• HOT TICKET

Vote for the best chili and chowder

WARM YOUR BONES tasting more than 30 different chilis and chowders from southern Maine chefs at the Great Chili and Chowder Challenge, a benefit for Altrusa International of Portland. You’ll get to vote for your favorites.

WHEN: 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $17.50 in advance; $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Big Sky Bread Co. and Skillins Greenhouse, or by calling 772-0379.

INFO: 772-0379 

 

• CHEAP THRILL

Pretty sweet: Good Eats open house

STILL NOT SURE what to get your Valentine? Taste decadent desserts and hand-dipped chocolates at the annual Valentine open house at Good Eats Boutique. Rosemont Market will be there too, to show you the best wines to accompany your Valentine’s celebration.

WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE: 463 Stevens Ave., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 773-1000