FOOD EVENTS
COOKING FOR ONE (OR TWO) MADE EASY: 6:30-9 p.m. Wed. $29. Reservations required. Nicollet Junior High School, 400 E. 134th St., Burnsville. 952-707-4110. www.communityed191.org.

GLORIOUS GARLIC:
Learn how to cook with garlic in soups, appetizers and entrees. Recipes include eggplant dip and bruschetta with sun-dried tomato pesto, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and more. 6-9 p.m. Wed. $33. Registration required. Highland Park High School, 1015 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul. 651-292-8874. www.commed.spps.org.

CAKE DECORATING FOR BEGINNERS:
A three-session class. 6-9 p.m. next Thu. $69, plus $16 payable to the instructor. Reservations required. Diamond Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville. 952-707-4110. www.communityed191.org.

FAST APPETIZERS:
Learn how to make appetizers in 20 minutes or less. 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22. $39. Scott Highlands Middle School, 14011 Pilot Knob Rd., Apple Valley. 651-423-7920. www.district196.org/ce.

PASTA MAKING:
Learn how to make fresh pasta with Ann Nelson. Recipes include two-cheese ravioli with tomato sauce, linguine with mint-almond pesto and lasagna with Italian sausage. Reservations required. 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22. $55. Let's Cook, 330 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls. 612-623-9700. www.letscook.cc.

COOK FOR YOUR DOG:
Learn how to make quick and healthy food for your dog. 1-3 p.m. Feb. 23. $18. Mississippi Market, 622 Selby Av., St. Paul. 651-310-9499. www.msmarket.coop.

ENTERTAINING GREEK STYLE:
Melanie Foster demonstrates how to make beef and lamb gyros on pita bread with cucumber yogurt sauce, spinach and feta phyllo triangles, roasted eggplant and salad and more. Reservations required. 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 25. $55. Kitchen Party, 10950 Club West Pkwy. No. 210, Blaine. 763-780-0485. www.kitchenpartystore.com.

TASTE OF THE TWIN CITIES ORIGINALS:
Sample food from 34 independently owned restaurants. Proceeds will benefit Human Services Meals on Wheels in Washington County. 6-9 p.m. Feb. 26. $40-$45. The Great Hall, 180 E. 5th St., St. Paul. 651-286-6761. www.tcoriginals.com.

BASIC SOUPS:
Instructor Mary Scheu offers tips for making minestrone, wild rice, bean and bacon and chicken noodle soups. 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. $35. Reservations required. Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Av., St. Paul. 651-228-1333. www.cooksofcrocushill.com.