Top Tier and Rarities Tasting
This wine tasting is a chance to try some of the rare and higher priced wines in Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar’s inventory. The ticket price includes a sample of 12 or more wines and snacks, and $20 will be refunded with any purchase of three or more bottles.
- When: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday
- Where: Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar, 209 N. Linn St., Iowa City
- Cost: $50
- Details: (319) 359-1999
Get ready for summer drinks with a taste or two of tequila. Benz Beverage Depot will pour a selection of Blanco, Reposado, Anejo and mezcal with the aim of showing that tequila can be about much more than cheap shots, whether you’re looking for something to mix in a margarita or cocktail or a tequila nice enough to sip at the end of the day.
- When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
- Where: Benz Beverage Depot, 501 Seventh Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids
- Cost: Free
- Details: (319) 365-2556
Barnyard Adventure and Breakfast Buffet
Enjoy a Barnyard Breakfast Buffet at Collins Road Hy-Vee and support Old MacDonald’s Farm. For every breakfast buffet purchased, $1 will go toward Cedar Rapids Old MacDonald Farm. The food will be accompanied with outdoor fun for the family, including a chance to meet some barnyard friends at a petting farm, chalk drawing, hula hoops, and a garden takeover with dietitian Nicole Johnson, plus coloring and face painting inside.
- When: 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday
- Where: Hy-Vee, 279 Collins Road, Cedar Rapids
- Cost: $4.99 to $7.99
- Details: (319) 393-8910
Enjoy a Japanese dinner prepared by Washington High School’s Japanese language students, served along with song and dance entertainment. Proceeds support the sister-school exchange program, now in its 24th year. Vegetarian option and takeout available.
- When: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday
- Where: St. Wenceslaus Church Glovick Parish Center, 1224 Fifth St. SE, Cedar Rapids
- Cost: $5 to $10
- Details: (319) 558-3225
Graze on soup, salad, seafood, pork, duck, beef & dessert from the area’s top chefs as they compete for glory and cash prizes at this fundraiser for the G.I.V.E. Foundation. Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere (GIVE) Foundation provides a setting for injured veterans to enhance their mental, social, physical and emotional well-being, and improve their quality of life by learning the game of golf.
- When: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday
- Where: Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside
- Cost: $30
- Tickets: tickets.riversidecasinoandresort.com