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Dinner for 10 at the Terrace Room

Enjoy a special night at the lovely Terrace Room with a custom menu created just for your group of 10. Terrace Room wine expert Wayne Taylor will pair fine Italian wine with dinner and discuss region, grape varieties, aroma, and flavor profiles with diners. Courtesy of the Terrace Room.

Guided Nature Walks Through COL Conservation Easements

Join Executive Director Ryan Postema on a guided tour of four beautiful open spaces in the area we protect via conservation easements. These properties are not open to the public, so this is a unique opportunity! You will take in some truly special places, while learning about the ecology of the area. Courtesy of Chikaming Open Lands.

In-Home Dinner for Four Prepared by Colleen Froehlich

Enjoy an in-home meal prepared by Colleen Froehlich, who has been creating one-of-a-kind dishes for over 26 years. Colleen will prepare dinner for four complete with appetizers, salad, main course, dessert, and two bottles of wine. With southern roots, and Cajun in her blood, Colleen makes the most exquisite and flavorful dishes… just ask one of her many loyal customers! Courtesy of Froehlich's.

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour of The Newberry Library

This is a history buff's dream come true! Go behind the scenes with curators at The Newberry in Chicago to view their extensive collection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, and other printed materials spanning six centuries. Courtesy of the Newberry Library.

One-Week Getaway in the Montana Mountains

Get away from it all with seven nights at Camp Beargrass - a cozy, secluded log cabin that sleeps six, situated in a pine forest with quintessential stunning Montana mountain views. Located just an hour drive to Glacier National Park, this place is a dream for anyone craving peace, solitude, and the best nature has to offer! Courtesy of Janet and Bob Schuttler.

One-Week Getaway on the Rancho Las Palmas Golf Course in Palm Springs, California 

Leave the cold and dreary Midwestern winter behind and bask in the Palm Springs sunshine with a week at this two-bedroom condominium next to the world-class, palm-tree-lined Rancho Las Palmas Golf Course. Enjoy a round of golf or a tennis game at the adjacent Rancho Las Palmas Country Club, relax by the pool just steps from your door, or take in the gorgeous mountain views from your own patio. Seven-day stay available to be booked between January 21 and January 31, 2019. Courtesy of Richard and Nancy Spain.

Custom Built Coffee Table and Private Woodworking Session for Four

Add a touch of rustic contemporary elegance to your home with this beautiful custom-made coffee table, made from local white oak by David Krumrie of Krumrie Saw Mill Services. A stunning piece for any room in your house! Want to make your own beautiful wood creation? This package also includes a private 2-3 hour woodworking session for four adults with David in his workshop in Galien. David will show you how to create your very own one-of-a-kind wood piece! Courtesy of David Krumrie.


Greenbush Brewer for a Day

Ever wondered what it would be like to brew that tasty malty beverage you enjoy drinking? Here is your chance to find out! First, you will sit down with one of the head brewers at Greenbush Brewing Company and create a recipe for the beer you will be brewing. Then come back and brew that beer from the recipe that YOU helped create. Courtesy of Greenbush Brewing Company.

Mesa Luna Dinner with Wine Pairings for Eight

Your group of eight will enjoy a delectable dinner at Mesa Luna, complete with wine pairings. Chef Sam Luna prepares his New American dishes using locally-sourced and seasonally available ingredients, which means the menu is always changing, and is all about farm-to-table freshness. Courtesy of Mesa Luna.

Greenbush Beer Dinner for Four

Be the envy of all your Greenbush-loving friends with your own personal five-course beer dinner at Greenbush Brewery. The fabulous chefs at Greenbush will show you what they are made of with creative takes on simple foods paired perfectly with five Greenbush beers. This is an exceptional opportunity for a beer and food aficionado! Courtesy of Greenbush Brewing Company.

Private Yoga Class for 12 Overlooking Lake Michigan

Join Elizabeth Nuti as she leads a private yoga class for up to 12 on the deck overlooking Lake Michigan at the gorgeous Lakeside property of Peter and Jeanie Van Nice. After class, enjoy a mimosa while Chikaming Open Lands Executive Director Ryan Postema leads you on a tour of the 10-acre property, which includes a truly wonderful restored prairie. Courtesy of Elizabeth Nuti and Peter & Jeanie Van Nice.

Maui Mat and Paddle Board

Enjoy a great day on the lake with a fill-day rental of a Maui Mat, and a full-day paddle board rental from Red Arrow Ride in Union Pier. Also included is a fun Great Lakes beach tote bag! Courtesy of Red Arrow Ride.

Picnic Lunch from Peasant's Pantry

Harbor Country's newest café and delicatessen, The Peasant's Pantry in Sawyer, MI, wants you to enjoy a customized picnic! Enjoy a lunch for four that includes a cheese and charcuterie plate, two bottles of wine of your choosing, customized box lunches, and a blueberry buckle cake. Do not miss this delicious opportunity! Courtesy of The Peasant's Pantry.

Spin and Spa

Why not take care of YOU for once this fall! Start by getting out in front of those dreaded holiday calories with 12 Spin Cycle classes at Equilibrium Fitness, Harbor Country’s premier 24-hour fitness facility located in New Buffalo. Then, pamper yourself at Mak Salon and Spa with a mani-pedi. Courtesy of Mak Salon and Spa and Equilibrium Fitness.

Acorn VIP Package

Experience a VIP evening at The Acorn- the cultural jewel of Three Oaks! You will have your perfect seats waiting for you, and with reserved seats and valet parking, you can walk five minutes before the show begins and not worry about a thing! VIP package includes four tickets to any show of your choosing, four premium-reserved seats, reserved or valet parking, four Acorn signature tumblers, four Acorn commemorative glasses and four drink coupons. Courtesy of The Acorn Theater.

Kinetic Health and Fitness Membership and Classes

Become a part of Harbor Country's newest luxury fitness facility, Kinetic Health and Fitness! Located in Three Oaks, MI you will enjoy industry leading equipment and motivating staff members all in a new beautiful facility! This package includes a three month membership with 24-hour access to the gym and the $5 member rate for all fitness classes. After the three month membership is complete, you can sign a one-year contract for $44 per month and will have the $50 joiner fee waived. Courtesy of Kinetic Health and Fitness.

Evening at the Chicago Symphony

Enjoy an evening at The Chicago Symphony! On Friday, May 10 you will see Riccardo Muti conduct the overture to The Marriage of Figaro - and so much more! Do not miss as Muti, Uchida, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra reunite for Mozart’s dark and urgent Piano Concerto No. 20, followed by two of Stravinsky’s brilliant ballet scores, the radiant Apollon musagète and the dazzling Suite from The Firebird. Courtesy of Mary Strahota.

Fly-Fishing Excursion on the Dowagiac River

Enjoy a day on the Dowagiac River fly-fishing with an expert! Adam Marton of The Field Workers Club will take you and one other angler for a day of catch and release fly-fishing for steelhead on the beautiful Dowagiac River. Adam has been an avid angler for over 30 years and has traveled all over the world sharing his knowledge and expertise, especially to advance scientific fisheries research. No experience is necessary, as the instructions, gear, and lunch will be provided. Courtesy of Adam Marton.