Wine & Cheese Tasting at Screwtop: Screwtop Wine Bar & Cheese Shop will host a wine and cheese tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Taste 10 wines and cheese. Registration is $29.99. Screwtop is at 1025 N. Fillmore St. in Arlington. More info here.
Blues & Brews: The Crystal City Business Improvement District, Vorando/Charles E. Smith and the Washington Wine Academy will host Blues & Brews at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 2121 Crystal Drive. Grab some take-out, hit the beer garden and take in local music. More info here.
813 Ball: The Friends of the Library will host a Gatsby-themed fundraising ball at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Enjoy food, drinks, music, dancing and a silent auction to raise money for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Prizes will be given for the best 1920s attire. More information here.
Strengthening Families: Children age 10 to 14 and families can come together at 6 p.m. Thursday at Williamsburg Middle School in Arlington to talk about building family strengths, resisting negative peer pressure and making things run more smoothly at home. More information here.
Sustainability and Small Business Summit: A series of panel discussions are designed to educate small businesses about the benefits of going green and how they can get started. The event is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. More information here.