Although the Friday after Stuff-Your-Face-with-Turkey Day is historically the start of holiday shopping, we know lots of you are looking to get a head start on finding those unique gifts. Plus, the sooner you finish making your purchases, the sooner you get to participate in the All-the-Eggnog-You-Can-Drink-While-Lying-on-the-Couch-Watching-Claymation-Specials Day. So get going to the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue) for the free Holiday Fair 2006 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participate in craft workshops, or queue up for book-signings by Julius Hunter, Quincy Troupe, Charlie Brennan and the savvy authoresses of Girlfriends on the Go. Then, enjoy a century of vintage fashions presented by Catwalk Fashion Entertainment Group and have a holiday photo taken with the models ($2). And don't forget to peruse the Louisiana Purchase shop for a few gifts before you leave. For more information about the fair fun, call 314-746-4599 or visit www.mohistory.org.
Sun., Nov. 19