The weather is changing here in the Midwest, but a coolness lingers. During this change in seasons, here are a few ideas to add some fun to your social calendar and help make the transition from winter to spring (and from the indoors to the outdoors) a smooth one.
Identify a local brewery near you, and check to see whether they offer any educational events such as beer pairings and tastings. Ask for a tour of the brewery to make the activity a little more active.
Living in Texas, one of my favorite supermarkets was Central Market. Central Market offered a gourmet shopping and tasting experience upon each visit. The store also offered beer and wine tasting classes, which were heavily focused on education; the store brought in experts from all over the world!
Local markets or grocery stores typically offer cooking classes. When I travel, I seek these out to learn about the local cuisine as much as possible. If in my hometown, Sur La Table is a reliable bet for a culinary experience worth exploring.
Cooking classes tend to be a great way to get you up and out of your chair, socializing with new people, and learning about new recipes, utensils, and techniques.
Bicycle tour through wineries
Northern Michigan offers unique wine trail bike tours that provide the appropriate equipment, food, and mobility you need to spend the day outdoors sampling delicious wines.
Even if these particular suggestions don't exist near you, try searching for something similar. I hope at the very least they serve as ideas to get you thinking about how you can increase your level of activity and more smoothly make the transition from indoors to outdoors during this new season of spring!
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