Benefit dinner for Abilities - 6:30 p.m. today, O Bistro, 6661 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Pablo Morande of Vina Morande winery presents Gran Reserve merlot, Curico Valley sauvignon blanc, Limited Edicion malbec and other varieties with meal. $75, plus tax and gratuity. Benefits the Abilities Foundation. (727) 381-1212.
I Like It Hot Festival - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 18, Honeywell Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. With hot sauces, salsas and jellies, piquant pickles and spices, plus pepper plants and pepper-related items. $2 admission, ages 15 and younger free. 727 423-8433 or www.ilikeithotfestival.com
Latin wine dinner - 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Bellarte Restaurant, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater. Six-course wine dinner features tastes of Latin wines. $75, plus service charge and tax. (727) 561-7332.