1. Crawl Along with the Mardi Patty Gras Party
Friday, March 6, 5:30 pm
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres through shops in downtown Petoskey. There are two choices for the restaurant crawl. Mardi Package: entrée at Palette Bistro and dessert at Whitecaps. Patty Package: entrée at Tap 30 and dessert at Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Tickets are $30 per person and available at 231-348-0388.
2. Stop by for a Tuesday Wine Tasting
Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 to 7 pm
Visit Stafford’s Pier Restaurant for a taste of select wines and complimentary appetizers by Chef Britt. This month we’ll be featuring Italian Wines with AHD Vintners. $10 per guest, no reservations required.
3. Browse the Northern Michigan Home Show
Friday – Saturday, March 13 – 14
Everything you could need for your home building project, under one roof! Browse the booths and displays at North Central Michigan College.
4. Find Your Green and Have Fun at the Irish Hoolie
Saturday, March 14, 6 to 10 pm
Join us at Stafford’s Perry Hotel for some Irish fun! The Annual Irish Hoolie fund-raiser benefits the Robert Emmet Society Scholarship Fund to send a local student at North Central Michigan College to study each year in Ireland.A special Irish basket menu will be available as well as door prizes, silent auction, Irish drink specials and entertainment by The Hooligans, Northern Lights Irish Dancers and The O’Schraves. $10 per guest for admission.
Take the elevator home!
A special room rate of $79 is available the night of the event (breakfast not included). Advanced reservations must be booked by March 8 through Stafford’s Perry Hotel, 231-347-4000.
5. Think Like a Detective for the Murder Mystery Dinner
Saturday, March 15, 6 pm
Local detectives and out-of-town sleuths are invited to join us at Stafford’s Bay View Inn for a four course interactive Murder Mystery Dinner by Murder Mysteries Ink with “Inspector Russell.” $39 per guest, inclusive. Please call our friendly front desk staff for reservations, 800-258-1886. A lodging package is available.
6. Call Your Girlfriends, Have a Blast at Cork & Canvas – A Creative Evening
Thursday, March 19, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Local artist Katie Brines will provide step-by-step instructions allowing you to create a one of a kind masterpiece on canvas. No painting talent required! Our fee includes all supplies, wine tastings and light hors d’oeuvres. Each guest will take home a finished piece of artwork. Reservations for this event are required – we fill up fast! $50 per guest. Reserve your spot by calling, 231-347-0142.
7. Learn How Our Chefs Create Our Classic Dishes During our Cooking Classics Weekend
Friday – Sunday, March 20 – 22
Head North to enjoy a weekend at Stafford’s Bay View Inn. Our guests will enjoy two nights lodging, welcome reception (Friday evening), Country Inn breakfast (each morning), hands-on cooking class (Saturday afternoon) and dinner reception presentation (Saturday evening). Package starts at $325, based on two guests per room (plus tax and gratuities). Please call 800-258-1886 for reservations.
8. Enjoy Some Fine Wine and Food at the March Swirl Event
Thursday, March 26, 5:30 to 7 pm
Visit Crooked Tree Arts Center to enjoy art, local musicians, fine wines and food from wonderful restaurants!
9. Enjoy Some Music & Entertainment at Red Sky Stage
Bliss Fest Jam Session – Sundays, 1 to 4 pm
Jazz Jam Session – Sundays, 5 to 7 pm
Comedic North Showcase Series – Thursday, March 5, 8:30 pm
10. Challenge Your Brain with PubStumper’s Trivia League
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 pm
Round up your team and join us in the Noggin Room Pub for PubStumpers Trivia League. Grab some dinner while your there!
11. Bring Your Sketch Book and Order a Drink For Drink & Draw Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 6 to 9 pm
Gather at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant for an opportunity to draw with friends an d live models!
12. Bundle Up for the Community Sledding Party
Saturday, March 7, 5 to 8 pm
Families and friends of all ages will enjoy St. Patrick’s Day themed games, prizes, and crafts!
13. Be Amazed with a Studio & Pottery Demonstration
Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm
Enjoy an open studio day and watch the artists conduct live demonstrations on pottery and tile making techniques!