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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

OENOPHILES ONLY: SUPER TUSCAN WINE DINNER AT ROUGE
February 9th, Thursday 6:30PM

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi. Luce della Vite. Villa Sandi. And a limited amount of Ornellaia. These are the exceptional wines that Folio Fine Wine Partners has offered up for Rouge’s Master of Cuisine, Chef William Merelle to create beautifully paired cuisine. Shane Lessard from Folio will be there with a wealth of information to guide diners through the night. Restricted availability of chosen wines, seating is limited and reservations required. $150 (plus tax & gratuity)
Rouge Restaurant. 3 Center Street. West Stockbridge MA. 413.232.4111
While in West Stockbridge discover our favorite things!

JUMPFEST: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
February 10th, Friday 7PM

The opening event of the 91st Annual Jumpfest is a night-time jump-off under the stars. The jumpers—unhampered by judges and points—look only to land a bulls eye target to win big. But the real fun ensues with the Human Dog Sled Races in which teams of six slightly crazy folks careen around a 3 mile course—entertainment and hullabaloo ensue.

SATURDAY AT JUMPFEST
February 11th, Saturday All Day

Starting with the Junior Jumpers on the 20 and 30 meter hills at 9am, cheer on these youngsters as they lift off into the air!
Satre Ski Hill. 80 Indian Cave Road. Off Rte 44. 860.850.0080.

Practice for the big jumpers on the Olympic Level 55-meter jump begins at 11am with the competition commencing at 1pm. Enjoy the warming bonfires around the grounds, Lagunitas beer and great food at the Cook Shack! $15, Free for 12 & Under
Satre Ski Hill. 80 Indian Cave Road. Off Rte 44. 860.850.0080.

Meanwhile, two nationally renowned Ice Carvers will be demonstrating their craft on the White Hart Inn Green from 11am-3PM. Free
The White Hart. 15 Under Mountain Road. Salisbury CT. 860.435.0030

And don’t miss the SWSA Snow Ball Dance from 8pm-midnight featuring the area’s favorite band, The Nice Ones!
Lakeville Firehouse Annex. 4 Brook Street. Lakeville CT. 860.435.9981
While in Lakeville discover our favorite things!

LOVE POTION: THE SPIRITS OF LOVE AT LICHFIELD DISTILLERY
February 11th, Saturday 7-10PM

Litchfield Distillery, Ciesco Catering and Litchfield Jazz are teaming up to produce a Valentine’s Day to remember with all proceeds supporting music education and scholarships at the Litchfield Jazz Camp. The event will begin with hors d’ooeuvres and a Litchfield Distillery Signature Cocktail and progress into live jazz, dancing and dinner. The Distillery is also treating guests to top-shelf wines and a tasting of their own products and Ciesco Catering’s luxurious menu with wrap up with Fascia’s Chocolates from Waterbury. Leave the flowers and presents at home—each guest will receive a rose and there will be a silent auction there as well! Come with your significant other, with friends or go stag—the event promises equal-opportunity fun. And the dress code? “Fabulous.” 50% of your ticket will be tax deductible. $125
Litchfield Distillery. 569 Bantam Road. Litchfield CT. 860.361.6503

SUNDAY AT JUMPIEST
February 12th, Sunday 11AM

A spot on the Junior National Team at stake, the Eastern US Ski Jumping Championships feature the future! Practice begins at 11AM with the main competition at 1PM. $15, Free for those under 12
Satre Ski Hill. 80 Indian Cave Road. Off Rte 44. 860.850.0080.
While in Salisbury discover our favorite things!

VIGOROUS VEGETATION: THE SECRET SEX LIFE OF PLANTS
February 12th, Sunday 2-4PM

The Trustees are hosting a titillating Valentine’s Day inspired talk to learn about the fascinating world of reproduction in plants. Just like humans, each one is a little bit different; from asexual plants to self pollinating plants. All will be covered in this fun talk. $15, $9 Members
Bartholomew’s Cobble. Sheffield MA. 413.298.3239 x3013
While in Sheffield discover our favorite things!


STAR TREKKING: SNOWSHOES, BEER & CHOCOLATE
February 14th, Tuesday 7-9PM

A fun take on the Valentine’s Day Dinner tradition for the active Berkshire resident. Enjoy an early evening self-guided snowshoe on Notchview’s beautiful woodland trails followed by a cozy evening in the warmth of the visitor center for curated tasting of beer and chocolate pairings! Pre-registration required. $20, $12 members.
Notchview. 83 Old Route 9, Windsor MA 413.684.0148



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