The Green Spot kicks off its annual Christmas Spectacular today. A number of special events are planned for this month, including a visit today by local children’s author Jay Gerald, who will be on hand all day for a book reading and to sign and sell copies of his latest book, “The Adventures of Geo, the Pebble.” Every Saturday, there will also be a musical guest. Today, the Dylan MacDonald Jazz Duo will perform at 2 p.m.
The Green Spot brings its annual Christmas Spectacular today with special events that will be happening throughout December.
On display now is the greenhouses’ brilliant collection of fresh poinsettias for display and today, to celebrate the beginning of Christmas Spectacular, local children’s author Jay Gerald will be on hand all day for a book reading and to sign and sell copies of his latest book, "The Adventures of Geo, the Pebble."
A farmers’ market will also be going on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and The Green Spot will have a musical guest at 2 p.m. every Saturday. Today’s musical guest is the Dylan MacDonald Jazz Duo.
"Spring is our busiest time for sure, but the next big season is Christmas," said The Green Spot owner, Bernie Whetter.
Whetter said The Green Spot has a wide variety of tropical plants, kitchen and garden tools, costume jewelry and some fashion for women, and a special line of boxed chocolates from Mordens’ Chocolates that would make a great gift this Christmas.
For more information, check out The Green Spot online at greenspotbrandon.com or call 204-727-5884. You can also find The Green Spot on Facebook and Twitter.
After jumping through all the hoops, Laird and Tracey Lidster will open one of the first Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants in Canada on Monday.
Laird Lidster said everything is in place for the Dec. 3 opening, with staff busily training and crews putting the finishing touches on the restaurant this weekend.
Located on 18th Street in the old Rogers Video building behind the seasonal Dairy Queen, Qdoba, classified as a "fast casual" restaurant, will offer Brandonites a fresh variety of choices.
"It’s very exciting for us," said Lidster, who also owns Brandon’s two Dairy Queens. "I first tried Qdoba in the (United) States almost a year ago and we were fortunate enough that they were looking at franchising into Canada."
Hours on the restaurant will be Monday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, visit Qdoba online at qdoba.com.
Patmore Nursery Sales
Make sure you check out Patmore Nursery Sales, located at 1307 18th St. North, today for the company’s open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Today, free sleigh rides and hot chocolate are being offered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and visitors will be able to peruse the amazing and fragrant selection of fresh Christmas trees, which the garden centre hangs to allow customers to see what the tree would look like once the branches have fallen.
Patmore Nursery also has a great selection of giftware and some other great items for holiday gift giving.
For more information check out Patmore Nursery Sales on Facebook or call them at 204-728-1321.
Stream ‘N’ Wood/Lady of the Lake/Straight Up Salon
Lady of the Lake, in conjunction with Stream ‘N’ Wood and Straight Up Salon, all located in the same building at 135 17th St. North, are hosting a ladies night on Thursday.
Lady of the Lake is holding "Gather the Gals for a Christmas Frolic in the Shop," and the store is offering refreshments, door prizes, free gift wrapping and Tokyo Milk Hand Massages from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Stream ‘N’ Wood will be serving festive refreshments from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with special pricing on all the items in store.
For more information, visit ladyofthelake.ca or streamnwood.com.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 1, 2012