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Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Wine tastings, Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. $15. New Zealand, July 6. Cooking classes, Sat., 9 a.m. to noon. $30. BBQ, July 8. Pies, July 15. Shellfish, July 22. Cooking with Wine, July 29. Meal Planning, Time Management, Knife Skills, Aug. 12. Thai, Aug 19. Fin/Bill Fish, Aug 26. Appetizers, Sept. 9. Italian, Sept 16. Fall, Sept. 30. Call 632-1086 to make reservations.

Summer Farmers' Markets, Downtown; America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Avenue and Cimino Street, Wed., 4-8 p.m., through Oct. 4. Briargate; Pine Creek Village Center, Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive, Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. 7. Memorial Park; Union Boulevard and Pikes Peak Avenue, Mon. and Thurs., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. Doherty High School; 4515 Barnes Road, Sat., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Oct. Old Colorado City; 24th Street and West Colorado Avenue, Sat., 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through Oct. Manitou Springs; Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave., Wed., 4-8 p.m., through Aug. 30. 26th Street; 2601 W. Vermijo Ave., Sat., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Sept. 23.

McCabe's Pub Quiz, 520 S. Tejon St. Free. Play in teams of up to six people and answer random trivia on pop culture, music, sports and bad television. Wednesdays through Aug. 16, 8-10 p.m. Visit for more or call 633-3300.

Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Featuring "Wines of the World," July 8, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required at 596-4700.

Manitou Springs Ice Cream Social and Pie-Baking Contest, Soda Springs Park, 1016 Manitou Ave. Featuring music by Little London Winds and pie and ice cream scoops for $1 each. July 10, 5:30-8 p.m. To enter contest, visit Call 685-5089 for more.

Food Preservation Classes, CSU Cooperative Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $8 per class. Featuring "Pressure Canning," July 11. "Jams and Jellies," July 18. "Pickling and Fermenting Foods," July 25. "Dehydrating and Jerky," Aug. 1. "Freezing and Vacuum Sealing," Aug. 8. "Using and Preserving Herbs," Aug. 15. "Pie Fillings," Aug. 22. Call 636-8920 or visit for more.

Margarita at PineCreek Events, 7350 Pine Creek Road. Five-course IRC dinner, Tues., July 11, 6:30 p.m. $50. Call 598-8667 to make a reservation or visit

Grazing America 2006: The Education and Celebration of Real Farm Food, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring keynote speaker Eric Schlosser and a three-day forum with grass-fed producers, researchers and scientists. July 20-22. Visit for more or call 877/774-7277.

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. Wine Maker's Dinner, July 12, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Traditional American on July 15; Italy on Aug. 19; Pacific Northwest on Sept. 16; France on Oct. 21; Germany on Nov. 18. Visit for more.

The Warehouse Restaurant Wine Tastings, 25 W. Cimarron St., call 475-8880 to RSVP. $35 per person. Tastings include six wines and appetizers. Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Fall Collection, Sept. 5; Holiday Martinis, Dec. 5. Visit for more.

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