Longtime Manor-area farmers David Pitre and Katie Kraemer of Tecolote Farm will host an on-farm training program about organic-vegetable production and marketing in conjunction with the Sustainable Food Center. The farm tour/training session will offer detailed, practical information about sustainable farming in Central Texas and hands-on learning experiences for both beginning and established farmers. Cost is $45 per person or $70 per couple; some full or partial fee waivers are available. Reservations required. For registration and fee waiver info, maps, and directions, visit www.sustainablefoodcenter.org/AFM_learn.html or call Andrew Smiley at 236-0074 x2. Noon, Saturday, Nov. 10.
Learn all about the harmonious pairings of craft-brewed beer and artisanal cheeses from beer expert Mary Thompson at North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery (10010 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 467-6969; www.nxnwbrew.com). $35 per person, reservations necessary. 7pm, Monday, Nov. 12.
The Red Rapture dinner at Fleming's Steakhouse (320 E. Second, 457-1500) features a four-course meal paired with five red wines rated 90 points or more by Wine Spec-tator magazine. $95 per person; reservations are necessary. 6:30pm, Tuesday, Nov. 13.
The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival invites you to experience A November Night to Remember in the Victorian Room of the historic Driskill Hotel. The evening includes a seated gourmet meal prepared by Executive Chef Josh Watkins and a live auction of fine wines, artworks, private winery tours and tastings, and distinctive gift items. Tickets are $120 per person or $1,000 per table of 10. Reservations required. 6:30pm, Thursday, Nov. 15.
Austin's first-ever St. Jude Angels and Lone Stars Gala, hosted by KEYE's Ron Oliveira and KLBJ-AM's Ed Clements will be held at GSD&M's Idea City, 828 W. Sixth, with food provided by Dagar's Catering and music by country legend Charlie Daniels. Tickets are $150 per person. For tickets or sponsorships, contact Claire O'Malley at 800/993-0611. 7pm, Thursday, Nov. 15.
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