lucydesiwinecheesemaple.jpgChautauqua County, N.Y. - Lucy and Desi, wine and cheese, and plenty of maple syrup are just some of the ingredients for fun and discovery in Chautauqua County. Check out their 2010 March-May Event Highlights! March 2010 6-7              Peek Spring Fest, Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa, 1405 Olde Road, Findley Lake, NY 14736; 716-355-4141; http://www.pknpk.com/; Finale of the "Shop Showdown" where area ski shops compete for the title of "Top Shop".  Festival includes live entertainment and the kick-off of spring rates on the slopes. 13               The Dady Brothers, 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church Street, Fredonia, NY 14063; 716-679-1891; http://www.fredopera.org/; An evening of superb harmonies on traditional Irish and folk music including bluegrass, folk, Celtic and even country blues with special guests - the Clann Na Cara Irish Dancers. Performance starts at 8 pm. Part of the Folk in Fredonia Music Series. 20-21          Wine & Art Weekend, Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail, Silver Creek, NY to North East, PA; 877-326-6561; www.chautauquawinetrail.org; Visit participating wineries on the Wine Trail and enjoy a sampling of delicious wine while viewing art works created by members of the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail and North East Arts Council. Artists will be on hand displaying their art and answering questions.  Art will also be available for sale. 20 - 21 & 27 - 28        Maple Weekends, Local Maple Producers, Chautauqua County and New York State. Sponsored by NYS Maple Producers; 585-591-1190, http://www.mapleweekend.com/; Participating maple syrup producers hold open houses for the public to visit and learn about maple syrup production. Maple goodies and free samples. See website for participating locations. April 2010 9                "Route 66" Live Theater, 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church Street, Fredonia, NY 14063; 716-679-1891; http://www.fredopera.org/; 8 pm. Take a dollop of Grease, mix in some Pump Boys and Dinettes and add a generous dose of Forever Plaid and you've got the pedal-to-the-metal, high octane fun of Roger Bean's Route 66. A sure-fire crowd-pleasing musical revue features many hit songs from the late 50s and early 60s. 16-25          Earth Week 2010, SUNY College at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 14063; 716-673-3111; http://www.fredonia.edu/earthweek/; Think global, act local.  40th anniversary of Earth Day with a week long schedule of events. 23               "Red Molly Concert", 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church Street, Fredonia, NY 14063; 716-679-1891; http://www.fredopera.org/; Three ladies having a lot of contagious fun.  Red Molly consistently brings concert-goers to their feet with stunning three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship and a warm, engaging presence. 25               Bridal Expo, Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa, 1405 Olde Road, Findley Lake, NY 14736; 716-355-4141; http://www.pknpk.com/; See what Peek'n Peak has to offer for an unforgettable wedding experience.  Site tours, food tastings and vendor booths on-site. May 2010 1-2              Wine & Cheese Weekend, Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail, Silver Creek, NY to North East, PA, 877-326-6561; www.chautauquawinetrail.org;  Visit 21 wineries and sample fine wines paired with complimentary cheese dishes made with Yancey's Fancy artisan cheeses.  Tickets are pre-sale only. 28 - 30 Lucy-Desi Fan Appreciation Days, Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center, 10 W. Third St., Jamestown, NY 14701, 716-484-0800, http://www.lucy-desi.com/. Three days jam packed with events and activities to cure any Lucy sweet tooth!  Lucytown tours, fan reunion, trivia contest, memorabilia auction, dinner theaters, feature headliner event with gala TBA and much, much more!  All in the birth place of everyone's favorite redhead in Jamestown, NY. 29 - 30       Art Trail Open Studio Tour, Chautauqua - Lake Erie Art Trail, Sherman to Forestville, 716-679-9254, www.chautauquawinetrail.org;.  Features 25 artists in Chautauqua County in close proximity to Route 20 running from Silver Creek, NY to Sherman, NY. Artists' studios open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Contact: Stephanie Burdo Communications Coordinator Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau PO Box 1441 Chautauqua, NY 14722 716-357-ILNY (4569) http://www.tourchautauqua.com/ www.facebook.com/Tour.Chautauqua