We’ll be making Thanksgiving crafts and snacks this month during Play Thyme! Join the group for both structured activities and a bit of time in our play kitchen as well. We’ll wrap up the morning with a story of the season.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

We love stories about food and love to share them with our smallest guests. Stop in for a relaxing story time that will focus on food, kitchens, and the season at hand.

This months selection will be Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li.

The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. When disaster strikes, this working family’s controlled chaos is set loose, forcing each character to confront the conflicts that fast-paced restaurant life has kept at bay.

Owner Jimmy Han hopes to leave his late father’s homespun establishment for a fancier one. Jimmy’s older brother, Johnny, and Johnny’s daughter, Annie, ache to return to a time before a father’s absence and a teenager’s silence pushed them apart. Nan and Ah-Jack, longtime Duck House employees, are tempted to turn their thirty-year friendship into something else, even as Nan’s son, Pat, struggles to stay out of trouble. And when Pat and Annie, caught in a mix of youthful lust and boredom, find themselves in a dangerous game that implicates them in the Duck House tragedy, their families must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to help their children.

Generous in spirit, unaffected in its intelligence, multi-voiced, poignant, and darkly funny, Number One Chinese Restaurant looks beyond red tablecloths and silkscreen murals to share an unforgettable story about youth and aging, parents and children, and all the ways that our families destroy us while also keeping us grounded and alive.

While this is a free event, please be sure to RSVP so we prepare with enough refreshments for all!

We love stories about food and love to share them with our smallest guests. Stop in for a relaxing story time that will focus on food, kitchens, and the season at hand.

Join Cacky, Owner and Sugar Artist of Cacky’s Cakery for a Holiday Cookie Class on Saturday, November 24th from 1-3 at Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop.

Learn tips and techniques to create your own delicious works of art at home. Each person will receive 6 cookies (made with mostly organic ingredients)to decorate as well as a surprise gift bag. Adults only please. A children’s class may be added at a later date. Tickets are $80 per person. If you’d like to attend, please email cackyscakeryys@gmail.com and an invoice will be sent. Your spot is secured once payment has been made.

We’ll be making Thanksgiving crafts and snacks this month during Play Thyme! Join the group for both structured activities and a bit of time in our play kitchen as well. We’ll wrap up the morning with a story of the season.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

We love stories about food and love to share them with our smallest guests. Stop in for a relaxing story time that will focus on food, kitchens, and the season at hand.

We love stories about food and love to share them with our smallest guests. Stop in for a relaxing story time that will focus on food, kitchens, and the season at hand.

We’re teaming up with local Pampered Chef Director Jennifer Jones, to make fun holiday goodies in our kitchen with special hot chocolate. Attendees will get to take home a Pampered Chef mixing bowl (valued at $17; pictured below)! All ages open for this class, but we ask parents to stay with their toddler and pre-school aged children.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.

 

We’ll be making Thanksgiving crafts and snacks this month during Play Thyme! Join the group for both structured activities and a bit of time in our play kitchen as well. We’ll wrap up the morning with a story of the season.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions prior to your ticket purchase.