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 



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


INFO: 773-1000


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