Craft fairs and holiday bazaars

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BRATTLEBORO

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The women of the First United Methodist Church will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Featured will be homemade crafts, tree ornaments, "Unique Boutique," food table with fresh homemade donuts from our kitchen, applesauce, frozen apple pies, and many other Christmas items. Coffee, tea, and doughnuts will be available. Proceeds from the bazaar are donated to both local and church missions. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive, off Putney Road and is handicap accessible. There is ample parking. For more information, email fumcob@gmail.com or call 802-254-4218.

- American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 5 will be holding its 25th Annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 32 Linden St. Thirty-five vendors are expected and the Legion's kitchen will be open. All proceeds are used to support programs for veterans and their families. Any questions, or to inquire about being a vendor, call Lori Nelson at 802-380-6179.

- Christmas Craft Fair at Centre Congregational Church will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Currently seeking vendors for this event. If you are interested, contact Centre Church at 802-254-4730.

- The Outlet Center located at Exit 1 of Interstate 91 is hosting a vendor and craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 2. In addition to the Outlet Center's well-established stores, the craft fair will offer everything from Christmas wreaths to screen prints to handmade bags and more. In addition, the Pampered Chef, Tupperware, LuluRue and 31 Bags will have booths and there will be a Brattleboro Union High School Booster Club table filled with school items.

WESTMORELAND, N.H.

- There will be a holiday bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Westmoreland Fellowship Hall and Town Hall, on the corner of Route 63 and South Village Road. Baked goods, cookie walk, raffle including quilt raffle, handicrafts, Grandma's white elephants and greenery items. Santa will be in from 11 a.m. to noon, and luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The holiday bazaar benefits the Ladies Aid Society's mission projects. For more information, contact Joanne at 603-313-5447.

READSBORO

- The Christmas Bazaar hosted by the Ladies of St. Anne is set for Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Joachim Parish Hall, 36 Tunnel St. The event will feature an array of delicious holiday baked goods, lottery tree, auction, food basket complete with turkey and wine, several raffles, handcrafted items, boutique, ornaments and tag sale

items. Santa will visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch selections will include lasagna, quiche, soup, sandwiches, grinders and desserts, all freshly made.

WEST BRATTLEBORO

- Christmas Bazaar: First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro's annual Christmas Bazaar is set for Saturday, Nov. 25. Booths will feature Christmas greens and ornaments from balsam wreaths to berry bowls, hand crafted gifts from baskets to hats, and wool gloves to afghans. In addition, there will be fudge, sweet and savory treats and preserves, and a display of doll clothes and embroidered sundries. The baked goods table will be brimming with fresh bread and pastries. Balsam sachets and bird feeders are also to be found. A kid's corner will feature pine cone bird feeders. The West Bee Nursery will be there with handmade soaps and lotions. Stop by and purchase your raffle tickets with items from maple syrup to quilts and homemade dolls, from rustic settee to Vermont cheeses to the ever-practical gift and gas cards. The drawing will be held just before closing at 1:30 p.m. Luncheon will feature our hearty corn chowder, and various sandwiches. Coffee and cider will be available all day. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

GUILFORD

- Guilford Community Church will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Handmade crafts, decorated wreaths, holiday cookie platters, white elephants, and gift items will be for sale, along with a delicious luncheon of soups and sandwiches. Raffle items include a beautiful handmade quilt, American Girl doll, a basket of Vermont-made products, cut-your- own Christmas tree and other gift certificates, and much more. All proceeds from the bazaar benefit the church, which supports numerous local programs and organizations serving the wider community.

WALPOLE, N.H.

- The Congregational Church on the Common in Walpole, N.H., will host its Annual Mistletoe Mart on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee, luncheon, candy, baked goods, crafts, white elephants, gifts, plants and Christmas greens will be available. Lunch runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CHESTERFIELD, N.H.

Asbury United Methodist Church will host its annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the town hall on Route 63. The church will host a craft and food table along with more than 20 other local craftspeople from the region. A luncheon of soup, chili, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, sweet treats and beverages will be served. Proceeds from the fair benefit the church's missions and ministry, including Operation Christmas, which offers help to local families in need during the holiday season.

WEST BRATTLEBORO

- On Friday, Dec. 1, 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist will host its annual bazaar at the West Village Meeting House on South Street. Items include Christmas wreaths, swags and ornaments. There will also be a gift emporium and an opportunity on Friday for children to decorate cookies. Chili to go and a Saturday Soup Lunch at 11 a.m.

GRAFTON

- Wreaths and Greens: The Grafton Historical Society will be selling indoor and outdoor holiday decorations this year for the first time to help raise funds to repair its museum's basement. The sale will take place on Dec. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grafton Historical Society's museum on Main Street. Hand-decorated live evergreen wreaths, swags, and outdoor planters will be featured on the museum's lawn, while inside small Christmas decorations, wrappings, gifts, and books will be sold.The sale will be part of the Grafton Holiday Festival week-end when businesses, museums and other organizations will be open to the public for holiday fun and events.

DOVER

- The 3rd Annual Dover Holiday Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Dover Town Hall in East Dover from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 14 local artists and crafters — hooked rugs, jewelry, photography, knit and fabric arts, decorative wood crafts, handcrafted chocolates, honey, soaps and lotions, birdseed wreaths and much more.

BRATTLEBORO

- Come shop for the holidays at the Winter Craft Market in the Stone Church in downtown Brattleboro, featuring dozens of local vendors, on Dec. 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items include jewelry, pottery, cosmetics, accessories, house wares and visual art, and face painting for the kids.




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