Well folks, we made it through another semester here at Bethel University. The students are buzzing with excitement as the graduation ceremonies are about to begin. It seems like just yesterday we were hanging out at the student lounge…. actually it was last week. And here’s how it went:
A bookstore! And that is exactly what Bethel University is getting!
The Bethel University Bookstore and Student Lounge is coming to the Blossom Block this Saturday the 18th from 10am-4pm and next Saturday the 25th from 10am-8pm with live music from 6-8pm.
Did you hear that folks?! Live music!!
Other stuff to look forward to at the shop: Coffee, Hangout Area, Games, BU Swag, Great People, and Books!
For more information on classes at BU check out their website! Still so many great classes available, sign up today!
The Blossom Block Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop was a great success. We had a wonderful time hanging out with friends, old and new. Over $1000 was put into our local economy by purchasing items by local artists. And I’m sure many Valentine’s days were made when loved ones opened their beautiful gifts that were carefully chosen from the wonderful items we had at the shop.
Here are some pictures from the fun.
We even had live music!!
What’s next? Well I’m glad you asked!
Next we have the Bethel University Bookstore and Student Lounge! We will be open on Saturday, March 18th and Saturday, March 25th!
Be on the lookout for more details. We will have books, coffee, games, BU swag, and hopefully more music!
Here’s a list of all the wonderful vendors we will have in the Valentines Pop Up shop!
Lisa Warhol/Maritza Martinez-Correa – Sweet Gilead Confections
Lindley Brainard/ Lylee Rauch – Ingredient L Woodworking
Teal Sallen – fine art and cards
Becca and Nathan/Two Potters – pottery
Sarah Roberts/Rocky Pasture Quilts – bags and quilts
Julie Hinman – yarn, homemade lotion and chapstick
Dayna Sabatino – stained glass and mosaics
Mary Floyd – handmade lace, vintage linens and aprons
Paul and Judy Cayer – turned wood bowls, honey
Georgia Olsen – handmade wine jelly
Evan Williams and Grace Pejouhy/Naught Hill – ceramics/pottery
Mary Pavone/Unclaimed Treasures – beaded jewelry
Mary Anderson/Loominations of Vermont – handwoven textiles
Mills Hardware – “man bouquets”
So many great items to shop from for your sweetie! Remember, our expert shoppers will be available to help you pick out the perfect gift! Mark your calendars!
In all the excitement of planning the next pop up I almost forgot to tell you how the last one went!
The Holiday Pop Up was a wonderful success!!
The facts: The shop produced over $3000 in profits for local artists and hundreds of people were brought in to a shop that was formerly vacant.
The anecdotes: Community members were able to enjoy a new space. Artists were able to show off their talents. Many people were able to learn about the exciting plans for the building. Neighbors could be seen meeting new people, chatting, and enjoying a cup of hot cider.
Thank you again to all that came in and enjoyed the shop! Please stop by again!
The Blossom Block has done it again! We have organized another wonderful pop up shop! This time, it’s a very special Valentines themed shop with gifts for that special someone.
We will only be open for two days so make sure to mark it on your calendars!
Friday, February 10th from 4-6pm. The shop will be open with art and gifts from many local artists and businesses. Plus, there will be a chocolate happy hour!!
Saturday, February 11th from 10am-3pm. The shop is open and we’ve added a special space for kids activities including games, legos, and making their own valentines gifts for others!
Not sure what to get? Don’t worry! On both days we will have expert shoppers there to help you pick out the perfect gift!!
Don’t forget to thank our sponsors! AARP, who funded our Better Block weekend, is back again to help keep our storefronts filled and our downtown happy. 🙂
Bethel was in a winter wonderland this morning. Even the reindeer were out frolicking in the snow!!
The Holiday Market has been open for two weekends now. The Randolph Herald featured the market in last week’s edition and even photographed a few of our shop keepers hard at work behind the sweets counter.
More items are being added every week so even if you have already stopped by be sure to come back for more hand made gifts and delicious sweets!!
There’s still more time if you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact us!
The market is getting set up and opens tomorrow at 3pm! Check out some of these great displays!
Photographed: Rocky Pasture Quilts, Teal Emlyn Illustration, Ingredient L, and Two Potters.
The Blossom Block Holiday Market is opening this weekend. Come out for our Grand Opening on Friday at 3pm. Get away from the hustle and bustle of Black Friday shopping and support local artists and small businesses at this great market!
The Market plans are coming together!
Here are some of the great products we will have!
And many more!