Powers Liquor Mart Wine Tastings, 5847 Palmer Park Rd. Free. Australian Wine, Sat., May 7, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Call 596-4700 for reservations.
Kentucky Derby Day Chili Cook-Off, Laura Belle's 734 N. 19th St. Bring a crockpot of your own chili or make a $5 donation for all you can eat. Donations benefit the Wild Horse Foundation, a non-profit that works to protect the American Mustang horse. Sat., May 7, 1-6 p.m. Call 630-7600 for more.
The Melting Pot, 30A E. Pikes Peak Ave. Mother's Day Meals, Sun., May 8, $95/couple. Call 385-0300 for reservations.
Benefit Wine Tasting for Urban Peak, Gertrude's Restaurant, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. Four courses and eight wines for $59. Tasting of wines by women wine makers. Mon., May 16, 6-8:30 p.m. Call 471-0887 for reservations.
Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, 684-9648. "Mother's Day", 4 courses, Sun., May 8, opens at 2 p.m. "Father's Day Beer Dinner", 5 courses with beer pairings, Sun., June 19, 6:30 p.m. Call 684-9648 for prices and more info.
The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St. Chardonnay that isn't from Calif., Thurs., May 5, 5:45 p.m., $15. Mother's Day Brunch, Sun., May 8, $35. Zinfandel, Thurs., May 12, 5:45 p.m., $15. Pinot Noir, Thurs., May 19, 5:45 p.m., $15. Rose, Thurs., May 26, 5:45 p.m., $15. Call 632-1086 or visit www.thebluestar.net for more.
The Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave., 473-4413. Mother's Day Buffet, Sun., May 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.