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
Got an idea for an app or small game, but don't think you have the coding chops to pull it off? CodeDay invites high school and college students to form teams and spend 24 hours making something you might not have thought possible. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 15-16. $20.
HubAustin Coworking, 706 W. Ben White Blvd. Ste. 230-B
Hip homemaker Kate Payne presents an intensive lacto-fermentation workshop to teach you how to preserve foods in this manner. Class price includes 3 to 5 pounds of fresh produce from the farm. Reserve online. noon-4pm. $65.
Get out your corsets and chain-mail and join the fun and fantasy in the medieval village with scads of performances each day, plus food, shopping, live music, and unparalleled people watching. Weekends, Feb. 8-March 30, 10am-dusk. $20 ($10, kids).
Habitat for Humanity now offers free, once-a-month tours of recent and past home-building sites. See how much they've accomplished, and find out what's yet to be done. Call or e-mail to reserve a seat.