Special Events

Mochitsuki Rice Pounding Event

When: Sat., Jan. 23, 10 a.m. 2016

Most carbohydrate smackdowns these days consist of would-be-paleo-diet-types trimming starches and sugars from their meals. Few actually refer to a literal assault on dough, which is exactly what today's Mochitsuki Rice Pounding Event at Colorado College's Worner Center entails. In celebration of the New Year, guests, including children, can pound away to help make Japanese mochi, which are sticky white dumplings, or rice cakes. In Japan, Kagami mochi are stacked cakes topped in a bitter orange, to be placed around a house or on a Shinto altar for decoration and spiritual protection. Today, instead, they'll be eaten as part of the educational cultural experience. 10 a.m., 902 N. Cascade Ave., free, coloradocollege.edu. — Matthew Schniper

Price: Free

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