Things to Do

Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Beer, food drives and a new film series

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Wednesday, September 15

Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, 1937 Market Street, offers the A World of Taste - Germany cooking class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for $79. Call 303-308-9300 or visit

Jax Fish House, 928 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents the Hosea Rosenberg Monthly Dinner Series. This month's theme is Adventures in Wine Country: Napa. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $100; sign up at 303-444-1811 or

The Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, present the Cancer Food Project, a seven-part nutrition and cooking class on how food can fight and prevent disease. This week's topic: Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer. It runs from 6 to 8 p.m., and admission is $28 to $210; call 720-865-3500 or visit

The Kitchen [Upstairs], 1039 Pearl Street in Boulder, hosts the Gold Medal Beer Dinner with brews from Avery, Allagash, Dogfish Head, Lost Abbey and Russian River breweries paired with several courses. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $125; call 303-544-5973 or visit

Ben & Jerry's founder Jerry Greenfield will speak at the Building Business Excellence Speaker Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Performing Arts Complex; admission is $40. Visit

Terroir, 246 Main Street in Longmont, presents a Community Beer Social featuring the beers of Lagunitas Brewing Company. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $25; call 303-651-0630 or visit

Rialto Cafe, 934 16th Street, features a Brewmaster's Dinner, four courses paired with beer. Admission is $45; call 303-893-2233 or visit

All Mike Shaw auto dealers are hosting the Furry Friends Food Drive through Friday, October 15, and accepting donations of cash and unopened pet food to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies. Visit

Appaloosa Grill, 535 16th Street, will dish up food during Tap Room and Lounge hours paired with Great Divide beers through Sunday, September 19. Call 720-932-1700 or visit

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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