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If there's an official summer spirit, it's got to be gin. In this class you'll learn about different styles of gin and sample several different cocktails featuring this eminently mixable spirit. Class is hands on, with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Ravens Club, 207 S. Main Street. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. 734-276-3215. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.tammystastings.com/shop [map]
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July 12, 17, 23, & 31. Topics include “Seafood Summertime Grilling” (July 12, 6:30 p.m.), “Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan” (July 17, 7 p.m.), “Baking Bread: Rye and Pumpernickel” (July 23, 6 p.m.), and “Health Starts Here: Tomatoes” (July 31, 6:30 p.m.)
Various times, Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Cranbrook Village shopping center. $10. Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]
About 6,000 chickens are cooked over nearly 5 tons of charcoal in four 100-foot-long broiling pits. Dinner includes half a chicken, dinner roll, homemade coleslaw, radishes, potato chips, and a beverage. Ice cream and pop available. Also, an antique car show and live entertainment. Proceeds fund programs for local civic projects.
4–8 p.m., Alumni Memorial Field (Vernon & Wolverine), Manchester. Shuttle from Manchester Middle School, 710 E. Main. $8 in advance at Coffee Mill Cafe, Whistle Stop restaurant, Manchester Market, Manchester Pharmacy, Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, TCF Bank in Saline & Chelsea, and other locations listed at manchesterchickenbroil.org; $9 at the gate. 428–7722.
Every Thurs. Whole Foods staffers discuss wine. Tastings with cheese and appetizers. Topics: Zinfandel (July 5), French whites (July 12), Italian reds (July 19), and Pacific Northwest whites (July 26).
5-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods wine bar, 990 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Cranbrook Village shopping center. $17. 997-7500. [map]
Zingerman’s Coffee Co. staff demonstrate and discuss 6-8 different ways to brew coffee, from filter drip to syphon pot.
1-3 p.m., Zingerman’s Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $20 929-0500. [map]
All-you-can eat homemade pie. Also, pie walks, a pie contest with prizes, a “Pie-Ku” poetry recital, pie quotes, and more.
6-8 p.m., Ladies Literary Club, 218 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $10 (Free for kids age 11 & under and those who bring a pie). slowfoodhuronvalley.com/pie.html. [map]