Christmas delights at Deaver
Combine holiday gift shopping with wine tasting and snacking at Deaver Vineyards. Look for a variety of wines include syrah and zinfandel.
When: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Deaver Vineyards, 12455 Steiner Road,
Information: (209) 245-4099, www.deavervineyards.com
Honoring Jane Austen
Break out your finest period costumes and enjoy a tea party in honor of Jane Austen's birthday. The event includes live harp music, edible treats and dance performances.
When: 1 p.m. Dec. 9
Where: Central Library, 828 I St., Sacramento.
Cost: $15, free for Friends of the Public Library and Jane Austen Society.
Information: (916) 264-2920, www.saclibrary.org.
Shellfish cooking class
Learn the basics of cooking shellfish with Mayumi Tavalero. Recipes include hot crab and artichoke dip, shrimp scampi linguine and clam chowder.
When: 11 a.m. Sunday
Where: Whole Foods Market, 4315 Arden Way Sacramento
Information: (916) 488-2800