Events to check out this January

7th Annual Chili Tour in St. Joseph

  • Warm up with us on the last Friday of January (Jan. 25) as downtown St. Joe hosts a Chili Tour 5pm-8pm! Participating locations or “Chili Stops” will play host as you have the opportunity to try their best recipes.
  • Get started at the Welcome Center! Day of registration and Chili Tour Map pick-up available on January 25 from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. It costs $2 per participant (includes a Chili Tour Map). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.
  • Participants vote for their FAVORITE chili recipe. The winning location will host the People’s Choice Chili Pepper trophy for the remainder of the year until the next contest. To vote, please turn in your Chili Map by Noon on Saturday January 26!

Delicious Demise Murder Mystery Event

  • Amanda’s Bequest Bed and Breakfast in Montague
  • Once a month from October through May, we offer a special Murder Mystery event.
  • Participants learn about cultural food differences and experience dishes that are authentic to the country or place the theme is based on. You get food discovery, dinner, and DEMISE!
  • You will be emailed more detailed information about the event prior to arrival, including your role assignment and costume suggestions. The activities last from 5 pm until around 8 pm on Saturday, with dinner served in courses.
  • These are themed murder mysteries based on season/month/number of guests. All are different, keep coming back for the next one! We need a minimum of 6 to make this fun. Think a holiday party in December, a Mardi Gras masquerade mystery in February.
  • Adult themed. Not suitable for under 17 years of age. You can request no role, or small role, if you are a little shy. Conversely, do request a big role if you are excited about doing this!
  • 1/5/19, 2/2/19, 3/16/19, 4/6/19, 5/4/19
  • $45; or $35 if staying at Amanda’s Bequest – A Heritage Farm Stay Bed & Breakfast

Bad Jokes & Bingo at Hudsonville Winery

  • Get out of the house this month to Bingo at Hudsonville Winery/Pike 51 Brewing Co.
  • On Mondays they have “Thrift Store Trivia” where you can win prizes found at a thrift store, or gift cards to the winery/brewery
  • Visit Pike 51 Brewing Co and Hudsonville Winery on Tuesday nights after 7 p.m. and play Bad Jokes and free BINGO! Unique prizes available to BINGO winners.
  • Hudsonville Winery and Pike 51 Brewing Co offer award winning handcrafted beer, wine, and mead along with a full dinner menu in a family friendly atmosphere. Beer, wine and food are ordered at the bar.

 Candlelight Trails: Under the Wolf Moon

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings
  • January’s Wolf Moon was traditionally named for the hungry wolf packs that pointed their faces toward the sky and howled.
  • Come enjoy the sights and sounds of winter on candlelit trails and learn about Michigan’s total lunar eclipse, which will occur on January 20 – 21.
  • After hiking the trails, warm up in the Visitor Center with a crackling fire, coffee, and hot chocolate. weather permitting, stargazing and snowshoeing may also be available.
  • Members FREE | Non-Member Adults $6; Children $3
  • Snowshoe Rental: Members FREE | Non-Members $5 (A limited number of snowshoes are available; pre-register to reserve a pair.)

Speed Euchre Night at City Built Brewing

  • Second Tuesdays means its EUCHRE NIGHT at City Built! Our Euchre community has grown and we look forward to seeing you back this fall. Come in and sign the board with your name and your partner’s name.
  • Bring your best partner cause you can’t go alone (if you can’t find one come anyway, we may find one sitting at the bar!). Come early and have a snack during happy hour to get signed up.
  • on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month!
  • Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m.
  • 8 rounds of 6 hands. Highest Total Team Points wins!
  • Prizes for 1st and second place.
  • THIS IS A FREE EVENT. Come be part of the fun as we continue to build a Tuesday night game community!