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May 22-29

Now that the interior renovations are completed, drop by Stortini (1907 Manor Rd., 391-9500) for a half-price lunch through the end of May.

The early crops of the summerlong Hill Country peach season go on sale this weekend at farmstands in and around Stonewall and Fredericksburg. Get info on peach varieties, stand hours, and maps at www.texaspeaches.com or 830/997-8515.

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the second annual Austin Wine Festival. This year's event will be held under tents on 5 grassy acres just north of the Domain, which will soon be home to the newest Whole Foods Market store. The three-day extravaganza will include tastings from 28 Texas wineries, educational seminars, live music, and wine-friendly foods. One-day passes $20, three-day passes $55. For more information or to buy tickets online, go to www.austinwinefestival.com. May 24-26: Saturday, 3-9pm; Sunday, 1-9pm; Monday, 1-6pm.

The Manor Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to its annual Chip Festival to be held on the campus of Manor New Tech High School (10323 Hwy. 290 E.). The day starts with a 5K run and continues with events featuring everything from cow chips to chocolate chips to tortilla chips. There will be cooking and eating contests, kids activities, food booths, live music, and plenty of fun. Saturday, May 24, 8am-4pm.

Go pink for the cure of breast cancer this weekend! Grape Vine Market (7938 Great Northern Blvd., 323-5900), Kerbey Lane Cafes, PakMail Anderson Lane, and the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Road­show join forces to present an evening of music, appetizers, dancing, an outrageous Eighties costume contest, fabulous door prizes, and the screening of the Eighties teen classic Pretty in Pink. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. See www.grapevinemarket.com. Saturday, May 24, 7-11pm.

Folks at the Green Corn Project (www.greencornproject.org) will accept donations during a relaxed happy-hour benefit at Jo's Hot Coffee (242 W. Second, 469-9003). Enjoy half-price beer and wine on the comfortable patio to the tunes of the Lonesome Heroes and Chris Brecht. Monday, May 26, 5-8pm.

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