Dining notes

Sample wine while blindfolded to benefit Talking Book service

If you’ve ever wondered how the loss of sight can affect the other senses — including taste — an upcoming charitable event will help you understand.

Nosh Wine Lounge and the Radio Talking Book service are joining forces to raise awareness about Nebraska’s blind with the event “Wining in the Dark,” a wine tasting and fundraiser for the service.

The Saturday event will include a blindfolded wine tasting led by Amberlyn Edson from Republic National Distributing and a sampling of appetizers from Nosh. Storyteller Rita Paskowitz also will perform.

The event begins at 4 p.m. at the restaurant, 1006 Dodge St. Tickets are $60 a person and are available by calling the Radio Talking Book Service at 402-572-3003.

Big Mama’s owner part of Malcolm X lectures

Patricia Barron, owner of Big Mama’s Kitchen and Big Mama’s Sandwich Shop, will give a talk as part of the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation Lecture Series.

The restaurateur will speak on “Eating Real” Saturday at 6 p.m. The event is at the Malcolm X Center, 3448 Evans St., and suggested admission is $10, which will support the center.

For more information, call 402-881-8118.

Class will cover how to bake for special diets

The owner of Lincoln’s Goldenrod Pastries will be teaching a class this weekend at the Grey Plume about baking for people on special diets, including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian.

Angela Garbacz is a trained pastry chef who has been baking for more than 15 years and now runs Goldenrod Pastries in the Union College neighborhood.

The classes are scheduled for Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and are $135 a student.

Classes are held at Provisions by The Grey Plume, 3157 Farnam St., Suite 7106, in Midtown Crossing.

For more information or to register, visit thegreyplume.com.

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