Spruce Forest Artisan Village at Penn Alps hosted its annual holiday event, Christmas in the Village, on Friday. The event continues today from noon to 8 p.m. Resident artisans and guest artists will demonstrate their crafts and offer them for sale. Music will be performed in the Village Church. The event also will include hands-on activities for children. Visitors can stroll through the towering Norway spruce trees, among the historic cabins decorated with greenery and lights. Stanton’s (grist) Mill, Fernwood Soap and Penn Alps Restaurant will be open during the event. Also open will be the House of Yoder and the Compton One-room Schoolhouse, where children may make pine cone bird feeders and decorate cookies. Visitors may try their hands at pottery in the Riverview Clay Studio below the Village Pottery. For directions or event information, call 301-895-3332 or visit www.spruceforest.org.
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