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It's tea time

Take a break and a step back in time at a special program coming at noon Wednesday to the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave.

"Dressing for Tea," presented by the Costume Resource Center, will offer a glimpse of the elegant fashions worn to afternoon tea during the first four decades of the 20th century, including underpinnings, dresses, hats and accessories.

The event, which includes a Victorian-style afternoon tea, will take place in the site's Carriage House gallery. The cost is $25 per person and reservations are required. Call 884-0095.

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Ticket to sip

Twenty-three wineries will take part in the Lake Erie Wine Country's spring Wine & Cheese Weekend, Friday through May 20, along the Lake Erie shore from Silver Creek in Chautauqua County to North East, Pa.

For $35, guests will be able to try special local wines paired with artisan cheeses or food samples, plus take home a wine glass, recipe booklet and $5 voucher toward a purchase. They'll also receive a bottle-shaped bamboo cutting board.

Among the tidbits offered as pairings will be cheese fondue, cheddar chutney bites, bacon maple biscuits, chocolate wine cannoli, apple-stuffed chicken breast, spinach and bacon quiche, beef hash brown pizza casserole and Buffalo blue cheese soup.

Tickets may be purchased online only at www.lakeeriewinecountry.org through 9 a.m. Wednesday, to be picked up at a winery you designate. Wineries will be open from noon Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday and May 20, until 5 p.m. each day. Designated driver tickets are $20 and include everything except wine (nonalcoholic drinks will be provided) and the $5 voucher.