For Your Calendar

Events to coax you out of hibernation.

Ready to fly the coop ’cause you’re tired of the extended chill keeping you cooped up too long?

Here are some food and drink events to tempt you to light out for culinary entertainment.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 27, so you can attend the Craft Beer and Spirits Festival taking place from 5 to 8 pm at the Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Avenue in downtown New Brunswick. The festival benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex counties and last year raised more than $10,000 for BB/BS programs. Tickets are $40 per person if purchased in advance and $45 if bought at the door the day of the festival. On tap will be craft beers and spirits from more than 40 vendors. For more information and to buy tickets, call 732-214-2206 or visit and link to the details for the festival.

* Oasis Social Graces Tea. The first tea date of the season is tomorrow—Wednesday, January 10—from 3 to 5 pm. Seatings are at 3 pm and 4 pm. Oasis, a working farm staffed by student interns with autism, is located at 89 Sleepy Hollow Road in Middletown. Reservations for the tea are required. For reservations details, e-mail [email protected].

* Sunday Supper and Hymn Sing. Taking place at Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place in Cape May at 5:30 pm Sunday, January 14 is this supper-sing. Cost for adults is $15.99; children are $9.99. For reservations and details, call 609-884-6583 or visit

* 100 Steps Supper Club and Raw Bar, 225 Centennial Avenue in Cranford, is reopening after a post-holiday break on Friday, January 12 with plans for pop-up nights, collaborative dinners with area chefs, oysters tastings and other events. Ringmaster for the in-the-works events is Jack Tagmouti, who may be e-mailed for details at [email protected].

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