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Thursday, November 18:

The City of Aurora presents a wine class, Fowl Tasting, where you can sample a variety of wines to go with your holiday bird. It runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Summer Valley Recreation Center, 17400 East Lehigh Place in Aurora, and costs $22-$29; call 303-326-8630 or visit

The City of Aurora presents a tot cooking class, Holiday Sweet Treats, for ages 3 to 6 with a parent. It runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $24-$31; call 303-326-8630 or visit

Osteria Marco, 1453 Larimer Street, hosts the Celebrity Chef Tour, a benefit for the James Beard Foundation featuring a dinner prepared by Frank Bonanno, Matt Selby, Alex Seidel, Michael Ginor and Eric Skokan. It costs $130 to $150; visit or call 303-534-5855.

Visit Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe Street, for the monthly Hop Disciples meeting, where you can get together with brewers and like-minded beer drinkers to talk about everyone's favorite beverage. It starts at 6 p.m. and is free to attend; RSVP to [email protected].

Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Boulevard in Boulder, hosts Get Involved: Make an Impact with Jeffrey M. Smith, author of Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette, who will meet with Boulder's non-GMO action group. Call 303-441-3106 or visit

Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, 950 Pearl Street in Boulder, presents a Taste of Mexico, a menu inspired by famous dishes of Jalisco, paired with Avery brews. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and costs $35; call 303-442-7771 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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