Clue in co-workers and family on your mood, or just put your name on clever mugs from World Market in Shiloh. Each white or red mug ($3.99) has an area on it where you can write in chalk; it looks like a comic-strip balloon. The mugs comes with two sticks of chalk.
What: Complimentary sampling of 13 wines
When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: The Cheesekeeper, 6500 W. Main St., Belleville
Features; Gary Hoyd of Rutherford Ranch Winery Napa Valley California will pour great value red wines for burger grilling and crisp white wines to beat the heat as we enter the dog days of summer. All wines featured are 15 percent off day of tasting only.
Princess Tea Party
When:9:30 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday
Where: Eckert's Country Store, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville
Reservations: Required to 233-0513 or eckerts.com
Features: Attention little princesses! Don't miss the chance to join the Queen and other little princesses for a special princess tea party. Learn princess etiquette, make a princess craft, enjoy special snacks fit for a princess, have fun dancing to princess songs and take part in a princess parade. Come in your favorite princess dress.