Fundraising and food
World's Largest Ice Cream Cake Social
The Third Annual World's Largest Ice Cream Cake Social will be held Thursday, July 29, 5-8pm, at the Cold Stone Creamery at the Silverado Station Shopping Center, 11851 Bandera. Each guest will receive a free slice of Make-A-Wish Ice Cream Cake. Proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The cake consists of moist devil's food alternated with sweet cream ice cream, Oreos, and chocolate shavings wrapped in a rich, chocolate ganache. Info: 372-9730 or www.wish.org.
Wine Tasting On Landa Library Lawn
A fundraiser for Gardens Renovation will take place Thursday, July 29, 7-10pm, on the Landa Library lawn, 335 Bushnell at Shook. The event will feature food, a tasting of Serendipity wines, music by Galo Gutierrez, and a silent auction for a New Year's treat, referred to as Top of the Bushnell. Menu will include a three soups: gaspacho, tropical gaspacho, and avocado; a shrimp platter; roasted pork tenderloin with new potatoes; Texas caviar; cheeses; picadillo; a fruit platter; and mini-creme puffs. $35. Info: 844-7001.
These Olympic games don't need underwater security, there are no doping scandals, and chances are, the electricity won't go out.
The San Antonio Wine Olympics continues, traveling to Encino Grill, 12656 West Ave., on Thursday, July 29 from 7-9pm. Judges and audience members will evaluate Dry Rosés RSVP: Daniel Brooks at 403-2048.
Chardonnays will vie for top honors when the competition moves to Milano's Italiano Ristorante, 11838 Wurzbach, on Thursday, August 5, from 7-9pm.
Sponsored by SA's National Wine Unclub and Fine Spirits Emporium, the Wine Olympics selects a type of wine each week for the double-blind tests. Participants - a panel of judges and the audience - sample various nations' offerings and rank them, awarding gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Last month, 2003 Honig Napa Valley won a gold medal among the Sauvignon Blancs; 1999 Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc also took top honors in the Blanc de Blanc Bubblies.
To RSVP, call Phil Matson at 493-3611.
More info: 822-3115 or www.thehomewinecourse.com
Downtown Medina is the home to the International Apple Festival, slated for Saturday, July 31 from 9am-5pm. Live music, apple pie contests, and apple pitching contests are part of the day-long event. Admission is $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 for kids 4 to 12. Info: 830-589-7224 or www.medinatexas.com.
Medina is home to one of the largest apple orchards in the state, Love Creek, where the 3,000 trees can yield as many as 1,500,000 apples a year. •