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An explosion of fairs, festivals and flea markets will lay out tempting textures and colors in a variety of goods for the upcoming holidays this weekend across the North Olympic Peninsula.
Among the items for sale are gifts and stocking stuffers — many handmade — holiday decorations, baked goods and Native art.
Here is sample of the bazaars offered this weekend.
Baptist holiday event
PORT ANGELES — First Baptist Church, 105 W. Sixth St., will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.
The event promises “something for everyone,” with gift basket raffles, holiday gifts and decor, baked goods and jams, stocking stuffers and a bargain table planned.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Soups, sandwiches, fruit pies, cider, coffee and tea will be available.
Raffle tickets are $2 each.
Parking is available at the corner of Fifth and Laurel streets.
Center flea market
PORT ANGELES — The 31st annual Flea Market and Bazaar will be held at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Breakfast and lunch will be available at the event, with all proceeds benefiting the senior center.
For more information, phone 360-457-7004 or visit www.portangelesseniorcenter.com.
Wreath orders taken
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Garden Club will take orders for decorated evergreen holiday wreaths during the Port Angeles Farmers Market on Saturdays from this Saturday to Nov. 10.
The wreath-making events will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each week at The Gateway transit center, corner of Front and Lincoln streets.
The benefit is one of the Port Angeles Garden Club's major fundraisers.
Proceeds from the wreath sale support club activities, civic involvement and scholarships.
For more information, phone Teri Miller at 360-452-3062.
PORT ANGELES — The United Methodist Women Holiday House Bazaar is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The bazaar will be at First United Methodist Church at 110 E. Seventh St.
Lunch will begin at 10 a.m., with chowder, soup, sandwiches and pies available.
Baked goods, jam, produce, homemade gifts, home decor, a children's shopping room and See's candy are among the offerings.
PORT ANGELES — Six local crafters will present a Crafts Unlimited Bazaar at the Camp Fire Clubhouse, 619 E. Fourth St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Available items will include hand-woven rugs, jewelry, crocheted winterwear, painted holiday items, decorated wooden items, scrubbies, pottery, candles and candleholders, baby and children's clothes, breads and pies, cookies and candies, and “Close to My Heart” stamps and scrapbooks items.
For more information, phone Marcia Logan at 360-452-3535.
Holiday craft fair
BLYN — The Jamestown S'Klallam tribe will host its third annual Native and Non-Native Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday.
The fair will be held in the Red Cedar Hall of the Tribal Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More than 30 vendors are expected to sell their wares at the fair.
All proceeds from the fair's bake sale and raffle will benefit the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Food Bank.
Donations of nonperishable food or personal-hygiene products for the food bank also will be accepted at the fair.
Senior center show
SEQUIM — The Sequim Senior Activity Center's fourth annual Holiday Bazaar and Crafts Show is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday.
The event promises “crafts galore to fill your Christmas shopping list.”
The center is located at 921 E. Hammond St.
Vendors can find forms in the center's office or phone 360-683-6806.
Members Art Show
SEQUIM — Many pieces of art will be on sale during the Sequim Arts' annual members' art show this weekend.
The show, which opened Thursday, continues at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., through Sunday.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The show, which is free and open to the public, exhibits art from artists of all skill levels, from beginner to professional, and several pieces are for sale.
Centennial milk cans from the city of Sequim's centennial celebration also will be on display.
These cans were decorated by local artists and will be auctioned off at the end of the Sequim centennial celebration in November 2013.
Sequim Arts also will host a silent auction and will have artists' prints, cards and original unframed work available for sale.
Profits from the sale of artwork and the silent auction will go toward funding many Sequim Arts projects.
For more information, phone Maryann Proctor at 360-681-5320 or visit www.SequimArts.org.
PORT TOWNSEND/JEFFERSON COUNTY
JeffCo Holiday Fair
PORT TOWNSEND — The ninth annual JeffCo Holiday Fair will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The event is free and open to the public.
Arts, crafts and gifts will be available from vendors.
The fairgrounds restaurant will serve meals during the event.
Photos with Santa will be available from noon to 4 p.m. both days.
For more information, phone 360-385-1013, email email@example.com or visit www.jeffcofairgrounds.com.