WHAT: More than 700 guests are expected to sample artisan cuisine, fine wine and craft beer during the Rio Hondo Foundation’s seventh annual “A Taste of Rio” event. The event, which supports Rio Hondo student programs and scholarships, will feature more than two dozen local restaurants, music and over 100 opportunity drawings.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, April 26

WHERE: Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier

DETAILS: The Rio Hondo Foundation launched ‘A Taste of Rio’ in 2012. The event has become a significant component of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, with the 2017 and 2018 events selling out.

A $75 VIP Access ticket includes exclusive access to select spirits, wine and craft beer, a souvenir glass and a VIP gift; pre-registration tickets for restaurant, beer and wine tastings only are $35; general admission at the door is $50. All attendees must be 21 or older. For information, go to www.riohondo.edu/a-taste-of-rio/ or call (562) 908-3476.

Three levels of opportunity drawings will be offered, with a minimum prize value for each level. Classic drawings are valued up to $200 with tickets at $5 apiece; Premium drawings are valued at a minimum of $300, with tickets at $10; Fund-A-Scholarship prizes are valued at $750 and above, with tickets at $100. All levels offer multiple-ticket discounts and are available online.