Rutherford wine dinner
Sample wines from one of Napa's most prominent appellations with dishes prepared by Sienna's Brian Hawkins. Pairings include filet of beef with highly rated Hewitt cabernet sauvignon.
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Sienna New American Grill, 3909 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills
Information: (916) 941-9694, www.siennarestaurants.com
Bread baking for kids and teens
Young people can learn the basics of bread baking, and create their own monkey bread, cheese bread and more. Suggested for ages 9 through 15.
When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento.
Cost: $45, $35 for Co-op members
Information: (916) 455-2667, www.sacfoodcoop.com
Wine and chocolate weekend
Head to Lodi for its 16th annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend, with tastings at more than 40 wineries and plenty of chocolate pairings. Price includes commemorative wine glass and weekend-long admission.
When: 11 am. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9-10
Where: Various Lodi wineries
Cost: $45 in advance, $55 at festival