SATURDAY

HAITIAN FOOD COMPETITION: Benefit for Roots of Development with judges including “Top Chef” Season 6 contestant Ron Duprat, Haitian ambassador Paul Altidor and Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon. 6-8 p.m. $75. L’Aiglon Mansion, 1808 Adams Mill Rd. NW. 202-466-0805. www.rootsofdevelopment.org.

SUNDAY

BIRTHDAY BASH: Celebration of FreshFarm Markets’ 15th anniversary with music, food and more. 4-7 p.m. Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market, 20th Street NW between Massachusetts and Connecticut avenues. 202-362-8889. www.freshfarmmarkets.org.

ICE CREAM TASTING: Participants learn how ice cream is made and help create a flavor to be featured at Moorenko’s Ice Cream Cafe. 2-4 p.m. $20. 8810 Brookville Rd., Silver Spring. kati@slowfooddc.org. www.slowfooddc.org.

MONDAY

CHEESE CLASS: Six cheeses and three wines from the Mediterranean coasts and islands of Spain, France and Italy. 7 p.m. $49. The session repeats July 23. Seasonal Pantry, 13141 / 2 Ninth St. NW. 202-681-4809. cheese-course.com.

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JULY 18

COOKING CLASS: The session with writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi focuses on summer squash. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.

CULINARY SCHOOL INFORMATION: The session is designed for prospective professional culinary and pastry arts students. 6:30 p.m. Free, reservations required. L’Academie de Cuisine, 16006 Industrial Dr., Gaithersburg. 301-670-8670. www.lacademie.com.

WINE CLASS: Which Burgundy is better: A guided tasting comparing Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet. 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

JULY 19

BEER DINNER: Buffet of German food and beer. 6-8 p.m. $44. Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. 301-464-4881. www.baysox.com.

JULY 20

BEER DINNER: Four-course meal paired with Appalachian Brewing pale ale, lager, brown ale and barley wine. 6:30 p.m. $60, not including tax and gratuity. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 1960-A Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-442-8384. www.flemingssteakhouse.com.

JULY 24

BEER DINNER: Featuring Belgian-style beers from Flying Dog Brewery. 6 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Praline Bakery & Bistro, 4611 Sangamore Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-8180. www.praline-bakery.com.

JULY 27

FOOD PRESERVATION CLASS: Water-bath canning class for high-acid foods such as tomatoes, fruits, jams and jellies. 9 a.m.-noon. $35, including materials. Montgomery County Office of the University of Maryland Extension, 18410 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. rdavis3@umd.edu. 301-590-9638.

JULY 28

BEER PAIRING: Thor Cheston of Right Proper Brew Pub teaches how to match beer with summer foods. 1-3 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Ris, 2275 L St. NW. 202-730-2508. www.risdc.com.

JULY 31

WINE CLASS: Learn how to identify wine faults, including cork taint, brett, oxidation and heat damage. 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

WINE CLASS: Taste and discuss at least three wines from Italy. Includes food pairings. 7:30 p.m. $30. A.M. Wine Shoppe, 2122 18th St. NW. 202-506-2248. amwineshoppe.com.

Becky Krystal

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