- Pie Baking Contest, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. $1 per slice of pie, scoop of ice cream is $1 extra. Wed., July 13, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.
Firefighter Chili Cook-off, Tejon Street. Firefighters from across the state compete in the best red and green chili competition. Fri., July 1, 4:30 p.m. Call 596-4618 or visit iafflocal5.com for more.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $8-$12. Featuring a tasting of Southern Italian Wines as a part of their 1st Thursday Tastings series. Thurs., July 7, 5-7 p.m.
Pie Baking Contest, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. $1 per slice of pie, scoop of ice cream is $1 extra. Wed., July 13, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.
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.
Powers Liquor Mart Wine Tastings, 5847 Palmer Park Rd. Free. BBQ Wines on Sat., July 2, 11:30 a.m. Call 596-4700 for reservations.
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 August. Call 684-9648 for prices and more info.
The Blue Star Restaurant, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086, thebluestar.net. South African wines on Thurs., June 30, $15. Reservations required.
Paragon Culinary School Community Classes, 3125 Sinton Rd., 866/FOOD101. Call for cost. All courses on Sun. and start at 12:30 p.m. 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: 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.