• HOT TICKET

On the menu: Food from Maine farms

IF YOU’RE ONE of those people who preach about buying local, sustainable foods, put your money where your mouth is and make your way to the Winter Cache Project’s midwinter dinner, a project that aims to increase community food security and reduce reliance on industrial agriculture. The evening’s meal will be made with food from a dozen local farms.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Sacred Heart Church, 65 Mellen St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10 per person; $20 per family

INFO: www.wintercache.com

• CHEAP THRILL 

These two almost make up for weather

WHAT BETTER WAY to handle all this snow and cold we’re getting than with a little wine and chocolate? An upcoming chocolate and wine tasting will benefit the Maine chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association. Today’s the deadline for reservations.

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Atlantic Design Center, 627 Route 1, York

HOW MUCH: $10/donation

INFO: 363-3004