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Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Harvest dinners, books and a film on food

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Thursday, October 7:

Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway, hosts the DocNight Series, featuring Kings of Pastry with filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus in person. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session and French pastries. It starts at 7 p.m. and costs $12 to $15; call 303-595-3456 or visit

Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street, hosts the Harvest of Hope, which raises funds for School Safe Zones and will feature a tour of Africa buffet, live entertainment, a silent auction and a marketplace. It starts at 5:30 p.m.; call 303-979-0699 or visit

The Bonfils-Stanton Lecture Series features Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets with author and chef Deborah Madison. A tour of heirloom vegetables in the gardens and a Slow Food Denver tasting at 5:15 and 6 p.m. precede the lecture, which takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York Street. Admission is $20 to $30, or $110 to $140 for series tickets; e-mail your reservation to [email protected], and visit or call 720-865-3580 for information.

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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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