Thursday, January 2, 2014

Gather 'round the fire

As smaller-scale, less formal entertaining continues to be popular, guests seem to love gathering around a fire pit no matter what the season.

If that cozy scene is something you would like to create in your own backyard, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is offering a class titled "Break Out the S'mores - Fire Pit Making 101."

Eric Murray and Preston Sadler from Blue Max Materials who show the basics of fire pit construction and installation including design and safety.

The class is from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at the garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road in Belmont. The cost is $12; $10 for ages 60 and older; and includes admission to the gardens. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. 

Details: 704-825-4490;

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