What: Tastings to aid local charities.

When: 4-6 p.m. Where: Newton Farms (Kiawah/Seabrook), 515 Freshfields Drive

Price: Minimum donation of $4 More Info: 243-3276 or www.newtonfarms.net

What: 42nd annual Greek Festival of Charleston will feature authentic Greek food, folk dancing, crafts and more. Free parking at Riley Stadium with free, frequent shuttle buses to and from festival. Proceeds benefit local charities.

When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 11-12, noon-6 p.m. May 13

Where: Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race St.

Price: $3 admission ticket at door

More Info: 577-2063 or GreekFest.us

What: Four wines and cheeses. When: 5-7 p.m. each Friday

Where: In Good Taste, 1901 Ashley River Road.

Price: $1 More Info: 763-5597 or www.ingoodtastecharleston.com

What: Local wine expert will be on hand. Pair four wines and cheeses.

When: 2-4 p.m. Saturdays Where: In Good Taste, 1901 Ashley River Road.

Price: $1 More Info: 763-597 or www. ingoodtastecharleston.com

What: Operation Home’s second annual Gimme Shelter presented by Home Team BBQ. The Big Easy comes to the Lowcountry with entertainment and a taste of New Orleans. Prepared by Home Team executive chef Aaron Siegel, the menu has Crawfish Boil, Jambalaya and Mini Po-Boys, a stocked bar.

When: 6 p.m. May 12 Where: Navy Yard at Noisette, 10 Storehouse Row

Price: $50 advance or $60 at door

More Info: 853-3211 or www. operationhome.org

What: Learn simple Thai recipes bursting with flavor. Enjoy shrimp and tropical fruit salad; Thai chicken with lime, mint and cilantro; yellow rice (rice steamed with coconut milk and lemon grass); and coconut sesame cookies. A tasty wine or two will be provided to balance the evening.

When: 6:30-9 p.m. May 15 Where: In Good Taste, 1901 Ashley River Road.

Price: $50 plus tax More Info: 763-5597 or www.ingoodtastecharleston.com

What: Chef Jill Mathias has paired a creative menu to complement the wines of Newton Vineyards. Winemaker Chris Millard will be on hand to lead you through the wines and explain why these estate bottled treasures enjoy their reputation. The rare Newton Puzzle will be the closing wine. Reservations required.

When: 6:30 p.m. May 15 Where: Carolina’s Restaurant, 10 Exchange St.

Price: $60 per person plus tax & tip

More Info: 724-3800

What: Pan Pacific Festival is a tasting trip of Asian cuisines. Laotian shrimp and fruit salad; vegetables with Thai peanut sauce; laab: Thai chicken with lime, mint and cilantro; Balinese coconut steamed rice; and coconut sesame cookies.

When: 6-9:30 p.m. May 21 Where: Trident Technical College Main Campus, 7000 Rivers Ave.

Price: $59 More Info: 574-6152 or www. tridenttech.edu/ce_25177.htm

What: Learn to create savory and healthy Mediterranean diet recipes that work with our local ingredients. Menu includes: Meze platter (appetizer plate): Tiropetes: cheese and phyllo pastries; zucchini, feta and pistachio fritters; marinated mushrooms; moussaka: the celebrated Greek dish of meat and eggplant with a sweet and spice tomato sauce. Two Greek wines.

When: 6:30-9 p.m. May 22 Where: In Good Taste, 1901 Ashley River Road.

Price: $50 plus tax More Info: 763-5597 or www.ingoodtastecharleston.com

What: Started in 2000 by John Glaser, Compass Box Whisky is a specialist Scotch whisky maker. Chef de Cuisine Forrest Parker and chef Frank Lee have created a menu that underlines the flavors from the whiskys. Reservations required.

When: 6:30 p.m. May 23 Where: Old Village Post House, 101 Pitt St.

Price: $55 plus tax and gratuity

More Info: 388-8935 or www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/oldvillageposthouse/

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