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Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:00 pm

The sixth annual Festivale to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held on Saturday, March 8, at Neo on Locust, 2801 Locust St. VIP admission will be from 7 to 8 p.m. with general admission beginning at 8 p.m. The event concludes at 10:30 p.m. This year's event has a speakeasy theme and features beers from some of the area's best breweries, as well as apps, entertainment, raffles and a silent auction. For more info and to purchase tickets, head online to cff.org.

Recently, the folks at Local Harvest announced that their business was in trouble, due in large part to its failed Kirkwood store, which closed last fall. They needed to raise $120,000 by Feb. 7 to keep the doors at the two Local Harvest cafes and Local Harvest Grocery open. To reach this goal, Local Harvest offered gift certificates and punch cards for sale, and started an Idiegogo campaign to take donations. We're pleased to report that this ambitious campaign succeeded in spades: The full amount was raised with almost a week to spare, and owners PATRICK HORINE and MADDIE EARNEST are gearing up to get the business back on track. Congrats!

Parker's Table has announced it'll soon be opening a bakery onsite, helmed by pastry chef SUMMER WRIGHT, who recently moved back to St. Louis. Wright worked at Niche, Brasserie by Niche and Five Bistro, among other local eateries, before moving to California for a spell. Look for an opening sometime this summer.

Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant and CARYN DUGAN, aka STLVegGirl, are partnering for Noche Verde, to be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Modesto. The menu will feature five plant-based courses, courtesy of Dugan and Modesto’s executive chef, CARLOS HERNANDEZ, along with Spanish wine-pairings. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.

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