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For Wednesday:

Drink for a Cause

It would be hard to decline sampling premier wines from the Wine Road in Sonoma County. Even harder to turn down: When the proceeds from 70 of those delectable wines all go to Northwest Harvest, the hunger-relief organization. Meet winemakers and winery owners while listening to jazz from the Emmanuel del Casa trio.

Wine Road on the Road, Wed March 27, 6:30–9, Hyatt at Olive 8, 1635 Eighth Ave, Seattle,  $50.

Lady Leadership

Female changemakers, including founder Kristen Rowe-Finkbeiner and Washington State Budget and Policy Center senior policy activist Lori Pfingst, will talk about how the critical factors that will shape the future of women and girls alike. 

Women Lead a Changing World, Wed March 27, 7–8:30, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, $10.

For Tuesday:

Border Crises Uncovered

Local journalist David Neiwert will read from and sign his most recent book, which gives an up-close and personal account of the life and death of America's Minutemen, the outlaw militia that patrols the United States' southern border and its leader, Shawna Forde.

And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border, Tue March 26, 7pm, University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, University District, free. 

And for Today:

Stand Up to Bring Down Hunger

United Way of King County makes it easy to fight hunger and give back to the 13 percent of King County residents affected. Whether it's throwing a dinner party, donating, Tweeting (#hungerfreeKC), volunteering, or taking the food stamp challenge, there's an opportunity to help make a change.

Hunger Action Week, Mon–Fri March 25–30, Seattle, $5 donation.

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