Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dine out, do good

Want to support the Community Culinary School of Charlotte, which helps people with employment barriers get career training? "BISTRO! Buddies" is its newest program. "BISTRO!" is an event held every other Thursday when class is in session, at which students prepare food for diners to show what they're learning. It's free, but donations are welcome. A Buddy agrees to match the donations from one of those events, up to $250. Buddies can be one person, or a corporation. If you or your company becomes a Buddy, you can invite friends and/or associates to come to a BISTRO! event, and you'll get special recognition, reserved seating, recognition on the website and on the website of sister agency Friendship Trays, too. Info: Chef Ron Ahlert at CCSC at 704-375-4500, or e-mail chefron@communityculinary.org.

Blue hosts a wine and cheese tasting, plus a silent auction, Nov. 3 to benefit Presbyterian Cancer Rehabilitation & Wellness, which offers programs for cancer survivors, including yoga, massage, exercise and nutrition services. Admission: $25 donation. Hearst Tower, at the corner of 5th and College streets; 704-927-2583.