We've all seen the horrors of people waiting outside for hours on end to get a great deal at a big box store on Black Friday. However, some people forget that a better deal and better service awaits them at their local businesses. Following Black Friday, many Lake Country businesses will be participating in Small Business Saturday to encourage their neighbors to shop local, and experience the difference that shopping small makes.
Giving up 79 points in a high-school basketball game might not suggest that a team made key defensive plays in the game. But that's exactly what happened last Saturday in a wild 81-79 nonconference victory for the Pewaukee boys over Milwaukee Washington.
Breakfast with the Reindeer: 9 a.m. Dec. 5, Fish Hatchery Building, 417 Main St., Delafield. Meet Santa’s reindeer and enjoy doughnut holes, milk and hot cocoa. Free.
Live Nativity: 5 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church, 818 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Pet the camel, ox, donkey, sheep and goats. Hot chocolate and refreshments served indoors. Free.
Sussex Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Dec. 4, Sussex Village Hall, N64 W23760 Main St., Sussex. Celebration includes live musical performances by local school children, music by Steve Haasch, countdown and tree lighting and visit from Santa. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Sussex Food Pantry. Free.
Village of Monches Artisan Open House & Holiday Craft Fair: 9 a.m. Dec. 5, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church, W302 N8593 O’Neill Road, Monches. Also includes food, homemade baked goods, raffles, chili, pies and more. Concert in church at 1 p.m. by the Kettle Moraine Symphony.