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January 2008 Events Calendar

January - March

Boston Harbor Hotel Presents: Boston Wine Festival

Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
888-660-WINE or 617-330-9355 |

The Boston Wine Festival is surely one of Boston’s finest winter traditions. Now in its 30th year, the festival is led by founder and master chef Daniel Bruce of the hotel’s Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, known for its excellence in wine and food pairings. The festival features an all-star line up of wine makers from some of the world’s best wineries, plus top chefs and sommeliers. Activities range from walk-around receptions, featuring over 40 wines of a particular theme along with food buffets and dishes created by Chef Bruce; to intimate, four-course dinners hosted by winemakers or winery owners. The Boston Harbor Hotel offers special overnight stay packages for festival guests. Check back in mid-October for final dates.

January 1

Discover Newport Presents:
Newport Polar Bear Plunge

175 Memorial Boulevard
Newport, RI
401-846-0028 |

Celebrate the New Year with a plunge into the waters at Easton’s Beach at 12-Noon. Every New Year's Day for charity the Newport Polar Bears invite anyone crazy enough to join them for a swim in the Frosty North Atlantic Ocean. The charity this year is as last year, A Wish Come True. All proceeds from the swim and at the after swim party at the Atlantic Beach Club at the east end of Easton's Beach.

January 8, 15, 22, 29

ICCNE Presents:
Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30-9:30 pm | $5 donation at the door | Adults (16 & up)
781 821-8291

Every Monday throughout the year (except Holidays), the ICC presents set dancing with Cait Bracken from 7:30-9:30pm. Set dancing is a form of social dancing which has been popular in Ireland for over 150 years. Sets are danced by four couples in a square.  No previous dancing experience or partner required! No registration required for this class.

January 13

Blackstone River Theatre Presents:
Fellswater - - CD Release

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $15


Details to come.
Please check back.

January 15

JFK Library Celebrate! series
George Russell Jr. and Company - Clap Your Hands

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Stephen E. Smith Center, Columbia Point, Boston
10:30 - 11:30 am | Free, Registration Required | 617 514-1644 |

Clap your hands with George Russell Jr. and Company in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Discover how spirituals, gospel and folk-blues played an important role in both the Underground Railroad and the Civil Rights Movement. This show is appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up.

January 20

Blackstone River Theatre Presents:
Jaerv - Folk Music From Sweden

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $15 / $18 at door

Details to come.
Please check back.

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