1. Winter scriptAre you looking for a quick relaxing getaway for this weekend? Perhaps some kind of distraction — to take your mind off of politics and the Patriots?

Z’Scoop has a few oddball ideas for you — and they may even be right in your own backyard! Or at least nearby.

Bowling Green, KY
The Callaway Corvette Exhibit – Bowling Green, KY

2. Nat. Corvette MuseumIn 1987, Corvettes got a little faster thanks to engineers at Callaway Cars. What started in the garage of Reeves Callaway’s Old Lyme, Connecticut home has grown into a company with three locations (Connecticut, California and Germany) and four core business units: Callaway Engineering, Callaway Cars, Callaway Carbon and Callaway Competition.

When the company began, Reeves’ mission was not to enhance Corvette performance; it was to put food on the table for a young family in the only way he knew how. To build something beautiful and powerful that would appeal to the owners of fine automotive machinery. Reeves had a passion for making engines powerful, and in 1986 his company formally became allied with Chevrolet Corvette.

3. NCM - logoReeves’ engineering achievements in the Corvette performance arena began with the factory RPO B2K Twin Turbo Corvettes (1987-1991), and continued with the development of the world-record holding 254 mph “Sledgehammer,” C4 Aerobody package, LT-1 and LT-5 SuperNatural Corvettes, C12 Callaway Supercars, C5/C6 power group packages, C6 Supercharged Corvettes, C16 Supercars, and C7 Stingray/GS and Z06 models, and branching Callaway into other GM V8 powered performance cars, trucks, and SUVs.

In celebration of Callaway’s 40th anniversary, and their 30th anniversary of their relationship with Corvette, the National Corvette Museum’s Exhibit Hall will be displaying 15 examples of this high-performance Corvette.

4. home_corvetteDates: January 13 thru May 7, 2017
Recurrence: Daily
Location: National Corvette Museum
Address: 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270.781.7973

5. Brown Sugar StitchersAugusta, GA
Brown-Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild Exhibition – Augusta, GA

The Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild of Atlanta, GA is a diverse group of African-American quilters from all over the metropolitan area. The crafters of this guild have gained popularity both regionally and nationally. This is their fourth visit to the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History in Augusta, GA, and this annual exhibition has become a staple of the winter schedule.

6. LCL25annivLOGOBorn into slavery, Lucy Craft Laney became one of the state’s most influential educators. She started the first kindergarten and nurses’ training class for blacks in Augusta and founded the Haines Institute, which educated thousands of black students. The museum is located in the Historic Laney-Walker District, near the original site of the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute.

7. LCL Museum buildingThe mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is to promote the legacy of Ms. Lucy Craft Laney through arts and history and by educating and exposing children and adults of Augusta, the State of Georgia and beyond to the arts, history, literature and leadership through exhibits and programs.


Dates: On-going
Recurrence: Tues. – Fri. 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Location: Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Address: 1116 Phillips Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706.724.3576
Website: Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Tickets: Adults – $5.00, Seniors – $3.00, Children – $2.00

8. Drunkard & OlioTulsa, OK
“The Drunkard & The Olio”– Tulsa, OK

It began on Nov. 14, 1953 and has never stopped! That’s how “The Drunkard” became America’s longest-running play. More than 3,000 Tulsans have participated on or offstage. More than a quarter-million have seen the show, making it a laughter-filled Tulsa tradition in which temperance triumphs and evildoers receive their merited fates. There are even tomatoes to throw at the villain!

9. VillainLogoThe director is Tony-nominated writer-actor Joe Sears of “Greater Tuna” fame! “Today the play is performed in historical form as it was in the early days but with added salt and pepper fun for modern audiences to enjoy,” Mr. Sears says.

Doors open at 7 p.m. A sing-along of old-time popular songs begins at 7:15. The show starts at 7:30 with the Olio: dancers, musicians, jugglers, magicians, or comedians. The play begins at 8 p.m. and concludes around 10 p.m. with the audience and cast singing “God Bless America.”

Dates: On-going – Every Saturday
Time: 7:15 PM – 10:15 PM
Location: The Spotlight Theater
Address: 1381 Riverside, Tulsa, OK 74127
Phone: 918.587.5030
Website: Drunkard & Olio
Tickets: $18

10. Burger Bender logoNewport, RI
Newport Burger Bender – Newport, RI

10 Days. 25 Restaurants. Mad Love.

The Newport Burger Bender is a simple “best burger” contest taking place Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at participating restaurants (see website) throughout Newport and Bristol counties.

11. Newport BurgersHere are your contenders (click here for the burger list with descriptions). Try one. Try some. Try them all. Then vote for your favorite by clicking on the burger below and submitting your simple voting form. Voting begins February 17th and ends February 26th. You’ll be automatically entered to win one of several DAILY giveaways throughout the Burger Bender contest. The restaurant with the burger that gets the most votes will be crowned the winner. Now, go get your nom on.

Dates: February 17 – 26, 2017
Time: Anytime you’re hungry
Location: Participating Restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties
Website: Newport Burger Bender

To find more information about our featured cities and what else is going on in the next few weeks, click on the city listed below and start making some plans for a wonderful winter jaunt of your own!
Bowling Green, KY
Augusta, GA
Tulsa, OK
Newport, RI

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