Food calendar: Make a gingerbread house

Correction: A previous version of the story incorrectly indicated that the Norwegian Festival at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax City would be held Friday and Sunday. The festival is Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This version has been corrected.

December 3, 2013
DEC. 4

MEET THE AUTHOR NIGHT & BOOK FAIR: Appearances by authors including Washington Post Food editor Joe Yonan, author of “Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook”; Washington Post deputy Food editor Bonnie S. Benwick, editor of “The Washington Post Cookbook: Readers’ Favorite Recipes”; and CakeLove founder Warren Brown, author of “Pie Love.” 5:30-8 p.m. Free. University Club, 1135 16th St. NW. 202-862-8800. www.universityclubdc.com.

DEC. 6

NORWEGIAN FESTIVAL: Norwegian food, baking demos, live music and Norwegian products. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3810 Meredith Dr., Fairfax City. 703-573-5943. www.norwaydc.org.

DEC. 7

ART+PINTS BAZAAR: Featuring works by local artists. Beer sales and a silent auction benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center. 2-5 p.m. Entry fee is a suggested donation of a nonperishable food item. P. Brennan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2910 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 512-767-3002.

CHRISTMAS CORK AND CHEESE CELEBRATION: Winery tours, wine and cheese pairings, live music and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $20; $10 for age 20 and younger. Gray Ghost Vineyards, 14706 Lee Hwy., Amissville. 540-937-4869. www.grayghostvineyards.
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COOKING CLASS: The session focuses on decorating cookies. Half of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity. 11 a.m. $30. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017. www.patowmackfarm.com.

COOKING CLASS: Marilena Leavitt teaches how to make food gifts for the holidays. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $75. Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. NW, Vienna. 703-865-7920. www.culinariacookingschool.
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EATING FOR A LIFETIME: An oncology nurse teaches about the role of nutrition in cancer care and how to cook for cancer patients. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org.

REPEAL DAY BALL: Celebration with cocktails and music to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition. 9 p.m. $100. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. www.dccraftbartendersguild.org.

WINERY TOUR: Winery and vineyard tour with a focus on scientific and technical details of winemaking and vineyard management. Includes wine tasting. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. $15. Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville. 540-668-6464. www.doukeniewinery.com.

DEC. 8

CHILDREN’S BRUNCH: Brunch with Santa featuring a buffet and family photos. 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. $30; $15 children 6-12. Airlie Center, 6809 Airlie Rd., Warrenton. 540-347-1300. www.airlie.com.

COOKIE CLASS: Holiday baking with Washington Post editors Bonnie S. Benwick and Jane Touzalin, and Nourish columnist Stephanie Witt Sedgwick. 2-4 p.m. $65. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

CULINARY HISTORY DISCUSSION: Professor Joy Frasier of George Mason University discusses the political and social symbolism of Scotland’s haggis. Free. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-6979. www.chowdc.org.

DEMO AND TASTING: How to use seasonal herbs and spices in teas and tonics. 3:15 p.m. Free. Cooper Middle School, 977 Balls Hill Road, McLean. www.takebackyourhealthconference.com/market.

WINE DINNER: Four courses, with $10 of every ticket going to the Lorton Community Action Center. 5 p.m. $59, not including tax and gratuity. Pane e Vino, 9020 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. 571-642-0605. www.paneevino-ristorante.com.

DEC. 9

FOOD SWAP: Home cooks trade their creations. Location in Alexandria will be disclosed upon registration. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Register at alexandria.food.swap@gmail.com.

WINE DINNER: Five courses with Napa Valley wines. 6:30 p.m. $125, not including tax and gratuity. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212. www.bazinsonchurch.com.

DEC. 10

BACON AND BOURBON FESTIVAL: More than 20 bourbons to sample, plus food with bacon and bluegrass music. 7-10 p.m. $49. Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. NW. www.washingtoncitypaper.com.

COOKING CLASS: Session for adults on making a gingerbread house, including hors d’oeuvres and drinks. 6 p.m. $85. Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. 202-429-2400. www.fairmont.com/washington.

HOLIDAY TEA: Full afternoon tea followed by a tour of the house. 1-3 p.m. $30. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org.

DEC. 11

CRAFT WORKSHOP: Laura Vogel, a Brookside Gardens staff member, talks about herbs and spices, while participants use citrus and cloves to make pomander ball holiday ornaments. 1-2:30 p.m. $18. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.

COCKTAIL SEMINAR: Demonstration of six holiday cocktails by area craft bartenders. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50 ($45 in advance). The Passenger, 1021 Seventh St. NW. www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org.

Becky Krystal

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Becky Krystal is a member of The Post's Food and Travel staffs. In her spare time she loves to, of course, travel and cook.
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