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Our Tea Club traveled to the beautiful Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond VA

Reservations are now being taken for the following events:


July 2018


Saturday, July 21, 2018--12 noon

Annual Club Luncheon (covered dish),
New Fairview Church Road, York, Pa 17403 ph. 717-741-2684
Cost $10.00 members, $15.00 guests

This church is the same venue we have used for the past several years and provides plenty of space for our luncheon. Bring a covered dish to share. Following lunch, Todd Frey will demonstrate a typical Japanese Tea Ceremony. We will have a chance to taste the macha tea that is used for such ceremonies. (Don't worry, we will remain seated - we do not need to kneel on the floor). Please bring your white elephant items for the silent auction. (Note ---we are not accepting books this year - please donate them to your local library or thrift store).



August 2018


Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1 pm

Sweet Remembrances Tearoom ,
Meet The Authors!
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 ph. 717-697-5785
Cost $35.00 inclusive for members, $40.00 guests

The Tea Room owner Nancy Reppert has been a club member since 2005 when the club began. Nancy makes all her food and serves a delightful tea. Tea will be followed by a thirty minute talk by three authors: Heather Heyford, Heidi Hormel and Geri Krotow (NOTE: INTRODUCTION BELOW). Attendees may stay to ask questions of the authors, leave and head for home or stop by The Rosemary House Shop next door. You will find a variety of herbs and gifts. Shop owner, Susanna Reppert-Brill is also a member of our club and very knowledgeable about herbs and their uses. Pick up a calendar of events booklet which lists all the events for the tearoom and the herb shop.

Introducing the Authors
Heather Heyford—writes contemporary romance novels set in the wine country. Her latest mass market paperback, First Comes Love, launched in May. Visit Heather at www.heatherheyford.com.
Heidi Hormel—has always been a writer. She has published five books with Harlequin in her Angel Crossing, Arizona series. Visit her at www.HeidiHormel.net for more about her.
Geri Krotow—is the best selling author of the Silver Valley, PD for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Geri is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Naval Intelligence Officer. Visit Geri at www.gerikrotow.com, where you may sign up for her newsletter.

Maximum seating 35, Reservation deadline July 28


Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 1 pm

Blooming Hill Lavender Farm
19929 Telegraph Springs Rd., Purcellville, VA 20132, ph. 703-431-0779
Cost $35 inclusive for members, $40 for guests

Since we have about 30 members from Virginia, we schedule one tea a year in their state. This venue was suggested by one of our new members. The lavender farm has 98 varieties of lavender and uses lavender in cooking. We will have lavender ice cream for dessert! The tea is outside under cover so dress appropriately. After the tea, Cyndie, the owner will give a talk on the history and use of lavender. There is also a gift shop with lavender products made with lavender from the farm. You may tour the lavender gardens after the tea. The lavender farm is 2 hours from York. If anyone would like assistance with car pooling, call or email Donna.

Maximum seating 40 -- Reservation deadline--August 12



September 2018


Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, 11:30 am or 2 pm

Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm and Market,
545 Carlisle Rd. Biglerville, PA 17307, ph. 717-677-9494
$32 inclusive for members, $37 for guests

This is our second visit to Hollabaugh's. The tea is served in a classroom next to the market. An easy craft will be done following the tea. This will be apple season so plan to stock up on apples for eating, cooking and canning. The group enjoyed shopping in the fruit market last year. Choose either seating for the tea.
Reservation deadline-- August 22


Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 from 9 am. to 4 pm

The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances Tea Room,
118-120 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

The second annual PA Tea Festival will be held at The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances Tea Room. . Visit www.TeaFestPA.com for a detailed schedule of events. The Festival will feature a variety of merchants and vendors, a range of teas, tea tastings, informative programs and musical entertainment. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of event. The club will be selling tickets for $12. If you buy thru the club, the club will get $2.00 per ticket. Contact Donna at donnalerew@gmail.com or call 717-741-2684 for tickets.


October 2018


Saturday, October 13, 2018. Please arrive by 1:00 pm.-- for seating 1:15 pm.

The Accomac Inn ,
6330 South River Drive, York, Pennsylvania (717-252-1521)
PRICE -$39 for members, $44 for guests, inclusive

Tea includes scones, soup, salad, quiche, sandwiches and wonderful French pastries. This Inn is close to Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. The original Inn was built in 1775. This building was destroyed by fire in 1934. The current Inn was rebuilt and closely resembles the original in structure. The Accomac Inn is considered one of the best restaurants in York County. This is a beautiful setting with wonderful food, and one not to be missed!

DIRECTIONS for the Accomac Inn: From Lancaster and East—Travel on Rte 30 West, exit at Wrightsville, turn right at exit onto Cool Springs Road. Turn right onto Dark Hollow Road. Travel @ one mile to a T intersection. Turn right onto Accomac Road. Follow this road to Inn on your right. The parking lot is on your left. Please remember to look both ways before crossing road. Go up steps to enter the Inn; there is also a ramp to the far right. From York, and points West—Drive to Route 30 East. Travel to Wrightsville exit, turn left onto Cool Springs Road. Turn right onto Dark Hollow Road. Travel @ one mile to a T intersection. Turn right onto Accomac Road. Follow this road to Inn on your right. The parking lot is on your left. Please remember to look both ways before crossing road. Go up steps to enter the Inn; there is also a ramp to the far right. From the South –Drive on Rte. 83 North, exiting onto Rte. 30 East; then follow above directions.

Cut-off date -- September 29, (MAX- 45)


Saturday, October 27, 2018 -- at 1 pm

Steeped Tea Cafe,
3223 Main Street, Manchester, Maryland (443-986-9745)
PRICE- $34 for members, $39 for guests, inclusive

This is a new tearoom that has opened in Manchester, MD. The owner Robin and her chef son are open Saturdays and Sundays 10 - 4 pm. Free parking is available on both sides of the street with a few spots available in the rear of the tearoom. Car pooling is suggested.

Cut-off date October 13, 2018 (MAX-42)



November 2018


Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Camilla’s Sin,
36 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (717-243-6292)
PRICE --$34 for members, $39 for guests, inclusive.

This tea room is in the process of being sold and will have a new owner when we visit here. We have been to this tearoom several times; it will be interesting to see the changes that occur with the new owner. Lin, the previous owner assures us that the quality will be the same with the new owner. Visit the local shops in Carlisle and check out this tearoom.

Cut-off date –October 27, 2018


Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 1:00 pm

Loxley's in Heritage Hills Hotel
(next to Dutch Apple Theater, off Centerville exit of Rte. 30),
500 Centerville Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (717-898-2431)

PRICE-- $35 for members, $40 for guests, inclusive.

This restaurant is names for Robin of Loxley in England - better known as Robin Hood! The building resembles a tree house on the outside and inside has cottage-like rooms. The food is delicious in a nice atmosphere. The Jane Austen Society of Lititz had tea here and claims it is the best tea. If you want to add to your schedule of the day, you might want to make reservations for the show at the Dutch Apple, take in the Christmas show at The American Music Theater, see the Christmas show at Bird-in-Hand or see the new show Jesus at Sight and Sound. Lots of opportunity to see some shows while you are in the area. If you need help choosing a show, email or call Donna.

Cut-off date--November 3, 2018



JoAnn Voelker having tea at the Ritz Hotel in London, England


Maureen, Diane and Sharon having Full English Breakfast, Torquay, England


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