Best of Cincinnati 2014

April

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Indian Breads

Instructor:
Madhu Singha

Description:
A common accompaniment to most meals, Indian breads are as diverse as the culture. Join Madhu as she teaches you the techniques for making popular Indian breads. If you enjoy the breads of India, this is your opportunity to learn to make them yourself!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Take Me Out
to the Ballgame

Instructor:
Susan Diehl

Description:
Baseball is not the only attraction at major and minor league baseball stadiums around the country. Unique and local foods are being showcased as well. Fans are choosing unusual fare over the traditional hotdog. Susan will introduce you to some of the wackier ballpark foods! And of course, beer will be served!

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Mojo Tago
Made to Order

Instructor:
Brian Reed

Description:
Brian is building a brick and mortar carry-out and also a restaurant in Columbus opening early 2015. He’s a busy guy! But not too busy to teach you the fundamentals for a fiesta customized for family and friends. He’s all about the good food, fun and finding your MOJO! Come and mix it up!

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Demonstration

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The Wine and Food of Southern Italy

Instructors:
Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr

Description:
Carol and Dave present a menu flled with the passion and robust flavors from this part of Italy. You’ll be transported to this splendid region while sipping Dave’s Italian wine selection.

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6:00 - 9:00pm
Wine and Food

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Sip. Savor. Repeat
A Wine and
Cheese Party
with Le Creuset

Instructor:
Trish Ranallo

Description:
Done right, a simple wine and cheese party can turn into an unforgettable experience. Explore and enjoy good food and drink with Trish who will show you how to throw a perfect party. Jungle Jim’s own wine expert, Dave Schmerr, will select the wine pairings.

Each student receives a gift from Le Creuset. One lucky student receives a Round Platter with Cutting Board ($99.00 retail value).

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Grilling with Ellen
A Spring
Bistro Dinner

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Blossoms on the trees - spring is in the air! Time to take off the cover of your grill and open it up. A flank steak is a great way to jump into the new grilling season which deserves a fresh, new menu.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Grilling with Ellen
A Spring
Bistro Dinner

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Blossoms on the trees - spring is in the air! Time to take off the cover of your grill and open it up. A flank steak is a great way to jump into the new grilling season which deserves a fresh, new menu.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
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Cicchetti
The Frequent
Foodie Class

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
The Cooking School staff wants to thank our loyal students for their patronage. Join Leigh for cicchetti – small Italian plates to share. Relax and enjoy an afternoon of exciting flavors and good wine as our guest.

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Frequent Foodie

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Fish Without Fear
Spring Edition

Instructor:
Rita Heikenfeld

Description:
Yes you can! A must for those who love seafood but are overwhelmed with choices and ways to prepare it. Perfect for spring, you will enjoy these recipes again and again.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Demonstration

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Low-Country
Shrimp Boil

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
The ultimate summer party experience! Be the first in your neighborhood to host a traditional shrimp boil. Perfect for laid-back, casual entertaining. Learn how to prepare the table and then make this easy prep, one-pot meal that turns an ordinary summer evening into a festive occasion.

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6:00 - 8:30pm
Hands-On

May

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Sushi Basics

Instructor:
Calvin Tam

Description:
Sushi made simple and easy! Calvin teaches you the fundamentals of sushi that include preparing sushi rice and making basic rolls, hand rolls and nigiri. You will eat and roll for two hours!

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12:00 noon - 2:00pm
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Low-Country Shrimp Boil

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
The ultimate summer party experience! Be the first in your neighborhood to host a traditional shrimp boil. Perfect for laid-back, casual entertaining. Learn how to prepare the table and then make this easy prep, one-pot meal that turns an ordinary summer evening into a festive occasion.

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11:00am - 1:30pm
Hands-On

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Summertime Entertaining

Instructor:
John Bostick

Description:
Join John as he combines the lightness of vegetarian dishes with the wonderful flavors of grilled meat. The concept of “meet me halfway” emphasizes a meal with veggies and protein – a healthy plate of fresh, whole foods.

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6:00pm - 8:00pm

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A Bourbon Pairing Dinner

Instructor:
Peter Wagner & Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Bourbon should be enjoyed with spirited food to maximize the full palate of flavors in both the food and bourbon. “Whiskey Pete,” the Brown Forman Ohio Whisky Ambassador, will guide you through the complexities of bourbon when paired with Leigh’s distinctive menu. The winter class sold out in record time, so we’re offering the class again for those who missed it!

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6:00pm - 8:30pm

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Lebanese Favorites with The Yardboy and The Cook

Instructor:
Rita Heikenfeld & Ron Wilson

Description:
Lebanese cuisine is inherently healthy and “Oh, so good!” tasting. Rita shares her family’s summer favorites in this special class. Rita and Ron will share secrets for growing the best produce, flowers and herbs whether in containers or in the ground. While “The Cook” is tending the stove, Ron will don his “Plant Doctor” hat and share tips and remedies for all your garden questions!

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1:00am - 1:30pm

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Lebanese Favorites

Instructor:
Rita Heikenfeld

Description:
Lebanese cuisine is inherently healthy and “Oh, so good!” tasting. Rita shares her family’s summer favorites in this hands-on class. If you love Lebanese food, this is the class for you! Rita will also share secrets for growing produce, flowers and herbs whether in containers or in the ground.

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6:00am - 8:30pm
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Grilling Cedar-Planked Salmon with Ellen

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Grilled salmon on a cedar plank is a sumptuous supper that is delicious, fragrant and easy to make. Ellen will guide you through the steps so you can confidently use a plank to grill salmon at home.

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6:00am - 8:30pm

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Tapas! The Wine and Food of Spain

Instructor:
Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr

Description:
The Spanish had it right when they said it only takes a mouthful of good food, a glass of wine, and a lively conversation to keep a crowd going! Learn to prepare these delicious small Spanish dishes while you sample some outstanding Spanish wines.

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12:00noon - 3:00pm

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June

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Cincinnati Favorites: Recipes & Stories from “The Findlay Market Cookbook”

Instructor:
Bryn Mooth

Description:
Like Jungle Jim’s, Findlay Market is a hub of Cincinnati’s food scene. We’ll explore terrific recipes from this recently published cookbook, including seasonal favorites from some of our top local chefs and the farmers and producers who sell their goods at Cincinnati’s historic public food market.

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6:00pm - 8:30pm

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A Feast for the Fourth

Instructor:
Susan Diehl

Description:
Let’s bring out the red, white and blue and celebrate Independence Day. Susan prepares good food that celebrates our diverse culture and brings people together for a feast!

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6:00pm - 8:30pm

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An Afternoon at Burnet Ridge Winery

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs, Dave Schmerr and Chip Emmerich

Description:
Wine and food served al fresco at Burnet Ridge Winery is a summer favorite. We’ll take our 6th annual field trip to meet Cincinnati winemaker, Chip Emmerich, as he discusses Burnet Ridge wines and leads the group on a tour of his winery. He’ll pair his delicious wines to Leigh’s lawn party menu. Class size is limited, so register early!
Note: This class is off-site and will beoutdoors. Please wear comfortable shoes andclothing. We will meet at the winery. Details provided upon registration.

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12:00noon - 3:00pm

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What Can I Bring?

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
A table resplendent with good things to eat is always a fun occasion. Leigh has a wonderful menu replete with dishes you can take to any event that requires you to bring a dish. When asked to bring something, you’ll know exactly what to make!

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6:00pm - 8:30pm

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A Moveable Feast

Instructor:
Carol Tabone and Laura Rinsky

Description:
For summertime meals on the go, think beyond the sandwich! Anything that can be served cold or at room temperature has picnic potential. Laura and Carol present you with a meal that celebrates the outdoors with a menu filled with flavors and colors that is perfect for those warm summer nights.

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11:00am – 1:30pm

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Grilling with Ellen – A Sensational Summer Grill

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Perfect for dinner or a special occasion, this crowd-pleasing menu comes together easily. Fresh flavors evoke the warm weather soon to come — so prepare to entertain your guests with a spring in your step!

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6:00pm – 8:30pm
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Grilling with Ellen – A Sensational Summer Grill

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Perfect for dinner or a special occasion, this crowd-pleasing menu comes together easily. Fresh flavors evoke the warm weather soon to come — so prepare to entertain your guests with a spring in your step!

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6:00pm – 8:30pm
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Gifts from the Summer Kitchen

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Capture the best of summer bounty to share all year long with your friends and family. We think the very best gifts are of the edible sort, of course, so Leigh presents a list of goodies for the culinary inclined! Just think of it as a helpful head start to holiday gift giving!

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11:00am – 1:30pm

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Gifts from the Summer Kitchen

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Capture the best of summer bounty to share all year long with your friends and family. We think the very best gifts are of the edible sort, of course, so Leigh presents a list of goodies for the culinary inclined! Just think of it as a helpful head start to holiday gift giving!

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11:00am – 1:30pm

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Summer Favorites from My Assyrian, Armenian, Persian and Turkish Family

Instructor:
David Warda

Description:
David introduces a delicious menu that reflects his family’s fusion of Near-East cuisines. An evening of good food, family stories and tips on preparing this fascinating cuisine awaits you.

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6:00pm – 8:30pm

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Hands-On Grilled Pizza

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Are you ready to master the skill of grilled pizza? Look no further. The fundamentals of grilled pizza will give you confidence to turn your patio into a pizzeria! From the basics of making dough to the techniques for perfect grilling, you’ll step away from the oven and up to the grill!

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6:00pm – 8:30pm
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A Steakhouse Dinner

Instructor:
Rob Seideman

Description:
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or life itself, nothing says it like a sumptuous steakhouse dinner! Rob showcases fresh flavors and an unusual twist to the classic surf and turf.

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6:00pm – 8:30pm

July

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Grilling with Ellen – Casual Summer Entertaining

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Gather around our grill deck for an evening of great food with Ellen, our resident grill expert. She’ll share her tips and techniques for using the grill to create perfectly flavorful chicken and grilled sweet corn. You’ll don an apron and work right along beside her!

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6:00pm – 8:30pm
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Wine and Food for a French Picnic

Instructor:
Michael Freeman and Dave Schmerr

Description:
Michael and Dave both enjoy French cuisine and they are pairing new wines from France for this afternoon of fine summer picnic fare. The salad and main courses are delicious served at picnic temperature – inside or outdoors! Come and share good food and wine with the experts!

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12noon – 3:00pm

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In Praise of Poultry

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Who can imagine not liking chicken? Leigh will show off chicken’s versatility and taste in dishes that are built around this intensely satisfying kitchen staple. Make room in your recipe box for these family-friendly and guest-worthy dishes.

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11:00am – 1:30pm

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Hands-On Cedar Planked Steak

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Steak rules! This is a new favoriteway to prepare a juicy filet. The smoky flavor adds a taste that’s hard to beat. Enjoy an evening learning new recipes and enjoying a great meal you make with friends.

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6:00pm – 8:30pm

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Handmade Pasta Workshop

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
It’s time to get up close and personal with pasta. This class is for the dedicated pasta lover who has a passion for learning to make handmade pasta from scratch. You’ll learn two ways to hand craft pasta using the traditional crank method and also with a Kitchen Aid. The ravioli stamp you use in class is yours to take home along with the fresh pasta you make in class. Class size is limited to four students.

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11:00am – 2:00pm
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Grilling with Ellen – A Tuscan Dinner

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Tie on an apron and get ready to make a meal saluting Italy’s bounty. You will chop, slice and grill your way to a delicious dinner. Bon appetito!

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6:00pm – 8:30pm
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Grilling with Ellen – A Tuscan Dinner

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Tie on an apron and get ready to make a meal saluting Italy’s bounty. You will chop, slice and grill your way to a delicious dinner. Bon appetito!

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6:00pm – 8:30pm
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August

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Summer Dinner Party, Italian Style

Instructor:
Carol Tabone and Dave Schmerr

Description:
Summer is really the best time of the year to get a group of friends together and take advantage of dining outdoors. Transfer your guests to a Tuscan villa as you serve Carol and Dave’s favorite menu.

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12noon – 3:00pm

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Classic Indian Cuisine with a European Twist

Instructor:
Madhu Sinha

Description:
The Europeans entered India by the 15th century looking for new lands to conquer. Inevitably this led to the creation of fusion foods which have become closely associated with Indian cuisine and are well known dishes.

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6:00pm – 8:30pm
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Celebrate Tomato Season!

Instructor:
Bryn Mooth

Description:
We’re at the peak of summer tomato season, and we just can’t get enough. BLTs and big platters of sliced tomatoes are perfect ways to enjoy the bounty — but if you’re looking for new recipes for this favorite summertime specialty, you’ll find them in this class. In addition to sharing recipes, we’ll discuss tips for preserving tomatoes for the off-season.

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6:00pm – 8:30pm

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An Elegant Summer Table

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Sophisticated summer dining! Irresistible food prepared with ease will inspire you to host your own elegant summer dinner party. Seasonal ingredients are the centerpiece.

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11:00am – 1:30pm

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An Elegant Summer Table

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs

Description:
Sophisticated summer dining! Irresistible food prepared with ease will inspire you to host your own elegant summer dinner party. Seasonal ingredients are the centerpiece.

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6:00pm – 8:30pm

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Savoring Summer

Instructor:
Susan Diehl

Description:
Summer is here and the days are longer, hotter and brighter. Join Susan as she prepares a simple, yet elegant meal that will have you enjoying the sunny weather.

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6:00pm – 8:30pm

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A Showcase of Summer Fruits

Instructor:
Jaime Carmody

Description:
With all the bounty available at Jungle Jim’s, there’s no better way to highlight summer produce than a menu starring fresh, ripe fruit. Jaime creatively pairs fruit with ingredients that make for a memorable meal.

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6:00pm – 8:30pm

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A French Bistro

Instructor:
Leigh Barnhart Ochs and Dave Schmerr

Description:
It’s time to duck into a cozy, French bistro for a refined, yet hearty meal. Enjoy a classic French bistro menu accompanied by luxurious Bordeaux wines.

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12noon – 3:00pm

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Grilling with Ellen – The Flavors of India

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Our favorite flavors are combined in this fun menu. If you enjoy warm spices and tantalizing aromas, join Ellen at the grill and make a special dinner sure to please.

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6:00pm – 8:30pm
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Grilling with Ellen – The Flavors of India

Instructor:
Ellen Mueller

Description:
Our favorite flavors are combined in this fun menu. If you enjoy warm spices and tantalizing aromas, join Ellen at the grill and make a special dinner sure to please.

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6:00pm – 8:30pm
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