The annual Festival of Trees and Holiday Shopping Extravaganza is being held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Rabun County Civic Center. There will be more than 40 vendors offering Christmas-related items. There also will be a silent auction of 25 trees, a Lee Johnson painting and a homemade shawl by Sharon Grist. The Community Action Team of the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy of Rabun County is operating the concession stand. All proceeds go to buy books for Rabun County children. Meals costing $5 can be ordered for pick-up. For more information, visit www.ferstfoundation.org.