It's a crafty time of year for kids and adults alike, and local nature centers know it. All activities below require advance registration. As always, there are many hikes and other activities on our calendar.
On Saturday at Meadowside Nature Center they'll be making holiday "kissing balls" made with natural materials and mistletoe. The activity includes a hike to collect materials; bring clippers. Ages 16+. $7.
On both Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Long Branch Nature Center and Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington have a great offer: leave your kids from 1-5, and they'll entertain them with crafts and nature activities. Ages 4-14; $25.