Holiday Bazaars Make Shopping Fun
It may be too early, but not by much, to actually sweat over Christmas gifts. Still, it's not too soon to begin thinking about what to get Aunt Mary and Uncle Ned.
And if you're looking for a one-of-a-kind gift that shows you spent more time than merely reaching for a credit card, consider one of the holiday bazaars in South King County and North Pierce County this month and next.
Every year the arts-and-crafts crowd sets up shop and offers unusual gifts, just in time for the holiday rush.
Grab your wallet and Christmas list and get ready. Here's what's coming up:
Group Health Cooperative holiday bazaar and raffle: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Group Health Federal Way Medical Center, 301 S. 320th St. Information: 448-4148. Pre-Holiday Gift Expo: today through Sunday, SeaTac Mall. Information: 839-6151. Seventh annual crafts market: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Information: Judy Crouch, 859-3342. Christmas bazaar, lunch and bake sale: Saturday, Spana-Park Senior Center, 325 152nd Ave. E., Spanaway, Pierce County. Information: 534-4854. Holiday crafts: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Spanaway Lake High School, 1305 E. 168th St., Spanaway. Information: 535-2972. Fallfest arts and crafts: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13, Renton Assembly of God, 221 Hardie Ave. N.W. Information: 235-0378. Antique Doll & Toy Mart, and the Classic Doll, Bear & Toy Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway. Information: 235-2560. Carriage Crest holiday bazaar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13, Carriage Crest Elementary School, 18235 140th Ave. S.E., Renton. Information: 859-7597. Creative Crafters' Holiday Craft Festival: 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 19 through Dec. 5 (except Nov. 21-22, Nov. 25 and Nov. 28-29), 608 Ninth Ave. S.E., Puyallup. Information: 841-1921. Santa's Craft Extravaganza: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 20, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 910 Ninth St. S.E. Information: Radine Lozier, 931-3016. St. Matthew's bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1700 Edmonds Ave. N.E., Renton. Information: 226-2420.A Victorian Country Christmas: Nov. 29 through Dec. 5, Western Washington Fairgrounds, Puyallup. Information: 770-0777.Country Christmas: Dec. 1-24, Freighthouse Square Public Market. Information: 272-6178.15th annual Holiday Boutique: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Green River Community College, Lindbloom Student Center, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. Information: 833-9111.Arts-and-crafts show and sale: noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 4, Fox Island Historical Society Museum. Information: 549-2461.Holiday bazaar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4, Highline Community Center, 425 S.W. 144th. Information: 296-2956.Frontier Holiday celebration: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5, Frontier Park, Graham, Pierce County. Information: 593-4176. Fifth annual Hometown Christmas: noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 11 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12, King County Fairgrounds. Information: Margo Skinner, 863-7324. Compiled by news assistant Jenny Hermanson of the Seattle Times South bureau.
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