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Weekend Events: Live Music, Holiday Fairs and More

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this list of events in the region.

Oxford PTO Holiday Bazaar and Toy Drive

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Oxford Center School, 462 Oxford Road, Oxford

Cost: Free

Description: There will be a special shopping area for the kids with gifts ranging from .50 - $20, with free gift wrapping for them.  Vendors will also be set-up for Mom's & Dad's to do some of their own shopping as well, Santa will be there for photo's, and the Poinsettia's will be available for pick-up or sale. ALSO: Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive. The toys this year are going to families affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Christ Church Quaker Farms Cookie Walk and Fair

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: Christ Church Quaker Farms 470 Quaker Farms Rd, Oxford

Cost: Free

Description: Holiday event is open to all. Click the link above for more info. 

Mini New England Village Tour

When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2

Where: Oxford's Twitchell Rowland Homestead Museum

Cost: Free

Description: Oxford's Twitchell Rowland Homestead Museum will feature a miniature New England Village decorated for the holidays from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 16.  The Museum is located at 60 Towner Lane, off Route 67.

See other upcoming Oxford events, or add your own, here. 

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Western School Theater Club's Holiday Vendor Fair

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Western School, 100 Pine St., Naugatuck

Cost: Free

Description:  Want to get ahead on your holiday shopping? Come visit up the Western School Theatre Club's annual holiday fair! Raffles, Silpada, Miche, 31, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, independent vendors and much more!!  Get your tickets to Beauty and the Beast!

Pancake Breakfast With Santa

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Tender Years Preschool, 9 Division St., Naugatuck

Cost: $7.00pp - 7 and under are FREE

Description: Have breakfast with Santa and have a good time with your neighbors in the community. See the link above for more details.

Firefighters Toy Drive for Kids

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Where: Town Green, Naugatuck

Cost: Please bring a new, unwrapped toy

Description: On December 1,2012, Naugatuck Firefighters Local 1219 will be conducting their annual toy drive for kids. This event is being held on the Naugatuck Green from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. santa will be Arriving at noon as well as other events going on throughout the day. The Fire Department will be handing out fire safety information, the Connecticut State Police will be there with the Accident Convincers, and Connecticut chip child identification will be available. New unwrapped toys, books, or clothes will be accepted and greatly appreciated. Please come out and help us to help those less fortunate have a happy holiday.

Naugatuck Police Toy Drive

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Walmart, Naugatuck

Cost: Please bring a new, unwrapped toy, or purchase them at Walmart to donate

Description

As they have done for several years, theNaugatuck Police Department is collecting toy donations to be delivered to local children. Officers held the first toy drive Friday at Walmart in Naugatuck and will hold the second and final toy drive from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Walmart this Saturday, Dec. 1.

"Last year our efforts provided toys to over 200 needy families here in the Borough of Naugatuck," said Lt. Brian Newman. "The reason we are able to do this year every year is because of the community's support. We hope to continue to be able to provide to the needy families, but I really need you to come by and make a donation. No donation is too small or to big."

All of the items collected directly to the Naugatuck Human Resources and Development Agency located on Rubber Avenue. Workers there distribute the collected goods to families in Naugatuck.

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Orange: The Mix LIVE @ Orange Ale House 

When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: Orange Ale House

Cost: Free

Description: The Mix is a powerhouse rock band featuring 6 of the areas most highly regarded musicians and the greatest repertoire of unforgettable and awe inspiring tunes ever to hit the airwaves. If you like the music of Led Zeppelin, Journey, Boston, Kansas, Whitesnake, Foo Fighters, Styx, Heart, The Allman Brothers, ZZ Top and other true classic greats, then The Mix is the band that you need to see.

Holiday Fair

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 175 Old Tannery Rd, Monroe

Description: St. Peter's annual Holiday Fair will be held in the Parish Hall. The Fair sponsored by the St. Peter's Episcopal Churchwomen will feature: Attic Treasures with antiques, glassware, jewelry, Christmas decorations & ornaments, children's toys, books & games. A Luncheon will be served from 11:30am - 2:30pm that will include a variety of homemade soups, hot dogs, chips and beverages and homemade apple crisp a la mode, there also will be a Cookie Walk, Baked Goods, Homemade Cake walk musical game, & a Chinese Auction. Pictures with St. Nick too!

The Hamden Silverbells Festival

When: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Where: Town Center Park, Dixwell Avenue next to Hamden Middle School

Cost: free

Description: Town Center Park will be filled with holiday lights and community merrymaking on Sat. Dec. 1 from 2 - 6 p.m.  for Hamden's Silverbells Celebration. The event will include a puppet show, carousel rides, hayrides, crafts, letters to Santa, caroling, treeligthing and Santa's arrival by firetruck.  All events except for the puppet show are free, and the raindate for the outdoor activities is the next day, Sunday, Dec. 2.  

Huge Moving Sale

When: Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 1 & 2 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: 45 Rivendell Dr, Shelton

Cost: Free

Description: All items in excellent condition. Great prices.  Everything must go.  Couches, Victorian Settee, chairs, cocktail tables, Bar stools, antique accent tables, kitchen set, oriental rugs, small entertainment center, sewing machine, pictures, household items, china, glassware/cookware.

Candlelight House Tour

When: Saturday Dec. 1 & 2 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Huntington United Methodist Church, 338 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton

Cost: $15

Description: Featuring the heart of six unique locations (3 in Trumbull), the tour will highlight a variety of Christmas traditions. At Huntington United Methodist Church, we will feature a holiday Gift Boutique, Café, Cookie Walk and refreshments.

St. Agnes Christmas Fair

When: Saturday, December 1st at 9:00 am

Where: St Agnes Catholic Church, 400 Merwin Ave, Milford, CT

Cost: Free

Description: St. Agnes Christmas Fair to benefit Helping Hands For Hurting Hearts, an outreach of St. Agnes Church that helps poor pregnant women. Come do your Christmas shopping. Bring the children. One of our vendors has gingerbread houses for children to decorate while you shop. Stop and have lunch. 

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