CLASS: DEMO AND DINE: MOTHER’S DAY WITH “PASTA WITH GRANDMA” at JBF

JBF Platform 25 11th Ave, NYC

Learn to Make Authentic Pasta with A True Italian Nonna. From the small village of Palombara Sabina, one of the matriarchs behind @pastawithgrandma is coming to Platform for an afternoon of pasta rolling, shaping, tasting, and storytelling. For this educational experience, Nonna Angela of the Pasta with Grandma team will share her secrets to handmade pasta. Guests will learn her cherished recipes and personal techniques that can only be passed down generation to generation. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the fine art of traditional Italian pasta from the one who knows best: nonna. For more information   Located in the brand-new Market 57 food hall, Platform by the James Beard Foundation, a state-of-the-art show kitchen and educational space for outstanding culinary arts programming and Good To Go by JBF, a fast-casual concept that brings the Foundation’s Good Food for Good®  mission to life through chef-crafted food and beverage offerings.

$95

Morel Mushroom Hunt with Dave Paton

Sugar Hill Road Top of Sugar Hill, Salisbury

Join us for a Morel Mushroom Hunt with Dave Paton who has been foraging and writing about mushrooms for over 30 years. Group will meet at the top of Sugar Hill. Sugar Hill Road is 0.4 miles north of the Amesville/Water Street bridge. Parking is next to the trailhead at the very end of the paved roadway. Limited to 20 participants. For more information

Foraging Series with Samad Gardens Initiative at Auerfarm

Auerfarm 158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield

Learn how to identify useful and edible native and medicinal plants growing in your local environment, as well as how to incorporate them into your daily lifestyle. Participants will learn the basic principles of foraging and go on a foraging walk to identify plants in a natural environment. May 4, 2024 June 1, 2024 July 6, 2024 Aug 3, 2024 Sept 7, 2024 For more information

$28.52

Forage walk: Learn about spring wild edible and medicinal plants/mushrooms

Chatfield Hollow State Park 381 Route 80, Killingworth

Celebrate spring by getting outside and learning how to forage! In this workshop you will learn how to identify different wild edible and medicinal plants that grow in the spring. We will learn about spring ephemerals which are plants that only come for a short time and then they go back into the ground for the rest of the year! Trout lilies, violets, garlic mustard, dead head nettle, dandelions, plantain, field garlic, honeysuckle, nettles, and other plants will be identified. Some plants will have a life cycle for the whole growing season and we will talk about how they will grow and their uses. We will look for mushrooms and identify them as well. Dryad's saddle and morels will be out this time of year. Learn what mother earth has to offer for food, medicine, and more... Class will begin with opening Qi gong exercises to help us get grounded and connected to the earth! We will also have bags and gloves available to pickup any trash that we may find in the park. This is a collaborative workshop with Amy of the CT Foraging club. Cost is $25 per person. Please email shroomsofct@gmail.com with your name to sign up. Amy will be handling all of the payment for the event. Thank you. We look forward to walking in the woods with you. For more information

$25

Kid’s Cooking Classes at Auerfarm

Auerfarm 158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield

Tuesdays & Thursdays in May 5:30 – 6:30 PM Come join us for our kids’ cooking classes at Auerfarm! Your little ones will have a blast learning how to cook and bake delicious treats in person. Auerfarm’s resident Chef Kristiann will guide them through fun and educational cooking activities. Every class will talk about kitchen safety, food preparation, and clean-up before learning how to create a delicious dish! It’s a great opportunity for kids to get hands-on in the kitchen and develop some new skills. Don’t miss out on this exciting culinary experience! For more information

$40

Plant and Mushroom Foraging Class in Fairfield

TBA Fairfield

Forager and chef Vinny Crotta and CT Foraging Club founder Amy Demers will be co-teaching a class on Plant and Mushroom Foraging. You will learn how to identify and utilize edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms that can be found this time of year. Class will consist of a 45-minute lecture where you will learn how to identify and utilize wild plant and mushrooms that can be found this time of year. We will then go on a 45-minute walk where we will practice plant and mushroom ID. This class will be $25 per person. To sign up, email shroomsofct@gmail.com with the full name of all participants. Further details regarding meet-up location will be sent out via email the day before the class. We will run the class rain or shine For more information

$25

iPhone Artistry Workshop: Intentional Camera Movement and Multiple Exposure

Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Avenue, New Canaan

With Deborah Loeb Bohren Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) and multiple exposure (ME) images are two of the hottest trends in photography today. And you don’t need a fancy camera to create unique and dynamic abstract and impressionist images — all you need is an iPhone and a couple of very cool apps. In this workshop learn how to leverage the power of your iPhone to work in this fun and creative space. The morning will start with Deb sharing images created with these apps and talking about how to begin to think about abstract photography. Next up will be a review of each of the apps and how to get the most from them. Afterward we will go out into Waveny Park and practice, experiment and “play” with the apps to get a better understanding of how to create ICM and multiple exposure images. We will then return to the Carriage Barn to share images and answer questions .   For more information 

$75 – $90

Persian Calligraphy Workshop with Alibaba Awrang at Connecticut Museum of Culture and History

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford

Join us for an introduction to Persian Calligraphy with master calligrapher Alibaba Awrang. Fusing Persian letters with brightly colored and bold patterns and images, Alibaba uses both traditional and modern techniques in his works. In this workshop, Alibaba will share his history , including his position as head the Department of Calligraphy and Miniature Painting at the Turquoise Mountain Institute in Afghanistan, an NGO founded by the former Prince of Wales (now King Charles III). Awrang will present an overview of calligraphy, demonstrate his art form, show examples of his works, and assist students in creating their own small piece of calligraphy. This workshop will be structured for the beginner as well as the experienced artist. Materials and tools will be provided. For more information

$30

RAISING CHICKENS 101 at The Lyme Grange

Lyme Grange 2 Sterling City Rd, Old Lyme, CT, United States

OPEN INVITATION! Come join us next Saturday when Sarah McEachern presents RAISING CHICKENS 101! For more information

Beginner’s Printmaking Workshopat Connecticut Museum of Culture and History

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford

Join us in learning the basics of linocut printmaking! In this workshop, led by folk artist Philitha Stemplys-Cowdrey, you will be guided through the whole “block print” process: from designing a pattern, transferring, carving, testing and printing your design to take home. No printmaking experience required, and people of all artistic abilities are welcome. Even if you think you can’t draw, you can print! All the tools and materials will be provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring any print making tools they wish to use. This workshop will be structured for the beginner, but all levels of expertise are encouraged to register! Suitable for ages 16 and up. For more information

$30

Spring Cooking with the Minis, Grades K-2 at Wakeman Town Farm

Wakeman Town Farm 134 Cross Highway, Westport

May 20, (No Class May 27 due to Memorial Day) June 3, June 10, June 17 Students: 10 Max Instructor: Kathleen Benson of Culinary Kids Get ready for Summer fun with our Memorial Day Red, White, and Blue Cooking Series, featuring a fun lineup of yummy and fun savory and sweet snacks for warmer weather. We’ll be getting our hands dirty in the gardens and whipping up a bunch of themes that appeal to this age group, including Our Summer Snack Attack (seasonal snacks!), then a special “Foods on a Stick" treat, as well as our Camping Cookout with fresh bounty from the Farm’s gardens and orchards. Spring in the kitchen with the minis is packed with novel and delicious flavors and a structure that appeals to our youngest chefs. We gear our menus toward tasty and seasonal items, and what is fresh on the farm and in the markets. This class is an introduction to the kitchen, and includes: cooking, baking, measuring, knife skills, science, and exploring the some of the mysteries of cooking. At the end of each class, we come together at the table and discuss what we made, whether we tasted the ingredients we used in the recipes, and where our food came from. It is a great opportunity share a meal and food conversation. In short, it's a class packed with good food and good times! For more information

$200

FREE Bollyfitness Classes in Latham Park

Latham Park 40 Prospect St, Stamford

Tuesdays at 6:30PM May 14-June 25 and August 13-September 17 Join us for Bollyfitness with Neha!Come put on your dancing shoes and sweat it out with NEHA A High energy workout on Bollywood beats! Groove to Bollywood music for an hour of non-stop fun. No prior registration needed. All first time participants will need to sign a waiver. Check out the other FREE outdoor fitness classes we offer: