What to do locally….this weekend

My weekly picks from the Seven Days Calendar…

Fairs & Festivals:

Essex Town Craft Fair – Crafters line aisles with eye-catching knickknacks. A raffle, bake sale and lunch offerings also benefit the Unified Sports Program.Saturday, November 13, 9AM–4PM at Founders Memorial School in Essex Junction. Free.

Autumn Wine Festival & Food-Shelf Fundraiser – Vino lovers toast the season over wine and specialty-food tastings, live jazz music by Joe Capps, and a raffle.Saturday, November 13, 11AM–5PM at Shelburne Vineyardin Shelburne. Free; bring a nonperishable-food-item donation for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

Gingerbread House Contest – Designers of homes, sweet homes enter sugary constructions for judging and prizes.Saturday, November 13, 10AM–12PM at Montpelier City Hall in Montpelier. Free.

Annual Christmas Bazaar – It’s the most wonderful time of the year … Secret Santas handpick presents from a sampling of quilted goods, watercolors and jewelry. Proceeds support local church mission projects. Saturday, November 13, 9AM–4PM at United Church of Colchester in Colchester. Free.

Annual Holiday Bazaar – Shoppers take in an array of crafts, plants, baked goods, toys and books. The “Christmas Café” serves up hot soups and other refreshments. Saturday, November 13, 9AM–4PM atCommunity Lutheran Church in South Burlington. Free.

Holiday Bazaar – Baked goodies join tables full of up-for-grabs crafts, books, antiques and jewelry. Saturday, November 13, 9AM–2:30PM at All Saints Episcopal Churchin South Burlington. Free.

Antiques Market – Treasure hunters find bargains among collections of old furniture, art, postcards and more. Early buying, 7:30 a.m.; regular admission, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Sunday, November 14, 7:30AM–1:30PM at Elks Club in Montpelier. $2-5.



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