Edible Landscape Gardening: Arborist Darlene Pickell teaches this class on the design, layout and care of orchards, herbs and vegetable gardens. The course features one field trip. 7 to 10 p.m. Continues on Thursdays through Aug. 9. UCLA, 415 Hilgard St., L.A. In the Life Sciences Building, Room 2147. Information: (310) 825-7093 or visit http://www.uclaextension.org. To register, call (310) 825-9971. $180 for noncredit; $230 for credit.
Pasta Party: Doris Kwon demonstrates how to make fettuccine with porcini mushrooms and cream; pasta with tuna and sun-dried tomatoes; mesclun greens with shallot vinaigrette; and chocolate-cherry cake. 6 p.m. Williams-Sonoma, in South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. (714) 751-1166. $45.
Entertaining From Bali: Nicole Aloni presents a buffet of Balinese dishes for serving at a party. Recipes include green mango, cucumber and grapefruit salad, steamed chicken dumplings in a banana leaf and coconut-cardamom pancakes stuffed with banana and palm sugar. 6:30 p.m. Sur La Table, 301 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 395-0390. $40.
Fry Guy: Russ Parsons, The Times' food editor, tells stories from and signs copies of his book "How to Read a French Fry" (Houghton Mifflin, $25). 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 245 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale. (818) 246-4677. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Intro to Wine Class: James Yobski teaches about grapes, fermentation, regional wine styles, vintages, winemaking, wine drinking and wine pairing with food. Participants must be 21 or older. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Continues on Wednesdays through Aug. 15. UCLA, 415 Hilgard St., L.A., in the Faculty Center. Information: (310) 206-8120 or visit http://www.uclaextension.org. To register, call (310) 825-9971. $395.