Does the start of school put you in learning mode? Try these:
▪ “Artisan Breadmaking” is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Project 658, 3646 Central Ave., taught by Elle Peters of Baked Well By Elle; $38. Registration: www.skillpop.com.
▪ “Southern Classics” is 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton’s Cocoa Lab, 201 E. Trade St. Taught by pastry chef Crystal Broadbent, it includes Banana Pudding, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and Pecan Pie; $125. Registration: 704-547-2244.
▪ Yiasou, Charlotte’s popular Greek festival, will add Greek cooking demonstrations, using recipes from the Ladies Philoptochos Society cookbook. Watch for demos on Thursday and Friday during the festival, which runs Sept. 8-Sept. 11 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Blvd. Festival admission is $3; details: www.yiasoufestival.org.
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Summer tea at Rural Hill
The Rural Hill Auxiliary will host its annual Scottish-style event, Miss May’s Summer Tea, from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 21 at Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Gloves are optional; hats are encouraged. Details: 704-875-3113 or www.eventbrite.com.
Chefs compete at Whole Foods
Terra Ciotta of Art Institute will face Adam Reed of Salute at Sliced!, a live cooking competition at the Salud Cooking School at Whole Foods, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 22. Tickets are $60. Details: www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte.