Discover your roots.
What: Local volunteers will assemble a city-friendly raised bed in which you can grow your own veggies (soil, compost, seeds, and plants included).
Why: Free planting workshop in May and ongoing phone and online support guarantee your success.
When: Applications accepted on rolling basis.
Where: Throughout Boston and Lynn. Info at 617-442-1322 ext. 12.
Cooking for a Cause
What: The ne plus ultra of Boston chefs (Jody Adams, Jamie Bissonnette), bartenders (Dylan Black, Carrie Cole), and local vendors (Dancing Deer, Kickass Cupcakes) serve a bountiful buffet of swigs ’n’ bites.
Why: Proceeds (including silent and live auction bids) benefit East End House in Cambridge.
When: Thurs., 6 p.m.
Where: Harborview Ballroom, Seaport World Trade Center, 1 Seaport Ln., South Boston. Info at 617-876-4444. Tickets online at eastendhouse.org.
What: Sneak a peek at the traveling vintager’s newest items and browse additional consignment goodies while enjoying wine and nibbles.
Why: Giveaways like vintage purses and jewelry, as well as gift certificates.
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Alexis Grace Consignment, 7 Harrison St., Worcester (508-799-4700).
German Alps Cooking Class
What: Move beyond bratwurst and kraut and learn to whip up mushroom and spinach strudel, German rabbit stew, sweet-and-sour Brussels sprouts, and Black Forest cupcakes.
Why: A pre-class walking tour through the neighborhood and its German immigrant past.
When: Wed., 5:45-9 p.m.
Where: Meet at Roxbury Crossing Station, 1400 Tremont St. Info at 617-407-9101. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.
Photo: Courtesy of The Food Project