What is your favorite soup? Is it bean with ham or perhaps tomato bisque, cheddar broccoli or chicken noodle? No matter your preference, you’re invited to celebrate National Homemade Soup Day on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at The Homestead’s “Super Soups” contest.
While homemade soup can be traced back to about 20,000 BC, the word “soup” likely comes from the French “soupe” or “sope” (meaning broth) which comes from Latin “suppa” (meaning “bread soaked in broth” – much as “sop” from Germanic sources). The word “restaurant” was first used in France in the 16th century, to refer to a highly-concentrated, inexpensive soup, sold by street vendors. In 1765, a Parisian entrepreneur opened a shop specializing in such soups, prompting the use of the modern word for eating establishments world-wide.
The Super Soups will run from 11am until 3pm, admission is $10 per person ($5 for seniors and children under 12 years of age) and includes unlimited 4-ounce samples of soup. Guests will also be given a ballot to vote on their favorite soups, with prizes awarded at the end of the day.
All proceeds from the cost of admission will go to Buckets of Rain, a Leelanau County-based organization founded in 2006 by local musician Chris Skellenger (a live entertainment regular at The Homestead). Buckets of Rain pioneered the use of gravity-fed, drip irrigation to help impoverished communities feed themselves in Lesotho, South Africa, as well as Kenya, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize.
Buckets of Rain has now focused its energies on the urban struggles in inner city Detroit. By repurposing 30 vacant lots into food production sites, they have provided hundreds of thousands of servings of vegetables, free of charge, to its partners and neighbors. Through the construction of urban gardens on abandoned city lots, Buckets of Rain has helped diminish urban blight, rekindle hope in struggling neighborhoods, bring fresh produce to the community and feed the homeless.
An extension of our popular summer concert series, The Homestead is hosting a concert at Mountain Flowers Saturday, February 4 from 7pm to 10pm. The music and energy will be so inspiring you’ll have a hard time sitting still.
Jazz North is a “little” big band combining the best acoustic and electric jamz for all genres.
The horn section gels with the rhythm section to perform everything from funk to swing to rhythm and blues. You’ll also hear some Latin, bebop, and rock.
This seven piece band also throws in plenty of fresh original arrangements for a mix that’s delightful for listening and dancing!
The experienced core musicians have played together for many years, creating a tight musical camaraderie that demonstrates their love for music and inspiring anyone with a toe to tap.
Advance tickets are $15 each or $20 at the door. Cash bar available. Call 231.334.5100 for advance tickets.
A demonstration especially for those who enjoy or must have gluten-free dining options.
Nonna’s, award-winning Chef John Piombo has created a delicious gluten-free dinner menu for this demonstration which provide a special opportunity for culinary enthusiasts to learn new skills and savor the creation.
Valentine’s Day at Crystal means specials and deals around the mountain for love birds and singles alike.
Two-for-One Day Lift Ticket + Rental
Available February 14, 2017
Purchase one day ticket (9am-4:30pm) and receive another day for free!
Purchase one day equipment rental and receive another day equipment rental for free!
Offer only valid Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Additional ticket or rental cannot be used at a later date. Not valid in combination with any other discount.
For questions, call the Snowsports Desk at 888.968.7686 ext. 2000.
Park at Water’s Edge
Available February 14, 2017
• Two-for-One Ice Skate, Fat Tire Snow Bike, and Snowshoe rentals at Park at Water’s Edge
• Snowmobile Tour* for two at 2pm – Double sled for the price of a single sled!
• Valentine Creative Craft at the Mountain Adventure Zone, 5:30pm
• Horse-Drawn Surrey Rides*, 6pm-10pm
• Two-for-One Outdoor Laser Tag*, 7pm, 7:45pm and 8:30pm
Kids can stop by the Park at Water’s Edge for Valentine Glitter Tattoos ($7 each) or a fun complimentary Heart Search for candy!
*Reservations required. Call the Park at Water’s Edge, 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.
Enjoy $80 OFF when you book two, 50 or 80-minute Massage, Facial or Body Treatment Services on February 14 or 15, 2017.
Valid for one or two guests; services must be booked on same day. Book today by calling 888.968.7686 ext. 7200.
An 18% adjustable gratuity and 2% service charge will be added to all spa services based on the original service price. Advance reservations recommended. Subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other discounts.
Valentine’s Day at Thistle Pub and Grille
Features available February 14, 2017
Make your Valentine’s Day perfect with some delicious features at the Thistle Pub and Grille.