Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

It's a Week of Festivals, Cooking Classes

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

It's a Week of Festivals, Cooking Classes

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Festivals

Bakery Square Summer Send Off: Food trucks, craft beers and live music. 4-8 p.m. Friday at Bakery Square, East Liberty. Free admission; $6 for single drink tickets, $20 for drink wristbands. eventbrite.com (search for "Bakery Square Summer Send Off").

Jam on Walnut: Draft wagons with beer specials plus live music. 7-11 p.m. Saturday along Walnut Street in Shadyside. $5 wristbands. Proceeds benefit Humane Animal Rescue. facebook.com (search for "Jam on Walnut: September Edition").

Wholey's 105th Anniversary Party: Seafood class (10 a.m.), cake cutting (noon), airbrush tattoos, petting zoo, balloons, samples, giveaways, live music. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Wholey's, Strip District. wholey.com/events/.

Classes

Beginner's Guide to the Mediterranean Diet: Learn healthy meal ideas and cooking techniques to help manage diabetes. 6:15 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria at UPMC St. Margaret, Aspinwall. Free. Register ahead at upmc.com/classes.

Let's Cook Workshop: Learn tips and techniques for eating healthy foods on a budget. 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, Millvale. Free. Registration preferred by calling 412-408-3830, ext. 3225.

Shucking 101: Practice safe oyster shucking techniques, taste different species and discuss sustainable farming techniques. 4 p.m. Saturday at Muddy Waters Oyster Bar, Shadyside. $50 for the class, 18 oysters and two cocktails; $75 for a "Bad Mother Shucker" ticket adds a shucking knife and Muddy Waters merchandise. eventbrite.com (search for "Shucking Class 101").

Mushroom classes and walk: Morning classes in the environmental center, followed by an afternoon mushroom walk on the park's trails. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Hills Park, Natrona Heights. Pack a lunch. Free. wpamushroomclub.org.

Tea classes and tasting: Learn about tea history, types of tea, steeping techniques and more, plus taste several types of tea along with European biscuits. …

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