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New Meetup: Lawrenceville's Joy of Cookies Tour

From: Liselle
Sent on: Sunday, November 1, 2009 8:35 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Pittsburgh Chick Lit Book Club!

What: Lawrenceville's Joy of Cookies Tour

When: December 5,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
St. Augustine's Church
3600 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

A small group of us went to this last year and had a blast! Let's meet at 11 in front of St. Augustine's Church at 37th St. and Butler St. You'll see below that there is a Cookie Mall in the church hall. Last year we got there at the end of the day and it was time for it to close. We'll plan to stop somewhere for lunch midday. Read below for the info from the website. At some point, they will be posting the brochure with the list of participating merchants. I will post it on here as soon as it's available.

Lawrenceville merchants will serve up tasty samples of cookies to visitors during the tenth annual Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour, Thursday December 3 through Sunday December 6, 2009, at participating stores along Butler Street, Penn Avenue, 43rd, 44th, and Hatfield Streets.

Merchants invite visitors to experience the many fabulous, independently-owned shops, galleries, and boutiques that offer a range of unique, eclectic, and handcrafted treasures perfect for gift giving. The tour offers the ?un-mall? experience for discerning shoppers who don?t want to settle for unoriginal gifts: extraordinary and rare items to please every age and style, cookie sampling, and eateries that offer great food and a place to relax, all among the historic, artistic, friendly neighborhood feel of Lawrenceville. While shopping, visitors can nibble on samples of home-baked cookies at 21 different shops and take home free recipes for their own baking. Cookies will be baked by Bernadette Ogurchak of Heaven?s Scent Pastries.

Hours of this tour on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, visitors can catch a trolley cruising the neighborhood from 34th to 55th Streets and side streets in between. Also on Saturday, visitors can attend a Cookie Mall bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Augustine's Church, located on 37th and Butler. The bake sale, organized by the Lawrenceville Rotary, will benefit local community groups.

A list of participating businesses and restaurants/coffee shops (?Take-A-Break? stops) will be available on a map.

The Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour began in 1997 as a holiday open house at Jay Design Soaps & Gifts. Driven by a spirit of collaboration among the merchants, the event grew to include more than a dozen Lawrenceville merchants, with cookies added in 2000. Today, the Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour expects over 3,000 attendees.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Pgh-Chick-Lit-Book-Club/calendar/11759917/

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