Columbia’s Cooking! Ask about cooking and nutrition classes for home schoolers, colacook @mailbox.sc.edu. Holiday class for Kids (ages 9 and up) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Menu focuses on healthy alternatives for happier holidays and includes seasonal spreads, edible sculptures and gifts and other holiday treats. Parents and guardians are invited to enjoy the culinary creations at the end of class. $25 per child. Information, registration, Katherine Shavo (803) 576-5636, firstname.lastname@example.org, cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking /classes
Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Register for classes online at charlestoncooks.com. 10 a.m. Saturday, holiday brunch; 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, gingerbread houses for all ages; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19, White Christmas recipes; 6:30 p.m.Dec. 20, Feast of the 7 Fishes; 10 a.m. Dec. 22, Southern Christmas; 10 a.m. Dec. 29, New Year’s traditions; 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.(this second class ends at midnight and includes a champagne toast to ring in the New Year) Dec. 31, Black and White Ball
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Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Tonight filet of beef; Dec. 18 and 19, pumpkin bisque; Dec. 27 and 28, sparkling wines; Jan. 2 and 4, pork; Jan 8 and 9, crab cakes; Jan. 15 and 18, filet of beef; Jan. 21, Austrian shepherd’s pie; Jan. 25, ines fo South Africa; Jan. 29 and Feb. 1, osso bucco; Feb. 5, French cooking goes to the dogs. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Thursday, German holiday; Friday, couples appetizers; Monday, Artichoke Members Christmas cookbook exchange; Jan. 4, tapas; Jan. 9, Eye on Food with Chef Platt; Jan. 10, gluten-free Italian; Jan. 11, couples cook; Jan. 15, Wild Women; Jan. 17, gluten-free Italian; Jan. 18, couples cook; Jan. 24, gluten-free Italian; Jan. 25, couples cook. Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874
McCutchen House on the USC Horseshoe. See complete schedule and sign up for classes at http://webapps .csg.sc.edu/ McCutchen.
Thanks and Giving for St. Jude at The Melting Pot now through Dec. 31. This charity campaign asks patrons to “give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not” by raising funds for cancer research. Donate $10 or more to St. Jude at The Melting Pot and receive a Fondue for the Kids card that offers $20 off a future purchase of $50 or more. The Melting Pot, 1410 Colonial Life Blvd., (803) 731-8500, melting pot.com/fondueforthe kids
Want to know if your freshly caught fish is safe to eat? DHEC’s “Fish Smart, Eat Smart” campaign provides you with a statewide map with the latest advisories, information and other materials to help anglers determine whether to keep or release the fish that they catch in South Carolina waters. www.scdhec.gov/fish
Soda City Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street
701 Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday at 701 Whaley Street
Vista Guild Farmers Market 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Lincoln Street in front of Blue Marlin Restaurant
Rosewood Market Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410