AL FORNO (577 SOUTH MAIN ST, PROVIDENCE 401-273-9760)
On Saturday, November 6, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Al Forno chefs will conduct a cooking class featuring rabbits and cornish hens from Lily Rose Farm in Foster www.farmfresh.org/food/farm.php?farm=734. Family style meal after the cooking. $65 per person; call to reserve. www.alforno.com
NEWPORT RESTAURANT WEEK, for Newport and Bristol counties runs from Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 14. Three-course lunches will be $16 at participating restaurants, $30 for dinner. Restaurant list is available at: gonewportrestaurantweek.com
DRINK CIDER! A random sipping (guzzling?) of local Massachusetts and Rhode Island ciders resulted in an unsurprising conclusion: they're good. Really good is the cider from Hill Orchards www.hillorchards.com in Smithfield and from the Barden Family Orchard www.bardenfamilyorchard.com in North Scituate. Both sell at the Lippitt Park Saturday Farmers Market in Providence (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) and, by the way, tomorrow is the last day this season for the outdoor market at Lippitt Park.