LIVING To Do: Alternative Gift Fair

The third annual Alternative Gift Fair brings area nonprofits in one place for quick and easy donations. Photo courtesy of The Paramount Theater. The third annual Alternative Gift Fair brings area nonprofits in one place for quick and easy donations. Photo courtesy of The Paramount Theater.

If your inner Cindy Lou Who or Charlie Brown has you feeling down about an overly commercialized Christmas, try charitable shopping on for size. Browse a variety of nonprofit booths at the third annual Alternative Gift Fair and make a donation in a loved one’s name. Past participants have included the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Building Goodness Foundation and Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle.

Thursday 12/4. Free, noon. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.