Normally, the Third Street Center is a hub of energy on wintery, Wednesday evenings as our community gathers to learn from expert speakers, have meaningful conversations, and share tea and cookies during the Naturalist Nights speaker series. In 2021, Naturalist Nights is going virtual! Though we aren’t able to gather in-person, you can still expect the same educational, whimsical experience as you hear from our line-up of incredible presenters covering topics such as the massive 2020 fire season, Indigenous agriculture practices, and the elusive Canada lynx.

To explore our 2021 speaker line-up and pre-register for each virtual event, visit the Naturalist Nights page – all events will take place on Thursday evenings this year. Below we’ve listed a few tea and cookies pairings for you to recreate the experience at home! We also encourage you to support the local businesses who traditionally supply treats for Naturalist Nights including Bonfire Coffee, Village Smithy, and Two Leaves and a Bud.

Homemade Gingerbread Cookies & Lemon Tea

On a cold, snowy evening, the gingersnap’s spicey profile will be perfectly balanced with tart from a fresh cup of lemon tea, and is certain to warm you up. Choose between a soft, gooey cookie or a classic ginger snap – both are sure to please!

Shortbread Cookies & Green Tea, Jasmine, or Earl Grey

A shortbread cookie always pairs wonderfully with a cup of calming tea! You can keep it classic with this easy shortbread cookie recipe or spice it up by adding cranberry, orange, and white chocolate.

Fudgy Chocolate Cookies & Peppermint Tea

A peppermint and chocolate pairing is a classic treat! Fill your home with the sweet smell of chocolate cookies while steeping a warm cup of peppermint tea. These fudgy brownie cookies check off all the boxes: easy to bake, easy to clean up, and absolutely delicious.

Click here to register and join us live via Zoom or Facebook every other Thursday evening, with tea and cookies in hand!

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