My cooking classes are starting again this month. On Aug. 26, I will prepare and serve items suitable for game night. After the demonstration, guests will play the card game high cotton.
I'll be using recipes from Gourmet Game Night by Cynthia Nims. The class is 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Just Us Girls Gift Shop, 2392 Woodhill Drive, next to Purdon Rental, and the cost is $20. Call (859) 269-0312.
You can give with Good Foods
Good Foods Market & Café is accepting donations this month for the East Seventh Street Center as part of the Give Where You Live Program. The community center provides free, hot meals on weekdays to youths 18 and younger; homework help; science, art, and literacy activities; field trips; and the Our World in Pictures photography program. All programs are free.
Good Foods also donates 10 cents for each transaction with a reusable bag to the Give Where You Live partner. Donations made by shoppers at the register are matched with 25 percent of the total amount collected and presented to the organization. Good Foods is at 455 Southland Drive. Call (859) 278-1813.
Luncheon and a history lesson
The Kentucky Historical Society's Food for Thought luncheon at noon Wednesday focuses on Civil War diaries.
The menu includes mini BLTs, garden salad, grilled chicken, farm-stand corn salad, broccoli casserole, cantaloupe, watermelon, yeast rolls and brownies. Tickets are $23, or $18 for members. The luncheon will be at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 West Broadway, Frankfort.
The reservation deadline is Friday. Call Julia Curry at (502) 564-1792 or go to History.ky.gov.
Picnic with the Pops is moving
The Picnic With the Pops on Aug. 21 will not be at the Kentucky Horse Park this year because of preparations for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. It will be on the grounds of Keeneland Race Course behind the Keene Barn and Entertainment Center.
Dupree Catering & Events will prepare and deliver your picnic menu. Entree choices are smoked portobello stuffed beef tenderloin, peppercorn smoked salmon, grilled chicken breast, and grilled summer vegetable Napoleon. Call (859) 231-0464. You have to wait only a few more days to satisfy your craving for Greek pastries. Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church's annual Greek Festival will feature authentic foods, dancing and music.
The menu includes gyros, souvlaki, roast lamb, Greek chicken, pastitsio, spanakopita and Greek salads. The pastry shop will feature baklava, chocolate baklava, kourambiethes (Greek wedding cookies), kataifi, finikia and baklava sundaes.
The festival will be at Oleika Shrine Center, 326 Southland Drive. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 21 and noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 22. Call (859) 266-1921 or go to LexingtonGreekFestival.com.