What: This series of cooking classes is for children 5 to 8 years old. This month’s class, Winter Garden Party, includes chicken or garden pot pies, a crunchy side salad and lemony parfaits.
When: 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 21
Where: Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento
Information: (916) 868-6399; www.sacfoodcoop.com
By the light of the moon
What: West Shore Cafe and Inn exploits its prime-moon viewing location by adding live music for those dining or enjoying a cocktail at its Winter Full Moon Rising Parties. Reservations are recommended to ensure a table during the moonrise.
When: 5 p.m. Saturday and March 16
Where: West Shore Cafe and Inn, 5160 West Lake Blvd., Homewood
(530) 525-5200; www.westshorecafe.com
Brunch cooking class
What: Towne House chef John Hitchcock and his mother, culinary consultant Lorraine Hitchcock, demonstrate how to make innovative brunch dishes. A meal is included in the class.
When: 10 a.m. Feb. 23
Where: Wine & Roses Garden Ballroom, 2502 Turner Road, Lodi
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