The 11th annual Alameda Kiwanis Club Chili Cook-Off is set for 5:30-10 p.m., Saturday, January 23, at the Al DeWitt Officers Club, 641 West Red Line Ave., in Alameda Point.
You can come to the event as a cook-off contestant, judge the chili samples, or just attend and support the crowd of tasters and revelers. All those attending as encouraged to dress “western.”
The event includes a barbeque, raffle (for prizes of $250, $500 and $1,000), no-host bar and silent auction. There’s also dancing and a kids’ area for children three to seven years old.
Tickets are $50 for all individuals age 7 and up; kids under age 7 get in free.
Those entering the chili cook-off for $25 get two tickets as part of their entry. Plus, those in the cook-off can buy a third entry ticket for $25. Registration for cook-off entries ends next Friday, January 15, and the forms can be completed online.
The Kiwanis Club says that all proceeds will go to charity.
Past winners include members of the Alameda Firefighters Association, the Alameda Food Bank and the Alameda Education Foundation.