A "Gifts from the Kitchen" cooking class will be offered by the Darien Community Association, 284 Middlesex Road, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.

Nicole Straight, of Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning and the past owner of Time to Eat! cooking school, will lead the class in how to make flavored salts, cookie-dough-to-go and other sweet treats.

Straight, who also is the author of two cookbooks, has appeared on numerous cooking shows, including "Rocco's Dinner Party" on Bravo.

The cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. For reservations, which must be paid by noon Tuesday, Dec. 10, visit dariendca.org or call 203-655-9050.

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