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Eggplant 101

Saturday, August 31     11:00 a.m. – noon

reservations required     class fee: $15

Eggplant is loved by some and a mystery to everyone else. In this interesting cooking demonstration, led by beloved culinary instructor Suzanne Butler, we will examine how other cultures cook eggplant. Learn which qualities to shop for when choosing an eggplant and no-fail techniques for the preparation and seasoning of the aubergine fruit.

We’ll go to Asia, Italy, and the Middle East for some delicious recipes that will solve the mystery and add to your cooking repertoire.

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“Bat’s Incredible!”

Saturday, September 21, 2019
11 a.m. – noon    complimentary

Northwest bats are a curiosity. They are the only mammals that fly. Did you know that bats help control the insect population? Back by popular demand, Kathleen Bander, the founder of Bats Northwest, joins the fun at our Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival to talk about the 15 species of bats native to Washington. Learn all about these creatures and their habits along with night-blooming plants that insects are attracted to that Northwest bats eat! Students can be up close and personal with real mounted specimens in small, glass-covered boxes. An educational and inspiring class for all!

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