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Check Out the New Harvest Craft Faire, Oct. 14

For 38 years, the Los Altos United Methodist Women have held a Harvest Craft Faire to raise funds benefitting families in need within our community and beyond. This year, the UMW have changed the format a little and reached out to other cultures within our community. Come check it out on Saturday, October 14, 9:00am–4:00pm in Creekside.

Turkish Muslim women from the Pacifica Institute will be selling baked goods, women from India will be selling spices to help us learn to make delicious dishes, and handcrafts been ordered from the UMC to support artisans from Cambodia, Cuba, Fiji, Africa, India, the Lakota Sioux, and many others. There will be more than 40 artisans participating, including our beloved “Pastor Potter” and former senior pastor, the Rev. Dr. Mark Bollwinkel.

In addition, Starfire alumni will be offering demonstrations on D.I.Y. succulent gardens and beekeeping. And, of course, the UMW will have their incredible gourmet and garden shops as well as wonderful hand-crafted wares. To give the whole day a festive atmosphere, there will be live entertainment throughout the day, including international dancers and musicians. You can even participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on campus, if you prefer not to drive to San Jose that day. Lunch will be offered from 11:30am to 1:30pm, and a coffee/snack bar will be available all day.

If you have baked goods, jams, jellies, etc., to donate for sale, please bring them to Creekside on Friday, October 13, between 10:00am and 1:00pm. Contact Sandi Kreft (408-257-8640) with questions.

UMW Autumn and Christmas Craft Sale

UMW baked goodsThe United Methodist Women have been creating fall and Christmas crafts: fall and holiday wreaths, witch hats, table décor, ornaments, cross stitch, gift bags, pillowcases, and more. The sales of these items will support the Bill Wilson Center, CIC Ministries, Community Services Agency, Cancer Connection, Family Supportive Housing, Pathways Hospice, YWCA Women’s Shelter, Palo Alto VA Hospital, and many other organizations. Come to one of the sales listed below and pick up some decorations and gifts for the holidays.

  • Friday and Saturday, October 14–15, 10:00am–4:00pm, 1501 Oakley Dr., Los Altos
  • Sunday, October 16, 9:00am–2:00pm, Creekside
  • Sunday, October 23, 9:00–11:30am, Creekside (including a bake sale)
  • Sunday, November 13, 9:00–11:30am, Creekside
  • Sunday, December 4, 9:00–11:30am, Creekside (including a bake sale)

For those of you who remember the UMW’s Harvest Craft Faire of previous years, these craft sale dates replace the full Faire. There will be no vendors other than the United Methodist Women’s own crafts and baked goods.