We're in the home stretch of holiday gift-buying — and of opportunities to get those gifts from local makers at ready-made vendor events. Supporting small-biz artists and crafters is a good cause in every case, but this week's "Crafts for Critters" event will also benefit Flower City Critters Small Animal Rescue. The organization is dedicated to ensuring the welfare of all small animals — rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and more — and placing them in loving homes. The event will feature handmade copper wire-wrapped stone and bead jewelry by Designs by Ancelin, which will donate a portion of all proceeds to Flower City Critters to boost their medical and rescue supply fund.
The "Crafts for Critters" benefit event takes place on Thursday, December 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Little Button Crafts, 658 South Avenue. Free admission. 371-7891; littlebuttoncraft.com.