Ho­li­day craft fairs abound in co­ming weeks

Plan­ning ahead can help ease ho­li­day crunche

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The ho­li­days are just six weeks away, yet ma­ny are not rea­dy to deck the halls or fill sto­ckings or gift boxes of any sort. But a host of up­co­ming craft and ar­ti­san sales this wee­kend and in co­ming weeks could help ea­sy the ho­li­day rush.

t can be dif­fi­cult to find that per­fect but unique gift in our consu­mer ba­sed so­cie­ty, so a hand-made and of­ten one-ofa-kind item can be just the ti­cket. With that in mind, shop­pers may want to take note of the fol­lo­wing craft sales, all of­fe­ring free ad­mis­sion and a host of goo­dies:

The 7th an­nual Christmas Ar­ti­san Sale will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nov. 17 & 18 at Whit­lock Golf & Coun­try Club, lo­ca­ted at 128, côte Saint-Charles, in Hud­son. Or­ga­ni­zers say the event will show­case the di­verse works of more than 30 ar­ti­sans wor­king with such ma­te­rials as silk, fea­thers, cho­co­late, glass, clay, lea­ther, je­wels, sil­ver, and more. A raffle will be­ne­fit lo­cal cha­ri­ties. For in­for­ma­tion, contact Nan­cy Hag­berg at 450 424-2099, or go to the web­page at www.nan­cy­hag­berg.com.

Meanw­hile, the Home & School As­so­cia­tion of Ed­ge­wa­ter Ele­men­ta­ry School will host the Ed­ge­wa­ter Ar­ti­san Fair

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from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Nov. 17, at 220, bou­le­vard Car­di­nal-Lé­ger in Pin­court. Billed as “one stop ho­li­day shop­ping,” the event pro­mises a va­rie­ty of beau­ti­ful crafts, delicious ba­king and so­me­thing for each mem­ber of the fa­mi­ly. Lunch will al­so be ser­ved. All pro­ceeds to en­hance lear­ning through the pur­chase of re­source books, out­door and in­door equip­ment, and more. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Pau­line at 514 425-6461.

The St. Ma­ry’s Se­wing Circle Ho­li­day Ba­zar will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 17, in the Pa­rish Hall, Co­mo, lo­ca­ted at 261, rue Main, in Hud­son. Vi­si­tors are in­vi­ted to ar­rive ear­ly for cof­fee and muf­fins and fa­mous chi­cken pot pie. Other treats avai­lable will in­clude Christmas pud­dings, and cakes, as well as ma­ny other ba­ked goods. There will be a se­wing table, a plant table, and an At­tic Trea­sures table. A gift basket draw will al­so take place. All are wel­come to at­tend.

Fi­nal­ly, the St. Tho­mas Aqui­nas Arts and Craft Sale will be held Sa­tur­day, Nov. 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Reid Hall, lo­ca­ted at 413, rue Main, in Hud­son. Vi­si­tors will find hand-made de­co­ra­tions, knit­ted items for people of all ages, cu­shions and aprons, and ma­ny other items. In ad­di­tion, ma­ny free­zable ba­ked goods will be sold at the bake sale table, while ti­cket for the tra­di­tio­nal Gourmet Basket will al­so be sold. All pro­ceeds will go to lo­cal cha­ri­ties. For in­for­ma­tion, call Lin­da at 450 451-6245, or Lise at 450 458-0364.

The West­wood High School Craft Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 24 at the West­wood Jr. High School cam­pus, lo­ca­ted at 2800, rue du Bor­de­lais in Saint-La­zare. The com­mu­ni­ty event, al­ways a po­pu­lar stop on the craft sale cir­cuit, will boast a gym full of hand-made crafts in­clu­ding fine je­wel­ry, knit­ted trea­sures, hand-sewn items, de­co­ra­tions, or­na­ments, and more. Or­ga­ni­zers are known for their “mile-long” raffle table, while a gent­ly-used book sale is a great way to stock up on a some ho­li­day rea­ding ma­te­rial. There will al­so be a bake sale and cof­fee will be ser­ved.

And Ga­le­rie Le Bo­tryche in Ri­gaud will host L’Art en ca­deau at 2 p.m. on Nov. 25. Or­ga­ni­zers say the event will fea­ture crafts, fine art, pot­te­ry, wal­king sticks, hand-craf­ted ro­cking horses, an­tiques and col­lec­tibles, and more. Le Bo­tryche is run by mem­bers of Les amis et amies de la culture de Ri­gaud, a non-pro­fit or­ga­ni­za­tion for ar­tists and ar­ti­sans of the re­gion. Ga­le­rie Le Bo­tryche is lo­ca­ted at 19, rue Saint-Jean-Bap­tiste, in Ri­gaud. For in­for­ma­tion, call 450 451-6583, or go to www.amis­cul­tu­re­ri­gaud.com.


The Lea­ding La­dies, a group of lo­cal en­tre­pre­neurs, will host Win­ter Won­der­land Shop­ping Ex­tra­va­gan­za from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, at St. James Hall, 642, rue Main, in Hud­son. The event will bring to­ge­ther un­der one roof ma­ny po­pu­lar home sale items in­clu­ding Par­ty­lite, Epi­cure, Lee-Ann Lynn Je­wel­ry, Em­pa­na­das, Ma­ry Kay Cos­me­tics and Tup­per­ware. There will al­so be unique hand-made aprons, art work, home de­cor, in­ter­ior design and home sta­ging ser­vices, pet groo­ming ser­vices, gift bas­kets, ca­ta­logue or­ders, samples, raffle ti­ckets, and more. Ad­mis­sion is free.

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