Potluck: Opportunities to learn about food and wine

Foodie lecture

What: Spend an evening with Michael Pollan, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism professor and food writer, famously of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.”

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 8

Where: The Center for the Arts, 255 South Auburn St., Grass Valley

Cost: $45-$60


Harvest fun

What: The Butte County Farm Bureau’s “Ag Tourism 1st Sundays” program focuses on harvest. Tour 16 farms and wineries on your own or in a chartered van.

When: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Throughout Butte County; two pick-up points in Chico and Oroville

Cost: Free self-guided tours; charter tours, $50 per person or $80 per couple (includes lunch and tastings)

Information:; (530) 891-5556

Art of real food

What: Cookbook authors Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny give farm-to-fork tips. Dinner is included in this Sacramento Bee-sponsored event.

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 6

Where: Rocklin Events Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin

Cost: $40

Information: (916) 321-1308;