Learn to make cheese in Barrington

Malinda Coletta and Phil Griffin will lead a cheese-making workshop at Barrington High School Wednesday, Nov. 14. Malinda Coletta and Phil Griffin will lead a cheese-making workshop at Barrington High School Wednesday, Nov. 14.

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Malinda Coletta and Phil Griffin will lead a cheese-making workshop at Barrington High School Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Learn to make cheese

The Barrington Community School (BCS) welcomes award-winning Chef Phil Griffin and wife Malinda Coletta, owners of Professor Chef, as they demonstrate how to make your own mozzarella and ricotta from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The class is at Barrington High School, 220 Lincoln Ave., Barrington. The cost is $44 for BCS members; $49 for non-members. For more information, call 401/749-3312 or visit www.professorchef.com.

Compare coffees

Angelina’s, 301 Hope St., Bristol, is hosting a cupping at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, featuring Rik Kleinfeldt, owner of New Harvest Coffee Roasters in Pawtucket. Sample, compare and discuss different coffees from Brazil, Java and Colombia. For more information, call 401/396-5592.

Bake sale

The Grace Barker Nursing Center, 54 Barker Ave., Warren, hosts a bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 17. Featured will be gourmet cupcakes, sausage breads, pies, cookies, chouriço breads, brownies, hand-made fudge, coffee cake, pumpkin bread and more.

Pancake breakfast

The Rotary Club of Bristol is serving up a pancake breakfast with all the fixings from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 18, at St. Michael’s parish hall, 378 Hope St., Bristol. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and raffle tickets for the 12 Days of Christmas Raffle will be available. Proceeds support Rotary projects in the community and elsewhere. Donations of toiletries, hats, gloves, etc., for holiday charity gift baskets are appreciated. Tickets are available at Floral Symphony on Thames Street (401/254-1348), Sovereign Bank on Hope Street (401/253-8587), or at the door.

Sandywoods hosts Thanksgiving

Sandywoods in Tiverton will hold a free Thanksgiving community dinner at 2 p.m. Thursday,  Nov. 22. It’s open to Sandywoods residents and folks from the greater community. If you’d like to attend, answer a brief survey at www.sandywoodsfarm.org to help organizers prepare for the event. Food donations and/or help in the kitchen would be appreciated. Sandywoods will be accepting donations and cooking in the kitchen all day on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Sandywoods is located on Muse Way, off Bulgarmarsh Road near its intersection with Crandall Road. E-mail info@sandywoodsfarm.org for more information.

Thanksgiving celebration

Amicable Church, 3736 Main Road, Tiverton, hosts its second annual Community Thanksgiving Day Celebration at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22. All are invited. There is no charge for the meal, and donations will not be taken. The meal is being sponsored through the generous donations of area businesses. If you already have plans of your own but would like to help with food preparation, donations of baked goods, set-up or cleanup, the church would be grateful. Call 401/624-4611 if you plan to attend or want to help.

Thanksgiving at church

The public is welcome to attend a free Thanksgiving dinner to be served at Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, Portsmouth, from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22. Kathy Smith is the chairwoman for this annual event. For more information, call 401/683-4005.

 Scholarship breakfast

Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation (CSF) of East Providence sponsors its annual holiday breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, in the cafeteria of East Providence High School, 2000 Taunton Ave., East Providence. The menu includes scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, french toast, baked beans, hash browns, Danish pastry, muffins, apple and orange juice and coffee. The event will also feature free pictures with Santa, and a silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for kids under 5. Proceeds will be used to provide $1,000 scholarships for East Providence students continuing their education at college or career/technical schools. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Joan Kent at 401/431-1675 or by sending a check to CSF of East Providence, P.O. Box 154438, Riverside, RI 02915.

Call it macaroni

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee sponsors a macaroni and meatball supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Elk’s Lodge on Thames Street, Bristol. Tickets are $10 (free for kids 5 and under) and all proceeds will be used to sponsor the 2013 Fourth of July celebration. Tickets will be sold at the door or in advance by calling 401/253-4491 or 401/480-5003.

Coggeshall cooking

Coggeshall Farm Museum hosts Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking workshops from 4-8 p.m. on Nov. 17, 23, 24 and 25. Explore what it meant to “eat local” in 1790s Rhode Island. Working from Amelia Simmons’ “American Cookery” published in 1796, guests will prepare several “receipts” at the hearth using meat and produce raised on the farm to follow a meal from field to washtub. The cost is $70 for non-members, $60 for members. The workshop is limited in size and is intended for ages 16 and up; register at 401/253-9062 or info@coggeshallfarm.org. Ask about the farm’s “Breakfast in the Barnyard” series as well.

Lobster raffles

The East Providence Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge No. 1 is raffling off lobsters at 2 p.m. every Sunday through March 2013 at Trinity Brotherhood Club, 146 Woodward Ave., East Providence. Weekly prizes include a 40-inch flat-screen television.

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