THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT
The Prisoner Wine Dinner
Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuscan Kitchen | Salem, N.H. | Eventbrite.com | (603) 952-4875
Join Tuscan Kitchen for a special four-course dinner with four wine pairings by The Prisoner Wine! The tickets sold out during the version of this event held by the restaurant last year, so if you’d like to go this year, you might want to plan ahead and register early.
Natural Geisha Coffee Breaks Record for Per-Pound Price at Best of Panama Auction
(via Daily Coffee News) The Lamastus Family Estates has broken the record for the highest per-pound cost of coffee sold at the Best of Panama green coffee auction, blowing past the previous record of $601 per pound with their natural-process Geisha coffee — which sold for a whopping $803 per pound to Taiwan’s Black Gold Coffee Co. “To put some of these numbers in perspective, the New York commodities exchange price — or ‘C’ price — for arabica coffee is trading today at $1.11 per pound,” writes the article’s author, Nick Brown, “which by all accounts would not match the per-pound cost of production in much of the growing world.”
EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY
Public Grand Opening
Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.
The Wine Lab | North Andover, Mass. | TheWineLabNA.com | (978) 684-2264
The Wine Lab, a winery and wine bar located at the center of the emerging historic Machine Shop Village in North Andover, will hold its grand opening in style with a ribbon cutting, hors d’oeuvres and live music by folk-pop singer Ryan LaPerle. According to the establishment’s management, the location “will focus on a meaningful and experimental interaction with wine, allowing guests to sample and taste lesser-known wine varietals while educating
and inspiring their palates in a welcoming environment.”
Saturday, August 4 from noon to 6 p.m.
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com | (603) 421-9463
Sauvignon Blancs from Around the World
Saturday, Aug. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Wine ConneXtion | North Andover, Mass. | WineConneXtion.com | (877) 469-5025
Seville Orange Sangria Winemaking & Tasting
Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m.
IncrediBREW | Nashua, N.H. | IncrediBREW.com | (603) 891-2477
Food, Music and Fast Cars: Concorso Italiano 2018
Sunday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuscan Kitchen | Salem, N.H. | TuscanBrands.com | (603) 952-4875
FUN AROUND THE VALLEY
Harbor Place Summer Series: Dog Days of Summer on the Boardwalk
Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dempsey Boardwalk | Haverhill, Mass. | Chambermaster.com | (978) 373-5663
At the latest event in the Harbor Place Summer Series, show off your pup in the Pooch Parade, followed by the Top Dog competition in the plaza! Stop by the Doggy Oasis to cool off and have a drink. Make your way to the Bow Wow Beauty Bar for a free bandana or bow! And be sure to check out all of the dog related vendor booths and make some friends. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Bridal Sale Blow-Out to benefit the Priceless Prom Gown Program
Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Stone Mill, 2nd floor | Lawrence, Mass. | Eventbrite.com | (978) 566-9332
Hymns & Hops
Sunday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.
Flatbread Company | Amesbury, Mass. | Main-Street-Church.org
Beach Habitat Discovery
Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge | Newburyport, Mass. | NewburyportChamber.org | (978) 465-5753
Interplay: Fiber and Art Quilts 2018
Exhibition from Aug. 11 to Sept. 15 | Reception on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Whistler House Museum of Art | Lowell, Mass. | WhistlerHouse.org | (978) 452-7641
Live Music at the Copper Door: Mark Lapointe
Sunday, Aug. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Copper Door | Salem, N.H. | CopperDoorRestaurant.com | (603) 458-2033
Family Stories: Carriage Making in Amesbury
Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Amesbury Senior Community Center | Amesbury, Mass. | AmesburyCarriageMuseum.com | (978) 834-5058
Looking for even more indulgent things to do? Check out Merrimack Valley Magazine’s event calendar!