This coming week, in events that get to your heart through your stomach.
Wednesday, October 26
Wine makers used to come in three varieties -- French, Italian, and Californian. Now it seems like good wine is coming from everywhere, including southern Wisconsin. Listen to Peter and Sarah Botham, proprietors of "Science & Craft of Growing Grapes and Making Wine" as part of the UW-Madison's ongoing Wednesday Nite at the Lab lecture series. The Bothams will speak on the whole winemaking process, including the challenges of growing grapes in our climate. UW Biotechnology Center Auditorium, 425 Henry Mall, 7 p.m., free. Call 265-2420 for more info.
Sunday, October 30
Doc du Jour!
Doc du Jour is actually a . Guests will sample all dishes prepared by nine contestants, and vote for a people's choice winner. Wine's also part of the prescription. Quivey's Grove, 6261 Nesbitt Rd., 4-7 p.m., $75. Call 827-2314 for more info.
Monday, October 31
Every year on this date, sweets of bite size are available free throughout the suburban United States. All you have to do is put on a costume, ring someone's doorbell, and say "Trick or treat" -- now, how great is that? What a country.
More events this week
Tuesday, October 25
Downtown Middleton Farmers' Market concludes for the 2011 growing season behind the Hubbard Avenue Diner by the rail tracks. Terrace Ave., between Parmenter St. and Middleton St., 3-6:30 p.m. Call 836-5559 for more info.
Gluten-Free Cooking Group with Judy Haight: Pancakes! class, with students preparing vegan soy-free pancakes from quinoa, brown rice, amaranth, millet, and sorghum flours. Willy Street Co-op West, 6825 University Ave., 6-8 p.m., $15 owners and $25 all others. Call 284-7800 for more info.
Wednesday, October 26Whole Foods Market, 3313 University Ave., 6-7:30 p.m., $25. Call 233-9566 for more info.
In the Kitchen with Cathy: Raw Cheesecake cooking class, with Cathy Thomas demonstrating how to make an appetizer or dessert cake with pecan-based nut crust and non-dairy fermented cheese. Willy Street Co-op West, 6825 University Ave., 6-8 p.m., $15 owners and $25 all others. Call 284-7800 for more info.
Thursday, October 27
Soups with Jennifer Jones class, with the instructor preparing a menu of chicken noodle, minestrone, creamy clam chowder, and split pea soups and homemade stock. Willy Street Co-op West, 6825 University Ave., 6-8 p.m., $15 owners and $25 all others. Call 284-7800 for more info.
Screening of Edgewood College-Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Humanities Center, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., 6:30 p.m., free. Call 663-2837 for more info.
Friday, October 28
Downtown Madison Family Halloween, an annual family-friendly community holiday celebration, featuring trick-or-treats at participating businesses, magic shows, hayrides, ghost songs and stories, and more children's activities. State Street and Capitol Square, 2-5 p.m., free. Call 512-1342 for more info.
Lodi Valley Farmers' Market, concludes for the 2011 growing season in a lot adjacent to Koltes Lumber. 902 Main St., 2-6 p.m. Call 608-643-8017 for more info.
Saturday, October 29
Sun Prairie Farmers' Market, in its 25th year of municipal building parking lot. 300 Main St., 7 a.m.-noon. Call 837-5213 for more info.
Lake View Hill Halloween Festival, a seasonal celebration hosted by the Lake View Hill Neighborhood Association and Halloween at the Farm, an annual harvest holiday celebration at Schumacher Farm Park, 5682 Hwy. 19, Waunakee, 6-8:30 p.m., free admission. Call 849-4559 for more info.
Outreach Halloween Party , a fourth annual holiday celebration hosted by Northside Farmers' Market, the self-proclaimed Northside Town Center, intersection of Northport Dr. and Sherman Ave., 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 695-0946 for more info.
Savory Sunday, with volunteers need to prepare and serve a fresh, hot meal for the hungry, now serving once again in the Wisconsin Capitol cafeteria. Lutheran Campus Center, 325 N. Mills St., 11 a.m. Call 233-6967 for more info.
Monday, October 31
Farm-Fresh and Fast recipe contest, a cookbook competition held by the due today.
Thanksgiving Basket donations, with the Dane County Food Pantry Network working with the Thanksgiving meals, complete with turkeys, to 1,000 families in the region, to be distributed from November 20-23. Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., donations accepted through November 13. See Facebook and call 241-1574 x. 279 for more info.