Alexandria Museum is open at 23 W. Main St. in Alexandria from 2-4 p.m.

Alexandria Museum is open at 23 W. Main St. in Alexandria from 2-4 p.m.

Santa Paws, Julia's Team Kids Conquering Cancer for Johnstown's Relay for Life, pet pictures with Santa in Belt Park from 1-4 p.m.

Soup benefit at Faith Fellowship, Youth for Christ building, 4:30-7 p.m.

Johnstown AmSpirit networking meeting, 8:45 a.m. at Hot Spot Coffee House, 94 W. Coshocton St.

Croton Garden Club holiday workshop, Croton Town Hall, 9 a.m.

Zumba Exercise Class, Johnstown Recreation Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Alexandria Village Council, 7 p.m. at 4 W. Main St. in Alexandria. Call (740) 924-ALEX (2539).

Croton Garden Club holiday workshop, Croton Town Hall, 9 a.m.

Crafts and holiday fun for teens in grades 6-8 at the Babcock Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Deadline for advertising, including classified ads, for the next edition of The Independent. 3 p.m. Call 740-888-6000 for information. To place a classified ad, call 1-800-686-7355.

Deadline for editorial information, including news briefs, letters to the editor and calendar items, for the next edition of The Independent. Noon. Call 740-272-021. Items can be e-mailed to mkuhlman@thisweeknews.com or mailed to The Johnstown Independent, P.O. Box 465, Johnstown 43031.

Dance Classes: tumbling, jazz, ballet and baton, Johnstown Recreation Center. Pre-school (3- and 4-year-olds) meets at 3 p.m.; elementary school class (age 5 and up) at 4 p.m. Cost is $3 per class.

Yoga classes. Johnstown Recreation Center, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Downtown for the Holidays, sponsored by Downtown Johnstown and Johnstown American Legion Post 254, is Main Street arts fair running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Johnstown Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Child Conservation League, 10 a.m.

Cookie, goody and craft sale, sponsored by Croton Church of Christ in the Family Life Center, 40 S. Main St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Munchin' at the Manger pancake buffet, sponsored by Faith Fellowship Church, Johnstown Recreation Center, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Johnstown Historical Society tree lighting, Bigelow Park, 4:30 p.m.