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Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013-12-31T00:00:00Z 2013-12-31T15:44:06Z Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, January 2, 2014By Pat Colander nwitimes.com
December 31, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Upcoming parties take planning now. If you were snowed in for New Year’s, there chances to party coming up on the calendar, so fire up that tablet and take note.

Bead Town Opening Night is January 6: Twelfth Night, also known as Little Christmas, is the day the Wise Men supposedly arrived in Bethlehem, the perfect evening for a pre-Mardi Gras soiree in Miller Beach. The main installation and kickoff party at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in Miller, hosted by the Methodist Hospitals Foundation and the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, will be held from 7 to 10 pm Monday. The reception is open to the public. Admission is $25 and includes beer, wine, champagne, hors d’oeuvres and potluck dishes. Maria Diaz at the foundation office is taking reservations now at 219. 886.4468.

There is another party for Stephen Wanger next Saturday, January 11th at the Rutsen-Rogge house on N. Vigo in Miller. Stephen Wanger is an interesting guy, but you want to see the house too. We featured it in Shore last year. Jog your memory with a peak at the article. Admission, which benefits the Miller Arts district, is $50. Tickets are limited so RSVP by January 8 to Karren Lee at karrenlee@pmlee.com.

Bev’s Second Season Ball February 1: Once again this wintertime gala will be held at the Four Winds Casino Resort, Silver Creek Event Center in New Buffalo. The fundraiser fior the New Buffalo Business Association is economical---$80 per person---has excellent food, terrific live music (and dancing) and my most favorite silent auction of the year. You can plan ahead for those beach days in southwestern Michigan and pay in advance. It’s anticipation at a discount. RSVP today at 888-660-6222 or 269-612-8797. See you there.

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