Southern Vermont holiday bazaars and craft fairs


Whitingham: The Whitingham Ladies Benefit Society will be holding its Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Jacksonville Municipal Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, a Chinese raffle, food table, and a luncheon. For more information, call Becky at 802-368-7110.

Windham: The annual Harvest Supper & Square Dance to benefit the Windham Community Organization will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Windham Meeting House, 26 Harrington Road on the corner with Windham Hill Road. The traditional supper of ham, butternut squash, baked beans, scalloped potatoes (also gluten-free version), sweet breads, rolls, and assorted homemade pies will be served. Square dancing for the entire family, called by Sally Newton, will begin after supper. All for $10 for adults, $5 children under 12, or $25 per family. Donations for the band will be accepted and attendees can cast ballots for Windham Library's Photo Contest "Capturing the Beauty of Windham." All are welcome.

Bellows Falls: The Ladies Aid and Mission of the First Baptist Church, Bellows Falls will host its annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 9 Church St. , from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, gifts and food tables and raffle. The luncheon menu includes a chicken and biscuit dinner, corn chowder and sandwiches. There will also be a children's menu and crafts for kids. Proceeds used for mission work locally, nationwide and worldwide.

Saxtons River: The 59th Annual Christmas Stocking Bazaar will be held at Christ's Church in Saxtons River on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. As always, the bazaar is on the two lower levels of the church building. There will be baked goods and preserves in the Food Pantry and home-made apple pies can be purchased frozen and ready to bake for holiday desserts. Attic treasures, vintage jewelry and linens will be for sale, along with a variety of hand-made creations including knitted items (sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves), fabric items (bags, pot holders, aprons), and Christmas ornaments. Tickets for raffles of 150 gallons of fuel oil from Cota & Cota and other surprise items can be purchased at the Bazaar at $3 each or six for $15 with the raffle drawing happening at 1 p.m. A silent auction of selected items will also be held. Santa's Land will offer arts and crafts fun for children. Purchase a gift of time and talent such as a prepared meal, yard work, or computer assistance. Stop by the Tea Room for a snack or lunch accompanied by Christmas carols from Eric Robinson on the piano. The church is wheelchair accessible through the back door on River Street.

Brattleboro: The Women of the First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featured will be homemade crafts, tree ornaments, "Grandma's Attic," food table with fresh homemade donuts from our kitchen, applesauce, relish, 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, across from Cota & Cota and is handicap accessible. There is ample parking. For more information, e-mail or call 802-254-4218

Westmoreland, N.H.: The Ladies Aid Society hosts is holiday bazaar on Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including a 10 a.m. visit from Santa in the Town Hall on South Village Road. In Fellowship Hall there will be handicrafts, quilt raffle, greens, baked goods, cookie walk, gift baskets, elegant oddments/white elephants and fun for all ages. Both buildings re handicapped accessible. The bazaar benefits the Ladies Aid Society's missions projects. For more information, call 603-399-4975.

Winchester, N.H.: The Ladies' Society of The United Church of Winchester will hold its annual Mission Fair on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church on the corner of Main Street and Parker Street. There will be holiday crafts, Christmas trees, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, Chinese auction, plants, berry bowls, White Elephant tables, Church World Service opportunities, jewelry and more. Coffee and donuts available in the morning and lunch available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds support the church's local and world missions.

West Brattleboro: The 58th annual holiday bazaar will be held at First Congregational Church at 880 Western Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Nov. 28. The bazaar will feature hand crafted items, including table accessories, children's projects, gloves, mittens, hats. Also homemade fudge, jams, and baked goods, balsam wreaths, holiday ornaments, partridge berry bowls will be available. This year's raffle features a rustic settee, locally made Vermont maple syrup, and gift cards good for local businesses. West Bee Nursery School will also have hand-made soap and lotion.


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