Valentine’s Tea

Finger sandwiches, scones, lemon curd, clotted cream and dainty desserts are the edible icons of a traditional high tea. Not so traditional are male servers and a well-known card maker to make this a very special Valentine event. The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council will hold a Valentine’s Tea and card making event on Saturday, February 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. Traditional tea sandwiches, desserts and card making session are all part of this entertaining day. Creative Memories Consultant and long-time paper crafting instructor Cathy Downes will help guests make a handcrafted card to take home to their sweetheart.

Advance registration is required and there is limited seating available. The cost is $25 for members of the Arts Council and $30 for non-members. Ticket price includes two Small Works raffle tickets. The tea is part of a series of classes and events in support of the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s annual fundraising event “Small Works: Exhibition and Raffle,” proceeds benefit the Council’s operating funds, special programs and events. Pamela’s Heavenly Treats is the dessert sponsor providing mini velvet cupcakes and cookies for guests. Care to wear a whimsical hat? A prize will be given for “most creative chapeaux”.

Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, September through May, or by calling 410-758-2520, online, , or request via email at The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts. Visit us on the web at