Taste of Thorp, the annual dinner and auction to benefit O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. March 1 at Biagio, 4242 N. Central Ave. Friends of Thorp will use the proceeds to fund a playground and learning garden. Dinner will be a buffet from local restaurants. The cost is $40 in advance or $45 at the door, and wine from Cream Wine Company will be available for purchase for $5 per glass, or $25 for six glasses. Silent and live auctions will also take place. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.