Get your holiday shopping finished early and support the Franklin Lakes Branch of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary. There will be a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and more than 40 vendors selling jewelry, boutique clothing, home goods and more. Proceeds contribute to the Auxiliary’s pledge to raise funds for pediatric care. Tickets are $48 and include brunch. ValleyHealth.com
Learn about Northwest Bergen County’s dilemma of the 1920s: the Prohibition Act. The event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Bergen History Coalition and the Historical Society of Rockland County and includes a luncheon, storytelling and panel presentations. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased with the reservation form found online. MahwahMuseum.org
Stop by the Creative Den in Glen Rock to learn how to bake your own warm, fresh focaccia bread. Pastry chef Cristina Vazquez, owner of the Petal Dust Cakery in Fair Lawn, will guide the lesson. Students will take home a tray of their own and a recipe card. Registration is $75 and may be done online. Shop.CreativeDenLLC.com
Impress friends and family this Thanksgiving with your own crafted centerpiece made of gourds, pumpkins and fall flowers. The class is part of an ongoing series of morning fall workshops at Abma’s. All craft materials included. Registration may be done online, and the fee is $20, which will be applied to the final cost of your design. AbmasFarm.com
Bring the whole family to Memorial Park at Van Neste Square to ring in the holiday season at the 8th Annual Winterfest. Guests will enjoy a horse-drawn hayride, live music, ice sculptures, and tasty treats like candy canes and complimentary hot chocolate. Free to attend. RidgewoodGuild.com
Grab your friends and join us for a festive Ugly Sweater-themed cookie decorating workshop! Elizabeth from The Circle Bakeshop teaches the basics of cookie decorating and some special decorating tips. So, grab your coffee (or your mimosas—we won't tell!) and show off your skills as you create some fun cookies for the holidays! $50 registration fee. Pre-register online. Shop.CreativeDenLLC.com
You do not have to go to NYC to see the lighting of a huge Christmas tree! East Ridgewood Avenue will be filled with holiday music and entertainment, and Santa will be in Van Neste Park for the kids.
The Ridgewood Historical Society and The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood will co-sponsor a tour commemorating the Village's 125th Anniversary, which includes seven Ridgewood homes built between 1880 and 1930. Proceeds support The Historical Society and the Woman’s Club. Tickets are $50 ($15 for students ages 12 to 18) and can be purchased online or from local merchants beginning Nov. 1. RidgewoodHistoricalSociety.org
Local Historians Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki will be sharing their expertise in Ridgewood history using Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. Learn why the Ridgewood Public Library restored these maps and uncover details on streets, buildings and homes in Ridgewood. Join us for this interesting tour of Ridgewood as part of its 125th Anniversary celebration. All welcome, no registration required.
Matthew James and James Productions, LLC, present "Fun and Fame: A Poppin' Christmas 2019." The production features cast and crew ranging in age from 7 to 64. The performance will include medleys, mashups and renditions of famous performances including celebrity impersonators covering Lady Gaga, Elvis Presley and more. A portion of sales will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Society. JamesProductions.org
It's gingerbread time! Kids grades 2 and up with an adult will use soft polar fleece to create their own gingerbread person! Hand-sew on trim/buttons and add a scarf, vest or skirt to make a special holiday decoration. The final touch is to stuff and hand-sew the body closed. Members: $30; non-members: $40. Reserve online. WyckoffYMCA.org
Enjoy a festive DIY workshop accompanied by a private wine tasting at your favorite local farm! Workshop includes wine glass, tasting and all materials to create a holiday centerpiece for $60. Register online. AbmasFarm.com/Events