Whether you want to enjoy, learn, or give back, there's a food event for you this week:
New Haven Pride Center's End-of-Summer Barbecue: Sat., Sept. 15, noon-5 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Fort Nathan Hale Park, 50 Woodward Ave., New Haven, newhavenpridecenter.org.
Spooner House Back-to-School Food Drive: through Sept. 21. Donations accepted at Spooner House, 30 Todd Rd., Shelton. See actspooner.org for more info.
Cooking Classes at Consiglio's: Sept. 13, 20 and 27, 6:30 p.m., $65. Call for more info. Consiglio's Restaurant, 165 Wooster St., New Haven, (203) 865-4489.
Community Action Agency of New Haven Inc.'s Annual Chilifest: Sat., Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. East Shore Park, Woodward Ave., New Haven, caanh.net/chilifest.