Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret, there's still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days.
Whether you're looking to drink some interesting beer, celebrate the earth, or stimulate those braincells with South Florida trivia while drinking, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach Counties this week.
3-Day Baking 101 Series
Just because you know how to cook, it doesn't mean you know how to bake. Learn how to make your own baked goods starting on Monday at Publix Aprons Cooking School in Plantation. Starting at 6 p.m. for three consecutive weeks, the staff will be going over the ins and outs of a number of homemade recipes. The cost to attend is $150. Visit publix.com/aprons.
When it comes to showing off in the kitchen, it all comes down to the sauce. On Monday at 7:30 p.m., Chef Jean-Pierre's Cooking School is hosting a basic sauce class. For $70 per person, guests will learn how to make the five basic "mother" sauces and complex variations of such. Visit chefjeanpierre.com.
A Night of South Florida Trivia with WLRN
If you think you know everything there is to know about South Florida -- or you just love WLRN, or beer -- this is your event. WLRN-Miami Herald News staffers are hosting a quiz as part of its What's the Story project. It takes place at Riverside Market at 6:30 p.m. Visit facebook.com/riversidemarket.
Earth Day at Kapow!
We celebrate a bunch of ridiculous holidays -- pizza with everything but anchovies is actually one -- it's time to celebrate one that matters. Tuesday is Earth Day. To honor the planet Kapow! Noodle Bar is offering a special deal. With $6 treetinis all day long, the restaurant is offering to plant a tree for each one sold. Visit facebook.com/events.
The west coast is pretty cool place. And those Californians really know how to make some impressive brews. Try some special releases at the Lagunitas tap takeover at Tap 42 on Tuesday. Starting at 7 p.m., the bar is offering some different beers like Hop Stoopid, Cappuccino Stout, and Suck. Visit facebook.com/events.
Taste of the Nation Palm Beach 2014
Eating great food from esteemed chefs is always enjoyable. Eating great food from esteemed chefs while helping a good cause is even better. On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Taste of the Nation Palm Beach is bringing people together for Share Our Strength, a fight to end childhood hunger. Co-chairs Chef Lindsay Autry, Chef Zach Bell, Chef Clay Conley and Chef Allen Susser will be hosting the event while guests sample food and drinks from 35 of the areas best restaurants. The cost to attend is $100. VIP tickets are $150, which includes early entrance at 6:30 p.m. The event takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts. Visit ce.strength.org/palmbeach.
Young Pros Beauty and The Feast Social
By time Wednesday rolls around, we can all use a few drinks and some time to socialize. This week at 6 p.m., the CovenantHouse YoungPros are getting together for a social happy hour at the new Beauty and the Feast. Admission is $15 for members, $20 for guests. Visit facebook.com/events.
Legacy Place Food and Wine Festival
If you're looking to enjoy food, wine, and a little outside time before summer sends everyone indoors, Legacy Place Food and Wine Fest is combining all of the above. On Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the fest is featuring ample food and drink samplings, live music, games, entertainment, and more/. The cost to attend is $50 for general admission, $75 for VIP. Visit legacyplacefoodandwine.com/tickets.
Chit Chats 4x4, Jeep, Truck, Off-Road & RC Meet Up
Check out off-road vehicles while eating and drinking this Thursday at Chit Chats in Pompano Beach. The bar is offering barbecue and drink specials in addition to raffles and live entertainment. It takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Chit Chat's is located at 651 N. Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach. Visit facebook.com/events.
Food Truck Invasion Wellington
It's time to feel like you've had an alien implanted in your stomach from overeating this Thursday. The Food Truck Invasion Wellington is taking place from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater. It includes food from multiple trucks in one convenient place. Visit facebook.com/events.
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