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Here is a list of upcoming dinners, cooking classes, food tours and farmers markets:

Events
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
6 p.m. Aug. 2, 10 a.m. Aug. 3. Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 919-462-2052. www.beerandbourbon.com/cary/show-info.

Savor the South cookbook authors
Miriam Rubin, author of “Tomatoes,” and Kelly Alexander, author of “Peaches.” 3 p.m. Aug. 4. Free. Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 919-828-1588.

Farmers Markets
Apex Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. Aug. 3, 9 a.m. Aug. 10, 9 a.m. Aug. 17, 9 a.m. Aug. 24, 9 a.m. Aug. 31, 9 a.m. Sept. 7, 9 a.m. Sept. 14. Apex Farmers’ Market, 220 N. Salem St., Apex.

Carrboro Farmers’ Market
3:30 p.m. July 31, 7 a.m. Aug. 3, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 7 a.m. Aug. 10, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 7 a.m. Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 7 a.m. Aug. 24, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 7 a.m. Aug. 31, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 4., 7 a.m. Sept. 7. Free. Carrboro Farmers’ Market, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. 919-280-3326. www.carrborofarmersmarket.com

Durham Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. Aug. 3, 8 a.m. Aug. 10, 8 a.m. Aug. 17, 8 a.m. Aug. 24, 8 a.m. Aug. 31, 8 a.m. Sept. 7, 8 a.m. Sept. 14. Durham Central Park’s Farmer’s Market Pavillion, 501 Foster St., Durham. 919-667-3099. www.DurhamFarmersMarket.com.

Durham Farmers’ Market’s Wednesday Market
3:30 p.m. July 31, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Durham Central Park’s Farmer’s Market Pavillion, 501 Foster St., Durham. 919-667-3099. www.DurhamFarmersMarket.com

Fuquay Varina Growers Market
9 a.m. Aug. 3, 9 a.m. Aug. 10, 9 a.m. Aug. 17, 9 a.m. Aug. 24, 9 a.m. Aug. 31, 9 a.m. Sept. 7, 9 a.m. Sept. 14. S. Main St. and W. Academy St., downtown www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com

South Durham Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. Aug. 3, 8 a.m. Aug. 10, 8 a.m. Aug. 17, 8 a.m. Aug. 24, 8 a.m. Aug. 31. Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 Hwy. 55, Durham Township. 561-308-5796. www.durham-nc.com

The Saturday Market
9:30 a.m. Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 10, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 31, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14. Rebus Works, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh. 919-754-8452. www.thesaturdaymarket.us

Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
3 p.m. July 31, 8 a.m. Aug. 3, 3 p.m. Aug. 7, 8 a.m. Aug. 10, 3 p.m. Aug. 14, 8 a.m. Aug. 17, 3 p.m. Aug. 21. OneCare Parking Lot, 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. 919-671-9269. www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org

Waverly Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. Aug. 3, 9 a.m. Aug. 10, 9 a.m. Aug. 17, 9 a.m. Aug. 24, 9 a.m. Aug. 31, 9 a.m. Sept. 7, 9 a.m. Sept. 14. Waverly Place, 102 New Waverly Place, Cary. www.waverlyfm.com.

Western Wake Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. Aug. 3, 8 a.m. Aug. 10, 8 a.m. Aug. 17, 8 a.m. Aug. 24, 8 a.m. Aug. 31, 8 a.m. Sept. 7, 8 a.m. Sept. 14. Free. 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary. 540-230-6697. westernwakefarmersmarket.org

Food Tours
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Walking Food Tour
11 a.m. Aug. 3, 3 p.m. Aug. 3, 11 a.m. Aug. 10, 3 p.m. Aug. 10, 11 a.m. Aug. 17, 3 p.m. Aug. 17, 11 a.m. Aug. 24. $42.50-$62.50. Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 919-237-2254. www.tastecarolina.com

Durham Walking Food Tour
1:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 2 p.m. Aug. 3, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 2 p.m. Aug. 10, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2 p.m. Aug. 17, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $47.50. Meet at The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. 919-237-2254. www.tastecarolina.com

Hillsborough Walking Food Tour
11 a.m. Aug. 3, 11 a.m. Aug. 10, 11 a.m. Aug. 17, 11 a.m. Aug. 24, 11 a.m. Aug. 31, 11 a.m. Sept. 7, 11 a.m. Sept. 14. $42.50. Saratoga Grill, 108 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. 919-237-2254. www.tastecarolina.com

Raleigh Walking Food Tour
1:45 p.m. Aug. 3, 3:15 p.m. Aug. 3, 1:45 p.m. Aug. 10, 4 p.m. Aug. 10, 1:45 p.m. Aug. 17, 1:45 p.m. Aug. 17, 1:45 p.m. Aug. 24. $47.50-$62.50. Briggs Hardware Store Building, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-237-2254. www.tastecarolina.com

Raleigh Walking Food Tour
2:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 24, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14. $35 (plus $2.50 service charge). Jibarra, 327 W. Davie St., Raleigh. 319-5674. www.trianglefoodtour.com

Wine Tastings
Vinos Finos Y Picadas Tasting and Wine Class
6:30 p.m. July 31. $30 per person. Vinos Finos Y Picadas, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. 919- 747-9233. www.vinosfinosypicadas.com.

Cloer Vineyard
12 p.m. Aug. 2, 11 a.m. Aug. 3, 12 p.m. Aug. 9, 12 p.m. Aug. 16, 11 a.m. Aug. 17, 12 p.m. Aug. 23, 11 a.m. Aug. 24, 12 p.m. Aug. 30, 11 a.m. Aug. 31, 12 p.m. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. Sept. 7. $5 per person. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Rd., Apex. 919-387-5760. www.cloerfamilyvineyards.com

Nasher Museum wine tasting
6 p.m. Aug. 8. $5. Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr., Durham. 919-684-5135. http://nasher.duke.edu/calendar/?type=wine-tasting

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Andrea Weigl has been the food writer at The News & Observer since the summer of 2007. She has won a handful of awards from the Association of Food Journalists and the Society for Features Journalism. Her profile of chef Ashley Christensen titled "A Force of Nature" will be published in the sixth edition of "Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing." She is serving a three-year term on the James Beard Foundation book awards committee. Follow her on Twitter at @andreaweigl.
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