Washington and Oregon Wine Tasting, Gertrudes, 2625 W. Colorado Ave. $49. With wine aficionado Darby Gould. Eight wines, 4 courses. Mon., Feb. 9. Call 471-0887 for reservations and information.
Sweet Tart Ball Fundraiser, benefits the Manitou Springs Education Foundation, Business of Art Center, Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave. $30. Auction, photos, music, sonnets, chocolate fountain, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment. Fri., Feb. 13, 7:30-11 p.m. Call Adele at 685-1681, x45 for more.
9th Annual Mystery Dinner, Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd. $75-$85. Hawaiian luau to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center with dinner, entertainment and auctions. Sat., Feb. 21, 6 p.m. Call 636-2460 for more.
Women of Distinction Mardi Gras Gala, sponsored by the Girl Scouts Wagon Wheel Council, Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, 2886 S. Circle. $75. Food, jazz, and honoring of women from the community. Tues., Feb. 24, 6 p.m. Call 597-8603, x73 to RSVP.