Saturday, October 4, 2003

Holiday Craft Shows & Bazaars

By Mona L. Bronson-Fuqua
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Again this year, we invited organizations from Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Brown, Adams, Kenton, Campbell, Boone and Dearborn counties to send us information about their holiday craft shows and bazaars. Schools, churches, neighborhoods and charitable organizations throughout the Tristate let us know about their special holiday shopping events.

Craft shows in the spotlight
Find the perfect item for your favorite holiday - or just fill your need for wonderful crafts. At many of the sales, handcrafted holiday decorations nestle with jewelry, stained glass, woodwork items and toys. Cookies by the pound or specialized Greek pastry are the bounty at a couple of events, and you can fuel your shopping frenzy with everything from turkey dinners to homemade bean soup.

Admission to the craft shows is free, unless a price is noted.



West Chester: Lakota West Arts & Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Lakota West High School, 8940 Union Centre Blvd.; 300 booths, breakfast and lunch concessions, baby-sitting service, ATM machine.

Thursday- Oct. 12


Fairfield: Art Affair on Symmes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12; Art on Symmes, 1000 Symmes Road; handcrafted and fine art.

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Hamilton: St. Julie's Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday; Fenmont Center, 229 N. Third St.

Liberty Township: Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and next Saturday; 5156 Mount View Court; handmade items.

Northside: All Holidays Bazaar, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 12; Northside Christian Church, 4114 Fergus St.; games, food, bake table, toys.

Norwood: Ladies Sodality's Holy Trinity Craft Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday; Holy Trinity Church , Drex and Moeller avenues; more than 60 crafters, harvest kitchen, parking and wheelchair accessible.

Westwood: Holly Days 2003, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; Mercy Franciscan Hospital-Western Hills, Queen City and Boudinot avenues, sixth-floor auditorium; Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas handcrafts, flower arrangements, baked goods.


Independence: Beechgrove Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday, Beechgrove Elementary School, 1029 Bristow Road.

Oct. 16-19


Colerain Township: Garden Park Quilt Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18; Garden Park Unity Church, 3581 W. Galbraith Road; woodcarvings, herb and dried flower arrangements, demonstrations of quilting, embroidery and other types of fabric art, lunch. Admission: $5.

Colerain Township: Northwest High School Boosters Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18; Northwest High School, 10761 Pippin Road; craft items, quilting classes.

Colerain Township: St. John the Baptist PTO Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18; St. John's Parish Center, 5375 Dry Ridge Road. Admission: $1 (includes raffle chance and drink).

Delhi Township: Mother Margaret Hall Holiday Bazaar, 7 a.m.-4 .m. Oct. 16-17; Mother Margaret Hall, third floor community room, 5900 Delhi Road (use Bender Road entrance); holiday gifts and decorations, Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Evendale: Craft Bazaar/Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18; Evendale Community Church, 3270 Glendale-Milford Road; decorations, gifts, baked goods.

Fairfield: 27th annual House of Santa Mouse, 4-9 p.m. Oct. 16, adults-only Wine and Cheese Preview Party, $5; event 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 17 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18; St. John Neumann Church, John Gray and Mill roads; babysitting Oct. 17-18, personalized Christmas decorations, doll clothes, Halloween items, painted furniture and angels.

Madeira: St. Gertrude's 19th annual Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18; St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Shawnee Run Road and Miami Avenue.

Mount Healthy: Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18; Mount Healthy United Methodist Church, 7612 Perry St.; crafts, candy, lunch, baked goods, theme baskets.

Mount Washington: Craft Boutique, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18; American Legion Post 484, 1837 Sutton Ave.

West Chester Township: Holiday Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18; Westchester Church of the Nazarene, 7591 Tylersville Road.

West Chester Township: St. Anne Craft Shop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18; St. Anne Episcopal Church, 6461 Tylersville Road; handcrafted fall and Christmas items.


Alexandria: Second annual CCHS Crafts & More, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18; Campbell County High School, Lickert Road and U.S. 27; Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts; jewelry, woodworking, food and beverages. Admission: $1, children under 12 are free.

Burlington: Sixth annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show for Breast Cancer, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18; Ellis Cooperative Extension Center, 6028 Camp Ernst Road.

Fort Mitchell: Beechwood PTSA Craft Fair and Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18; Beechwood School, 54 Beechwood Road; crafts, home-cooked lunches, bake sale. Admission: $2.

Oct. 21-26


Anderson Township: Mercyfest 2003 Holiday Junction, 4-8 p.m. preview night Oct. 21, event 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22; Mercy Center for Health and Wellness & Mercy HealthPlaza, 7495 State Road; crafts, holiday items, flower arrangements, bake sale, second-time-around jewelry.

Delhi Township: Twelfth Annual Bayley Place Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24; Bayley Place, 990 Bayley Place Drive; seasonal, holiday and craft items.

Evendale: Peddlers in the Woods, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25; Landmark Trinity Christian Academy, 500 Oak Road; crafts, food, music, hayride, pumpkin patch. Admission: $2 per car.

Forest Park: Crafter's Showcase, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 25; Winton Woods High School, 1231 West Kemper Road; 85 crafts booths.

Forest Park: Forest Chapel UMC annual Craft Show, 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25; Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, 680 W. Sharon Road; dinner Oct. 24, lunch Oct. 25, crafts and gifts.

Hamilton: Harvest Happening, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 25; Redeemer United Church of Christ, 3431 Hamilton-Middletown Road; turkey dinner $8 adults, $4 children under 10 (carry out available), crafts and baked goods.

Kennedy Heights: Celebrate The Seasons, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25; Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church, 6312 Kennedy Ave.; crafts, gourmet luncheon $6.

Mack: Our Lady of Visitation Arts and Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 25; Our Lady of Visitation, 3172 South Road; art, crafts, jewelry. Adults $1, children 50 cents.

Springfield Township: Regency Run Christmas Craft-Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25; Clubhouse, Regency Run Court, Hamilton Avenue and John Gray Road; bakery, crafts, gifts.

Sycamore Township: Crafts and More, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25; Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road; unique items, baked goods, sandwiches.


Erlanger: Holiday Showcase Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25; St. Henry District High School, 3755 Scheben Drive; handmade crafts. Admission: $1.


Lawrenceburg: Holiday Happenings, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25; Hamline Chapel, 102 W. High St.; crafts, bakery, luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oct. 30-Nov. 2


Anderson Township: Christmas Walk, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1; Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road; handmade quilts, children's clothing, jewelry, crafts, floral arrangements, antiques, baked goods, gift baskets, Secret Santa shop and photos for kids, brunch 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Anderson Township: St. Timothy's Country Store, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1; St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave.; handmade items, bakery, jellies, collectibles.

Colerain Township: Colerain High School Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1-2; Colerain High School, 8801 Cheviot Road; 175 booths including Christmas items, wood, leather.

Colerain Township: Sixth Annual Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1; Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road; crafts, lunch.

College Hill: Fall Fling, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 2; McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave.; crafts, demonstrations, food, drinks.

Goshen: Ham and Turkey Dinner With Crafts and Bake Sale, 1-8 p.m. Nov. 1; Belfast United Methodist Church, 2297 Ohio 131; baked goods, crafts. Dinner $6.50 for 13 and older, $5.50 seniors, $3 for 6-12 years, free 5 and under.

Hartwell: Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1; Hartwell Community Center, 8275 Vine St.

Hillsboro: Jingle Bell Bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1; Hills and Dales Training Center, 8919 Ohio 50; handcrafted items, lunch.

Loveland: Harvest Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1; Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive; bake sale, gift shop, holiday items.

Loveland: Holiday Bazaar, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 1; Goddard School of Loveland, 6407 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike; crafts, holiday items, home decor, ladies and children's accessories, toys, baked goods, lunch.

Milford: Trinity United Methodist Church Bazaar and Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1; Trinity United Methodist Church, 5767 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road; breakfast prior to the bazaar, lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Grandma's Attic, homemade baked goods, crafts.

Miamitown: Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1; Miamitown United Methodist Church, Hill and Mill streets; lunch, produce, collectibles.

Mount Auburn: Crafting for Recovery, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31; Recovery Initiative, 2340 Auburn Ave., handmade items, food, bake sale.

Mount Washington: Artisans' Affaire, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1; Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave.; pottery, dolls, paintings, photography, stained glass, jewelry, dried arrangements, woodcarving.

Norwood: Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1; Church of God, 2156 Cameron Ave.; lunch until 2 p.m., baked goods, Christmas items.

Reading: Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 1; St. John United Church of Christ, 729 Jefferson Ave.; holiday crafts, baked goods.


Burlington: Open House Party Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1; Immaculate Heart of Mary, 5876 Veterans Way; crafters, food.

Nov. 4-9


Anderson Township: Anderson PTA Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8; Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road; holiday decorations and more.

Anderson Township: New England Craft Bazaar, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 4; New England Club, 135 Beechmont Ave.; handmade crafts.

Bethel: Christmas Craft Show, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 9 a.m-3 p.m. Nov. 8; St. Mary Church, 3398 Ohio 125; handcrafted items, homemade food.

Blue Ash: Hartzell Bazaar/Luncheon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 8; Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive; crafts, lunch.

Bridgetown: Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8; Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road; handmade crafts, bake sale, lunch served 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Colerain Township: Clippard Claus, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8; Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road; vendors and crafts.

Colerain Township: Holiday Boutique, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7; Mercy Hospital-Mount Airy, 2446 Kipling Ave.

Colerain Township: PRP Craft Affair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8; Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church, 11565 Pippin Road; crafts, dolls, personalized children's books, gifts, lunch.

Delhi Township: Shiloh Craft Boutique, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8; Shiloh United Methodist Church, 580 Anderson Ferry Road; handmade items, baked goods, lunch.

Fairfield: 14th Annual Christmas Bell Craft Show, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 8; St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 4601 Fairfield Ave. (entrance on Symmes Road between Ohio 4 and Ohio 127); wreaths, Country Store, Christmas items, sweet shop; turkey dinner $6 adults and $2.50 ages 12 and under Nov. 7; lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8.

Hamilton: Hamilton High School Boosters Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4:30 Nov. 8 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9; Hamilton High School, 1165 Eaton Ave.; crafts, turkey dinner Nov. 9.

Lebanon: Deck the Halls, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8; St. Francis DeSales Church, 20 DeSales Ave.; holiday crafts, white elephant items.

Lebanon: Jingle Bell Craft Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8; Bethany Church, 1026 S. Ohio 123.

Loveland: Loveland Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8; Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail.

Loveland: Turkey Dinner and Silent Auction: 4-7 p.m. Nov. 8; Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 S. Lebanon Road; turkey dinner $6.50 adult, $5.50 senior, $3.50 children, free for under 3.

Madisonville: Crafts Bazaar and Turkey Dinner, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 8; St. Paul Lutheran Church (school gymnasium), 5433 Madison Road; handmade crafts, country store with homemade canned and baked goods, gifts, lunch; turkey dinner 5-7 p.m. $6 adults, $3 child/seniors (dinner tickets available 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at church office or the bazaar).

Maineville: Grace Community Presbyterian Turkey Dinner and Bazaar, 4-7 p.m. Nov. 8; Grace Community Presbyterian Church, 6246 Turning Leaf Way; dinner and craft items, adults $7, children 3-12 $4.

Mason: Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8; Deerfield Commons Community Center, 5629 Deerfield Circle; arts and crafts, holiday items, baked goods.

Milford: Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8; Milford First United Methodist, 541 Main St.; crafts, baked goods, luncheon.

Milford: St. Andrew Annual Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8; St. Andrew Parish Center, 552 Main St.; handmade crafts.

North College Hill: Gingerbread House, 4-8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8; St. Paul United Church of Christ of North College Hill, 6997 Hamilton Ave.; handcrafts, turkey dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 7.

Oxford: Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 7; McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, 110 N. Poplar St.

Pleasant Ridge: Sing Choirs of Angels Holiday Bazaar, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5; Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5950 Montgomery Road.

Sharonville: Kinderklaus Markt, 2003 Holiday Craft Show, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8; Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road; handcrafted items, wreaths, mantel arrangements, personalized items, decorated trees. Admission: $4.

West Chester Township: Holiday Fantasies, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8; St. Anne Episcopal Church, 6461 Tylersville Road; arts and crafts, live auction beginning 10:30 a.m., continental breakfast ($5) 9:30-10:30 a.m.

West Price Hill: Holiday Craft Boutique, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9; Dunham Community Center, 4356 Dunham Lane; holiday and all-occasion items.


Florence: Holiday Shopping Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8; Christ United Methodist-Florence, 1440 Boone Aire Road; crafts, baked goods, home vendors.

Fort Thomas: Church Mouse House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8; First Christian Church, 1031 Alexandria Pike; handmade crafts, decorations, homemade bean soup and corn bread, baked goods.

Highland Heights: Asbury Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8; Asbury United Methodist Church, 2916 Alexandria Pike; crafts, baked goods, flea market.

Independence: Holiday Craft Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8; Kenton County Cooperative Extension Office, 10990 Marshall Road; crafts, food and bake sale.

Latonia: Holy Cross Craft Show, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 9; Holy Cross Recreation Hall, 3612 Church. Admission: $2.


Guilford: North Dearborn PTO Craft Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8, North Dearborn Elementary School, 5687 North Dearborn Road. Crafts, baked goods, food.

Nov. 13-16


East End: Story Book Cottage Holiday Decorating Sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 14-15; American Legion Post 744, 244 Wilmer Road; holiday decorations.

Kenwood: St. Vincent Ferrer PTO 20th Annual Arts and Crafts Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 15; St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 7754 Montgomery Road; handmade gifts, decorations, home accessories, bake sale, lunch.

Middletown: Intergenerational Craft Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15; Middletown Area Senior Citizens Center, 140 N. Verity Parkway.

Milford: Milford Christmas Craft Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15; Milford Fireman's Bingo Hall, Milford Shopping Center, 2002 Lila Ave.; handmade crafts, food, drinks.

Mount Airy: Little Flower PTF Craft Show and Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15; St. Therese Little Flower Parish Center, 5560 Kirby Ave. Admission: $1.

New Richmond: Country Bazaar, 2-6 p.m. Nov. 15; Spring Grove United Methodist Church, 2156 Bethel-New Richmond Road; homemade crafts, baked goods, Turkey dinner beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Springdale: Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15; Maple Knoll Village 11100 Springfield Pike; crafts, jewelry, collectibles, books, pottery, hand-woven items, prime rib buffet lunch 10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Nov. 14.

Trenton: Edgewood High School Craft Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16; Edgewood High School, Ohio 73.

West Chester Township: Olde West Chester Christmas Walk, Visions of Christmas Past, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 14-15; Olde West Chester, Cincinnati-Dayton Road, 1/2 mile south of I-75, exit 21.


Covington: Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 14-16; Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 50 E. River Center Blvd.; art, gifts, fashion, gourmet food, jewelry. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children.

Nov. 20-23


Clifton: Good Samaritan Hospital Guild Holiday Sale, 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21; Good Samaritan Hospital, auditorium level 7J, 359 Dixmyth Ave.; crafts, home-baked goods.

Colerain Township: Christkindlmarkt, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 21, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 22 and noon-6 p.m. Nov. 23; Germania Society, 3529 W. Kemper Road, German items, ornaments, food.

College Hill: 19th Annual Gingerbread Shoppe, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22; College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave.; crafts, luncheon. Admission: $1.

Fayetteville: Homespun Christmas, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 22; Lake Lorelei Clubhouse, 586 Lorelei Drive; crafts, baked goods.

Green Township: Oak Hills Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22; Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road.

Monfort Heights: LaSalle High School Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 23; LaSalle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Christmas items, handmade and handpainted woodcrafts, jewelry, flower arrangements and wreaths, baskets, folk art, ceramics, ornaments.

Montgomery: Sycamore Art and Crafts Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 22; Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road.

Mount Adams: Cincinnati Art Museum Holiday Expressions Open House, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 21-22; Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive; gifts, handpainted ornaments from Germany, holiday cards, local artists' wares.

Mount Auburn: Christ Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21; Christ Hospital, Centennial Pavilion-Level A, 2139 Auburn Ave.; handmade items, decorations, baked goods.

Price Hill: St. Lawrence Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22. 3680 Warsaw Ave. Handmade items created by local artists and crafters.

Walnut Hills: Holiday Magic, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22-23; Purcell Marian High School, 2935 Hackberry St.; handmade items.


Fort Mitchell: Keepsake Christmas, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 22 and noon-5 p.m. Nov. 23; Drawbridge Inn, 2477 Royal Drive (I-75 & Buttermilk Pike exit); handmade crafts.

Union: Ryle High School PTSA Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, preview show 7-10 p.m. Nov. 21 (admission by pre-purchased $8 ticket only, information: 859-384-5300), event 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22; Ryle High School, 10379 U.S. 42; juried show of art and handcrafted items. Admission: $3, children 12 and under free; no strollers or backpacks, please.

Nov. 28-30


Amelia: Seventh Annual Amelia Christmas Craft Bazaar, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 29; Amelia High School, 1351 Clough Pike; crafts, cookie walk.

Deer Park: St. John's PTO Holiday-Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 29; St. John the Evangelist School, 7131 Plainfield Road;, breakfast and lunch, crafts.

Miamitown: Miamitown Christmas Walk, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 28-29; Ohio 128; antiques and crafts.

Northside: Crazy Ladies Holiday Bazaar, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 29; Women's Resource Center, 4039 Hamilton Ave.; arts, crafts, food.

Shandon: 27th Annual Shandon Christmas in the Country, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Nov. 29 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30; Shandon, Ohio, Ohio 126 W.; horse-drawn trolley rides, food, crafts, antiques, gifts, furniture, Welsh gifts.

Sharonville: 12th Annual Sharonville Recreation Holiday Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 29; Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive; holiday gifts, jewelry, gift boxes and baskets, candles, woodworking, stained glass, pottery, florals, ornaments, soaps, handmade teddy bears, doll clothes.


Covington: Holiday Pottery Sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30; St. Mary's Cathedral of the Basilica, Howard Hall, 25 E. 11th St.; pottery.

Dec. 2-7

Anderson Township: Anderson Township Historical Society's Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6 and noon-4 p.m. Dec. 7; the Log House, 6550 Clough Pike; homemade candy, crafts, ornaments.

Batavia: Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5; Faith United Methodist Church, 180 Fifth St.; crafts, baked goods.

Blue Ash: Holiday Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6; Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road; crafts, jewelry, wood.

Bridgetown: Homemade Christmas Cookie Bazaar, 9 a.m. until all gone Dec. 6; Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 6233 Werk Road; homemade cookies by the pound.

Cleves: Christmas in the Village, 4-9 p.m. Dec. 5 and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 6; Village of Cleves, North Miami and South Miami avenues business district; train rides ($9), carriage rides, crafts, food.

College Hill: Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6; College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave.; crafts, decorations, jewelry, gifts, cut trees, roping, wreaths, poinsettia, fruit, luminary kits.

Finneytown: Holiday Winter Festival at the Grove, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 7; Springfield Township Community Center, 9158 Winton Road; handcrafted items.

Indian Hill: Salvation Army Toy Shop 47th annual Silver Tea, 11 a.m. Dec. 2; Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road; 11 a.m. silent auction, tea and sweets, 12:15 p.m. program and live auction of dolls and accessories.

Landen: Christmas Craft and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 6; Abiding Word Lutheran Church, 8470 Landen Drive; crafts, Christmas cookies, breads, cards.

Loveland: Lanes End Farm Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6 and noon-4 p.m. Dec. 7; Lanes End Farm, 512 Baxter Road; wreaths, table decorations, ornaments.

Madisonville: Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6; Gaines United Methodist Church, 5707 Madison Road; crafts, homemade baked goods.

Mariemont: Christmas Boutique, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6; Mercy St. Theresa Center, 7010 Rowan Hills Drive; handmade quilts, crafts.

Mariemont: Holiday Craft & Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6; PNC Bank, 6902 Wooster Pike.

Milford: Milford High School Athletic Boosters Craft Show, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 6; Milford High School, 1 Eagle's Way (off Ohio 131); 150-175 crafters include floral arrangements, jewelry, clothing, wood items, nativity scenes, Christmas decorations, stained glass, doll clothes, lunch and bake sale.

Over-the-Rhine: Gifts That Make A Difference, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4, 8 a.m-6 p.m. Dec. 5 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6; Sarah Center, 1600 Vine St.; handcrafted jewelry, quilted items, travel kits.

Ross: Country Christmas, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6; Venice Presbyterian Church, 4244 Layhigh Road; crafts, homemade baked goods, luncheon.

Walnut Hills: Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6; Calvary United Methodist Church, 3215 Woodburn Ave.; wreaths, Christmas aprons, dish clothes, gift baskets.

West Chester Township: St. John Holiday Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6; St. John Church, 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Road; homemade items, florals, jewelry, Barbie clothes.


Cold Spring: Winter Carnival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6; Cline Elementary, 20 E. Alexandria Pike. Admission: $1; 12 and under free.

Dec. 12-14

Finneytown: Greek Pastry Sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 12-13; Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road; baklava, kourambiethes, koulourakia and melomakarouna.

Ross: Ross Athletic Booster Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 13; Ross High School, 3425 Hamilton-Cleves Road.

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