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Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 11, at Glen Arbor Wines from 4-7 p.m.  The business on Lake Street, just north of M-22, will feature a mini-art show, “Reflections of Sleeping Bear,” where guests can meet the talented exhibitors: artists Linda Alice Dewey, Morgan Fisher, Maryann Barnes and photographer Eric Raymond. Local photographer Gracie Dickinson will also show her vintage maps and photos of Leelanau County. In addition, Leelanau Cheese will demonstrate the delicious art of melting locally made raclette from 4-6 p.m., and musician John Piatek performs from 5-7 p.m.

Winters in Leelanau County also can be a little lonesome and isolating. To remedy the winter blues, Glen Arbor Wines holds a Thursday Blotter Night. So, what exactly is Blotter Night? Every week, Darci Ricker meticulously reviews the Leelanau Enterprise’s blotter section for light-hearted entries—only the innocuous ones are selected to be read aloud. At 6 pm sharp on Thursdays, locals and tourists alike gather at the counter of Glen Arbor Wines. Ricker’s aim is to provide a bright space in which to share those blotter entries that are amusing (someone’s chickens are loose out on Bodus Road!?)

The restaurants are open for outside dining, the visitors are returning, and around Leelanau the dunes are alive with the sound of music. Several venues, from restaurants to bars to wineries, are offering live music in our area this summer. They include, in Glen Arbor, Boonedocks, Cherry Public House, M22 Wine, Glen Arbor Wines, and Whiskers at The Homestead, and elsewhere in the County, Hop Lot, Rove Estate, and Little Traverse Inn. Here are some of the wheres, whats, and who’s playins’.

Don’t miss this fifth annual foodie event in Leelanau County from April 26-May 4. Glen Lake Restaurant Week offers an array of options, “from French Fries to French Cuisine,” boasting something for everyone with a variety of dining options around the greater Glen Arbor area.

Fine wine, great art and good music promise a beautiful evening at Glen Arbor Wines on Sunday, May 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. Glen Arbor Wines is located on Lake Street north of downtown. Join us for a celebration of wine made from grapes grown in the only vineyard in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.