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Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Wine tastings, Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. $15. Pacific Northwest, Sept. 21. "Wines Frank Loves," Sept. 28. Tequila, Oct. 5. Cooking classes, Sat. or Sun., 9 a.m. to noon. $30. Fall cooking, Sept. 30. Call 632-1086 to make reservations.

Lunch at the Orchard, Colorado Springs Slow Food, Canon City. $12-$15. Tour Javernick Farm and The Learning Ground Farm and enjoy a lunch of locally grown produce. Sun., Sept. 24, 10 a.m. Call 684-8193 for more.

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 October. Doherty High School; 4515 Barnes Road, Sat., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., through October. Old Colorado City; 24th Street and West Colorado Avenue, Sat., 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through October. Manitou Springs; 26th Street; 2601 W. Vermijo Ave., Sat., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Sept. 23.

Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 3180 New Center Point. "Apple A Day Cooking Class," Sept. 21. "Human Trafficking Lecture," Sept. 22. "Gluten-Free Baking," Sept. 23. "Hypertension Exercise Therapy," Sept. 26. For more call 622-1099 or visit

Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Chilean Wine Tasting, Sat., Sept. 23, 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Microbrew Tasting, Thurs., Sept. 28, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Wines of the World, Sat., Sept. 30, 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Call 596-4700 for details and reservations.

Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. $35-$80. "You're So Sweet," Sept. 24, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 282-8688 for more or visit

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 more. Wednesdays through Sept. 27, 8-10:30 p.m. Call 633-3300 or visit for more.

Ninth Annual Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest, Kavanagh Field, Woodland Park. $5-$6. Featuring live music, German brats, drink, children's activities and more. Sat., Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 687-9885 for more.

Honey Harvest, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. $3. Watch the Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association demonstrate honey extraction, sample honey from the hive and create a honeybee craft. Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 520-6387 for reservations and more.

Harvest Fest 2006, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, 3011 E. U.S. Hwy. 50, Canon City. Celebrate this year's grape harvest with food, wine and the arts. Sept. 23-24, Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Call 877/422-9463 for more.

Harvest Moon Dinner, Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave. $50-$90. Presenting a dinner to benefit Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. Sun., Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. Call 303/283-3541 for reservations by Sept. 28.

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