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The Week Ahead: Nov. 26-30

The Week Ahead is a listing of calendar items and networking events published each Monday in GSA Morning Blend. Submit an item here for inclusion in the weekly listing. Include description, date, time, location, address, cost, website and contact information.

Metabolic Syndrome
Learn the risk factors that make up the metabolic syndrome and steps you can take to prevent or control diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Monday, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Greenville Hospital System Life Center, 875 W. Faris Road, Greenville. Free. Register.

Greenville City Council
Meets Monday, 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 206 S. Main St., Greenville.

S.C. OSHA Training
The Greenville Chamber hosts this forum that will help attendees become familiar with the new HazCom requirements. The program is designed for those responsible for managing the health and safety programs within the workplace. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon. Greenville Chamber, 24 Cleveland St., Greenville. Free. Register.

Holiday Drop-in 2012
This Greenville Chamber event features culinary treats from the chamber’s member restaurants and caterers. Admission is one new, unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Campaign or a donation to the campaign. Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Greenville Chamber, 24 Cleveland St., Greenville. Register.

Greenville Givers Gain Gala
This formal attire holiday event features a live and silent auction, live music, food and drinks. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Upstate athletes. Thursday, 7 to 11 p.m. Greenville Marriott, 1 Parkway East, Greenville. Register.

Small-Business Legal Issues
The Small Business Development Center is partnering with John Perkins of Perkins Law and Doug Lineberry of Dorrity & Manning to provide an overview of practical steps to protect a business. Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Clemson at the Falls, 55 E. Camperdown Way, Greenville. Costs $25 per person. Register.

Upstate Elected Officials meeting
This Ten at the Top meeting will feature a roundtable discussion between city and county elected leaders, legislators and business people about the key issues facing the Legislature in 2013. Thursday, 3:30 to 5 p.m. BMW Zentrum, 1400 S. Highway 101, Greer.