The New Canaan Artisans will hold their annual holiday fundraiser Friday, Nov. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roger Sherman Inn, located at 195 Oenoke Ridge, in New Canaan.

The event kicks off Friday night with the Holiday Boutique Preview Sale featuring handmade items made by members of the artisans group. Wine and appetizers will be served and there will be a raffle. New this year will be a Giving Tree decorated with handmade ornaments, of which all proceeds go to the group.

The Artisans wish to thank those who donated to the tree by giving an ornament to them. Some ornaments will contain a surprise gift to the donor. Continuing on Saturday, Santa Claus will be visiting.

This sale has been a foundation for charitable events in New Canaan since the group became incorporated in 1938. Supported by local merchants and the Inn, all event proceeds will be donated to nonprofits. Last year, more than $21,000 was given to 20 nonprofit organizations.

There is a limited number of tickets with a 10 percent dinner discount that night, Nov. 22 at the Inn. These tickets are $10 and dinner reservations are required. To purchase tickets and make reservations, call the Inn at 203-966-4541.

The entry fee for the party only is $10 and payable at the door. On Saturday, the entry fee is complimentary.

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