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Bread Builders: Build the Oven, Bake the Bread

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Program #15222RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
You will need to bring rubber boots for stomping clay and gloves for handling the clay as part of the oven construction. This is hands-on participation class. You should count on getting your hands and clothes messed up. Think about bringing your "cleanest dirty shirt". An apron for cooking classes is desirable.

Itinerary for Oct 6 — Oct 11, 2013

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Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown Eastport, ME and waterfront
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps.

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: call for details. 207-853-4877
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 06 - Arrival and Registration and Welcome
Note: Orientation and meet your instructors

Afternoon: Check into your assigned bed & breakfast. Your registration packet will be delivered by the program coordinator

Dinner: Vans will take you to an Eastport restuarant for dinner and orientation. You will meet the Bread Builders staff and get a preview of the baking and building objectives. You will be working with a highly skilled baking expert who will introduce to favorite bread recipes. The building of the clay oven will be completed under the supervision of a skilled masonary craftsman.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown Eastport, ME and waterfront
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps.

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: call for details. 207-853-4877
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 07 - Construction on Oven Begins and First Baking Clas...
Note: Stomping clay and enjoying the bread

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked New England breakfast at your inn.

Morning: You will be picked up by van at your inn and travel to the Bread Builders' class site to begin construction on the oven. Classes will begin with a study of traditional sourdough and demonstrations of how to capture the wild yeast of your own environment. After the bread has been started, the process of building the Quebec clay oven will begin. You will study the design to understand how it works and why the dimensions are key to the process. Be sure to bring your work gloves. We will be forming the basic framework for building our oven.

Lunch: Enjoy a catered picnic lunch. You may even get to sample the bread-of-the-day

Afternoon: Travel via vans to an organic farm and visit with the farmer who will give a scythe demonstration. You may want to experience the hands-on-feel yourself.

Dinner: Enjoy a dinner prepared by the staff at the Perry Grange in Perry. You will enjoy lively interaction with the Ladies of the Grange.

Evening: Visit with the wife of a local lobsterman who heads the family's seafood business. She's a business partner, a marine biologist, and a great story teller.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown Eastport, ME and waterfront
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps.

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: call for details. 207-853-4877
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 08 - New bread recipes and clay work begins
Note: Stomping clay, forming beautiful loaves of bread, and visiting the Canada's Campobelo Island, FDR's "summer cottage" and West Quoddy Head

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked New England breakfast at your inn.

Morning: You will be picked up by van at your inn. Classes continue at Bread Builders' work site. After today's bread ( a speciality you won't want to miss) has been started, construction of the clay oven framework will be the first order of the building project. It could get messy. Bring your rubber boots, your work gloves and a good pair of rubber gloves.

Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch. You will definitey get to sample breads you have been working with.

Afternoon: Travel by van to visit the West Quoddy Light and Museum, the eastern-most point of land in the continental U.S. You will enjoy spectacular views of a rugged coast overlooking Canadian Campobello Island and Grand Manan. Traveling on through Lubec, Maine, we will visit Roosevelt Cottage International Park on the Canadian island of Campobello Island, the summer home of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While at RCIP, we'll take the time to visit the bog with a resident naturalist.

Dinner: Enjoy a delicious home cooked chowder supper prepared by a group of local ladies you won't want to miss.

Evening: Enjoy a free evening exploring Eastport after dark,

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown Eastport, ME and waterfront
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps.

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: call for details. 207-853-4877
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 09 - Some surprises in the kitchen, oven starts to tak...
Note: Oven Taking Shape!

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked New England breakfast at your inn.

Morning: You will be picked up at your in by the van for a continuation of classes at the Bread Builders' site. Today's bread will take a look at artisan breads--inventing recipes, free forms, and new textures. After the bread has been started, oven builders will get back to the working clay, water, and straw of oven construction. It's going to get even messier, but it's going to take shape and we'll be having a lot of fun..

Lunch: Enjoy lunch on your own in Eastport before we depart on the schooner..

Afternoon: We'll sail aboard the schooner Ada C. Lore enjoying the sites of Head Harbor Passage. while hoping to interact with the abundant marine life--whales, seals, porpoise, and eagles and seabirds.

Dinner: Surprise supper party in Eastport catered by one of Maine's best ethnic restaurants.

Evening: Live entertainment

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown Eastport, ME and waterfront
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps.

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: call for details. 207-853-4877
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 10 - Finishing touches and review of week's progress.
Note: "Cooking With Fire" Workshop

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked New England breakfast at your inn.

Morning: Return to Bread Builders building site for final details on finshing the clay oven and to gather plans and recipes.

Lunch: Lunch will be served at an exclusive Eastport location.

Afternoon: Get ready for lots of fun with the class that pulls all of the information you've gathered all week in a class with an authentic oven builit by a previous class. "Cooking with Fire" will highlight the use of the clay oven, . Your instructor is an expert in the field, as well as an experienced bread builder himself..

Dinner: Graduation festivities.

Dinner: We enjoy a pizza supper prepared in the clay oven.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 11 - Leisurely breakfast and fond farewells
Note: Saying Goodbye

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty home-cooked breakfast at your B&B.

Morning: After a leisurely breakfast at your B&B, and after bidding farewell to new found firends, spend some time exploring Eastport's scenic charms--those things you've seen all week but never got the chance to investigate.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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