Williams-Sonoma offers free in-store cooking & technique classes.

The specific times may vary from place to place, and youll need to RSVP. Sundays are typically tech class days, and May offers a good mix:

Saturday, April 30: Sous Chef Demonstration: The Bazaars Chicken Croquetas
May 1: Knife Skills (woot! I need this one)
May 8: No Class Listed
May 15: On The Grill: Burgers & Chicken
May 22: On The Grill: Starters & Sides

During the rest of the week, you can stop by for product demonstrations & instruction in basic techniques about a variety of topics, such as breakfast to go, appetizers, seasonal desserts, side dishes, & more.