Oregon Brewers Guild Fresh Hop Beer Tastival, Lucky Lab Beer Hall, Sat Oct 14, 1945 NW Quimby, noon-9 pm, free entry, $1 per taster, $3 per 12-ounce beer

There's nothing like a brewery fest—getting plastered, two ounces of beer at a time. At the Fresh Hop Beer Tastival, more than 20 beers made by Oregon Brewers Guild members will be available for your swilling pleasure. AH

Concoct Yo' Own Dessert, Pix Patisserie, 3402 SE Division, Wed Oct 18, 7 pm-close, 232-4407 for info

It's that time again! Time to head on over to Pix's fabulous improvisational dessert night, where you'll have the chance to whip up your own delicious dessert creations. They provide the ingredients, you provide the imagination (and the appetite). AH

Lunch & Learn, Abernethy Elementary, 2421 SE Orange, Sat Oct 14, 11:30 am-4 pm, $3.50 suggested donation, register at readwriterad.org

Changes are afoot in lunchrooms across Portland Public Schools—and what better way to learn more than by experiencing it firsthand? Join PPS and Lunch Lady Linda at Abernethy Elementary for an authentic cafeteria lunch, followed by workshops about gardening, cooking, and nutrition. After class, it's recess time! Recess features live music, pumpkin carving and seed roasting, apple pressing, cooking demos for the kiddies, and more. AH