Thanksgiving meals, beer dinners and more on this week's culinary calendar

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Have somewhere to spend Thanksgiving? Don't worry: Check out our Thursday page for a list of every feast we know about in the metro area. And that's not all; there are also cooking classes, beer dinners and more on this week's culinary calendar. See what's on the menu:

Monday, November 21:

The City of Aurora hosts a kids' cooking class, Holiday Candy Factory, for ages eight to twelve. It runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Expo Recreation Center, 10955 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, and costs $35 to $46. And the city's teen cooking class, Holiday Pies, for ages twelve to sixteen, runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and costs $35 to $46. Call 303-326-8630 or visit http://auroragov.recreation.

Tuesday, November 22:

Denver Biscuit Company, 3237 East Colfax Avenue, is going to be on the Cooking Channel; watch the show at 5:30 p.m. at the venue. Call 303-377-7900 or visit www.denbisco.com.

Wednesday, November 23:

The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, 1401 Curtis Street, presents a Thanksgiving Eve '80s Party; proceeds will benefit Work Options for Women, and there will be specialty drink and food items. Call 303-825-6500 or visit www.thecornerofficedenver.com.

Aspen Meadows hosts a Turkey Day package through Sunday, November 27, with a discount on lodging plus dinner at Plato's. It costs $170 per night; call 800-452-4240.

Thursday, November 24:

The Ritz-Carlton, 1880 Curtis Street, presents its annual Ballroom Buffet Dinner, a classic buffet-style dinner with a balloon artist and a separate buffet for the kids. It runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free for kids under six, $30 for kids ages seven to twelve, and $75 for adults. Call 303-312-3800.

Chautauqua Dining Hall, 900 Baseline Road in Boulder, presents Thanksgiving at Chautauqua; enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner buffet at the picturesque dining hall. The buffet is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; call 303-440-3776 to make a reservation.

Greenbriar Inn, 8735 North Foothills in Boulder hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner feast from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 303-440-7979 or visit www.greenbriarinn.com.

Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe, 2005 West 33rd Avenue, hosts its annual Thanksgiving Dinner; donations and volunteers are also needed. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 303-455-0608 or visit www.rosalindasmexicancafe.com.

The Margarita, 7350 Pine Creek in Colorado Springs, hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner, a four-course feast featuring traditional fare as well as Margarita specialties. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $25 to $40; reservations are required. Call 719-598-8667.

Randolph's Restaurant and Bar, 1776 Grant Street, presents Thanksgiving Day Meals, featuring a brunch buffet and a sit-down dinner on Thanksgiving with all the holiday fare. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m.; admission is $15 to $38 for the buffet and varies for dinner. Call 303-318-7272 or visit www.randolphsdenver.com.

LifeSource Adventist Fellowship, 6200 West Hampden Avenue, a three-course meal featuring plant-based Thanksgiving fare; please purchase tickets by November 20 by calling 303-719-8264.

Govinda's, 1400 Cherry Street, hosts a vegetarian Thanksgiving buffet from 1 to 6 p.m.; the suggested donation is $10 per person, $5 for kids under twelve. Call 303-333-5461.

We'll continue updating our listings daily with Thanksgiving options; visit our online listings to see what's new.

Friday, November 25:

Marczyk Fine Foods, 770 East 17th Avenue, hosts a wine tasting; taste the wines of the month and take advantage of sales. Call 303-894-9499 or visit www.marczykfinefoods.com.

Saturday, November 26:

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, 50 West Thomas Place in Avon, presents a Sam Adam's Beer Pairing Dinner, three limited beer offerings paired with a four-course menu. It runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $45; call 970-827-6600.

Sunday, November 27:

Cru: A Wine Bar at 1442 Larimer Street hosts Swirl Sundays; purchase a bottle of wine and enjoy 1/3 off the regular price. Call 303-893-9463 or visit www.cruawinebar.com.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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