Saturday, Nov. 30
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., art and craft fair; free admission; coffee, doughnuts and lunch for sale by VFW Auxiliary; bake sale and raffles; VFW Post 7591, 301 Cottage Grove Road, Madison.
Thursday, Dec. 5
4-8 p.m., Shop for a Cause, local vendors selling jewelry, crafts, holiday items and more. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Raffle to raise funds for the Alzheimer Association Wisconsin Chapter. Held in the community room at Drumlin Residences, 107 E. Reynolds St., Cottage Grove.
Friday, Dec. 6
7 p.m., Holiday Parade of Lights. Units will line up at Cottage Grove School, proceed north on North Main Street, turn west on Cottage Grove Road and end at the Market Place Shopping Center. The lighting of the Christmas tree will take place immediately after the parade at Bank of Sun Prairie, 419 W. Cottage Grove Road.
Saturday, Dec. 7
8-10 a.m., breakfast with Santa, New Life Church, 7564 Cottage Grove Road, Madison.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Glacial Drumlin School PTO holiday craft show, GDS, 801 Damascus Trail.
3 p.m., Madison Monona Lioness Club meat raffle, Tully’s II, Monona.
Sunday, Dec. 8
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., holiday bazaar and silent auction, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive, Monona.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., holiday market and cookie walk to benefit OccuPaws, East Side Club, 3735 Monona Drive. More than 40 booths will be featured.
12:15-7 p.m., Toys for Tots fundraiser, VFW Post 7591, 301 Cottage Grove Road, Madison.
2 p.m., Monona History Club, Christmas at the historic Dean House, 4718 Monona Drive. Visit and enjoy tours, singing carols around the pump organ, refreshments and a recitation of “The Night Before Christmas.”
2-4 p.m., Mending Day, Monona Public Library. Drop off items to be mended in the café; first come first serve. Some restrictions apply.
4 p.m., Sun Prairie Area Chorus and Sun Prairie Community Band holiday concert, Cardinal Heights Middle School Performance Center, Sun Prairie. Free, family event.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
10-11:30 a.m., Monona Area Memory Café, a supportive environment to do an activity, socialize and enjoy a snack, for individuals who experience memory loss and their caregivers, sponsored by Heritage Monona, at Monona Public Library.
Saturday, Dec. 14
10 a.m. to noon, free, festive photos of you and your pets in an outdoor nativity scene, simple costumes and props available. Donations accepted for Dane County Humane Society. New Life Church, 7564 Cottage Grove Road, Madison.
Monday, Dec. 16
7:30 p.m., high school orchestra concert, Monona Grove High School.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
10-11 a.m., senior veterans group to share experiences and spend time with other veterans, Aster Assisted Living (Cottage Grove room), 139 E. Reynolds St., Cottage Grove. For more information, call Katie Drea at 333-9306.
7 p.m., Sizzling Strings holiday concert, show choir, jazz band, Glacial Drumlin School.
Saturday, Dec. 28
10-11:30 a.m., bird and nature outing, Free, naturalist-led, family friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into Edna Taylor Conservation Park. Meet at ALNC lobby or on back deck. Call 698-0104 for more information.