Potluck: Focusing on ethnic cuisines

Korean Food Festival

What: St. Jeong Hae Church is hosting its second Korean Food Festival and K-Pop dance contest.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; dance contest, 2:30 p.m.

Where: St. Jeong Hae Church , 9354 Kiefer Blvd., Sacramento

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 271-3671

Learn Ethiopian cuisine

What: Instructor Marga den Hoed will introduce the group to Ethiopian food and show how to make vegetarian dishes such as injera (flat bread), puréed chick peas, and cabbage stew with potatoes.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento

Cost: $35-$45

Information:; (916) 455-2667

All Dried Up!

What: The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers provide a basic introduction to safe dehydration techniques.

When: 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 9

Where: Sacramento Cooperative Extension Office, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 875-6913

Beginning Farming Academy

What: The Placer/Nevada office of the University of California Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for a two-day intensive introduction to starting a small farm or ranch and the basics of market-driven farming.

When: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: DeWitt Center (west of Highway 49 between Bell and Atwood roads), Auburn

Cost: $60 for meals; instruction and materials are free (sold out; a waiting list is available)

Information: (530) 889-7385; email