New Year's Free Mochitsuki Takai Rice Pounding Event, CC's Worner Center, 14 E. Cache la Poudre. Donations to benefit TESSA accepted. The Japan-America society hosts this event where you pound rice and then enjoy the finished product. Sat., Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 266-5625 to RSVP.
The Wild West Dinner, Sencha, 331 S. Nevada Ave. Dinner theater featuring The Wild West Dinner, five food courses with wines. Jan. 30-31. Call 632-8287 for reservations.
Buffalo Tasting, Rocky Mountain Natural Food Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Taste a buffalo recipe every second Tuesday of the month. Tues., Feb. 8, 2-7 p.m. Call 532-1342 for more.
"Save the Day" Breakfast Fundraiser, Colorado House and Resource Center, 21 S. Wahsatch Ave. $10. Fundraising breakfast benefiting the Center's transitional housing and self-sufficiency programs for homeless people to achieve self-sufficiency. Thurs., Feb. 10, 7-8:30 a.m. Call 325-0100 for more.
The Blue Star Wine Tastings, 1645 S. Tejon St. $15 per session. California Red Zinfandel, Thurs., Jan. 13, 5:45 p.m. French Red Rhone, Thurs., Jan. 20, 5:45 p.m.