Washington Post food calendar for Aug. 13-Aug. 30

MONDAY

FUNDRAISER: EatWell DC restaurants (Grillfish, Logan Tavern, Commissary, the Heights and the Pig) donate 15 percent of dinner proceeds to City Dogs Rescue. www.eatwelldc.com.

TUESDAY

BEER DINNER: Four-course meal paired with Belgian beer. 7 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Virtue Feed & Grain, 106 S. Union St., Alexandria. 571-970-3669. virtuefeedandgrain.com.

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AUG. 20

CHEESE CLASS: Six cheeses paired with three local craft beers. 7 p.m. $49. The session repeats Aug. 27. Seasonal Pantry, 13141 / 2 Ninth St. NW. 202-681-4809. cheese-course.com.

AUG. 22

COOKING CLASS: Two-day canning and preserving class with chef James Kirby covers jams and jellies, pickles, pressure canning, tomato sauce, confit and potted meat. 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Aug. 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $80 for both days, including ingredients, tools, refreshments and wine. Stratford University, Third Floor, School of Culinary Arts, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. 202-277-8307. www.stratford.edu/content-pages/pages/fine-dining.

VIRGINIA HARVEST WINE DINNER: Five-course meal featuring wines from Barboursville Vineyards. 6:30 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean.

AUG. 25

WINE CLASS: Leah Cheston, wine director at Ris, teaches a class on pairing local foods with local wines. 1-3 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Ris, 2275 L St. NW. 202-730-2508. www.risdc.com.

AUG. 27

COOKING CLASS: Chef James Kirby shares recipes for Southeast Asian cuisine. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $60, including ingredients, tools, meal and wine/beer. Stratford University, Third Floor, School of Culinary Arts, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. 202-277-8307. www.stratford.edu/content-pages/pages/fine-dining.

AUG. 28

WINE CLASS: Featuring at least three wines from France, paired with food. 7:30 p.m. $30. A.M. Wine Shoppe, 2122 18th St. NW. 202-506-2248. amwineshoppe.com.

AUG. 30

COOKING CLASS: Barbecue class featuring pulled pork, smoked brisket, beer-can chicken, hamburgers, coleslaw, corn bread, barbecue sauces and seasonal fruit cobbler. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $60, including ingredients, tools, meal and wine/beer. Stratford University, Third Floor, School of Culinary Arts, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. 202-277-8307. www.stratford.edu/content-pages/pages/fine-dining.

Becky Krystal

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Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.

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