Monday, Jan. 17: The annual gala of the American Institute of Wine & Food Atlanta Chapter will be held at Villa Christina, 4000 Summit Blvd. near I-285 off Ashford Dunwoody Road. Reservations are required by Wednesday, Jan. 12. Cost is $50 for AIWF members and $60 for non-members. To make reservations, call (404) 255-6298 or register online at

Wednesday, Jan. 19: Chris Lazar, vice president of the International Village in Chamblee, will be the featured speaker at an evening reception of the Canadian American Society to be held at the Canadian Consulate General, 100 Colony Square, Suite 1700, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 including wine and hor d’oeuvres. To register, send an email to

Thursday, Jan. 20: A free networking event of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce will be held at Garrison’s Broiler and Tap Restaurant, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. near Perimeter Mall, from 6-8 p.m. Call (770) 670-2480 for more information.

Monday, Feb. 7: The Prague Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Fox Theatre as part of the 2004-05 Delta International Series. Ticket prices range from $28 to $39.95. Call the Fox Theatre Box Office at (404) 817-8700 or ticketmaster outlets at

Thursday, Feb. 10: The World Trade Center Atlanta will organize its first quarterly international networking event in 2005 with a Chinese/Lunar New Year celebration. WTCA has invited state Sen. Sam Zamarripa (D-Atlanta) and Larry Darrow, vice president for international business development at United Parcel Service Inc. The cost to attend the event, from 5-8 p.m., is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Call Dex Shi at (770) 552-6037 or send him an email at to register.