Meals on Wheels will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sunday at Second Presbyterian Church, 460 East Main Street. A reception from 2 to 4 p.m. will honor past and present volunteers.
Meals on Wheels president Nancy Ehmann said the organization serves 200 clients a day, and there are openings for clients on most routes. "We also need more volunteers," she said. Call (859) 276-5391.
Taking a page from Julia's book
Three Suns Bistro in Nicholasville will have a wine-tasting dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The menu, inspired by Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, includes wild mushroom crepe with brie sauce, and cassoulet. The cost is $40. Call (859) 245-0048. The bistro is at 298 East Brannon Road in Brannon Crossing Shopping Center just over the Fayette-Jessamine county line.
Murder's on the menu
Bluegrass Mystery Theatre will present Murder at the Monster Bash at the sister restaurants Portofino, Summit and Serafini. The menu includes beef medallions and pasta portobello.
Shows begin at 7 p.m. Dates are: Thursday at Portofino, 249 East Main Street; Oct. 23 at Summit, 1097 Duval Street; and Oct. 24 at Serafini 243 West Broadway in Frankfort. Tickets are $47.50.
The play also will be at Cleveland's, 140 Park Street in Versailles, at 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Tickets are $35 for a three-course dinner and show.
For tickets, call (859) 494-2877 or go to www.bluegrassmysterytheatre.com.
Stuffed with cupcakes
On Friday, Brown's Bakery, 1397 West Main Street, will celebrate its third anniversary and on Saturday will have its last cupcake buffet of the year. For $10, you may sample 20 of Brown's signature cupcake flavors from 3 to 6 p.m. Flavors include German chocolate, Italian cream, red velvet, strawberry, coconut, caramel and sundae.
The cupcake challenge starts at 5:30 p.m. The person who eats more than 14 cupcakes wins $50. Call (859) 225-8400 or go to www.brownbakery.com.
Feel free to try some samples
Oliva Bella offers samplings of products at its tasting room, 406 South Broadway. This week the products are imported single estate olive oils, house-made pumpkin ravioli, rustic Italian tomato and bread soup, and baked pasta with Bluegrass Chevre's artisan feta cheese. Tastings are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call (859) 983 3567.
The Julep Cup: The restaurant, 111 Woodland Avenue, is offering wines for $7 during October. The special is leading up to a "Dinner with the Devil" wine dinner on Oct. 27. Call (859) 226-0300 or go to www.thejulepcup.com.
Furlong's: Four new steak selections have been added to menu. Half-price bottled wine is available Monday through Thursday on all of Furlong's wine list. The restaurant is at 735 East Main Street. Call (859) 266-9000 or go to www.furlongs.com.
Max & Erma's: The restaurant chain is offering a value menu for $6.99 to $8.99. The Erma combo is a 6-ounce cheeseburger with seasoned fries, a cup of soup and chocolate chip cookie. Max & Erma's locations are 1848 Alysheba Way, (859) 543-8111; and 3030 Lake Crest Circle, (859) 224-3440.
Farmers market report
The Bluegrass Farmers Market will have apples, potatoes, tomatoes, winter squash, kale, turnips, peppers, baked goods, chili seasoning, beef and watermelons. The market is at 3450 Richmond Road, in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot. Hours are 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Go to www.localharvest.org/blog/29529.