We're coming up on just the second weekend in March and already they're dropping like flies. Restaurants and bars throughout the Northwoods are dramatically cutting back hours or shutting down altogether. Effectively going into hibernation mode for the months of March and April, awaiting ice out and the opening of fishing season the first weekend of May.
And who can really blame them? The idea of escaping to a sunny beach and sipping on umbrella drinks for a couple of weeks certainly has strong appeal to me right about now. Yet for two entire months? Well, okay, I guess that sounds pretty good too! Especially if you throw in a little golf, hiking, fishing, and such.
But back to reality for those of us for whom avoiding the entirety of mud season is not currently a viable option. Whatcha gonna do?
Well, here at the Rookery we're staying open for the duration. And we've got a few ideas to help you ward off the late winter blues...for at least the next couple of weeks. It all begins this Friday, March 8th with an extra spicy daily double. The return of Molly and the Danger Band (performing from 5 to 8 PM). And the debut of an all-new Fresh Fish UN-Fry.
If you've ever had the opportunity to hear Molly and the boys you know how well they can spice up an evening. And this week we're kicking up the zest still another notch with a special variety of fish made famous by noted New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme. Blackened redfish. With pan fried zucchini and sautéed herbed potatoes.
So quit your moping about and head over to the Rookery this weekend. And read on to learn about even more depression busting events coming up this month!
A Perfect Getaway Spa Weekend
Friday-Sunday, March 8-10
Massage & hot stone treatment. Facial massage. Foot reflexology with warm jojoba oil and wrap. Just a few of the luxurious options available. Don't you deserve it?
We still have a few openings for day spa services this weekend. Just $149 for two 75-minute massage and bodywork treatments plus a $25 Rookery gift card. Or $75 for one treatment only. Call soon as available appointment times are limited.
Why Wisconsin Forests Look the Way They Do
Cable Natural History Museum Dinner Lecture
John Kotar, emeritus professor of forest ecology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, developed an ecological classification system for Great Lakes forests. His system, based on patterns of plant species composition of forest communities, is used to make forest management decisions for any purpose. Learn how geology, soils, climate, natural disturbances, and history of land use interact in creating a rich variety of forest types and distinct and predictable patterns of their distribution on the landscape.
Join Professor Kotar and museum staff and board members for dinner and conversation at the Rookery at 5:30 PM. Or come just for the program at 7:00 PM. Please register with the Cable Natural History Museum by calling (715) 798-3890. Program cost is $5 museum member/$10 non-member. Dinner is on your own.
An Evening of Celtic Culture & Cuisine
In Celebration of St. Patrick's Day
Sunday, March 17, 5-8 PM
Celtic culture is rich with the ancient craft of storytelling. For thousands of years this evocative oral tradition has been a foundational aspect of Celtic culture. Stories were enjoyed to pass the dark nights of winter, to celebrate, to mourn, to educate, and to explain the mysteries of life. Come join us for an evening devoted to the bounty of Irish/Celtic food, with authentic tales by Wisconsin Storyteller Tracy Chipman.
1st Course - Cockle soup served with soda bread
2nd Course - Choice of herb crusted lamb or Irish salmon
3rd Course - Scottish shortbread topped with chocolate and finished with an Irish whiskey glaze
Fantastic Food. Fabulous Fables. For just $49/person!
Seating is limited. Call now to ensure your place.
More about our storyteller
Wisconsin native Tracy Chipman stepped upon the storytelling path as an educator of young children in 1989. In 1995 she told her first story in pubic and has been gathering and engaging in this live interactive craft with all ages ever since. Her repertoire is a multicultural collection of world myth, folktales, legends, wonder, and nature tales with a rich evocative sprinkling of personal narrative. Tracy has a deep connection and love for the Celtic lands through her travels and from years of connecting with Gaelic elders collecting oral traditions with The Hebridean Folklore Project.