Send your kids to school with a bag full of nutritious lunch items (fruit kebabs and wheat germ brownies) from the Potomac School's latest cookbook, "The Brown Bag." Compiled by two Potomac School parents, Mary Hewes and Pamela Kloman, the book features alternative and imaginative sandwich ideas as well as packing hints for brown baggers of any age. The book will be available ($2.50) at Potomac's "Fall Frolics" Scholarship Benefit on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held on the school's McLean campus, the benefit also will feature rides for children, gourmet food for sale, an auction and soccer with Washington Diplomats players. Call 829-1821 for more information.

If you're never tasted Tourtieres from Canada, Zwiebelwaehe from Switzerland or Turkish candy, now's the time to try. Rosalynn Carter will open the 28th annual YWCA International Fair Monday in the ballroom of the Sheraton Park Hotel. It features foods, crafts, music and dance from around the world. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a fashion show scheduled for 2 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased for $1.50 from the YWCA at 1649 K St. NW, or at the door for $2. Call 638-2100 for more information.

Ukrainian handcrafts, artifacts, ethnic foods and pastries will be offered at St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Church Bazaar, Dec. 2 (6 to 8 p.m.), Dec. 3 (1 to 6 p.m.) and Dec. 4 (noon to 8 p.m.). The Church is located at 4842 16th St. NW. Call 723-9675 for more information.

Middle Eastern foods and pastries will be sold at the fifth annual St. George Orthodox Church's Bazaar, Saturday Nov. 12 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday Nov. 13 (12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.). The address is 4335 16th St. NW. Call 296-6450 for more information.