FOOD EVENTS SCANDINAVIAN TREASURE CHEST SALE: Norwegian food and baked goods, lefse-making demonstration and sales, hand-made items, imported food and gifts and a silent auction. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, 924 E. 21st St., Mpls. 612-874-0716. www.mindekirken.org. "POTLUCK PARADISE": Authors Rae Eighmey and Debbie Miller share recipes from their favorite church and community cookbooks, plus baking demonstrations. 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sat. $5-$10. Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 612-341-7555. www.millcitymuseum.org. HEALTHY FOOD FAST: Bring your family's favorite recipes. 6:30-8:30 p.m. next Thu. $19. Registration required. Northdale Middle School, 11301 NW. Dogwood St., Coon Rapids. 763-506-5766. www.discover communityed.com. TASTE OF CHINA: Dinner, music, speakers, a silent auction, a calligraphy demonstration and more. A fundraiser for the Mental Health Association of Minnesota. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $100-$150. Radisson Plaza Hotel, 35 S. 7th St., Mpls. 612-331-6840. www.mentalhealthmn.org. NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF WOMEN: "Healing Foods for the Heart, Hormones, Weight and Sleep," a demonstration class by Jeff Woodward. 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 10. $75. The Chef's Gallery, 324 S. Main St., Stillwater. 651-351-1144. www.thechefsgallery.com. CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL: Editor of "Cook's Illustrated" will discuss and signs copies of "America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book" and "The Cook's Country Cookbook." 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Barnes & Noble, 3225 W. 69th St., Edina. 952-920-0633. THE FIFTH ANNUAL TWIN CITIES CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA: Join Vita.mn in its signature Martini Lounge at the ultimate tasting and shopping event for chocolate lovers. Free samples. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15-16. $10-$25. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Mpls. 651-209-6689. www.mspchocolateshow.com. GREEN GIFTS FAIR: Sample organic foods and drinks, shop for green gifts from local businesses and artists, and learn about creative eco-entertaining and decorating. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15. Free. Midtown Global Market, 2929 Chicago Av. S., Mpls. 612-345-7973. www.doitgreen.org.