Couples cooking class
Grab a pair of "his and hers" aprons and learn to make French bistro-style food in this hands-on cooking class for couples. Dishes include mussels with white wine and saffron, and apple tarte tatin.
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 28
Where: Whole Foods Market, 4315 Arden Way Sacramento
Cost: $30 per person
Information: (916) 488-2800
Food preservation class
Learn the basics of pressure canning in this free demonstration from the Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers. Just show up no preregistration is required.
When: 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 5.
Where: Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento
Information: (916) 875-6913
Wine tasting and auction
Don your fanciest hat and taste wines in a Kentucky Derby-style setting with the 33rd annual Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Proceeds will benefit community health clinics run by UC Davis medical students.
When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12
Where: 4610 X St., Sacramento
Cost: $55, $45 for medical residents, $30 for students. $5 more at the door.