Powers Liquor Mart Wine Tastings, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Spanish Wines, Sat., June 4, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Call 596-4700 for reservations.
PICK 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.
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.
Colorado Springs Conservatory Wine Tasting, The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St. $30 benefits the Conservatory. The evening includes musical and theatrical selections performed by faculty and alumni. Wed., June 15, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 577-4556 for more.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Literary Dinner, Sencha, 331 S. Nevada Ave., 632-8287. $65 per person. Sun., June 26, 6 p.m. By reservation only.
Black Bear Restaurant, 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls, 684-9648. "Father's Day Beer Dinner", five courses with beer pairings, Sun., June 19, 6:30 p.m. Also featuring "Wednesday is for Wine," with rare and interesting wines at half price through August. Call 684-9648 for prices and more info.
Paragon Culinary School Community Classes, 3125 Sinton Road, 866/FOOD101. Call for cost. All courses on Sun, and start at 12:30 p.m. 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.
The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Events, 25 W. Cimarron St. Wine Tastings, $25 per person: June 7, Washington/Oregon; July 5, Germany; Aug. 2, Napa Valley. Call 475-8880 to R.S.V.P.
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 U.S. Hwy. 50, Canon City, 877/422-9463, abbeywinery.com. 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.