Plus: Avoid the American River this weekend.
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52º | Partly cloudy | 7% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:23 a.m. | Sunset 5:01 p.m.

Bon appétit
Satisfy your hunger on your own terms. | Photo via Pexels
Whether you’re making meals for yourself, looking to impress a potential romantic partner, or just want to expand your horizons, it’s never too late to learn how to be a wizard in the kitchen. Cooking is an essential life skill — and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love delicious food?

Check out these cooking classes around the Farm-To-Fork Capital.

Sacramento Spice | $25-$375
Shankari Arcot, a former Iron Chef honoree at the California State Fair, offers both in-person and virtual classes. Heads up to parents: sign-ups are now open for two different summer camps where kids eight and older can learn how to cook a variety of dishes, from grilled cheese sandwiches to spring rolls.

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op | $35-$65
The co-op hosts a plethora of different classes. Lessons include managing your blood sugar while cooking and how to make a diverse array of foods, from palak paneer to Spanish tapas.

Napoli Culinary Academy | $150
Honestly, there is rarely a more satisfying feeling than sipping wine in a recreated Italian cafe while nibbling on pasta you made yourself. Don’t believe us? Book a class at Napoli and find out for yourself.

Cozymeal | $95
Cozymeal is a great aggregate resource that will connect you with local chefs — some who are willing to travel to you — and offer a more personalized cooking lesson.
Wednesday, May 24
  • Wandering Thoughts: Paintings by Dawn Star Wood | Wednesday, May 24-Sunday, June 25 | 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis | Free | Peruse paintings from this artist who finds inspiration in women, the cosmos, vintage cars, and more.
Thursday, May 25
  • West Sac Rhythm on the River: Cajun Folk Jazz | Thursday, May 25 | 5:30-9 p.m. | Drake’s: The Barn, 985 Riverfront St., West Sacramento | Free | Ring in the second year of West Sac’s summer concert series with three bands and food + drink.
  • Dragon Boat Festival | Thursday, May 25 | 6-9 p.m. | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento | $111 | Join this celebration of the 2,300-year-old traditional Chinese holiday.
  • Swift Me Away: Taylor Swift Dance Night | Thursday, May 25 | 9 p.m. | Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sacramento | $20-$25 | Shake it off at this night of jams (Taylor’s version).
  • Steve Furey | Thursday, May 25-Saturday, May 27 | Times vary | Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Ste. 225, Sacramento | $20.25-$25.25 | Laugh along with Los Angeles-based comedian Steve Furey, who is quickly emerging as one of the sharpest young stand-ups in the comedy world.*
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7 secrets comfortable retirees know about hiring a financial advisor
Smart retirees know a thing or two — and you should, too. | Photo by SmartAsset
Research suggests people who work with a financial advisor could end up with about 15% more money to spend in retirement.1 Read: A lot of margaritas.

That’s because they know the seven secrets to hiring a financial advisor, like never hiring the first advisor you meet. (Rookie mistake.)

The ultimate tip? Answer a few questions in this free, five-minute quiz to match with vetted financial advisors serving your area who can help optimize a retirement plan for you.*
1“Journal of Retirement Study Winter” (2020)”. The projections or other information regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results, and are not guarantees of your future results. Please follow the link to see the methodologies employed in the Journal of Retirement study.
News Notes
  • The Sacramento County Regional Parks Department is urging residents to avoid the American River this holiday weekend. Park officials say the river is not only “dangerously cold” but also flowing from Folsom Lake eight times faster than normal.
  • Sacramento officials want to hear your opinion on where additional bike and scooter racks should be placed. Business owners interested in obtaining additional racks can also apply for them — as long as they meet certain criteria. (Sacramento City Express)
  • Six-year-old Collette Mock is making waves after competing in the Rio Del Oro Spring Invitational swim meet. Collette swam the 50-yard butterfly stroke in 39.51 seconds against competitors twice her age. (KCRA 3)
Real Estate
  • The 5.59-acre plot of land at 1420 Howe Ave. has been listed for sale. The site was originally approved in 2017 to construct three retail buildings before it was ultimately foreclosed in 2021. (Sac Biz Journal)
I want to fly away
In addition to 20+ food options, SMF also has a variety of art. | Photo by @becky.knezovich
In addition to 20+ food options, SMF also has a variety of art. | Photo by @becky.knezovich
Looking to get away this weekend? You’re in luck — a new report from Price4Limo ranked Sacramento International Airport No. 15 for on-time flight departures on Memorial Day weekends, with 86% of flights leaving on-time.

If you’re traveling this weekend, here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • Hawaiian Airlines tends to be the most punctual, with only 9% of flights delayed.
  • Price4Limo’s report showed Frontier as the most frequently delayed, with 21% of its flights leaving later than expected.
  • Leave on Saturday if possible, when 86% of flights make it out on time.
  • Consider delaying your return trip until Tuesday — Monday is the worst travel day for the weekend, with 21% of flights delayed.
  • If you’re delayed, don’t panic — over the past five years, only 2% of flights have been completely canceled.
Check out our complete guide to SMF before you travel.
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