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8546 Pete Wiles Rd
Middletown, MD, 21769
United States

3014733568

Maryland's premier meadery and winery bringing the world's oldest alcohol into the 21st century. Specializing in complex honey wines as well as unique red and white varietals. Locally crafted, Internationally awarded.

Events

Events with Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery. 


4th Annual Father's Day Flight of Spice
Jun
16
to Jun 17

4th Annual Father's Day Flight of Spice

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We are so happy to present the 4th Annual Father's Day Flight of Spice. 4 times already!? Time flies when your throats a'fire.

Sat June 16th Noon - 6pm // and // Sun June 17th Noon-5pm

From open to close on Sat + Sun, we'll be offering full flights of all 6 hunter meads down in the underground barrel room with the meadmaker. $15 gets you a full tasting at the bar + a tasting flight of the spicy series hunter. No tickets necessary!

Chile Pepper Mead

Spicy Mead?

Painfully Good

New this year


Hunter Experiment Mead

Tart Cherries + Smoked Chipotle

A new 'Hunter' experiment

Danny Webber Trio

The Danny Webber Trio

Funky Jazz with hints of rock. Sat 2:30-5:30pm

Flavor or Maryland Food Truck

Flavor of Maryland Food Truck

"Where Chesapeake Bay seafood meets farm fresh"
Sat + Sun

Project Hunter Mead

Batch 3

 

Project Hunter: The hottest ever. No, really.

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Wine In The Woods
May
19
to May 20

Wine In The Woods

Maryland's biggest wine festival is back!

As always, to help us pour samples to the masses we're looking for volunteers. Sign up for a shift and you'll get free admission to the festival (a $35+ savings!) and a little thank you present from us. Spots go quickly, so don't delay!

The signup.com button below will allow you to pick your time slot. Thanks for helping!

*Remember* each volunteer must sign up with their own name so that we can make sure everyone gets free admission!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com
Wine In the woods poster
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3rd Annual Mother's Day Mead + Wine + Sweets.
May
13
12:00 PM12:00

3rd Annual Mother's Day Mead + Wine + Sweets.

Monica's Sugar Studio

Monica's Sugar Studio

Let's be real. No amount of thanks is enough for mom. 
 

Let's give her a great experience. Mead, Wine, and hand-crafted sweets from Monica's Sugar Studio. Plus, we're introducing our newest creation: Medusa. Medusa is a gloriously refreshing sparkling grapefruit and hopped mead. A perfect start to summer

Medusa Mead

Presenting Medusa

A sparkling grapefruit and medusa hopped mead. Perfect for summertime. 

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Main Street Middletown Coloring the Street
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Main Street Middletown Coloring the Street

Join us for a brand new community art event this spring in downtown Middletown. 

Free to attend!

Chalk Art!

Featured local artists will showcase interesting street chalk art pieces. Our budding artists can take part in a themed chalk art contest. And the little ones are encouraged to enjoy fun and engaging process art in the kids freestyle chalk art space. 

Other arts and entertainment for all ages!

Street Yoga by Mountain Spirit Yoga
Eclectic Arts and Craft Vendors
Wine Tasting
Live Acoustic Musicians
Children’s Entertainment
Delicious Food and Ice Cream

And so much more!

Looking for hand-crafted and original art vendors! Download the application here:

http://middletownmd.govoffice2.com/vertical/sites/%7B4C3AC731-6F4C-4536-A861-95ECA1B7B30F%7D/uploads/Merchandise_Vendor_Application_auto_fill.pdf


Sponsor a Chalk Artist and receive a unique photograph with your business name prominently displayed on one of the artists’ square!
Download the Sponsorship Form here:

http://www.middletown.md.us/vertical/sites/%7B4C3AC731-6F4C-4536-A861-95ECA1B7B30F%7D/uploads/Chalk_Artist_Sponsorship_Form_auto_fill.pdf

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4th Annual Westminster Wine Stroll
Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

4th Annual Westminster Wine Stroll

Enjoy a tasting of #MD wines at this Sip, Shop & Stroll event as Main Street transforms into a Wine Mart with samples, wine-related vendors, and great food. Live entertainment featuring The Reagan Years and an open seating area for you to relax and enjoy.

Entertainment:
4-6 PM Late Night Record Shop
6-8 PM The Reagan Years

Tickets: $18 in advance
$20 day-of

https://apm.activecommunities.com/westminstercityrec/Activity_Search/2018-wine-stroll-ticket/168

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Mead Barrel Tasting with Tapas by Nena.
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Mead Barrel Tasting with Tapas by Nena.

We have fresh batches of your favorite meads hitting the shelves for spring. To celebrate, we've invited Nena's Curbside Cafe to join our barrel tasting fun. Check out the menu below.

Mead French Oak Barrel

Mead Barrel Tasting + Tapas

Heaven, underground


MELUSINE
Pear Tart: Honey glazed poached pear baked in a flaky pastry tart with caramelized onions and goat cheese.

BOTANIST
Caprese Skewer: Plump cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese skewered with a fresh herb and balsamic pesto drizzle.

MAZER ROSA
White Cannellini Bean Crostini: Cannellini bean marinated with herb infused olive oil and white wine vinegar, served atop a buttery crostini.

KNIGHT
Candied Walnut Puff: Walnut halves candied with a cinnamon-infused mead reduction nestled in a golden pastry puff.

FISH HUNTER
Dark Chocolate Truffle: Dark chocolate covered caramel topped with habanero and sea salt.


Each ticket includes 1 regular tasting and 1 in-depth tasting with one of our mead experts and a pairing flight of tapas. 

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BYOT: Build Your Own Tasting for MD Wine Month
Mar
10
to Mar 11

BYOT: Build Your Own Tasting for MD Wine Month

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March is Maryland Wine Month! We're celebrating by opening up our entire portfolio of meads + wines.

Pick any 6 for $7 and build your own tasting. Have you always wanted to try our long aged meads? Looking to turn up the heat with our chile pepper meads? Want to keep it traditional with some choice dry wines? It's all up to you!

No tickets necessary!

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4th Annual Valentine's Day Wine and Mead Tasting With Zoe's Chocolates
Feb
10
to Feb 11

4th Annual Valentine's Day Wine and Mead Tasting With Zoe's Chocolates

Join the team at Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery for a special V-Day pairing with chocolates from Zoe's Chocolates!

Each chocolate has been carefully chosen to compliment our tasting list and your taste buds. Wine and mead (honey wine) taste even more delectable.

New this year: cocktail pianist Matthew Jefferson will be here to add to the ambience.


Here's what you get with a ticket purchase:

1 full tasting of wines and meads, 1 carefully chosen box of Zoe's Chocolates paired with the tasting. 

Ticket holders can arrive anytime noon-6pm on Saturday or noon-5pm on Sunday and enjoy their tasting and pairing. No need to let us know when you plan to come!

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FAQs


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No age limit to enter, but must be 21+ to taste any alcohol

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at info(at)orchidcellar(dot)com

Can I update my registration information?
Certainly! Email us at info(at)orchidcellar(dot)com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If the name on the ticket is the same as the name of one of the people attending, then no.
If the name on the ticket is different from the person attending, then yes.

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Trivia After Dark
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

Trivia After Dark

Trivia Night at Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery,
Trivia and fun are free. Mead and Wine will be available for purchase. No outside booze, please!

Trivia will be prepared by library staff and cover a variety of subjects and pop culture. Teams of 6 allowed. Registration is recommended

Also joining us is the Flavor or Maryland food truck

Free admission, just register here

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Post-Thanksgiving Barrel Tasting
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

Post-Thanksgiving Barrel Tasting

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A behind-the-scenes peek with the people that make your beloved beverages. $15 gets you a regular tasting as well as a special barrel tasting down in the cellar. See what we've been working on then relax by the firepit as the red and orange leaves fall to the ground.

No tickets necessary! Show up anytime from noon-6pm!

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Maryland Wine Festival
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Maryland Wine Festival

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We're headed back to the Maryland Wine Festival for 2017 and we need your help! Volunteer for us for a few hours and you'll get free admission and a little thank you gift ;)

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com
The very first Maryland Wine Festival was held in 1984 at the Shriver Homestead in Union Mills with eight (8) wineries and approximately 4,500 to 5,000 visitors in attendance. It was a one-day festival that quickly outgrew the property. Thus, The Maryland Wine Festival® was moved to the Carroll County Farm Museum, and it became a two-day affair. Through those 29 years, visitor population has grown to over 20,000 yearly with a grand total to date of well over 832,700 visitors. 1984 was also the year that the Association of Maryland Wineries was organized. From the initial year of 1984 to 1985, this festival went from eight wineries to ten wineries. 1988 saw 13 wineries in attendance. Each year thereafter one or more wineries came on board. In 2008, winery attendance jumped to 23 wineries. Then in 2009, 32 wineries attended The Maryland Wine Festival®. Now, the festival Festival consistently hosts wines from over 30 Maryland Wineries Association’s member wineries.
— http://www.marylandwine.org/mwf/
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Frederick Wine Festival
Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

Frederick Wine Festival

Frederick Wine Festival
NEW TIME 1 – 7 pm VIP Admission | 3 – 7 pm General Admission

The Second Annual Frederick Wine Festival is a celebration of the most innovative wineries from across the state of Maryland and is poised to showcase an industry that is quickly growing to include many diverse and critically acclaimed wines.

Paired with signature food selections from talented, local chefs, the festival is set to cater to the savviest of food and wine enthusiasts. If Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot make you swoon, and Albarino and Chardonnay are your go-to summer wines, then mark your calendars to join us in Historic Frederick.

This festival will be held rain or shine.
— Celebrate Frederick
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Frederick Wine Trail's 10th Anniversary Celebration
Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Frederick Wine Trail's 10th Anniversary Celebration

Frederick Wine Trail Anniversary

Put on your vintage flapper and dapper fashions and experience the glamour of the Roaring 20s at the Stone Manor Country Club in Middletown. While you listen and dance to Jazz, you can savor decadent food and get a chance to taste the local craft beverages. And you won’t want to miss the 20’s dance performers, antiques and the local crafts.

Your favorite libations will be provided by participating wineries, breweries and distilleries: Elk Run Vineyards, Hidden Hills Farm and Vineyard, Linganore Winecellars, Loew Vineyards, Orchid Cellars Meadery and Winery, Flying Dog and Red Shedman breweries and the Springfileld Manor Winery & Distillery.

Tickets are available here

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Year One: 365 days in the new tasting room
Jul
1
2:00 PM14:00

Year One: 365 days in the new tasting room

Orchid Cellar Tasting Room

Year One:

365 days in a hand-built tasting room

Time to celebrate!

It's been one year since we had our Grand Opening for the new tasting room, so let's kick off the second year right. Coming back for an encore performance is Caroline Ferrante with the band in tow. 3-6pm for tunes! To keep bellies happy, Pizza Llama will be here from 2pm-6pm slinging fresh pies from a mobile brick oven.

Free admission, no tickets necessary. Come hungry!


Also making its debut is Juno, our Pinot Gris rosé mead. Yep. You read that right. Cold, refreshing, and lightly sweetened with honey. Sunshine in a bottle.

JUNO

Our Pinot Gris rosé mead makes is debut

Label Artwork

By Local Maven Emily Gude

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Father's Day Weekend Flight of Spice - Day 2!
Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

Father's Day Weekend Flight of Spice - Day 2!

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Father's Day Weekend Has Arrived

Get your spice on.

Celebrate pops by burning his taste buds

Two Days: Sat Noon-7pm, Sun Noon-5pm

Go beyond the usual tie and tool gifts and give dad a fun experience he won't forget. We'll be serving up our famous "Hunter" series of spicy meads from the cellar under the tasting room. No tickets necessary, just show up.

$12/person includes the regular tasting and the spicy tasting in the cellar. Non-drinkers and kids are welcome for free. Also, friendly pups and food are welcome outside. 

Here's the list:

  • Hunter: The classic lightly spiced oaked wonder.
  • Fish Hunter: A collaboration with Woodberry Kitchen made with only with local ingredients. Fish Peppers from Shadows of Catoctin Farm, Verjus from our vineyard and Baltimore County honey. 
  • Ghost Hunter: Smoked bhut jolokia "Ghost" peppers add a strong slow burn.  
  • Scorpion Hunter: Trinidad moruga scorpion peppers add a wonderful woodsy flavor followed by a sharp kick
  • Project Hunter: The King. A limited 200 bottle batch made from the world's hottest pepper: the carolina reaper. Painfully good.
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Father's Day Weekend Flight of Spice - 3rd Annual!
Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Father's Day Weekend Flight of Spice - 3rd Annual!

Fish Peppers.jpg

Father's Day Weekend Has Arrived

Get your spice on.

Celebrate pops by burning his taste buds

Two days: Sat Noon-7pm, Sun Noon-5pm

Go beyond the usual tie and tool gifts and give dad a fun experience he won't forget. We'll be serving up our famous "Hunter" series of spicy meads from the cellar under the tasting room. In addition, we'll have Boxcar Burgers here from 2-7pm on Saturday serving up 100% MD grass-fed burgers, fries, and veggie burgers with more topping choices than dad will know what to do with. That's right we're extending our hours and serving until 7pm! No tickets necessary, just show up.

$12/person includes the regular tasting and the spicy tasting in the cellar. Non-drinkers and kids are welcome for free. Also, friendly pups are welcome outside. 

Here's the list:

  • Hunter: The classic lightly spiced oaked wonder.
  • Fish Hunter: A collaboration with Woodberry Kitchen made with only with local ingredients. Fish Peppers from Shadows of Catoctin Farm, Verjus from our vineyard and Baltimore County honey. 
  • Ghost Hunter: Smoked bhut jolokia "Ghost" peppers add a strong slow burn.  
  • Scorpion Hunter: Trinidad moruga scorpion peppers add a wonderful woodsy flavor followed by a sharp kick
  • Project Hunter: The King. A limited 200 bottle batch made from the world's hottest pepper: the carolina reaper. Painfully good.
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Interstate Wine Fest
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

Interstate Wine Fest

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The Interstate Festival Group proudly announces the fourth edition of the INTERSTATE WINE FEST on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, just south of Hagerstown, MD.

We're looking for Volunteers! If you pour for a few hours for us, you'll get free admission as a little 'thank you' from us. Sign up below!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

TICKETS are on sale here

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2017:

#1. The beautiful Washington County AG ED Center will once again host the event.

#2. More than 15 Maryland wineries with over 90 wines to sample.

#3. Dozens of arts, crafts, wine, travel, nonprofit, and snack vendors to visit.

#4. *NEW* Distillery Village featuring five Maryland distilleries (up to $1 per sample)

#5. Two stages of continuous live, local musi

#6. *NEW* Express Painting Party (paint your own wine glasses in about 15 minutes!)

#7. The Amateur Wine Making Contest is back, CLICK HERE to enter in 2017

#8. The "Bring Your Own Tent" option has been expanded further than ever.

#9. Eight carefully selected food vendors with a wide range of menu items.

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Mother's Day Mead + Wine + Sweets. Now with Bubbly!
May
14
12:00 PM12:00

Mother's Day Mead + Wine + Sweets. Now with Bubbly!

 Artwork by future local ledgend Emily Gude

Artwork by future local ledgend Emily Gude

Let's be real. No amount of thanks is enough for mom.

Let's give her a great experience. Mead, Wine, and hand-crafted sweets from Monica's Sugar Studio. Plus, we're introducing our newest creation: Maeve. Maeve is a refreshing sparkling lemon and vanilla mead that comes in two versions: dry and semi-sweet. That way, everyone is happy.

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Maryland Winemaker Series: Anything But Grapes
Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

Maryland Winemaker Series: Anything But Grapes

You know cider is made of apples and mead of honey, but what ELSE are our local makers using to make their product unique?  Explore chili peppers, spices, berries, rhubarb & more! 

Frederick Honey for Mead

Our resident fermentation expert, Andrzej for an in-depth look and taste into our unique process. Joining him will be Curt from Millstone Cellars, Linda from Faulkner Branch Cidery, and James from Charm City Meadworks.

Tickets can be found here

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Barrel Tasting: Nothing to Hide.
Mar
25
to Mar 26

Barrel Tasting: Nothing to Hide.

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We're opening up the cellar doors to let out all of our latest creations.

Sweet Mead // Dry Mead // Cyser

From bee to bottle, we've got nothing to hide. No flavorings. No adjuncts. Just honey, crisp South Mountain water, and the real ingredients in their natural state. 

Mead Barrels

It's always hard for us to let anyone taste any creation that's less than perfect but crafting quality mead is a long and painstaking process. For this barrel tasting, we're going to show off meads in all different points of the meadmaking process. Some need oak, some need steel, and others are just about ready for the bottle.  

The following meads will be making an appearance:

  • Juno - Pinot Gris Mead
  • Melusine - Dry Heirloom Cider Mead
  • Lumberjack - Sweet Heirloom Cider Mead (multiple vintages)
  • Duchess - Local Ginger Root Mead
  • Hunter - Lightly Spiced Mead

Our resident biochemist will guide guests through a full spectrum of flavors and leave your taste buds excited for our future fermented goodies. Join us!

Mead Barrel Tasting

Just $15/person

*No tickets needed, just show up anytime during open hours Sat & Sun*

*Club members receive half-off barrel tasting fee*

*All ages welcome. Must be 21+ to drink*

*High heels not recommended* 

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VALENTINE'S DAY WINE AND MEAD TASTING WITH ZOE'S CHOCOLATES -- Now with bubbly!
Feb
11
to Feb 12

VALENTINE'S DAY WINE AND MEAD TASTING WITH ZOE'S CHOCOLATES -- Now with bubbly!

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Join the team at Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery for a special V-Day pairing with chocolates from Zoe's Chocolates! Each chocolate has been carefully chosen to complement our tasting list and your taste buds. Wine and mead (honey wine) taste even more delectable.

As an added bonus, we're releasing our newest creation: Melusine - a sparkling mead made with fresh heirloom apple cider.

Grab the one you love and treat them with something special!

Melusine Mead with glass
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Winter Wine '17
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Winter Wine '17

Winter Wine 2017

Sparkling Wine Reception 6pm-7pm. Roundhouse Tasting 7pm-9:30pm

All Aboard! Roundhouse Tasting $55

Sparkling Wine Pre-Reception+Roundhouse Tasting $70

Experience the best wine that Maryland has to offer in a small, exclusive and unique setting. Hosted in the historic B&O Roundhouse, Winter Wine showcases the best of the best, as noted by critical acclaim and by the evening’s guest curator, WYPR’s Al Spoler.  Throughout the evening, attendees will engage with winemakers and owners, enjoy delicious stationary hors d’oeuvres, and tap their feet to live music provided by award-winning Jazz musician, David Bach.

http://www.marylandwineevents.com/winter-wine/

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Mazer series release dinner with Perfect Little Bites
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Mazer series release dinner with Perfect Little Bites

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We've been working hard for the last few years on a very special mead series. Now that it's ready, all of us at Orchid Cellar are excited to share it with you.

The "Mazer" series is a line of mead and wine hybrids that combine the best of both. With the help of some choice estate-grown petit verdot, petit manseng, and chardonnay grapes, we've made something quite tasty. 

  • Mazer Rosa is a fresh and light rose mead with some fantastic floral and red grape note.
  • Mazer White is an elegant and slightly creamy mead with strong floral notes and fantastic acidity.
  • Mazer Red is an opulent earthy mead big notes of cassis and powerful tannins. Imagine your favorite dry red blend combined into the body of a mead

To celebrate, we'd like to invite you to join us for an intimate five-course pairing dinner with Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites. We'll start with a cocktail hour, descend into three scrumptious main courses and finish with a one-of-a-kind dessert.

Check out the menu below.

  • Appetizer: Toasted bread with deviled country ham salad, quince paste & arugula

  • Smoked Gouda cheese spread

  • Thai soba noodle salad with peanut sauce

  • Grilled boneless chicken thigh with harissa over couscous

  • Dessert: Coconut cardamom bulgur pudding with charred pineapple (tossed with archer)

 

We hope you'll join us! Don't wait long as seats are very limited!

 

FAQs

 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

21+ only, please. Alcohol will be served.

 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We have plenty of parking for everyone. We're happy to hang around and chat after the dinner to allow everyone to drive home safely.

For those that don't wish to drive, we recommend downloading the uber app to your smartphone and requesting a ride to and from the meadery. In our experience, Uber is a great option in this area as long as you're not in a hurry to get home.

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to email Dan at dan@orchidcellar.com

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope. You only need to know the name of the person that purchased the tickets.

 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Not a problem at all.

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Happy hour with Chris Smaha
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Happy hour with Chris Smaha

From 3pm-8pm each Friday, we'll hold a happy hour to celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of everyone's favorite: not the weekdays! (some may also refer to this as "the weekend")

On December 9th, Chris Smaha will be gracing us with his groovy jams.

Drinks and lite food will be available from 3-8pm as the sun sets. Chris will play from 5-7. Everyone is welcome to bring food if they'd like.

Help us get the word out via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1266705003375124/

 

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