WATERVILLE — Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area is joining with Barrel’s Community Market to offer a monthly bereavement workshop series: Cooking Simply with the Seasons. The focus of the workshops will be to create nutritious and efficient meals with local and seasonal foods.

Chefs will offer tips on cooking in small batches or for the week and on ways to make cooking and eating enjoyable and nourishing — particularly during times of stress or grief. Abundant samples and recipes will be provided.

This workshop will be held 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area Community Center, 304 Main St. The workshop is open to anyone in the community who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register call Sarah Swift-Simons at 873-3615, ext. 15, or email [email protected]