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Charity Yard Sale on May 1st 2011!

Monday, April 25, 2011

By Gillian Baudreau
Contributor

To benefit the American Cancer Society

Hundreds of items have been donated to be sold at our huge yard sale this Sunday, May 1st from 9:00am until 3:00pm!

The Yard Sale will be held in the parking lot of Annesis Power Equipment, 198 West Central St. in Natick (across from Planet Fitness).

Stop by for terrific deals on everything from books to art to kitchen supplies, and support this important cause at the same time. It's a win-win!

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When: Jul 21, 2014 12 AM to Sep 7, 2014 12 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00 )
Baking Around the World for Kids

Can’t wait for dessert? Become your family’s dessert chef and learn how to make yummy global goodies and baked treat favorites! Join a group of kids and an experienced Sur La Table chef instructor in the kitchen to learn how to make your favorite sweets, snacks and treats from around the world! Kids will master core basics of baking to develop creativity for a lifetime foundation of cooking skills and fun in the kitchen, including how to follow recipes, measuring, mixing, monitoring cooking temperatures and times, and kitchen safety. At the end of each class students will eat their creations.

Kids ages 8-12 are welcome to join our popular hands-on camp. Classes run about two hours each and last for five consecutive days, and each kid chef will take home a Sur La Table apron and a packet of the recipes they make. Share your love of cooking with kids through an experience they’ll never forget.

Please note: Classes are only available as a five-day series, no single day enrollments.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 4, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $250.00 (Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10 )
Folk Open Mic

The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and entertaining open mic nights on the East coast. Each Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night features a variety of new and experienced performers, followed by concert presentations by the featured artist of the evening. Come and see why TCAN has become the gathering spot to see and meet local artists and nationally recognized touring performers.



When: Aug 5, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20 )
Learn to Cut Like a Pro

Become acquainted and adept with the most classic and important of chef's tools, and your time in the kitchen will be transformed. Hone basic knife skills and practice the fundamental cuts for vegetables—mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet and julienne—and acquire a few advanced techniques, too. Plus, learn how to select a knife that fits your needs, and gain tips for keeping all of your knives maintained and sharp.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Jul 26, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $59.00 (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14 )
Date Night: Summer Chef's Table

When you're ready to spice things up, join us for an evening of fun, laughter and sumptuous food. In this hands-on class, you and your date will work alongside other couples learning the simple yet impressive techniques behind a menu of chef-inspired favorites. You'll learn secrets for perfectly preparing steak, cooking with spices, and creating flavor profiles. Plus, our instructor will show you innovative ways to transform seasonal ingredients into unforgettable dishes. Once you discover how easy and enjoyable cooking together can be, you'll look forward to creating a lifetime of delicious meals.

*Please note: Class price is per person.*


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Jul 26, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $79.00 (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18 )
Summer Tomato Canning Workshop

With gorgeous summer tomatoes bursting off the vine, now’s the perfect time to preserve those flavors for the upcoming cooler months. Our instructor will walk you through all the essentials of canning success, including proper methods and key tools. Plus, you’ll learn to enhance the natural flavors of food, creating condiments and sauces that are worlds away from anything found on grocery store shelves.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Jul 26, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10 )
Chronic Wound Management: Advancements in therapeutic options for dogs and cats - IVGMW

Date: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Location: IVG MetroWest, Natick, MA

Speaker: Nicole Amato, DVM, DACVS

This lecture will focus on the management of chronic open wounds in canine and feline patients. Examples of such wounds will include distal extremity shear wounds, decubital ulcers, wounds caused by postoperative dehiscence and other traumatic wounds.  Management strategies will focus on initial surgical management and new advances in bandage/dressing choices for healing of wounds by second intention. Closure techniques such as basic skin flap procedures will also be highlighted and reviewed. Advancements in wound dressings and topical treatment will be highlighted. Multi-drug resistant wound infections will be reviewed at the the end of the lecture. A question and answer session will follow the lecture. 

Approved by the MVMA for 2 CE credits.



When: Aug 5, 2014 7 PM to Aug 5, 2014 9 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19 )
Easy & Delicious Baking

Join us and discover how easy it can be to transform summer's bountiful fruits into delectable desserts. In this hands-on class, our instructor will walk you through the steps for everything from mixing batters to rolling pastry dough. After mastering a few universal baking techniques, you can easily create a variety of seasonal cakes, cobblers and tarts that are sure to impress.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 2, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10 )
Date Night: Summer Chef's Table

When you're ready to spice things up, join us for an evening of fun, laughter and sumptuous food. In this hands-on class, you and your date will work alongside other couples learning the simple yet impressive techniques behind a menu of chef-inspired favorites. You'll learn secrets for perfectly preparing steak, cooking with spices, and creating flavor profiles. Plus, our instructor will show you innovative ways to transform seasonal ingredients into unforgettable dishes. Once you discover how easy and enjoyable cooking together can be, you'll look forward to creating a lifetime of delicious meals.

*Please note: Class price is per person.*


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 1, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $79.00 (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18 )
Vietnamese Cooking 101

Celebrated for its bright, clean flavors and emphasis on fresh vegetables and herbs, Vietnamese food is among the healthiest of worldwide cuisines. In this hands-on class, our instructor will introduce you to traditional Asian ingredients and show you how to achieve the delicate balance of flavors that make Vietnamese cuisine uniquely delicious. You'll work alongside other classmates learning essential techniques for making everything from pickled vegetables to everyone's new favorite sandwich, Banh Mi. Once you master a few basics, you'll look forward to creating fresh and healthy Vietnamese favorites for your family and friends.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Jul 30, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18 )
10,000 Maniacs Return to the Violet Jam Stage at The VERVE - Crowne Plaza Natick
Back by popular demand, on Friday, August 8th, alternative American rock band, 10,000 Maniacs, will perform live at The VERVE – Crowne Plaza Natick and end the hotel’s summer Violet Jam series on a high note! The group, who has been singing, strumming and songwriting together for over 30 years, has produced a cross-generational slew of top hits including “Trouble Me,” “These Are Days,” and “More Than This.” 10,000 Maniacs, who is often referred to as the original “indie” rock band, helped define college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands.This fall, they will switch musical gears with the release of their new album, “Twice Told Tales,” which will consist of traditional folk songs from the British Isles. Currently on a national summer tour, 10,000 Maniacs will be in full performance mode and undoubtably bring this Violet Jam crowd to their feet with hits from the 80s, 90s and now! Doors open at 7pm; performance begins at 9pm The ‘Jam Package’ is available for $159 per night (includes concert admission for two, an overnight stay, $25 food credit and 2PM late checkout) MORE INFO: This event is ages 21+. Cash bar and premium drinks will also be available. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit: www.violetjam.com or contact 508-416-1364. Jam Package: Additional tickets can be purchased as pre-sale general admission. Package is non-refundable and non-transferrable. About The VERVE – Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick: The VERVE - Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick is owned and managed by the Distinctive Hospitality Group. Lou Carrier, President of DHG is no newcomer to successful, upscale, branded hospitality concepts. Carrier’s background includes the development and management of the AAA Four-Diamond Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando and Las Vegas as General Manager and Executive Vice President from 2000-2007. In 2008, Carrier introduced BOKX 109 American Prime to the Boston market, a modern American steakhouse at Hotel Indigo in Newton, Mass. In 2009, Carrier launched theWit Hotel in Chicago. As Chief Brand Officer and later Chief Operating Officer, Carrier’s responsibilities included conceptual development, brand culture and operating results of the AAA Four-Diamond gem in the heart of Chicago’s famed theatre district. For more information, please visit www.VERVEhotelnatick.com or by calling 877.348.0706.

When: Aug 8, 2014 7 PM to Aug 8, 2014 11 PMin Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door (Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19 )
Natick Artists Open Studio

There are both individual studios and group showing throughout the Natick community. Close to 70 artists and artisans in a wide variety of mediums will be presenting their creative works for the public's enjoyment. Pictures and a map of locations will be on line by October 1, 2014 at www.natickopenstudios.org.



When: Oct 18, 2014 11 AM to Oct 19, 2014 5 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11 )
Great Pizza on the Grill

In this fun, hands-on class, you'll learn to make piping hot gourmet pizza right on your own grill. Our instructor will walk you through the steps of preparing dough from scratch and show you secrets for shaping and grilling it. You'll work alongside classmates using seasonal ingredients to create unique flavor combinations. Finally, we'll assemble our pizzas, grill them to perfection, and then dig in! Once you see how easy and delicious grilled pizza can be, you'll never want to settle for delivery again.

*Please note:In most locations, local restrictions require we grill indoors.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 13, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18 )
Ice Cream 101: 4 Classic Flavors

Nothing hits the spot on a hot summer day like a scoop of delectable homemade ice cream! Learn how easy it is to create a variety of classic flavors in this fun, hands-on class. Our instructor will walk you through all the steps of ice cream making, from steeping milk and tempering eggs to incorporating fresh fruits and flavorings. Plus, you'll learn techniques for creating the ideal smooth, creamy texture. After mastering the basics, you'll love creating your own variations to share with family and friends.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Jul 27, 2014 11 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11 )
Summer in Tuscany

Rustic yet refined, Tuscan cooking is famous for using simple ingredients and preparations to create delicious, authentic flavors. Our instructor will teach you the techniques behind these satisfying recipes as well as a few tips to make their preparation a breeze.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Jul 27, 2014 3 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15 )
Rock Off Main

TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on stage where it belongs, performing for their peers. Shaking the old firehouse for the past fifteen years, Rock Off Main features the best pop, emo, punk, ska, hardcore, and indie bands in the Boston area. Tickets are sold at the door for all performances. This performance of Rock Off Main will feature: TBD.



When: Jul 25, 2014 7 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19 )
Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course TPI Fitness Program


When: Jun 14, 2014 12 AM to Sep 29, 2014 12 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Aug 25, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14 )
Learn to Cut Like a Pro

Become acquainted and adept with the most classic and important of chef's tools, and your time in the kitchen will be transformed. Hone basic knife skills and practice the fundamental cuts for vegetables—mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet and julienne—and acquire a few advanced techniques, too. Plus, learn how to select a knife that fits your needs, and gain tips for keeping all of your knives maintained and sharp.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 20, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $59.00 (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18 )
GI Lecture Series - IVG MetroWest

Date: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Time: 7pm-9:30pm (please note that this evening runs later than usual)

Location: IVG MetroWest, Natick, MA

Speaker: Marie Chartier, DVM, Internal Medicine

This GI Lecture series consists of 2 one-hour lectures

Canine protein-losing enteropathies:
The first hour of this lecture series will review the most common canine protein-losing enteropathies and the diagnostic approach to gastrointestinal disease. We will briefly discuss some of the current research regarding diagnostic approach to suspected protein-losing enteropathies. The focus of the lecture will be on the treatment and long-term management of inflammatory bowel disease and lymphangiectasia. Prognosis and prognostic factors will also be discussed.

Feline inflammatory bowel disease versus small cell lymphoma:
The second hour of this lecture series will review the most common feline small intestinal diseases. We will discuss common clinical signs and the most recent advances in the diagnostic approach to differentiating cases of inflammatory bowel disease from small cell lymphoma. We will briefly discuss the differences in diagnostic results and prognosis between small cell lymphoma and large cell lymphoma. The focus of the lecture will be on the treatment, long-term management and prognosis for inflammatory bowel disease and small cell lymphoma.

Lecture series approved by the MVMA for 2 CE credits.



When: Aug 19, 2014 7 PM to Aug 19, 2014 9 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19 )
Secrets of Great Grilling

Join us for this hands-on class and learn how to take grilling to a whole new level. Our instructor will share secrets the pros use to prepare perfectly grilled shrimp, salmon, and chicken every time. You'll practice using a salt slab and cedar plank to enhance flavors and learn to create your own glazes, sauces, and salsas. Plus, we'll show how to transform fresh summer peaches into a decadent grilled dessert. Once you learn how easy and versatile grilling can be, you may want to give your oven the summer off.

*Please note:In most locations, local restrictions require we grill indoors.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 3, 2014 3 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $79.00 (Sun, 03 Aug 2014 15 )
Summer Fruit Pies

Celebrate summer's bounty of fresh fruit with delectable homemade pies. Our instructor will show you how to easily prepare pastry dough from scratch and transform seasonal ingredients into scrumptious fillings. You'll enjoy working alongside classmates learning secrets for making vanilla pastry cream, crumble topping, and even a lattice-top pie. Once you master a few basics, you'll be ready to wow family and friends at your next summertime gathering.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 3, 2014 11 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sun, 03 Aug 2014 11 )
Sustainability for Massachusetts dairies: Grazing, raw milk, and organic certification
This on-farm workshop for dairy farmers and those considering dairying in Massachusetts will include a pasture walk, tour of the farm's dairy and yogurt-processing plant, and conversations with a range of experts in the field, including: Host farmers Amy Klippenstein and Paul Lacinski, who will lead the tour and talk about their grazing practices, their commitment to organic management, their yogurt business, and raw milk sales. More information about their farm can be found at http://www.sidehillfarm.net/. Grazier Ridge Shinn, a pioneer in the modern grass-farming movement, who farms in Hardwick. He has written extensively on how raising livestock on grass can lead to improved human health, energy savings, and an increase in carbon sequestration, soil fertility, and biodiversity. More information about Ridge can be found at http://ridgeshinn.com/. NRCS Agronomist Tom Akin, who will talk about federal programs available to assist farmers with grazing. Winton Pitcoff, Coordinator of the NOFA/Mass Raw Milk Network, who will discuss the regulatory, economic and management issues around producing and selling raw milk in Massachusetts. More information about the Network can be found at http://www.nofamass.org/programs/raw-milk-network. Don Persons from Baystate Organics, who will be on hand to discuss the process of organic transition and certification Representatives of organic dairy cooperatives will be available to answer questions about their contract and marketing processes.



When: Sep 19, 2014 10 AM to Sep 19, 2014 2 PMin Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 - 15 USD (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Aug 15, 2014 11 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11 )
Exploring Italy: Great Sauces

Second in our series of explorations of classic Italian techniques, join us to discover the simplicity of preparing wonderfully delicious and authentic Italian sauces. A repertoire of sauces adds flavor and complexity to your favorite dishes and color and texture to your dinner presentation. Our chef instructor will show you how to prepare a flavorful pesto, a classic Puttanesca, a savory Gremolata and a tempting Marsala sauce. Each sauce will be paired with an ideal accompaniment to allow each sauce's flavor to shine.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Jul 28, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18 )
Science in the Kitchen for Teens

Calling all teens for an engaging week of cooking and learning scientific fundamentals behind the food they love to eat. All week we’ll get hands-on in the kitchen and engage teens with essential fundamentals such as basic knife skills, following a recipe, monitoring cooking temperatures and times, and kitchen safety. Best of all, we’ll get into the scientific details of cooking, including the importance of specific amounts of ingredients and cooking times. Teens will learn the science behind creating their favorite foods and be able to cook and share dishes with family and friends.

Teens ages 13-17 are welcome to join this popular hands-on camp. Classes run about two hours each and last for five consecutive days, and each teen chef will take home a Sur La Table apron and a packet of the recipes they make. Share your love of cooking with teens by giving them a foundation that will benefit them for a lifetime with an experience they’ll never forget.

Please note: Classes are only available as a five-day series, no single day enrollments.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Jul 28, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $250.00 (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10 )
Summer Fiesta

Spice up your summer entertaining with a menu bursting with Mexican-inspired flavors. In this fun, hands-on class, you'll learn how to transform fresh seasonal ingredients into a variety of unique, crowd-pleasing dishes. Our instructor will walk you through the steps for marinating and perfectly cooking pork and preparing a zesty homemade salsa. We'll practice grilling skills to create a delicious twist on tacos and finish off with an unforgettable dessert.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Jul 23, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18 )
Date Night: Havana Nights

Spice up date night with an evening of fun, laughter, and sumptuous food–Havana style! Our instructor will show you how to combine fresh summer produce with authentic ingredients and spices to create a menu of delectable Cuban favorites. You'll work alongside your date and other couples learning how to perfectly cook steak and chicken, make your own aioli, and create traditional sofrito rice. We'll finish off on a sweet note with the quintessential Cuban dessert–caramel flan. Join us and ignite your passion for cooking together more often.

*Please note: Class price is per person.*


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 8, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Sep 8, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14 )
Growing Certified Organic Cut Flowers
Workshop Overview April 11: In Part 1 of this 2 part workshop we will explore the planning, seeding, transplanting, soil, support, irrigation, and pest control in certified organic cut flowers for market, wholesale, and weddings. This workshop will cover both annuals and a few perennial flower crops. Workshop Overview August 29: In part 2 of this two-part workshop we will explore harvest and post harvest of certified organic cut flowers, weed management, marketing and selling, and strategies for season extension. Pre-registration is required unless arranged by phone with organizer. For more information, contact Jamie Lombardo, Education Events Coordinator, at Jamie@nofamass.org or 860-966-6368. Refund Policy: Refunds are given up until 10 days prior to the event minus a 15% processing fee. No refunds are provided within 10 days of event.



When: Aug 29, 2014 10 AM to Aug 29, 2014 12 PMin Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: 25 - 55.8 USD (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10 )
Delicious Thai Cooking

Who needs takeout when you can easily create delicious, authentic Thai dishes at home? Join us and learn secrets for combining aromatic herbs and spices with seasonal ingredients to create the flavors that make Thai cuisine uniquely delicious. Our instructor will walk you through techniques for making everything from sautéed shrimp to spicy cashew chicken and, of course, the perfect Phad Thai. Plus, we'll practice making a refreshing summertime dessert that's sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 21, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18 )
Spookapella XI

It’s the spookiest time of year again as we conjure up our 11th annual Spookapella, delivering hauntingly-good vocals and eerily perfect harmonies performed by Five O'Clock Shadow and Pitch, Please!. The six vocalists that make up Five O’Clock Shadow produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain, inspire, and are guaranteed to enchant. Pitch, Please!, the newest addition to the Northeastern University scene, is a ferocious group of women who are looking to push the boundaries of female a cappella.



When: Oct 25, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20 )
Watercolors in Nature

Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting wish list! Small class size for individual attention. May join series in progress. As the weather warms, we will head outside as the weather allows. All levels welcome! Relax, enjoy and create!
Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



When: Jul 29, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10 )
Summer Photography: Focus on Butterflies, Wildflowers & more
When: Aug 9, 2014 9 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 09 )
Splendors of the Summer Milky Way

Enjoy the dark skies of Broadmoor as we learn about the splendors of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. How do you find the Milky Way? Just what is a galaxy? Discover the wonders of the night sky as we search for summer constellations such as Pegasus and Sagittarius and learn the stories behind them. Find out how to choose and use binoculars and small telescopes for stargazing and practice using star charts and apps to easily locate some of the wonders of our summer sky. Instructions and Directions:
This program will run rain or shine as there are lots of activities that can be done inside or outside.



When: Aug 2, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 20 )
Opera del West presents Chekov's The Seagull

Join Opera del West for the New England premiere of The Seagull.  “Chekhov’s voice has resounded from stages all over the Boston area," according to Don Aucoin of the Boston Globe.  This post-romantic setting by Thomas Pasatieri, opera and film score composer, will be sung in English.  This comic tragedy tells the story of an aging actress, her rebellious playwright son, and the friends and lovers that visit them at their summer home. Stage Direction by Brenda Huggins. Music Direction by Eve Budnick.



When: Aug 1, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20 )
Treating the Problem Gambler: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Other Evidence- Based Treatment Modalities (Part 2)

The treatment of gambler disorder presents various unique challenges. This training will explore the clinical challenges that are both similar to and different from other disorders. Also, this training will provide an introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a way to treat gambling disorder, and will provide practical information for treatment. 



When: Nov 7, 2014 12 PM to Nov 7, 2014 4 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12 )
The Wonders of Butterflies & Dragonflies
When: Jul 27, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14 )
Easy Handmade Pastas

If you love fresh pasta but think you could never make it yourself, this class will change your mind. Our instructor demystifies the process, walking you step-by-step through techniques for making perfect dough every time. You'll practice rolling out pasta in a variety of shapes and learn to create simple, delicious sauces that make the most of summer's bountiful produce. Once you learn how easy it is to make fresh pasta at home, you'll want to say ciao to pre-packaged noodles forever.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 17, 2014 3 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15 )
Summer Macarons

Talk about love at first bite! From the moment a macaron's crisp meringue crunch gives way to a smooth, delectable filling, you may forget all other cookies exist. These colorful French confections can be tricky to make, but after you master techniques from meringue making to macaronage, you'll love creating your own macarons at home. Our instructor will share the secrets for incorporating food colors, piping with precision, and even achieving the perfect pied (foot). We'll celebrate summer's bounty of fresh fruit by creating a variety of seasonal flavors and filling. When you present these scrumptious and spectacular treats to friends and family, they're sure to say "Ooh la la!"


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 17, 2014 11 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11 )
Date Night: Havana Nights

Spice up date night with an evening of fun, laughter, and sumptuous food–Havana style! Our instructor will show you how to combine fresh summer produce with authentic ingredients and spices to create a menu of delectable Cuban favorites. You'll work alongside your date and other couples learning how to perfectly cook steak and chicken, make your own aioli, and create traditional sofrito rice. We'll finish off on a sweet note with the quintessential Cuban dessert–caramel flan. Join us and ignite your passion for cooking together more often.

*Please note: Class price is per person.*


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 16, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18 )
Summer Drink Essentials Demo

Homemade mixers make summer party drinks more delicious than ever, and our fruity mocktails let everyone join in the fun. In this special demo, we’ll cover the basics for crafting a great cocktail and show you how to easily make your own simple syrup and grenadine. Our instructor will introduce you to shrubs–the hottest trend in mixed drinks, featuring vinegars infused with herbs or flavors. Then we’ll share techniques for transforming these mixers into refreshing mocktails–delicious on their own or as a base for your homemade cocktails. The demo class costs just $5, runs for one hour, and you’ll enjoy a taste of each mocktail.



When: Jul 27, 2014 9 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Aug 11, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14 )
Science in the Kitchen for Kids

Calling all kids for a week of mad-delicious food experiments and learning how to cook your favorite foods! All week we’ll get hands-on and cover fundamentals such as basic knife skills, how to read and follow a recipe, measuring and mixing, and the importance of kitchen safety. Best of all, we’ll get into the fun scientific details of cooking, including the importance of using specific amounts of ingredients and cooking times. Along the way, kids will learn how to make great food that will impress their family and friends.

Kids ages 8-12 are welcome to join this popular hands-on camp. Classes run about two hours each and last for five consecutive days, and each young chef will take home a Sur La Table apron and a packet of the recipes they make. Share your love of cooking by giving them a foundation that will benefit them for a lifetime with an experience they’ll never forget.

Please note: Classes are only available as a five-day series, no single day enrollments.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 11, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $250.00 (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10 )
Baking Around the World for Teens

Travel the globe indulging your sweet tooth while learning how to make scrumptious international desserts. In this fun exploration of world treats, you’ll join a group of other teens and an expert Sur La Table chef instructor for a full week of dessert-making instruction. Teens will master core basics of baking to develop creativity for a lifetime foundation of cooking skills and fun in the kitchen, including how to follow recipes, measuring, mixing, monitoring cooking temperatures and timing and kitchen safety. At the end of each class students will eat their creations.

Teens ages 13-17 are welcome to join our popular hands-on camp. Classes run about two hours each and last for five consecutive days, and each teen chef will take home a Sur La Table apron and a packet of the recipes they make. Share your love of cooking with teens through an experience they’ll never forget.

Please note: Classes are only available as a five-day series, no single day enrollments.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 11, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $250.00 (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Jul 26, 2014 9 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09 )
Berry Delicious Cupcakes

Everyone loves a fresh-baked cupcake, but in this class we’ll show you how to take the beloved sweet treat and make it even better. First, we’ll cover the best ways to make your cupcake batter, and we’ll share proper techniques to ensure your baked goods come out light, fluffy and moist every time. Then you’ll learn how to prepare cupcake frostings in fun summer flavors to top off your creations.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Jul 26, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10 )
Ice Cream and...Frogs, Fireflies, Bats...
When: Aug 5, 2014 7 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19 )
Jonathan Edwards

"An Edwards performance is an unforgettable roller-coaster ride which combines his remarkable singing, storytelling, and wit." -- Martha's Vineyard Times Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends ? such is a Jonathan Edwards show. With more than four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night ? songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. His highly respected repertoire that includes such classics as ?Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,? ?Sometimes,? ?One Day Closer,? ?Don?t Cry Blue,? ?Emma,? ?Everybody Knows Her,? ?Athens County,? and everyone?s favorite ode to putting a good buzz on, ?Shanty.? And then, of course, there?s the anthemic ?Sunshine (Go Away Today),? that fierce proclamation of protest and independence. Almost 40 years later, at show after show, this timeless song continues to be embraced by faithful followers and new fans alike.



When: Jul 26, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $35/$30 (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20 )
Grilled Seafood Made Easy

Grilling seafood may seem daunting, but this class will show you how simple and satisfying it can be. We'll share tips for taking advantage of what's available at the market, then walk you through the steps for preparing perfectly grilled shrimp, fish, scallops, and fish. Our instructor will introduce you to a variety of techniques from traditional grilling to enhancing flavor with a salt slab or cedar plank. Plus, you'll learn how to take seafood to a whole new level with a homemade vinaigrette, aioli, and relish.

*Please note:In most locations, local restrictions require we grill indoors.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants
  • Students receive a 10% discount coupon to use the week after the class



When: Aug 10, 2014 3 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $79.00 (Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15 )

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