Kannapolis Wine Festival
The second annual Kannapolis Wine Festival will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday in the new Kannapolis City Hall (401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis). The lineup includes local wineries, breweries, hors d’oeuvres, music and more. Admission: $35 (includes a tasting glass). Details: 704-920-4343.
Reid’s Fine Foods
Reid’s (4331 Barclay Downs Drive) is hosting a beer dinner with Olde Mecklenburg Brewery at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Five courses paired with five beers are $50. Reservations: Stephanie@reids.com.
Dogwood Southern Table & Bar
Dogwood (4905 Ashley Park Lane) hosts a Notorious P.I.G. (Pork Is Good) dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Four courses featuring Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork with cocktail pairings are $50 per person. Reservations: 704-910-4919.
Aqua e Vino
Aqua e Vino (4219 Providence Road) hosts a Spanish wine dinner at 7 p.m. Monday. Dishes from Spain will be featured in the five-course menu served with wine pairings for $65 per person. Reservations: 704-364-4445.
McNinch House Restaurant
Tuck Beckstoffer Wines will be featured at a wine dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the McNinch House Restaurant (511 N. Church St.). The six-course dinner will be prepared by its new executive chef, Juan Garcia. Cost is $185 per person. Reservations: 704-332-6159.
Blackfinn’s newest location in Ballantyne (14825 Ballantyne Village Way) will host a fundraiser to benefit Carolina Panther Greg Olsen’s HEARTest Yard initiative from 5-9 p.m. Aug. 27. Price of $50 per person includes appetizers, dinner, dessert and cocktails. Advance tickets required; call 512-851-6966.
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Chima (139 S. Tryon St.) is now offering a business express lunch option from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on weekdays. Choose from a salad bar option with more than 20 items, or the salad bar paired with a choice of grilled meat and a side. Pricing begins at $15.50 per person.
Host a fantasy football draft party at Hickory Tavern and receive a $100 gift card for your league commissioner, $10 gift cards for all of your players, reserved seating, one free appetizer for every four players and chips and salsa for all. Locations: www.hickorytavern.com.
Sonny’s Random Acts of BBQ promotion wants to give Good Samiratans the recognition they deserve. Nominations for community members who do great things are being accepted through Sept. 11 at www.randomactsofbbq.com. Winners will receive a full catered BBQ feast for their families and friends.
Jennifer Brantley, correspondent