Master gingerbread house builder Kevin Kiley will once again kick off the gingerbread season in Boothbay Harbor with a free class on the fun art of gingerbread house construction.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, students young and old will receive failsafe recipes as well as tips on keeping walls upright and noncollapsing roofs and more. The class at the Opera House begins at 3 p.m. and is open to all ages. Those under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Past participants in this holiday warm-up class have gone on to construct winning entries in the annual Gingerbread Spectacular. This year’s Spectacular at the Opera House kicks off on Dec. 16 with an evening preview event and continues on Dec. 17-18. All Gingerbread Spectacular events are free and open to all.

There will be some hands-on gingerbread construction and house decorating as part of the class, as well as a library of resources for design and decorating ideas. Seasoned gingerbread house designers may also be on hand to share ideas.

While there is no charge for the class, participants are asked to register in advance by calling the Opera House at (207) 633-6855 or emailing their name and contact information to [email protected] Doors will open at 2:45 p.m. for the 3 p.m. class. Free parking in the Opera House parking lot.

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