Olive oil appreciation
Learn the intricacies and flavor profiles of various olive oils. Local olive oils will be highlighted, with a discussion that includes olive oil history and culinary applications.
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento
Cost: $39, $30 for Co-op members
Information: (916) 455-2667, www.sacfoodcoop.com
Cooking with fish
Chef Gabriel Glasier of Maranello restaurant demonstrates the finer points of preparing fish, including sushi rolls and fish entrees. Reservations are required.
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 2
Where: Maranello, 8928 Sunset Ave., Fair Oaks
Information: (916) 241-9365, www.maranellorestaurant.com
Sweet Potato Festival
Celebrate all that is sweet potato with the 24th annual Sweet Potato Festival, sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women. This family-friendly event includes entertainment and a sweet potato pie contest.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9
Where: Samuel C. Pannell Community Center, 2450 Meadowview Road, Sacramento
Information: (916) 491-6850, www.svsncnw.org