This week’s Buzz Bites include a summer celebration of doughnuts, trivia time with wine, a taco fundraiser for a public garden, a pop-up espresso bar and a pizza party to make home chefs proud. And we’re letting you in on a future event — a Founding Father-friendly take on happy hour.

National Doughnut Day

All day Friday, Duck Donuts will present its Sweet Summer Beach Bash, which means each customer in the store can get a free bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar doughnut.

The event celebrates National Doughnut Day, which the Chicago Salvation Army founded in 1938 to honor all the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. That’s why the doughnut shop will drop off doughnuts at Salvation Army locations — not to mention police stations, fire departments, businesses, schools and other places doughnut fans congregate.

Duck Donuts also is serving some new summer flavors to choose from, including Citrus Pop, with orange icing and a lemon drizzle; Neapolitan, with strawberry icing, Oreo crumbles and marshmallow drizzle; Patriotic Pop, a glazed style with patriotic sprinkles; and Key Lime Pie Pop, with Key lime icing and graham cracker crumbs.

Find out more at

Trivia Uncorked

Cardinal Point Winery is Afton is signing up teams to participate in Trivia Uncorked, a summer team trivia challenge. Games will start at 7 p.m. Thursday and again on July 11 and Aug. 8.

Teams can have one to six members. The quiz master is in charge, so no cheating with smartphones or screaming out answers from the audience will be allowed.

Each month’s top-scoring team gets a $30 Cardinal Point gift card; the second-place squad gets a $20 gift card. The grand prize at the end of the summer challenge is a $200 Cardinal Point gift card. Sign up in advance at (540) 456-8400.

Pop-up coffee

If your Mondays demand an extra cup of motivation, JBird Supply has you covered. Look for its new mobile coffee and espresso bar inside Cocoa & Spice from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays.

Some weeks also will bring a breakfast or lunch vendor, so keep checking for updates.

Cocoa & Spice and JBird also are sharing a space at the University of Virginia Market on Hospital Drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays.

Tacos on Tuesday

A crunchy fundraiser for the McIntire Botanical Garden is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sarisand Tile at 1226 Harris St. Tacos on Tuesday will be raising funds for the public garden.

Offsite parking is available at Habitat Restore, and shuttle service will be provided. Look for details online at

Brewer’s Ball

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is welcoming guests to the 2019 Brewer’s Ball, which will bring locally crafted beers and cocktails, food tastings from local restaurants, music and live and silent auctions to IX Art Park from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday. Head to the Rabbithole indoor event space.

Tickets are $150 for VIP seating and $75 for individual seats. The event is for guests ages 21 and older. Get all the information at

Slice of heaven

Terre Sisson of Charlottesville Wine & Culinary and Jim Winecoff of Mona Lisa Pasta will present a Pizza Party class at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mona Lisa Pasta.

Students will learn how to make homemade pizza crusts, plus marinara sauce and white sauce to serve on them. Students will share the pies they’ve made together and head home with recipe packets to impress families and guests with their new pizza prowess later.

The class is $68. Reservations are required, so save your spot by calling (434) 295-2494.

Bread donations

Great Harvest Bread Cafe recently donated its 1,000th loaf of bread to The Haven.

Owners Michael and Aileen Magnotto and their staff provide fresh whole-grain breads, savory rolls, sourdough loaves and sweet breakfast breads to The Haven and the Salvation Army.

The donations help neighbors break bread together. The Haven’s volunteer-powered lunch cafe is open to everyone, and the Salvation Army’s downtown Charlottesville soup kitchen serves up more than 50,000 meals annually.

Healthy happening

Kardinal Hall Patio and Juice Laundry Complex at 722 Preston Ave. will present Take Back Your Health Charlottesville on Saturday. There will be organic farm stands, nutritionists, chefs and integrative doctors, not to mention yoga for adults and children, fitness trainers, seminars, book signings and other features.

The event is $25. For details, go to

Pursuit of Happiness Hour

Mark your calendars for a new after-work series that’ll launch next week. Head to the West Lawn of Monticello for the inaugural Pursuit of Happiness Hour, which will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9.

Bill Barker, who portrays Thomas Jefferson, will be the special guest on June 14. There will be local beers, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Farm Table, a cafe at Monticello, will have some upscale picnic victuals for sale.

The event is $5. Find out more at or (434) 984-9800.

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Jane Dunlap Sathe is the features editor for The Daily Progress. Contact her at (434) 978-7249 or

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