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Downtown Fort Myers has Teatimes event

By Staff | Sep 13, 2010

Tuesday Teatimes will be offered at the Burroughs Home at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers beginning Sept. 14. Tea Maven and Beach resident Laurie Nienhaus, founder of the Ladies’ Tea Guild, will present weekly programs for the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The Tuesday teas will begin at 1 p.m. and last one hour. The first three offerings will feature “The Garden Tea Series.”

The Sept. 14 tea will be “The Lavender Tea.” The lavender tea, among the most versatile of herbs, possesses a remarkable array of uses as well as a fascinating history.You can even cook with it! The afternoon event will explore all that lavender has to offer, including tea featuring lavender recipes.

On Sept. 21, “Tisanes to Tickle Your Fancy” will explain the difference between a tea and a tisane.You’ll learn the difference as well as the health possibilities tisanes have to offer while sampling five different styles. You’ll also learn how easy it is to create your tisanes over a light afternoon tea fare.

“A Fairy Tea” will be offered on Sept. 28. Yes, even grown-ups can enjoy a fairy tea. You’ll discover why the Victorians were so taken with the idea of fairies while indulging in an afternoon tea that would delight even the most skittish of these creatures.A display of Victorian fairy paintings will be provided during this tea.

Reservations are required for each Tuesday Tea and can be made by calling 337-0706.The cost for each tea is $25. Supplies for the various teas will be available for purchase following each presentation.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation, established in 1993, is a character education foundation whose mission is to instill ethics, moral values and a sense of purpose in tomorrow’s leaders. The foundation is dedicated to enriching society by promoting the positive values author James D. Newton, a long-time Beach resident, discovered in five unique men and their wives-Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh-intellectual giants who helped shape the 20th Century.

Additional information about the foundation may be obtained by calling 337-9505 or checking the website at www.uncommonfriends.org.