Craft festivals and bazaars in Las Vegas

It’s the time of year when local religious and nonprofit organizations hold craft exhibitions and bazaars to raise money for programs and events that range from church missions to scholarships. For shoppers, this is an invitation to look for handmade and crocheted items, jewelry, Christmas decorations, and religious items – not to mention the baked goods – away from crowded malls. Here is a list of organizations holding nonprofit events through December.

November 4th

■ St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church at 812 Arizona St., Boulder City, is harvested annually

Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The proceeds go to church projects.

■ The Children’s Service Guild’s 43rd Annual Holiday Boutique & Raffle ends from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. The proceeds will benefit children whose lives have been touched by Family Court Services.

■ The Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., has its Fall Sangha Crafts Fair from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Entry is $ 1.

■ The women of St. Joseph Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church hold the annual craft fair on Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Center, 7200 W. Sahara Ave. The proceeds will go to the community and local nonprofit organizations.

November 11th

■ Marthas and Mary’s Ministry of Women at St. John Neumann

The annual craft fair of the Catholic Church takes place from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

November 11th; and 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Nov. 12th The proceeds will benefit the congregation and the church services.

November 12th

■ The Ner Tamid Sisterhood will have its annual holiday bazaar from 9:15 am to 1:30 pm at 55 N. Valle Verde, Henderson. The proceeds will go to summer camp scholarships, temple programs, and community service.

November 16

■ For the benefit of the Down Syndrome Organization in southern Nevada, the 29th Annual Festival of Trees and Lights is held at South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd., from 3pm to 8pm. South. Entry is $ 4- $ 6, ages 2 and under, and those with Down syndrome get free entry.

November 17th

■ The Women’s Guild of St. Viator Catholic Church, 2461 E. Flamingo Road, is holding their 40th Annual Christmas Bazaar from November 17-18, 8am to 6pm. and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., November 19. The proceeds will go to the band and the art programs of the church and St. Viator School.

■ The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1730 N. Pecos Road, is hosting its annual Country Crafters Fair on November 17th from 10am to 4pm. and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 18. The proceeds go to the church.

■ Krafty Ladies of Living Water Baptist Church, 5320 E. Lake Mead Blvd., will host annual handicrafts and baked goods sales from 8am to 4pm November 17-18. The proceeds go to the church.

■ Evening Mesquite Club members are hosting their 33rd Annual Holiday Craft Live Auction from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the clubhouse, 702 E. St. Louis Ave. The proceeds will benefit the Miracle League of Las Vegas and the Chapter’s scholarship program. Tickets are $ 20.

November 18

■ Epiphany Episcopal Church, 10450 Gilespie St., has its annual Christmas present fair from 9 am to 2 pm. The proceeds go to the church.

■ Los Prados Women’s Club holds its annual Christmas cake sale from 8 am to 12 pm in the clubhouse of Los Prados Golf & Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Circle. The proceeds will go to local charities.

November 19th

■ Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9am to 3pm

The proceeds will benefit the temple and its community programs.

2. December

■ Boulder City Community Club’s 43rd annual doodlebug craft

The bazaar will be at the Boulder City Recreation Center, 900 Arizona Street, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The proceeds will go to charitable organizations in Boulder City.

■ Employed artisans from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church hold the annual handicrafts and cake sale on December 2nd, 10 am-5pm. and 9 am to 2 pm on December 3rd in the parish hall of the church on Pueblo Vista Drive 1811. The proceeds will go to the community.

■ Boulder City PEO Sisterhood Chapter K will hold its 39th Annual Holiday Bazaar from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona St., Boulder City. The proceeds will benefit the group’s projects and grants.

■ The Los Prados Women’s Club hosts its annual craft fair from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm in the clubhouse of the Los Prados Golf and Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Circle. The proceeds will go to local charities.

Compiled by Madelon Hynes

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