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Food & Beverage - Week of December 2, 2019

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Tuesday


December 2019
 5:30-7 p.m. 

"Cheers to Michigan!": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Michigan Radio Cheers hosts Lester Graham and Tammy Coxen discuss their new book about the regional craft cocktail scene, Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distillers. Also, tastings of a whisky sour, French 75, and tequila old-fashioned, paired with artisan cheeses.
Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $50, preregistration required. 663-3663. [map]


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Wednesday


December 2019
 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Older Kids: Explore the World of Chocolate": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Staffers discuss how to conduct chocolate tastings, their favorite chocolate makers, and how different types of chocolate are made. Tastings. Geared towards kids ages 10-16.
Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 (parents welcome to lurk for free), reservations required. 663-3354.


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Thursday


December 2019
 5 p.m. 

Monthly Dinner: St. Andrew's United Church of Christ.

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Dec. 5: swiss steak.

Feb. 6: sauerkraut.

Mar. 5: corn beef.

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5-6:30 p.m., St. Andrew's social hall, 7610 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $10 (kids ages 5-12, $5; age 4 & under, free) in advance only. 426-8610. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Goat Cheese Tasting: Zingerman's Creamery.

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Staffers host a tasting of a range of goat cheeses, from Zingerman's house-made to other artisan specialties. Bread and additional accompaniments.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40, preregistration required. 929-0500. [map]


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Friday


December 2019
 6:30-9 p.m. 

First Friday Shabbat: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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All invited for dinner, preceded by a brief Shabbat observance with songs, candle lighting, challah and wine rituals, and a Yahrtzeit observance to remember loved ones. Children welcome.
Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Dinner tickets $10 (family, $25), and members, free. Reservations required at JewishCulturalSociety.org. 975-9872. [map]


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Saturday


December 2019
 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Christmas at the Mansion": Dexter Area Historical Society.

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Dec. 7 & 8. Two days of seasonal events at Gordon Hall, the 19th-century mansion built by Dexter founder Judge Samuel Dexter, whose many rooms have all been lavishly decorated for the holidays. On Sat., display of the museum's Christmas Vintage Collection, Milt Campbell's huge collection of Department 56 collectible holiday houses, buildings, and figures that was once traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter throughout the holiday season. On Sat., Santa is on hand to talk with kids, who also can make their own gingerbread house to take home. On Sun: Christmas Tea." Light lunch with tea sandwiches and desserts and tour of Gordon Hall. This year's tea is a celebration of early women's rights pioneer Katharine Dexter McCormick, who was born at Gordon Hall, and the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. Also, the museum hosts an open house ($5 per adult) to view the Christmas Vintage Collection, 5:30-7 p.m. on Dec. 13, 14, 21, & 28.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) and 1 & 4 p.m. seatings (Sun.), Gordon Hall, 8347 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. $5 on Sat., $30 on Sun. Reservations required for Sun. by calling 395-4106. [map]



 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., Wednesday Farmers Market (2-6 p.m., in the Chelsea State Bank parking lot, 1010 S. Main), with 18 local vendors.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Christmas Party: Downtown Home & Garden.

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Santa is on hand to talk to kids, give them Christmas oranges, and take Christmas lists. Free eggnog, hot cider, chestnuts roasted on an open fire, cranberry salad and other side dishes, and, while they last, samples of smoked Christmas turkey. Also, a performance by the Oliver Mayman Quintet, a jazz ensemble led by drummer Mayman, a recent Community/Huron High grad.
Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Advent Happening Arts & Crafts": First Presbyterian Church.

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All ages invited to decorate cookies and make gifts, cards, and ornaments. Childcare available for babies age 2 & under (reservations required).
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466 ext. 342. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Plant-Powered Family Potluck: Mindful Eating Team, UUAA.

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Join us for our Vegan Potluck Saturday, December 7, 2019 in the Social Hall from noon-2PM at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor.
Please bring a plant-based vegan dish without meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, or other animal products. Enjoy the company of fellow mindful eaters, share information, and eat delicious food! Please bring your own table service and serving tools.
First Unitarian Universalist Congreation of Ann Arbor, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 734-645-0405. sheilasanders@comcast.net [map]


 9-10:30 & 10:45-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Pancakes with Santa": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Families invited to a pancake breakfast, followed by hot cocoa and a chance to meet Santa. Take-home craft & goody bag.
9-10:30 & 10:45-12:15 p.m., Pierce Lake Golf Course, 1175 S Main, Chelsea. $10 per person; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


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Sunday


December 2019
 1 & 4 p.m. 

"Christmas at the Mansion": Dexter Area Historical Society.

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Dec. 7 & 8. Two days of seasonal events at Gordon Hall, the 19th-century mansion built by Dexter founder Judge Samuel Dexter, whose many rooms have all been lavishly decorated for the holidays. On Sat., display of the museum's Christmas Vintage Collection, Milt Campbell's huge collection of Department 56 collectible holiday houses, buildings, and figures that was once traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter throughout the holiday season. On Sat., Santa is on hand to talk with kids, who also can make their own gingerbread house to take home. On Sun: Christmas Tea." Light lunch with tea sandwiches and desserts and tour of Gordon Hall. This year's tea is a celebration of early women's rights pioneer Katharine Dexter McCormick, who was born at Gordon Hall, and the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. Also, the museum hosts an open house ($5 per adult) to view the Christmas Vintage Collection, 5:30-7 p.m. on Dec. 13, 14, 21, & 28.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) and 1 & 4 p.m. seatings (Sun.), Gordon Hall, 8347 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. $5 on Sat., $30 on Sun. Reservations required for Sun. by calling 395-4106. [map]



 1-2:30 p.m. 

"Meet the Cheese: Cheddar": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Dec. 8 & 28. Staffers discuss curd, texture, & flavor of cheddars. Tastings.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $15, preregistration required. 929-0500. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Slam": First Presbyterian Church.

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All invited to an open mike storytelling session where 7 audience members volunteer to tell short and true stories. Followed by a reception with refreshments, dogs to pet, and live music by the Community High Jazz quartet, harpist Deborah Gabrion, and an a capella group TBA.
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466 ext. 342. [map]






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