Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. Fabulous chefs compete with their secret recipes. Gumbo cooking begins at 8 a.m. with public tasting from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two tastings cost $1. Sat., Feb. 25. Call 685-5089 for more.
Friendly Introduction to Wine, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. Learn about white wines on Sun., Feb. 26, $45-$80. Pick up general wine knowledge on Sun., March 5, $30-$50. Both classes run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 282-8688 to make reservations and visit experience.net for more information.
Blue Star Wine Tastings and Cooking Classes, 1645 S. Tejon St. $15-$30. Thurs., Feb. 23, 5:45 p.m., French red wines. Thurs., March 2, 5:45 p.m., beer tasting. Sat., Feb., 25, sauce class from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 632-1086 to make reservations.
Fine Arts Center's 15th Annual Wine Festival, $60 and up. Grand Tasting at the The Broadmoor on Fri., March 10, 7 p.m. Dinner and Auction at the Garden of the Gods Club on Sat., March 11, 6:30 p.m. Call 477-4371 for more.
Beatles Brunches, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. Beatles Brunch on Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 9, $18-$20. Special brunch and tour with Peter Max on Sun., April 9, 9 a.m., $35-$45. Call 634-5583 to make reservations.
Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Featuring microbrew tasting on Sat., March 4 at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required at 596-4700.
Cachet Basket open house, 7505 Tudor Rd. Sample products, taste wine, enjoy live music and shopping. Fri., May 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 593-9458 for more.
The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Dinners, 25 W. Cimarron St., call 475-8880 to RSVP. $50 per person. Saturdays at 7 p.m. Dinners include five courses and five wines. New Orleans/Cajun on March 18; Spain on April 15; Southwest on May 20; Asian Fusion on June 17; Traditional American on July 15; Italy on Aug. 19; Pacific Northwest on Sept. 16; France on Oct. 21; Germany on Nov. 18.
The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Tastings, 25 W. Cimarron St., call 475-8880 to RSVP. $25 per person. Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Tastings include six wines and appetizers. The Rhone France on March 7; South Africa on April 4; Argentina/Chile on May 2; Greece on June 6; New York State on July 11; Austria on Aug. 1; New Zealand on Sept. 5; Australia on Oct. 3; Spain/Portugal on Nov. 7; Martinis on Dec. 5.