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November 4, 2010

Holiday fair roundup

Village of Church fairs

The 15th annual Village of Church Fairs will be celebrated on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seven churches, all within walking distance, will participate. Traditional offerings at the fairs include crafts, baked goods, holiday decorations, raffles, food and activities. Maps and menus will be available at every church. For information, contact Linda Reiber of the First United Methodist Church at 978-388-0683.

Fall craft fair at Laurel Grange

Laurel Grange #161 of West Newbury is holding a fall craft fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be live music, a bake sale table, corn chowder luncheon, live music, handmade knit items and a local jewelry vendor who uses crystals and pearls.

Great Pumpkin Craft Fair in West Newbury

The 27th Annual Great Pumpkin Craft Fair is set for Saturday at the Dr. John C. Page School on Route 113 in West Newbury. Dozens of area crafters and artisans will be selling hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, home dé©cor, food, holiday items and more. The bake sale will feature a bounty of homemade treats, including pies, cookies and cakes. The raffle table will offer a variety of dining, home decorating and family entertainment prize packages. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be available for purchase. The fair runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Sponsored by the West Newbury PTO; proceeds benefit Page School students.

Friends of the Council on Aging Holiday Fair

The Amesbury Friends of the Council on Aging is hosting its annual Holiday Fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 9 School St. The annual Holiday Fair is a major fundraiser for FCOA. The Holiday Fair has excellent new items for sales, as well as gently used items. The Busy Needles group will have a wonderful table of hand-knit items made in Amesbury. Other items on sale include Christmas items, costume jewelry and baked goods. Great raffle baskets are also available. There will be famous fish chowder served as well as sandwiches, refreshments and goodies.

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