Mom's Night Out

Mother's Day 2009 is now a pleasant memory, but that's no reason for mom to have to wait another year for a big night out. In fact, "Mom's Night Out" is exactly what's being cooked up this Friday, and Savannah Firefighters will be the one's heating up the kitchen.

It's fun, and it will help America's Second Harvest.

Four members of the Savannah Fire and Emergency Services will demonstrate their culinary talents during a cooking class from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at the Barnard Street business. Master Firefighters Jeff Goldman, Ryan Johnson, Wayne Ifill and Advanced Firefighter Scott Boyd will be meeting and greeting store patrons from noon to 4p.m., sharing favorite food ideas and offering insight into the daily lives of fire services personnel.

The cooking class, which is limited to 16 people, will showcase a "fire house favorite" recipe that has been prepared (in various forms) and eagerly consumed by Savannah firefighters for more than 30 years. The "hog and rice" entrée will be accompanied by side dishes and appetizers. The finishing touch to the evening's distinctive meal will be dessert prepared especially for the attendees.

The first time, ladies-only evening experience is also a fund-raiser for Second Harvest Food Bank. All proceeds from this special event, including any donations received from store patrons during the day, will benefit Second Harvest's Kids' Café program which encourages healthy eating habits for children and provides meals for children at 25-30 area locations.

For more information and to register for "Mom's Night Out", please contact Nicole Carrillo at Kitchens on the Square, 38 Barnard St., (912) 236-0100.