food & grocery: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's fourth annual Chili Cook-Off set for Feb. 10
Everyone should come to the cook-off, because the Civic Theatre folks put on a great event that is so much fun, and much more than merely a cooking contest. Bring a pot of chili, and compete with some of Ann Arbor's most creative cooks. (Note: I received an email from Suzi Peterson of the Theatre, who says: "We actually are full up with chili contestants ... (So) come taste chili from some of Ann Arbor’s most creative cooks”!)
Or shop at the auction, with items having been donated by area restaurants and shops. Or come for the beer tasting - yes, chili and beer to keep you warm on a wintry day! Or take a chance on a raffle ticket — buy tickets here, and you do not need to be present to win (though you'll miss a great afternoon if you aren't there). There are so many ways to support the theater company and its fabulous talents.
I love being able to support a community organization, and having so much fun while doing so. Come on — join me!
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The phrase "You Should Only Be Happy" (written in Hebrew on the stone pictured in this post) comes from Deuteronomy 16:15 and is a wish for all her readers - when you come to visit here, may you always be happy.