<strong>ROHNERT PARK</strong>

<strong> Get your fill at this crab feed:</strong> Start 2014 off with a crab feast at 6 p.m. Friday at the Rohnert Park Community Center.

The feed, sponsored by the Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce, includes a hot prawn appetizer, all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and bread.

Appetizers will be served from 5 to 5:45 p.m. There will be a no-host bar of beer and wine, and a $5 corkage fee.

Tickets are $60 in advance, $65 at the door. <a href="http://rohnertparkchamber.org" target="_blank">rohnertparkchamber.org</a> or 584-1415. 5401 Snyder Lane.


<strong> Bartenders vie for martini honors:</strong> Kick off the Olive Season in the Sonoma Valley with a good, strong martini.

From 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, bartenders from all over the valley will shake it up during the Martini Madness competition at MacArthur Place Hotel -amp; Spa.

Guests can sample each martini and vote for their favorite. Tickets are $40, or $85 with dinner. 29 E. MacArthur St. 938-2929. <a href="http://olivefestival.com" target="_blank">olivefestival.com</a>.


<strong> Tailgater recipe won BCS tickets:</strong> Laurie Figone of Petaluma has won the inaugural "Cook-off Before Kick-off" Tailgating Recipe Contest with her recipe for San Francisco 49er Surf -amp; Turf.

The winning dish -#8212; a crab and steak sandwich on sourdough bread -#8212; won her a trip to the BCS National Championship football game held Monday at Pasadena's Rose Bowl Stadium.

For more information on Figone, go to <a href="http://cookingwithlauriefigone.com" target="_blank">cookingwithlauriefigone.com</a>.

<strong>SONOMA COUNTY</strong>

<strong> Wine Road holds Winter WINEland:</strong> Wine lovers won't want to miss out on Winter WINEland, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18-19. This is the 22nd annual event and a great opportunity to taste limited-release wines, new releases and library wines, as well as meet the winemakers who work their magic in each bottle. There are about 130 participating wineries in northern Sonoma County. Some will offer food pairings while others will offer tours, but all will have something on sale.

The deadline for buying advance tickets online at <a href="http://wineroad.com" target="_blank">wineroad.com</a> is Monday; prices include a processing fee and sales tax: $50.91 for the weekend, $39.81 Sunday only and $6.54 for designated drivers. At-the-door prices: $60 weekend, $45 Sunday only, $10 designated drivers.


<strong> Dance, dine, toast at Valentine's fete:</strong> Lovebirds will want to secure tickets well in advance for the dinner dance at Domaine Carneros in Napa on Valentine's Day. There will be a three-course dinner Feb. 14 paired with Domaine Carneros wines, and the Dizzy Burnett Jazz Trio will serenade couples during dinner, inviting them to dance between courses and after dessert. Tickets are $150. The winery is at 1240 Duhig Road. To RSVP, call 257-0101, ext.135.

<em>Compiled by Staff Writer Diane Peterson, who can be reached at 521-5287 or diane.peterson@pressdemocrat.com, and Peg Melnik, who can be reached at 521-5310 or peg.melnik@pressdemocrat.com</em>