A-B Tech's Institute for Climate Education invites the community to "An Insider's Look: What You Need to Know About Climate," with Mark Brooks of the State Climate Office of North Carolina, on Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m. Held at Ferguson Auditorium on the school's Asheville campus. Info: http://bit.ly/pbvOnV.
All are welcome to learn about stained glass and how to care for it at "Is This What My Stained Glass Is Supposed to Look Like" with Roberto Rosa of Serpentino Stained Glass, on Thursday, July 21 from 7:30-9 p.m. The lecture is presented at Crowne Plaza Resort as part of the American Glass Guild's 2011 conference. Info: americanglassguild.org.
Appalachian Vintner, 2B Huntsman Place in Asheville, will host a wine, beer and food tasting to benefit Kinder Soles and the SoleMates Foundation on Friday, July 22 from 7-10 p.m. Local electronic artist dep will provide music. Admission is $10, half price for those who donate a pair of shoes. Info: appalachianvintner.com.
Loving Food Resources celebrates its 20th anniversary with a BBQ fundraiser, featuring "all the fixin’s and veggie options," on Saturday, July 23 from 5-8 p.m. Music provided by Unpaid Bill and the Bad Checks. Takeout available. Held at Cathedral of All Souls, 9 Swan St., in Biltmore Village. Info: lovingfood.org.
Crystal chakra bowls, gongs and chimes will sing out at a performance by Linda Go and Billy Zanski on Sunday, July 24 from noon-1 p.m. Held at Skinny Beats Drum Shop, 4 Eagle St., in downtown Asheville. Info: 768-2826.
Find your “personal clown and reveal your own crazy wisdom” at the Joy of Clowning workshop. The final session of the four-part series will take place on Monday, July 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. Held at Anam Cara, 203 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 242-8366.
Young women are invited to be inspired by the past at SciGirls, a science program for girls ages 9 to 14. "Digging Archaeology: Techniques for Finding and Preserving the Past" will be presented on Tuesday, July 26 from 6-8 p.m. at PARI, 1 PARI Drive in Rosman. Info: pari.edu.