Roll your own sushi
Fancy yourself to be a sushi connoisseur, but couldn’t make a Spider Roll if your life depended on it?
Chef Anie Driscoll will spend two hours tonight teaching students how to roll their own sushi during a class at The Little Fleet, 448 E. Front St.
The event, sponsored by Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is free to anybody who would like to learn to properly form Nigiri or roll Norimaki. Driscoll is a sous chef who works in Aerie, one of the resort’s restaurants.
The event runs from 7-9 p.m. while the bar serves some Japanese-inspired drinks. For more information, call The Little Fleet at 946-1116.
Dinner from the farm
Diners looking for a special meal straight from the farm Friday night should make reservations at The Little Fleet. That night, the restaurant hosts Loma Farms for a special four course dinner for a limited seating of 25 guests.
The special meal costs $35 per person and begins at 6:30 p.m. To make reservations, email organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 943-1116.
Winter wine warm up
TRAVERSE CITY — The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula-based businesses will warm things up Saturday with the annual Winter Warm Up wine trail event.
Event-goers can sample comfort food paired with wine at each of the seven participating Old Mission wineries from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The $15 cost per person includes a souvenir mug, which doubles as an admission ticket, and specials at participating Old Mission restaurants and businesses. Restaurant and business hours vary. Tickets are available at www.wineriesofoldmission.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — Glen Eagle Retirement Community is in need of yarn donations.
Residents work on service projects all year including Operation Christmas Child and making baby hats for Munson Medical Center’s newborns and Neonatal Unit babies. Yarn donations may be dropped off at Glen Eagle, 3950 Sumac Dr. For details, call April Putman, 935-4553.
Winter art classes
TRAVERSE CITY — Winter classes at Blackbird Arts, 1485 Barlow St., start Jan. 22.
Classes for adults and teens 14 and older include pottery wheel, beginning guitar, “The Artist’s Eye: Drawing,” inclusive arts, “Creative Aging” for senior citizens, “Bite and a Brush” oil painting, and “Footloose!” adaptive dance.
Youth and Parent/Child classes include toddler paint and clay, “Homeschool Clay” for ages 6-12, “Exploring Clay” for ages 3-5, “Drawing Secrets,” “Art Lunch” for homeschoolers, “Our Amazing Planet” for ages 3-5, parent/child yoga, “Group Ukes for Homeschoolers,” “Uketopia” for ages 6-9, After School Art Club and Family Inclusive Arts.
“Family Arts Night: Hot Mugs” will meet from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Participants will design, build, decorate and glaze a mug for hot drinks. Winter drink samples will be served. The $17 cost per person includes instruction, clay, glaze and kiln firings. Registration is required.
For a full class schedule or registration, call 421-8085 or visit www.blackbirdartstc.com.
Help food pantries
TRAVERSE CITY — Local Taco Bell locations will accept donations of non-perishable food items to help re-stock local food pantry shelves after the holiday season.
Anyone making a food donation through Feb. 10 at the Taco Bell locations in the Grand Traverse Mall, at Chum’s Corner, 873 U.S. 31 South, at 1447 S. Airport Road, and at 816 E. Front St. will receive a certificate for a free taco. Guests may place their donation in the collection bin located in the restaurant lobby.