by Brian Clarey

Lots to get in this week, so let’s wade right in.

This weekend marks the fifth annual Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration in downtown Winston-Salem, featuring winemaker dinners, lectures, tastings, live music, food, arts and so much more. See the website, www.salutencwine. som, or check the Entertainment Guide for more information.

Also this week, the Triad culinary scene kicks into high gear.

Wednesday sees the next installment of Wine Down Wednesdays at the Greensboro Hilton Garden Inn. Food, music and vino begin at 6 p.m.

Also on Wednesday, Whole Foods Market in Winston-Salem features a lecture on agave nectar with Sabrina at 3 p.m. And Undercurrent Restaurant in Greensboro holds a Jordan Winery wine dinner with Julia Schiavone featuring Cellar Select Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 and 1983 Russian River Semillion/ Sauvignon Blanc dessert wine. Call 336.370.1266 to make a reservation.

On Saturday, the Greensboro Children’s Museum opens it Edible Schoolyard, a hands-on teaching garden and kitchen, with a ribbon-cutting at 10:30 a.m. Also on Saturday, and also for the kids, the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market holds a child identification event with the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association for National Missing Children’s Day beginning at 9:30 a.m. Call 336.282.6498 for more information.

On Sunday Winston-Salem icon Mary’s of Course holds its final brunch before moving to its new location at 723 Trade Street, which will open June 4. But Mary says it’s a pajama brunch, and if you’re not wearing PJ’s, you can’t eat. Tough room.

Also on Sunday, Get Healthy Guilford holds a Countryside Brunch fundraiser at the Goat Lady Dairy in Climax. A ticket — $75 for an individual or $125 for a couple — gets a four-course brunch and a tour of the facility. Call 336.478.9626 for additional information.

Things blow up on Tuesday. It’s Ride Your Bike to the Market Day at Krankie’s Farmers Market. Green Drinks Winston- Salem meets at 5:30 p.m. at Noma. Whole Foods has a store tour at 6 p.m. (call BestHealth at 336.713.2378 to register). And Table 16 in Greensboro holds a four-course wine dinner based on South American wines. Call the restaurant at 336.279.8525 for more info.