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    WINTER WONDERLAND - DOWNTOWN HANOVER
     
    The magic in downtown Hanover continues! The Celebration of Lights is transforming into Hanover's Winter Wonderland. Come see the blue and white lights, LED snowflakes and of course the treats and treasures available in the local shops. Hanover Parks & Recreation is proud to offer a variety of free activities. Look for snowman building in the sustainable park, a snow word scramble with local prizes and treats for completing, a photo contest, snowflake craft display and more!  Photo credit David Nelson
     
     
    1/16 - 1/18 SLEIGH RIDES @ BILLINGS FARM
    (WEATHER PERMITTING)
    
     
     
     
     
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    Tubing - $10.00
     
    Take on the hills of New England with one of our HAT Winter Tubes! 
     
    What's Included? 
    • Winter Tube 
    • Recommended Routes
     
    The Lake Morey Ice Skating Trail is the longest ice trail in the United States, when ice conditions permit its full operation. Crossing the entire lake from north to south, or some winters circling the lake’s perimeter, the trail offers panoramic views and the chance to spot a bald eagle. Nordic ice skates may be rented from Nordic Skater in Norwich, VT or at the Lake Morey Resort's Skate Shack.
     
     
    Nourish. Cultivate. Cooperate. 
     
    “NO ONE IS BORN A GREAT COOK, ONE LEARNS BY DOING” — JULIA CHILDS
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    New Year’s Buddha Bowl Class
    Wednesday 1/13 - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    $7.00
     
    Start your New Year’s off right with this healthy and satisfying grain bowl demo class. In this class we will discuss several types of grains and how to make them, roasting veggies, how to make crispy tofu and perfect jammy eggs, plus two delicious sauces-this class is like several classes in one.
    So grab your lunch and watch, discuss and learn.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Make Soup – Not Waste Class
    Thursday, 1/14 - 11:30 - 1:00 pm
    $7.00
     
    Ah soup…the easiest way to warm up your kitchen on a cold day and feed yourself and your family in one delicious and healthy bowl. However, you don’t need a recipe to make soup — especially if you have a clutch of miscellaneous vegetables hanging out in your crisper.
    Nearly any vegetable can be turned into soup with a little time and effort. If you are craving soup and you have vegetables and broth in your cupboard, you are all set. Join me for a step-by-step class on how to transform nearly any kind of vegetable into delicious, nourishing soup.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Winter Salad and Buttermilk Cornbread Class
    Monday, 1/18 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    $7.00
     
    Join me today in observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day by cooking two recipes from the cookbook Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin. "This book broadens the African American food story," Tipton-Martin writes in the introduction.
    "It celebrates the enslaved and the free, the working class, the middle class, and the elite. It honors cooking with intentionality and skill, for a purpose and with pleasure."
    We will be making the winter salad and cornbread at 5:30 pm but feel free to join us early (at 4 pm) to make Louisiana BBQ Shrimp along with a discussion on what “allyship” means and how to have uncomfortable but necessary conversations on racism and race in America.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Eastern Shore Crab Cakes Class
    Wednesday, 1/20 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    $7.00
     
    The secret to a great crab cake is fresh crabmeat, the right amount of filler and being mindful to not break up the crab too much. And these crab cakes deliver! We will pair the cakes with a fresh remoulade sauce and herbed potatoes.
    Add a simple salad and cold beer and you are transported to summer at the shore. We recommend you buy the best crabmeat you can afford.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Cornish Pasties Class
    Sat 1/23 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    $7.00
    
    A pasty is a handheld meat pie. Originating in Cornwall, England, they were a perfect food on the go for miners. When laborers immigrated to the United States, they brought the pasty with them- the Michigan Upper Peninsula is also known for its pasties.
    To be consider authentic, a pasty must be made with diced beef, potato, rutabaga and onion. So that is what we shall do. This is a great family activity and dinner.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Steel-Cut Oats Instant Pot Class
    Wednesday 1/27 9:30 am - 10:30 am
    $7.00
     
    Start your day off right with a healthy breakfast of warm oats.
    Cooking steel-cut oats in an instant pot means that the grains tenderize quickly without needing to be stirred or risk of boiling over. We will explore options for adding deep warming flavors.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Peruvian Lomo Saltado Class
    Wednesday 1/27 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    $7.00
    Lomo saltado is a popular dish that is a uniquely Peruvian style of Chinese food. It incorporates Peruvian ingredients and is altered to suit Peruvian tastes, however is based in Peru’s Chinese Immigrant culture.
    The dish is technically a stir-fry that combines marinated strips of sirloin with onions, tomatoes, french fries, and other ingredients; and is usually served with rice. And it is oh so good.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Lucky Gnocchi Day Class
    Friday, 1/29 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    $7.00
     
    Gnocchi: petite, pillow like Italian potato pasta - delicious to eat and a fun family activity. Serve with a marinara sauce or basil pesto – the options are endless!
    There are many stories about the lucky gnocchi tradition. The most famous is the story of San Pantaleon, a missionary, arriving in a small village in Italy on the 29th of an unknown month. He knocked at the door of a very poor house. An elderly couple let him in and offered him the only food they had: Gnocchi! After their guest left their home, the couple found gold coins under their gnocchi plates.
    San Pantaleon assembled all the villagers and directed them to gather each 29th day of the month in order to have luck and prosperity in their lives. Everybody is lucky and you as well can enjoy homemade gnocchi on the 29th day of each month.
    Join me as we make a plate of lucky gnocchi together! Suitable for families.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Knife Skills 101 Class
    Saturday 1/30 11:00 am
    $7.00
    Slice, dice, and mince like a chef! We are bringing our popular knife skills class right into your own home.
    Learn basic knife handling skills that will build your confidence and make you feel like a pro all while making a tasty seasonal dish. We will also discuss knife choice, care and sharpening.
    Great for chefs of all ages.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cherries Class
    Sun 1/31 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    $7.00
    Show your sweetie how much you care—make chocolate cherries from the heart. Liquor cured, liquid center, cherry and chocolate, these sweet tempting treats are a perfect for Valentine’s Day.
    Using fondant, these treats will be a delightful and fun gift.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    MONTSHIRE AT HOME FAMILY WORKSHOPS
    Quick Pickling with Chef Emery
     
     
    Billings Farm’s Chef Emery Gray is your guide to making quick pickled fruits and veggies.
    
    Price: $15/person or $10/BFM member
    Where: Live Zoom Presentation
    When: Saturday, Jan. 23rd  10:00AM-11:30AM
    CARAVANSERAI: TRAVELING HOME
    Saturday, JANUARY 9th
     
    Join us for The Raqs Salaam Dance Theater's 16th Annual Middle Eastern and American Belly Dance Showcase, CARAVANSERAI :: TRAVELING HOME. 
     
    This year's virtual 75 minute showcase is a studio fundraiser celebrating the dance and cultures of North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and beyond. Through colorful sojourns along the migration trail, you will be dazzled with dances from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon (and Columbia!), as well as stops as far away as India and Russia. This family-friendly show is both educational and entertaining featuring Raqs Sharki (Belly Dance), as well as many folkloric/regional dance styles. See Russian Romany dance with skirts, Algerian Kabyle dance, Indian Bhangra, dance with veils, with fire and even "Dance Like Shakira"! New England's Middle Eastern Band, Zaatar, will also be joining us, offering accompaniment with melodies from Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey. This year our show was filmed in over a dozen different locations*, with over 40 performers, and represents the triumph of creativity, resilience and the human spirit. Relax as you "travel home" with us and enjoy the fun, entertainment and celebration of our 16th year of shows! This show makes a great, affordable holiday gift for anyone who would like some inspiration and an upliftt o carry them into the New Year!
     
    * Make it a full Date Night with takeout from one of our filming locations, the White River Junction, Vermont, restaurant Tuckerbox, with exceptional Turkish cuisine. If you bring your ticket receipt to Tuckerbox, you will receive 10% off your dinner order! You must purchase a full-priced ticket and order food on your ticket weekend in order to receive 10% off. 
     
    COMING SOON! (Dates TBD)
     
    HOME BREWING!
     
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    HANOVER ADVEVNTURE TOURS ZOOM TALK SERIES
     
     
    
    BIKING ACROSS THE NATION!
    ZOOM - 1/21/2021
    6:00PM
     
    Learn how to bike across the nation and what that involves, what paths and what it really takes to bike. What is needed? What trail? Can you do it?
     
     
     
    Outdoor Recreation
     
     
    ❏ Snowshoeing 2hr: $35 / 4hr : $55 Ready to go for a snowshoeing adventure? New England has so many places to snowshoe it can be hard to choose a trail! We can help you pick a route, provide guidance, and offer shuttle services. (Equipment Included) Add a guide for the day!
     
    ❏ Guided Hikes $1/mile Take on the Appalachian Trail for a fun filled adventure. All equipment HAT has organized nearly 200 miles of designated drop locations along the Appalachian Trail (going Northbound and Southbound), and if you want to go a different route we can customize a shuttle just for you. Add a guide for the day!
     
    ❏Electric Biking (Winter Studded Tires Available) 2hr:$35 | 4hr:$55 | Full Day: $85 | Multi Day Available With more than nine models to choose from, and over 70 bikes in stock, we are one of the largest registered dealers of e-bikes in New England. All rentals come with guided suggested points of interest so you can explore.
     
     
     
    HIKING CLOSE TO HOME - WRIGHT'S MOUNTAIN, BRADFORD, VERMONT
     
    Wright’s Mountain is the highest point in Bradford and, says the Upper Valley Trails Alliance, offers "a huge variety" of trail experiences. The quickest route to the summit is from the Wright’s Mountain Road Trailhead: From the parking lot follow the main trail to the summit for unparalleled views of the Waits River Valley. If you have more time and are feeling adventurous, extend your hike to visit Devil’s Den, a rocky ravine with a cave. All in all, there are over seven miles of trails in the network, so plenty to explore.
     
    Maybe you will stumble upon a decorated tree in the forest!
     
     

     

     

    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
    
     

     

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