Want to get out of the house? The weather’s supposed to be fine Saturday, Feb. 22, and local residents have some fun choices for their time.
The Lights! Art! Action! Festival will take place in downtown Blissfield from 6-8:30 p.m. with self-lighted art displays and warming pits to keep visitors toasty. More than 240 pieces of art are expected in the new Blissfield DDA/Main Street event sponsored by Midwest Energy. From youth to professionals, six mediums of art will be displayed sharing a movement theme: drawing, painting, canvas work, photography, sculpture and pottery. The festival is free, but artwork will be for sale.
Also on Lane Street – 309 S. Lane, just south of the Downtown in Light of Christ Parish Hall – is the Winter Wineout and Beer-Tasting fundraiser for the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Program. Twelve Michigan wines from Chateau Grand Traverse, Traverse Bay Winery, Leelanau Cellars Winery and St. Julian Winery and 12 brews from Michigan breweries will be available for sampling for a $25 donation with munchies suited to the beverages being tasted. The time of the event is 7-9 p.m. and offered as a place to warm up before and after visiting the art and light festival downtown. There will also be a silent auction. Wine and beer experts will be on hand for the open-house-style event to lead discussions among people who love wines and beers as well as people who just want to try some new varieties or learn more about Michigan wines and brews.
In Deerfield, the Britton Deerfield Boosters are hosting a Euchre Tournament at the Deerfield American Legion. Doors open at 5 p.m., play begins at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is $15; entry at the door is $20.