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A Merry Little Christmas Arts, Crafts and Gift Show

victorian-christmas-presents-188x300For families near and far seeking a local outdoor shopping experience, including 100+ local and regional arts & crafts vendors with items to compliment hearth and home as well as unique items for stuffing those stockings, come out and join us for this special two-day event.

Everyone’s favorite kettle corn and shaved ice will be available, and as always food trucks from some of our local favorites, so bring the kids with you & romp around the specially decorated grounds and let the kids pick out something for grandma Sue, great-aunt Judy and dear old dad!

Admission is $5.00; children under 2 free. Inflatables will be on site, so Santa’s little helpers will have unlimited opportunity to bounce to their heart’s delight and try their hand at Professor Poplar’s Fantabulous Games & Amusements!

For those moms and dads, grandmoms and pops, and uncles and aunties interested in a little something special to sip as they browse, Wrightsville Beach Brewery and Noni Bacca Winery will be serving locally brewed and fermented beverages by the glass.

On Saturday, Mr. Twister from Universal Studios will be onsite to twist up balloons into magical shapes and from 11-11:45 a.m. a sing-a-long for the kids with Mark from the Broccoli Brothers.

The farm animals will be in full regalia and available for nose-rubbing and picture-taking, a General Store staged for campy family photo opportunities at the Stables as well as the a viewing of the movie, Elf!

Visit Santa’s Workshop for children both Naughty & Nice to write and post a letter to Santa, or for our soldiers abroad send a letter at our USO station, sponsored by retired Army Colonel John Moran.

Shhhhhh… we hear SANTA will be making an appearance on Saturday from 10 – noon &  2 – 4PM, and on Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m.

One of our favorite bands will be out each day for some foot-stomping honky-tonk and bluegrass! Folkstone Stringband will be playing from 2-4PM on Saturday and 1-3PM on Sunday at the Gazebo.

christmas-vintage-wallpaper-vintage-33115939-500-375If Candlelight Tours do not fit into your schedule, this is the perfect opportunity to view the lovingly decorated Manor House, featuring two live 12 ft. trees in the front and back parlors as well as rooms decorated by theme and color. See if you can discover the one special room in the house decorated just for the kids. $7.00 for adults and teens; $3.00 for children under 12.

So come on out with a few of your neighbors and their friends and families over this two-day weekend for a special and unique outdoor shopping experience.

To view a list of over 100 participating vendors, click here: Vendor List Gift Show 2017.

All proceeds benefit historic Poplar Grove Plantation, opened to the public since 1980, and a 501(c)3 non-profit since 1996. Thank you for supporting our conservation, education and preservation efforts.

Hippie Fest + Mushpa y Mensa = Super Fly

Hippie Fest is the grooviest festival of the year! Featuring live music, cirque performers, artists and vendors from across the Carolinas, local goods, bohemian shopping, retro car show, DIY tie-dye, beer garden, food trucks and more! All ages welcome. Fun for the whole family!!!

Event Date:
Saturday October 28, 2017 (Rain or Shine)

Time:
Noon – 7pm

Location:
Myrtle Beach Speedway
455 Hospitality Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Admission:
$5 – Tickets must be reserved in advance through Eventbrite
Kids 3 & under FREE!

Reserve tickets at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hippie-fest-retro-car-show-myrtle-beach-speedway-tickets-34124404011

Tickets must be reserved in advance for this event. Tickets will not be sold at the gate on the day of the event.

 

Autumn With Topsail Festival 2017

Mushpa + Mensa is very excited to be a part Autumn with Topsail this year. Come down and see us and the plethora of other fabulous artisans, music and food! More 411 on the event below.

Started in 1988, The Autumn With Topsail Festival is held on the grounds of the Historical Society of Topsail Island and the Assembly Building which houses the Missiles & More Museum in Topsail Beach, NC.  The festival features a juried Artists’ and Crafts Court with over 100 regional artists displaying and selling their work. Enjoy exciting live musical entertainment, a variety of amazing food with beer and wine, games and rides for children, and much more!

Housed inside this historic Assembly Building is the Missiles and More museum. The Missiles and More Museum came to life when a group of citizens were concerned for the future of the historical Assembly Building. The building was constructed in 1946 and was used by the government to assemble missiles for a secret missile operation being conducted on Topsail Island. So the citizens began to pursue their goal to preserve the building and after several years of research, Feasibility and studies and the meeting with the state and local representatives the building was purchased. Thus it was decided that the Assembly Building would be the perfect place to have the Missiles and More museum. The late Betty Polzer’s dream was to promote the history of Topsail Island. Through hard work and dedication, her dream was finally realized and the Missiles and more Museum opened for all to enjoy in 1995.     

Autumn With Topsail Festival 2017

Mushpa + Mensa is very excited to be a part Autumn with Topsail this year. Come down and see us and the plethora of other fabulous artisans, music and food! More 411 on the event below.

Started in 1988, The Autumn With Topsail Festival is held on the grounds of the Historical Society of Topsail Island and the Assembly Building which houses the Missiles & More Museum in Topsail Beach, NC.  The festival features a juried Artists’ and Crafts Court with over 100 regional artists displaying and selling their work. Enjoy exciting live musical entertainment, a variety of amazing food with beer and wine, games and rides for children, and much more!

Housed inside this historic Assembly Building is the Missiles and More museum. The Missiles and More Museum came to life when a group of citizens were concerned for the future of the historical Assembly Building. The building was constructed in 1946 and was used by the government to assemble missiles for a secret missile operation being conducted on Topsail Island. So the citizens began to pursue their goal to preserve the building and after several years of research, Feasibility and studies and the meeting with the state and local representatives the building was purchased. Thus it was decided that the Assembly Building would be the perfect place to have the Missiles and More museum. The late Betty Polzer’s dream was to promote the history of Topsail Island. Through hard work and dedication, her dream was finally realized and the Missiles and more Museum opened for all to enjoy in 1995.     

The Durham Patchwork Market

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Come chill with us and grab some good beer at Patchwork Market!

The Durham Patchwork Market began in late 2014 to create a space for local vintage vendors and creatives to sell their goods to the community. Held monthly, the Patchwork Market has been a consistent event the first Saturday of each month. Fullsteam Brewery has generously allowed the Patchwork Market to set up shop each month. This allows for the market to be held indoors – rain or shine – and keeps admission free. The Patchwork Market will continue to grow each month and provide opportunities for the creative development in the Durham community.

Satellite Bar and Lounge Bluegrass Sunday

Satellite Bar and Lounge

Big Al, Little Alex, Jones Smith, Ben & a mess of others get together at Satellite every Sunday from 6-10 to jam. We will be there with Maya, so cool peeps, booze, bluegrass music and us. What more could you ask for?!?! Wait a food truck as well. Living the life!

Art Truck and Flytrap on a Friday Night

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Great art (Mushpa + Mensa), great beer (Flytrap Brewing), amazing music (Masonboro Sound) and great food (Pepe’s Tacos)!!! This equals an awesome night. It is also the Art Walk this Friday! We’ll be at Flytrap Brewing from 6-10PM. Come see us and have some fun!

– Mushpa + Mensa

The Durham Patchwork Market

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Come chill with us and grab some good beer at Patchwork Market!

The Durham Patchwork Market began in late 2014 to create a space for local vintage vendors and creatives to sell their goods to the community. Held monthly, the Patchwork Market has been a consistent event the first Saturday of each month. Fullsteam Brewery has generously allowed the Patchwork Market to set up shop each month for the past year. This allows for the market to be held indoors – rain or shine – and keeps admission free. The Patchwork Market will continue to grow each month and provide opportunities for the creative development in the Durham community.

Last Minute Women’s March Sign Ideas

If you are anything like us, we can get real close to the time of whatever-it-may-be and then get what needs to be done, last minute style, done. Don’t get us wrong, we do it well under pressure. The Women’s March tomorrow is no different. We are going to wake up around 7AM to get our signs done. I did some image research and quote digging and came up with 10 good sign suggestions off the World Wide Web.

  1. We go high.
  2. Your silence will not protect you.
  3. Nasty Woman
  4. “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” Voltaire
  5. Hate Kills
  6. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” Audre Lorde
  7. Woman’s place is in the resistance. (in reference to Carrie Fisher…Princess Leigh….Star Wars. You get it.)
  8. I am stronger than fear.
  9. Truth matters.
  10. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”  Alice Walker

Get your recycled pieces of boxes, cardboard, old sheets and get to creating. We will collectively be with every human at every women’s march tomorrow. We love you.

Love trumps hate. Be brave.

Cara and Maria Emilia

A Merry Little Christmas Arts, Crafts and Gift Show

victorian-christmas-presents-188x300For families near and far seeking a local outdoor shopping experience, including a variety of local Arts & Crafts, items to compliment hearth and home and unique items for stuffing those stockings as well as everyone’s favorite kettle corn and shaved ice, plenty of free parking, and a romping around the specially decorated grounds for your children to experience, come visit us the weekend of December 10th & 11th!

Admission is $5.00 for everyone 13 and older. Children 12 & under free. Admission includes entry onto grounds both days, a raffle ticket to deposit in front of a specially donated item from our talented vendors, and wagon rides through the Abbey Nature Preserve on the half-hour, but wait! that’s not all …

The farm animals will be in full regalia and available for nose-rubbing and picture-taking, a Wild West stage for campy family photo opportunities at the Stables and a live tree for the children to decorate as well as a mail box for posting those letters to Santa, or visit a Santa’s Workshop for children both Naughty & Nice, and a few of your neighbors and their friends and families over this two-day weekend.

children-sleighShhhhhh… we hear Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance at the Gazebo on Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon & 2 – 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m.

For an additional experience, the Manor House will be open for self-guided tours – this is a daytime peek of the lovingly decorated eight rooms of the Manor House, each room featuring a live tree by theme and color for our evening Candlelight Tours. Boys and girls, see if you can discover the one special room in the house decorated just for you. $7.00 for adults and teens & $3.00 for children under 12.

Inflatables will be on site, and for a $5.00 wristband, Santa’s little helpers will have unlimited opportunity to bounce to their hearts delight!

On Saturday, stay past 5 p.m. for the lighting of the grounds – a spectacular sight! – roast marshmallows and watch a few of our favorite films: “A Christmas Story,” “Polar Express,” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” outdoors and under the stars.

All proceeds benefit historic Poplar Grove Plantation, opened to the public since 1980, and a 501(c)3 non-profit since 1996. Thank you for supporting our conservation, education and preservation efforts.