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March 2015
$3/pints

Competition: State Beer Competition

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 9 @ 5:00 pm
Concordia Ale House,
3276 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211 United States
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The results are now in for Concordia Ale House’s Beer Brawl VII and the 2014 winner is defending champion Oregon. For the second straight year the state of Oregon took top honors over Colorado, Washington and California in this 12 beer blind taster tray challenge.
Once all the votes were counted Oregon took home 313, Colorado had 209, Washington was close behind with 203 and in last place was California with 158 votes. And the Most Outstanding Beer during this year’s …

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$30

Class: Kids Pasta from Scratch

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portland's Culinary Workshop,
807 N Russell Street, Portland, OR United States
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This is for kids 6-12 years old! Fresh pasta is like a blank canvas. You are only limited by your imagination, but first you have to have the canvas. Learn how to make beautiful sheets of pasta, linguini, tagliatelli ravioli, tortellini, bow ties and other pasta shapes in this class. Once you learn how the texture of the dough looks and feels like, you will be able to whip up your own fresh pasta at home.

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$45 for General Admission and $60 for VIP

Tasting: TOAST: The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Left Bank Annex located at North Weidler Street,
101 north weidler street, Portland , OR 97227 United States
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The 5th Annual Toast event is an opportunity to taste from a wide variety of over 120 spirits from across the Northwest, the Country and the Globe. Whether your spirit preference is Whiskey, Rum, Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Brandy, Liqueurs – or even unique spirits like Absinthe and Aquavit – the estimated 40 distillers and producers at TOAST will have it covered. TOAST allows small distillers and producers to showcase their handcrafted spirits, while providing an opportunity for the public to …

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$35

Class: Thai Food for Kids

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Old Salt Marketplace,
5027 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR United States
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Come explore Thai cuisine. We will be learning about the unique Thai ingredients.
We will be making shrimp salad rolls, peanut sauce and nac nam sauce for dipping, sticky rice and a sweet mango coconut dessert.
This class is open to students 8 years old and older, unless prior permission has been granted.
Who: Young Chefs 8+ Years Old, Young Chefs 8-12 Years Old, Chefs 13-17 Years Old, Young Chefs 6-8

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Reading: Liz Carlisle “Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America”

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell's City of Books on Burnside ,
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR United States
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A protégé of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.
The story of the “Lentil Underground” begins on a 280-acre homestead rooted in America’s Great Plains: the Oien family farm. Forty years ago, corporate agribusiness told small farmers like the Oiens to “get big or get out.” But 27-year-old David Oien decided to take a stand, becoming the first in his conservative …

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Discussion: InFARMation (and Beer!)

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Holocene,
1001 SE Morrison Street, Portland, OR United States
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Building Power for the Small Farm Movement: Learn about the family farm issues up before the Oregon legislature this session and how you can engage and advance the priorities that support local food and socially responsible farms and ranchers! Come early and help make posters and banners for the 2015 Family Farmer and Rancher Day at the State Capitol happening Monday March 30th.

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$149 Festival Pass offers admission to all six wine tasting events and $35 tickets are available for the individual tasting events and the Saturday wine walk

Festival: Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival

March 12 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Cannon Beach, OR 97110 United States
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Each March, the Savor Cannon Beach festival features four-days of wine tastings, culinary and arts events and a wine walk featuring dozens of Northwest wineries. It’s a community-wide festival featuring activities all around town including six festival wine tasting events showcasing Northwest wines and savory bites.
Popular festival events include the Thursday Night Throwdown, a showdown between Oregon and Washington wines varietal by varietal. In the Battle of the Blends, participants taste selected award-winning red and white blends from around the …

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$50/ticket

Fundraiser: Village Gardens, 3rd Annual Spring Fundraisier

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bauccio Commons, University of Portland,
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Join Village Gardens for our third annual spring fundraising event, an inspiring opportunity to celebrate and learn about Village Gardens’ work to create a more just and sustainable food system in Portland. The evening will include community participant presentations highlighting program successes, dinner, speakers and a silent and live auction.
Funds raised at this event will be used to strengthen the work of Village Gardens through programs like Food Works which support youth becoming farmers and strong food system advocates,  assist  community  leaders  to  operate  …

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$75 nonmember/$70 member for whole series

Class: Leach Botanical Garden Botany Series

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Leach Botanical Garden,
6704 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97236 United States
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Date: Series class of three Sundays: March 15, April 19, May 31, 1:00-3:00pm
Description: Find out how botanists identify characteristics of related plants. Learn to recognize patterns to help you more easily identify both native and ornamental plants by learning to group plants into families. First class will start with twig identification and early spring sprouts, then we’ll proceed with parts of a flower and leaf characteristics. Each class will include botanic terminology and common plant families and their characteristics as …

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$145

Class: Sausage Making

March 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Portland Meat Collective,
Portland, OR United States
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Come learn the art of preparing French, Spanish, and Italian-style links, among many other varieties, with Mary Kay Gehring, former owner of Viande Meats and Sausage Co and Oregon Food Bank instructor. Students will learn how to select the right meat and trimmings from the appropriate muscle groups, and how to grind, flavor and stuff their sausage of choice. At the end of this hands-on class, students will go home with more than enough links for their frying pans and …

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$25/class

Series: How to Grow Your Own Produce (Indoor Seed-Starting, Early Season Plantings, and Perennial Crops)

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peoples Co-op,
3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR United States
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1 Tuesday per month, February 3rd – June 2nd, 2015
This workshop series is designed to help you maximize your yields and endeavors in the garden by providing an overview of key activities to engage in at the right time each month from February through November.
Facilitator Marisha Auerbach has spent many years observing and interacting in her garden and in the greater bioregion. She has been growing most of her own produce year round for the past decade. Each month, she …

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$45-$65

Class: Pho Beef Noodle Soup

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland's Culinary Workshop,
807 N Russell Street, Portland, OR United States
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Do you love Pho? Slurping up noodles surrounded with fantastic veggies can be good just by themselves but what sets good pho apart is that amazing broth. Come and learn how to make that savory broth that will make your pho stand above the rest!

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$30 at the door, $25 in advance NWCA members $20 in advance

Festival: Cider Rite of Spring

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tiffany Center,
1410 Southwest Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Meet the hottest cidermakers in the Northwest and taste what’s new! Live music and food, plus cider store so you may take your favorites home.
Fee includes keepsake tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets

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$70-$280

Camp: 2nd- 4th Graders Celebrate Spring at Zenger Farm

March 23 - 27
Zenger Farm,
11741 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97266 United States
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Open House on Friday, March 27th at 2:30 with food and fun for the family! No Extended Day Friday, March 27th due to Open House
Spring Break Campers will make nature-inspired crafts, brew potions with the season’s blossoms, dig in the garden beds, and cook from the fields.
Need-based scholarships available.

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Reading: Jacob Grier “Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer”

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell's City of Books on Burnside ,
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR United States
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Cocktails on Tap brings together two major trends–craft cocktails and craft beer–with more than 50 recipes for mixed drinks that feature beer. Beer has become a favorite ingredient for top bartenders around the world, and this book features the best of these contemporary creations alongside vintage classics. Drinks such as the Mai Ta-IPA put a hoppy twist on a favorite tiki cocktail with the addition of India Pale Ale. The Green Devil boosts the powerful Belgian beer Duvel with juniper-forward …

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$25

Class: Week Long Meal Planning

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland's Culinary Workshop,
807 N Russell Street, Portland, OR United States
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This lecture class will walk you through how to shop for multiple meals on a budget, what to look for when planning a week’s meals and what dishes work to make other meals from so you aren’t stuck eating a giant casserole for 4 days. Simple tips and recipes will be shared to make meal planning less of a chore while learning how to stretch your dollar and creating delicious food!

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Event: Spring Food Swap

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Portland Homestead Supply Company,
8012 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Join us for our Spring Food Swap! Bring your home made preserves, cheeses, fermented goods, baked goods, eggs, foraged wild foods to trade with members of your local food community. There will be time to meet your fellow swappers, sample the goods, and make great deals!
THIS EVENT IS FREE. YOU MUST REGISTER BY MONDAY, MARCH 23 TO PARTICIPATE.

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April 2015
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Festival: Portland Spring Beer & Wine Festival

April 3 - 4
Oregon Convention Center,
Portland, OR United States
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Spring Beer & Wine Fest brings 80 Northwest beers, wines and spirits, gourmet food, chocolate, cheese, and chef seminars to Oregon Convention Center.

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$5 entry (ages 14 and under free); $5 for cider glass and 4 drink tokens

Festival: 2nd Annual Hard-Pressed Cider Fest

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
3315 Stadelman Drive, Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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With nine cideries and counting, Hood River Valley’s hard cider scene is exploding. These craft cidermakers source the apples, pears and other fruits from the 440+ local orchardists, creating make ciders that truly give you a taste of Hood River, and place the region at the forefront of the new national hard cider movement. Now in its second year, the Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River …

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Event: Bridge to Brews

April 12
Tom McCall Waterfront Park,
Portland, OR United States
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Bridge to Brews is a fun and unique event that has grown to be one of the largest in the area. The event continues to be the only running / walking event to take participants over the Fremont Bridge, offering very unique views of the city! We also continue to provide tons of entertainment on the course, great race support, chip timing and a fun kid’s area.
For the second straight year we will have a beer festival as part of …

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$265

Class: Basic Lamb Butchery

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Portland Meat Collective,
Portland, OR United States
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In this class, students will learn how to break a lamb into its respective, delicious parts, with Ethan Bisagna, of Feastworks. Students, will work on three whole lambs for the class, and they’ll find out how to tie a leg of lamb, how it is that lamb can become ham, why lamb makes merguez taste so good, and how to carve a perfect lamb “popsicle.” At the end of the class students will go home with a bag full …

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Reading: Gene Baur “Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to a Mindful, Compassionate, Animal-Friendly Life”

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell's City of Books on Burnside ,
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR United States
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Gene Baur, the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, knows that the key to happiness lies in aligning your beliefs with your actions. In this definitive vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle guide, he and Gene Stone, author of Forks Over Knives, explore the deeply transformative experience of visiting the sanctuary and its profound effects on people’s lives. The book covers the basic tenets of Farm Sanctuary life–such as eating in harmony with your values, …

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$25/class

Series: How to Grow Your Own Produce (Cole Crops, Greens, & Soil-Building)

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
People's Co-op,
3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR United States
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1 Tuesday per month, February 3rd – June 2nd, 2015
This workshop series is designed to help you maximize your yields and endeavors in the garden by providing an overview of key activities to engage in at the right time each month from February through November.
Facilitator Marisha Auerbach has spent many years observing and interacting in her garden and in the greater bioregion. She has been growing most of her own produce year round for the past decade. Each month, she …

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Festival: Razor Clam Festival

April 18 - 19
Unnamed Venue,
Long Beach, WA United States
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Razor clam digging lessons, chowder taste-off, street entertainment, a beer garden, world’s largest fry pan clam fritter cook-off, and so much more! Don’t miss out.

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Festival: Hood River Blossom Festival

April 22 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
Hood River, Oregon,
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Nothing says spring quite like fruit trees in bloom, and – with its acres upon acres of cherry, apple and pear orchards (the area produces fifty percent of the nation’s winter pear crop) – Hood River County is Oregon’s epicenter for spring blossoms and the perfect place for the winter-weary to come welcome the season and experience the valley’s thriving agricultural scene.
Hood River Valley marks the arrival of spring with its annual Blossom Time, a three-week-long celebration with special events …

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Reading: Thor Hanson “The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History”

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell's Books on Hawthorne,
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Select a Country:
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We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment, and cottonseed help spark the Industrial Revolution. And from the Fall of Rome to the Arab Spring, the fate of nations continues …

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Festival: Astoria Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival

April 24 - 26
Clatsop County Fairgrounds,
92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, OR United States
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The Astoria Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival will celebrate its 33rd anniversary this year. While at the Festival enjoy live music from NW Bands, a great selection of seafood and other culinary delights (including the Rotary club’s traditional crab dinner), near 50 Oregon Wineries and about 100 booths filled with handmade arts and crafts from Pacific NW artisans.

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Festival: Oregon Ag Fest

April 25 - 26
Oregon State Fairgrounds,
Salem, OR United States
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Experience life on the farm. Plant a seedling, ride a pony, watch chicks hatch, pet a rabbit, or even dig for potatoes.

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May 2015
$25/class

Series: How to Grow Your Own Produce (Warm-Season Crops, Edible Flowers, and Attracting Pollinators)

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
People's Co-op,
3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR United States
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1 Tuesday per month, February 3rd – June 2nd, 2015
This workshop series is designed to help you maximize your yields and endeavors in the garden by providing an overview of key activities to engage in at the right time each month from February through November.
Facilitator Marisha Auerbach has spent many years observing and interacting in her garden and in the greater bioregion. She has been growing most of her own produce year round for the past decade. Each month, she …

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Admission is free; see website for tasting ticket prices

Festival: Cheers to Belgian Beers

May 8 - 9
Metalcraft Fabrication,
723 N Tillamook Street, Portland, OR United States
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Cheers to Belgian Beers is back for its 9th year in 2015. The Belgian-style Ale Festival will feature a single yeast strain for the beers entered, determined by a dart throw to diversify the color and strength of the beers. When Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers started in 2007, it was to help introduce Oregonians to the breadth of style and flavors of beers brewed in Belgium. Since 2008, Oregon brewers have won medals in the Belgian-Style or Sour Ale …

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Festival: WhiskeyFest Northwest

May 8 - 9
Unnamed Venue,
NW 17th & Front Ave, Portland, OR United States
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For the third year in a row, we’ll be creating an unprecedented ambience that will transform NW Portland! Come experience everything that the culture of whiskey has to offer while supporting a great cause – portion of proceeds benefit Be the Match Foundation and the Achon Uganda Children’s Foundation.

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$30 in advance/$35 day of

Tasting: 13th Annual Taste of Klamath

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ross Ragland Theater,
218 N. 7th Street, Klamath Fall, OR 97601 United States
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It is the combination of fabulous food, delightful drinks, great weather (we hope), high spirits and the opportunity to do some “social networking” for patrons and vendors alike. It’s a chance for businesses to show off their very best and for guests to sample fare from places they may have been “meaning to try” or are regulars. This spectacular event, celebrating all that Klamath has to offer, is also a friend and fundraiser for The Ross Ragland Theater. The proceeds …

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Run: Rum Run

May 24
Tualatin Commons,
8187 SW Tualatin Sherwood Road, Tualatin, OR 97062 United States
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Join us in 2015 for the race that started it all, the Rum Run! This race will transport you to the islands with a tiki torch lined finish, Caribbean music, and of course the “Rum Garden” after party! Join us for the 8th year of the Rum Run!
5k and 10k race distances
Kid’s “Tiki” Run
WE WELCOME
IPods – make sure you keep them low enough for you to hear Emergency Vehicles & Autos
Baby Strollers (please start at the back of the pack)
Fun, …

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June 2015
$25/class

Series: How to Grow Your Own Produce (Maintenance and Harvest)

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
People's Co-op Community Room,
3029 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97202 United States
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1 Tuesday per month, February 3rd – June 2nd, 2015
This workshop series is designed to help you maximize your yields and endeavors in the garden by providing an overview of key activities to engage in at the right time each month from February through November.
Facilitator Marisha Auerbach has spent many years observing and interacting in her garden and in the greater bioregion. She has been growing most of her own produce year round for the past decade. Each month, she …

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July 2015
$220 per session. Includes morning snack, lunch and all materials

Class: Session 1: Art and Cooking around the world

July 6 - 10
Bethany Lutheran Church,
4330 NE 37th Ave, Portland, OR United States
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Camp Colorwheel and Turnip the Heat Cooking present: Art and Cooking Around the World.
Our hands-on, 5-day summer camp explores world cultures through art, food, games, folktales and music. Each day we will discover a new country. Colorful art and craft activities will be led by Deena Raphael of Camp Colorwheel; Joanna Sooper of Turnip the Heat Cooking will help campers prepare and cook their own lunch and snacks inspired by the day’s global destination.
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$220 per session. Includes morning snack, lunch and all materials

Class: Session 2: Art and Cooking around the world

July 13 - 17
Bethany Lutheran Church,
4330 NE 37th Ave, Portland, OR United States
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Camp Colorwheel and Turnip the Heat Cooking present: Art and Cooking Around the World.
Our hands-on, 5-day summer camp explores world cultures through art, food, games, folktales and music. Each day we will discover a new country. Colorful art and craft activities will be led by Deena Raphael of Camp Colorwheel; Joanna Sooper of Turnip the Heat Cooking will help campers prepare and cook their own lunch and snacks inspired by the day’s global destination.
We’ll have outdoor time to soak up …

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$220 per session. Includes morning snack, lunch and all materials

Class: Session 3: Art and Cooking around the world

July 20 - 24
Bethany Lutheran Church,
4330 NE 37th Ave, Portland, OR United States
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Camp Colorwheel and Turnip the Heat Cooking present: Art and Cooking Around the World.
Our hands-on, 5-day summer camp explores world cultures through art, food, games, folktales and music. Each day we will discover a new country. Colorful art and craft activities will be led by Deena Raphael of Camp Colorwheel; Joanna Sooper of Turnip the Heat Cooking will help campers prepare and cook their own lunch and snacks inspired by the day’s global destination. We’ll have outdoor time to soak …

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