Showcasing community creativity

Area bazaars offer unique gifts and an opportunity to support local organizations

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Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? If so, local shoppers will have the chance to buy handcrafted items and have fun, all while helping local non-profit groups and supporting the local economy. For the environmentally conscious, there is a bazaar featuring recycled and reusable items.

Below is the list of several bazaars compiled by the Post-Record.

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 7-9

Crafts United Holiday Boutique

The bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. For more information, visit www.craftsunlimitedshow.blogspot.com/

Washougal United Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar

The bazaar will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with tables of handcrafted items, jewelry, wall hangings, stocking stuffers, handmade quilts, baked goods and more.

Tickets from a raffle of a queen-sized quilt can be purchased for $1 each.

Ten percent of all sales will benefit the Inter-Faith Treasure House in Washougal. A hamburger soup lunch will be served both days and takeout is available. The church is located at 4020 “M” St.

Mountain View High School Holiday Bazaar

The 33rd annual Band Booster Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Mountain View High School, 1500 S.E. Blairmont, in Vancouver. There will be more than 150 vendors with handcrafted gifts. Coffee, baked goods and lunch items will also be available for purchase. A raffle featuring more than 40 gift baskets will be held. Tickets are $1 each. For more information, visit www.mvband.org/holiday-bazaar.html.

Columbia Ridge Senior Living arts and crafts bazaar

The bazaar will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Columbia Ridge Senior Living, 2300 W. Ninth St., Washougal. For more information, contact Wilma Schmidt at 834-6983.

Saturday, Nov. 15

WHS Holiday Marketplace Bazaar

The 10th annual Holiday Marketplace Bazaar will take place at the Washougal High School commons area, 1201 39th St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Shoppers can browse arts, crafts and other homemade gifts from more than 130 vendors. The event also features food concessions and carolers from the WHS X-Tet choir. For more information, call 954-3103.

Cascade View Covenant Church Holiday Bazaar

The bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Santa will be there from noon to 2 p.m. at the church, 221 N.E. Chkalov Dr., Vancouver. There will be local vendors, raffle prizes, music and free admission.

Friday to Sunday, Nov. 21-23

Clark County Holiday Gift Fair

The fourth-annual Holiday Gift Fair on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will feature dozens of local arts, crafts and retailers at the Clark County Event Center, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Photos with Santa will be available daily, and Mrs. Claus will have her arts and crafts workshop ready.

Bazaar hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The entry fee is $6 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Parking is $6.

Saturday, Nov. 22

St. Matthew Lutheran Church Annual Christmas Bazaar

The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and includes baked goods, crafts, raffles and more. Lunch items will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit youth summer camp programs. St. Matthew is located at 716 Washougal River Road.

Holly Days Arts and Crafts Bazaar
The Holly Days Arts and Crafts Bazaar gives local artisans and crafters a chance to showcase their work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Middle School, 1612 N.E. Garfield St., Camas.

A pancake breakfast and photos with Santa will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Camas High School grad night party.

For more information, contact Robin Klave at rklave@yahoo.com.

Silver Bells Christmas Bazaar

The bazaar, which benefits the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Apex, 3000 Columbia House Blvd., Ste. 120. The event will also include a pet food and toy drive, plus raffle, to benefit the animals.

Admission is free.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Holiday Open House and Artisan Market

The Clark County Historical Museum is hosting its annual Holiday Open House and Artisan Market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be music, artisan displays, holiday shopping and children’s activities. The museum is located at 1511 Main St., Vancouver.

Call 993-5679 for more information.

Gorge Arts and Crafts Bazaar

The Skamania County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the Gorge Arts and Crafts Bazaar will be held Saturday at the Skamania County Fairgrounds exhibit hall in Stevenson from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The bazaar will feature handmade jewelry, quilts, hats and scarves, homemade soaps lotions, bath salts, handmade dolls, hand-carved wood items, baskets, holiday decorations, pottery, tapestries, baby blankets, pet gifts and more. For more information, call the Skamania Chamber of Commerce at 800-989-9178.

American Legion Christmas Bazaar

The bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion hall, 10221 Washougal River Road. Items will include jewelry, homemade soaps, body butter, laundry soap, jewelry and other homemade crafts.

Saturday, Dec. 13

Check ‘Em Off Green

The third-annual Check ‘Em Off Green bazaar will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver.

The event will feature local artists and vendors selling hand-crafted items, recycled and reused materials, experiences, and local goods and services. There will be a holiday decoration swap, and food and drink available for purchase.

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