Here is a list of upcoming cooking classes, wine dinners and food tours:
Chase the Grape
Join runners and walkers for exercise and then end around 7 p.m.for a short wine tastings. A great way to celebrate your effort and to socialize. 6 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. $3 for a glass. SIP...A WINE STORE, 1055 Darrington Dr., Cary. 467-7880. www.sipawinestore.com.
Hungry for Change -- a food justice discussion group
Come explore the true meaning of the phrase "You are what you eat." Hungry for Change is a six-week small group discussion course sponsored by Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and South Durham Green Neighbors that challenges participants to examine their roles, not only as consumers of food, but also as creators of food, of systems, and of the world we all live in. 7 p.m. Wednesdays until Feb. 15. $22 (for workshop reading book). Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Rd., Durham. 489-2575. http://www.sdgn.net/?page_id=6.
Kids in the Kitchen: Let's Roll
Who says food can''t be fun? We'll take traditional dishes and rock-and-roll them to make some entertaining, delicious and innovative rolled foods. Ages 9-12. Menu: Palmiers, Biscuit and Sausage Rolls, Party Pinwheels, Milk Chocolate Truffles rolled in Three Toppings 4 p.m. today. $35 . A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 929-7133. http://bit.ly/xENnFz
Learn at Lunch: Hearty Winter Meal
Winter is a great time for preparing slow-cooked meats that melt in your mouth and provide the base for quick weeknight meals. Join her for this hearty but elegant meal.Menu: Spinach Salad with Warm Ginger Vinaigrette, Beef Daube with Buttered Noodles, Hazelnut, Caramel, and Chocolate Tartlets. Noon.. Thursday. $25. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 929-7133. http://bit.ly/ycdFAX
Triangle Wine Experience
The 19th annual Triangle Wine Experience is a world-class, weekend-long charity event featuring iconic wines, sublime foods, like-minded wine fanatics and three spirited auctions, both live and silent. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. $125-$150. Frankie Lemmon Foundation, 2301 Stonehenge Dr., Raleigh. 845-8880. www.trianglewineexperience.org.
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Country Breakfast
Country Ham, Sausage, Bacon, Eggs, Grits,Gravy, Stewed Apples, Homemade Biscuits, Jams and Jellies, Coffee, Juice. A breakfast that grandma would be proud to serve!7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Adults: $10 Children under 12: $5. 2016 Mt Carmel Church Rd., Chapel Hill. 933-8565. www.mount-carmel-baptist.org.
Raleigh Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting
The Inaugural Raleigh Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting was created to provide the beer enthusiasts with the ultimate beer experience! We are providing 40 rare & vintage beers poured by brewery representatives allowing attendees the opportunity to learn what makes these beers so special.2 p.m. Saturday. Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom, 18 Seaboard Ave., Raleigh. 322-0906.
Couples Cooking Healthy
When she is not teaching, Breana Lai is busy with her catering company, Cork & Spoon. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in London, Breana also studies nutrition and teaches at UNC in Chapel Hill. 5 p.m. Saturday. $35. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 929-7133. http://bit.ly/Am6qC2
Heart-Healthy Cooking Class
Spend an hour with Cooking Teacher Carol Colburn and be inspired to create your own heart-healthy recipes. 10:30 a.m. Monday Free. Space is limited. Call for reservations. North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Rd., Raleigh. 870-4000.
Cooking with Chef Arthur Gordon
Experience the Irregardless philosophy, learn cooking techniques and be nourished in many ways. The class begins with a wine tasting in the bar. All of Irregardless' wines by the glass are offered, which are enjoyed throughout the evening. 6 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 21, March 13. $60/person. Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 833-8898 ext 0 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.irregardless.com.
A Little Southern, A Little Italian
Author of "The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes," Sheri Castle celebrates delicious, healthful homemade meals made possible by the diverse array of seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in the South. 1 p.m. Feb. 11. $40. http://bit.ly/yXnu8l A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 929-7133.
24th Annual Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake Bake Off
For more than 20 years the Council on Aging has been challenging Chatham County bakers to pull out all the stops for the Annual Chocolate Cake Bake Off. This year we invite you to sample the winning desserts with milk and coffee and perhaps take home one in the decadent auction to follow. 3 p.m. Feb. 12. $5 for adults, $3 for children. Council On Aging - Eastern Chatham Senior Center, 365 Nc-87 N, Pittsboro. 542-4512. www.chathamcouncilonaging.org/Events.
Taste Carolina: Chapel Hill/Carrboro
Go behind the scenes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants to experience where farm-to-table cuisine comes to life. Sample innovative and upscale Southern dishes, house-made chocolates, local cheese, made from scratch pie, organic wine, local beer, and more. 11 a.m. Saturdays. $41 (plus service fee). Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.net.
Taste Carolina: Durham
Home to Duke University, the Durham Performing Arts Center, renovated tobacco warehouses and the Durham Bulls, this town is about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. Let us show you a vibrant city in the midst of its revitalization and introduce you to the restaurants, shops and people that are making Durham one of the nation's cultural hotspots. 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. $41 (plus service fee). Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Raleigh
Raleigh is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries.1:30 p.m. Saturdays . $41 (plus service fee). Raleigh City Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.com.
Taste Carolina: Hillsborough
Historic Hillsborough boasts Southern charm, 18th and 19th century architecture, and a vibrant literary and artistic scene. It is also home to fantastic restaurants with a true farm-to-table vibe. 11 a.m. Saturdays.. $41(plus service fee). Saratoga Grill, 108 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.net.
Raleigh Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour
The Raleigh Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure Tour is designed for all types of guests seeking a unique and different downtown Raleigh experience. This is a walking tour covering approximately 1 mile. 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. $19. Mecca Restaurant, 13 E. Martin St., Raleigh. 371-2653. www.tobaccoroadtours.com.
Triangle Food Tour: Chapel Hill and Carrboro
On this leisurely walk through the downtown streets of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, we'll be pausing numerous times for sample tastings and personal insights from a cross-section of this area's finest and most unique establishments. 2:15 p.m. Feb. 25, Mar. 3, Mar. 10Mar. 17, Mar. 24, Mar. 31. $37.50. The Franklin Hotel, 311 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 319-5674. www.trianglefoodtour.com.
Triangle Food Tour: Downtown Raleigh
Experience a guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all five downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh's unique local restaurant venues, blended together with some forgotten historical tidbits that leaves you full of new insights on the downtown culinary landscape. 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24, Mar. 31. $37.50. Jibarra, 327 W. Davie St., Raleigh. 319-5674. www.trianglefoodtour.com.