When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2
Where: 2340 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago
Cost: Admission to the holiday fair is free (museum admission not required
Details: Local vendors will be selling their eco-friendly holiday wares. Many of the items are handmade and one-of-a-kind.
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 24-25;
Cost: $3 per project, $5 for two projects
Details: Participants can "upcycle" by diverting unwanted materials from the landfills and turning them into handmade gifts. For example, kids can use pieces of felt from thrift shop sweaters to create tree ornaments.