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Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Wine tastings, Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. $15. "Smell This, Taste That," June 15. Spanish, June 22. Tuscan Wine Dinner, June 27. Vintage Wines, June 29. New Zealand, July 6. Cooking classes, Sat., 9 a.m. to noon. $30. Desserts, June 17. Sauces, June 25. BBQ, July 8. Pies, July 15. Shellfish, July 22. Cooking with Wine, July 29. Meal Planning, Time Management, Knife Skills, Aug. 12. Thai, Aug 19. Fin/Bill Fish, Aug 26. Appetizers, Sept. 9. Italian, Sept 16. Fall, Sept. 30. Call 632-1086 to make reservations.

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 bad television. Wednesdays through June 31, 8-10 p.m. Visit for more.

Master Food Safety and Preservation Adviser Training, CSU Cooperative Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $45 with 35-hour volunteer commitment. Offering classes June 16, and 23. All classes begin at 9 a.m. Call 636-8920 or visit for more.

Gertrude's Wine Tasting, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. $49. Featuring four courses and eight blended wines. Mon., June 19, 6-8:30 p.m. Call 471-0887 to reserve a spot.

Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point. Succulent Summer Cooking, June 22. Buyer, Be Fair, June 24. Gluten-free Baking, June 29. Call 622-1099 for more information.

Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Featuring New Zealand wines, June 17, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Microbrew Tasting, June 22, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Tasting, June 24, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required at 596-4700.

Experience Wine Tastings, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. $35-$60. Offering a "Friendly Introduction to Wine" that includes four wines, appetizers, handouts and more. Sun., June 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $45-$80. Call 282-8688 for more or visit

Sencha J. Bookwalter Wine Dinner, Sencha, 331 S. Nevada Ave., 632-8287. $50. Presenting six wines paired with six small-plate delicacies. Wed., June 21, 6 p.m. Visit for more.

Summer Farmer's Markets, Downtown; America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Avenue and Cimino Street, Wed., 4-8 p.m., June 7 to Oct. 4. Briargate; Pine Creek Village Center, Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive, Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 10 to Oct. 7. Memorial Park; Union Boulevard and Pikes Peak Avenue, Mon. and Thurs., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., June to Oct. Doherty High School; 4515 Barnes Road, Sat., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., June to Oct. Old Colorado City; 24th Street and West Colorado Avenue, Sat., 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June to Oct. Manitou Springs; Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave., Wed., 4-8 p.m., June 7 through Aug. 30. 26th Street; 2601 W. Vermijo Ave., Sat., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 24 through Sept. 23.

Margarita at PineCreek Events, 7350 Pine Creek Road. Five-course IRC dinner, Tues., July 11, 6:30 p.m. $50. Call 598-8667 to make a reservation or visit

Dinner with the Palmers, Evergreen Cemetery Chapel, 1003 S. Hancock Ave. $75-$130. Attend a Victorian style banquet and tour the cemetery in a horse-drawn carriage to support chapel restoration. Fri., June 30, 5:30 p.m. Call 630-7328 or visit for more.

2006 Craft Lager Festival, Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave. $20. Attend a tasting with live music, awards presentations and more. Sat., Aug. 12, noon to 6 p.m. Call 633-2555, ext. 15 for more.

The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Dinners, 25 W. Cimarron St., call 475-8880 to RSVP. $50 per person. Saturdays at 7 p.m. Dinners include five courses and five wines. Asian Fusion on June 17; Traditional American on July 15; Italy on Aug. 19; Pacific Northwest on Sept. 16; France on Oct. 21; Germany on Nov. 18. Visit for more.

The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Tastings, 25 W. Cimarron St., call 475-8880 to RSVP. $35 per person. Tastings include six wines and appetizers. Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Fall Collection, Sept. 5; Holiday Martinis, Dec. 5. Visit for more.


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