Robert Burns dinner
What: The Dixon Scottish Cultural Association celebrates the birthday of poet and songwriter Robert Burns with a cocktail reception and a multicourse ceremonial meal, which will include traditional Scottish haggis. The evening promises live bagpiping, Scottish folk music, reciting of Robert Burns’ poems, Scotch whisky toasts and men in kilts.
When: 6 p.m. Feb. 1
Where: Davis Masonic Lodge, 1655 Da Vinci Court, Davis
Cost: $40; tickets must be purchased by Saturday and will not be sold at the door.
Information and tickets: (707) 678-8814 or sending a check made payable to DSCA, Burns Supper, P.O. Box 561, Dixon, CA 95620
‘Flappers & Flasks’ in Walnut Creek
What: Walnut Creek will kickoff its centennial celebration with a speakeasy party that includes cocktails and bites, “hooch” tastings, live entertainment and dancing.
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Cost: $100 per person; free to anyone 100 or older
Information: (925) 943-SHOW; WalnutCreek100.org
Murer House Foundation Italian Cooking
What: Learn to make risotto ai funghi porcini (Risotto with porcini mushrooms) under the instruction of Orietta Gianjoria. Because the lesson will include a wine pairing, it is limited to those 21 or older.
When: 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 1
Where: Murer House Foundation, 1125 Joe Murer Court, Folsom
Information: To enroll, email Folsomite@aol.com; (916) 985-3250
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