Perhaps there's someone in your life who thinks it would be wonderful if you spent some time doing something fun together over the holidays. Often, the chosen activity is not all that, um, enticing. But here's a tip: This year, if your mother or cousin or best friend suggests that the two of you make holiday decorations together at the Deck the Halls event in Ashland — go.
Deck the Halls is a holiday greenery workshop held by Carolyn Peart at Pine Grove Farm to benefit Hilliard House. On a crisp December afternoon, friends, couples, mothers, daughters and grandmothers will gather around tables piled high with fresh aromatic greens. The $25 entrance fee includes the use of clippers and all the greenery you'll need to make an unlimited number of wreaths, centerpieces and swags.
At last year's gathering, there was laughter and chatter at every table; some participants worried that they weren't creative enough, but with a little help from the friendly experts of the Hanover Garden Club and plenty of hot drinks and plates of cookies baked by volunteers, everyone walked away with decorations.
Deck the Halls, Dec. 5, noon to 4:30 p.m. $25. Pine Grove Farm, 12348 Elmont Road, Ashland. Call Carolyn Peart at 798-9131 for reservations. Space is limited.