The Woodland Library Rose Club will dress elegant tables with silver and china place settings and rose bouquets during its fourth annual vintage-style Valentine Tea. The three-course tea will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 (doors open at 1:30 p.m.), at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. in downtown Woodland.
The first course caters to the occasion with sweet strawberries and pineapple, marshmallow sauce and dried fruit scones with Devonshire cream. The main course features salmon canapés and chicken salad on Pate Au Choux, followed by desserts including lemon curd phyllo pies, brownies and other pastries.
Guests will enjoy a performance by Emily Mader, the Auburn Symphony’s principal harpist, participate in a raffle that includes items such as a locally made quilt, and have fun with a collection of vintage hats that will be on hand to wear during the event.
American Rose Society president Jolene Adams will be in attendance.
Attire is Sunday best and hats are encouraged. Tickets are $25 per person, available in advance only through Thursday, Feb. 7, by calling Melanie Goddard at 530-668-9918. Proceeds benefit the maintenance and beautification of the rose garden on the grounds of the library.
On Saturday, Adams will address the club, talking about climbing roses and what can be done to enhance their presence in the garden. After her 9:30 a.m. talk in the Leake Conference Center at the library, she will walk the rose gardens, offering advice and answering questions. Admission is free.