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Whole Foods Summer BBQ, 7635 N. Academy Blvd. Cooking classes every hour (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) from all departments, held on seated patio area. Also features a seed spitting contest and many samples. May 28-29, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 531-9999 for more.

Powers Liquor Mart Wine Tastings, 5847 Palmer Park Rd. Free. California Wines, Thurs., May 26, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Spanish Wines, Sat., June 4, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Call 596-4700 for reservations.

First Thursday Wine Tastings at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $8-$12. Summer wines selected and poured by Coaltrain Wine and Spirits with delicacies from Einstein Caf. Live jazz by the Brad Eastin Quartet accompanies. Thurs., June 2, 5-7 p.m. Tapas bar from 6:30-9 p.m. Call 634-5581 for more.

PICK Colorado Wine Festival: Wine Maker's Gourmet Dinner, CastAways Restaurant, 107 Manitou Ave., Fri., June 3, 6:30 p.m., $50, call 685-3700 for reservations. Wine Tasting Festival, Soda Springs Park, west end of Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, Sat., June 4, 1-6 p.m., $15, call 685-5089 for info.

Coffee Seminar, Starbucks Coffee, 747 Citadel Dr. East. Learn about the fundamentals of brewing a great cup of coffee and how to pair coffee with food. There are also coffee tastings. Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Call Sharon or Jessica at 591-9120 to register.

Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, 684-9648. "Father's Day Beer Dinner", 5 courses with beer pairings, Sun., June 19, 6:30 p.m. Also featuring "Wednesday is for Wine", featuring rare and interesting wines at half price through Aug. Call 684-9648 for prices and more info.

The Blue Star Wine Tastings, 1645 S. Tejon St. Rose, Thurs., May 26, 5:45 p.m., $15. Call 632-1086 or visit for more.

Paragon Culinary School Community Classes, 3125 Sinton Rd., 866/FOOD101. Call for cost. All courses on Sun. and start at 12:30 p.m. Beer Making 101 on May 29. Basic Skills Seminar on June 5. Twelve Cookies from One Dough on June 12. Summertime Kids Class on June 26. Grillin and Chillin on July 3. ProStart Teacher Competition on July 10. Bread 101 on July 31. Pinor Noir and Duck on Aug. 7. Penfold's, the History of Shiraz and Cooking from the Barbie on Aug. 14. World Tour of Wine and Cheese on Aug. 21. Summertime Shellfish and Sauvignon Blanc on Aug. 28.

The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Events, 25 W. Cimarron St. Wine Tastings, $25 per person: June 7, Washington/Oregon; July 5, Germany; August 2, Napa Valley; Sept. 6; Sonoma County; Oct. 4, Australia/New Zealand; Nov. 1, Spain/Portugal; Dec. 6, Marinis. Wine Dinners, $50 per person: April 16, New Orleans/Cajun; May 21, Northwest; June 18, Southwest; July 16, Asian Fusion; Aug. 20, Southern Italy; Sept. 17, Spain; Oct. 15, Southern France; Nov. 19, Germany. Call 475-8880 to R.S.V.P.

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 U.S. Hwy. 50, Canon City, 877/422-9463, Wine tastings daily of 2004 Artist Series Sauvignon Blanc, 2003 Juniper Valley Chardonnay, 2004 Riesling, 2003 Colorado Cabernet Franc and 2003 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m.

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