Tuesday morning briefing: Pink dinners, coats for kids and Alaska for a song

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.

Food and drink

There’s a Tickle Me Pink Wine Dinner 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dakota’s Steak House.

The dinner will feature a specialty four-course menu that includes a wine chosen to compliment each dish.

Tickets are $75 and will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Information or to purchase tickets: 395-3535.

Winter’s coming

The Coats For Kids distribution is 9 a.m. Saturday at Faith Christian Family Church.

Quirky quote of the day

“Television has brought back murder into the home – where it belongs.” — Alfred Hitchcock

Today in history

On this day in 1867, the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-takes-possession-of-alaska

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 38.