by Brian Clarey

Greensboro College seniors Justin Gardin and Amanda Vosloh have opened Wired Coffee in the school’s library.

Fuddrucker’s is upgrading the quality of its beef. The new burgers will be made from Fudd’s Prime, US beef fed on a vegetarian diet without fillers or artificial ingredients. O’Brian’s, the notable rib shop on High Point Road in Greensboro, has closed — this according to Publisher Charles Womack, a formerly devoted fan of the Sunday all-you-can-eat beef ribs special/.

On Wednesday, choose between a Green Drinks Greensboro meeting at the Green Bean at 5:30 p.m. featuring organic beer and wine and talk of sustainability, and a Foothill’s Brewery beer dinner, seats for which can be reserved by calling 336.777.3348 or visiting the website at

Thursday sees a pumpkin cooking class at Winston-Salem’s Whole Foods Market at 6 p.m. featuring stews, spices and cakes made from the noble gourd. Call 336.722.9233 for a reservation.

On Friday, EarthFare celebrates Oktoberfest at 6 p.m. with a beer and wine tasting. No reservations necessary.

Saturday brings a trick-or-treat bag giveaway and tips on safety at 2 p.m. at BestHealth in the Hanes Mall.

Foothills Brewery beer school begins at 2:30 p.m. To enroll call 336.777.3348.

Whole Foods Market throws Pumpkinpalooza, a pumpkin-painting party for kids, at 2 p.m.

Ten Thousand Villages in Greensboro celebrates Choctoberfest with a dessert contest and tastings of fair-trade goodies beginning at 10 a.m.

And the Taste Carolina Wine Festival goes down at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market beginning at noon and featuring live music and local vino. Visit for more details.

On Sunday, the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market holds its annual Fall Pottery Show all morning long.

Also on Sunday, the Temple Emanuel Community Jewish Festival features corned beef and pastrami, knish, kosher hot dogs, matzoh-ball soup and other kinds of treats, as well as appearances by your favorite characters from the Old Testament. The action starts at 11 a.m.