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February- So much to do…so little time!

Post by Jessika Hane, Human Resources Director

Wow! January just flew by and my to do list didn’t get any shorter. I am excited that February is here because it brings with it so many reasons to celebrate- Valentine’s Day, Groundhog’s Day*, President’s Day and a whole list of wonderfully wacky holidays like Plum Pudding Day, White T-shirt Day and Hoodie Hoo Day. And it means spring is getting closer!!

If you are looking for some fun ways to while away the cold and chilly February evenings, allow me to offer a few suggestions. This is a list of some of the events that Oliver Winery is sponsoring and supporting in Indiana this month.

WFYI Wine Fest- Friday February 4th, 2011
6-9pm  Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis

Join WFYI for an elegant evening of fine wine tasting. Taste wines from around the world and from your own backyard! Many Indiana wineries will be there to showcase their best wines. Event and ticket information can be found here.

Wine Tasting Getaway at the Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park
Saturday, February 5, 2011

This Canyon Inn Getaway includes Oliver Winery wine tasting, dinner and breakfast on Sunday and accommodations for two at the Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park. Please join us for this elegant evening of excellent wine, cuisine and fun. Wine tasting starts at 6:30pm and dinner starts at 7:30pm. Hurry, tickets sell out quickly! For additional information, please call 877-922-6966.

Bloomington Playwrights Project- Kissing Frogs
Oliver Wine Tasting- Prior to the Saturday February 5th performance
Show dates- February 4-6, 10-12, 17-19 2011

If you haven’t purchased your tickets for this brand new musical, you had better hurry. Opening night is already sold out! This show is a collaboration of two IU alumni (Nicole Parker and Jeremy Schonfeld). Read all about it here.

Cardinal Stage Company’s Lovebird Sóiree
Saturday, February 12, 2011  5:00-8:00pm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends at Cardinal Stage! Enjoy dinner, Oliver wine, live jazz, dancing lessons and a silent auction during the evening. Bring your date, friends and coworkers to celebrate together. The event will be held at Cardinal’s new office building, guests will be dining, drinking and dancing in the wonderful new rehearsal space. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here.

Indiana Uplands Wine Trail- Chocolate Lover’s Weekend
February 12-13, 2011 and February 19-20, 2011 (Oliver Winery and all wine trail wineries)

Visit each winery on the trail and enjoy complimentary chocolates paired with wines. Wine and chocolate, it’s the perfect combination! Each winery will offer a unique treat. What a fun way to spend the weekend! Click here for more details or for other Uplands wineries hours of operation.

Hoosier Hills Soup Bowl- Sunday, February 20, 2011
5pm Bloomington Convention Center

Join Hoosier Hills Foodbank as they host their 16th Annual Soup Bowl Benefit featuring handmade pottery bowls from over 30 local artisans, an extraordinary array of soups from two dozen restaurants and bread from local bakers. Oliver Winery will help you select the right glass of wine to pair with your soup. Warm up your body and soul on a chilly February evening at the Soup Bowl. All proceeds benefit Hoosier Hills Foodbank. Tickets can be purchased at all Bloomingfoods locations. More information can be found here.

I hope you have a wonderful February. If you attend one (or more) of these fabulous events, please stop by and say hello, or post a comment to our blog. We LOVE comments.

* Did you know that a Groundhog is also known as a Whistlepig? According to Wikipedia, a groundhog is sometimes called a whistlepig because of the high-pitched whistle they use to communicate danger to other members of their colony.  I can’t remember where I learned that little bit of trivia, but it makes me laugh every time I think of it.  I’m chuckling right now, as I type this. Happy Whistlepig Day on Wednesday. Here’s hoping for an early spring!

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