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Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Beer Dinner, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. $55. Wine tastings, Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. $15. Dessert, Sept. 14. Pacific Northwest, Sept. 21. "Wines Frank Loves," Sept. 28. Tequila, Oct. 5. Cooking classes, Sat. or Sun., 9 a.m. to noon. $30. Italian, Sept. 16. Fall cooking, Sept. 30. Call 632-1086 to make reservations.

Summer Farmers' Markets, Downtown; America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Avenue and Cimino Street, Wed., 4-8 p.m., through Oct. 4. Briargate; Pine Creek Village Center, Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive, Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. 7. Memorial Park; Union Boulevard and Pikes Peak Avenue, Mon. and Thurs., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. Doherty High School; 4515 Barnes Road, Sat., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. Old Colorado City; 24th Street and West Colorado Avenue, Sat., 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through Oct. Manitou Springs; 26th Street; 2601 W. Vermijo Ave., Sat., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Sept. 23.

Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 3180 New Center Point. "Shop Savvy, Shop Seasonally," Sept. 13. "D.I.Y. Herbal Creations," Sept. 14. "Cosmetic Acupuncture," Sept. 15. "Wild at Art Market," Sept. 16. "Apple A Day Cooking Class," Sept. 21. "Human Trafficking Lecture," Sept. 22. "Gluten-Free Baking," Sept. 23. "Hypertension Exercise Therapy," Sept. 26. For more call 622-1099 or visit wildoats.com.

Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Microbrew Tasting, Thurs., Sept. 14, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Oktoberfest Tasting, Sat., Sept. 16, 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Chilean Wine Tasting, Sat., Sept. 23, 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Microbrew Tasting, Thurs., Sept. 28, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Wines of the World, Sat., Sept. 30, 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Call 596-4700 for details and reservations.

Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. and Bambino's Restaurant, 2849 E. Platte Ave. $35-$80. "Simply Reds," Sept. 15, 6-8:30 p.m. at Bambino's. "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Sept. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mimi's. "You're So Sweet," Sept. 24, 5:30-8 p.m. at Mimi's. Call 282-8688 for more or visit experiencewine.net.

McCabe's Pub Quiz, 520 S. Tejon St. Free. Play in teams of up to six people and answer random trivia on pop culture, music, sports and more. Wednesdays through Sept. 27, 8-10:30 p.m. Call 633-3300 or visit geekswhodrink.com for more.

The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Dinners and Tastings, 25 W. Cimarron St., call 475-8880 to RSVP. $35-$50 per person. Saturdays at 7 p.m. Dinners include five courses and five wines. Pacific Northwest on Sept. 16. Tastings include six wines and appetizers. Visit thewarehouserestaurant.com for more.

9th Annual Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest, Kavanagh Field, Woodland Park. $5-$6. Featuring live music, German brats, drink, children's activities and more. Sat., Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 687-9885 for more.

Honey Harvest, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. $3. Watch the Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association demonstrate honey extraction, sample honey from the hive and create a honey bee craft. Call 520-6387 for reservations and more.

Harvest Fest 2006, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 E. U.S. Hwy. 50, Canon City. Celebrate this year's grape harvest with food, wine and the arts. Sept. 23-24, Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Call 877/422-9463 for more.

Harvest Moon Dinner, Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave. $50-$90. Presenting a dinner to benefit Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. Sun., Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. Call 303/283-3541 for reservations by Sept. 28.

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