When: Sat., Dec. 6, 1-5 p.m. 2014
If you’re tired of your typical end-of-year holiday party doldrums — say, your college friends’ juvenile gag gift-exchange and booze-fest — consider this wholesome and educational alternative: a holiday party and DIY gift exchange hosted by the urban homesteading organization FARMcurious at the Sheffield Village Clubhouse (247 Marlow Dr.) in the Oakland Hills. The party will feature demonstrations on how to make chèvre and duck prosciutto — to name just two potential additions to your holiday table. The featured event will be the aforementioned DIY gift swap: Everyone who brings a homemade treat to swap (such as jam or pickles or soap or a scarf) will go home with their choice of gift. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Food Shift. Space is limited, so buy a pay-what-you-can ticket online to reserve your spot.
Price: $12-$250, sliding scale