The annual Clinic Ole Chili Ball takes place Aug. 24 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. under the oaks at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena. Chili Ball guests will taste fine wines from the valley and sample some of the zestiest chili and chili-inspired dishes this side of the Rio Grande, prepared by local chefs — including tacos grilled by Mike Chelini and the Stony Hill Gang. The Silverado Pickups will provide music.

The Chili Ball benefits community health Clinic Ole, which provides high-quality medical and dental services for one in six Napa County residents.

Tickets for the Clinic Ole Chili Ball are $75 in advance (available until Aug. 21) and $95 at the door (unless sold out); $10 for children 7-14; children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 707-603-7105.