It's the final Food Truck Friday of the year at the Herald-Leader's front lot, 100 Midland Avenue. Food trucks on hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will include Bradford BBQ, The Cheezy Mac, Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream, Crazy Bout Cajun, Honnah-Lee Bubble Tea, Rolling Oven, Thai & Mighty Noodle Bowls and That's How We Roll. Celebrate National Newspaper Week; a portion of the proceeds will benefit Newspapers in Education, which helps teachers with ways to use newspapers in classrooms.
■ J. Render's BBQ will be at Chase Bank from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.
■ Chevy Chase Inn, 833 Euclid Avenue, is celebrating its 82nd anniversary Saturday with "Almost World Famous" Bloody Marys for $1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Happy Birthday Hour pricing from 2 to 6 p.m., and live music from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Bourbon 'n' Toulouse will grill burgers and brats on the new patio from 5 to 8 p.m. Any customers 82 or older gets a free pickled egg that just might be 82 years old itself.
■ Harrodsburg Christian Church, 301 South Main Street in Harrodsburg, is holding a chili cook-off and silent auction from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday to help fund a mission trip to Guatemala in November. Chili is $1 a bowl, with seven to 10 versions to try. There will be a silent auction running concurrently at the same location that includes Egyptian hieroglyphs; Thai temple rubbings; Chinese carved masks and jade carvings; leather face mask wall hangings from Spain, Portugal, the Azores and Aruba; and antiques and rare books. For more information, call (239) 404-3089.
■ Heaven Hill Brands is releasing something very special for whiskey aficionados and history buffs — John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve, made from a blend of 12 barrels of wheated bourbon produced at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Heaven Hill acquired the Old Fitzgerald line of wheated bourbons — the flagship brand that legendary whiskey man Pappy Van Winkle produced at his original Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Shively — in 1999, seven years after these barrels were filled and put up in the Stitzel-Weller rickhouses. The John E. Fitzgerald Special Reserve is available only in a 375ml bottle for a retail price of $300. Bottled at 90 proof, it has rich cocoa and vanilla notes with a long, refined finish, according to the tasting notes.
■ Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is launching Butchertown American Brandy. Named to honor the history of its home neighborhood, just east of downtown Louisville, the new offering from reserve casks is bottled at 124 proof. It's $60 for a 750ml bottle.
■ Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown has unveiled the second new expression in its premium collection, 1792 Port Finish Bourbon. The 6-year-old wheated bourbon was aged for two years in port wine barrels to pick up sweet, subtle flavors. Bottled at 88.9 proof, it will hit stores in October with a suggested retail price of $39.99.
■ Chevy Chase Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Euclid Avenue and High Street, will have beef, pork, sausages, lamb, mutton, chicken, eggs, duck, garlic, tomatoes, beans, squash, apples, peppers, potatoes, onions, and pumpkins.
■ Jessamine Growers Farmers Market, behind City Hall at Main and Rice Streets in Wilmore from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, will have locally grown tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, greens, potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, honey, freshly ground cornmeal, fresh herbs, eggs, cut flowers and perennials.
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market, open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamburg Liquor Barn, 1837 Plaudit Place, will have seasonal fruits and vegetables, and more.
■ Lexington Farmers Market, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cheapside Pavilion, 241 West Main Street, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 348 Southland Drive, will have seasonal vegetables, fruits, meat, honey and eggs.