The Community Culinary School of Northwestern CT in New Milford will hold a community dinner Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Whittlesey Avenue.

The dinner will kick off what is planned to be a regular series of dinners.

“In these busy times it can be difficult to put a meal on the table, to find time to spend with your loved ones or to get to know new people,” said Executive Director Dawn Hammacott.

“With the community dinners, we do the prep, cooking and clean-up while guests enjoy time with their family, friends and neighbors,” she said.

“We are looking forward to this opportunity to provide awareness of the Community Culinary School program while benefitting our community,” she said.

The fall menu will include a chili dinner, featuring chicken and vegetarian offerings, rice, cheddar Biscuits, tossed Salad, tortilla chips served with guacamole, lime sour cream and salsa, dessert and cold beverages.

Tickets can be purchased at www.communityculinaryschool.org or by calling 203-512-5791.

The cost is $15 per adult and $7.50 for children 12 and under. There is also an option to purchase tickets for a Community Fund.

These tickets will be distributed to those who could not otherwise afford to attend.