THURSDAY: Ice cream cake social -- free tastings at Cold Stone Creamery locations. A portion of profits benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Free. 5-8 p.m. Locations in Washington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Olney, Vienna, Manassas and Rehoboth, Del.; for addresses, see

THURSDAY: Fresh From the Market to the Table -- tour of the Penn Quarter FreshFarm market and dinner at Teaism. Sponsored by Les Dames d'Escoffier. $46 for nonmembers. 6 p.m. 8th St. NW between D and E streets. Call 202-973-2168.

SATURDAY: Savor the Flavors of Summer -- festival at the Mount Pleasant farmers market featuring cooking demonstrations by Jeff Brechbuhl from the People Garden. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lamont and 17th streets NW. Call 202-248-0351.


AUG. 10: Cooking class for cancer prevention and survival at Whole Foods Market, Tenley. First of a four-class series. Sponsored by the Cancer Project. Free. 7:30-9 p.m. 4530 40th St. NW. Call 202-686-2210, ext. 336.

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