Today: Avogadro's Number serves up food for thought

Looking for a way to better yourself -- or your carbon footprint, or your understanding of food?

Avogadro's Number, 605 South Mason Street in Fort Collins, is hosting a free panel discussion at 5 p.m. today titled "Global Food Security: What Is It and How Does It Affect Me?" Colorado State University is partnering on the project, and several CSU experts will be speaking. For more info, call 1-970-493-5555 or visit www.avogadros.com.

Closer to home, Baskin-Robbins, at 815 17th Avenue in Longmont, is hosting the Firefighters 31 Cent Scoop Night from 5 to 9 p.m. In addition to cheap ice cream, there will be a fire truck on display, as well as free prevention and educational materials. For info, call 303-774-0310.

And Sunflower Farmers' Market/Littleton, 8601 West Cross Drive, is holding a Sunflower Simple Suppers Sampling from 5:30 to 7 p.m., this one featuring a "Love Food, Hate Waste" recipe that uses rotisserie chicken to make lemon chicken and pea risotto. For details, call 720-214-0410 or visit www.sfmarkets.com.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings.

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