From 5 to 9 p.m. March 17, Black Rabbit Mead Co., 401 E. Fourth St., is presenting St. Patty Is Coming: A Tour of Craft in the Brewery District. The event features drink specials from more than 15 participating businesses in and around the East Fourth Street Brewery District.

Purchase $12 tickets in advance, then pick up tasting passport and cup at Black Rabbit Mead on day of event.

Obtain at least seven passport stamps from spots visited to enter a raffle of goods from District businesses. Raffle begins 9:30 p.m. at The Alpine, 324 E. Fourth St. Ticket purchase/details.

Chef Charlie Palmer hosts dinner at Grand Sierra

The Spring Celebration Dinner with chef Charlie Palmer begins 6:30 p.m. March 12 in the Crystal Ballroom of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. Second St. The evening features five courses paired with Robert Mondavi wines.

Pairings include grilled pork tenderloin and crisp pork belly with ’18 Private Selection Mondavi pinot noir, and seared filet mignon with ’16 Mondavi cabernet sauvignon. Cost: $195 plus ticket fees. Purchase/details.

The Row properties present March Mania passes

From March 17-20, The Row (Eldorado, Circus Circus, Silver Legacy) in downtown Reno is presenting food and drink passes for its March Mania celebration of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.

A $60 single-day pass features unlimited drinks wristband for participating bars. A $100 pass for a viewing party at Novi nightclub features seating, unlimited drinks and stadium-style food. A $165 pass features unlimited drinks at participating bars over four days. Purchase/details.

Free workshops for older adults on healthy eating

On Wednesdays from March 23 through May 7, the Center for Healthy Aging is offering its free Seniors Eating Well workshops on various healthy eating and fitness topics.

The classes take place at the Intergenerational Community Garden next to New Life Assembly of God Church, 11000 Lemmon Valley Drive. Classes limit is 25 participants. Sign up/details.

In historic Genoa, a progressive spring dinner

The Western Heritage Days Progressive Dinner takes place 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 30 at five restaurants in historic Genoa. Five dining groups each follow a different rotation through the restaurants.

Passports/wristbands designate starting location and rotation; pick up passports/wristbands at the gazebo at the corner of Genoa Lane and Main Street between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. day of event. Tickets: $40. Purchase/details.

Johnathan L. Wright is the former food and drink editor of Reno News & Review. During his career, Johnathan has won numerous awards for his work, including several Association of Food Journalists Awards...

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