Christmas bazaars open this week Decorations, gifts among offerings

November 05, 1993|By Staff Report

The holiday bazaar season hits full stride this week as the Carroll County Christmas Farmer's Market opens tomorrow and the biggest bazaar of all, the Mistletoe Mart at Ascension Episcopal Church, starts Thursday.

The Christmas Farmer's Market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 18, at the Agricultural Center on Smith Avenue in Westminster.

More than 125 stalls in four enclosed buildings will offer gift and decorating ideas, holiday food treats, arts and crafts, flowers and plants, plus meats, dairy goods, and seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Even that hard-to-buy-for person will be easy to shop for: choose from wooden folk art, furniture, paintings, leather goods, baskets, ceramics, stained glass, flower arrangements, jewelry and clothing.

Information: 875-2158 or 848-7748.

This week's events include:

* Sam's Creek Church of the Brethren's 10th annual holiday bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in Baile Hall next to the church on Marston Road outside Taylorsville.

Here you'll find hundreds of holiday ornaments and decorations, some with a theme; centerpieces; novelty gifts; and practical items for everyday use. Don't go away hungry -- there's plenty of baked goods, cookies, breads and candies, as well as sandwiches and beverages.

Information: 795-3008 or 848-0687.

* Trinity Lutheran Church's annual Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at 833 Deer Park Road, Smallwood. On sale will be ceramics, decorations, gift wrap, handmade items, flavorings, baked goods and holiday gifts.

Children can do their buying at the Santa Shop or purchase 25-cent grab bags. Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments sold.

Information: 848-1091.

* St. John's United Methodist Church's gigantic flea market to benefit the Northeast Social Action program from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to

morrow in the social hall at 1205 N. Main St., Hampstead.

A variety of items will be on the tables, along with a bake table and other food. Orders for Joe Corbi pizza kits will be taken, to be delivered Nov. 20.

All proceeds go to NESAP's fuel, rent, energy assistance and food pantry.

Information: 239-6216.

* And the biggest holiday sale of all, Ascension Episcopal Church's Mistletoe Mart, Nov. 11-13 at 23 N. Court St., Westminster. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12, but once paid, is good for all three days.

This 20th annual event features 35 artisans and crafts people from Virginia to Maine selling such treasures as woodcarvings, jewelry, yarn and wool items, quilts, puppets, pottery, art, candy, floral arrangements, baskets, antiques and gifts from other countries.

Visit the cafe and sit and have a cup of tea, check out the country store, have lunch or dinner, and maybe even win a door prize.

Information: 848-3251.

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