Vineyard tours, book signings and “snowy” movies

After a wintry week of snow and ice, spend the weekend getting outside for wine tastings, book signings, movies and more.

1. Taste Buds Food and Wine Tour

Do South Tours presents Tastebuds Food and Wine Tour, which begins at noon Saturday at Vintage Winery and will include lunch at Mama Sucre and a trip to Wines in the Fork in Leiper's Fork.

Wine lovers have a great opportunity this Saturday to hop on the Do South Tours party bus for a day of wine and food tastings across the region.

The tour will begin at noon with passengers boarding the bus at Vintage Winery, 616 N. Main St., after which it will head to Mama Sucre Restaurant for a gourmet lunch. The menu will include Po’ Boy sandwiches, authentic Cajun sides and donuts.

After that, the tour will travel to Leiper’s Fork for Wines in the Fork, where a wine tasting will begin at 3 p.m. Once back in Columbia, passengers will have a final tasting at Vintage Winery.

Tickets are $65 which will be good for all food and wine tastings and can be purchased at

2. Dani Williamson Book Signing at Duck River Books

Franklin author and nurse practitioner Dani Williamson will be signing copies of her new book

It’s always important to maintain a good healthy lifestyle, whether it’s following a proper diet, getting plenty of exercise, or maintaining a balanced mental health.

It’s also the basis of author Franklin and nurse practitioner Dani Williamson’s new book “Wild & Well: Dani’s Six Commonsense Steps to Radical Healing.”

Williamson will head to downtown Columbia this Friday for a special book signing event at Duck River Books starting at 6 p.m.

Books will be available for purchase and visitors will be able to learn all about Williamson’s message that encourages readers not just to have “normal” health, but to strive for “optimal health”.

If you cannot attend the event, but would still like a signed copy, contact Duck River Books at (931) 548-2665.

3. Snowy Movies at Mt. Pleasant Center

Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation will host "Snowed In Movies at the Center" presenting the animated film "happy feet" starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Pleasant Community Center.

The snow may have melted, but it’s still a great time to snuggle up with the kids and a good movie.

Grab your chairs, blankets and pajamas and visit the Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 501 Gray Lane in Mt. Pleasant, which will host a free screening of the classic animated film “Happy Feet” beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Snowed-In Movie Night event, presented by Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation, will also include cookies and cocoa, which are also free.

4. For Love and Tupperware

For Love and Tupperware will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 5290 Main St.

What house doesn’t need a good set of Tupperware?

Check out what’s new at the Tupperware Market by spending a fun afternoon at the Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 5290 Main St.

For Love and Tupperware will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and will feature sweepstakes, recipes and more.

Special guest and business leader Micki Anderson, winner of the Tupperware “Lead With Your Heart” award, will also be a guest speaker.

5. Live Entertainment

Country singer Tracy Lawrence will perform at the Mulehouse, 812 S. High St., beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. For tickets, visit

Laura Lane Duo will perform at Tuck’s Place, 102 Depot St., beginning at 8 p.m. Friday.

Stranger Than Fiction will perform at Fozzy’s Bar & Grill, 150 Stephen P. Yokich Parkway in Spring Hill, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday.

Grafted Culture will perform at the Mt. Pleasant Grille, 100 S. Main St. in Mt. Pleasant, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.

Cochise County will perform at Bad Idea Brewing, 307 W. 11th St. in the Columbia Arts Building, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Escape Band will perform at The Boondox, 3543 Highway 431, beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jay Powell

Jay Powell covers events and entertainment for The Daily Herald. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @JayPowellCDH.

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