It's the first weekend of the holiday season. Before you recover from that big T-Day meal of turkey and all the trimmings, it's time to trim the tree for Christmas -- while an early Hanukkah brightens the seasonal spirit. So go with the flow, and let the celebrations roll this weekend in Westport:

'Tis the season for all manner of "Nutcracker" and "Christmas Carol" interpretations, but if you're in the mood for a different take on the holiday spirit, catch "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge." The Westport Community Theatre production of the Christopher Durang debuts this weekend, with shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The troupe stages its productions at Town Hall on Myrtle Avenue. More details are here:

Re-stock the larder for holiday festivities at the Westport Winter Farmers Market on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Gilbertie's, 7 Sylvan Lane. Farm- and kitchen-fresh fare is always in season at the weekly market. Details:

Search for the "ones that got away" -- turkeys, that is, as Earthplace organizes a post-Thanksgiving "Turkey Walk" search Saturday for the big birds who live in the wild on the nature center's preserve at 10 Woodside Lane. The search, led by a naturalist, starts at 2:30 p.m. For details, check or call 203-227-7253.

It's whole new dimension in quilting. The communal digital quilt project at the MakerSpace in the Westport Library continues Saturday (and the next several as well) from noon to 4 p.m., under direction of Balam Soto, the library's first Maker-in-Residence. Join in and learn more about the project here:

The "Jazz Rabbi," otherwise known as Rabbi Greg Wall, leader of Beit Chaverim Synagogue of Westport/Norwalk -- is sure to lead a spirited performance at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, along with his longtime collaborators from New York's downtown music scene, the Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, the Later Prophets, and Zion80. The event takes place in the Town Hall auditorium. For details, go here:

The joy of singing -- especially, not alone -- is chronicled in the memoir, "Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others," by writer Stacy Horn. She'll be at the Westport Library at 2 p.m. Sunday to discuss the book and elaborate on how she finds fulfillment in singing with a choir. More at: