invites anyone grieving from the loss of a loved one to join. A new grief-related topic is discussed for each of the 13 weeks. Come to any or all of the meetings. Sundays through April 14. 3-5pm. $15 for the workbook.
Manchaca United Methodist Church, Manchaca Road & FM 1626, 280-3469
Bring your human-made or natural artifact with you to be identified by UT scientists and other experts. Remember, just because you found it buried in your yard, a Milwaukee's Best can is not an artifact. We're talking arrowheads, bones, rocks, etc. 1-4:45pm. Free.
Jo's seventh annual cook-off offers a two-step dance competition, plenty of chili tastings from competitors, plus live music from Jeff Hughes & Chaparral and the Jo's House Band. Cool prizes and plenty of fun, all to benefit the People's Community Clinic. noon-3pm. $10 for dance contest, $20 chili-tasting.
You can tell it's going to be one fancy garage sale because of the Frenchified "le." Don't expect hand-me-downs and suspiciously stained linens. More than 50 local boutiques will show their stuff. Changing rooms are absent, so bring a sheet and a friend. Sat., Jan. 26, 11am-6pm; Sun., Jan. 27, noon-5pm. $10.
Enjoy a weekend filled with five meals complemented by wines, hands-on workshops on vine pruning and wine blending, and deluxe accommodations at the resort. Reserve online or by phone. Fri.-Sun., Jan. 25-27. $900 per couple.
Messina Hof Winery and Resort, 4545 Old Reliance, 979/778-9463
This weekly gathering is part farmers' market, part community meeting, and part arts exchange. Browse the local produce options while learning about local organizations, signing up for wellness opportunities, or participating in a free yoga class. Sundays, 11am-3pm.
Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers who are over 21 and have a reliable car and cell phone to work four four-hour shifts per month for a year. The next training session begins March 18. See website for complete details.