Food & Drink published Nov. 3, 2022

Nov. 3—WILLMAR — Advance registration is required for all the classes, register online at

or in person at Jefferson Learning Center.

Winter holiday cookie decorating: Nov. 23, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Jefferson Learning Center, kindergarten through fifth grade with instructor Charlene Bzdok. Winter, holiday-themed cookie decorating, with some to bring home and a class activity while the cookies are drying. Limited space available.

MILAN — Milan Village Arts classes have been scheduled for the next year. To register or for more information, call


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Holiday cookie sampler: Dec. 3, 1 to 5 p.m., with instructor Maureen Hark. For beginner and above; ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Class will divide into four groups and each group will make a different cookie that will be shared at the end of the class — everyone going home with a delicious sampling of cookies to make for the holidays: Krumkake filled with Cloudberry Cream, Sandbakkels with Fresh Fruit, Almond Biscotti Drizzled with Chocolate and Pecan Shortbread. The instructor will let you know ahead of time what to bring to class. Tuition is $70, supplies included. Registration deadline is Nov. 12.

Dumplings: Feb. 28, 1 to 5 p.m., with instructor Hua Yang. For beginner and above; ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Making dumplings is a fun activity to do around the table with your friends and family. In this hands-on class you will learn the art of folding dumpling wrappers into traditional shapes. Class will prepare both a pork and a vegetarian filling and learn to steam and pan fry them, serving them with homemade traditional sauces. Bring a bread bowl and a dutch oven if you have one. An email will go out before class with more details. Tuition is $70, supplies included. Registration deadline is Jan. 28.

WILLMAR — Becker Market offers several ways to buy locally grown food. The store is part of Fabulous Finds, 414 Becker Ave. S.W., downtown Willmar, and is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It participates with nine other markets through Renewing The Countryside to aggregate farmers market products. It also is part of the Real Food Hub that offers year-round weekly delivery of local produce via subscription at