Monday evening famed foodie author Michael Pollan will be speaking at Bates College. Also on Monday, the next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place. Tuesday Bar Lola is holding a Grenache wine dinner. There will be wine tastings at Black Cherry Provisions on Thursday and Leroux Kitchen on Saturday. Thursday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Gritty’s. Frog and Turtle’s 2nd annual Halloween Bash is Friday night. The 15th annual Brewer’s Festival is taking place on Saturday. On Saturday evening you can join the Indian Association of Maine to celebrate the Diwali Festival of Lights in Cape Elizabeth. As usual, Farmers’ Markets are taking place in Monument Square on Wednesday and at Deering Oaks Park on Saturday. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.