The Children's Health Council is hosting a California twist on the traditional autumn beer festival featuring beers, bratwurst, pretzels and more to benefit CHO. Saturday, Oct. 12, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (ECEFT), 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside. $85. For more information, call Jennifer Bugnatto at 650-617-3857, email her at email@example.com or visit www.chconline.org/oktoberfest.
Palo Alto Adult School Cooking Class: 'Fast and Fabulous'
Learn how to make salmon wrapped in prosciutto and sundried tomatoes with basil; gnocchi with a mushroom medley and gorgonzola cheese with truffle oil; garbanzo bean and saffron soup with cilantro and a mango chutney chicken dish in this Palo Alto Adult School Class. The class, taught by Yannette Fichou Edwards, will include demonstration, participation and sampling. Register online at www.paadultschool.org. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:30-9 p.m. Palo Alto High School, Room 103, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. $50.
Palo Alto Grill: Dinner with the Winemaker
Palo Alto Grill hosts a winemaker dinner with Big Basin Vineyards, a winery based in Boulder Creek. A special five-course menu will be paired with four Big Basin wines, including gambas en chorizo (shrimp and chorizo with cucumber and cilantro) paired with a riseling and a dry aged prime New York strip steak with wild mushrooms, butter and herbs paired with a pinot noir. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5-9 p.m. at 140 University Ave. $70 per person. Make a reservation online or call 650-321-3514. www.paloaltogrill.com