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