The sun is has been shining down on Denver, and it’s inspiring us to leave hibernation behind. Here are four ways to get involved in your community this week.

Sip for schools: Sample more than 40 wines in the company of the vintners who made them (all members of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux). This night of wine tasting benefits the Denver Public Schools Foundation. Get tickets and more information here. Thu. 6:30 p.m.; 144 W. Colfax Ave.

Celebrate the cerebral: Toss on your black tie attire and support the new St. Anthony Neurosciences Center at their gala this weekend. Celebrate the human brain with comedy sketches and live music, and learn more about the hospital’s plans for the center. Sat. 6 p.m.; Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St.

Bailamos: For the third annual Taste & Tango gala dinner, Mi Casa Resource Center has worked with Daniel Asher, culinary director at Linger and Root Down, to bring you his take on Brazilian gourmet. Expect auctions, Latin music, and dancing. Sat. 5:30-10 p.m.; Warwick Denver Hotel, 1776 Grant St.

Be a bibliophile: Never got around to organizing that book club? Join Lighthouse Writers Workshop for the start of their Big Read program. Get a free copy of Pulitzer Prize winner Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, sign up for free book discussions and writing workshops, and watch a dramatic reading by Stories on Stage. Bring a few friends and promote reading in your community. Fri. 5:30-7:30 p.m.; 144 W. Colfax Ave.

—Image courtesy of Mi Casa Resource Center