ELLINWOOD — Celebrating the cool, crisp fall air and marking the beginning of the holiday season, Ellinwood will hold its annual Holiday Open Haus with events ranging from an art show to gift wrapping to retail sales. It will be held from noon to 4 p.m. today.
Some of the events for the day include an Art and Vendor Show at the Historic Wolf Hotel. There will be vendors selling such items as home made crafts, candles and purses.
“People can do advance Christmas shopping,” said Kelli Penner, manager of the Wolf Hotel. They will have seven local artists. Included in those will be Robert Penner-ink drawings; Judy Schartz-oil painting; Kelli Penner-photography; Todd Fox-oil painting; Debra Schneweis-water color; Voila Hess-oil paintings; Kristine Aguilar-acrylic paintings; and work by Kaycee Neirmeier.
Rejuvenation Day Spa, 504 E. Santa Fe, will have refreshments, a complimentary aqua massage and new arrivals in its boutique, including wreaths. “We have neat gifts for adults and children,” said Sharon Schartz, Rejuvenation’s owner.
“The aqua massage is new this weekend,” said Schartz. Aqua massage requires no undressing or oils and water pressure and heat relax, relieve and rejuvenate.
The individual lays facedown on the table. “A mat protects you from water,” said Schartz. “You can control how you want pressure.”
The massage is from the neck to the feet.
“It has the same benefit as massage but with a different technique,” said Schartz. It takes less time than a regular massage and costs about the same as a 30 minute massage at Rejuvenation.
The Calvary Baptist Youth will hold a bake sale and gift wrapping fundraiser at the Fire Escape, 19 N. Main.
The United Methodist Women will sell Delectable Desserts at $5 per plate from 1-5 p.m.
Finally, Kimple Flooring and Gifts will open for the first time under new ownership. Mark and Cassie Batchman have opened a location at 106 N. Main.