The last football has been thrown. The final soccer ball has been kicked and the cheerleaders have shaken their last pompon. The fall sports season is finally finished.
It's just in time to visit the craft fairs and holiday events in the Pasadena area this weekend.
Magothy Cooperative Nursery School will host an "Ice Cream Sundaes with Santa" party tonight 7 to 9 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road.
Santa will be onhand for pictures and there will be lots of games, crafts, face painting, balloons and door prizes.
Visit one of the granddaddys of local craft fairs this weekend as the Athletic Boosters of Northeast High School sponsor its 13th annual Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, in the school cafeteria on Duvall Highway.
More than 50 tables of gifts, crafts, decorations, stocking stuffers, household items and original handcrafted items for all occasions will be available to purchase.
Food and refreshment will be sold. Proceeds will benefit sports programming at the school.
Tomorrow 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Jane Frances School is sponsoring a Christmas Boutique in theschool hall on St. Jane Drive.
According to Jackie Selba, a dedicated group of parents, under the direction of chairwoman Debbie Kitchner, has been working since September creating a variety of beautifulcrafts, suitable for home decorating or gift giving. Some of the featured items are Christmas wreaths and swags, miniature Christmas trees, grapevine wreaths, straw hats and brooms, centerpieces and paintedwooden crafts.
Individual craftsmen will also be selling duck decoys, afghans, Christmas ornament, pet gifts, tole painting, wood crafts, holiday arrangements and decorations, dolls and ladies accessories.
Parents and children are invited to visit the Christmas Shoppesto purchase small gifts, all priced $3 and less, or stocking stuffers, in the 25 cents to $1.50 range.
Santa and Mrs. Claus, accompanied by an assortment of elves, will arrive at noon.
Baked goods, personalized Christmas stocking, food and drinks will round out the event.
The women of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, on Tick Neck Road, will open their big fall event 1 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the church.
The afternoon will kick off with a bazaar, featuring musical entertainment, handmade crafts, a white elephant table, baked goods, several raffle items and a children's shopping table.
Santa will beon hand 2 to 7 p.m. for list sharing and picture taking.
Starting4 p.m., the ladies will be serving dinner, featuring the now-famous Chicken St. Andrew. The cost is $7 for adults and $4.50 for children younger than 12.
The Mentor Program at Fort Smallwood Elementary School got off to a great start this morning with a social for school staff, parents and students in the program.
All staff membershave been asked to participate in the program, to work with selectedstudents in a variety of activities focusing on homework, conflict resolution, self-esteem, organizational skills and improving attendance.
Ho, ho, ho, as if you did not know, will officially arriveFriday, and the picked-over turkey carcass and all the trimmings will be but a memory.
It will have been a good Thanksgiving. Generations breaking bread around an overloaded table. A time for relatives (some you like, others you just happen to be related to) to come together to enjoy their traditional turkey feast. Despite the adversities of the past year and an uncertain future, you're grateful to be together again.