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Churn and burn - December 14

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Whip off those calories, and create a homemade gift simultaneously. Welcome to the Butter Aerobics Holiday Jam! PopSoda artists Jimmy Fusil and Mike Wait are leading a free, delicious holiday workout that combines aerobics with butter making on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. at the West End of the Santa Monica Pier. Bring your own 12-18 ounce plastic jar (Butterfingers are not kind to glass!) for your butter, or plunk down $5 for one at the event. No experience necessary!

This unusual one-hour workshop encourages you to shake and sweat with a 20-minute workout. Burn off 150 calories to DJ spun fitness jams while learning the physics and chemistry of turning cream into butter. The rest of the workshop you'll strain, shape, and package your butter, creating a homemade holiday gift, perfect for granny, foodies or yourself. Where else can you burn off and make fat at the same time?

Thanks to Alta Dena Dairy, the butter cream is free. After class, spread your homespun goodie on a slice of fresh bread made in an on-site oven courtesy of the MOMO project. Complete your special gift by buying a hand-made card made from masters of letter press, Church of Type. Complement your butter with a jar of artisanal jam from Laura Ann’s Jams. In keeping with the dairy theme, Good Eggs will offer samples and bicycle-powered Peddler’s Creamery will have ice cream available. Warm refreshments will also be offered to participants as you finish off the fun by making your own gift tags.

The early bird gets the butter as there are only 150 spots available per class. Buttering up won't help - it's first come, first whipped.

Feel the churn!

Details:

Butter Aerobics - free

December 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

West End of Santa Monica Pier

Near Ocean and Colorado

Santa Monica

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