WEEKEND: Find unique gifts at holiday bazaars across Peninsula
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On the hunt for handmade gifts for those on your Christmas list?
Something unusual and unexpected, perhaps?
Holiday bazaars across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend are filled with locally made arts and crafts:
Vern Burton fair
PORT ANGELES — The annual Vern Burton Christmas Fair is set in the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
More than 40 vendors are planned.
Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.
Christmas swags will be sold as a senior class party fundraiser by parents in the Port Angeles High School Class of 2014.
The fair is sponsored by the city.
Bazaar at library
PORT ANGELES — The annual Holiday Bazaar presented by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library is planned today and Saturday.
The event will be held at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday.
A toyland is planned for kids both big and small, and a selection of gift baskets will be offered.
Raffle tickets for Christmas-related items will be available for 50 cents each.
Proceeds help fund programming at the Port Angeles Library.
Gift show gala
SEQUIM — The annual Soroptimist Gala Gift Show is set for the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free.
The annual fundraiser features more than 35 vendors offering diverse items in home decor, jewelry, clothing, accessories, artwork, health/beauty products and more.
This year, Santa will be visiting for photos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The digital photos are free, but donations are appreciated.
Lunch is served on site or can be taken home.
For more information, visit www.sisequim.org/galagiftshow.html.
Grange craft fair
SEQUIM — Members of Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will hold its 35th annual Handmade Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to3 p.m. Saturday.
Lunch will be available for purchase, and there will be a baked-goods table.
Festival of Lights
PORT TOWNSEND — The fourth annual Festival of Lights today and Saturday has a new location this year: the Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center, 3918 San Juan Ave.
This family-friendly gift, craft and cookie bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
Admission is free.
It also offers photos with Father Christmas, tarot readings and a supervised crafts room where kids can create a variety of handmade gifts while parents shop.
The hall will be filled with handcrafted jewelry, purses, scarves, mosaic-glass candleholders, rustic wooden reindeer, dream catchers and other gifts.
New this year will be a selection of local hand-crafted beauty and spa products, as well as handmade origami lights.
A professional photographer will be on hand to take photos of families and pets with Father Christmas this afternoon and all day Saturday.
The Festival of Lights will offer more than 2,000 freshly baked cookies for sale by the dozen and an assortment of confections.
A variety of homemade soups and hot beverages will be available for purchase.
Chair massages also will be offered.
A raffle benefiting the Port Townsend winter shelter offers a getaway for six, including hotel, meals and a ride to and from Edmonds on the 42-foot power yacht Serendipity.
A silent auction is planned.
The Festival of Lights is sponsored by Unity of Port Townsend.
For information, visit www.unitypt.org or phone 360-385-6519.
The Greatest Gift show
JOYCE — The Greatest Gift, a holiday gift show presented by Joyce Bible Church, will run from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The church is located at 50470 state Highway 112.
Handmade gifts, books, art, movies, music and more are offered.
Visitors can pick up a fresh-cut Christmas tree, decorated trees or wreaths.
Food will be available for purchase, and there will be a tea room on site.
A live Nativity also is planned.
FORKS — The Forks Open Aire Market will hold its annual holiday sale at the Forks Extension of Peninsula College, 71 S. Forks Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Local crafters will sell their wares at the event.
A donation box will be available for nonperishable food items for the Forks Food Bank, and the Forks Abuse Giving Tree will collect new, unwrapped gifts.
Spaces are available for vendors and nonprofit groups.
For more information, email email@example.com or phone 360-374-6332.
Relay bazaar set
FORKS — Forks Outfitters’ Relay For Life Holiday Bazaar will be held in the Forks High School Commons, 261 Spartan Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Forks Outfitters Relay For Life team fundraising efforts.
Last modified: December 05. 2013 5:37PM