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Wednesday, November 17:

The City of Aurora presents a cooking class, Holiday Small Plate Buffet. It runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $43-$56; call 303-326-8630 or visit

Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street in Boulder, offers a guest chef four-course dinner with Michael Chiarello, the chef/owner of Bottego restaurant in Napa Valley and author of seven cookbooks. It costs $160 to attend; call 303-442-6966 or visit

Garden of the Gods' Gourmet, 2528 West Cucharras in Colorado Springs, presents a free class on holiday hors d'ouevre from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 719-471-2799 or visit

Seven Cups, 1882 South Pearl Street, presents Cooking With Tea with Suzanne Klein, owner of Zanitea Organic Tea Blends. It starts at 7 p.m., and admission is free; call 303-777-2877 or visit

The Historic D&F Clocktower, 1601 Arapahoe Street, is the site of the Tequila & Wine Tasting, featuring wine, tequila and Mexican cuisine to benefit the Historic Elitch Theatre. It runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $75 to $250; call 303-623-0216.

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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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