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Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Valentine's Day to the Docent Dinner #3

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Friday, February 18:

Play It Forward, a talent showcase benefiting Women With a Cause and featuring food prepared by the Women Chefs of Colorado, gets under way at 6 p.m. at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Performing Arts Complex; sign up at www.womenwithacause.com.

Mirada Fine Art Gallery, 5490 Parmalee Gulch Road in Morrison, hosts a belated Valentine's Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $165 per person -- but if you purchase a piece of art before your meal is over, your dinner could be free! For info, call 303-697-9006 or visit www.miradafineart.com.

Avery Tap Room, 5757 Arapahoe Avenue Unit B1 in Boulder, presents the Boulder Strong Ale Festival through Saturday, February 19, with more than eighty different strong beers (greater than 8 percent ABV) from some of the best breweries across the country. Admission is $35; call 303-440-4324 or visit www.averybrewing.com.

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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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