COOKING CLASS: Holiday cookie baking class (rescheduled) with Washington Post Food section editors and staff writers Bonnie Benwick, Stephanie Witt Sedgwick and Jane Touzalin. 2-4 p.m. $65. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.

COOKING CLASS: Students learn to cook an Italian-themed Christmas meal including seafood salad, agnolotti and rack of lamb. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $85. Osteria Marzano, 6361 Walker Lane, Suite 140, Alexandria. 703-313-9700.

COOKING CLASS: Hotel pastry chef Rebecca Clerget leads a session for children on making a gingerbread house. Includes refreshments. 10:30 a.m. $50 per child; adults may accompany children at no cost. Fairmont Washington Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. 202-457-5020.

COOKING CLASS: Cupcake decorating session with lessons on piping and fondant decorations. Participants take home a dozen cupcakes. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $70. Hello Cupcake, 705 Eighth St. SE. 202-544-2210.


COOKIE EXCHANGE: Participants bring three dozen cookies to share with fellow bakers. 11 a.m. Free, registration requested. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017.


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.


DEC. 19

GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP: Children take a holiday tour of the house and then build their own gingerbread house to take home. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.; Dec. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. $12 for children; adults free. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400.

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.