Helen Schwab

Dine out, do good

Clark Barlowe
Clark Barlowe Observer file photo

Heirloom’s next artisan dinner is May 20, with representatives from Laurel Gray Vineyards, Grassy Creek Vineyards, Jones vonDrehle Winery and Raffaldini Winery on hand, plus farmers, depending on the weather (as chef-owner Clark Barlowe says, “such is the time of year with farmers.”). Five courses for $75, each paired with an N.C. beverage.

Then in June, Barlowe will host two dinners benefitting (RED), the national nonprofit cofounded by Bono to fight AIDS. June 8 and June 29 are the dates (both Mondays) and they’ll feature eight courses, each inspired by one of the eight African countries (RED) is active in: Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. $115, with all proceeds going to (RED).

8470 Bellhaven Blvd.; 704-595-7710; more information: www.heirloomrestaurantnc.com.