Get mugged at SASI
The Southern Arts Society will host its first Get Mugged at SASI fundraising from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Depot, 301 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain. Ticket holders select a handmade mug created by local potters, fill it with coffee, cider or hot chocolate, and grab some Christmas cookies before taking their mug home. Mug selection will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are $15; admission to the gallery and shopping is free. Funds go toward supporting the Southern Arts Society. Details: Bernice Chappell, 704-739-5723.
Dried fruit recall
Whole Alternatives is recalling its Harris Teeter brand 6-ounce packages of dried apricots (UPC 7203670494) and 8-ounce packages of dried golden raisins (UPC 7203670490) because of undeclared sulfur dioxide. The recalled products were distributed to Harris Teeter stores beginning May 1.
Consumers who have a severe sensitivity to sulfur dioxide may risk serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. Customers who purchased either of these products can return them to Harris Teeter for a refund. For more information call Whole Alternatives 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 502-561-5530.
Holiday Arts Market
On her Ill Bite blog on obsbite.blogspot.com, Observer Food Editor Kathleen Purvis writes about Atherton Markets upcoming Latke Festival and Holiday Arts Market.
Bill Averback, known to regular market-goers as Pickleman, will hold his free latkes demonstration at 10 a.m. Friday and will attempt making 1,000 latkes in three hours.
The free Holiday Arts Market will run 4-8 p.m. Friday at 2104 South Blvd., featuring food, drink and music with all the familiar vendors spiffed up for the season. Also making a special retail appearance will be Barking Dog Chocolatier.
Queen City Brewers Festival
Tickets for the second-annual Queen City Brewers Festival will go on sale at 11 a.m. Thursday. This years festival will feature a dozen local and craft beer brewers with two tasting sessions: 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. Admission is $25, and proceeds benefit Partners for Parks. Details: qcbrewfest.com.
Holiday Traditions cooking class
Upstream executive chef Tom Dyrness and staff will lead this class of classic holiday dishes from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Upstream, 6902 Phillips Place. Class is $40 and includes tastings, beverages and take-home recipes. Details: 704-556-7730.
Compiled by Hilary Trenda
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