Registration is now open for the annual Creating Keepsakes Convention, or CKC, to be held in Manchester, NH Friday April 27th and Saturday April 28th at the Center of New Hampshire. This event is the only Creating Keepsakes event in New England, and is the premiere convention for classes, crops, and shopping in the Northeast.
Special Thursday-only events include the Scrapbook 100 Photos Album Workshop, the Preview Crop, and the Thursday Night Technique Workshop. Friday and Saturday are packed with class offerings from manufacturers such as Basic Grey and SEI, scrapbook retailers, and local instructors. Classes include everything from quick layouts to full albums and everything in between. Friday and Saturday nights each conclude with a crop from 7:00 to 11:30 PM. Class and crop registrations are a la carte, so you only pay for the classes you plan to take, rather than a flat registration fee.
The Vendor Faire will be open Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM, with 9:00 AM early entrance for Show Special attendees; and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. Many of the companies sponsoring classes will have vendor booths with merchandise available for purchase, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the weekend. Admission costs for the Vendor Faire are:
- Adults and children over 10: $10 at the door, $7 with a coupon downloadable the week of the event, or $6 if pre-ordered online
- Two-day pass: $13 (available only at the convention and not during online registration)
- Children 9 and younger: free
- Seniors over age 65: $7
- Military personnel and teachers can purchase tickets for $5 with appropriate ID
Register early because classes do fill up. Most classes are offered at multiple times each day, so you can find the best time to match your schedule. For more information and to register for classes, visit the CKC Manchester website.