Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — "The Wacky Wedding of Fanny Esther and Luigi" will be offered at the Carriage House at Castle in the Clouds on Saturday, May 4.
The Castle in the Clouds opens for weekends on May 11 and that first week-end is buzzing with activity. Even before the gates officially swing open, there'll be an exciting day at the Castle on Friday, May 10. Art and Nature in Ikebana, a reservation only event, begins at 10:30 a.m. with an optional tour of the Lucknow mansion, followed by a buffet lunch at noon in the Carriage House and and at 1 p.m. an Ikebana presentation by Master Judge and Sogetsu Ikebana Teacher, Riji, Kaye Vosburg.
Ikebana, freestyle flower arranging, develops the relationship between nature and humanity. Tickets are $35 pp, $30 for Castle Friends. Art and Nature in Ikebana is sponsored by Spider Web Gardens of Tuftonboro and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare of New England.
Opening day, Saturday May 11, is also Moultonborough Appreciation Day, sponsored by CG Roxane LLC, when Moultonborough residents can tour Lucknow for free. Finish this special weekend with a delicious Mother's Day Brunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Adults $30, Youth $15. Mom's tour Lucknow free of charge.
These early season weekend days are a special treat at the Castle with thinner crowds and the gardens bursting with spring blooms. The award winning Castle Cafe will be serving its tasty lunches on the terrace and an exhibit, Winslow Homer's Wood Engravings, the first of four very special shows, will occupy the Carriage House Gallery. A free reception for this exhibit of Homer's Civil War images is open to the public on May 19 at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by Christopher P. Williams Architects, PLLC.