Holidays in the hills
Sample from a variety of Placer County wineries, plus enjoy appetizers and live music. This event benefits Toys For Tots, and discounts will be available on some purchases with toy donations.
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Various Placer County wineries
Cost: Free with toy donation
Information: (916) 663-4486, www.placerwine.com
Soup is the star here
Taste a variety of soups from area restaurants, including Seasons and the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op, and pick your favorites at the Camellia Waldorf School Winter Faire. Gingerbread workshops, crafts, live music and entertainment will be included.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Camellia Waldorf School, 5701 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento
Cost: Free admission; soups cost $4 for a single serving, $8 for three samples, $9 for large soup with salad and bread, and $10 for three soup samples plus salad and bread.
Information: (916) 427-5022
Add festive designs to winter holiday cookies in this free event sponsored by the Sacramento Public Library. Sprinkles and colored icings will be available for decorating.
When: 2 p.m. Dec. 22
Where: Valley Hi-North Laguna Library, 7400 Imagination Parkway, Sacramento
Information: (916) 264-2920, www.saclibrary.org.