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Seasonal Events Abound
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It’s just mid-October but the seasonal holiday bazaars are just around the corner, with a handful already on the schedule in the local area.

The first two of the season are coming up this weekend.

The Farmington Holiday Bazaar, put on by the United Methodist Women, will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 and be hosted at the Farmington United Methodist Church, 25626 E. Elm St., Farmington. There will be handcrafted and homemade items, baked goods, candy and a drawing for a homemade quilt. Crafter tables are available for $25 to sell handcrafted items; call Susie at 209-603-3668 to reserve a table. Along with the items to purchase, there will be homemade soup and pie served all day so you can eat prior to or after you shop.

Also on Saturday, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church is hosting its Holiday Craft Show, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Parish Hall. The church is at 19399 E. Highway 120 and there will be a wide variety of fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas-themed items. Proceeds from the craft show will benefit needy area families this coming holiday season.

Escalon United Methodist Church is gearing up for its 19th annual Holiday Bazaar, which is on the schedule for Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be crafts, handmade and hand sewn items, homemade baked goods including biscotti and more. The bazaar is run in conjunction with their annual Soup and Pie luncheon, available at a cost of $7. There are also homemade pies available for purchase to take home. The church is at 2000 Jackson Ave., Escalon.