Achieve better health through nutrition
Registered dietitian Katherine Shavo will be hosting a five-class series at Let’s Cook Culinary Studio beginning May 28 and running Tuesdays through June. Learn to change your eating habits and better your life skills in order to improve your health. A grocery store tour will be part of the class on June 11. Classes start at 6:15 p.m., contact Shavo for more information and registration at www.kshavonutrition.com
Columbia’s Cooking! Healthy Culinary Camp for Kids
Columbia’s Cooking! focuses on making healthy living taste great through hands-on and demonstration classes for adults and children. It is located on the USC campus in the Discover I Building and is affiliated with the USC Research Foundation and the Arnold School of Public Health.
This summer Columbia Cooks! has a series of camps and classes for children starting June 10 and running through Aug. 10. Camps include: June 10-14 and June 24-28 (both for ages 9-12); July 1-3 (ages 7-10) and July 30-August 1 (camp for kids with food allergies). Details: or to register for camps, see http://cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking.
There is a Healthy Cooking and Eating class for kids ages 9 and older, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 14, $25 per child. To register for this class, contact Sherretta Thomas at (803) 576-5636 or firstname.lastname@example.org or online at http://cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking/ classes.htm.
Charleston Cooks! Culinary Summer Camps for kids
Learn to cook cuisines from around the world and basic skills, themed meals and baking in a series of classes at Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill Market.
All classes are hands-on participation. Schedule includes: Kids Around the World Workshop for ages 8-12, June 10-June 13 or July 22-July 25; Colors, Shapes and Sizes for ages 5-7, June 25 and July 9; Teen Bootcamp: Sweet and Savory Fundamentals (ages 13-16), June 27 and July 11; Culinary Road Trip Camp (ages 8-12), July 1- July 3; Baking Workshop (ages 8-12) July 15-18 or August 5-8; Cooking Through Time Culinary Camp (ages 8-12), July 29-August 1. For information or to register, call (803) 509-8111 or www.charlestoncooks.com
Zaycon Foods trucks in deals on bulk items of groceries. Here’s how it works, go to the Zaycon Foods website, www.zayconfoods.com, and create an account. Place an order for bulk items and note the pick-up at a designated time and place. Zaycon is currently featuring bacon for online purchase. Order pick-up will be June 15, 2:45-3 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 416 Denham Avenue and 4:15-4:45 at Christian Life Church, 2700 Bush River Road; June 17, 10-10:30 a.m. at Seacoast Church, 1955 Legrand Road
“Eat, Drink and Give Local,” the finale of the Central Carolina Community Foundation’s 2013 Food & Wine series, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Citizens Courtyard. The event will feature craft beers, wines and foods from local restaurants and catering companies. DJ GLDFNGR will provide music. The courtyard is at 1230 Main St. $30; www.yourfoundation.org
Rotary Club of the Vista Night 16th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction to benefit Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 11 at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Join the fun with priceless auction items, the Midlands’ best wine selection, complimentary valet parking and more. Tickets $45, available at (803) 371-6687, (803) 413-0446 or www.vistanightrotary.org
Forest Acres Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Richland Mall, next to Wendy’s on Beltline Boulevard
Vista Marketplace 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Marlin on Lincoln Street. http://vista.locally grown.net
Rosewood Market Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410 www.rosewood market.com
Northeast Farmers Market at Lake Carolina, 2:30-7 p.m. Thursdays at Town Center through November 7. www.lakecarolina.com /Calendar
Soda City Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street www.sodacitysc.com
Vista Marketplace at Whaley, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday at 711 Whaley St. www.facebook .com/VistaFarmersMarket
Irmo Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon first and third Saturdays through October. Carlisle Street (between Lexington and Columbia avenues) www.irmofarmersmarket .com
Healthy Carolina’s Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays on Greene Street in front of the Russell House during the school semester. www.sa.sc.edu/ healthycarolina/ farmersmarket
Sandhill Farmers Market, open 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays at 900 Clemson Road through Nov. 26. www.clemson.edu/public /rec/sandhill/programs /market
ROUND TWO: The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off is now accepting entries in the Simple Sweets category. ends ThursdayMay 9
BBQ Shop Talk will be holding a series of grilling classes at the SC State Farmers Market. Sunday classes, noon-5 p.m., $99 per class includes samplings, recipes and take-home food. June 9, guys grilling; July 14, start your own competition cook team. Call Mark Busbee, (803) 513-6087, or Tim Handy, (843) 214-3736.
Taste Buds Cooking Lab at EdVenture. All classes are for ages 6-12, at 4-5 p.m. and cost $12/members, $17/nonmembers unless otherwise noted. Participants get a decorated chef’s hat and a snack. Friday, garden patch; May 30, color blast. To register, email Chef Hannah at email@example.com.
Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Today, basic sauces; Friday, Greek cookout; Saturday and May 27, Memorial Day BBQ; May 28, seafood; May 29, basic meat and poultry, May 31, couples French Riviera. Register for classes online at charlestoncooks.com.
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Friday, wine tasting; May 28 and 31, pasta; June 5, shrimp and lobster; June 19, wild salmon; June 21, wine tasting. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Friday, couples pasta; May 28, Wild Women; June 19, Eye on Food with Chef Larry Platt. 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.