Calendar of Events
Get your passport stamped at several tropical ports as you taste cocktails from Jamaica, Brazil, Cuba and more. In keeping with our vacation theme, this class will feature a walk around format that will allow more time for socializing with friends and other attendees. Classes are hands-on, with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. 734-276-3215. email@example.com http://www.tammystastings.com/shop [map]
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Please join VegMichigan for this fun and informative cooking class. Attendees will learn the nutritional aspects of a plant based diet and taste samples of the prepared food. Our presenters will discuss how easy it can be to transform a standard meal into a delicious plant-based (no meat or dairy) option. Registration is required, either on line or at the Customer Service Desk (734) 997-7500. All food demos vary monthly. Address: 990 West Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor
Whole Foods Ann Arbor, 990 Eisenhower Parkway. Free. 734-997-7500. www.vegmichigan.org [map]
You are cordially invited to join us for ITALY REDISCOVERED, Wednesday, February 20, 6pm. Explore unique wines from Italy not yet discovered by the general public. Reservations Required (888) 456-3463 (DINE)$65 each, all inclusiveInfo at: http://goo.gl/rhzOQ
Gratzi, 326 S. Main St. $65. 8884563463. firstname.lastname@example.org msventures.com [map]
Talk by local chiropractor Shannon Roznay.
7 p.m., Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration required. 975-4500. [map]
Every Thurs. Whole Foods staffers discuss wine. Tastings with cheese and appetizers. Topics includes "Reds of the Rhone" (Feb. 7), Shiraz (Feb. 14), "White Blends of the U.S." (Feb. 21), and Spanish wines (Feb. 28). Also, a Michigan beer tasting (Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m., prices vary), with a representative from Dark Horse Brewing Company.
5-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods wine bar, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $17. 997-7500. [map]
Enjoy four specially selected seasonal wines from the Quarter Bistro's cellar plus appetizers. 20% of proceeds benefit adult literacy. Call 734-879-1320 or email@example.com to make reservations. Pay at the door. Also: dine in any time on Feb 21 and 20% of your tab will go to Washtenaw Literacy's programs.
Quarter Bistro & Tavern, 300 S Maple Rd. Donation. $30. 734-879-1320. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.washtenawliteracy.org [map]
Produce Station wine director Jorge Lopez-Chavez and Mas de Daumas Gassac (France) representative Samuel Guibert lead tastings of 5 wines from the Languedoc region. With cheese pairings. Note: These events always sell out.
7-8:30 p.m., LePop Gallery, 101 N. Main. $15. localwineevents.com/events/detail/454854. [map]
Baked tilapia, beer-battered fried cod, salad, fries, beverages, and homemade cheesy potatoes, broccoli salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, and desserts.
4-7 p.m., St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 910 Austin Dr. (off Austin Rd. off W. Michigan Ave.), Saline. $10 (seniors age 60 & over, $9; kids ages 12 & under, $6). 944-7790. [map]
Every Fri., Feb. 15-Mar. 22. Fried Alaskan pollack, choice of potato or macaroni & cheese, salad bar, and beverage. Desserts available for a nominal additional charge. Beer & wine available for donation. Be prepared to stand in line, but the food is worth the wait.
4:30-7:30 p.m., Old St. Pat’s parish hall, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. at Northfield Church (3 miles north of Ann Arbor). $8 (seniors, $7; children 5-11, $6; children 4 & under, free). oldstpatrick-annarbor.com 662-8141. [map]
Every Fri. Feb. 15-Mar. 22. Homemade clam chowder, fried cod, baked tilapia, mac & cheese, green beans, roasted red potatoes, French fries, salad bar, cole slaw, rolls with butter, homemade desserts, Girl Scout cookies, and beverages.
5-7:30 p.m., St. Francis Parish Activities Center, 2250 E. Stadium. $9 (seniros age 62 & over, $8; kids age 6-11, $5; kids age 5 & under, free). 769-2550. [map]
5–8 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 14200 E. Old US-12, Chelsea. $10. 475–7561. [map]
All age 21 & over invited to visit several downtown restaurants to taste martinis created for the occasion.
7 p.m., begins at the Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. $40 in advance at annarborartcenter.org/content/artini-2013 by Jan. 17; $45 after Jan. 17. 994-8004. [map]
A WCPRC staffer demonstrates how to make maple syrup.
1 p.m. (families) & 3 p.m. (adults only), County Farm Park Field Operations bldg., Platt Rd. entrance. Free, but preregistration required. 971-6337, ext. 334.
Every Sat., Feb. 9-Mar. 30. Cooking demos by chefs from local restaurants, including Grizzly Peak (Feb. 9), Melange (Feb. 16), Lena (Feb. 23), Tios (Mar. 2), The Melting Pot (Mar. 9), Gratzi (Mar. 16), Habana Cellar Lounge (Mar. 23), and Conor O’Neill’s (Mar. 30). Tastings.
2-4 p.m., Cherry Republic, 223 S. Main. Free. 585-5231. [map]
Menu includes salad, chicken cacciatore, lasagna, pastas, pizza, marinara and Alfredo sauces, beverages and dessert. Silent auction. Proceeds benefit a Habitat for Humanity project to renovate 2 homes to sell at affordable prices to qualified buyers.
4:30-7 p.m., DUMC, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. $9 (seniors, $8; kids ages 5-12, $5, kids 4 & under, free.) 426-8480. [map]
Buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, and raffles.
5:30 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. Tickets $65 (includes membership) in advance by Feb. 15 at washtenawpf.org. Reservations required. 740-7300. [map]
All women invited to try some 30-40 wines made by women winemakers. Also, light appetizers.
7-9 p.m., Vinology, 110 S. Main. $45 (plus tax & tip). Reservations recommended. 222-9841. [map]