Shopping with a heart
Boutiques and fairs benefit local nonprofits
Through boutiques, bazaars, fairs and festivals local nonprofits will be offering unusual and handmade crafts as gifts for the holiday season. Expect to find everything from fresh flower arrangements to a magic show or pet adoption at the wide variety of events.
3rd Annual Holiday Boutique: A variety of boutique vendors will be at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park on Nov. 15, with champagne and shopping from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and on Nov. 16, with boutique shopping from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 75 Arbor Road (at Cambridge Avenue), Menlo Park. The boutique benefits the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation.
St.Peter's Holiday Bazaar: Vendors will sell goods and all the proceeds will be donated to nonprofits on Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 178 Clinton St., Redwood City.
2012 Holiday Bazaar: Attendees can find homemade crafts, an ornament contest, a do-it-yourself craft table and a raffle Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the City of Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
Fair Trade Holiday Gift Fair: Open Door Church of Mountain View will be teaming up with Trade as One to sell a variety of fair-trade items on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 18 from noon-3p.m., Open Door Church, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.
Woodside High School Harvest Festival and Craft Faire: Holiday gift ideas, jewelry, clothing, crafts and more will be sold. Admission is $1. The faire is Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside.
Garden Club of Palo Alto's Holiday Affaire: This winter marketplace will have fresh flower arrangements, wreaths, jams, marmalades and birch products. All goods are made by Garden Club members. It will occur Dec.1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto.
Holiday Bazaar at Deborah's Palm: Hand-crafted gifts and unique goods, Including toffee, jewelry, knitted goods, wreaths and more will all be sold on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto.
Christmas Market at Allied Arts: Carolers, Santa and his Elf plus handcrafted pieces from local artists and the Palo Alto Auxiliary will be available on Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 75 Arbor Road (at Cambridge Avenue), Menlo Park.
Holiday Craft Fair at First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto: This annual fair, co-sponsored by the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, will sell gifts from all over the world. The Mikaboo Bird rescue will also be there for pet adoption. The fair Is Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-2:40 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto.
Chanukah Festival: This festival features games, food (latkes and more), a magician, jumpy house and vendors selling Chanukah candles, gift items, jewelry, olive oil and more. Proceeds benefit the Beth Jacob Preschool. The festival is Dec. 11, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City.
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