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Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Craft-beer tastings and bison butchering

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Friday, November 12:

Whole Foods Tamarac, 7400 Hampden Avenue, presents Taste of the Holidays, with beer, food and more, from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 303-488-2000.

The Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch, 9315 Dorchester Street in Highlands Ranch, hosts Mark Kurlansky who will sign Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts at 7:30 p.m. Call 303-470-7050 or visit

The City of Aurora presents a cooking class, Tamales. It runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $48-$62; call 303-326-8630 or visit

More than 40 of Boulder's top restaurants will offer a special three-course $26 menu during First Bite Boulder Restaurant Week, which runs through Saturday, November 20. Visit

The JAAMM Festival presents Louisa Shafia, who will discuss Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life at a luncheon inspired by the cookbook starting at noon at the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, 350 South Dahlia Street. Admission is $20; reserve your spot by November 8 at

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