Succulents and Singing

Yesterday was the busiest day of my weekend. After my morning exercise class, I was off to do two things I’ve never done before: Plant Nite and the Harwinton Hometown Holiday Celebration!

Plant NitePlant Nite

Plant Nite follows the same concept as Paint Nite (it’s actually owned by the same company); take over a bar or restaurant and teach people how to create a work of gardening art! My Plant Nite took place at Bertucci’s in Bishop’s Corner, West Hartford. The event was at capacity – over 40 people attended! However, I was not as impressed with the event as I probably should have been. It was difficult to find the succulents that I wanted; I had to switch one of them with an extra that was lying around. We also had a limited selection of rocks and moss to decorate with (mainly because our table had one set of rocks and moss when we were apparently supposed to have two. We didn’t get the second set until 15 minutes later). Finally, the service at Bertucci’s was less than stellar. My friend didn’t get the lemon she requested with her tea and it took two waiters to get the dessert I was splitting with another friend. Unfortunately, I would not recommend attending a Plant Nite.

Harwinton Hometown Holiday Celebration

The Harwinton Hometown Holiday Celebration, on the other hand, was a lot of fun! My chorus was one of the featured performers in the vendors tent, and the attendees enjoyed hearing our holiday songs. While we only stayed for an hour, we got a glimpse of all the excitement as we walked around. The fire department had their truck decorated, and there were other excellent musicians there entertaining the crowd. Inside the town hall, kids got to see Santa Claus and drink hot chocolate. It was a great family event!

Keep an eye out for the next holiday blog – my chorus is having our annual Christmas concert this Saturday!



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