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Ever want to BYOB (of wine) to a nice dinner out? A recently passed Virginia law will let you do that, and as business reporter Cathy Jett notes in today’s business section, restaurant owners have mixed feelings about the prospect.

In Sunday’s Healthy Living section, columnist Patrick Neustatter looked at the efforts of Nina Gonzalez, a Stafford High School graduate, to reform lunches at her high school to meet her vegetarian diet. Gonzalez ended up in Washington, involved in the national debate over school lunches.

Food happenings this weekend include the 27th annual Oyster Roast sponsored by Fairview Baptist Church and White Oak Equipment. This year’s roast benefits 2-year-old Summer Grace Allison, who was born with underdeveloped optic nerves that caused her to be blind. Read more here. The event is Saturday at 3 p.m. at White Oak Equipment, 358 Kings Highway in Stafford. Fried and steamed oysters, hot dogs, cole slaw, chips, desserts and soft drinks will be served for donations.

A number of other church-sponsored food benefits are listed in this week’s Weekender calendar.

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