.




Art Shows
This month's artwork by multimedia Cantwell artist Eleaca Young is colorful and uplifting. Come by to have a look or purchase a holiday gift for someone you love - or yourself. Her work will be on display until early December. Local photographer Jake Graupman will display his photos in December and January. The opening reception will be held Saturday, December 10 from 3-5pm.








Gingerbread House Workshops!
Design, build and decorate your very own gingerbread house. This two part class is open to families and groups of friends up to 4 people per house. On the first Sunday, December 13, 2-3:30pm, groups will choose a house design, roll out and bake all the pieces. On Sunday, December 20, 2-4pm, we'll supply icing and candy and instruction for decorating. Houses will be on display at Flying Squirrel during the week before Christmas. Preregistration is required. For more details and to sign up, call or stop by the Squirrel.







Hanukah Party
I'm feeling motivated to enjoy all kinds of celebrations this year and to celebrate diversity. It's a few days before the actual holiday starts, but we're going to hold an informal Hanukah Party on Thursday, December 22 at 4pm. Learn the story of perseverance and restoration, hear songs, and play the dreidel game. Traditional potato latkes will be available for purchase. All are welcome!



Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Week
    WEDNESDAY, November 16: 8:00am-5:00pm (holiday order pick up 1-5pm)
    THURSDAY, November 17: CLOSED - Happy Thanksgiving
    FRIDAY, November 18: noon-9:00pm (Pizza: 4-9 pm)
    SATURDAY, November 19: 10am-9:00pm (Pizza: 4-9 pm)
    SUNDAY, November 20: 10am-4pm
End of December
    THURSDAY, December 22: 8:00am-5:00pm - Join us for a Hanukah Party at 4pm
    FRIDAY, December 23: 8am-9:00pm (Pizza: 4-9 pm)
    SATURDAY, December 24: 10am-9:00pm (Pizza: 4-9 pm) - Christmas order pick up after 2pm
    SUNDAY, December 25: CLOSED - Merry Christmas
    MONDAY & TUESDAY: Closed
    WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, December 28 & 29: 10:00am-5:00pm
    FRIDAY, December 30: 10am-9:00pm (Pizza: 4-9 pm)
    SATURDAY, December 31: 10am-9:00pm (Pizza: 4-9 pm)
    SUNDAY, January 1: CLOSED - Happy New Year!
    MONDAY & TUESDAY: Closed
 
Stay warm...and busy!
Anita

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