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December 3, 2018

Tuesday:

La Farm Bakery’s Fall Baking Classes for Home Bakers
Lionel Vatinet introduces La Farm Bakery’s Fall Baking Classes, which offer a rare opportunity to learn to bake side-by-side with a Master Baker, in a hands-on format. Take classes with Vatinet himself, and learn to bake everything from flatbreads to sourdough, as well as learn the intricacies of working with locally grown and milled grains from Carolina Ground and Anson Mills. Vatinet is also pleased to offer classes with visiting guest instructors French Master Baker and Consultant Dominique Homo and Harry Peemoeller, Senior Instructor at Johnson & Wales University, as well as La Farm Bakery’s Pastry Chef Jim Hinger. In each class, you will taste a variety of breads or desserts, and will practice mixing, shaping and scoring breads, and will see them loaded into and out of the European hearth oven. You will take home recipes, doughs, breads (and often, starters!) to finish baking. Seating is limited for classes. Tuesday – Thursday, 5:30 -8:30 pm; 4248 NW Cary Parkway, Cary, NC 27513

Wednesday:

Drinks & Dreidels Raleigh
Celebrate Chanukah at an exclusive rooftop party with other young Jewish professionals ages 22-38. Enjoy Chanukah themed cocktails, grand dreidel tournament, menorah lighting, donut/latke bar, and photo booth. RSVP required for entry; 308 South Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Thursday:

State Capitol Tree Lighting
Join the State Capitol and Gov. Roy Cooper for the annual tree-lighting tradition. The festivities begin on Capitol Square with luminaries and holiday music by the Kaiser Middle School Eighth Grade Concert Band. At 5:30 pm the Raleigh Concert Band will perform. The governor and dignitaries will make their way to the South grounds at 6:15 pm to officially begin the ceremony. The lit tree will be visible the length of Fayetteville Street. The Junior Woman’s Club will give away cookies and hot chocolate – and even Santa is scheduled to make an appearance! The Capitol’s annual holiday open house will begin at 6:30 pm, following the ceremony. The public is invited inside to see holiday decorations and natural greenery located throughout the building, and the Wake Med Chorus will perform in the rotunda. The Capitol will feature holiday music in the rotunda on Thursday, Friday, from 9 am – 3 pm, and Saturday, from 10 am-3 pm. Free; Thursday, 5 pm; 1 East Edenton St, Raleigh, NC; 919.733.4994

Celebration of Southern Food with John T. Edge
Celebrate Southern food with guest speaker John T. Edge, author of critically acclaimed The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. A writer and social commentator, Edge is director of the influential Southern Foodways Alliance. This celebration of Southern food will be a sort of moveable feast, with dishes prepared by eight prominent area chefs at different stations. Participants include: Sean Fowler of Mandolin in Raleigh; Cheetie Kumar of Garland in Raleigh; Brendan Cox of Oakleaf in Chapel Hill; Wyatt Dickson of Picnic in Durham; Ricky Moore of Saltbox in Durham; Carrboro Coffee Roasters; Robert Kinneen of the Boot in Durham; Jonathan Fisher and Phoebe Lawless. Live music by the Counter Clockwise Band. $45; Thursday, 6 – 9 pm; 3833 Millard Whitley Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

By Whitney

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