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 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. Thursday at Lowndes Grove Plantation. Ten "little chef" contestants from Louie's Kids will be paired with "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 Saturday. 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.

Fish fry: Sullivan's Island Fire & Rescue 62nd annual benefit Fish Fry will be 5-8 p.m. June 25 "under the Big Tin." Includes hot dogs and live music. $5.

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