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» Bluegrass Show, benefiting efforts of Earlysville Ruritan Club and featuring performances by Charles Frazier with The Virginia Ramblers, Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band and Rocky Hill Bluegrass, begins at 7:15 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of Albemarle High School. earlysville.org.

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» AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax counseling and preparation by appointment for area residents through April 17. Assistance is available at the Senior Center at (434) 974-7756; Northside Library at (434) 972-1703; Piedmont Virginia Community College at (434) 972-1703; Fluvanna Count…

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» Charlottesville Camera Club holds a nature photography workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northside Library at 705 W. Rio Road. (434) 973-7893.

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» Charlottesville Aviation Luncheon Club hosts White McKenzie “Ken” Wallenborn, who’ll discuss Amelia Earhart’s aviation background and disappearance, at noon Wednesday at Blue Ridge Café at 8315 Seminole Trail in Ruckersville. (434) 328-2323.

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» Charlottesville Camera Club holds a nature photography workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northside Library at 705 W. Rio Road. (434) 973-7893.

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» Charlottesville 12 Scholarship Fund holds a reception in acknowledgement of Black History Month at 1 p.m. Saturday at Venable School Annex on Fourteenth Street. (434) 202-0773.

  • Hilde G. Lee
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Chocolate was reserved for adult males, military officers, distinguished warriors and priests. Because the chocolate drink was intoxicating and stimulating, it was not suitable for women and children.

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» AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax counseling and preparation by appointment for area residents with middle and low incomes from Thursday through April 17. Assistance is available at the Senior Center, (434) 974-7756; Northside Library, (434) 972-1703; Piedmont Virginia Community Col…

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» Albemarle Garden Club holds Design Forum 2018 with keynote speakers, shopping boutique and more from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Farmington Country Club. Details and tickets are available at agcdesignforum.com. (434) 296-5661.

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» Central Library hosts David Ford presenting “Intersectionality,” a discussion on the ways race, class and other social categories affect the LGBTQ community, at 6 p.m. Thursday. 201 E. Market St. (434) 979-7151.

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» Al-Anon or Alateen meetings can help if someone you love is drinking too much. Meeting times and locations are available at vaalanon.org or by calling (434) 972-7011.

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» Cathedral Window Quilting with Diane Cluck is offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Front Porch at 221 E. Water St. $5 includes materials. frontporchcville.org. (434) 242-7012.

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» Babes in Artland provides an opportunity for caregivers and their infant companions to engage in conversation about the works of art on view from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Fralin Museum of Art at 155 Rugby Road. (434) 924-3592.

  • Hilde G. Lee
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While the Chinese use rich sauces in cooking and the Japanese eat many things raw or deep fried, most Korean dishes are grilled. Unlike some of the spicy foods of Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand, Korean cooking is spicy in a discreet way. Spices are used solely to enhance the taste of meat.

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» AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax counseling and preparation by appointment for area residents with middle and low incomes from Thursday through April 17. Assistance is available at the Senior Center at (434) 974-7756; Northside Library at (434) 972-1703; Piedmont Virginia Community…

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» Albemarle Garden Club presents Design Forum 2018 with keynote speakers, shopping boutique and more from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Farmington Country Club. Details and tickets are available at agcdesignforum.com. (434) 296-5661.

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» Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP hosts Rick Turner presenting “Why Black History?” during its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Burley Middle School at 901 Rose Hill Drive. (434) 220-1493.

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» AARP Tax-Aide seeks volunteers to serve as tax counselors and greeters for low-income and middle-income taxpayers in April in Charlottesville and Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson and Orange counties. (434) 244-0451.

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» Building a Budget is offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at UVa Community Credit Union Education Center at 335 W. Rio Road. (434) 964-2001.

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» African Drumming and Dance Workshop with Adejoke Tugbiyele is held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Front Porch at 221 E. Water St. Free. (434) 242-7012.

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» AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax counseling and preparation by appointment for area residents with middle and low incomes from Thursday through April 17. Assistance is available at the Senior Center at (434) 974-7756; Northside Library at (434) 972-1703; Piedmont Virginia Community…

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» Appalachian Voices presents author Jeff Goodell speaking about his book “The Water Will Come” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Vinegar Hill Theatre at 220 W. Market St. (434) 293-6373.

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» Piedmont Landscape Association holds its annual seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Paramount Theater on the Downtown Mall with Peter Del Tredici speaking about urban ecosystems in “Urban Nature: Human Nature,” Kerry Ann Mendez speaking about planning a less demanding garden in “T…

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» Bengali-Indian Cooking Class, benefiting The Haven, is held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Haven Kitchen at 112 W. Market St. $20. Register in advance thehaven.nationbuilder.com/cooking_class_registration. (434) 227-0209.

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» Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection holds a Story Circle as part of the U.S. Department of Art and Culture’s “People’s State of the Union” project. The project invites citizens to supplement the president’s stories by sharing our own take on the state of our union. Groups of six to 10 peo…

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» AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax counseling and preparation by appointment for area residents with middle and low incomes from Feb. 1 through April 17. Assistance is available at the Senior Center at (434) 974-7756; Northside Library at (434) 972-1703; Piedmont Virginia Community C…

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» Appalachian Voices presents author Jeff Goodell speaking about his book “The Water Will Come,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 31 at Vinegar Hill Theatre at 220 W. Market St. (434) 293-6373.

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» Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards hosts a free class on Tree Pruning at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ivy Creek Natural Area. Advance registration is required; email education@charlottesvilleareatreestewards.org.

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» Bengali-Indian Cooking Class, benefiting The Haven, is held from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Haven Kitchen at 112 W. Market St. $20. Register in advance thehaven.nationbuilder.com/cooking_class_registration. (434) 227-0209.

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» Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will host a free 90-minute walk at James Monroe’s Highland, identifying trees in winter using bark, twigs and form, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. Advance registration is required by email to education@charlottesvilleareatreestewards.org.

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There is more to gelatin than usage in a dessert or salad. Today, gelatin provides the outer covering for medicines in soft capsules. It is used in emulsions for photography and in printing of fabrics. Gelatin is used for clarifying wine and beer. It is used in ice cream as a stabilizer and …

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» Feeding Greene Inc. — The Food Pantry of Greene County seeks volunteers to help with food distribution to families and stocking of shelves from10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, food pickup at local grocery stores from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and relief drivers to delive…

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If you are like me, you have a hard time throwing away any living plant. It just seems a bit like murder. And, if poinsettias are happy, they make beautiful houseplants. Furthermore, as they grow larger and larger through the years, they can make a spectacular display for the holidays that c…

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» Fluvanna Master Gardeners holds its annual training program from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday through the end of April at Fluvanna County Library. Details and registration are available at fluvannamg.org. (434) 591-1950.