August 7, 2014 at 1:00 am

Metro Detroit food calendar

Downtown Street Eats at Cadillac Square

Featuring food trucks and a variety of local restaurants and startups. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays, through Aug. 22. 800 Woodward, adjacent to Campus Martius Park, Detroit.

Sunset Flavor Tour at Whole Foods Markets

Mobile food truck featuring chef-prepared recipes with Sunset products. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today: 115 Mack, Detroit; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and Sun.: 990 E. Eisenhower, Ann Arbor.

Ice Cream in a Bag at Ann Arbor District Library-Traverwood Branch

How to make your own sweet treat using household supplies and everyday ingredients. 2-3 p.m. today. Free. 3333 Traverwood. (734) 327-8301.

Motor City Pizza Fest at Royal Oak Farmers Market

A unique celebration of the region’s love of pizza. 6-11 p.m. today. Advance discount tickets online: $13 adults; $10 children ages 5 to 12; children ages 4 and younger, free (includes voucher toward free pizza slice). 316 E. 11 Mile. (248) 809-9644 or

The Trappist Experience at Ashley’s Restaurant Inc.

Presentation on the history, culture and lifestyle represented by these beers and the monks that make them. Two sessions: 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. today. $10 (includes beer samples). 338 S. State, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9191.

Preserves Cooking Class at Forest Grill

Featuring conserves, preserves, butters and jams using various fruits. 11 a.m. Sat. $125. 735 Forest, Birmingham. (248) 258-9400.

Ice Cream Social and Open House at Troy Nature Center

Rain or shine. 1-3 p.m. Sun. Free. 6685 Coolidge. (248) 688-9703.

New Belgium Sour Symposium at Union Woodshop

Two sessions: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m . Tues. $55. 18 S. Main, Clarkston. (248) 410-6977.

Terrace Tasting — Michigan at the Rattlesnake Club

Wine tasting. 6 p.m. Wed. $57.72. 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.

Dine & Discover: The Art of Craft Beer at Schoolcraft College

11:30 a.m. Aug. 15. Adults, $24; seniors, $19.20. 18660 Haggerty, Livonia. Advance registration. (734) 462-4448 or

Preserving Summer Squashes at Farmington Hills Nature Center

Workshop designed for adults. 10-11 a.m. Aug. 16. $5. 24915 Farmington. Registration deadline Wed. (248) 477-1135.

22nd annual Charity Chili Cook-Off and Family Picnic at Upper Parkland Park

Presented by the Dearborn Heights Professional Fire Fighters. Proceeds to benefit the Great Lakes Burn Camp for victims ages 7-17. Noon-dusk Aug. 16. Ann Arbor Trail between Outer Drive and Evergreen Roads, Dearborn Heights. (313) 791-3650.

Chef’s Cooking Class at the Rattlesnake Club

Hands-on instruction, fun demonstrations, and tips and tricks for the beginner to novice home cook. 2 p.m. Aug. 16. $83.37. 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.

Spaghetti Day at Downriver Italian American Club

11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 20. $8.50 adults; $4 children. 646 Biddle, Wyandotte. (734) 285-4044.

Terrace Tasting — Best of Summer! at the Rattlesnake Club

Wine tasting. 6 p.m. Aug. 20. $57.72. 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.

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