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November 6, 2009

'Tis the season for holiday craft fairs

The Governor's Artisan Faire

The Governor's Academy Faire celebrates the creative talents of local artists the next two weekends in the Peter R. Remis Lobby Art Gallery in the Performing Arts Center on the school's Byfield campus at 1 Elm St. The fair will feature ceramics, fiber arts, woodworking, artwork, furniture, jewelry, blown glass, pottery, seasonal papier mache and more. An opening reception and sale will take place tonight from 6 to 8. The sale continues the next two Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Governor's Academy performing arts center, 1 Elm St., Byfield. For more information, call Meredith Toumayan at 978-499-3340 or visit www.TheGovernorsAcademy.org.

Amesbury's Village of Church Fairs

The 14th annual Village of Church Fairs will be celebrated tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at seven churches within walking distance of each other in town fairs. Traditional offerings will include crafts, baked goods, holiday decorations, raffles, a variety of foods and more. Maps and menus will be available at every church.

Some of the participants include:

Main Street Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 145 Main St., which will offer a Cookie Walk, Country Store, bake table, kids table, jewelry table, crafts table and basket raffle, featuring themed baskets of all shapes and sizes. Lunch will be served in the vestry from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A variety of hearty soups, apple crisp and warm apple cider will be served. Call Barbara Lucy at 978-388-0982 or visit www.main-street-church.org.

Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market St., presents "A-Family-A-Faire." Attic treasures will fill the church gym and crafts, gift items, baked goods and fudge will be for sale. Homemade soups, chili and sandwiches will be served at the lunch buffet.

Amesbury Senior Center fair

A holiday fair will take place at the Amesbury Senior Center, 9 School St., on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature new and handmade items, Christmas decorations, jewelry and homemade baked goods, as well as raffles. Lunch will also be available; on the menu is homemade fish chowder based on Dick Bowley's recipe, chicken salad sandwiches and hot dogs. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Amesbury Council on Aging. Proceeds will support the Amesbury Senior Center.

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