Weekend of Wine
This year's Vintage Ohio will certainly be eclectic. Uusical guests include NOS Band on Friday and Roberto Ocasio's Latin Jazz Project on Saturday. The food reflects diversity as well, with everything from funnel cakes to ostrich burgers. And there's an Ohio wine to match every mood and flavor that you'll find at Lake Farmpark in Kirtland on Aug. 6 and 7. Stop by Cleveland Magazine's booth to pick up a magazine, listen to the tunes and, of course, sample Ohio wine. Purchase tickets for $16 in advance at Tops, KeyBank or www.ohiowines.org or at the gate for $20. Designated drivers receive unlimited Pepsi products and all the fun for only $8.
Strolling Around Town
Every day, 227,000 people in Northeast Ohio wake to another round of living with diabetes. These people are always searching for a better way to handle the illness, and they all hope for a cure. Cleveland Magazine and 10 other local sponsors will help raise money for the American Diabetes Association through the ADA Walk. Each walker's goal is to raise $150. The Oct. 2 ADA Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at Tower City Amphitheater and weaves through downtown Cleveland. Lunch, music and free admission to Oktoberfest follow. Call 1-888-DIABETES.
Cleveland Magazine raises its fork to the more than 800 hungry food fans who helped the Arthritis Foundation's 10th-annual Silver Spoon Awards event exceed last year's fund-raising goal by almost $20,000.
The food extravaganza showcasing more than 20 of Greater Cleveland's best restaurants — as selected by Cleveland Magazine readers and featured in the May issue — raised nearly $80,000 for the charity.
Foodies frolicked through the InterContinental Hotel ballroom to sample epicurean delights from Century at The Ritz-Carlton, Classics, Lockkeepers, Three Birds Restaurant and Sans Souci. Ruth's Chris Steak House had the longest line waiting to dig into its juicy beef tenderloin. "I think I'm in a food coma on my way to heaven," one guest was overheard saying.
Event chairs Kristina Kuprevicius and Angela Klodnick secured celebrity co-chairs NewsChannel5's Alicia Booth and Majic 105.7's Jimmy Malone to emcee the event. They also whipped up a super silent auction and three raffle prizes, each with more than $500 of restaurant gift certificates. Proceeds from the event support local programs of the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.
Fore a Good Cause
Support our servicemen and -women and enjoy a pleasant round of golf at Sweetbriar Golf Course in Avon Lake at the same time. The 2004 Annual Bob Hope USO Golf Outing raises money to renovate a military airport and for postage to send packages to troops overseas. The Sept. 24 event tees off at 9:30 a.m. with 18 holes and finishes with a delicious clambake. Cleveland Magazine is a hole sponsor. Sign up your foursome by Sept. 10 or sponsor service members to join your group. Veterans, officers and enlisted soldiers receive a discount from the individual cost of $100. Call
(440) 717-0999 to sign up.
Investing in the Future
Historic Gateway Neighborhood hosted its seventh-annual "Walk & Dine" benefit Tuesday, June 29. Four hundred people came to taste the food, get a sneak peek at the House of Blues and view other developments in the area. Cleveland Magazine, WMJI Majic 105.7 and Cleveland.com all helped to make the event a hit. Proceeds, which totaled about $15,000, will fund continued expansion of the neighborhood.