Headquarters of America's largest retail bead company, where customer's can learn to make their own jewelry. Tens of thousands of different beads offered, including gemstones, pearls, silver, glass, crystal, seed beads, Czech glass, gold, copper, pendants, tools, wire, classes and more.
Country Time Treasures adorns abodes with a wide selection of home and garden accessories and quaint gifts. Robe windows in need of a new image in fresh curtains ($11.99+), or snuggle mailboxes in wraps ($14.99) to provide extra padding against chilly weather and teething mailmen. Stitchery pillows ($15.99) comfort couches in need of plush additives and heads in need of a napping destination. Gift-givers may browse Country Time's cheerfully crowded shelves for Warm Glow cake candles ($13.99) and dolls ($16.99) to bedeck surfaces and thank hosts.
Serving central Pennsylvania for more than 37 years, The Kitchen Shoppe educates aspiring and experienced culinarians in a broad range of topics, many of which are hands-on. The spacious facility hosts hundreds of cooking classes every year, each taught by a professional chef or cookbook author. Upcoming demonstration classes include a collaboration between Victory Brewing Company and Chef Ryan Clay, where the chef will prepare beer-infused menu such as swordfish with sauteed shrimp in a Victory Prima Pils sauce ($59), and a From the Spring Kitchen Garden class ($59), where gardener and author David Hirsch will demonstrate Spring-themed recipes such as Provencal White Beans w/Aromatic Herbs & Fennel from his newest cookbook, Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden Book. Hands-on courses invite home cooks to explore new cooking techniques, from preserving fruit ($39) and making potato and cheese-filled pierogies from scratch ($49), to learning baking basics and creating themed meals such as the I’ve Got the Blues dinner, which sates cerulean-seeking stomachs with blue corn crab cakes, cilantro blue cheese slaw, and braised blue suede shoes ($59). With class sizes limited to 32–50 people, all participants have the opportunity to ask questions of the knowledgeable staff, request guidance from friendly instructors, or just share their custom-airbrushed R2-D2 apron with fellow space opera epicureans.
An upscale fiber-arts boutique, Yarns By Design keeps its shelves stocked with high-quality yarns, patterns, and other supplies from all over the globe. Every month, visitors put those materials to work during a number of classes and clubs. Beginning crochet classes, for instance, cover basic techniques and stitches, and needle-felting classes teach students how to use felting needles to create 3D animals. Throughout the year, YBD also offers special workshops hosted by talented designers.