Five Things to Do in Collingswood This Week: 2/11/13 to 2/16/13

Love is in the air this week, with classes on cooking with chocolate and writing love poetry as well as how to tap a maple tree in time for sugaring season. Plus: Fiddler on the Roof and knitting to your heart's content.


1. Chocolate Cooking Class

7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12—The American Table

For $35, The Bicycle Chef, Denine Gorniak, will teach you to work with chocolate as a featured ingredient in entree planning. Tuesday's recipe features pasta, fennel, blood oranges and white chocolate salad with a special "mocktail" (alcohol-free) beverage.

2. Maple Sugaring Lessons

7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12—820 Mercer St, Cherry Hill, NJ

Speaker Susan Bufalino of the Rancocas Nature Center teaches budding horticulturists how to recognize and tap Sugar Maple trees in their own backyards "just in time for the sugaring season."

3. Collingswood Fiber Arts Guild

7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12—ExtraordinaryED

"We welcome anyone interested in working with fiber of any sort.  Are you interested in learning to spin (make your own yarn), knit, crochet, quilt, felt, etc.?  Come out and join our lively group. For more information contact Lois Fuller at 856-858-2159 or akafois51@msn.com."

4. Writing a Love Poem

6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13—ExtraordinaryED

For you 11th-hour romantics, craft a Valentine straight from the heart with the help of poet Debbie McCarson. For $20, you can make the most of "fun and engaging writing prompts and poetry templates," and "walk out of class with a poem!"

5. Collingswood Theater Presents Fiddler on the Roof

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15—Scottish Rite Auditorium

"In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor milkman is trying to keep his family's traditions in place. Yet, times are changing. And when Tevye's daughters want to make their own matches, he must choose between his own daughters' happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay."

The show kicks off this weekend with 7:30 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday as well as a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and are available at the door.


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