Thursday, October 30, 2014

Plainfield Residents Look Forward to Wine Tasting, Candlelight Christmas

Festival of the Vines features tasting stations, wine experts, appetizers and a cash bar.

The busiest time of the year will soon be upon us, which means that there are a handful of seasonal events brewing in the lovely town of Plainfield! Coming up in November, Plainfield residents can anticipate a wine tasting, as well as a local holiday celebration. Read further to learn more!

November 25th: Festival of the Vines Wine Tasting
For an exciting night out on the town, venture to nearby Joliet’s Rialto Square Theatre for their famed wine tasting event! Attendants are invited to come sip and sample an impressive array of wines at the Theatre’s various tasting stations. Experts will be on-hand to lend information about the wine’s styles, flavors, and origins, and tasters will also be treated to appetizers and a cash bar. Invite a group of friends to join you for a night of laughs and drinks, or go with your spouse for a well-deserved date night! Either way, the Vines Wine Tasting is a fantastic way to liven up any week.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blountville Folk Anticipate Downtown Christmas Celebration & Small Business Saturday

The Christmas Open House features Santa Claus, carolers, specials and more.
Photo via Historic Downtown Bristol Christmas Open House facebook event page.

Stay busy this month by checking out all of the awesome events going on in Blountville’s neighboring town of Bristol! From a holiday special to a fun way to support the community, there is plenty to choose from when planning your weekly calendar. Read further to find out what’s in store for you in November!

November 24th: Downtown Christmas Open House
The holiday season is nearly upon us, and Bristol is helping folks to get in the spirit! Come on down to State Street for the town’s annual Christmastime celebration, which will surely make for memories that will last a lifetime. Santa Claus will be there to listen to wish lists and take pictures, and carolers will be livening up the streets with their cheerful songs. Many local establishments will have their doors open late so visitors can stop by anytime, and there will also be a handful of specials at eateries and bars. With so much to offer, it’s clear that Bristol’s Christmas Open House will be enjoyed by all who attend. Stop by for a fun time!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Stay Hungry, Greensboro: November’s City Market & Food Tours

The City Market features live music, fresh food and artisan goods.
Photo via The City Market website.

In addition to their impressive art scene, Greensboro is also a foodie paradise! November alone boasts two culinary celebrations that will surely appeal to a variety of appetites. Read further to learn more!
November 20th: The City Market
You’ll never want to drag your feet through another boring grocery store again once you take a trip to Greensboro’s City Market! Located on Barnhardt Street on the third Thursday of every month, this open air market features live music, fresh food, and artisan goods from local craftsman. The best part about the market is that each month showcases new products – from the seasonal produce selection to the handmade art pieces, shoppers will never know what to expect from the vendors – and that’s a good thing! Test out a new recipe with ingredients from Greensboro’s very own farms, or surprise your loved one with a unique painting from one of the participating artists! Coming up in November, musical group The Zinc Kings will be performing, ensuring that the market will remain vibrant and lively for all who stop by. Whether you’re drawn in by the friendly atmosphere or the unbeatable offerings, one thing is for sure – the City Market is a must!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

November in Valparaiso Includes Classes at Taltree & Hollidaze Craft Show

Pendant wire wrapping class offered at Taltree Arboretum for beginners and experienced.
Photo via Taltree Arboretum's website.

Looking for something to do this weekend? No problem – thanks to all the exciting events going on in Valparaiso, residents are having no trouble staying busy! Coming up in November, Valpo will feature both a do-it-yourself jewelry course and a craft show. Read further to learn more!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Grove City, OH Offers Something for Everyone this November

The Fall Bazaar features over 200 unique vendor booths.
Photo via Grove City High School Bands website.

This November, there’s something for everyone in Grove City! We’ve compiled a line-up of unique events and activities that you won’t want to miss:

…for YOU
Plan to be in the Evans Computer Lab on Thursday, November 6th at 1:00 pm to learn about home skin care, effective spa treatments and the surgical procedures that can freshen your appearance. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to make sure your skin reflects your internal beauty and health and participate in an informal discussion lead by surgeon Dr. K. Roxanne Grawe. For more information about this Grove City parks and recreation activity, call (614) 277-3050.

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.