American Foodways Exhibit: The Jewish Contribution at Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Highlighting Jewish contributions to American culinary history from 1660 to 2013. 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 8. Free. 913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor. lib.umich.edu/events/american-foodways-jewish-contribution.
Crockpot Cooking: Cooking Demos with Chef Isabella Nicoletti at Weight Watchers Centers
Free and open to the public. 6 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25: 23218 Greater Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores; 5:30 p.m. Wed. and noon Oct. 30: 110 W. 12 Mile, Madison Heights; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24: 26606 Hoover Road, Warren. (248) 479-1362.
A Pint with the Past at GM Heritage Center
Fundraiser presented by Engineers Without Borders, Detroit professional chapter. Featuring craft beer from around the state, a strolling dinner and silent auction. 7 p.m. Fri. $75. Ages 21 and older. 6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights. (586) 276-0695.
Chili Cook-Off & Baked Goods Auction at Prince of Glory Evangelical Lutheran Church
Fundraiser for Prince of Glory Preschool. 12:30 p.m. Sun. Costs start at 25 cents. 1357 W. 14 Mile, Madison Heights. (248) 588-4652.
Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series at Growing Hope Center
A unique dining experience to benefit Growing Hopeís mission to improve lives through gardening and healthy food access. 4-7 p.m. Sun. $65. Ages 18 and older. 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. (734) 330-7576.
Knife Skills at The Community House
Learn professional techniques that will make for faster and easier cooking. 7-9 p.m. Tues. $32. 380 S. Bates St., Birmingham. (248) 644-5832.
Mexican Fiesta Cooking Demo at Whole Foods Market-Detroit
6 p.m. Wed. Community Room, 115 Mack Ave., Detroit. (810) 354-KING.
World Release Party for Tamworth Woodland Finished Prosciutto at Zingermanís Events on Fourth Ave.
Tasting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wed. $40. 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor. Reservations required. (734) 663-3400.
D√A De Los Muertos Mexican Fiesta Dinner at Oakland Community College
Presented by the Culinary Studies Institute students. 6 p.m. Oct. 24. $50. 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington. (248) 522-3700.
My Thai at The Community House
Cooking class. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. $32 plus $8 materials fee. 380 S. Bates St., Birmingham. (248) 644-5832.
A Toast to Education at Farmington Hills Manor
Co-hosted by the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation and Buschís Fresh Food Markets. Featuring local restaurants and caterers. 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 25. $40. Ages 21 and older. 23666 Orchard Lake Road. (248) 426-2897.
Halloween Cupcake Decorating for Kids at The Community House
Recipes include gluten-free and vegetarian. 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 30. $32. 380 S. Bates St., Birmingham. (248) 644-5832.