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10/14/2010 11:17:00 AM
Bazaars bring out creativity of young and old
Catholic Sentinel photo by Clarice Keating
Susie Anderson, a florist, says vendors range from young children to elderly parishioners at the Madeleine Parish holiday bazaar.
Catholic Sentinel photo by Clarice Keating
Susie Anderson, a florist, says vendors range from young children to elderly parishioners at the Madeleine Parish holiday bazaar.
Bazaar Listings
Oct. 23
St. Mary, Our Lady of the Dunes, Church, 85060 Hwy. 101 S
Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Our yearly bazaar is here again with gift items for the holidays. Craft items, bake sale, silent auction, door prizes and our raffle tickets that have great prizes to win. Our Women’s Guild puts on the bazaar each year to help pay for altar items and donations.

St. Patrick Church, 12 N G St.
Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
October “Harvest Fair” Craft Show and Sale
Tables are available for $10 to anyone wishing to sell unique holiday items or other gifts. Interested vendors may contact Annette Shullanberger at 541-947-4625 to reserve a table. Handcrafts from developing countries will be offered for sale by Altar Society which will benefit Catholic Relief Services.

Nov.  4 – 7
St. Pius X Church
1280 NW Saltzman Road
Women’s Club 50th annual Christmas and Holiday Bazaar
Thursday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. ($2 entry fee on this day)
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Our Women’s Club 50th annual Christmas and Holiday Bazaar will be held in the Community Center. The bazaar will feature more than 50 artisans and crafters displaying only handmade items. It will also feature a bake sale, raffle and a vintage corner.

Nov. 5 & 6
St. Edward Church
100 Main St.
Friday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Crafts in wood, cloth, ceramic and metal, and quilts.
lunch, bake sale, country store and raffles. All crafts are donated and all proceeds go to support the parish. Come eat, shop and enjoy.

St. Rita Church
St. Rita Fall Bazaar
10029 NE Prescott St.
Friday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m-4 p.m.
Vendors, Santa’s treasures and more. Food served all day. 503-253-8810 for more information.

St. Therese Church
132nd Avenue and NE Halsey Street
St. Therese 29th Annual Bazaar
Friday, Nov. 5, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sparkling punch evening, Friday, Nov. 5. 40 plus talented crafters, traditional baked goods sale and raffle. Used books, CDs and DVD corner. Delicious lunch items for purchase. Come join the fun!

Nov. 6
All Saints Church
3847 NE Glisan St.
All Saints Catholic Church Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
More than 40 talented local artisans will be showcasing amazing handmade goods and crafts! The Treasure Table will be back brimming with antiques and collectibles.
Visit the Children’s Shopping Room where little ones can shop with their nickels and dimes.  Baked goods for sale.  Cafe open all day.
Raffle tickets only $1 — many wonderful prizes! Come shop early--there’s something for everyone!

Nov. 6 & 7
Grants Pass
St. Anne Church Parish Center, 1031 NE 10th St.
Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hand crafted items. Many Christmas decorations and gift items. Home baked goods from our prize-winning bakers.  On Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., a hot turkey dinner (turkey, mashed potato with gravy, dressing and cranberry sauce) or cold sandwiches, chili or soup. Pie for dessert! Please come for lunch!!

Christ the King Church
7414 SE Michael Dr.
Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Holiday Gift & Cookie Faire — An event that features a huge variety of cookies and gifts. Country Kitchen will be serving light meals. We have travel information, a used book center, white elephant items, homemade gifts, metal and wood sculptures, jewelry, hundreds of homemade cookies, and our Altar Society Cookbook.

St. Agatha Church
St. Agatha Altar Society Christmas Bazaar
7959 SE 15th Avenue
Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Arts & crafts, plants, baked goods, Thrifty Cottage treasures, wonderful homemade lunch!

Nov. 12 & 13
St. Mary Church
728 Ellsworth St. SW
St. Mary’s 66th Annual Arts and Craft Bazaar
Friday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
70 vendors, quilt raffle, door prizes. Soups, sandwiches, pies, baked goods. Contact: 541-926-6812 or [email protected]

Nov. 13
St. Peter Church
5802 SE 86th St.
Between 86th and 87th streets, south of Foster Road
St. Peter’s Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Gift baskets, crafts, raffle, silent auction, food, bingo with prizes. For more information, call 503-777-3321.

St. Thomas Church
1720 NW 19th St.
St. Thomas Altar Society Homespun Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A Country Store - Baked goods, Grandma’s Attic, handmade and homemade items, religious gifts. Offering lunch from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
For more information, contact the St. Thomas Parish office, 541-923-3390

Nov. 13 &14
St. Francis of Assisi Church
39085 NW Harrington Rd, Banks
Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Sunday, Nov. 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (breakfast, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.)
St. Francis Holiday Bazaar — Baked goods, nuts, veggies, plants, afghans, floral, clothes, ornaments, decor and more!

Nov. 19, 20 & 21
Shaw (Aumsville)
St. Mary Parish
9168 Silver Falls Hwy. SE
Friday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Tempting baked goods; homemade cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, pies, cakes, cookies and candy, and a large variety of craft items. Luncheon of homemade soup, rolls and dessert served Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Pancake breakfast served Sunday 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Come and enjoy the festive activities.

Nov. 19 & 20
Sacred Heart Church
Corner of 10th and Oakdale Street
Friday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
More than 40 local crafters and artisans assembled for the Rogue Valley’s longest-running Christmas Bazaar. Unique handcrafted items including jewelry, blankets, wood crafts and more. Scholastic Book Fair and Scrip gift cards also available. $1 admission.

Nov. 20
St. Mark Church
1760 Echo Hollow Road
Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
More than 20 tables of crafters and artisans. Bake sale and candy shop. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, served from noon to 7 p.m.

St. James Church
1145 NE First St.
The Catholic Daughters of St. James Catholic Church Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call 503-883-9143.

Nov. 20 & 21
Holy Rosary Church
375 NE Clackamas St.
Holiday in the City at Holy Rosary
Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 21, 7:30 a.m- 5:30 p.m.
Handmade items. Mrs. Santa’s Boutique (includes dinner Saturday evening). All in Siena Hall.

The Dalles
St. Peter Church
10th and Cherry Heights Road
Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Held at St. Mary’s School. Approximately 90 tables. Rental $30. Food served, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free parking and admission. For tables, call Georgia, 541-296-2941. From the West, exit 84, take first right on to Cherry Heights Road.

Nov. 26, 27 & 28
St. Edward the Martyr Church
123 Trinity Way
Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Craft and Bake Sale to benefit Youth Scholarships for camp.

Nov. 27 & 28
Queen of Peace Church
4227 Lone Oak Rd., SE
Saturday, Nov. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Over 50 vendors will be selling items from aprons and artwork to pottery and fudge. It’s a great place for holiday shopping!

Dec. 4
Archbishop Howard School
5309 NE Alameda
Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Gifts, Christmas trees, food, decorations and crafts.

St. Helens
St. Frederic Church
175 S 13th St.
Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wreaths, swags (both fresh and artificial), textiles, homemade jams and jellies, surprise packages, baked goods, raffles (includes two live decorated trees), lunch counter, white elephant table and more.

Dec. 4 & 5
St. Francis of Assisi Church
2450 NE 27th St.
Christmas Faire and Spaghetti Feed
Saturday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 5, after morning Masses.
Knights of Columbus spaghetti feed, baked food sale and silent auction. There will be a silent auction and a $1 kids’ store for children to purchase Christmas presents for their parents, grandparents and siblings.  

St. Mary Church
501 NW 25th St.
Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
6th Holiday Bazaar features handmade crafts, food, jewelry, and much more!  

St. John Fisher Church
7007 SW 46th Ave.
St John Fisher Church Annual Christmas Bazaar.
Saturday, Dec. 4, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Holiday gifts & decorations sale with wreaths, poinsettias, centerpieces, bake sale, homemade foods & sweets. Sun: Children’s activities, cakewalk and photos with Santa.

St. Joseph Church
721 Chemeketa St., NE
St. Joseph Church Advent Festival
Saturday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
We have live musical performances, kid’s crafts, gift vendors, food, free door prizes, cake walks and more. Come celebrate the Holy season of Advent with us, an event for the whole family. In St. Joseph’s school gym 503-581-1623.

St. Anthony Church
685 Broadway
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pam Lamphear, this year’s chairperson, has some great new ideas.  There will be a pie cooking competition, lunch served on Saturday, custom made dog harnesses, plus great craft items, Christmas gifts and decorations, books, home cooked desserts and some surprise items and surprise visitors.  Come and participate.

Dec. 9
The Madeleine Parish
3123 NE 24th Ave.
Third Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Bazaar
Thursday, Dec. 9, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Booths will be filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, food items, decorations, handmade items and more.  Also enjoy music, children’s activities, outdoor Christmas tree lighting and food and drink in this festive atmosphere.

Clarice Keating
Of the Catholic Sentinel

Styles may have changed from crocheted doilies back then to knit iPod cozies today, but the urge to create is nothing new.

“People get a great deal of satisfaction out of making something with their own hands,” said John Schaefer, a woodcarver and member of St. Joseph Parish in Salem for 25 years. “They may never make much money out of it, but what you make with your hands has a special meaning.”

This time of year, in particular, crafters and artisans boost production and sell their wares at parish bazaars everywhere.
Schaefer, in addition to selling his hand carved crucifixes online at customcrucifix.com, will have a table at the St. Joseph fair Dec. 4-5.

Relatively new to the craft circuit (he started carving the crucifixes about 2 ½ years ago), Schaefer said he’s discovered that the tables at these events aren’t just filled with the creations of older folks who have been doing the parish bazaars for decades.

Last year he sold next to a young woman in her 20s who made jewelry.

“There are new people all of the time,” he said. “It’s a whole new perspective. Everyone has their own little niche. They make what they like and they’re proud of it.”

Over at the Madeleine Parish in Portland, when the church is transformed into a holiday fair and winter wonderland for its Tree Lighting and Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 9, shoppers can buy from young vendors — really young. Take, for instance, Bailey, a sixth-grader who sews handbags.

“It’s almost come full circle,” said Susie Andersen, who is coordinating this year’s bazaar and who sells floral arrangements and wreaths. “The Altar Society ladies have their booths, but an equal number of young kids are there, too.”

Among those who vend is a young woman who makes journals, recycling the spines of retro textbooks and kitschy cookbooks. 
“It’s not really old grandma stuff anymore,” Andersen said. “These are young entrepreneurs.”

Like Schaefer, Andersen got into floral arrangement as a creative outlet. The small business has also become a family affair — not only did she start it with her sister, but Andersen also gets her children to help out. Her son, Matthew, helps his mom collect driftwood on the beach to incorporate into arrangements.

She’s not alone. Among the more than 40 vendors at the Madeleine, many are family collaborations, with mothers teaching their children a craft so they can participate in the bazaar, or who solicit their kids’ assistance in preparing for the big day.
Keeping the booths full of crafters has become more of a challenge at St. Anthony in Waldport.

To rev up interest in the old-school art of crafting for bazaars, Pam Lamphear is holding a pie baking contest. The entry fee is the pie and the recipe, complete with baking trouble-shooting tips, which will be compiled into a book — Heavenly Hints for Devilish Problems.
One young member of the parish plans to bake and enter a pie with his grandmother, Lamphear said.

“We’re hoping that recipe idea gets some new people interested,” she said.

The St. Anthony Bazaar will be Dec. 4-5.

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