Guitar Hero competition planned at Eastwood Mall

Guitar Hero competition planned at Eastwood Mall

NILES — Art Outreach Gallery in Eastwood Mall will host a Guitar Gaming Tournament, featuring competition in Guitar Hero World Tour, on Saturday.

The tournament will start at noon in the Mall Concourse in front of Sears. Sign-in begins at 11 a.m.

The tournament is free and open to youths ages 13 to 18. Registration forms are available at the Art Outreach Gallery and the GameStop store, both in Eastwood Mall. Signed parent/guardian consent is required for all players.

Up to 64 guitar gamers will compete in player vs. player matches. Entries will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis.

Various mall stores have donated tournament prizes.

Columbiana theater offers free movies this week

COLUMBIANA — Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., is offering free movies this week with showings of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Show times are 7 tonight through Sunday, with 4:30 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. In addition to free movie admission, the Encore Caf will give away free hot dogs from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Ice Wine Festival coming to Grand River Valley

MADISON — The Winegrowers of the Grand River Valley Wine Region will have their sixth annual Ice Wine Festival on March 7 and March 14 at several wineries that are all within a 10-minute drive of one another.

Participating wineries are Debonne Vineyards, Ferrante Winery and Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards and St. Joseph Vineyards. Participants can start at any winery.

Event organizer Cindy Lindberg of Grand River Cellars said there are some new events at the festival this year. “Grand River Cellars will be roasting their famous homemade Ice Wine Marshmallows, and Debonne Vineyards has created a delicious Ice Wine Martini. Both of these extras will cost the patron a little extra but is certainly worth the price,” she said.

“In addition, many of the winemakers will be on hand for people to talk to, and other wines will be available for people to taste.”

Ice wines are from grapes that are left on the vines at the end of the harvest season. Once the grapes reach temperatures below 17 degrees, they are picked and pressed immediately before they have a chance to thaw.

Picking is usually done during the night, and pressing is at the break of day.

The event begins at noon and ends at 5 p.m., and the cost is $5 per person at each winery. For more information, go to

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