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Ribs + Rubs with Chef Andy Husbands
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Ribs + Rubs with Chef Andy Husbands

Take your barbecuing skills to the next level at Orange Door Kitchen with Andy Husbands, the award-winning chef, author and Pit Master behind The Smoke Shop, Boston’s acclaimed barbecue restaurant. A competitive BBQ circuit champion, Husbands is a master when it comes to smoking meat. In this class, he will teach you about 4 different styles of ribs, a variety of rubs and sauces, and answer any questions you might have about smoking the competition. Part hands-on and part demonstration, you’ll learn the ins and outs of BBQing at home, operating pits, butchering meat, and making rubs.

Tickets are $99 and include a welcome snack, up-close-and-personal smoking and cooking instruction with Pit Master Andy Husbands, a barbecue feast, a signature cocktail, non-alcoholic beverages, and take-home recipes. Additional beer, wine, and spirits will be available for purchase.

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Moroccan Cooking Class with Lamia
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Moroccan Cooking Class with Lamia

Take your cooking skills to the next level at Orange Door Kitchen with Lamia, The Queen Of Spice! Learn new culinary techniques, delicious healthy new dishes, tasty tips, and unique plating ideas to elevate your everyday meals into extraordinary ones. Sit back and socialize or get hands-on in the kitchen with your classmates to prepare and then enjoy a 3-course, gourmet authentic Moroccan meal.

Tickets are $75 and include a welcome snack, a 3-course Moroccan dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, recipes, and shopping resources.

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Field to Fork: September Harvest Cooking Class
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Field to Fork: September Harvest Cooking Class

Join the Orange Door Kitchen team and our farmer friends for the fourth installment of our Field to Fork Cooking Class series to arm yourself with inspiring and creative ways to eat your way through the abundance of local produce as it grows out of the ground. The curriculum/menu will feature the best of what’s growing at Dancing Plover Farms on the day of the class! We’ll cook and eat three delicious dishes together, discuss food prep and preservation techniques, and swap recipes with one another to leave you feeling full and ready to make the most out of the September harvest at home.

Tickets are $50 and include a welcome snack, 3 seasonal dishes, and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer, wine and spirits are available a la carte for sipping during class.

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"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Tea, Anyone?
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Tea, Anyone?

Sweet tea may not be much of a cultural thing in the northeast, but New Englanders have a long tradition of caring a lot about the taxation of said beverage. Regardless of your colonial-era politics, tea is the perfect beverage for late spring and early summer. It can be sipped hot to warm up a chilly morning, or gulped cold to cool down a hot afternoon. It can also be mixed with booze for brunches, barbecues, and bashes! Join Meredith at this month’s mixology class for a demonstration of three different tea-based tipples to toast the beginning of summer - shaken, stirred and punched. While we're at it, you'll learn foolproof techniques for your home bar and get hands-on to practice measuring, mixing, and mastering flavor with steal-the-recipe craft cocktails. Chris will serve up scrumptious snacks to soak up some of that booze.

Tickets are $65 and include heavy appetizers and two cocktails.

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Field to Fork: June Harvest Cooking Class
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Field to Fork: June Harvest Cooking Class

Join the Orange Door Kitchen team and our farmer friends for the first installment of our Field to Fork Cooking Class series to arm yourself with inspiring and creative ways to eat your way through the abundance of local produce as it grows out of the ground. The curriculum/menu will feature the best of what’s growing at Dancing Plover Farms on the day of the class! We’ll cook and eat three delicious dishes together, discuss food prep and preservation techniques, and swap recipes with one another to leave you feeling full and ready to make the most out of the June harvest at home.

Tickets are $45 and include a welcome snack, 3 seasonal dishes, and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer, wine and spirits are available a la carte for sipping during class.

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"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology

Daffodils are up, leaves are out, and the sun is shining! It’s spring! What better way to celebrate the season than with friends and neighbors..and brunch? Get some ideas for your next lazy Sunday afternoon party at this month’s Orange Door Kitchen mixology class with classic and modern libations that are perfect for mid-day drinking. Join Meredith for a demonstration of three different tipples for toasting - shaken, stirred and punched. While we're at it, you'll learn foolproof techniques for your home bar and get hands-on to practice measuring, mixing, and mastering flavor with steal-the-recipe craft cocktails. Chris will serve up scrumptious brunchy snacks to soak up some of that booze.

Tickets are $65 and include heavy appetizers and two cocktails.

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Foolproof Preserving with Afton Cyrus
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Foolproof Preserving with Afton Cyrus

It’s early still for berry harvests, farmers’ markets and CSA boxes, but it’s never too soon to make sure that you and your home kitchen are prepared to make the most of our short and fabulous growing season in New England. Become a food waste warrior with an evening at Orange Door Kitchen learning about food preservation with master-canner Afton Cyrus, owner of the Arlington-based Jam Sessions. Not only will she demystify the process of making shelf-stable jams at home, but she’ll also share some of America’s Test Kitchen tried and true formulas with you for preserving the delicious fruits of summer for enjoyment year-round. Afton is known for her creative flavor combinations, so the evening will include small bites and a glass of wine that pair perfectly with her jams! You’ll take home some Jam Sessions jam and have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Foolproof Preserving for your cookbook collection!

Tickets are $65 for the expert demo, heavy appetizers, a glass of wine and some jam to take home.

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"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Derby Drinks
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred & Punched" Mixology Class: Derby Drinks

Break out the big floppy hats and feathery fascinators! It is racing season, and even though we’re far from Churchill Downs, we are celebrating spring with derby inspired cocktails at this month’s Orange Door Kitchen mixology class. Join Meredith for a demonstration of three different tipples to toast the running of the roses - shaken, stirred and punched. While we're at it, you'll learn foolproof techniques for your home bar and get hands-on to practice measuring, mixing, and mastering flavor with steal-the-recipe craft cocktails. Chris will serve up scrumptious southern snacks to soak up some of that booze.

Tickets are $65 and include heavy appetizers and two cocktails.

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Feast Your Eyes (and Taste Buds) Cooking Demo and Dinner
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Feast Your Eyes (and Taste Buds) Cooking Demo and Dinner

Join passionate food-lover, private caterer and Cook’s Illustrated recipe tester Janet for an intimate cooking class at Orange Door Kitchen. Boost your confidence for home entertaining with demonstrations of crunchy nachos, delicious roast cardamom and yogurt chicken, tender buttermilk biscuits and a colorful and zingy salad.  There will be opportunities for hands-on help as you learn, and several “taste-tests”. We’re only selling 11 seats so everyone gets a front row view. Snap up your ticket before they’re sold out.


MENU (subject to change)
Crunchy Cheesy Nachos with Salsa and Guacamole
Roast Butterflied Chicken with Cardamom and Yogurt
Tall and Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits
Arugula and Radicchio with Feta and Dates

Tickets are $65 for an evening of enticing tastes, tantalizing aromas, and fun with home cook Janet.  There will be tips and tricks on how to plan a dinner party so that most of the work is done ahead of time. You can thus fully enjoy your party and your guests. Learn how to butterfly (“spatchcock”) a whole chicken and how to shape fluffy biscuits by hand. Will you like Guacamole 1, Guacamole 2 or Guacamole 3 best on your nachos?

Beverages from Orange Door Kitchen’s full bar a la carte.

To reserve your seat, contact Janet:  rainjetson@comcast.net  Payment by cash or check due upon arrival at Orange Door Kitchen.

ABOUT THE CHEF:
Hello, Janet here! I grew up as a picky eater and learned how to cook partly to control what ended up on the table. Fortunately, my tastes have expanded to include many international ingredients and dishes, many styles and cultures. I regularly host dinner parties for friends and family, bake (scones, muffins, coffeecakes, cookies) for my grateful colleagues at work, do some private catering, am a Cook’s Illustrated recipe tester, and I have a ridiculous collection of cookbooks. I love sharing my passion for food and favorite recipes with others. Cooking is fun!  People love it when you cook for them!  You can do it too! Let me show you how….

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Valentine's Day Cooking Class
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Valentine's Day Cooking Class

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with your main squeeze (and the husband and wife team behind Orange Door Kitchen) with a special date night cooking class. If you’re looking for something different than your annual romantic dinner out, join ODK in their intimate kitchen to create and enjoy a delicious meal together. They'’ll give you the know-how to make date night worthy dishes at home to show love for each other any night of the year!

Chanterelle and Camembert Toasts // Kohlrabi, Citrus and Poppy Salad // Porcini Braised Chicken with Orange Glazed Carrots and Winter Farrotto // Chocolate Creme Brulee

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"Shaken, Stirred and Punched" Mixology Class
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

"Shaken, Stirred and Punched" Mixology Class

Autumn is at its best with backyard bonfires, cozy wool blankets, mugs of hot spiked cider, and wisps of woodsmoke juxtaposed against the crisp air. For this month’s mixology class, we’re exploring how to use (and balance) the flavor of smoke in cocktails. Join Meredith for a demonstration of three different libations featuring nose-tickling peat, toast, smoke, earth, warmth, and spice. While we're at it, you'll learn foolproof techniques for your home bar and get hands-on to practice measuring, mixing, and mastering flavor with steal-the-recipe craft cocktails. 

Tickets are $65 and include heavy appetizers and two cocktails. 

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Market to Mezze: Middle Eastern Cooking Class
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Market to Mezze: Middle Eastern Cooking Class

Za'atar? Ras el Hanout? Harissa? Baharat? Zhug? If these words don't mean much to you, you are not alone, but you are missing out on a world of amazing flavor.  Join us in the ODK culinary studio for "Market to Mezze" to explore the herbs, spices, blends and condiments that define traditional Middle Eastern food.  As we prepare our seasonal, veggie-focused meal together, we'll unlock the secrets to rich, complex and exotic flavors that you'll be excited to share with everyone you know.  Wine is served in class.

Menu (Subject to Change) 
Israeli Spiced Tomatoes
Roasted Butternut Squash with Tahini and Za'atar
Grilled Halloumi, Beet and Watermelon Skewers with Zhug
Baharat Spiced Lamb Shawarma Flatbread with Harissa Spiced Labneh and Pickled Turnips
Revani

Tickets are $105. Orange Door Kitchen is a no tipping establishment - your ticket price is your final price.  PURCHASE TICKETS!

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Home by Stamm & Black: Ladies Night w/ Make-Up Artist Ericka Boenis
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Home by Stamm & Black: Ladies Night w/ Make-Up Artist Ericka Boenis

Ericka Boenis of the "Glam Room" will be doing a 2 hour workshop on how to create a professional everyday look with your make-up.  This is going to be another fun, educational night out at HOME!  Registration $50 (includes 2 hours of professional instruction, beverages, light snacks, conversation and plenty of good cheer!) 

ONLINE REGISTRATION at http://stammandblack.com/press.html.  Space is limited, register to reserve your spot!

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Special FREE Barre Class Before "Embrace" Film Screening
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Special FREE Barre Class Before "Embrace" Film Screening

Join Modern Barre for a FREE introduction to the Modern Barre technique focusing on alignment, core stability, and flexibility. Classes utilize body weight exercises, light resistance and the ballet barre to gently wake up your muscles and give you a feel-good whole body stretch. This class is a perfect choice if you are new to barre, haven’t worked out in a while, or are looking for a break between higher intensity workouts -- all ages and fitness levels are welcome.  Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2l9Bwnf 

After the class, head upstairs to The Gallery at Villageworks for a screening and discussion of "Embrace".  Click for a full description of the Embrace Screening & Discussion.

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Acton Food Pantry Benefit Yoga Class
Nov
26
1:30 PM13:30

Acton Food Pantry Benefit Yoga Class

As part of the Villageworks Holiday Food Drive, Revolution Community Yoga is running a special class to benefit the Acton Food Pantry.  Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1984 to help alleviate food-insecurity in Acton and its contiguous towns – Boxborough, Concord, Carlisle, Littleton, Maynard, Stow and Westford.

There is no charge for this class, but cash or food donations for the Acton Food Pantry would be most welcomed! The items most needed at this time are:

Spaghetti sauce • cereal (hot and cold) • peanut butter & jelly • soup • macaroni & cheese • boxed rice • canned meats & fish • 100% juice boxes • canned tomato products • baking mixes (cake, brownies, breads) • toilet paper & tissues

If you cannot attend the class but would like to make a donation, you can drop off your non-perishable food items in the donation box in the Wellness at Villageworks waiting area. 

More info at the Revolution Community Yoga website.

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Barre & Beyond Event @ Modern Barre
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Barre & Beyond Event @ Modern Barre

Join Modern Barre for a FREE Signature Modern Barre class and Beyond Yoga Trunk Show. The signature class offers a low impact, total body workout utilizing the ballet barre, light resistance, and body weight exercises. And stay to enjoy light refreshments, a showing of Beyond Yoga's newest holiday pieces and special offers just for participants. Beyond Yoga is the top brand for barre enthusiasts and those seeking the highest quality athlesuire - made in the USA and washer and dryer friendly, this line is sure to fit your life. 

Online registration required - SIGN UP

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Modern Barre Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising Classes
Oct
27
6:15 PM18:15

Modern Barre Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising Classes

Join Modern Barre for two special classes to raise money for breast cancer research at Dana Farber.  100% of all proceeds go to the work of Dr. Sara Tolaney, a cancer researcher at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Two Classes:
6:15pm Signature Modern Barre
7:30pm Beginner Modern Barre
SIGN UP - $25 per client | online registration required | sign up as "unpaid" and pay in studio.

About Our Donation
One of our very dear and loyal clients was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. With cutting edge therapies and world renowned doctors at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute she has been cancer free since the end of her treatment. We are very grateful to have her in class every week, healthy and strong, and a part of the Modern Barre community. Her doctor, Dr. Sara Tolaney, provided unparalleled service during her time of need and continues to provide follow up care and support. With funding and donations, Dr. Tolaney is able to perform essential research that will pave the way for future breakthrough treatments.

Dr. Tolaney is on staff of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she is a medical oncologist and clinical investigator in the Breast Oncology Center. Her research focuses on the development of novel therapies in the treatment of breast cancer. 

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AB Community Education: Storytelling Workshop
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

AB Community Education: Storytelling Workshop

Do you have a story to tell? Lots of people have jumped into the storytelling pond. Storytelling has swept the nation with fans tuning in to The Moth Radio Hour and This American Life on NPR and/or going to local story slams where true stories are told to a live audience. Storytelling brings people together by sharing a moment that may be profoundly personal, hilarious, or transformative. It builds confidence as well as writing and public speaking skills. It can be an effective tool for business owners, marketing and sales professionals. It may help high school students prepare for their college essays. Plus, it’s just fun! In this new 3-part class, participants will learn how to write and tell a 5- to 6-minute true story based on a pre-selected theme. At the final class, attendees will tell their stories and receive feedback. Fugitive Stories monthly showcase will take place immediately after this class in The Gallery at Villageworks. Class members receive free admission and one member may be selected to tell his or her story! Open to all ages 13 and up. 

Rose Saia is a Moth winner, a WGBH & Massmouth storyteller and co-producer of Fugitive Stories in West Acton. Learn more about Fugitive Stories and Rose at www.fugitiveproductions.com/stories.

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BUILD YOUR OWN SUCCULENT GARDEN - A NIGHT OUT AT "HOME BY STAMM & BLACK"
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

BUILD YOUR OWN SUCCULENT GARDEN - A NIGHT OUT AT "HOME BY STAMM & BLACK"

HOME by Stamm & Black is hosting two "Build your own Succulent Garden" workshops instructed by Stow Greenhouses, a local farmer that provides the HOME by Stamm & Black retail store with fresh flowers and succulent gardens every week.  Bring your friends and make a night out of it!

Must Register in Advance. Two Evening Workshops Dates Available:
September 28, 2016 - 7:30pm - THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
October 19, 2016 - 7:30pm

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Cardio Modern Barre at Gardner Field
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Cardio Modern Barre at Gardner Field

  • Gardner Field (Across the street from Villageworks) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join Modern Barre for a special FREE outdoor Cardio Modern Barre class at Gardner Field across from Villageworks. Sweat and sculpt in this upbeat, aerobic workout that will leave you feeling refreshed and energized! Bring your kids to play in the park and enjoy a juice from Acton Coffee house or a brew from True West to cap off your afternoon. 

Saturday, October 8 from 10am-11am
Registration is required | Please sign up here: http://bit.ly/2d6tbPM
Please bring a mat or large towel | Sneakers are suggested
Clients will be notified about adjustments in case of rain

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Build Your Own Succulent Garden - A Night Out at "HOME by Stamm & Black"
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Build Your Own Succulent Garden - A Night Out at "HOME by Stamm & Black"

HOME by Stamm & Black is hosting two "Build your own Succulent Garden" workshops instructed by Stow Greenhouses, a local farmer that provides the HOME by Stamm & Black retail store with fresh flowers and succulent gardens every week.  Bring your friends and make a night out of it!

Must Register in Advance. Two Evening Workshops Dates Available:
September 28, 2016 - 7:30pm - THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
October 19, 2016 - 7:30pm

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Music for Aardvarks!
Sep
24
9:30 AM09:30

Music for Aardvarks!

FREE CLASS: Music for Aardvarks! Drop in and experience Indian Hill Music School’s NEW early childhood program with a special class in The Gallery at Villageworks.  Singing, dancing, musical games and hand percussion with teacher Joey P. Designed for children ages 4 and under with parents/caregivers (older siblings welcome, too).
 
Presented by Indian Hill Music School, West Acton Villageworks, and Wellness at Villageworks.

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