Family Picnic at Dill Sanctuary

Sun. Oct. 23
1-4 p.m.
1163 Riverland Dr.
$15/members, $20/nonmembers,
$7/children, 5 and under free
722-2996 ext. 235

The Friends and Needed Supporters (F.A.N.S.) of the Charleston Museum are hosting an event on Oct. 23 that highlights the two best things about living in the South: the scenery and the good country cooking. This year’s Annual Family Picnic features traditional Lowcountry cuisine, a nature walk with SCETV’s Rudy Mancke, live music by New Hope Bluegrass, and a classic Lowcountry dinner with fried chicken, ham, red rice, and sweet tea by Charleston Outdoor Catering. SCDNR will also be on site with nature presentations, and kids are invited out for plantation games and hayrides. SUNDAY

Iron Horse Wine Dinner

A representative from Iron Horse Vineyards hosts a champagne courtyard reception and four-course wine dinner. Wed. Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. $75. Old Village Post House, 101 Pitt St. 388-8935.

Wine and Beer Tasting

Whole Foods Market sponsors a tasting of 50 assorted wines and beers by local vendors. Wed. Oct. 19, 5 p.m. $20 donation goes to Outward Bound Lowcountry Chapter.

The Boathouse on East Bay, 549 E. Bay St. 577-7171.

CSO Masterworks Dinner

Kick off the evening with a three-course, prix-fixe menu themed toward the Charleston Symphony Orchestra performance. Absolutely Charleston provides free transportation to and from the show for the first 20 dinner guests. Thurs. Oct. 20. $35, 722-FISH. Fish, 442 King St.

Australian Wine Dinner

Enjoy a four-course meal paired with Australian red wines, featuring Australian wine guru David Forzitai of Epicurean Imports. Fri. Oct. 21, 6:30-9 p.m. $70, 881-4711. Laura Alberts Tasteful Options, 819 Island Park Dr.

Oak Wine Dinner

Chef Brett McKee highlights a wine region with a five to eight-course wine-paired dinner. Mon. Oct. 24. $100-$150, 722-4200. Oak Steakhouse, 17Broad St.

Elderton Wine Dinner

Zinc hosts a five-course dinner including scallops, quail, pheasants, venison, and artisanal cheese, each with a new wine pairing. Tues. Oct. 25, 7 p.m. $75, 216-9330. Zinc Bistro & Bar, 28 Bridgeside Blvd.

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