Wine and chocolate train
All aboard, and come with your thirst for wine and sweet tooth. Take a three-hour train ride that includes wine and chocolate tasting, plus live music. Pick from air-conditioned or open-air cars.
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: 400 North Harbor Blvd., West Sacramento
Information: (800) 866-1690;http://www.sacramentorivertrain.com
Italian cooking show
Mangia! The Italian Center hosts cookbook author Franca Brida Lingren, who will share recipes for such dishes as roasted red pepper soup, orzo pasta salad primavera and Italian meatballs. Door prizes will also be given away.
When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 3
Where: 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael
Information: (916) 482-5900
Sacramento Book Collectors Club dinner
Elaine Corn of Capital Public Radio will share tips on writing award-winning cookbooks and other literary matters in this meeting of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. An accompanying dinner by chef Patrick Mulvaney features comfort foods from eras gone by.
When: 5 p.m. March 8
Where: 1215 19th St., Sacramento