ICYMI: Itty Bitty News Bites
• Need an excuse to indulge in an easy (and delicious) to-go dinner? The Child Advocacy Center is having their annual Drive-Thru Dinner next week on Tuesday, December 6. You can place your order by December 2 to pick up a prepared meal (or several of them!) on December 6, and the food is provided by two tasty Springfield eateries: Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub and Civil Kitchen. On the menu are tasty options like pork belly tacos, braised red wine short rib roast, grilled salmon with bourbon glaze, whiskey-maple-caramel topped cheesecake (OMG yum!) and more.
• Pickwick & Cherry is offering their annual Holiday Cookie Decorating classes throughout the month, and the first one is this Friday, December 2. You'll use royal icing to decorate fun cookie shapes like Christmas trees, snowflakes, candy canes and more. Tickets are $64 and can be purchased in advance on their website. Hurry up, because these classes tend to sell out.
• Today and tomorrow are your last days to partake in Bon Bon’s Candy House’s Fudge-a-Rama event. Buy four flavors of fudge, get one free. They have more than 20 flavors, including classics like chocolate-pecan and holiday specials like candy cane and egg nog. Hmm…. This sounds like a good opportunity to buy some tasty treats to fill your kids’ Advent calendars.
• Speaking of Advent calendars… You better get on that! December starts on Thursday! If you haven’t made your own and want to buy a pre-made option, read our story about where to buy local advent calendars. There are Onyx coffee calendars from Green House Coffee & Affogato Bar, beer boxes from 4 by 4 Brewing Company, cookie and tea calendars from Pickwick & Cherry and more.