Adaland Mansion, Philippi's restored 1870 home four miles north of downtown Philippi, will be full of activity Feb.18-19 during its Valentine Extravaganza, a new winter event.
A Chocolate Lovers Workshop will kick off the weekend with Winifred Lambert, area Pampered Chef consultant, leading a session from 10 a.m. to noon featuring chocolates and Pampered Chef products. Those who wish to register for this workshop can call 304-823-2456 by Feb. 15. All proceeds will benefit the historic preservation projects at Adaland.
"Love Is in the Air" is the theme for the 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 18 workshop designed exclusively for Adaland's 2012 wedding couples. Although no fee is involved for this session, registration is required by Feb. 15 Guests should call 304-823-2456 for this registration. Adaland's 2012 wedding couples are invited to bring up to three additional guests with them to the afternoon workshop.
After live harp music, light refreshments and an introduction to the Adaland Wedding Experience, couples and their guests at "Love Is in the Air" will visit with a host of local businesses specializing in wedding-related services. Local experts on specialty chocolates, flowers, catering, videos, photography and vintage attire and accessories will provide information about their services to the wedding couples in a casual setting. The afternoon will conclude with a conversation with an area couple who will be celebrating their 57th anniversary this year.
Specialty teas will be the featured event for the remainder of the Valentine Extravaganza weekend. On Feb. 18, guests will enjoy Royal Tea at Adaland at 5 p.m. Royal tea is enjoyed late afternoon with a tea hostess who introduces a menu of scones, appetizers, fruits and tarts, meats, sweets and concludes with a complimentary glass of champagne and strawberries along with a choice of teas. Registration for this Royal Tea can be made by calling 304-823-2456 by Feb. 15.
On Feb. 19, guests to High Tea will be served from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The tea hostess will introduce to these guests scones, tea sandwiches, fruit and tarts, dessert and pastries and Adaland's signature chocolates. Registration for this High Tea may be made by calling 304-823-2456 by Feb. 15.
"We know guests to this special weekend will enjoy all the activities, particularly during this slower time of the year. Adaland encourages guests to register early as each of the events has limited seating," said a spokesperson for Adaland Mansion.
More information about the Valentine Extravaganza or Adaland is available at www.adaland.org.