Saturday, August 9: Celebrate those last few weeks of summer at nationally recognized Becker Vineyards with their “Rambling Rosé Tasting.” The event features a blind tasting by industry pros and snacks via John Brand, executive chef of the upcoming Hotel Emma. $25 per person, 1-4pm, 464 Becker Farms, Stonewall, (210) 822-9555, culinariasa.org.
Sunday, August 10: What’s more DIY than making your own cheese? Not much. Learn how to whip up homemade ricotta and mozzarella along with two dishes (grilled peaches, arugula and mozzarella salad, and ricotta ice cream with chocolate and orange) using your freshly made quesos. $69, 11am-1pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 19120, (210) 978-5586, surlatable.com.
Sunday, August 10: Shane Broussard, owner of The Bike Waiter delivery service, hosts “Fork Off Cancer Awareness Ride”—a fundraiser social and bike ride with stops at Travis Park, Tribeca di Olmos and Deco Pizzeria before finishing at the Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Hotel for a pool party. Broussard’s wife and business partner, Heather, recently battled with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Registration includes foods, one drink at each stop (including at the Wyndam Garden’s Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen), one raffle ticket for door prizes and an event shirt. $15-$25, 10am-5pm, tickets available at forkoffcancer.eventbrite.com.
Tuesday, August 12: Figs are so much more than a delicious filling inside Fig Newtons. This hands-on class will share the secrets of making sweet and savory dishes, including spring greens salad with oven-roasted figs stuffed with blue cheese, pork tenderloin marsala with fresh figs, and fig and prosciutto risotto. Finish the night with a fig and peach crumble. $65, 6:30-9pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617, centralmarket.com.