Stone Soup Community Fest - 2/2/2018

 An evening of fun workshops for kids, parents, and community.

Friday, February 2nd, 6:00-8:30 pm

Pawling Central Middle School

6:00 pm check-in

6:15 to 7:00 1st workshop        

7:15 to 8:00 2nd workshop

8:00 - 8:30 - Enjoy authentic Stone Soup

Featuring Camille Ludington reading the original The Legend of Stone Soup, by Marcia Brown

To share in the tradition of the legend of Stone Soup, please bring a vegetable to add to the pot. (Suggestions: carrots, green beans, cannellini beans, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, uncooked elbow pasta, potatoes, celery, etc.)

Register for TWO 45 minute workshops. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult in the workshop room. (a great opportunity for family members to do things together) Register early as space and supplies for some workshops are limited.

Here are several ways to register.

  1. Call the Middle School office at: (845) 855-4653
  2. Send a fax to: (845) 855-4134
  3. Send an email to:
  4. Visit and click on the “Community” tab and then the Stone Soup page to register online.
  5. Use the coupon below and send it in to school with your child.
  6. Send your coupon via mail to: Pawling Central Middle School, 80 Wagner Dr.  Pawling, NY 12564 Attn: Stone Soup

Register ASAP as space may be limited and materials may need to be gathered. Some workshops require a small fee for materials. Please pay this fee to the host when you enter the workshop room. Small bills are appreciated!

NAME of PARTICIPANT: ____________________

Check one:     (  )  Adult  (  )  Child:

(If under 14, name of parent or guardian attending with child):


 What two workshops would you like to attend?








Stone Soup Pot

Stone Soup Workshop Descriptions

Calligraphy - New for 2018!   

Host: Caroline Quentin - This workshop will introduce you to the wonderful art of lettering and calligraphy. We will go through some essential fonts and proper usage of a calligraphy pen as well as invitation and letter formatting. We look forward to having you here! For ages 12 and up. No fee.

 Catapult Building with Boy Scouts - Back By Popular Demand - 2018!

Host: Pawling’s Boy Scout Troop 34 will lead participants in constructing catapult kits! Kit includes laser-cut wood parts, dowels, and rubber bands. Each participant will build and take home their own catapult. The scouts will also talk to the participants about scouting and all that it can offer. Limited seating, please sign up early. Suitable for ages 6 – 12.  Fee: $4.00         


Host: Cherie Ingraham - Clay is a way back to nature. In this clay making workshop sponsored by The Chuckie Goodnight Foundation for The Environment, you'll be creating a Raccoon that will be surprisingly realistic. No experience necessary. Limited seatingSuitable for all ages. Fee $2.00.

Cooking With Olive Oil  New Recipes for 2018                        

Host – The Blue Olive. The Blue Olive is returning to Stone Soup with a demonstration of two delicious recipes; a Bruschetta and a sausage and pepper pasta dish, highlighting their extra virgin olive oils and exquisite vinegars by co-owner and one of our favorite “foodies” John Canevari. John will also be discussing the uses of olive oil as an integral part of healthy cooking. Suitable for all ages. No fee.

Crocheting Clinic – 3rd year 

Host – Courtney Sheeran- Get help, brush up your skills, learn some new stiches (double-single stitch), learn to make intricate projects as well as some super simple techniques. Bring your own crochet hooks and yarn. Some will be on hand if needed.  Suitable for all ages.   No Fee unless you need a crocheting hook.

Cupcake Decoration - Limited Seating - Sign up early    - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP - Please choose another workshop

Host: Deb Patchey - You can learn how to make beautiful and fun cupcakes. Mrs. Patchey will be demonstrating how to make an adorable Vanilla Tiger and a Chocolate Oreo Owl. If you have an icing bag or tips you are welcome to bring them, but they are not necessary. Each participant will be able to design one of each of the two cupcakes. Limited seating. Suitable for all ages.  

Dance! Dance! Dance!

*Parents do not need to accompany their children to this workshop.

Host: Pawling High School Varsity Dance Team – Get your dance on! Students from the Pawling High School's Varsity Dance Team will work with children teaching dance moves and technique, including a short dance routine. Learn the latest Hip Hop moves as well as jazz and some classics too!  Ages 5 - 12. No fee.

Family Sing Along with Miss Chasanoff & Mrs. Walsh

Host: Brianne Chasanoff & Nancy Walsh– Children, with their parents, grandparents, guardians, will sing along with familiar music with Pawling Elementary School Music teacher and recording artist Brianne Chasanoff & Pawling Kindergarten teacher/singer-guitarist Nancy Walsh. There will also be an opportunity to try some percussion with jingle sticks, jingle bells and rhythm sticks. All ages, especially young children.  No fee.

Irish Dancing!  New for 2018!

Hosts: Christina & Kaitlyn Deierlein. Here’s an opportunity to learn about and try Irish dancing. In addition to learning some basic Irish dance steps, you’ll also learn about why the women wear wigs and fancy dance costumes. It’s a wonderful culture for all ages and not limited only to females. At the conclusion of the workshop Kaitlyn will give a demonstration. Appropriate for all ages, no fee.

Karate  - Very sorry, but the people who have been hosting Karate are unable to participate this year.                           

Knitting Clinic                                       

Hosts: Caroline Bennett - Get help with your own project, learn new techniques, or simply learn the basics of knitting. Bring your own needles if you have them, yarn is available. *Knitting needles will be available for purchase. Suitable for all ages, no fee, unless you need needles

Lego Mania   11th Year! Always packed!                          

Host: David Roberts - Got Legos?  Bring your spare bricks. We’ll make new things, create new worlds, explore new territories, and build new empires. If anyone not attending the workshop would like to donate some of their old Legos, this group will put them to good use!  Suitable for all ages. No fee.

Sign Language   New for 2018 - Bilingual                        

Host: Dennise Sisalima – Beginner class in American Sign Language. You will learn to sign your name, some emotions as well as greetings you use on a daily basis. After we practice the sign language you've learned we'll play some games; Guess Who? Facial and Charades.  Suitable for all ages. No fee.

The Legend of Stone Soup Brought To Life with Children        

*Parents do not need to accompany their children to this workshop.

Host: Camille Ludington - Several local student actors and actresses will be portraying the characters in the book as Mrs. Ludington reads the story to all the Community Fest participants as they enjoy their soup. But we'll need some additional children to portray the townspeople in the story. This workshop will prepare the children for their performance on the Pawling Middle School stage at 8pm. Suitable for ages 5 – 9. (Session 2 only) No fee.

Valentine’s Card Extravaganza 3rd Year

Host: Michelle Rivas assisted by several Pawling High School students. Let’s get in the mood for a little Valentine’s Day fun! Learn how to create some fanciful Valentine’s Day cards using your imagination. Each participant can make up to two valentines. Bring a small photo of yourself to incorporate into your card. All Ages, Supply Fee $2.00.

Yoga for Children New for 2018! - Cancelled Due To Illness

Host: Jen Pehmoeller: Join in a session of gentle movements that enhance flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and body awareness.  Focus will be on developing a sense of calmness and relaxation.  Wear comfortable clothing! Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel and a water bottle. Suitable for ages 5 – 12. No fee.

Yoga for Teens & Adults - New for 2018!
Host:  Terry Ariano – Yoga teacher for  Pawling Recreation Dept. First, energize the body and mind with gentle postures leading up to more energizing poses. Then prepare for some relaxing guided meditation and deep relaxation which will leave you feeling energized, calm and mentally focused!  Bring, water, a yoga mat or beach towel, and wear comfortable clothing.  Suitable for teens and adults.  All levels of fitness are welcome to attend. No fee.

Online Registration - Stone Soup Community Fest