Local events

Santa Express

Nov. 23-Dec. 23. 21st annual event of the holiday store where kids can experience the joy of giving. Children ages 4-12 can find affordable gifts for everyone on their shopping list. Volunteer elves are on hand to help the children select and wrap their gifts, with the net proceeds going to benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Adults can shop while they wait at Vanessa’s Village, a boutique of reasonably-priced, specialty items, are perfect for stocking stuffers, gifts for family and friends or secret Santas. Hours are Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.