Metro Valley pig roast
The annual Metro Valley Pig Roast will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at its tent, located between Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral and Grade School.
Each meal includes pulled pork BBQ with slaw on bun, a bag of chips, cookie or fruit, and beverage.
Lunch will be delivered in the Charleston area, and will be available for five or more meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Meals are $10 per person or 3 for $35. Tickets may be ordered online at gabrielwv.org or by calling 304-414-4666.
Proceeds benefit the Metro Valley Gabriel Project to help families in need of baby items, mentoring and referrals.
The Wine Shop at Capitol Market will sample eight Austrian wines at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the shop.
Klaus Wittauer of Select Wines will be at the tasting. Each wine will be paired with a small bite selection from Luisa DiTrapano of Cucina Luisa. Cost is $55 per person. Call The Wine Shop at 304-343-9463 to make reservations.
Animal rights speaker
Gene Baur, founder and president of Farm Sanctuary will be in Charleston Aug. 21 for a book signing, lecture and public discussion on the American food system.
He will sign copies of his book, "Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food," from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Mission Savvy Café and Juice Bar. He will speak at 6 p.m. at Haddad Park.
MORGANTOWN -- Café Bacchus in Morgantown will host a Titanic-themed dinner on Friday and Saturday to honor a West Virginian who died when the ship hit an iceberg more than 100 years ago.
The family of Lucian Smith used to live in the High Street house that is now Café Bacchus. He was on his honeymoon when the Titanic sank April 1912.