Big As a Barn News                                 January, 2020
this issue:  
cabin fever cooking
galentine's brunch
valentine's dinner
hearts & homes tea
tea towels
shared use kitchen  
dates to know  
Jan 27 Cooking class, WH

Feb. 8 Galentine's Brunch, CLC
Feb. 13 Valentine's Dinner, WH
Feb. 21 H & H tea, WH

March 13 H & H tea, WH
March 28 Garden Workshop, Orient Methodist Church

April 27-May 2 Quilt Show, CLC

April 2-Dec. 17 Farm to Table Thursdays, 5:30 to 8 pm, WH
WH: Wallace House
CLC: Country Life Center
Henry A. tea towels  
Be inspired on a daily basis with this exclusive WCI tea towel featuring a quote from Henry A. Wallace. $12, available at both locations.
shared use kitchen 
Operated by WCI, the Mickle Center Shared Use Community Kitchen in Des Moines is available to rent. Contact Kitchen SupervisorMary Kapler  or call her at 515.282.4715.
cabin fever cooking class 
Just the thing to get you out of the house! Chef Katie is offering a special Cabin Fever Cooking class on Monday, January 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Wallace House. You'll learn three hearty main dish recipes: Winter Vegetable Coconut Curry, Beef Stew with Dutch Oven Bread and Italian Sausage with White Beans and Kale. Cost is $45/person, incl. dinner and handouts. BYOB. Contact Deborah  or call 515.243.7063.  
"gal"-entine's brunch is back!
"Gal"entine's is the new thing to celebrate female friendships. Gather up your besties on Saturday, February 8, 10 am - noon for a stuffed French toast brunch and activities. Menu also includes scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, mock mimosas, and cocoa bar with homemade marshmallows. $15/person. Email Lisa for reservations or call 641.337.5019 by Feb. 5.  
valentine's dinner at WH
Treat your sweetie to Valentine's Dinner at the Wallace House on Thursday, February 13. Chef Katie's fabulous 4-course menu will be announced asap featuring our own produce and other ingredients purchased locally. Relax and enjoy live music during dinner. Seating at 5:30 pm and 8 pm. RSVP to Deborah or call 515.243.7063 by Feb. 7. $65/person, gratuity incl. BYOB. 
hearts & homes teas
Held in the home where Nancy Cantwell Wallace lived and worked, this 3-course lunch includes a program of readings taken from her Hearts & Homes column in Wallaces' Farmer. Each program and menu is a little different. Upcoming dates include February 21, March 13, April 3, May 1 and more. 11:30 am - 1 pm at Wallace House. RSVP to Deborah
garden workshop returns
Our annual garden workshop has something for everyone. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 28 at the Orient United Methodist Church. Topics, hours and registration details TBA. Contact Lisa if you want to be on the mailing list.  
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