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Wine Dinner at Hotel on North - Pittsfield, MA

Mar 23, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 Hotel On North, 297 North Street Pittsfield, MA
Hotel on North and Spirited Wines present Wines of Portugal. Enjoy a perfectly paired 4-course dinner crafted by Executive Chef Ron Reda and Sommelier Dan Thomas. Afterwards, enjoy a stand-up port tasting with desserts, cheese, and nuts.
Time: Reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a 3-course dinner at 7 p.m

Stone Mountain April Is For Us Fools Wine Dinner - Brownfield, ME

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road Brownfield, ME
You walk in and start with wine and appetizers in the Quisisana Barn. Seating for dinner in the main hall will follow. Next comes musical entertainment by the Stone Mountain crew. Wine critic Mario Abanadanza will guide you through the wines and hefty platters of food.
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: $80 including concert, 5-course dinner, 5 wines, and tax.
Telephone: 207-935-7292


Eat Drink RI Festival 2017 - Providence, RI

Apr 26, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Various locations Providence, RI
April 26. Fiestaval. This VIP experience will introduce the next The Backyard Food Company product with custom cocktails and small bites. Details to come. 6-8 p.m.
April 27. Dinner by Dames Five at Skyline at WaterPlace. This dining experience brings together Rhode Island’s most talented women chefs. $150. 6-10 p.m.
April 28. Truck Stop to benefit the RI Food Bank at the Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave, Providence. Twenty-one food trucks. This event is a benefit for the Food Bank. $75. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
April 29. Grand Tasting at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Sabin Street, Providence. samplings of over sixty locally produced beer, wine & spirits, as well as an abundance of local food artisans. $75. Noon to 4 p.m.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website

Newport Craft Beer Festival 2017 - Newport, RI

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Hwy., and Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell Street Newport, RI
Two days of beer tasting, live music and food. The festival presents brews from 35 of the nation’s top breweries with more than 200 beers. Three sessions are offered. First is a VIB session on Friday, 8-10 p.m., at the Newport Storm Brewery. Intimate setting. Presenting some beers from festival brewers not available on Saturday. $35.
Two Saturday sessions are on the Lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Each brewery sends staff members so that guests may learn first-hand about each beer from people who help make them. $45
Time: See description above
Admission: See description above

Vermont Maple Festival 2017 - St. Albans, VT

Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Main Street St. Albans, VT
Celebrate the maple season in this remote and beautiful corner of Vermont with live entertainment; a fiddling show; cooking demos; tastings of beer, cider, and mead; sugarhouse tours; pancake breakfasts; an antique show; a carnival; a giant parade on April 30 at noon; and a craft show. What can you eat? maple creemees, maple sugar-on-snow, maple cotton candy, and much more. Parade route
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 802-524-5800

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival 2017 - Newport, RI

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Bowen's Wharf Marina, at 1 Bowen's Landing Newport, RI
Rhode Island has 45 oyster farms! Each farm cultivates its own flavors, so this festival is your chance to savor 13 kinds of oysters. Growers will be shucking and local restaurants will be serving food under festival tents. Shuckig contest is held Sunday at 3 p.m. Enjoy live music Saturday and Sunday.
Time: May 19 (opening night benefit party, 6-8:30 p.m.; May 20 and 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Opening night, $150; Saturday and Sunday, $25

Food, Wine, Beer

Newport Restaurant Week - Newport, RI

Mar 27, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 Participating restaurants Newport, RI
Enjoy local chefs' skills at more than four dozen restaurants in Newport and Bristol Counties. Pre-fixe menus offer $16 three-course lunches and $35 three-course dinners.
Time: Meal
Admission: $16 three-course lunches and $35 three-course dinners.

Easter Chocolate Demo - Burlington, VT

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Lake Champlain Chocolates, 750 Pine Street Factory Store & Café Burlington, VT
Lake Champlain Chocolates will present a free chocolate demo led by artist Emily McCracken. McCracken has been sculpting with chocolate for over ten years, routinely creates chocolate works of art for LCC’s three company stores and was recently featured on the Food Network for creating a working cuckoo clock. Seating is limited so you should to arrive early.
Time: 2 p.m.
Telephone: 800-465-5909

New Haven Restaurant Week - New Haven, CT

Apr 2, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 Participating restaurants New Haven, CT
This twice-a-year celebration of New Haven's cuisine culture is an opportunity for diners to experience limited-time, discounted menus at some of the city's most celebrated eateries. Prices are $17 for lunch and $34 for dinner, Parking is $4 parking from 4 p.m. to midnight the Temple and Crown Street garages and the Shops at Yal (255 Crown Street) all week.
Time: Mealtimes


History on Tap - Falmouth, Barnstable, Sandwich, MA

Jan 18, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017 Various locations; see description Falmouth, Barnstable, Sandwich, MA
Grab a drink and enjoy some fascinating conversation with staff member of Heritage Museums & Gardens, who will bring interesting objects from the Museum’s collection to show and describe. Participation is free, and there are no reservations required. Food and drink purchases are each guest’s responsibility.
March 29 at The Pilot House, 14 Gallo Road, Sandwich
Time: 5-6 p.m.

History on Tap presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens - Sandwich, MA

Mar 29, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017 Pilot House Restaurant, 14 Gallo Road Sandwich, MA
Grab a drink and enjoy some fun conversation staff from Heritage Museums & Gardens abut bring interesting objects from the Museum’s collection. See a piece of the past that most Museum visitors don’t have the opportunity to see and join the discussion.
Time: 5-6
Admission: Free
Telephone: 508-888-3300


First Thursday Concert at Shelburne Vineyards - Shelburne, VT

Apr 6, 2017 - Apr 6, 2017 Shelburne Vineyard, 6308 Shelburne Rd Shelburne, VT
The exquisite sounds of the Rose Street Collective will reverberate through the vines. This crew of musicians weaves contemporary renditions of classical Jazz tunes. Food by everyone's favorite Pierogi queen, Luiza's Homemade With Love
Time: 6-9 p.m.

Science & Nature

Sharks & Brews - Montpelier, VT

Mar 29, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017 Onion River Sports, 26 Main Street Montpelier, VT
Shark biologist Lindsay Graff breaks down the misconceptions about one of the world’s most critical marine species. Enjoy a beer as Graff shows photos, videos, and stories from her international shark research and work with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in Cape Cod. 
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 802-229-9409


Storytelling Dinner at Corner House Inn - Center Sandwich, NH

Feb 2, 2017 - May 25, 2017 Corner House Inn, 22 Main Street Center Sandwich, NH
Storytelling is one of the oldest of the cultural arts - a most enjoyable and entertaining way to experience our rich history and heritage of folktales. The Corner House Inn invites you to its 29th season of great storytelling dinners. Come join us for a great night of well spun narratives along with a complete dinner, drink, dessert and coffee. Dates: February 2, 9, 16, 23 Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. $21.95
Time: Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Admission: $21.95


Connecticut Coast & Country Winter Wine Trail 2017 - Guilford, Wallingford, CT

Jan 12, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Bishop's Orchards, Paradise Hills Vineyard, Gouveia Vineyards Guilford, Wallingford, CT
Three Connecticut wineries are participating in this winter wine trail. Celebrate fine wines at three Connecticut wineries: Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery in Guilford, Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery in Wallingford, and Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford. Winter Wine Trail will feature grand prizes, like spa packages, resort & hotel stays, wine packages, and gift certificates to local restaurants. Passports for the Wine Trail may be picked up at any of the participating wineries. Visit each winery before April 2 and get your passport stamped. To be eligible to win, you must visit all three of the participating wineries and vineyards. Passports must be submitted to a winery by April 2. No purchase is necessary to receive a passport or get it stamped.
Time: Consult wineries' websites
Admission: No cost to participate in wine trail

Mount Washington Valley Chili CookOff and 5K Run - North Conway, NH

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 North Conway Community Center and Gibson Center for Senior Services North Conway, NH
Sample dozens of different chilis and corn breads. Vote on your favorite for the title of People’s Choice. Then join in on the 5K organized by the White Mountain Milers to run off all those chili calories.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $15

Whisky Tasting - Ivoryton, CT

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 Copper Beeech Inn, 46 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
The evening will consist of Scottish whiskies paired with food by Chef Carlos Cassar. Nigel Manley, an expert in whisky, will give a presentation on the history and craft of “Uisge Beatha” – the water of life. The evening will feature four Scottish whiskies. Seating is limited and reservations are required. All profits will benefit the Ivoryton Illuminations Holiday Lights Fund.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $80 per person
Telephone: 860-767-0330