Events offer chance to eat well while doing a good deed

Spring has sprung in Las Vegas, which means the season for doing good by eating well is heating up. Some upcoming opportunities:

UNLVino, which helps fund scholarships at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is April 16-18. It kicks off with Bubble-Licious ($100 in advance, $125 at the door) from 7 to 10 p.m. April 16 at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road; followed by Auss-Some and Then Some ($75 in advance, $100 at the door) from 7 to 10 p.m. April 17 at The District at Green Valley Ranch; and the Grand Tasting ($100 in advance, $125 at the door) from 2 to 5:30 p.m. April 18 at Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. For tickets and information, visit or call 253-3285 or 895-1330.

The 19th annual Epicurean Affair is April 23 at the Flamingo Las Vegas, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South, at 7 p.m. for general admission, 6 p.m. for VIP ticket-holders. More than 100 local restaurants and bars are expected to participate. Tickets are $100 per person, or $150 per person ($1,000 for a package of 10) for VIP. For tickets, call the Flamingo box office at 733-3333 or visit

Tinoco’s Kitchen at the Vegas Club, 18 Fremont St., will host Art Fiasco, a benefit for the Miley Achievement Center and Shade Tree, at 6 p.m. Saturday. The evening will involve art (including performance art), music, a cocktail reception, dinner and more and is $30. To reserve, call 385-7300.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, 1451 Center Crossing Road, will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation with its Ride Around the World Dinner at 5:30 p.m. April 17. The evening will include a four-course dinner with wine, silent auction and cocktails. Tickets are $95 per person, or $90 per person for a table for four or more. To reserve, call 795-2000 or e-mail

And Vino di Lago — monthly wine tastings at MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas — will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southern Nevada. The tastings, which run from 7 to 10 p.m., are scheduled for April 11, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 12 and Oct. 10. Afternoon tastings from 2 to 5 p.m. are scheduled for Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. For tickets, go to …

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Send information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. You also can send faxes to 383-4676 or e-mail her at

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