Cooking Class at Sencha with Chef Beavers and Sous Chef Mark Gagnier, 331 S. Nevada. Hands-on lesson for several dishes focused on one ingredient: winter squash. $45. Sun., Dec. 1, 1 p.m. Reservations, 632-8287.
Program on School Motivation and Achievement offers advice to parents of underachieving children, presented by Reesa Eisler, certified trainer from the Rimm Clinic. Horace Mann Middle School, 1001 E. Van Buren St., Tues., Dec. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Children not to attend. Call Jean Cross, 520-2540.
Business Valuation with Dr. Robert Keeley, a workshop presented by Small Business Development Center. Class descriptions are available at
www.web.uccs.edu/sbdc. $35 Tues., Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Steve Balsiger will discuss the joys of hut-to-hut skiing at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Free. Thurs., Dec. 5, 8 p.m. 633-0732.
Born of a Woman or Born of a Myth, a class exploring Christian literalism v. gnosticism, at the Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Rd. "love offering." Wed., Dec. 4 & 11, 7 p.m. 598-7267.
Grand Canyon Excursions, Roger Spaulding shares photos from his many trips into the GC, at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon. Free. Thurs., Dec. 12, 8 p.m. 633-0732.
Jim Keen shows his Rocky Mountain slides at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Thurs., Dec. 19. 8 p.m. 633-0732.
"Compassion," a talk by Buddhist teacher & author Ken McLeod at All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon. $15 suggested donation. Thurs., Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 447-9880.