So there’s a rumor going around. Something about a big snowstorm. Let’s hope it’s not as bad as the reports seem because there are some great events going on this weekend. But if you do want to venture out, check the websites or call before. Stay warm and safe.

1. 7th Annual Burns Night

Friday, Jan. 22, 6:30 – 10:30 pm, Black Bass Hotel Restaurant, 3774 River Rd, Lumberville, PA

Jura Whiskey, Black Bass Hotel
This is a true evening of authentic “revelry and debauchery.” Head to the Black Bass Hotel Restaurant for a traditional “Burns Supper” to celebrate the life of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. A piper will pipe you in, the haggis will be treated with respect, and there will be a four course meal including wine, beer, whisky, and port. Guests will enjoy toasts, including, “Toast to the Lassies,” which is given by the men and a witty reply given by the women. Highland dress optional! The dinner is $125 per person, including liquor, tax and service. Call 215.297.9260 to get more information and to reserve your spot.

2. New Hope-Lambertville Winter Fest 2016

Saturday, Jan. 23 and ends Saturday, Jan 31, Lambertville and New Hope, PA

BBQ Food, Lambertville Winter Festival website

This Saturday, January 23, the annual Winter Festival in Lambertville and New Hope kicks off. Nine days of activities, including fun stuff for adults and children alike. Can you believe it? This is the 19th year for the festival. And there looks like there will be real snow to honor the annual event. [Check the website for event updates.]

The Fire and Ice Ball will (hopefully) be Saturday evening from 7-11 pm at The Event Center at Cornerstone in New Hope. Enjoy complimentary light fare, festive cocktails and a cash bar. Of course, there will be lots of dancing and live entertainment. It’s sponsored by Dish Catering and New Hope Winery. Tickets are $30 at the door, or $25 dollars in advance.

Then, on Sunday, January 24, Blues, BBQ and NFL Playoffs is at the Elks Lodge in Lambertville. A $20 ticket will let you listen to music by Bob Lanza Blues Band, enjoy homestyle BBQ with all the fixings, and watch the NFL playoffs on large screen TVs. Tickets sold out fast last year, so buy in advance here. Tickets will be $25 at the door if you don’t buy in advance.

3. Dinner with Friends

Sunday, Jan. 24, 5:30 pm, Bux-Mont Christian Church, 400 Jacksonville Rd., Ivyland, PA

Pots and Plates, Bux-Mont Christian Church

Dinner with Friends is a Bucks-Mont ministry that offers a hot, hearty meal to the community once a month.  This service is free of charge, and it occurs every fourth Sunday of the month. The ministry looks forward to preparing* a meal and serving it out of the church’s kitchen on Jacksonville Road in Ivyland, PA. This Sunday, January 24, the dinner will be pork loin and gravy, with mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, corn, rolls, assorted drinks, and brownies/cookies and ice cream.

*Besides having guests to come and eat, they also need a team each month to help prepare, serve and cleanup. If interested, please add your name to a sign-up form in the lobby of the church or contact the church office via email at Volunteers get a meal too!

4. Cook up some warm food

This weekend, Your kitchen, Bucks County, PA

Winter recipes

Okay, so this is not technically an event. But since it looks like the weather outside will be frightful, why not hunker down and make some warming food? Here’s a few of our favorite winter recipes, including Blizzard Stew.

Black Bean Pumpkin Soup
Blizzard Stew
Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Cauliflower Cuisine
Maple Butter Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
A warming gratin for a cold day

Have a great weekend!

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