January 4 and January 18 Broken Wheels Square Dance
How are your dancing skills? Want to improve them in the new year? Join the Broken Wheel Square Dance Club of Kirtland in Modern Western Style Square Dancing and Round Dancing. Read more
January 11 LaMalfa Bridal Experience
Enjoy an evening out full of the latest in bridal trends, great food, entertainment and dancing! Read more
January 12 Coffeehouse Concert-Denny Carleton and Friends
Iconic singer-songwriter Denny Carleton brings some of Cleveland’s most talented musicians with him to perform a variety of musical genres from classic rock and folk to gospel. Read More
January 26 Chili Con Comedy Improv
Audiences will laugh and be amazed at the wit and humor of young actors as they incorporate suggestions and chance into live performance. Read More
Chili Con Carne Improv Group
Food and Wine
December 31 New Years at Lawnfield Inn and Suites and Skye Restaurant
Skye’s chefs will bid adieu to 2012 and welcome 2013 with an outstanding five-course meal, which includes champagne, live music, party favors, overnight stay in a lovely suite, parking and breakfast the next morning.
December 31 New Years Eve at Grand River Cellars
Eat to your heart’s content at the large buffet dinner, snack table, and dessert tray. Dance the night away and to help with your dance moves, receive one free bottle of wine per couple. After the music stops at 12:30am, a light breakfast will be served before sending everyone home. Party favors are included. Read More
December 31 New Years Eve Package at Quail Hollow
Join Quail Hollow Resort with their New Years Eve Package. Deluxe overnight accommodations, dinner and breakfast, dancing and open bar, and more! Read More
January 26 Lake County Chili Open
Come out for one of the most unique challenges for either an extreme sports enthusiast or hobbyist – it’s the chance to play a round of golf under a layer of snow. Golfers will play nine 65-100 yard holes with orange day-glo balls. Read More
January 20 Winter Warm-up Concert
A family-friendly concert for families of all stages and ages! With free fun pre-concert hands-on activities including an “instrument discovery” station where you can try out instruments, a music therapy station, arts activities and refreshments, and a concert with a mix of classical and family-friendly repertoire, you can’t miss this concert! Read More
Denny Carleton and Friends
From Robert Ulas, Executive Director
To start this new year, thaw out with Lake County’s abundance of fireplaces. Winter is a great time to enjoy Lake County’s cozy warmth and hospitality.
Three wineries, Debonne Vineyards and Cellar Rats Brewery, Grand River Cellars, and Ferrante Winery and Ristorante have fireplaces and St. Joseph Vineyard has a wood burning stove to make their award winning wines taste better. Try the ice wine for a special treat. Cork’s Wine Bar in Willoughby also has a fireplace.
For getaway weekends, a cocktail, or just a lobby visit, consider Rider’s Inn B&B, The Homestead House B&B, Fitzgerald’s B&B, The Radisson Hotel & Suites Cleveland Eastlake, or the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa. Also, The Best Western Plus Lawnfield Inn & Suites near the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Winan’s House B&B with a parlor fireplace, or the Royal suite of His Majesty’s B&B in Madison. The Royal suite even features a full second floor room with a fireplace and Jacuzzi.
The Residence Inn by Marriott in Mentor offers a Hearth Room at the Gatehouse and fireplaces in two bedroom suites.
For real solitude, Lake Metroparks has two remote cabins with fireplaces; The Resource Center at Hidden Valley and Strong Cabin.
Enjoy a fireplace and a micro-brew beer at the Willoughby Brewing Company.
Winter is a good time to getaway to the Frank Lloyd Wright Vacation Rental House, which also has a fireplace.
So toast and stay toasty in Lake County’s bounty of fireplaces.
Member Spotlight – Rabbit Run Theater
2013 Season Announced
Rabbit Run Theater this year “Goes to the Movies” as all of the productions for the summer are plays that have been block-buster movies over the years.
The season opens May 31 with the production of Steel Magnolias. Written by Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias appeared off-Broadway in 1987 and was turned into a feature film in 1989. Situated in Truvy’s Beauty Shop deep in the South in Louisiana, Steel Magnolias tells the touching story of six women, each with their own challenges, who handle life’s rougher edges with wisdom, strength, friendship and laughter.
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opens June 21 as Rabbit Run’s Young Adult Production. Some of Northeast Ohio’s most talented actors, aged 21 and younger, will perform in this satirical comedy/musical. Winner of seven Tony Awards, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, is based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book of the same name.
The world’s favorite musical, The Sound of Music, comes to Rabbit Run in July. This award winning musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, opens July 12 and runs through Aug. 3.
The summer ends with the production of the comedy/thriller The 39 Steps. Originally a 1935 Alfred Hitchcock suspense film, The 39 Steps was adapted to be performed by only four actors who play multiple roles requiring many quick changes and even several roles played at once taking the show from a suspense thriller to a fast-paced comedic and clever production full of allusions to other Hitchcock films.
Northern Ohio Fly Tying Expo
Lake Erie is the Walleye Capital of the World, but Ohio’s Lake Erie Steelhead Fishing is also some of the best in the country. Stream and pier anglers have an excellent opportunity to catch quality-sized steelhead trout from September through May, and cities like Painesville even give anglers added incentive to visit our renowned rivers, streams, and shores with steelhead competitions. In the Painesville competition, first place for adults is set at $500 and for children is $100!
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The Division of Wildlife annually stocks five Lake Erie tributary streams with yearling Little Manistee River (Michigan) strain of steelhead. These fish migrate out into Lake Erie and spend the summer in the cooler part of the lake before returning to streams during the fall through the spring. Steelhead trout caught by anglers in the streams typically average 5-6 pounds.
If you are interesting in catching “The Big One” this steelhead season, or if you need to get outside to work off some of that holiday food, check out the Northern Ohio Fly Tying Expo, the leading fly fishing show in steelhead alley.
On January 12 at Lakeland Community College’s Building Y, seminars from area experts, fly casting demonstrations, beginner fly tying, celebrity fly tyers, and vendors for fishing gear, tying supplies, and destinations will all be available for your steelhead needs. The show is open from 9-4pm.
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