Chocolate, Cheese & Wine – with Books!

Our annual sale of gently used books is back with even more to offer this year. Don’t miss this fun night out!  There will be no used book room at the Holiday Faire this year so this event is your only chance to get some great previously-loved books for a bargain price while supporting Meadowbrook.

chocolate_wine_book_saleWhen:   Thursday, Nov 12  from 6-9 pm &
Friday, Nov 13 from 8:30-11 am
& 6 -9 pm  - Click here to RSVP!

Where:  Earth Care Farm (The Loft)
89A Country Drive
Charlestown, RI 02813

Suggested Donation: $10 (at door)


MWS parents Jill Dockray and Erica LePore have once again collected tons of amazing used books and are spending countless hours sorting them to make browsing easier for you. They will have chocolate, cheese, and wine to enjoy while you shop so come with your wish list or find something unexpected. As always, there will be hundreds of used books by fabulous authors in all genres for both children and adults and Jill and Erica will be on hand to help with book suggestions. If you love books, you’ll love this event.  Everyone loves chocolate, cheese and wine so you really can’t go wrong!

This year the event includes a book signing by local author, Jeanine Silversmith.  Pick up your copy of the Rhode Island Family Hiking Guide along with some other GREAT holiday gifts, including food gift baskets and simple DIY centerpieces to give to a friend or keep for yourself.

All proceeds benefit the Meadowbrook Waldorf School.  See you there!

This is part of our annual fundraising associated with the Holiday Faire coming up on November 21st.


A Quiet Place in a Busy World

holiday_faire_quiet_momentA Quiet Place in a Busy World

Our theme this year for our 17th Annual Holiday Faire is “A Quiet Place in a Busy World”. As parents, we all feel the challenge of finding balance in managing our day-to-day lives. And for many of us, this balancing act gets trickier around the holidays.   It is difficult to carve out quiet, meaningful moments during a season filled with travel, social obligations, concerts and recitals, and unbridled gift giving.

Balancing joy with reverence, or action with reflection, is a characteristic of Waldorf Education. In our school, the children’s days are spent learning both indoors and outside, academic subjects are suffused with artistic activity, and seatwork is offset by physical activity. The bar is set high for achievement and personal responsibility, but there are equivalent expectations for empathy and collaboration.

Holiday_Faire_readingThe Holiday Faire strives for a balanced experience.

Given our long record of encouraging equilibrium, it is not surprising that our Holiday Faire strives for balance. It is certainly a joyful, lively event, but there are many quiet moments for families to enjoy together. There is the wonder of the Crystal Cave, and the dreamy marionette performance for the youngest among us. For the older children there are crafts and candle dipping. For adults there is the new Parenting Resource Room with parenting books, information on local goods and services, and a quiet space to share a picture book with your child. Finally, there is the opportunity to browse our outstanding Holiday Store to find beautiful, simple, meaningful gifts to share with friends and families.

Come and Visit us on November 21

We hope your family will join us on Saturday, November 21 and find this to be a beautiful and thoughtful way to start this joyful and contemplative holiday season.


Holiday Faire 2015 – Come and See!

holiday_faire_2015It is almost time for our 17th Annual Holiday Faire! This is a wonderful, free family event with crafts for all ages, music, children’s activities, gently used toys and books, and a stunning array of handcrafted and natural gifts for purchase. Please bring your family and friends to enjoy a beautiful day welcoming the holiday season.

Friday, November 20,  6 – 10 pm for adults to enjoy warm hospitality by the bonfire. The holiday store will open at 7 pm Friday evening providing an opportunity to shop out of sight of ‘little eyes’ for a wide range of unique gifts including high quality children’s items.  View up close and bid early on items in our online auction. The live auction is back this year so be sure to stay and bid on the wonderful items created by each of the MWS classrooms.

Saturday November 21, 10 am – 4 pm for families. Saturday is a festive family celebration with music and marionette shows and craft activities.  The hugely popular Crystal Cave, filled with tiny gnomes and twinkling lights will enchant young visitors and outside will be pony rides on our beautiful woodland campus.

Mark your calendar on Facebook so you don’t forget!

Come and see! Holiday Faire Location 300 Kingstown Road West Kingston, RI


Holiday Faire: Sewing Kits by Local Artist

holidayfaireartistWe are proud to feature eco-friendly, natural products by local artists.

We are excited to offer a line of handwork kits by local artist Cynthia Treen, from Pawtucket, RI.  She is the creator of Threadfollower, sewing kits that the customer uses to create adorable palm sized animal friends.

“Our goal is to foster stitching and handcrafting because making makes us happy and we want to share that joy with others!” – from

These sewing kits make an adorable Waldorf-Inspired gift!

These are the cutest wool felt sewing kits and we will have a variety in stock at our Holiday Faire store.  Cynthia uses locally sourced vendors and materials for her kits.  Her newest kits are for Felix and Charlotte Fox.  Clothing patterns for these animals are also available at her Etsy page for customers to add to their collection after the faire.

We will have 10 different varieties of animal kits and two types of barrette making kits available at the Faire store craft

More from Cynthia’s website:

“We also strive to create products that you can feel good about (inside and out) by using local resources, recycled materials, and by making thoughtful green choices in the design, development, and production of our products. Our kits fit in the palm of your hand, have small carbon footprints, and utilize local resources.”

Holiday Faire Poster