Practice your A, B, Cs this month at events featuring Apples, Breakfast and Cans … as in beer cans.
But first, welcome Pottstown newcomer The Blue Elephant, an Asian fusion restaurant “offering Italian-Thai dishes with global influences from Japan and France.” Try the Tuna Bruschetta, Green Curry Lobster Linguini or Pineapple Teriyaki Duck Breast. www.facebook.com/blueelephantrestaurant
Speaking of duck … throughout September, help Duck Donuts fight childhood cancer during its Quack Gives Back campaign at locations in West Chester, King of Prussia and Collegeville. Make a $1 donation to Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program and get a BOGO donut coupon. www.duckdonuts.com
In other food news, experience Chaddsford Winery’s three-week-long Harvest Festival Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 22. Relax in the Oktoberfest Bier + Wein Garten, feast on food truck fare and listen to live music. www.chaddsford.com
Wake up to a free Breakfast on the Farm Saturday, September 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at Kurtland Farms in Elverson. It’s part of the Choose PA Dairy program, giving “a glimpse inside a modern Pennsylvania dairy farm.” Register at www.centerfordairyexcellence.org/breakfast.
Celebrate fall at Terrain’s free Autumn Bounty Festival Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Glen Mills. Among the highlights: a Staff Chili Competition, pumpkin carving, beer garden and seasonal tastings. www.shopterrain.com
Say, “cheers!” to the Spring-Ford Rotary’s Wine, Beer & Food Festival Saturday, Sept. 21 from 12 to 5 p.m. in Limerick Community Park. Tickets: $35 ($25 before Sept. 19). Proceeds go to local nonprofits. www.winebeerfoodfestival.com
Learn about local history, colonial beermaking and more at the Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day & Food Truck Event Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $10 each or $20 for a family (up to 5 people). Children under 5 are free. www.pbpfinc.org
Love spaghetti? Twirl some to support Citizen Advocacy Saturday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Phoenixville. The all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner includes live music, dessert and raffles. Adults: $12. Children: $5. www.citizenadvocacycc.org
It’s apple season! Have “bushels of fun” at Linvilla Orchards’ Apple Festival in Media Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 29.) The pie-eating contest’s a must-see! www.linvilla.com
Sample beers from more than 100 breweries at Kennett Brewfest Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. General admission: $50. Or for $85, “enjoy exclusive rare and unusual beers” starting at noon. Proceeds benefit Historic Kennett Square. www.kennettbrewfest.com
“Get ready for German food, brews and entertainment” at Ardmore Oktoberfest Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 8 p.m. Admission: $1 for ages 21 and up. VIP tickets: $50 each or $80 for a family/group. www.destinationardmore.com
“CAN you dig it?” Head to Sly Fox Brewing Company’s Can Jam Music Festival Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Pottstown. It’s “a totally free day of amazing music” with “the largest KanJam tournament in the universe.” www.slyfoxbeer.com
And finally, don’t miss Kennett Square Fall Restaurant Week, Sunday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 6. Look for “a variety of prix-fixe menus, new dishes and special offers” at more than a dozen restaurants like Café de Thai. www.historickennettsquare.com