AUG. 6 -- Wine Tasting. Every Wednesday, you can enjoy a flight of three different wines and a complimentary cheese tray at Reid's Fine Foods. $7.50. 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Reid's Fine Foods, 225 E. 6th St. 704-377-1312. www.reidswine.com.
AUG. 7 -- 4th Annual Clam Jam. This jam offers a whole lotta clams, prizes, giveaways and live music. You can also wash down those clams with $2.50 Pacificos. Prices Vary. 4 p.m. Tavern On The Tracks, 1411 S. Tryon (Behind Jillian's). 704-372-0782. www.tavernonthetracks.net.
AUG. 8 -- Free Gas Fridays. With gas prices always on the rise, who wouldn't want free gas for a decade? Jullian's is giving you the chance to fill up for free. While you're there, choose from a variety of eats and specialty drinks (Jamaican Ecstasy, Mandarin Madras, Jillian's Tea, Royal Washington Apple, Lynchburg Lemonade and Melonade) margaritas and martinis. Prices Vary. Jillian's, 200 E. Bland St. 704-376-4386 www.charlotte.jilliansbilliards.com.