Saturday, June 7

Plain & Fancy: A Taste of the Greater Delaware Valley

, with proceeds benefiting the Cancer Center, and featuring food samples from some of the area's top restaurants, including Alma de Cuba, the Capital Grille, Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar, the Melting Pot, and Susanna Foo Chinese Cuisine, as well as a raffle and silent auction and a chance to tour the center's research laboratories. $35. 5-7:30 p.m. in the Fox Chase Cancer Center courtyard, 333 Cottman Avenue. For tickets and more information, visit


or call 215-728-2441.

Strawberry festival

, featuring an opportunity to pick your own berries and strawberry treats, including a giant strawberry shortcake, as well as entertainment and children's activities. Free admission; pay for what you pick and eat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media, 610-876-7116,


. Rain date is Sunday.

Wednesday, June 11

Shop, Cook and Dine

, a class on preparing an Italian feast that includes a trip to a local farmer's market to select ingredients and step-by-step instructions for the meal preparation, with chef Roberta Adamo of Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar. $30, includes a glass of wine. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar in the Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom St. For reservations and more information, call 215-823-6222.

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June 14: Brewery tour

, with stops at Yards Brewing, Philadelphia Brewing Company, and Flying Fish for samples and lunch. $20. Start the day at 9 a.m. at McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St., where there will be kegs and eggs and take off from there. For reservations, call 215-735-5562.

June 15: Real Men Cook

, the annual urban Father's Day charity event with a mission to build families and allow nonprofits to raise money from ticket sales, featuring food tastings, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and children's activities, health screenings, door prizes, and more. Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under; $25 at the door. 3-6 p.m. at the First District Plaza, 3801 Market St. For tickets, call 1-866-469-8497 or visit the event's informational Web site at



June 17: Dining out for Face to Face

, a fund-raiser to benefit Germantown charities that features 17 eateries in Germantown, Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy and Flourtown, all of which will be donating 10 percent of their profits for the evening to Face to Face. For more information, including a list of participating restaurants with their contact information, visit


or call 215-438-7939.

June 18: Wine dinner

, featuring the Rhone Valley wines of the E. Guigal estate paired with a multi-course dinner that includes roast beef sirloin with baked goat cheese stuffed mini bell pepper, Vidalia onion rings, and natural jus. $85. 6:30 p.m. in the Swann Cafe at the Four Seasons Hotel, One Logan Square. For reservations, call 215-963-1500.

Barry Zukerman