Powers Liquor Mart Wine Tastings, 5847 Palmer Park Rd. Free. Wines of the World, Sat., June 25, 1 and 2:30 p.m. and Mon., June 27, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Call 596-4700 for reservations.
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. 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 Restaurant, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086, thebluestar.net. Argentinean wines on Thurs., June 23, $15. South African wines on Thurs., June 30, $15. Reservations required.
Gertrude's Restaurant, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. $49. Picnic Wines tasting with dinner, 8 wines and four food courses on Mon., June 27, 6-8:30 p.m. Credit card reservations required at 471-0887. Visit gertrudesrestaurant.com 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. 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: 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. Wine Dinner, Southwest theme, Sat., June 18. 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.