If you need a night to yourself without the kids, whether it's to do some Christmas shopping or wrap those presents -- the Humane Society of West Michigan has a solution.

Drop the kids off at Humane Society of West Michigan for Winter Escape! The night will include a movie, pizza, hot cocoa, crafts, guest speaker (from a wildlife rescue) and a few special animal guest!

-Dec. 15th from 6-9pm
-For children ages 7-12
-Fee is $20 per kid, $10 for additional siblings
-E-mail JordAnn at jbush@hswestmi.org to sign up

And on Dec. 12th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm, Brushes with Benefits provides everything you need for a creative and fun night: canvas, paint, brushes, and a 3-hour step-by-step walk-through of a painting.

For every ticket sold, Brushes with Benefits is donating $10 to the Humane Society of West Michigan! Sign up on Facebook.

Food and drinks are available for purchase at the venue, Uccellos on the East Beltline, and they will donate 15% of restaurant sales to Humane Society of West Michigan.

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