Saturday, September 18:
The City of Aurora presents a cooking class, Cooking Techniques, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Admission is $70 to $90; call 303-326-8630.
The City of Aurora presents a teen cooking class, You're So Cheesy, for age 12 to 16. It costs $32 to $42 and runs from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Call 303-326-8630.
Embark on the Tour de Vineyards Bicycle Tour, a 25-mile tour through rural roads. Registration includes a course map, welcome packet and post-ride lunch. Visit www.visitgrandjunction.com.
The Urban Farm, 10200 Smith Road, offers FarmFest2010, featuring music, activities and more from 1 to 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids over five and free for kids under five. Call 303-307-9332 or visit www.theurbanfarm.org.
TAG, 1441 Larimer Street, presents TAG|U, a series of culinary classes designed to give you a firsthand look into the kitchen artistry at TAG. It runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and costs $55; call 303-996-9985 or visit www.tag-restaurant.com.
The E Project, 9797 West Colfax Avenue in Littleton, presents another Wine Tasting; compare grapes that produce different tastes in wines. It starts at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $25 (two people for $45). Call 303-232-0363 or visit www.theeproject.org.
Granite Transformations, 5840 West 60th Avenue in Arvada, presents its Grand Re-Opening, a live kitchen demonstration, barbecue, giveaways, kids' activities and much more. Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; call 303-420-8920.
Beet Street's Adventures in Food features chef David Dagget, owner of Tastebuds, who will teach you how to prepare a locally sourced, multi-course meal in Fort Collins; visit www.beetstreet.org.
The annual Das Hustlehoff 10k/5k race "for beer drinkers with a running problem" and nod to Oktoberfest, kicks off at 9 a.m.; the race costs $30 to participate. Visit www.oktoberfestdenver.com.
HILLS, Inc., presents a fundraiser in Golden featuring a silent auction, food by Troy Guard, wine, live music and more; it runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 303-875-9149 or visit www.hills-inc.org/2010/06/silentauction/#more-570.