TASTE OF ARMENIA: Traditional Armenian food, pastries, baked goods and carryout, plus handcrafted gifts from Armenia, children’s activities and more. 12:30-10:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Free. Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church, 4906 Flint Dr., Bethesda. 301-229-8742.


BOOK EVENT: Vee Ward discusses her new cookbook, “Animated Ediblez: Feisty Vegetables and Incredible Starches.” 2-4 p.m. $25, including a copy of the book. St. Joseph Center at Most Holy Rosary Parish, 11700 Duley Station Rd., Upper Marlboro. 240-244-5694.

SNALLYGASTER: Featuring 100 beers to sample, food from various restaurants, live music and lawn games. The event benefits the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. 1-5 p.m. $5 admission; food and drink tickets $1 each (items cost four to nine tickets). The Yards Park, Third and Water streets SE.


CULINARY HISTORY DISCUSSION: Archaeologist James G. Gibb talks about how early factories made cheddar, as well as the transformation of cheesemaking. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-6979.

SUNDAY SUPPER: A four-course wine dinner in the garden features local produce. 4 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Clyde’s at Willow Creek Farm, 42929 Broadlands Blvd., Ashburn. 571-209-1200.


COOKING CLASS: Sushi-making demonstration and discussion led by co-executive chef Yorihisa Wakayama. With tasting, featuring sushi rolls and nigiri paired with beer and sake. 6-7:30 p.m. $79, including tax and take-home kit; $64 without drinks. Kushi Izakaya & Sushi, 465 K St. NW. 202-682-3123.


OCT. 17

BEER DINNER: Four-course meal with drinks from Starr Hill Brewery. 7 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Clyde’s of Tysons Corner, 8332 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. 703-734-1901.

BEER DINNER: Four-course meal with beers from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 6:30 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Willow Creek Farm, 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Ashburn. 571-209-1200.

CHIEFS VS. CHEFS: Three-course competition pitting firehouse cooks against chefs from Bayou Bakery, Eventide and Carlyle. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $100. Benefits Arlington Food Assistance Center. Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-845-8486.

OCT. 20

COCKTAIL CLASS: The Halloween-themed class focuses on “the dark side of cocktails.” 3:30-5 p.m. $65. Green Pig Bistro, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. 703-618-8633.

COOKING CLASS: Mark Furstenberg leads a session on baking breads. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $85. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Featuring vineyard and farm educational tours and wine tastings. Noon-6 p.m. Free. Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville. 540-668-6464.

OCT. 24

WINE DINNER: Five-course meal with Bordeaux wines. 6:30 p.m. $225, including tax and gratuity. Park Hyatt Washington, 24th and M streets NW. 202-966-0445.

Becky Krystal

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