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From the Ryland Inn: Ever wished you could impress that special someone with your own delicious homemade meal? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-monthly cooking classes! Bring a friend, a coworker, or even a date and join our Executive Chef, Chris Albrecht as he instructs a hands on class that are sure to impress! Starts at 7pm. $50 per guestNot inclusive of tax & gratuity  For Reservations, please call908-534-4011   January 17th Chef’s Knife Skills January 31st Stocks and Sauces February 7th Chocolate February 21st Pasta I Intro to handmade pasta March 14th New Orleans March 28th Spring Garden April 11th Pasta II Advanced handmade pasta techniques April 25th Mushrooms May 9th Beef From Argentina to Japan and back to Far Hills NJ May 23rd Cheese June 13th Grilling June 27th Grains July 11th Garlic July 25th Pesto August 8th Saving the Seasons (ferment, canning, smoking, preservation) August 22nd Tomato September 12th Oysters & Shellfish September 26th Tuscany October 10th Risotto and Gnocchi October 24th Italian Desserts November 7th Vegetarian/Vegan November 21st Thanksgiving

From Garden State Kitchen: Calling all cooks, bakers and caramel lovers! Join us for a delicious evening of tasting & learning about all things caramel. Baker Jenny Belliveau of A Butter Life will share her tips and tricks to easily create custom caramel flavors and elevate your dessert game! You’ll sample different sauces & learn how to use caramel to easily make elegant plated desserts at home. Then you will learn how to make homemade caramel candy, perfect for making a unique homemade gift or a delicious treat you can indulge any time. Baker Jenny Belliveau is the sweetest food snob you’ll ever meet. A natural creative, Jenny’s love affair with high-end, homemade confections has been evolving for a lifetime. After embarking on a decade-long career in media production & advertising, Jenny could deny her true love no longer. In 2016, she hung up her producer hat, tied on an apron and enrolled in an intensive pastry class at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York. In 2018 she opened A Butter Life Bakery which has steadily grown, offering celebration cakes, catering, and a rotating menu of specials & made-to-order breakfast pastries & desserts in the Westfield area, Montclair, […]

From The Achieve Foundation of South Orange and Maplewood: This free event reveals the exciting world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) education to students and their families, with more than 25 demonstrations and interactive activities for ages 4 to 94. By trying their hands at woodworking, electronics tear-down, computer coding and crafts, students discover that “learning by doing” is inspirational, educational, engaging, and down-right fun! Maker Madness is open to all school-age children in the community and anyone who wants to experiment with building and creating. The day will feature a wide range of activity stations with guidance from teachers, artisans and other “makers” from the community. More information 

From Rutgers University: This is to inform you of a fascinating learning opportunity: A free public lecture on “Wisdom For Life” at the beautiful Trayes Hall of Rutgers University, New Brunswick on April 28th. This presentation is based on ancient eastern philosophical wisdom and its role in modern life, focusing on reducing stress, increasing productivity and finding fulfillment and purpose. Our speaker is the philosopher Gautam Jain, who completed a brilliant academic career in the US and declined lucrative corporate opportunities to research and study this wisdom. He has completed over two decades of full time study and teaching, and has spoken to many elite organizations and institutions in the US and abroad. Held at the beautiful Trayes Hall in Rutgers University, New Brunswick on April 28th, this lecture is organized as a service to the community and is free to the public. Everyone is invited to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to benefit from this timeless wisdom. More information

From Women Warriors in Business: The goal of Women Warriors in Business is to facilitate a real dialogue about topics that are important to women entrepreneurs and leaders. The program will help women explore leadership challenges and opportunities, identify competitive advantages, help with personal and organizational branding, access lenders for financing, and utilize procurement certifications that are necessary when it comes to competing for public/private contracts. “Women Warriors in Business is proud to partner with The American Legion and salute our women veterans. Registration fees are waived for women veterans, military members and their dependents.” For a Full Agenda, Speaker Listing and More Information, go to: https://njsbdc-womenwarriors.weebly.com To Register, visit: https://womenwarriorsinbusiness-2019.eventbrite.com

From Stone House at Stirling Ridge: Ever wished you could make your own delicious cocktails like the ones you get at the Stone House bar? Then you won’t want to miss our monthly cocktail classes. Bring a friend, a coworker, or even a date and one of our master mixologists will teach you how to mix up the drinks yourself and impress your house guests! All materials are provided, and a selection of appetizers are served for the evening. Starts at 7pm. $45 per guest. SOLD OUT February 7th All About Love March 14th Saint Patrick’s Day Theme April 4th Spring Cocktails May 16th National Mimosa Day June 6th Summer Cocktails July 18th American Cocktails August 8th Tiki Cocktails September 19th Fall Cocktails October 31st Spooky Cocktails November 21st Punch “Goup Cocktails” December 19th Eggnog class

From Dunellen’s 6th Annual Spring Market and Craft Show: Scout Troop 119/BSA is hosting their 6th Annual Spring Market and Craft Show, with a new spin and new date! This year’s Indoor and Outdoor Market will be held on June 1 & 2 at American Legion Post 119 located at 137 New Market Rd in Dunellen, NJ. Located one block from the Dunellen Train Station and Downtown Area and is a short distance from Routes 22, 78 and 287. Our indoor & outdoor event has something for everyone! Crafters offering a wide array of handcrafted items, from home décor, clothing, soaps, jewelry and accessories. Brand name consultants selling a huge variety of brand merchandise from jewelry to skincare to clothing! Marketers selling new and gently used merchandise; from mom’s attic, dad’s garage, and the kid’s closets and toy bins! More information


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