Get a start on holiday shopping, eat brunch and mix drinks in a Midtown class and more in metro Atlanta

Enjoy a three-course dinner in Marietta. Mix drink. Head to Suwanne for a food and wine festival. There are several fun, food events happening in Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Now through Nov. 10: Seed Kitchen & Bar is serving an anniversary three-course meal with options such as Jonah crab toast with brioche, avocado and cured egg yolk; Maple Leaf Farms duck breast; braised lamb shank; rum raisin bread pudding; and more for $39.95. A portion of the proceeds benefit Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit dedicated to eradicating childhood hunger.

1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678-214-6888, .

Wednesday, Nov. 8: Join Jamie DeMent, author of the cookbook, “The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm” for a book signing and dinner at Saltyard at 6:30 p.m. DeMent is the co-owner of Piedmont Restaurant in Durham, N.C. and Bella Bean Organics online farmers market. Chef Nick Leahy will prepare a family-style menu inspired by the book including chicken liver pate with seasonal jam, pickles and brioche; seared honey citrus scallops; and buttermilk roasted Springer Mountain chicken. A seat at the table will be $42 with optional wine pairings; copies of the cookbook will be available for purchase as well. The latter makes a great gift.

1820 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-382-8088, .

Sunday, Nov. 12: Join the Bar Margot team for a scotch cocktail class using Johnnie Walker from 12:30-2 p.m. The event will include traditional Sunday brunch and two cocktails. Tickets, which are $85, may be purchased here.

Four Seasons Atlanta, 75 14th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-881-5913, .

Throughout November: Bar manager Brendan McMackin of Peach and The Porkchop will offer an Old-Fashioned series featuring a new cocktail every Thursday through Sunday evening. This week's drink will be Figs on Fire made with J. Reiger & Co. whiskey, house-made smoked mission fig syrup, bitter truth Jerry Thomas decanter bitters and 18.21 apple cardamom shrub.

12040 Etris Road, Roswell. 770-696-5409, .

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