Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Columbus, Ohio’s 2014 International Festival and Wildlights at the Zoo

The International Fest features ethnic food and gifts, a fashion show and more!
Photo via Columbus International Festival website.

Two exciting traditions return to Columbus, Ohio this November. Grab your calendar and pencil in some time for these two not-to-be-missed events:

International Festival
November 8th-9th
The 2014 Columbus International Festival will continue a 59 year tradition of bringing together the diverse cultural community in Central Ohio. The variety of vendors and exhibitors will offer everything from ethnic food and gifts to a fashion show and other live cultural entertainment. New and exciting features for 2014 include:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Reggae Music & Sweet Local Deals Come to Kent this November

This feel-good event will take place at several local bars, coffee shops, and eateries.
Photo via Reggae Meltdown Kent's Island Music Festival facebook page.
 
The seasons will soon be changing once again, which means it’s time to start getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year! Luckily, the charming town of Kent has plenty of ways for residents to stay busy until then. From Reggae Fest to a handful of local shopping deals, there is certainly much to look forward to in the next few weeks. Read further to learn more!

November 14th: Reggae Fest
Are you already feeling a little nostalgic for summer? Not to worry, because Kent is bringing a taste of the tropics right to downtown with Reggae Fest! This feel-good event will take place at several of Kent’s local bars, coffee shops, and eateries, where folks will be able to enjoy a meal while listening to the soulful sounds of reggae music. This year, key performers will include Gato’s Gullah Gumbo, Umojah Nation, Rhodes Street Rude Boys, and Tropidelic, among others. Meet up with friends at Bar 145 or Pufferbelly for an awesome show, or bring your grandchildren in order to expose them to one of the most unique styles of music! Either way, Reggae Fest is a wonderful way to beat the early cold weather blues.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Preparing Your Home for Winter Checklist

Make sure you have a warm, safe house when the temperature drops.

Don’t let the upcoming change in seasons catch you off-guard – instead, prepare yourself and your home by following the winter-proofing steps listed below. Whether you love a chill in the air or prefer to spend brisk evenings wrapped up in a blanket, you’ll be more than happy that you have a warm, safe house when the temperatures start to drop.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Streetsboro Residents Anticipate Wine Tasting & Craft Mart Adventures

The Grape Escape features wine, food and a scenic train ride.
Photo via Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's website.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Luckily, you won’t have to go far for fun thanks to all of the awesome events going on in and around Streetsboro this month. From an interactive wine tasting to a place to get your holiday shopping done, there is certainly lots to look forward to in November. Read further to learn more!

November 8th: “The Grape Escape” Wine Tasting Excursion 
For a wine tasting unlike any other, hop onboard to Cuyahoga Valley’s Ales on Rails Excursion! This two-hour train ride will take folks through the scenic hills of the Valley, where they will be treated to breathtaking views and comfortable accommodations. “The Grape Escape” tour will feature five various wines for attendants to sip and sample, all of which will be paired with delicious hors d’oeuvres. Expert chefs will be on-hand to explain each wine’s body, aroma, bouquet, and finish, ensuring that guests will leave feeling not only satisfied, but also knowledgeable. With such impeccable offerings, it’s clear that Ales on Rails is an excursion that should not be missed. Sign up today!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

This Month in Birmingham: Christmas Village Fest and ASFA Dance Show

 
Christmas Village Festival features 700 booths of goodies!
Photo via Christmas Village Festival facebook page.

Looking for something to do this weekend? No problem – thanks to all the exciting events going on in Birmingham, residents are having no trouble staying busy! Coming up in November, Birmingham will feature both a Christmas shopping extravaganza and an incredible dance performance. Read further to learn more!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

November in Springfield: Wingapalooza & Turkey Trot

Wingapalooza features a huge variety of wings and live music!
Photo via Wingapalooza facebook page.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? You’ll have plenty to choose from thanks to Springfield’s long list of events and activities! This month, the city is boasting a chicken wing extravaganza, as well as a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Read further to find out more!


November 8th: Wingapalooza
For a foodie fiasco unlike any other, venture over to Springfield’s Expo Center for the famed Wingapalooza event! Known as the oldest wing festival in the country, Wingapalooza will surely knock the socks off even the pickiest of tasters. With local contributors including the Rib Crib, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Big Whiskey’s and Famous Dave’s, it’s safe to say that folks will certainly have no trouble piling their plates high with a variety of flavors. Whether you prefer sweet honey mustard or red hot buffalo, you’ll surely be satisfied by the enormous wing selection. And, once you’ve eaten to your stomach’s content, be sure to catch some live music from Wingapalooza’s awesome bands!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Alton Brown from the Food Network Visits Knoxville

Aloon Brown's show features stand-up comedy, talk show antics, and more!
Photo via Tennessee Theatre website.

November is nearly here, which means it’s time to start getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year! Luckily, Knoxville has plenty of ways for residents to stay busy while they wait. From a hilarious performance from a Food Network star to the state’s largest craft guild, there is certainly much to look forward to in the next few weeks. Read further to learn more!