A Taste of Hampden, featuring food prepared by chefs from restaurants like The Food Market, Birroteca, Cafe Hon and Woodberry Kitchen, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Hampden Family Center.
Other participating restaurants and retailers participating in the event include 13.5% Wine Bar, Common Ground, Luigi's Italian Deli, The Wine Source, Grano and Royal Farms.
The event is a benefit for the center, a non-profit provider of support and programs for the Hampden community. Tickets, which are $35, can be purchased on the Hampden Family Center website.
On Sunday, Oct. 27, Little Italy Hands and Hearts, a ministry of St. Leo the Great Church, will present its annual Fall Wine Tasting Fundraiser, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Leo's School Hall, 912 Stiles St.
The afternoon event includes samplings of red and white Italian wines and food donated by sponsoring restaurants. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit the outreach programs of Little Italy Hands and Hearts.
Tickets to the event are $35 in advance (and $50 at the door) and can be purchased on the Hands and Hearts website.