COOKING AT AL FORNO - Here's your chance to work in the Al Forno kitchen (577 South Main St, Providence 401-273-9760). David Reynoso, chef, Phil Niosi, executive sous chef, and Debbie Barrett of Allen Farms in Westport, MA will run a hands-on class at the restaurant on Saturday, September 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00. $65 to participate - to cook and to eat. Call to reserve a place. P.S. Al Forno also arranges cooking classes for groups (minimum, eight persons). www.alforno.com/
LOCAL HARVEST - If you're not already signed up, go to www.localharvest.org and take a look.
And if, like me, you associate September with at least one super-high-caloric gyro consumed while listening to loud Greek music and watching nostalgic fair-goers dance, you have another weekend of opportunity, September 10-12 in Cranston. Attend the Church of the Annunciation GREEK FESTIVAL, 175 Oaklawn Avenue (Rte 5) 401-942-4188 and do it all. Park at Cranston High School West for shuttle busses.