Click over to your calendar and put these on the list for the next few weeks:
Sweet: The Sweet Tooth Festival is 2-5 p.m. March 22 at the Omni Charlotte, 132 E. Trade St. You get to eat cakes, candies and cookies and help RAIN, the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network, which does more good works than I could ever list. Tickets are $30 (full experience) and $20 (half the guilt), both come with swag bags and samples. Details, tickets, vendor list: www.sweettoothfestival.org.
Want to be immortal? The Old Farmer’s Almanac is putting together a cookbook that’s due out in 2017, and they’re looking for recipes. They want great recipes with great stories. And since the cookbook will celebrate the almanac’s 225th birthday, it will probably outlive us all. Deadline to enter recipes is 5 p.m. April 1, and you get entered into a drawing with prizes that include Le Creuset Dutch ovens, a slow cooker, Visa gift cards and the like. Details: www.almanac.com or mail your recipes (yes, they’re old school) to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444.
Need to set a pretty table? The Salvation Army’s annual Festival of Tables features pretty and inspired tables set by all kinds of local organizations and artists. Even better: It includes lunch. Even even better: It raises money for City of Hope and the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs. It’s 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. April 16 at the Sheraton, 555 S. McDowell St. and tickets are $40. (And I’ll be there as one of the judges, so say hello, please). Tickets are here.