People of all ages are welcome to the Outback Teen Center on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to visit with Santa.

Christine Simmons, portrait photographer, will be on site taking photos at no charge. Photos can be ordered online following the event. All proceeds from online purchases will be donated to support programming at the Outback.

Members of the Outback Student Governing Board and Adult Board of Directors will be hosting the community at the open house and fundraiser with holiday snacks, crafts and games while the children are waiting to see Santa. Young residents can partake in cupcake decorating, ornament making, and Christmas bingo.

As a community service, Outback volunteers also are offering gift wrapping. The gifts will be wrapped by volunteers for a reasonable fee. All money raised will go to support the facility and its programs.

For further information, please call 203-0594-3074 or visit

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The Outback, New Canaan's teen center, at 71 Main St., provides a positive and enriching environment where teens are able to relax, socialize, participate in self-directed activities and have the opportunity to contribute to the community.