Christmas bazaars in and around Bennington County

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LADIES OF ST. ANNE, READSBORO, NOV. 23From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Ladies of St. Anne will host their Christmas Bazaar at the St. Joachim Parish Hall.

The event will feature an array of holiday baked goods (breads, cookies, pies and more), a lottery tree, a Chinese auction, a food basket complete with turkey and wine, a lottery ticket raffle, handcrafted items, a boutique, ornaments and tag sale items. Santa will visit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch selections will include lasagna, quiche, soup, sandwiches, grinders and desserts, all freshly made.

For more information contact Gundi Bolognani at 802-423-7709.

The St. Joachim Parish Hall is located at 36 Tunnel St., Readsboro.

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, CAMBRIDGE, N.Y., NOV. 23St. Martha's Guild of St. Luke's church will be holding their Annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., priced at $2 for children (10 and under) and $4 for adults. The drawing for the basket raffle and silent auction will be held at 2:15 p.m. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

Charlotte Smith has spent countless hours creating hand knitted items to benefit her church, St. Luke's Scholarship programs, local missions and Christmas families. The baked goods and food sale will include cookies, cakes pies, fudge, breads and more. There will be homemade craft items for sale, as well as decorated and plain wreaths. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present for photos.

All proceeds from the bazaar will go toward Beaver Cross Camp scholarships, local and overseas missions and Christmas Families. For more information, call 518-677-2632 or email stlukescambridge.org.

St. Luke's Church is located at 4 St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, New York.

WESTON PLAYHOUSE, WESTON, NOV. 29 AND 30From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days, Weston's 39th annual Christmas Bazaar will take place at the Weston Playhouse. Admission is free.

More than 60 vendors will be occupying booths on all three floors of the Weston Playhouse building for both days. All are local or regional artisans with their skills on display, and with plenty of merchandise that is Christmas-related: gifts, decorations and even wreaths. Artisanal food vendors will offer fudge, wine and cheese, coffee and baked goods. Plus chocolates, honey, syrup, brittles, nuts and bars galore: you can stuff both your stockings and your face with their delicacies all day long. Clothing items, high-end woodenware, fine artwork and jewelry will be available.

Lunch will be available out in front from Junior's gourmet food truck. Hot foods and "hand-helds" are on the planned menu.

The Playhouse is located on the west side of Route 100 in the center of Weston Village.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, BENNINGTON, NOV. 30The First Baptist Church's Christmas Bazaar takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be lunch, a silent auction, and vendors offering original Christmas gifts to purchase. A few vendor spots are available for $20; call Grace at 802-442-7970.

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The First Baptist Church is located at 601 Main St., Bennington.

SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, BENNINGTON, DEC. 6 AND 7The Second Congregational Church, UCC will hold its 71st annual Snowball Bazaar from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 7.

Offering a festive and community atmosphere, the bazaar has something for everyone.

There will be fresh, fragrant, and beautifully decorated wreathes, centerpieces, and yule logs. The Serendipity and Treasure Chest section will have six large rooms filled with clean, gently used items including jewelry, books, DVDs, CDS, tools, dishes, toys and Christmas items. The Pet-purri section will offer a variety of handmade pet items, including dog toys, treats, beds, catnip toys, chasers, and more. For wildlife lovers, there will be handmade birdseed wreaths. New this year will be an Earth-Friendly Gift section.

There will be a chance to win a dinner for two at a local restaurant and a silent auction, featuring goods and services donated by members and local businesses.

Shoppers can enjoy hot homemade soups and desserts on Friday night and Saturday will feature a luncheon. There will be a large bake sale of baked goods and candies.

Proceeds from the bazaar support the charitable work that the church does in the community. For more information, visit Snowball Bazaar at SCC on Facebook, or call 802-442-2559.

The church is located at 115 Hillside St., Bennington.

MOLLY STARK ELEMENTARY, BENNINGTON, DEC. 7From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Molly Stark Elementary School will be hosting its third annual Holiday Bazaar. Started in 2017 to bring school and community closer, it now draws more than 50 vendors. Activities include a kids' craft corner, face painting, an ugly sweater cookie-decorating contest, a dessert walk, a silent auction, 50/50 raffles, door prizes and a book fair. Santa and the school's unofficial mascot, Paddington Bear, will be on hand, and the Winter Carnival will present an opportunity for fairgoers to try their skills. This year will also bring the Vermont Arts Exchange Art Bus and Moby Dick Fish Fry food truck.

The school is located at 181 Orchard Road in Bennington.

GARDEN CLUB, ARLINGTON, DEC. 7The Arlington Garden Club's Holiday Bazaar will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community House, as part of the day-long Arlington Village Holiday Celebration. Christmas trees will be sold, with proceeds benefiting the Community House; the Martha Canfield Library will hold an Arts and Craft Show; local inns will offer holiday tours with tickets available at any participating inn (the Arlington Inn, West Mountain Inn, and Rockwell Retreat), and proceeds will support local food shelves. There will be events for kids all day long including a special story time at the library and a snack and craft event at Burdett Commons. Santa will be at St. James from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Luminaries will be lit throughout town, and Town Hall and the Town Tree will be lit at 4:30 p.m. in the center of town, followed by caroling, free cookies and hot cocoa at the Community House. For an up-to-the-minute schedule and event map, visit ArlingtonGardenClub.com.

FIRE DEPARTMENT LADIES' AUXILIARY, WEST PAWLET, DEC. 7The annual Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Pawlet Fire House.

Coffee and donuts will be available from 9 a.m., and lunch will be served from 10 a.m. until closing. The menu includes Auxiliary Corn Chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and chips at family-friendly prices. Vendors will offer unique crafts, gifts, holiday greens and baked goods. Holiday raffles include $50/$50 drawing, complete turkey dinner and a table filled with attractive gifts. Raffle drawings begin at 2:30 p.m. Santa will arrive at noon.

Vendor spaces are available for baked goods, crafts and holiday themed articles. Call Anne at 802-362-2682 to reserve your space, or for general information, call Joanne Reid 802-645-0244.

The West Pawlet Fire House is located at 2806 VT Route 153 (Main Street), West Pawlet.


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