Tea Room: The "Seconds Please" Tea Room at Second Presbyterian Church, 324 Meeting St., will be open 11 a.m-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches and homemade desserts priced $3-$9. Takeout also available. Proceeds benefit church mission programs. Call 723-9237 or visit www.secondpresbyterianchurch.org.
Book Signing: Holly Herrick of Charleston, author of the "Charleston Chef's Table" and the "Southern Farmers Market Cookbook," will sign her books 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Lily, 196 King St.
Sunday Supper: Heirloom Book Co. will host a Spoleto Sunday Supper with chef Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The four-course dinner with wine pairings will be at the store, 123 King St. $100. Purchase tickets at the store or call 722-6377.
Tea Room: Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston opens the door to its annual Tea Room and Church Mouse Boutique through June 10. Lunch is served in the tea room 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The menu includes okra soup, ham biscuits, chicken salad sandwiches and homemade desserts. A piano player entertains diners, and artwork from local artists will be available for sale. Takeout also is available. The Church Mouse Boutique is open 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily during the tea room, offering gently used books, jewelry, china, crystal, silver, lamps and more. All profits benefit local charities.
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Knife sharpening: The Coastal Cupboard is hosting a knife-sharpening event to benefit East Cooper Community Outreach 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10-11 and noon-5 p.m. June 12. $1 per knife with all donations going to ECCO. The store also will have product demos, samples and knife specials.
Underground AIDS military: LIME, an underground supper club created by local chef Renata Dos Santos, is partnering with the Charging Charlie Alumni Association for a benefit dinner June 11. The event at the Charleston Air Force Base has a theme of "Historical Perspective of Food in South Carolina." Cocktail reception and nine-course dinner prepared by nine local chefs. Benefits Wounded Warrior Project, Hidden Wounds and the Charging Charlie Alumni Association.
The dinner starts at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception at the base's aerial park. Live entertainment. Tickets, $125 inclusive, must be purchased in advance. Call 364-6745 or visit www.limeincharleston.com.
Sustainable Seafood: Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar, 205 Easy Bay St., will host a Sustainable Seafood dinner at 6 p.m. June 14 in conjunction with the Sustainable Seafood Initiative at the S.C. Aquarium. Five courses with wine pairings, $55 excluding tax and gratuity. Call 853-8600 for reservations.
Canning how-to: Clemson Extension Service is offering classes in Home Food Preservation. Current USDA practices will be taught through lecture and hands-on experiences. Upcoming classes are June 10 and 14, Jams/Jellies in Cross and Moncks Corner; June 29 and July 21, Waterbath Canning (tomatoes) in Moncks Corner locations; and Aug. 18 and 30, Pressure Canning (vegetables ) in Moncks Corner and Ridgeville. $30 per session. Classes are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 719-4140; 723-3800, ext. 4140; or 567-3136, ext. 4140, to register.
Big Chef, Little Chef: Lowcountry chefs are coming together to help Louie's Kids fight childhood obesity with the Third Annual Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef Competition 6:30-9 p.m. June 16 at Lowndes Grove Plantation. Ten "little chef" contestants from Louie's Kids will be paired with their "big chefs" as part of a friendly cooking competition. Guests and special judges will have their chance to taste the collaborative creations and vote on the winning team. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door and include beer, wine and live music. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.louieskids.org.
Feed the Need: Ted's Butcherblock, 334 East Bay St., is sponsoring a fundraising initiative to benefit Charleston Chefs Feed the Need. Tickets for a chance to win a Big Green Egg grill and smoker will be available through June 18. Tickets are available for $5 each or five for $20. A winner will be announced at Ted's Backyard Barbecue Block Party. Call 577-0094 or visit www.tedsbutcherblock.com.
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