COOKBOOK TALK: Post Food Editor Joe Yonan discusses and signs his new book, “Eat Your Vegetables.” Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. www.politics-prose.com.
EPICURIENCE VIRGINIA: Wine and food festival with tastings, chef demos, music and more. The grand tasting is Friday,
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Other events take place through Monday in the area. $95 for grand tasting admission; price varies for other events. Morven Park Estate, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. 855-771-3742. epicvirginia.com.
BAKE BETHESDA A PIE CONTEST: Amateur pie baking contest. Registration required. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 donation per entry goes to the Manna Food Center. Bethesda Central Farm Market, 7600 Arlington Blvd. at Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. 301-775-6402. www.centralfarmmarkets.com.
FARM DINNER: Four-course, health-conscious meal of local ingredients to benefit the Fit for Hope Challenge, a chef weight-loss competition to benefit the American Cancer Society. 7 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Ripple, 3417 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-7995. rippledc.com.
BEER DINNER: Five-course meal with beers by Flying Dog Brewery. 6:30 p.m. $70, including tax and gratuity. Carmello’s, 9108 Center St., Manassas. 703-368-5522. carmellos.com.
PAELLA CLASS AND DINNER: Learn how to make paella. Includes dinner and drinks. 6-9 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity. La Tasca, 722 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-9190. www.latascausa.com.
COOKING CLASS: Chef Scott Drewno teaches a class on Chinese dishes to benefit the Fit for Hope Challenge. Lunch follows . 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-637-6106. www.wolfgangpuck.com.
SUMMER SIPS: Beverages and small plates featuring house-grown produce and historically inspired recipes. Reserve by Aug. 30. For age 21 and older. 3 p.m. $30. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420. www.pgparks.com.