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A lot of seasonal festivities are going on this weekend beginning this afternoon in the Community Center, 3 p.m. Stop by to pick up some ornaments and thank the Cape Hatteras students for thinking of us. Stop by the Castle on Silver Lake Drive on Saturday to shop local. 

Friday, Dec. 6
The Giving Tree
: a late afternoon of holiday cheer and free Christmas décor shopping, 1000 homemade ornaments were made just for you and much more. This event is put on courtesy of the Cape Hatteras Secondary School DECA. 3 to 6 p.m. Community Center,

Saturday, Dec. 7:
Village Thrift: Christmas paraphernalia giveaway. Free. On the porch; 1 to 4 p.m.
Latino Fiesta (postponed from November). Music, food and dancing.  Starts at11:30 a..m., dancing 7 p.m. Berkley Barn
Shop Local: in the Castle with island vendors. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To participate, call Carol Woolgar at 252-588-2040.

Sunday, Dec. 8:
Annual Friends of the Library Cookie Swap. 2 p.m. in the Community Center. Bring a dozen or more cookies to swap.
For those on the county mainland: Octagon House Christmas Open House. 2 to 4 p.m. Located at 30868 US 264, Engelhard. Engelhard Christian Church Children’s Bell Choir begins at 2:45 pm.