Serenball 2006:  In November, the residents gathered for their version of a progressive dinner, catered by Keith Robinson of Gloriosa.  The event was dubbed “Serenball” and will annually occur.
MayDay 2006:  Last year, Serenbe hosted its first MayDay event in the Selborne community.  Hundreds of visitors from Atlanta and beyond joined the residents for a fun day of shopping the arts and crafts booths, eating bites from The Farmhouse, Blue Eyed Daisy and Serenbe Farms, strolling through StudioSwan art gallery, and playing games.  Next year’s MayDay event is scheduled for Sunday, April 29, which will be the culmination of a weeklong festival celebrating Earth Day.
Pumpkin Glow 2006:  Costumed revelers filled Selborne Lane, where orange lights were strung from the townhomes to the Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop, and jack-o-lanterns glowed from the balconies.  Go ahead and plan your costume for next year; the date is set for Saturday, October 27.
Life at Serenbe:  Residents of all ages enjoy walking the Serenbe trails and exploring the land, visiting the stables, and taking part in impromptu gatherings and community events such as pumpkin carving.
Residents of all ages enjoy walking
the Serenbe trails and exploring the land.

Kids spend countless hours playing
together and enjoying nature
Residents love the beautiful Peter Block-designed Serenbe Stables
Families gathered on a Selborne sidewalk to carve
pumpkins for the Pumpkin Glow event
Serenbe events often feature hayrides through the countryside
The Serenbe Stables hosted a costume party this fall
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra patrons gathered in the Serenbe pavilion
for a benefit dinner before the ASO’s concert at Hutcheson Ferry park.   
The Serenbe Institute sponsored “Third Sunday” events on the the third
Sunday of each month.  Events included storytelling from long-time
Chattahoochee Hill Country residents, live music from folk singers,
bluegrass bands and classical musicians, and more.  
 The New River Dramatists group spent a week at Serenbe, working in
creative writing sessions and treating residents to dramatic readings
of their screenplays.  Next year’s residency is currently being planned.
 Holiday Bazaar:  The “Ladies of Serenbe” invited over 30 artisans to sell
their work (from paintings to pajamas) from residences in the community.
 Held on a Sunday afternoon, approximately 300 guests stocked up on original
items for holiday gifts.  Mark your calendars for next year’s Bazaar: Sunday, December 2
Les Dames d’Escoffier’s 6th Annual Afternoon in the Country:
Nearly 800 people came to Serenbe to enjoy interesting culinary creations
from 40 of Atlanta’s best chefs, wineries and breweries.  The event has
become one of the most loved by foodies and those in the industry—rest
assured they have next year’s event (scheduled for Sunday, November 4)
already marked on their calendars.  
The Farmhouse restaurant opened last summer at the Inn at Serenbe.
 The restaurant has since received glowing reviews from Atlanta’s
top critics for Chef Tony Seichrist’s farm fresh dishes.  
The Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop had a fantastic first year, with foodies
from all over the Southeast flocking to the bakery for a taste of the
famous cupcakes and coconut cake.  The café now serves lunch seven
days a week, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and
dinner Wednesday through Sunday.
The Serenbe Organic Farm enjoyed a productive growing season under
the direction of farm manager Paige Witherington.  As soon as the produce
is ripe, the Serenbe Farmer’s Markets will begin again.  The farmers will
be selling their fresh veggies, fruits, herbs, and flowers, along with other
local food, arts and crafts vendors.
Serenbe was the host of the 2006 Cooking Light magazine FitHouse,
which is now occupied as a private residence.
The Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop celebrated its first year of business.  The
bakery recently received its Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) certification, making it the smallest LEED
certified business in the nation.
The pavilion overlooking the lake was completed,
providing a fantastic space for events.
Residents on Selborne Lane celebrated their
first full year at Serenbe.  

Courtyard Celebration & Concert
Saturday, February 17, 5 – 8 p.m. @ Selborne Courtyard/Blue Eyed Daisy

Join us as we celebrate the Blue Eyed Daisy’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification and the opening of the new Selborne Courtyard with a concert from Johnny Mosier & Ryan Taylor of the band Little Green Chairs.

“Renewed” Exhibition at StudioSwan
Exhibiting now through March 2, 1 – 8 p.m.

A group exhibition featuring new works by StudioSwan artists Gail Foster, Tom Swanston, Billy Newman, Frank Hunter, Bill Bailey, and Matt Janke. 

“I StudioSwan”
February 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 1 – 6 p.m.

Fall in love with two special jewelry trunk shows featuring the designs of Paige Lammerts Brown & Tiffany Mooring, plus handcrafted jewelry boxes by Robert Cowan.  On Saturday the 10th, enjoy chocolates and chocolate martinis; on the 17th, champagne and strawberries will be served.

February Third Sunday:  Frog Day!
Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m. @ Serenbe Stables

Doctors Joseph Mendelson (Zoo Atlanta & World Conservation Union) and Ron Gagliardo (Atlanta Botanical Gardens) will give a fun and interesting presentation about global amphibian extinctions (the bad news) and what the Atlanta Amphibian Center is doing in response (the good news!).  They’ll even have some of their amphibian friends along for the show.  Afterwards, the Hill Country Montessori School will treat us to a frog-themed performance at the Blue Eyed Daisy.

St. Patrick’s Day Movie in the Courtyard
Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m. @ Selborne Courtyard

Grab a sandwich and some green cupcakes from the Daisy and have a picnic in the courtyard as we celebrate St. Patty’s with a movie under the stars.

Grange Release
Sunday, March 18, 5 p.m. @ Grange Gazebo

Join us for the first look at Grange, the newest community within Serenbe, located in the beautiful woodlands adjacent to the organic farms and stables.  The event will be held in the Grange gazebo, and will offer tours of the land and future homesites.  Reservations required; call 770.463.9997.

Serenbe Farmer’s Markets
Each Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon, tentatively beginning April 21

As soon as the produce is ripe, the Serenbe Farmer’s Markets will begin again.  The farmers will be selling their fresh veggies, fruits, herbs and flowers, along with other local food, arts and crafts vendors.

Earth Day Week & 2nd Annual May Day
April 22 – 29

We’re currently cooking up some fantastic events to celebrate Earth Day all week long at Serenbe,  culminating with the 2nd Annual May Day event on Sunday, April 29.

Pumpkin Glow
Saturday, October 27

Start planning your costume now—the streets of Selborne will glow once again for this fun event.

Les Dames d’Escoffier’s 7th Annual Afternoon in the Country
Sunday, November 4

Now one of the Atlanta area’s most anticipated culinary events, this year’s Les Dames benefit is sure to draw large crowds and is a “can’t miss” for anyone who loves food, wine and microbrews.

2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar
Sunday, December 2

Selborne homes will once again be filled with artisans works for a spectacular shopping event.

Many more events are in the works—we’ll keep you posted...
Looking forward to seeing you at Serenbe in 2007.

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