Deck the halls with crafters' tables -- and spend Saturday holiday shopping at several craft fairs up and down the peninsula this weekend.
The Athletic Boosters of Northeast High School will sponsor its 12th annual craft fair tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school on Devall Highway.
More than 56 crafters will be selling a variety of items, including country crafts, ceramics, wood items, Christmas crafts, stuffed animals, leather work, beadwork, scarfs with matching earrings, counted-cross stitch, Barbie doll clothing, jewelry, Victorian crafts and soft sculpture.
Food and refreshments, served by the Athletic and Band Boosters, will be for sale.
Magothy Cooperative Nursery School is sponsoring its ninth annual craft fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Magothy United Methodist Church on Mountain Road.
The handiwork of 28 crafters will be featured. An addition to the fair this year is personalized children's books from Little Books About Me.
"We're very excited about being able to offer these books to parents," said president Marlene Lauer. "Parents have a choice of stories and then can add personal facts about their child. It makes a very nice Christmas gift."
The hard-back, computerized books are printed while you wait and cost $9.95 each.
Mr. and Mrs. Santa will arrive at 11 a.m. on a bright fire truck.
Children can visit with Santa and have their pictures taken.
Food items, baked goods, McGruff the Crime Dog, face painting and a used toy sale will round out the event.
The Chesapeake High School Band Boosters have gone all out to make their first craft fair a shopper's delight. More than 100 crafters will display their work tomorrow from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the school, 4798 Mountain Road.
Wooden toys, wreaths, tole painted items, ceramics, porcelain, jewelry, soft-sculpture toys, a variety of Christmas decorations, personalized books and homemade candy will be featured.
Creative student band members will offer craft items at special Band Booster tables. Gift wrapping will also be available, for a nominal fee.
Boosters will be accepting orders for Florida red grapefruit and navel oranges delivered in time for the holidays.
Admission to the fair is a non-perishable food item. "We will be donating the food collected to local churches to add to their Thanksgiving baskets for needy area families," said Charlotte Clifford, fair chairwoman.
Free child care will be provided by students from the child development class.
Food and refreshments will be sold inside and outside the school.
Who's better in the paint -- Northeast or Chesapeake? Will those WBAL-TV hoop hogs slam dunk the dreaded local All Stars?
Come root for your favorites and help a local woman pay for her cancer treatment at the Benefit Basketball Game for Judy Marsh at Northeast High School tomorrow evening.
Game one, featuring Northeast Alumni vs. Chesapeake Alumni, will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the team from WBAL-TV versus a team of local all-star personalities.
Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children over age 6; those under 6 are free.
Food and refreshments will be sold.
The George Fox Middle School Parent-Teacher Association invites all interested parents and students to attend its next meeting at 7 p.m.
Nancy Hudson from the Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy will present a program on teen pregnancy. As a part of the program, parents and their teens will be given contracts to fill out to help establish expectations and assist in opening up communication.
As an added incentive, George Fox students who attend with their parents will receive a free homework pass.
To help get families out to the meeting, light supper items will be sold starting at 6 p.m.
For more information, call the school, 437-5512.
Congregations throughout Pasadena will take time next week to give thanks and invite you to attend the following services: Magothy United Methodist Church, Magothy Church of the Deaf, Faith United Methodist and Mount Carmel United Methodist will unite in a combined Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Carmel Church on Mountain Road.
Asbury Town Neck United Methodist will host a combined community worship service at 8 p.m. Wednesday in its new sanctuary on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard with Pasadena United Methodist and Pasadena Assembly of God.
Lake Shore Baptist will conduct a traditional Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. with a breadfeast to follow.
Community United Methodist will hold services Wednesday evening at 7.
Emmanuel Lutheran will host a combined Thanksgiving Eve service with St.
Andrews Episcopal at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Galilee Lutheran will offer an informal service on Thanksgiving morning at 9:30.
Monces de Chantal Catholic Church will give thanks on Thursday morning at three special liturgies at 7, 8:30 and 10 a.m. Following mass, members of the Holy Name Society will be offering doughnuts, coffee, milk and fellowship in the church hall.