Holiday fair: Our Lady of Lourdes Church will hold its free annual Jingle Bell Fair on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be crafters, home baked goods, raffles, luncheon, and more. A visit from Santa will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 508-866-4000.
Writers conference: The 12th annual New England Crime Bake will be at the Boston Hilton-Dedham from Friday to Sunday. Mystery writers and fans are welcome. There will be panel discussions, pitch sessions with agents, master classes, and critiques. Tickets are $200 for members, $240 for non-members. Register at www.crimebake.org.
Calling young artists: Young crafters ages 9 to 19 are wanted for the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at Duxbury High School on Dec. 7. Children and teens are invited to sell their creations of photography, paintings, woodworking, accessories, and jewelry. Sign-up is $30. Register at www.promotingyouth.org.
Veterans concert: The Ventress Memorial Library Cultural Series presents “Veterans Day Stories” and concert on Saturday at 2 p.m. Musical group Celtic Ks will perform patriotic music and Dick Martin, a Marshfield veteran, will be honored. The program is free. www.ventresslibrary.org or 781-834-5535.
Fund-raiser: The Scituate Animal Shelter will hold its annual “Fresh From Italy” fund-raiser at Orta Ristorante on Nov. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be Italian food and dessert, wine, and an auction. Tickets are $50. www.scituateanimalshelter.org or 781-544-4533.
Tutors needed: Norfolk County RSVP is seeking volunteers for tutoring elementary students in Weymouth Public Schools. Volunteers will work with students to improve reading and math skills. 781-329-5728.Send items to Globe South, Boston Globe, Box 55819, Boston, MA 02205, or email@example.com.