Have pancakes with Santa this Saturday

LANCASTER – Santa and friends will be stopping by for the City of Lancaster’s annual Breakfast with Santa this weekend.

This festive event will be held on Saturday, December 15, at Lancaster City Park’s Stanley Kleiner Activity Center, located at 43011 N. 10th Street West. The first seating begins at 8 a.m.

Santa’s elves will host a variety of holiday arts and crafts that children can take home. The entire family will enjoy a hotcake and ham breakfast, caroling, and more!

Tickets are available at the Parks, Recreation and Arts Department in Lancaster City Hall; $8 for adults and $5 for children. All children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone must have a ticket.

Photos with Santa will be available at the event for $3 per picture. A maximum of 125 tickets will be sold per seating (8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. & 11 a.m). For more information, call 661-723-6077.

Holiday Book Drive for local children

Barnes & Noble of the Antelope Valley is making it easy for shoppers to take part in the spirit of giving by holding a book drive for local children this holiday season.

The book drive runs through December 31, and all new books donated by shoppers will go to the Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley.

Red book marks have been placed in many of the books throughout the store to help shoppers find the perfect children’s book to donate.

To participate, go to the Holiday Book Drive display located in Barnes & Noble, select a gift tag from the display, choose a children’s book, buy the book and sign the bookplate provided by the cashier.

Barnes & Noble of the Antelope Valley is located at 39228 10th Street West in Palmdale.

For more information on how to donate to the Children’s Center, call 661-949-1206 or visit www.childrenscenter.av.org.