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Finest Christmas Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, Stafford. Porcelain, ceramics, jewelry, toys, needlework, handmade arts and crafts, Santa. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $2, ages 12 and younger free. Benefits Stafford Volunteer Fire Department.
Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale, Concord Baptist Church, 15625 Concord Road, Ruther Glen. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Christmas Bazaar, ADS Meeting and Training Center, 107 Westwood Office Park, Fredericksburg. Avon, Miche, Thirty-one Gifts, Tomboy Tools, Pampered Chef, Gold Canyon. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 540/220-6432.
Holiday Bazaar, North Stafford Baptist Church, 11 Meadow Drive. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 540/659-6901.
St. Jude Walk, Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Registration 6:30 a.m., walk starts at 8 a.m. in the food court. Benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. givethankswalk.org.
All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Dinner, Lignum Ruritan Club, Gibson Lane. 5-7 p.m. $18. 540/399-1363.
Book Signing, Porter Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Robin Michelle Donovan will sign copies of her children's book, "A Christmas Rescue." 2-5 p.m.
Book Sale, Wilderness Branch Library, Locust Grove. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Nov. 16 listing.
Civil War Authors Day, Gray Ghost Vineyards, 14706 Lee Highway, Amissville. Featuring wines for the holidays and renowned Civil War authors in attendance to autograph books. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. grayghostvineyards.com; 540/937-4869.
Speakers Forum: "Years of Anguish: Struggle at Fredericksburg," Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne St. 1-5 p.m. Free. Book signing and reception will follow the forum in the Fredericksburg Area Museum's historic Town Hall, 907 Princess Anne St.
Holiday Open House, Cooper Vineyards, 13372 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Runs again Nov. 18. 540/894-5474; cooper
Downhome Ball, Read All Over Books, 307 William St. An elegant family hoedown with music, dancing, silent auction, food. 6-11 p.m. $15, $25 couple, $10 students/seniors. Benefits Downtown Greens community garden.
Salvation Army Kettle Cook-Off, Village Greens at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Features a variety of local restaurants dishing up their tastiest "one-kettle" dish to sample. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10, under age 5 free. 540/373-3431.
IN THE MOOD:
The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts presents the national juried exhibit "Light & Shadow" through November. This diverse collection of works by artists from coast to coast is on display in the Frederick Gallery. Right: 'Lobster Cove Grasses" by Cathy Leaycraft.