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Holiday craft shows

Sun., Nov. 18, 2012, midnight

Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - 36th annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. Continues today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.

Library Holiday Craft Fair - More than 30 vendors, with a portion of all sales to benefit the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, Community Room and the Parkside Gallery, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.

Eighth Annual Handmade Ornament Show - Features handmade Christmas ornaments from a variety of local artists. Materials include paper, beads, wire, glass, feathers and found objects. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Art School. Friday through Nov. 25. Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.

Festival of Fair Trade - Support Spokane’s economy, as well as communities in need around the globe. This year’s festival will feature handcrafts, clothing, jewelry and pottery. Featured items are from Nepal, Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, Vietnam and other far corners of the world – all made in sweatshop-free environments. Friday through Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Community Building, 35 W. Main St. Free. (509) 448-6561.

Christmas Craft Fair - Refreshments available. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tum Tum Community Center, 6424 Highway 291, just past mile marker 18, Tum Tum. Free admission. (509) 276-7560.

“Slightly West of Spokane” Artist Studios Tour - Third annual event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. This event features more than 16 artists in eight different studios/locations on a self-guided tour around the Medical Lake/Cheney area. Media include pottery, jewelry, polymer clay, watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal portraits, mixed media, photography and wood. Map available on the events calendar at Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. (509) 235-2537.

Crafting Unity: Native American Beading - Presented by Gonzaga University’s Unity Multicultural Education Center. Nov. 28, Noon-2 p.m., Gonzaga University, Crosby Main Floor, 502 E. Boone Ave. (509) 313-5836.

Annual Bake Sale and Mini Bazaar - Dec. 1-2. Hosted by the St. Charles Altar Society. Following Saturday 4 p.m. Mass and Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Masses. All proceeds from the bake sale will be donated to the Bishop White Seminarians. St. Charles Catholic Church gym, 4515 N. Alberta St. (509) 276-5996 or (509) 326-0784.

EVHS Craft Fair - Dec. 1-2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Benefiting East Valley High School. More than 50 local crafters. East Valley High School, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave., Spokane Valley. $1 admission. (509) 939-7805.

Cheney High School Winter Bazaar and Festival - Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Music, food, photo booths, vendor exhibits, family activities, crafts, free games and prizes. Proceeds go to school athletic and extracurricular programs. Cheney High School, 460 N. Sixth St., Cheney. Free admission. (509) 838-3989.

17th Annual Craft and Gift Fair - Presented by Coeur d’Alene Christian School. Featuring craft and gift items, lunch, coffee, hot cocoa, hot cider and baked goods. Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Christian School, Fourth and Hanley, Dalton Gardens, Idaho. Free admission and parking. (208) 772-7118.

SCC Fall Craft Show - Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. (208) 304-9264.

Holiday Gift Gala – Seventh-annual event where visiting and resident artisans offer their holiday works. Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. Free admission. (509) 229-3414.

Annual Christmas Bazaar - Baked goods, handcrafted gift items, white elephant table. Lunch served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Newport United Church of Christ, 430 W. Third St., Newport. $4 for lunch. Free admission. (509) 447-4121.

Sunset Holiday Bazaar - Local shopping event to raise funds for Sunset Elementary School. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the school, 12824 W. 12th Ave., Airway Heights. (509) 499-9741.

Christmas Craft Fair - Variety of vendors with Christmas items, jewelry, Pampered Chef, Avon and various crafts. Dec. 15, 9 a.m., Opportunity Christian Fellowship, 1313 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Free admission. (509) 926-2673.


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