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    Creepy Halloween Cocktails with Silo Distillery & Mark Addison

    FREE INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL EVENT

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH

    Featuring Mark Addison, author of Cocktail Chameleon: Mark’s cocktail book is an invitation to join him as he dresses up twelve cocktails in twelve unique variations for 144 signature takes on the classics and Anne Marie Delaney, co-owner & creative director of SILO Distillery in Windsor, Vermont. Join these mad scientists as they walk you through the recipes for three spooky Halloween themed cocktails. Perfect for your (small & safe!) Halloween party or to get into the spirit while you're cozy at home!

    Check out Silo Distillery's BLOG

    https://www.silodistillery.com/blog

    A little bit about Mark Addison

    https://cocktailchameleon.markaddison.com/pages/about

    
    BREATHE AND MOVE BETTER
     
    Erin McCabe, MS, ATC, N.H. LAT
    Professional Yoga Therapist
    Monday, October 26th
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
     
    Discover your body's superpowers of breathing and movement by accessing your respiratory diaphragm. The respiratory diaphragm is the primary muscle of breathing and is a pivotal muscle for core function and spine health. This lunch & learn will be a blend of energizing and restorative with the goal of increasing self-regulation of stress and movement by tapping into the diaphragm's superpowers. Class will be chair based so is accessible for all, no other equipment is needed.
     
     
    Instagram/Facebook: @erinmccabewellness
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    GINGER SPICED SANDWICH COOKIES

    WITH KING ARTHUR BAKING COMPANY

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    $32.00 pp (includes free baking kit)

    Registration Deadline is December 6th

    

    Ginger-Spice Sandwich Cookie

    Description:

    In this 90-minute class, we’ll make classic spiced ginger cookies then sandwich them with a creamy vanilla buttercream. Let us kick off your holiday baking! This class is interactive so bake-a-long from your own kitchen!

    ZOOM Information available upon registration - Recipe will be emailed to participants prior to class

    Baking Kits provided

    3 # All-purpose Flour

    15 oz Sparkling Sugar

    Plastic Bowl Scraper

    Recipes, ingredient and equipment lists

    10% discount to our Retail Store

    *kits may be picked up beginning on Wednesday, December 2 from our Retail store

    Please have ingredients & equipment setup ready 15 minutes before the class begins.

    
    FALL FUN!
     
    RIVERVIEW FARM
    Tuesday - Sunday
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
     
    CIDER, DONUTS, PUMPKINS, CORN MAZE!
     
    Nestled next to the Connecticut River, Riverview Farm has been owned and operated by the Franklin family for over 30 years. With over 1,600 apple trees, acres of blueberries, fall raspberries, pumpkins, homemade cider and a corn maze, there is much to enjoy here.
     
     
    Corn Maze
     
     
    Whitcomb's Land Of Pumpkins & Corn Maze
     
     
    327 Fay Lane
    Williston, VT
    Opens September 19th
     
    Wednesday's & Friday's 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday's 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    
    Come explore our 4-acre corn maze where you will search for 5 checkpoints which have educational facts about cows, ice cream & milk from our dairy farm. After all 5 checkpoints have been found you will have the information to solve a word scramble. While searching for checkpoints you will also be looking to find the candy jackpot! Maze takes about 40 minutes. Masks required, hand sanitzer available. Giant 1,000 pound painted pumpkins to view!
     
    Now the real challenge: Find a special marked ear of corn and win a free small pumpkin or gourds.
    Admissions:
    Children 4 and under = Free
    5 and up = $5.00
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    Create Your Own Dinner Party!
     
    Missing friends and family? This is a fun way to “get toether" cook, eat, and connect!
     
    WORK WITH OUR FOOD EDUCATION SPECALIST TO PICK YOUR PERFECT MENU OR THEME.
     
    • We provide the recipes and instruction.
     
    • Once the food is made, we leave and you stay and zoom away! • 5 person minimum • $10 per person For more information email: classes@coopfoodstore.com
    
     
     
    Lunch Breaks with the Co-op. Spend your lunch 30 with Co-op Food Educator Lindsay Smith as she shares some simple but packed-with-flavor recipes and ideas with you. Tuesday's or Thursday's starting Sept 24th through December 15th.
     
    ALL CLASSES ARE FREE!
     
    Nourish. Cultivate. Cooperate. 
     
     
     
    “NO ONE IS BORN A GREAT COOK, ONE LEARNS BY DOING” —JULIA CHILD
     
     
    ZOOM INFORMATION TO FOLLOW
     
    If anyone has an idea for a lunch & learn or would like to present one, please email muuv@uppervalleybusinessalliance.com
     
     
     
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    LOUISIANA BBQ SHRIMP
    Thursday, October 22nd
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
     
    Don’t let the name fool you, you won’t find any barbeque sauce in this dish. “BBQ shrimp” is just the name Louisiana Creole cooks assign to shrimp braised in wine or garlic butter sauce. And this dish has both. Super fast, intensely flavored, this is classic NOLA.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    SILK ROAD SPICES & HOW TO USE THEM
     
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
     
    In this lunch break class we will talk about 3 common Silk Road Spice mixes, what this means and how they are similar and the same, then give some fun ideas to use these spice mixes in new and unexpected ways! 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    FRUIT SALAD WITH TAHINI COCONUT DRESSING
    Tuesday, November 10
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
     
    This dressing is so delicious you might forgo the fruit! It is super easy and goes with any fruit. In fact I’ll be you will find new ways to use this dressing. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    CHAI
    Tuesday, November 17
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
     
    Did you know that Chai is really good for your digestive system? And so easy to make. So forget those $6 cups from the local shop (although we do like a chai latte every now and then…) make you own! Or better yet, learn this spice combo and use it in other areas of your cooking (anyone say overnight oats?).
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NIGEL SLATER'S RASPBERRY RIPPLE SANDWICH
    Tuesday, December 1
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
     
    From one of my favorite blogs, this crazy easy desert will have you rushing through dinner just to try it! While best with summer berries, it can still be made all year round. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    FROMAGE FORT
    Tuesday, December 8
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
     
    This is a classic dish from Jacques Pépin is so simple and the best use of left over cheese. It also freezes really well, so you always have an appetizer or cheese spread at your fingertips should you need it. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    CUMIN SCENTED CARROT RAITA
    Tuesday, December 15
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
     
    This refreshing Indian-inspired yogurt sauce is fast to make and sure to make itself a regular addition to your daily meals. 
     
     
     
    LOOKING FOR A FUN FALL ACTIVITY?
    FIND NEW HAMPSHIRE'S BIG TREES!
    UNH EXTENSION & HANOVER CONSERVANCY
    FREE
     
    Looking for a fun and educational family activity this summer? Go on the hunt for New Hampshire's natural treasures - big trees! Start your adventure with our treasure map to learn exactly where these champion trees grow. Then visit as many big trees as you can.
     
     
     
    SPOOKY & STRANGE THINGS YOUR THING?
    CHECK OUT NH AUTHOR J. W. OCKER!
    CHECK OUT HIS SPOOKY BOOKS!
     
    Here's your chance to share something odd that you've seen in NH!
     
    J.W. Ocker is originally from Maryland but has lived in New Hampshire for more than a decade.
     
    He is the Lowell Thomas- and Edgar Award-winning author of macabre travelogues, spooky kid’s books, and horror novels. His books include Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan PoeA Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, MassachusettsDeath and Douglas, and Twelve Nights at Rotter House. His next book, “Cursed Objects,” debuts in September 2020
     
    Do you know of something ODD in New Hampshire that he should visit? If so, email him at ockerjw@gmail.com.
     
    A Visit to Dartmouth’s College Tomb Room
    Obscure rituals in Hanover
    August 5, 2020  J.W. Ocker
     
    Most of the oddities are publicly accessible. But not this one. Not without an invitation. The Tomb Room. Let’s go to Hanover.
     
    Panarchy is a co-ed undergraduate society at Dartmouth College. It’s housed in a large, white mansion that dates to 1835. At some point in its history as a student residence, somebody with a lot of time and concrete on their hands constructed an underground chamber in the house that is rimmed in concrete seats with a central altar. The purpose of this strange room is lost to history, although the most common guess is that it had to do with obscure fraternity rituals, even though you can conduct most of those with red Solo cups and a ping-pong table. Regardless, I assume a lot of classes were skipped for its construction.
     
    These days, they call it the Tomb Room. It just feels like somebody should be interred there. The floor is paved with brick and the surrounding row of concrete seats are all inscribed with either names or years, like epitaphs, some as old as 1897.
     
    At the head of the room, three of the seats were build more like thrones, with clawed feet, high backs, and arm rests. Each bears a different name: E. R. Anderson, Dunning, and W. L. McCorkle. I tired tried to sit in one, but due to the narrowness of the thrones I can only assume that whatever ancient Dartmouth people who built it must not have had shoulders or hips.
     
    Directly in front of those thrones, a simple, 2.5-foot-tall concrete box sculpted with flowers and a sash gave the specific impression of an altar, and I could only wonder what all had been placed atop it over its more than century of existence. Probably a lot of red Solo cups.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    ELECTRIC BIKE TOUR!
    HANOVER ADVENTURE TOURS
     
    UPPER VALLEY - DARTMOUTH TOUR
    Where you can feel like a local
    Hanover Adventure Tours
    $75.00
     
    What's Included:
    2-3 hour tour with a professional guide
    Electric bike with accessories
    Routes & points of interest
    Local treasures
    A sweet treat from our favorite restaurants
     
    ANOTHER OPTION - RENT A BIKE FOR 24 HOURS!
    ELECTRIC BIKE PACKAGE
     
    24 Hour Rental $119.00
    Package Includes:
    Electric Bike
    8 models to choose from and over 50 in stock
    Bike Accessories
    Helmet/Cable Lock/Trunk Bag/Phone Mount
    Route Maps
    Over 50 Routes/Points of InterestTurn by Turn Navigation
    Free Delivery & Road Side Service
    Up to a 25 mile radius
    Comprehensive Bike Orientation
    Review of Safe Riding Practices
    Multi Day Rentals Available
     
    CALL HANOVER ADVENTURE TOURS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
    802-359-2921
    https://hanoveradventours.com
     
     
     

    Meet Up Upper Valley (MUUV)
    is a program of the Upper Valley Business Alliance
     
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