The Good Life – 1/5/18

The Good Life is Merrimack Valley Magazine’s weekly roundup of “the finer things in life,” from wine tastings to special dinners at local restaurants.

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THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT

Mill City Cheesemongers Tasting: Cheese and Chocolate
Sunday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Mill City Cheesemongers | Lowell, Mass. | MillCityCheese.com | (978) 501-3142

It sounds almost too good to be true, but cheese and chocolate are perfect partners. With lots of variety and complex floral notes, chocolate is a beautiful complement to cheeses from chevre to Alpines to blues. At this Mill City Cheesemongers tasting, you’ll sample eight different combinations and compare notes on a few “perfect bite” recipes. Be prepared to challenge your preconceptions about how to eat chocolate and combine it with other flavors!

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SIP & SAVOR

The Farm Market
Sunday, Jan. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mill No. 5 | Lowell, Mass. | FarmLowell.com | (978) 656-1828

Every Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., you will find the hallways of Mill No. 5 filled with local vendors selling farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, artisanal breads and pastries, locally grown meat and eggs, handmade craft goods and much more. And since this is an indoor market, the harsh cold of the winter months isn’t a factor!

Wine Tasting with Chuck and Barnba from Gallo Wines
Saturday, Jan. 6 from noon to 6 p.m.
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com | (603) 421-9463

Best of 2017 Wine Tasting
Saturday, Jan. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Wine ConneXtion | North Andover, Mass. | WineConneXtion.com | (978) 965-8000

No Soup For You! featuring Gormley’s Cafe
Saturday, Jan. 6 from 2 to 8 p.m.
Navigation Brewing Co. | Lowell, Mass. | Facebook.com

Monthly Wine Tasting with Western Avenue Studios Artist Table
Monday, Jan. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Stonehedge Hotel & Spa | Tyngsborough, Mass. | StonehedgeInnAndSpa.com | (978) 649-4400

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CELEBRATE THE ARTS

The Town and the City – Photographs of Lowell, Massachusetts
Exhibition from Jan. 8 to Feb. 3; reception on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.
UnchARTed | Lowell, Mass. | UnchARTedGallery.com | (978) 323-9040

“The Town and the City” has been an ongoing personal project of photographer Jeff Caplan for over 25 years. This part of the project contains his most recent work spanning the past three years. The landscape of the city of Lowell is rapidly changing and Caplan’s photographs capture the beauty and grit of a city striving to reinvent itself while keeping one foot firmly planted in history.

“A Picture is Worth 1.5 Words”
Exhibition from Jan. 6 to Feb. 17; reception on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Brush Art Gallery | Lowell, Mass. | TheBrush.org | (978) 459-7819

Monthly Open Studios
Saturday, Jan. 6 from noon to 5 p.m.
Western Avenue Studios | Lowell, Mass. | WesternAvenueStudios.com | (978) 710-8605

Greater Haverhill Arts Association “Paint-In”
Sunday, Jan. 7, 14 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nunan’s Florist and Greenhouses | Georgetown, Mass. | HaverhillArtAssociation.org | (978) 352-8172

Diversified Fiber Art Traditions
Exhibition from Jan. 12 to March 16; reception on Friday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m.
Essex Art Center | Lawrence, Mass. | EssexArtCenter.org | (978) 685-2343

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Looking for even more indulgent things to do? Check out Merrimack Valley Magazine’s event calendar!

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