1. Ready to start thinking of winter activities and sports? Head to MEC for its 2nd annual Snowfest event. Snowfest is a fantastic opportunity to meet with the vast network of snowsport groups that exist in NS, including vendors, clubs and organizations. Staff will be on hand to meet all of your wintersport outfitting needs. They will have hot cider, a children's craft area and the sale of lightly used winter gear! 2. Get your copy signed! Pit Pony is a beloved classic of children's literature, and has been turned into a movie and a television series. For this new illustrated edition, the story has been retold in an abbreviated version for young readers and is vividly illustrated by acclaimed illustrator Sydney Smith. Janet Barkhouse will be at the Mic Mac Chapters on Saturday! 3. The Speech and Hearing Association of Nova Scotia (SHANS) will be hosting their second annual SHANS Speech & Hearing Expo on Saturday at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. This year’s Expo will include dozens of exhibitors, public presentations, a fun kids’ zone, and free hearing screenings. Admission is free and there are great door prizes to be won! 4. Come try your hand at African drumming with this free workshop at Pier 21! Learn traditional African rhythms and proper techniques. 5. Christmas at the Forum has developed a well-earned reputation for presenting the largest, most diverse selection of quality crafts and art in the region, for creating a joyous, festive atmosphere conducive to selling, and for continuing to bring ever-larger crowds of enthusiastic buyers to the show each year. So head to the Forum to buy some seasonal crafts, or to get ideas to make your own!