Takashi’s Skewer Party; Peels’ Charity Happy Hour

• Tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m., drink for a good cause! A portion of profits from happy hour at Peels will support the Tamarindo Foundation, a public charity that supports wellness programs for families in rural El Salvador. [Grub Street]

• The James Beard Foundation broke a record, awarding more than $437,000 in culinary education scholarships and grants this year. [Grub Street]

Takashi is throwing a skewer party on August 20. Tickets are $60, and they include an appetizer, five grilled savory skewers, one sweet skewer, drinks, and tip. Parties will be held at 6, 7:30, and 9 p.m. You can purchase them here. [Grub Street]

• A new Irving Farm Coffee Roasters is coming to 88 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side. The store opens August 22. [Grub Street]

• Learn to bake bread at Breads Bakery on August 22 and September 18 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Baker Uri Scheft will teach a series of classes that focus on focaccia, challah, and olive and cheese sticks. Tickets for the classes are $75 each. To reserve a spot, call the bakery at 212-633-2253. [Grub Street]

• Jackson Heights restaurant Tacos Morelos is opening in the East Village tomorrow. [Bedford + Bowery]

• On August 15, Pine Box Rock Shop will host the Big Buck Party. The party kicks off Big Buck Hunter World Championship training season. Game play will be free, and Big Buck fans get a free drink with a Big Buck HD player card, which you can get for free. [Grub Street]

Takashi’s Skewer Party; Peels’ Charity Happy Hour