EVENTS: food fun for August 19-25

18 08 2010

The North Saanich Flavour Trail is just one of the many foodie events you can attend this week.

Check out a few of these great food events this week. Want to learn even better ways to eat? Email your favourite food memory to calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT: FOOD) and win the best-selling book The Zero-Mile Diet by Carolyn Herriot. You won’t want to miss it!

BBQ BENEFIT – Grab a hot dog and new clothes. All proceeds benefit the Goldstream Food Bank. THURSDAY 6-9pm at The Slip (725 Goldstream). By donation. 250-298-7975.

FLAVOUR TRAIL – Enjoy farm tours, markets, wine tasting, guided bike tours, ho down and more. SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10am-8pm at various locations in North Saanich. Free. 250-656-9740, northsaanich.ca.

GRASSROOTS PICNIC – Hosted by Transitions Victoria. Bring food and an instrument and help loosen dependence on fossil fuels. Gettin’ Higher Choir performs. SATURDAY noon-4pm at Porter Park (1330 Fairfield). Free. 250-361-1955.

DINE & DESIGN BBQ BENEFIT – Live music from Preston McCool band, eat, drink, shop and more. Proceeds go to Victoria Hospice SATURDAY noon-6pm at various locations in the Design District (Herald). By donation. victoriadesigndistrict.com.

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING – Join the tour featuring Vancouver Island wines hosted by The Victorian At McKenzie retirement community. SATURDAY 3-5pm at The Victorian At McKenzie (4000 Douglas). Free. 250-381-9496.

GALA FUNDRAISING CONCERT – Bring a picnic gear and a generous soul. Hear the Summer of Community Singing/Service Choir perform with special guests. Proceeds divided between the Sorensen Family and Cridge Centre. SATURDAY 2:30-7:30pm at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall (7921 St. Stephens, Saanichton). $20. 250-386-4467.

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