The 4th Annual Sustainable Holiday Celebration is 4:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at 701 Whaley. Shop for unique, affordable gifts from local artisans, handmade S.C. Grown wreaths or create a S.C. Grown specialty food gift basket. Free tastings of food from local restaurants including 116 State, Rosewood Market, Spotted Salamander, Whole Foods and WP Rawl Farm. A $5 donation at the door will help continue funding of local programs including Sustainable Schools, The Midlands Green Congregation Initiative, Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance and The Faces of Local Food. www. sustainablemidlands.org
The Gourmet Shop’s Annual Champagne Bash is 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30. There will be bubbly and sushi, cheese, caviar and more. $30 per person, $50 per couple, at The Gourmet Shop, 724 Saluda Ave. Reserve space (803) 799-9463 or sign up online at www.the gourmetshop.net.
Thanks and Giving for St. Jude at The Melting Pot now through Dec. 31. This charity campaign asks patrons to “give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not” by raising funds for cancer research. Donate $10 or more to St. Jude at The Melting Pot and receive a Fondue for the Kids card that offers $20 off a future purchase of $50 or more. The Melting Pot, 1410 Colonial Life Blvd., (803) 731-8500, melting pot.com/fondueforthe kids
Want to know if your freshly caught fish is safe to eat? DHEC’s “Fish Smart, Eat Smart” campaign provides you with a statewide map with the latest advisories, information and other materials to help anglers determine whether to keep or release the fish that they catch in South Carolina waters. www.scdhec.gov/fish
Soda City Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street
Vista Guild Farmers Market 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Lincoln Street in front of Blue Marlin Restaurant
Rosewood Market Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410
Columbia’s Cooking! Ask about cooking and nutrition classes for home schoolers, firstname.lastname@example.org. edu. Information, registration, Katherine Shavo (803) 576-5636, email@example.com, cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking /classes
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Tonight, onion soup and lobster bisque; Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Beaujolais Nouveau; Dec. 4 and 5, Carolina trout; Dec. 11 and 12, fillet of beef; Dec. 18 and 19, pumpkin bisque; Dec. 27 and 28, sparkling wines; Jan. 2 and 4, pork. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Friday, gingerbread house; Tuesday, Wild Women; Nov. 30, couples; Dec. 6, gluten-free Italian; Dec. 7, tapas; Dec. 10, Eye on Food with Larry Platt; Dec. 10 and 11, Food Wisdom RX with Roxanne Smith; Dec. 13, German holiday; Dec. 14 couples appetizers; Dec. 17, Artichoke Members Christmas cookbook exchange. Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874
McCutchen House on the USC Horseshoe. See complete schedule and sign up for classes at http://webapps.csg.sc .edu/McCutchen.
Have an upcoming food event? Email details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.