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BEER TASTING AND DINNER: Four courses paired with beers by Port City Brewing, a tour of the mansion and a lesson on brewing in the 18th century. 6:30 p.m. $95, including tax and gratuity. Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-2000.

DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL: Through Sept. 29, several films in the festival cover food-related topics. $15 per screening ($12 in advance).

WINE CLASS: Wines from South Africa, Portugal, California and Lebanon with importer Bartholomew Broadbent. 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.


30TH ANNUAL MIDDLE EASTERN BAZAAR AND FOOD FESTIVAL: Traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, live music, international groceries, children’s activities and tours of the church. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 10620 River Rd., Potomac. 301-765-9188.

FALL FESTIVAL: Wine, beer and food samples. A portion of sales on Saturday benefits Inova Blood Donor Services. 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Oakton Wine Shop, 2952A Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton. 703-255-5425.


ANNAPOLIS CRAFT BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: More than 100 beers, live music, food, crafts and more. Noon-6 p.m. $40; designated drivers $20; ages 13-21 $10; children 12 and youn ger free. Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, 511 Taylor Ave., Annapolis.

BEER, BOURBON AND BARBECUE FESTIVAL: Samples of 40 bourbons and 60 beers, barbecue, seminars and music. Noon-6 p.m. $75 for VIP ticket ($65 in advance). 11811 Reston Town Center, Freedom Dr., Reston.

COOKING CLASS: The session focuses on salads. 11 a.m. $45. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017.

COOKING CLASS: Executive chef Scott Drewno teaches a class on Thai dishes, with $25 of each ticket going to the Fit for Hope Challenge, a chef weight-loss competition to benefit the American Cancer Society. A lunch follows the class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. The Source by Wolfgang Puck, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-637-6106.

MARYLAND WINE FESTIVAL: Samples of Maryland wines, seminars, farmhouse guided tours and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. $30 ($27 in advance); ages 13-20 and designated drivers $20. Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, Md.

PARK HYATT MASTERS OF FOOD AND WINE: Four-course dinner with game and local vegetables paired with wines. 7 p.m. $155, including tax and gratuity. Park Hyatt Washington, 24th and M streets NW. 202-419-6768.

PICKLING DAY: Visitors help the farm pickle vegetables. 1-4 p.m. $3; $2 children and seniors. Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-442-7557.

SLIVOVITZ FESTIVAL: The celebration of slivovitz, a plum brandy, includes tastings and a judging competition. 2-5 p.m. Free. Lambert’s Restaurant & Carry-Out, 10825 Lanham Severn Rd., Glenn Dale.


BASICS OF PREMIUM TEAS: Information on and tasting of teas from different growing regions, served with tea-infused treats. Salud Healthy Pantry, 1137 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 1-3 p.m. $25. 703-757-6209.

FARM DINNER: St. Veronica Catholic Church hosts a three-course meal that benefits Catholic Charities. 5 p.m. $60. Clyde’s at Willow Creek Farm, 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Broadlands. 703-773-2000.

OYSTERSTOCK: A fundraiser for oyster recovery programs with food, music and local beer. 3-6 p.m. $85. Poste, 555 Eighth St. NW. 202-783-6060.

PAELLA CLASS AND DINNER: Attendees learn to make paella. Includes tapas dinner and drinks. 2-5 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity. La Tasca, 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-812-9120.

SNAIL OF APPROVAL AWARDS PARTY: At a reception with local food and drinks, Slow Food DC recognizes local eateries and artisans for quality, sustainability and preservation of food traditions and craftsmanship. 2-5 p.m. $55. Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria.

WINE DINNER: Featuring Ktima Pavlidis wines. 7:15 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800.


TASTE OF LETTUCE: Four-course meal prepared by chefs from the Lettuce Entertain You group, including Mon Ami Gabi, Wildfire, Big Bowl and Community Canteen. 6 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Mon Ami Gabi, 7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 703-707-0233.


BEER DINNER: Five courses paired with beer from Flying Dog Brewery. 6:30 p.m. $60, not including tax and gratuity. The Daily Dish, 8301 Grubb Rd., Silver Spring. 301-588-6300.

BEER DINNER: Five courses paired with 10 beers from Goose Island Beer. 6:30 p.m. $59, not including tax and gratuity. Belga Cafe, 514 Eighth St. SE. 202-544-0100.

COOKING CLASS: Garden and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi teach a short course on what to do with eggplant that comes in your community-supported agriculture (CSA) box. 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. $18. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400.

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING: Samples of 10 wines and cheeses. All proceeds benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. 6-8 p.m. $29.99. Screwtop Wine Bar and Cheese Shop, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. 703-845-8486.

WINE DINNER: Five courses paired with Order of Malta wines. 4 p.m. $95, not including tax and gratuity. Assaggi Mozzarella Bar, 4838 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-1988.


SEPT. 25

COOKING CLASS: Garden and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi share ideas for cooking with eggplant. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400.

FUNDRAISER DINNER: Benefit for the Olney Farmers and Artists Market features food from area chefs and wine. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $200, including tax and gratuity. Cesco Osteria, 7401 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda.

WINE DINNER: Three courses featuring Boxwood Estate Winery. 6:30 p.m. $89, not including tax and gratuity. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-8148.

WINE TASTINGS: Featuring Mediterranean wines as part of the restaurant’s Grape Festival. 5-7 p.m. Sept. 26, 5-7 p.m. Free. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800.

Becky Krystal

SEND NOTICES to: To Do, Food, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071, or e-mail, 14 days in advance. To find more calendar items, go to and click on "Food Events."

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.
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