Holiday open house -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Directions in downtown Mount Shasta. Lively day of sales, specials and surprises. Live music by Leslie Tift and Tom Scott. Benefit for Mount Shasta Friends of the Library. Info: 926-4865.
• Craft fair -- McCloud Community Resource Center’s 5th annual Holiday Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., MCRC, 304 W. Minnesota Street. Homemade gift items. Vendors welcome. Table/space: $15. Info: 964-3250.

Turkey shoot -- Mt. Shasta Longrifles annual Turkey Shoot, 10 a.m., Snowman’s Hill Range, Highway 89, just south of Mt. Shasta Ski Park turnoff. Trail and Paper Shoot, 10 turkeys awarded (limit two turkeys per family). String Shoot – Salami & Cheese, $1 entry fee, three shots.

Entry fee: $5 per shooter; maximum $20 per family. Includes hot lunch of chili beans, bread, coffee and hot cocoa. Info: 235-4546, 276-9873 or 926-6942.

Transceiver clinic -- Friends of the Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center will offer a free Transceiver Clinic. Meet at 9 a.m. at The Fifth Season in downtown Mount Shasta for carpooling into the field for training on snow. Dress appropriately.
Course is designed to help beginners to advanced users learn how to use avalanche transceivers and provide practice sessions. Some demo transceivers will be available. Info: 926-9617.

The Eugene Ballet's The Nutcracker -- A number of children from around Siskiyou County will participate in this Christmas classic. Beginning at 7 p.m. at the College of the Siskiyous Theater in Weed. General admission tickets are $20, seniors $19, children under 12 are $12. All seats are reserved. For tickets, call the Weed Campus Foundation Office: 938-5373.