Yay, it's the best season of the year! I'm not religious but I love any time of year that promotes kindness and cookies. Judging by the few times I've been out in the last week, everyone has the holiday spirit, I'm seeing Christmas trees in windows already, and lots of homes decorated in lights. OH, that reminds me, don't forget to enter your photos in our Light Up Montana contest for a chance to win $500 from Republic Services!

This Friday is Black Friday, which isn't super significant anymore as stores started their specials and sales back in what feels like July. Plus, with the pandemic, Black Friday simply isn't what it used to be. You know... fanatics camped out at Best Buy and people literally being stomped to death at Walmart. Probably best that we've moved past that. Everyone still loves Small Business Saturday, though, and here's one spot you definitely have to hit this weekend.

Find local crafts at Imagine Nation Brewing on Friday, November 27th from 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 28th from 1 to 6 p.m. The sale is hosted by Salt & Fox, which makes eco-friendly jewelry and bath products. I'm hearing they have their tea back in stock, too! At this weekend's sale you can find earrings, essential oil blend rollers, cat toys, and more from Salt & Fox. Other vendors will include, Cjz Hats, True South Wood Design, HOT DAMN Crafts, and Big Sky Boho. Naturally, COVID-19 precautions will be in place, please wear your mask and they promise to sanitize.

You can still pick up cans for the Turkey weekend at Imagine Nation, too. Their latest creation is a Double Fruited Smoothie Sour that "uses twice the amount of fruit we’ve ever put in a beer." Sounds like the perfect match for a hot turkey sammy!

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