Fountain Branch Library Black Tie & Boots Ball, 230 S. Main St., Fountain. $35. Enjoy live music, food and more to benefit the new library. Sat., April 22, 7-11 p.m. Call 531-6333, ext. 2205 for more.
Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School's 2nd Annual Wine Tasting, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave. $25-$30. Proceeds from "A Brave New World" tasting to benefit this nonprofit school. Sat., April 29, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 636-3084 for more information.
Vineyard in the Village Grape Stomp, Dinner and Wine Tasting, Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St. $75. Enjoy food, music and more to benefit Cheyenne Village non-profit. Thurs., April 27, 5:30-9 p.m. Call 592-0200 for more.
Sencha Literary Dinner Theater Series, 331 S. Nevada Ave. $65. Featuring E.B. White's Charlotte's Web five-course meal with wine pairings. Sun., April 30, 6 p.m. Call 632-8287 to make a reservation.
Experience Wine Tastings, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. $45-$80. "Wines of Napa Valley" on Sun., April 30, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 282-8688 for more.
Slow Food 2nd Annual Spring Food Forum, CC Herb n' Farm Caf, 1104 N. Cascade Ave. $15-$20. Featuring talks by a farmer, anthropologist and more. Sun., April 30, 3 p.m. Call 684-8193 by April 26 to reserve a spot.
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.
Manitou Springs Midweek Market Festival, Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave. Featuring farmer's market, live music, cinema, beer garden and more. June 7 through August 30, Wed., 4-8 p.m. Call 685-9741 for more.
Dinner with the Palmers, Evergreen Cemetery Chapel, 1003 S. Hancock Ave. $75-$130. Attend a Victorian style banquet and tour the cemetery in a horse-drawn carriage to support chapel restoration. Fri., June 30, 5:30 p.m. Call 630-7328 or visit evergreencemeterysociety.netfirms.com for more.
26th Street Farmer's Market, 2601 W. Vermijo Ave. Running June 24 through September 23, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 635-0944 for more.
2006 Craft Lager Festival, Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave. $20. Attend a tasting with live music, awards presentations and more. Sat., Aug. 12, noon to 6 p.m. Call 633-2555, ext. 15 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. 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. 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.