Celebrate the month of March with us here at The Encore!
Events are subject to change. Please contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department for more information on March events!
National Peanut Butter Day- March 1st, 2:30 pm
Peanut butter cookie baking and Peanut butter taste test. Essex Unit – There are no reservations necessary. This program is open to all Encore Residents, Staff, and Families. North Americans weren’t the first to grind peanuts—the Inca beat us to it by a few hundred years—but peanut butter reappeared in the modern world because of an American, the doctor, nutritionist, and cereal pioneer John Harvey Kellogg, who filed a patent for a proto-peanut butter in 1895. Kellogg’s “food compound” involved boiling nuts and grinding them into an easily digestible paste for patients at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, a spa for all kinds of ailments. The original patent didn’t specify what type of nut to use, and Kellogg experimented with almonds as well as peanuts, which had the virtue of being cheaper. While modern peanut butter enthusiasts would likely find Kellogg’s compound bland, Kellogg called it “the most delicious nut butter you ever tasted in your life.” We will be having a peanut butter taste test with lots of other peanut butter treats.
March 17th at 2:30 in The Encore Market Square.
Wear your green for our St. Patrick’s day Celebration! Door prizes and fun for all! We will celebrate with our Dance Partner, Stone Silk. There will be giveaways and dancing and, of course, green beer and authentic soda bread. Come and kiss the Blarney stone, and participate in our green scavenger hunt if you find the lucky leprechaun, you win! The party is open to Residents, Families, and Staff, No reservations are required, and refreshments will be served.
Friday, March 31st at 2:30 An Irish Coffee Meet and Greet
Come to the dining rooms to meet our staff to play some icebreaker games, Please go on our website to read about our Directors and learn about our services. Refreshments will be served soda, non-alcoholic wine, cheese, or Danish and Coffee. You choose, and at 3:00 pm, we will be viewing a video of the Famous Irish River Dance Concert. Please join us.
As we practice proper social distancing protocols in our community, we are proud to feature modified programming to continue providing vibrancy for our residents and employees. All events are subject to change. Please feel free to follow us on our Facebook page for continued updates as well as reach out to us via Messenger.