image courtesy NorthPark Center

image courtesy NorthPark Center

Home for the Holidays
The SPCA of Texas will host pet adoption at NorthPark Center Nov. 28-Dec. 23. Adoption fees range from $50 to $250. The fee includes spay/neuter surgery, all age-appropriate vaccinations, de-worming treatment, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older, initial heartworm preventative for dogs, a feline leukemia and FIV testing for cats four months and older, a microchip and a free leash or cardboard cat carrier. Pet adoption hours are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday noon-6 p.m.

Holiday crafts and gifts with Mason jars
Gecko Hardware’s Sara Sullivan has canned hundreds of jars of jams and jellies this season and loves to find special ways to use Mason jars for fun and frolic. Join her at the eco-friendly hardware store this Sunday from noon-2 p.m. for a holiday craft workshop where you will learn how to make simple baking mixes, crazy jar crafts, live plants in jars, and even pet gift ideas. Free

Celebrate Advent
Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church offers an Advent family workshop Sunday at 4 p.m. Participate in a variety of activities as a family such as creating advent wreaths and ornaments, decorating Christmas cards for the homebound, cookie decorating, and caroling. Refreshments will be provided. Free

Story time with Wanda Vassallo
Meet local author Wanda Vassallo at Half Price Books on Sunday from 3-4 p.m. Listen as Vassallo reads a story from one of her children’s books, including I Was the Mother of a Baby Duck, Animal Trials and Smiles, and Lessons from Finned, Feathered and Furry Friends. Free