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Holiday Craft Boutiques Filling Up Fall Schedule
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Area residents can get a head start on holiday shopping with a trio of local bazaar and boutique events.

The first is scheduled for this weekend, coming up at the Farmington United Methodist Church, 25626 E. Elm St., Farmington on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Now called ‘Crafter’s Boutique,’ this annual event was formerly the Holiday Bazaar and there will be a variety of handmade crafts and homemade treats to purchase for gift giving or to enjoy yourself. The Escalon United Methodist Women host this annual event and are also putting on a soup and pie luncheon as part of the day, serving throughout the event. There will be a drawing for a quilt as well. For more information, call 886-5441.

The Escalon Historical Museum at 1630 Main will be the site of a Senior Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 7. Some local Senior Crafters, those over 50 years of age, will offer their items for sale during normal Saturday museum hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Scheduled to date are birdhouses made from fence boards, wristlets and other bags sewn from scrap fabric, all-occasion greeting cards and other projects made with Stampin’ Up rubber stamps and tools, wind chimes and other patio hangings, and yard decorations made from dishware. Gift wrapping will be available; donations for that service will be gratefully accepted.

Also on Saturday, Nov. 7, plan to stop by the 20th annual Holiday Bazaar at the Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Handmade crafts, gifts and holiday items, needlework, drawing for an opportunity quilt, wood crafts, homemade jams and jellies and frozen ready-to-bake homemade pies will all be available. Enjoy a soup and pie lunch for $7, before or after you shop. Call for more information, 838-2792.