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Posted on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 : 8:25 a.m.

Ann Arbor food & drink calendar for the week of June 20-27

By AnnArbor.com Staff

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Editor's note: we have removed an outdated listing for a Saturday event at Downtown Home & Garden.

Today
Cheese + Books. 8 p.m. Literati bookstore, 124 E. Washington, Ann Arbor. Cheesemonger Steven Hall leads a five-course cheese tasting and discusses various aspects of cheese knowledge gleaned from books available at Literati, from how to cook with cheese to how to make your own cheese. The event is for those age 21 and over only. $25. 734-585-5567.

Coney Dog and Root Beer Float Night. 5-8 p.m. American Legion Post #419, 9807 Whitewood Road, Pinckney. $1.25 per Coney dog. For more information call 734- 878-9522 or 734-341-4249.

Pittsfield Township Farmers Market. 2-7 p.m. every Thursday June 13 through Oct. 10. Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave., Pittsfield Township. Pittsfield Township will begin hosting a Farmers Market at the Administration Building at the corner of Michigan and Platt. Pittsfield is fully supportive of a Michigan-based product Farmers Market with a focus on providing fresh produce and vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs, hams, salsas, and bread products from local area farmers. The Pittsfield Farmers Market is a member of the Michigan Farmers Market Association. No admission charge; price of purchases.www.pittsfield-mi.gov.

Friday
Summer Breezin’: A Jazz & Champagne Brunch. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Silver Maples of Chelsea, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. The Ann Arbor jazz ensemble Equinox performs material from the Great American Songbook and other jazz standards. Brunch menu includes fresh made-to-order omelets, with French toast, a meat and potato buffet, desserts, and mimosas.$18. Reservations requested at 734-475-4111.

Tap Takeover: Liberty Street Brewing.. 5-7 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, at the wine and beer bar. Pricing varies; usually $6 for six tastes. 734-997-7500.

Saturday
Homemade Sausage Workshop. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. In this Saturday daytime workshop, we are taking an intensive look at sausage-making - a full hands-on experience from meat in their primal cuts, to the seasoning, to the stuffing. In the first part of the class, you will focus on making three different kinds of sausage, with time to practice. The second part of the class will be spent learning to cook the sausages in different ways, as well as making various accompanying dishes. $76. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com.

Ypsilanti Depot Town Farmers Market 2013. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Depot Town Farmers Market, near Rice and Cross Streets, Ypsilanti. One of Ypsilanti's two farmers markets, run by Growing Hope, featuring 40 vendors selling a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and baked goods, cheese, meats, plants and seedlings, soaps, laundry detergent, and other homemade crafts and jewelry - all grown or made in Michigan. Accepting many forms of payment: cash, SNAP/EBT (Bridge Card), WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH, Double Up Food Bucks, and credit/debit cards. No admission; price of purchases. www.growinghope.net or 734-786-8401.

Chelsea Farmer’s Market. 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays through Oct. 26. Downtown Chelsea, on Park Street. The Chelsea Farmer’s Market is a traditional market that has everything from fresh produce (including organics) to hand made crafts. Free projects and crafts will take place at the Children’s Booth on the second Saturday of each month. On May 18: Market Greens Educational Event - Taste of Health. No admission charge; price of purchases. coordinator@chelseafarmersmkt.org.

Saturday Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. Find local produce and food from some of your favorite farmers as well as educational food demos and more. Free admission. Visit www.a2gov.org/market for more information.

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Sunday
Country Breakfast. 8-11:30 a.m. American Legion Post #419, 9807 Whitewood Road, Pinckney. $6 for adults, $5 for seniorsm $3 for children 9 and under. 734-878-9522 or 734-341-4249.

Monday
Rustic Italian Cooking: Everyday Pasta with Francesca Giarraffa. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Italians have been creating pasta dishes for generations, varying the shapes and sauces to reflect regional traditions. In this class, led by our native Italian cooking instructor, you’ll prepare and enjoy fettuccine (tossed with sauteed spring artichoke hearts and topped with parmigiano cheese); pappardelle (ribbed egg pasta tossed with sauteed shrimp and asparagus tips in a white cream sauce); fusilli (tossed in a fresh tomato sauce with bits of prosciutto, dry champagne and fresh herbs, topped with pecorino cheese). The class is primarily demonstration format and is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom. Tuition: $39. Mandatory fee: $15. Students may register on-line through www.wccnet.edu.

Wine Tasting: Michigan Wines. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. It has been over 20 years since I tasted my first Michigan wine - Good Harbor Fishtown White - and I can honestly tell you that the industry has changed dramatically since then. Potable wines in those days were few and far between. I can say with certainty that in the last 10 years is when Michigan wines have been improving decisively, and some of my old-time favorite wineries have been at the forefront of this evolution with some newer ones making huge strides. I want to show you a selection of six Michigan wines (five whites - because that's what our terroir likes best - and one red) for your enjoyment and edification. $36. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com.

Cocktail Class: Gin Says Summer. 7:30 p.m. Live/The Last Word, 102 S. First St., Ann Arbor. If there's an official summer spirit, it's got to be gin. In this class by Tammy's Tastings, you'll learn about different styles of gin and sample several different cocktails featuring this eminently mixable spirit. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. http://www.tammystastings.com/shop or 734-276-3215.

Milan Senior Nutrition Program. 11:45 a.m. Milan Senior & Community Activity Center, 45 Neckel Court, Milan. In partnership with the Washtenaw County Senior Nutrition Program, they offer a nutritionally balanced meal three afternoons a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There is a suggested donation of $2.50 for anyone who is 60 years or older and a fee of $5 for anyone under the age of 60. They do ask for 48 hour advanced reservations. Call or stop by the office.

Tuesday
Midsummer's Eve Party: Grilled Cedar Planked Salmon Meal. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. We'll take a page from the culinary tradition of Sweden to make the most of the near-longest day of the year in festive style. In this hands-on class, you'll hone your preparation skills as well as mastery of grilling, poaching, boiling, and utilization of the freshest herbs and produce of the season. A thematic menu makes for wonderful pairings and provides a clear laid path that allows you to enjoy your guests and the moment! Full participation. Menu: small plate trio of poached shrimp, deviled eggs with a touch of horseradish and chilled cucumber soup shooters; grilled cedar-planked salmon with dill, garnished with buttery new potatoes; lemon-zested fresh strawberry and cream milkshakes for dessert. $60. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com.

Veggies In Season. 6-7:15 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. Want to add more vegetables to your diet? Join Susan in the Lifestyle Center as she shares ideas and recipes and cooks up vegetables that are in season. $5. 734-997-7500.

Vinology wine tasting. 7-9 p.m. Vinology, 110 S. Main, Ann Arbor. Vinology staffers lead tastings. Cost TBA. Reservations required: 734-222-9841.

Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market 2013. 2-6 p.m. Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market, parking lot between the Post Office and the Key Bank Building, downtown Ypsilanti. One of Ypsilanti's two farmers markets, run by Growing Hope, featuring 40 vendors selling a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and baked goods, cheese, meats, plants and seedlings, soaps, laundry detergent, and other homemade crafts and jewelry - all grown or made in Michigan. Accepting many forms of payment: cash, SNAP/EBT (Bridge Card), WIC Project FRESH, Senior Market FRESH, Double Up Food Bucks, and credit/debit cards. No admission charge; price of purchases. www.growinghope.net or 734-786-8401.

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Cobblestone Farm Market Day 2013. 4-7 p.m. Cobblestone Farm Center, 2781 Packard St., Ann Arbor. Every Tuesday May 21 through Nov. 5, a farmers market sprouts up on the lawn of Historic Cobblestone Farm in Southeast Ann Arbor. Complete with farm animals, heirloom gardens and a Farmhouse Museum, there is something for the whole family. No admission charge; price of purchases. www.cobblestonefarmmarket.com.

Lunch is Served. Noon-1 p.m. Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. Repeats every Tuesday and Friday. Reservations are required with two days prior notice. Suggested donation for those over 60 years of age is $2.50, for all others, $5. Call 734-998-9353 for reservations.

Wednesday
Pizza On The Grill. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Join us for an evening around the grill where we master not only homemade dough and top-quality fresh toppings, but also all of the technique involved with how to successfully grill your pizza, regardless of your grill set up. This class is chock-full of hands-on practice and a menu to delight virtually anyone. Grab a friend and come hungry to this one! Full participation. Menu: Grilled pizza topped with homemade pizza sauce, prosciutto, arugula, and parmigiano cheese; grilled pizza topped with homemade pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, sauteed artichoke hearts, and parmigiano cheese; grilled pizza topped with fontina cheese, asparagus and truffle oil. $60. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com.

Wednesday Wine Tasting. 6 p.m. Paesano's Italian Restaurant, 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. This informal wine tasting allows patrons to sample five up and coming wines from Italy. Joined by one of Paesano's knowledgeable wine purveyors, the staff creates tasty appetizers to accompany the bold flavors. $25. www.paesanosannarbor.com.

The Bushel Basket Farmer’s Market. 2:30-6 p.m. on Wednesdays through October. Chelsea Community Hospital, by the U of M Family Practice Building, 775 S. Main St., Chelsea. The Bushel Basket Market has been open since 2007 and serves the Chelsea Community Hospital service area. Our mission is to provide a variety of local products and produce in a pleasant, easily accessible location to encourage more frequent and wider consumption of fresh healthy foods to the citizens of Chelsea and surrounding communities and to provide a tangible link between health and wellness of these people to their local hospital.Experience food, crafts and fun during special events throughout the summer. No admission charge; price of purchases. coordinator@chelseafarmersmkt.org.

Wednesday Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. Find local produce and food from some of your favorite farmers as well as educational food demos and more. Free admission. Visit www.a2gov.org/market for more information.

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Thursday, June 27
Herbal Wisdom: There is a free lunch, with Linda Diane Feldt. 7-8:30 p.m. Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom, 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Foraging tips and ideas including locations, what to look for, a few recipes, and how to be safe. Free food is everywhere. Free. Register under “New & Events” at peoplesfood.coop.

Pittsfield Township Farmers Market. 2-7 p.m. every Thursday June 13 through Oct. 10. Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave., Pittsfield Township. Pittsfield Township will begin hosting a Farmers Market at the Administration Building at the corner of Michigan and Platt. Pittsfield is fully supportive of a Michigan-based product Farmers Market with a focus on providing fresh produce and vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs, hams, salsas, and bread products from local area farmers. The Pittsfield Farmers Market is a member of the Michigan Farmers Market Association. No admission charge; price of purchases.www.pittsfield-mi.gov.

To submit events for this calendar, e-mail calendar@annarbor.com.