TASTE OF FAIR TRADE: Sample fair-trade food. Wednesday features olive oil, Saturday and Sunday beverages and Oct. 27-28 wines. Free. Ten Thousand Villages, 915 King St., Alexandria. 703-684-1435.


BOOK SIGNING: Chefs Ann Cashion and Carla Hall host a reception with cocktails, wine and hors d’oeuvres for Charlotte Druckman, author of “Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen.” A portion of the proceeds benefits the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation. 6-8 p.m. $45, including a copy of the book. Johnny’s Half Shell, 400 N. Capitol St. NW. 202-737-0400.

OLIVE OIL TASTING: Tasting of orange, lemon and citrus agrumato extra-virgin olive oils, with appetizers. 4-7 p.m. Free. Olio2go, 8400-H Hilltop Rd., Fairfax. 703-876-4666.

WINE TASTING: Featuring wines of South America. 7 p.m. Free. One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., No. 101, Arlington. 703-300-9746.


WINE DINNER: Four-course dinner highlights food of the early 1800s and commemorates the Marquis de Lafayette’s 1824 visit to Alexandria. 7-9:30 p.m. $100, including tax and gratuity. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-746-4242.


AUTUMN MARKET FAIR: Through Sunday, a variety of food for sale, plus activities such as period dancing, crafts and farm animal visits. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $6; $3 seniors and children; free for children under 3. Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean.

COOKING CLASS: Learn to make sweet and savory French food. 10 a.m.-noon. $50, not including tax and gratuity. Mon Ami Gabi, 7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-1234. The session repeats Oct. 27 at the Reston location, 11950 Democracy Dr., 703-707-0233.


CHILDREN’S BREAKFAST AND TEA: Tea with Mrs. B and Teaism teach children about healthful breakfast choices and how to make a yogurt parfait. 8 a.m. $18. Teaism Old Town, 682 N. St. Asaph St., Alexandria. 202-448-2930.


WINE DINNER: Four-course meal in which each dish will be paired with one wine from Sonoma and one wine from Napa. 6:30 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212.


BOOK SIGNING: Sam Sifton signs copies of his new book, “Thanksgiving: How To Cook It Well,” and discusses it with Washington Post Food section staff writer Tim Carman. 7 p.m. Free. Room and Board, 1840 14th St. NW. 202-729-8300. RSVP at 20121010_dc_samsifton/

WINE TASTING: Featuring Burgundy wines from Louis Latour, with guest speaker Tim Cousins. Includes snacks. 7-9 p.m. $38, not including tax and gratuity. Praline Bakery & Bistro, 4611 Sangamore Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-8180.


OCT. 24

FALL HARVEST DINNER: Four-course meal highlighting locally sourced ingredients and seasonal dishes. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. Rosa Mexicano, 5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-777-9959.

OCT. 25

WINE DINNER: Four-course game dinner paired with Italian wines. 7 p.m. $135, not including tax and gratuity. Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, 1100 New York Ave. NW. 202-216-9550.

Becky Krystal

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