Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Ribbon Farms days celebrated

by the Grosse Pointe News

June 27, 2013

Ribbon Farm Days offers children a chance to step back in time at the Provencal-Weir House.

The fifth annual summer sessions have three focuses.

The Grosse Pointe history-themed session is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9, 11, 16 and 18. Registration deadline is July 2.

Children will:

Create the Windmill Pointe lighthouse,

Bake blueberry crisp topped with homemade whipped cream,

Create a Zuni inspired animal necklace using Grosse Pointe’s wild life and

Discover the Windmill Pointe lighthouse in Grosse Pointe Park.

The ribbon farm days theme-session is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23, 25, 30 and Aug. 1. Registration deadline is July 16.

Children will:

Create a small quilt — each square will be painted and reflect the ribbon farm themes,

Make flapjacks served with hand-whipped butter;

Design and braid a rug — dying the cloth, braiding and coiling — to create a round rug and

Investigate Grosse Pointe’s ribbon farms.

The final summer session is centers around fairy tales and is from 11 a.m. . to 3 p.m. Aug. 6, 8, 13 and 15. Registration deadline is July 30.

Children will:

Create scented, molded soap with the Alice in Wonderland character soap molds,

Bake cherry cobbler topped with homemade whipped cream,

Make a Red Riding Hood doll with her basket and a wolf and

Learn the history of Red Riding Hood and the evolution of the story.

Children entering grades second through fifth can attend and must bring their own lunches.

The free is $160 per session for Grosse Pointe Historical Society members and $180 for non members.

For more information, call Izzy at (313) 884-7010 or visit

The house is located at 376 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms.