“Things to Do, Places to Go” Podcast for Fri. Apr 16, 2021

Earth Day is coming! a 50th Anniversary ‘throwback’ and Cinco De Mayo Wines. That’s what Paul Layendecker and Courtney Sheffer from the West Michigan Tourist Association suggest on this week’s Things to Do, Places to Go Podcast!

Earth Day April 22: Free Admission to W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Earth Day is coming up this next Thursday on the 22nd, and the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta is celebrating by giving everyone ages 18 and under free admission. Admission for adults is just $5, and they’ve got so many ways to learn about and appreciate the outdoors, like their Lake Loop Trail where you’ll see Trumpeter Swans, and their ambassador birds, including Bald Eagles, Red-Tailed Hawks, and several owl species. It’s a great place to get outside, enjoy the trails, and check out native plants and animals.

Tabor Hill: 50th Anniversary Throwback Dinner

Tabor Hill Winery in Buchanan is celebrating 50 years of making wine in Southwest Michigan, and they’ve put together a special “Throwback Dinner” to celebrate! So to kick off their season, on April 23rd and 24th they’ll be bringing back favorite menu items that they’ve featured over the past 50 years, like Lamb Lollipops, Baked Brie, and Grape Leaf Salmon. It’ll also be your first chance to try “Meritage,” which is their new 50th anniversary limited-edition dry-red blend.                 

Cinco de Mayo Wine Pairing Dinner on May 5th

So Crane’s Pie Pantry in Fennville is doing their wine release a little differently this year: it’s going to be a little smaller than usual, and a little spicier! They’ll be kicking off with a Cinco de Mayo wine pairing dinner on May 5th that will feature five of their new release wines. Each wine will be paired with authentic Mexican fare, with each dish specially designed to compliment each wine. This wine pairing dinner does have limited seating, so if you’re interested, you’ll want to contact Crane’s Pie Pantry to reserve your seat for May 5th.