In appreciation of their loyal customers and wholesale partners, the happy cheesemongers will offer tastings and classes at the Cheese House as well as their annual tradition of offering free cheese plates at restaurants that carry their products. Check their website for class schedules and restaurant locations. Mon.-Sun., Feb. 11-16.
Enjoy two weeks of absolute chocolate indulgence with a huge schedule of in-store demonstrations and presentations by international chocolatiers, taste samples in both stores, and get educated with chocolate-inspired cooking classes. Check website for schedule details. Feb. 5-18.
Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar; Central Market Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar
Chef Trish Eichelberger has designed a clever three-course vegetarian feast menu to match A Field in England, a British film described as a "psychedelic trip into magic and madness." Reserve online. 7:15pm.
Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320
allows you or your organization to adopt one of the stops along Cap Metro's bus lines. In exchange for helping keep your stop tidy, Cap Metro will let you spruce it up (Keep Austin Beautiful will even provide landscaping tools) to reflect the personality of your neighborhood.
Is the creek you love filled with beer cans and six-pack rings? All you have to do is gather some friends to clean it up, and Keep Austin Beautiful and Watershed Protection and Development Review will give you all the guidance and materials you need. Free.