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Weekend Happenings: Santa and Pancakes, Holiday Shopping, and More

You know it's the holiday season when there are this many holiday-themed events going on so close to home.

Shop for a Cause -- Holiday Shopping at the Josiah Smith Tavern

When/Where: Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Josiah Smith Tavern (358 Boston Post Road, Weston)

The Buzz: Christmas is just over two weeks away, whatever you haven't marked off your list ... better hop to it. Check out a wide array of items from vendors including TophDaddy Designs, Shamanuti and many more.

Price: Free

Wayland Center Community Celebration

When/Where: Sunday, various times. Locations throughout Wayland Center, including the Grout-Heard House, Wayland Public Library and First Parish, among others.

The Buzz: This annual event features something for everyone, from kids' crafts, to historic tours, to caroling, to shopping. This event is all but guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.

Price: Free

Pancake Breakfast and Pictures with Santa

When/Where: Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wayland High School (264 Old Connecticut Path, Wayland)

The Buzz: St. Nick is in town and he's packing pancakes. OK, not really. But a trip to this fundraiser for the WHS Class of 2016 does involve breakfast foods and an email photo with Santa (pets are invited for Santa photos from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Price: $5 for children 12 and under; $7 all others.

Sudbury Art Association Holiday Market

When/Where: Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Sudbury Crossing (428 Boston Post Road, Sudbury)

The Buzz: Another chance to pick up a unique gift for the art lover in your life. Mixed media, pottery furniture and so much more will be displayed and for sale. Each piece is created by one of 25 artists with Sudbury Artisans.

Price: Price

Santa Visits The Happy Chocolatier

When/Where: Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. at The Happy Chocolatier (509 Nagog Park, Acton)

The Buzz: Well the buzz could be because of Santa or because of the chocolate fumes. Either way, it's probably worth heading out to this event.

Price: A donation in support of the Beacon Santa organization is appreciated.

Isabella Jancourtz December 07, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Stand up for an end to deer hunting in our town forests this Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9:30 to 11am at the flower pot triangle on the corner of Church Street and Boston Post Road. Join Weston Deer Friends as we demonstrate against this unwanted use of our public land. If you can only come for part of the morning, you will be most welcome. If you can't stand with us but are able to drive by and honk, we'll love it. We have signs but home-made signs and props are great, if you are feeling creative. Any and all support is much appreciated. Contact us at westondeerfriends@gmail.com or follow us @WestonDeer on Twitter or on Facebook at WestonDeerFriends.
Isabella Jancourtz December 08, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Protest deer hunting this morning 9:30 to 11. Join us at the flower pot, rain or shine!
Isabella Jancourtz December 08, 2012 at 01:54 PM
2 demonstrations this morning at the Flower Power Peace Pot 9:30-11am Weston Deer Friends protest deer hunting in our town forests 11-11:30am Weston Dialogs on Justice and Peace, weekly vigil for peace
Isabella Jancourtz December 08, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Great turn-out for the Weston Deer Friends' demonstration today, 25 of us undeterred by light rain were at the flower pot triangle, holding all sorts of signs calling for an end to bow hunting of deer in our town forests. The response was great, with many thumbs up and honks from cars going by, even a few trucks. My antlers with flashing lights were a big hit with my fellow protesters, the old man and I met lots of wonderful people, everybody had big fun and, oh yeah, this story is about to go national. Stay tuned.

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