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1. Shop locally
Support the small businesses in Sharon and its neighbors this holiday season.
2. Support the Gifts for Kids drive
More than 1,000 Sharon-area children seek gifts this holiday season. The Gifts for Kids drive seeks sponsors for the children, all identified by human services providers in South Norfolk County. Interested sponsors may e-mail or call one of the following individuals between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.: Abigail Marsters at email@example.com or 781-784-4372; Teri Gorsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-784-1441; or Karen Gordon at email@example.com or 781-784-7616.
3. Attend a craft show
A creative holiday craft show is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walpole VFW Hall, 108 Robbins Road, Walpole.
Each show will have about 40 crafters and high quality vendors. There will be free door prize tickets, and drawings every hour. Admission is $1 for adults, free for kids.
4. Explore Borderland State Park
Borderland State Park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset.
5. Check out a new art exhibit
Mass Audubon's Gallery's new fall exhibit "Natural Expressions and Indigenous Colors," featuring the paintings of Farnaz Mobayyen, runs Nov. 17 to Jan. 10. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.