Simsbury
McLean Annual Holiday Craft Fair Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the McLean Health Center, 75 Great Pond Road – handmade gifts, baked goods, holiday home décor and more

$7 Community Yoga Saturdays, Dec. 7 and 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Journey of Yoga, 730 Hopmeadow St., all money collected donated to Simsbury Food Closet, also collecting non-perishable food items during December (www.journeyofyoga.com, 860-680-1482)

Simsbury Senior Center, 754 Hopmeadow St., 860-658-3273, www.simsbury-ct.gov:

• Stamping – make holiday cards Monday, Dec. 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m., call to register

• Jewelry Making Workshop Monday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $5

• Rocks Project Monday, Dec. 9, 4-5:30 p.m., at Eno Memorial, sign up

• Café Lunch every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., soup $2, sandwich $2, eat in or take out, call ahead or just stop by: Dec. 10, minestrone soup and sliced turkey sandwich; Dec. 17, beef noodle soup and oven roasted chicken sandwich; Dec. 24, closed; Dec. 31, chicken noodle soup and sliced ham sandwich

• “Skipper Goes to War” author Serene Hackel visit Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m., register by Friday, Dec. 6

• Investment Club Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m., drop in

• Lunch @ Eno Wednesdays at noon, $3.50 for Simsbury residents, $4.50 Simsbury residents under 50 and nonresidents, register by noon the Friday before with payment: Dec. 11, baked cheese ravioli; Dec. 18, BBQ chicken quarters; no lunch Dec. 25

• Make lavender heat packs Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1-2 p.m., register by Saturday, Dec. 9

• Piano and Voice Recital with Lydia McLain Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:30-8 p.m., at Eno Memorial, register

• Hearing Clinic Monday, Dec. 16, appts. starting every 15 minutes between 10 and 11:15 a.m.

• Jump on Board! Trips: Monday, Dec. 9, West Farms mall in Farmington; Wednesday, Dec. 11, Travelers Chorale Holiday Concert at the Bushnell, depart 6 p.m., in lieu of admission bring a non-perishable food item to donate; Dec. 16, Chowder Pot in Hartford, depart 11 a.m.

• New Year’s Eve Dinner and Bingo Monday, Dec. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $5, register by Wednesday, Dec. 18

Metacomet Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1926 and American Legion Post 84 annual clothing drive thru Monday, Dec. 11, drop-off location boxes at sites along Hopmeadow Street: Fire Department main station, Eno Memorial main floor, library, outside police station dispatch office inside Town Hall, First Church of Christ Congregational, Palmer Hall entrance

Red Cross blood donor opportunity Thursday, Dec. 12, 1-6 p.m., Hoffman Auto Group Simsbury, 46 Albany Turnpike, appts. at 1-800-RED CROSS or online at RedCrossBlood.org; donors thru Wednesday, Dec. 18 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card

Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation Luncheon Friday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Benny’s of Simsbury, 562 Hompeadow St., free for those who have joined the Simsbury Chamber since Dec. 1, 2018, all other members $10, RSVP by Monday, Dec. 9, 860-651-7307, info@simsburycoc.org

Storyteller’s Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St., 860-877-6099, pre-registration required:

• “A Christmas Carol” Dessert Gala with Storytelling Thursday, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., $30, reading by Jennifer Munro accompanied by live Christmas carols sung by the Simsbury High School Singers

• Murder at the Ivory Tower: A Live Murder Mystery with a cast of live actors Saturday, Dec. 14, 8-10 p.m., $50 per guest

• Author talk Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, 2-3 p.m., Janet Reich Elsbach, author of “Extra Helping: Recipes for Caring, Connecting, and Building Community One Dish at a Time,” tickets $5 at https://www.storytellerscottage.com/book-online/author-talk-with-janet-elsbach

Children’s activities
• Dumbledore’s Army Sunday, Dec. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m., $20 per meeting

• Fantasy Drawing II – Fairies & Dragons Friday, Dec. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $45, with artist Robin Towle-Fecso, ages 10+

• Free Storytime with Greg Wolfe author of “Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf” Saturday, Dec. 21, 1-1:30 p.m., ages 4-8

Simsbury Police Department’s support of Heroes and Hounds Military Working Dog Drive, care packages for soldiers and their working canine partner, donated items dropped off at the SPD, 933 Hopmeadow St., contact Mark Rudewicz, animal control officer, at 860-658-3110, mrudewicz@pd.simsbury.ct.gov

Simsbury Woman’s Club offering $2,500 scholarship to a Connecticut woman, deadline for receipt of applications Feb. 10, 2020, applications at www.SimsburyWomansClub.org