The Ephraim Moravian Women will present a Spring Salad Surprise at noon Wednesday at the church.
A lot of wonderful salads will be on the menu, as well as presenters from The Oilerie and Main Course in Fish Creek to demonstrate healthy and innovative salads and the latest in kitchen gadgets.
The cost to attend is $12, with proceeds for Feed My People and Loaves & Fishes. Space is limited, so call the church at (920) 854-2804 and leave word that you want to attend - then pay at the door when you arrive.
Konnichiwa to Walt Fisher and Joan Fitzpatrick, who left March 24 for Japan and have just returned. They were visiting a friend of Joan's for more than 50 years, Yoko, as well as Walt's son Rich and his wife and Joan's brother in California. Yoko visited Ephraim in October of 2011 and wore a beautiful kimono to church at Ephraim Moravian.
Walt reports the beautiful cherry trees were all in bloom, and the trip was just what they'd hoped for. Yoko's home town is an artist community on coast of the sea of Japan. They were there on Easter Sunday and attended a Catholic Mass in Japanese.
They ate wonderful food during the whole trip - very few bread or sweets, Walt says, but a lot of rice, fish and tempura.
The season is definitely beginning! Jenny Ribbens is owner of Red Sock Yarns just north of the Summer Kitchen. She has a Facebook page so you can keep up on all the wonderful new yarns and classes; the shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and is closed Wednesdays.
The Summer Kitchen is already open for the season - I saw a lot of cars parked there last Saturday.
While you're in the north end, check out the new bakery in the Green Gables shops: Bayside Bayside Bakery & Cafe, owned by Lynlee. She will have an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. April 28 and will have a variety of delectable treats to try.
So sorry to hear of Ruth Barker's death last weekend from lung and bone cancer. She and her husband, Hartley, who died in 2010, were among the initial founders of the Heritage Fund at the Ephraim Historical Foundation, and they were extremely generous to the foundation.
Ruth was a docent in the Anderson Store for many years. She was on the board of the foundation from 1996 to 2003. The Hartleys were among the most generous in Door County to the foundation, the YMCA, the hospital, and in Arizona, where they were involved with the Boys and Girls Club and Goodwill.
Daughter Helen Ambuel has a home in Ephraim; condolences to her and sisters Emmy, Sally and Lisa, as well as all the Hartleys' many friends. They will both be missed and have left a wonderful legacy.
Kelsey Neddersen will graduate from Marquette University on May 19 as a civil engineer. Mother Natalie says Marquette offers the oldest co-op engineering program in the country, which offers students the opportunity for paid engineering work for three semesters to determine if it is indeed what they imagine their chosen career to be, making it a five-year program.
Kelsey also passed the eight-hour Fundamentals of Engineering exam, so she is an engineer in training (EIT). The Neddersens are so proud of her.
The New Day Singers gave a wonderful concert last week to raise more than $1,000 in funds for the Scandia capital campaign. Nikki Sharrig was there from Scand to report that they have raised more than $5 million toward the $8 million goal and will probably break ground late this summer. Wonderful news to those of us who plan to be residents in the future.
? The monthly Loaves and Fishes free supper at St. Rosalia's in Sister Bay is 5 p.m. Tuesday.
? The Swingin' Angels Big Band will play for the Go Bo Foundation at 7 pm. today at the Door Community Auditorium,
? Birthdays this week include Sylvia LeBlanc, celebrating No. 7 in Paris on April 22, Wes Kramlich on April 25, Kay Wilson on April 27, and Marianne Diekman on April 28.
? Diane and Larry Jacobson celebrate anniversary No. 34 on April 28.