The holiday season is upon us and this weekend is full of holiday-themed fairs and events, including a visit from Santa in Meriden and a family-fun fall craft in Wallingford.
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Unitarian Universalist Church Holiday Fair
When: 4 - 8 p.m., Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Paddock Ave.
Description: This first holiday fair at this church will include Christmas crafts, cookies by the pound, a silent auction, a Christmas boutique and food. Live music will play on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Santa will be around for photos on Saturday. Pets are welcome to have a photo taken with Santa as well.
When: 5-11 p.m., Saturday.
Where: Meriden Turner Society, 800 Old Colony Road.
Description: Schlachtfest with a roast pork dinner and assorted German sausages at 6 p.m., followed by live music from The Adlers from 7 - 11 p.m. There will be a performance by The Alpenland Tänzer Dancers and the Turner Players as well. The event will be $30 per person.
When: 2-6 p.m., Friday.
Where: Mobile unit at PetSmart, 533 Broad St.
Description: Cats and dogs of different ages will be available for adoption and ready to bring home. In collaboration with Companion Pet Rescue.
Veterans Day Ceremony
When: 10:30 a.m., Saturday.
Where: Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Stop & Shop Plaza, 485 Broad St.
Description: The ceremony will be moved across the street to the Center Congregational Church at 474 Broad St. in the event of rain.
Franco-American Club Veterans Buffet
When: 5:30 p.m., Saturday.
Where: The Franco-American Club, 95 Liberty St.
Description: The club will sponsor a buffet dinner to benefit the Connecticut Veterans Center. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the door. Entertainment will be from Raging Gracefully. There will be raffles and a cash bar.
Mommy & Me November Craft
When: 10 a.m., both Saturday and Sunday
Where: Swim & Play Wallingford, 101 N Plains Industrial Rd.
Description: The Nov. scarecrow mason jar craft will be $12 per craft. This includes materials, refreshments and open bounce.
When: 10 a.m., Saturday
Where: Quinnipiac River Linear Trail of Wallingford, Community Lake Park
Description: Dog sitter and obedience trainer, The Waggin Train, hosts a walk with your dogs.
First Lutheran Church Holiday Fair
When: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday.
Where: First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St.
Description: This 7th annual fair will include two floors of vendors and crafts, a Christmas corridor, a cupcake walk, bake sale and lunch.
Open Farm Day
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday
Where: Bradley Mountain Soaps, 537 Shuttle Meadow Rd.
Description: No appointment necessary to meet the herd, try to make your own Drop in project and take pictures with the goats. Event will continue various weekend days until Dec. 17.
Author in Residence: Marc Tyler Nobleman
When: 7 p.m., Saturday
Where: Temple Beth David, 3 Main St.
Description: Author Marc Tyler Nobleman will teach about Jewish connections to favorite super heroes. Free to the public, older kids and adults will be most engaged. RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyman Hills Cancer Challenge
When: 9:30 a.m., Saturday (Registration starts at 8 a.m., Kids Run at 9:30 a.m., Run at 10 a.m.).
Where: Lyman Orchards, 32 Reeds Gap Rd.
Description: The 7th annual run/walk to benefit the Sunshine Kids Cancer Charity.
Family Pie Day
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday
Where: Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St.
Description: Join the Price Cooper Kids Cooking Club for pie tasting, pie making, pie throwing and a pie eating contest.