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Cake Decorating with Megan Whittaker
It's a new year, which means everyone you love will get another birthday to celebrate—funny how that works, isn't it? If you're the type of person who sucks at getting gifts but has the wherewithal to follow a recipe and bake a cake, then this event is for you. Craft Lake City is hosting a workshop with professional baker Megan Whittaker of Noisette, who will set up shop at West Elm (51 S. Main) on Thursday, Jan. 17, to demonstrate how to artfully crumb coat a cake and frost it like a champ. The event starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased via craftlakecity.com.

Mindful Eating Class
There's a lot of interesting psychology behind our eating habits, which extend far beyond the knee-jerk response to salivate when someone presents us with a plate of lasagna. Those interested in hacking their brains to gain a bit more control over their approach to food will want to check out Utah State University's meditation-based mindful eating class which kicks off on Jan. 17 and takes place every Thursday through Feb. 7. According to the event description, it's a general-education class for "individuals who want to learn to listen to their body to guide eating." It's a free class, but registration can be completed via Eventbrite. The class will be held at the Salt Lake County Government Center (2001 S. State) from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tu B'Shevat at Laziz
The Congregation Kol Ami Synagogue (conkolami.com) is hosting a celebration to honor the Jewish holiday Tu B'Shevat, otherwise known as the Jewish New Year for the Trees, at Laziz Kitchen (912 S. Jefferson St., lazizkitchen.com). Traditionally, Tu B'Shevat commemorates the trees that bloom earliest in Israel. As this holiday celebrates the fruit of these trees, Laziz Kitchen will prepare a meal made from exclusively vegetarian and vegan sources along with a selection of Kosher wines. In addition to a tasty plant-based menu, the night will be spent discussing issues regarding our responsibility to take care of the environment. The event takes place on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased via the Congregation Kol Ami website.


Quote of the Week:
"A party without cake is really just a meeting."

—Julia Child

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