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Sons of Norway hosting annual lutefisk dinner

Love it or hate it, it’s lutefisk time again. The 11th annual lutefisk dinner by the Vegas Viking Lodge of Sons of Norway is scheduled for Feb. 7 at the Boulder City Elks Lodge, 1217 Nevada Highway. There will be two seatings, at 3 and 6 p.m. The dinner will include lutefisk with melted butter or white sauce, surk?l with roasted pork, boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, Norwegian cookies and lefse. Dinners are $17 for adults and $5 for children 11 and younger. There will be no sales at the door; tickets must be reserved by Jan. 30. For details, call Gwen Knighton at 869-5775. …

The Cupcakery, 9680 S. Eastern Ave. and 7175 W. Lake Mead Parkway, will celebrate the anniversaries of both locations with a free Southern Belle or Tickle Me Pink cupcake for anyone who stops in between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. today. …

Ra Sushi at the Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will celebrate its fourth anniversary with a Throwback Prom Party beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday. The event will include half-off sushi favorites and some appetizers and happy-hour drink specials. …

An International Chili Society-sanctioned chili cook-off is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas. Chili, chili dogs, chili burgers, beer, wine, soft drinks and hot chocolate will be available. Admission is free. …

A single-malt Scotch dinner in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at Lawry’s the Prime Rib, 4043 Howard Hughes Parkway. With an entree of roasted prime rib of beef or oven-roasted sea bass fillet, the four-course dinner is $99 per person inclusive. The evening also will include haggis and bagpipes and traditional Scottish attire is welcomed. For reservations, call 893-2223. …

Chinois at the Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will celebrate the Chinese New Year with a five-course tasting menu available for a week beginning Monday. With an entree of whole roasted Cantonese duck, the dinner is $55 per person, plus tax and tip. …

The bottlings of Penfolds Wines Australia will be featured in a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the J.W. Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. With an entree of peppered lamb roast, the four-course dinner is $68. For reservations, call 869-8500. …

Columbia Crest wines will be featured in a dinner scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Gaetano’s Ristorante, 10271 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson. With an entree of pistachio-crusted mahi mahi or prime New York steak au poivre, the five-course dinner is $85 plus tax and tip. For reservations, call 361-1661. …

Sushisamba at the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering happy-hour specials Sundays through Thursdays. Special food items are available for $4 at 4 p.m., $5 at 5 p.m. and $6 at 6 p.m., and $5 items are available at 11 p.m. Some signature cocktails also are offered for $5, as well as discounts on some wines and sakes by the glass. …

Polynesian Thursdays are back at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, with the resort’s Seasons Buffet offering a Polynesian dinner menu for $21.99 from 4 to 8 p.m. Selections include kalua pork, macadamia-crusted mahi mahi, huli-huli chicken, mango cheesecake and more. …

The bar at Strip House at Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is now serving the 8-ounce Strip House Burger, with a choice of cheese and toppings (including bacon, mushrooms, roasted red peppers and more) for $16.50. …

Complimentary wine tastings are offered from 4 to 9 p.m. daily at Fortuna at the Las Vegas Hilton, 3000 Paradise Road. Four boutique wines are offered for sampling each day. …

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets has introduced a line of 98 cent produce packs of six seasonal fruits and vegetables (current offerings include apples, oranges, peaches and tomatoes). The move reportedly came after the company noted a steep increase in sales of canned fruits and vegetables. …

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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 hrinella@reviewjournal.com.

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