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

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Saturday, November 13:

The City of Aurora presents an intermediate techniques cooking class, Baking Techniques. It runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $60 to $80. Call 303-326-8630.

Seven Cups, 1882 South Pearl Street, hosts Green Tea With a Tea Master; certified Chinese tea master Zhuping Hodge will teach a class on the history of green tea, varietals and growing; there will also be a tea tasting. It starts at 6 p.m. and costs $20. Call 303-777-2877 or visit

Culinary Connectors offers a Denver tour, visiting the Table 6, Beatrice & Woodsley and the Village Cork between 1 and 4 p.m. Visit

Colorado Mountain Club presents its winter celebration, Backcountry Bash, with food, beer and a special screening of Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $25 to $30; visit or call 303-996-2752. The bash takes place at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street in Golden.

The Denver Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, presents a Fresh City Life Cooking Demo. This month's theme is Truman Capote and the Party of the Century; today, chef Shellie Kark will host the Breakfast on the Big Day: All Lush, No Fuss free demonstration from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call 720-865-1206 or visit

Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, 1937 Market Street, hosts a Thanksgiving Feast class from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $79; call 303-308-9300 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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