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Published: 5/16/2008 12:12 AM

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Blooming Fest: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, downtown West Chicago. Arts and crafts, garden-related items. For information, call Krista, (630) 293-2200, ext. 135. Visit the Web site

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission Depot Deals community-wide flea market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (rain date is Sunday), Metra station, south parking lot. Carolyn, (630) 845-9654 or Tim, (630) 232-4051.

Art in the Park: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Austin Gardens Park, downtown Oak Park at Ontario and Forest avenues. Art works in a variety of media, children's area, entertainment. Free admission and parking. Visit

Gina's Sell-A-Bration Relay for Life Fundraiser: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Village Park of Palatine Apartments, 860 Panorama Drive, Palatine. Over 30 vendors and crafters. Raffles from surrounding businesses as well as over 25 donated items. Gina, (847) 471 5886. Visit the Web site

Spring Fling 2008: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, John Conyers Learning Academy gym, 2800 Central Road, Rolling Meadows. Shop more than 35 booths of home party vendors and crafters, bake sale, games, raffles, food and beverages. Benefits the Palatine-Rolling Meadows-Inverness Relay for Life. Admission $5, includes raffle tickets. (847) 577-7175.


Moraine Valley Community College Community Art Exhibit: May 27; 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Juried event. (708) 974-5500.

Quilt Showcase: 12:30-3:30 p.m. May 28, Friendship Village Bridgegate Atrium, 350 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Resident artists showcase quilts, along with arts and crafts participants, who create quilts for Project Linus, a non-profit organization that distributes handcrafted quilts and blankets to children who are seriously ill or traumatized. Jeannette Magdaleno at (847) 884-5539.

Baby Bargain and Boutique Sale: 9 a.m. June 1; Weiss Center, 1500 E. Euclid Ave., Mount Prospect. Re-usable clothes, toys and furniture for children 5 and younger. Also maternity clothes. Call (847) 255-1200.

Art on the Plaza: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 14 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15, Plaza del Lago, 1515 Sheridan Road, Wilmette. Sponsored by Plaza del Lago and the North Shore Art League, the event features more than 60 juried artists in a variety of media. For more information, visit the Web site or

Evanston Festival Theatre's 36th annual Custer's Last Stand: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 21 and 22. Evanston Main Street Station Shopping District, Evanston. Features more than 350 artists, craftspeople and antique dealers. Food from 28 restaurants, entertainment on three stages. For an application to participate, call (847) 328-2204 or request by e-mail at Online application available at

Arts in Bartlett sixth annual Festival of the Arts: June 28 and 29; Bartlett Park, Bartlett. More than 55 artists in a variety of media. Deadline is May 1 for sponsor, ad and food vendor agreements. Visit the Web site (630) 372-4152.

Summer Serenade's Art in the Towne Square Park: 1-4 p.m. June 29, 150 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. Artisans and crafters are invited to show and sell their work. Booth space $40. Call Tina, (847) 705-7530 or write to P.O. Box 664, Palatine, IL 60078.

Fourth of July Jubilee Craft Show and Resale Market: 4 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 4, College Church of the Nazarene, at the corner of Career Center Road (1000 West Road) and 6000 North Road, Bourbonnais. Crafters of handmade items are invited to participate. Craft booths cost $45-$50; resale booths $55. Space limited, applications due by June 19. For information or an application, call Pam at (815) 432-2639 or e-mail

Mundelein Jaycees 2008 Community Days Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts Fair: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 5 and 6, Santa Maria Del Popolo Church, 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein. Parties interested in reserving a booth can call Cortnee at (847) 331-8256 for information or an application. Applications are also available at the Mundelein village hall, 440 E. Hawley St., or

Arlington Heights Garden Clubs 2008 Garden Walk and Unique Boutique: July 13. Shop for unique garden finds, raffle. (847) 962-9909.

American Society of Artists Inc. seventh annual An Arts Adventure art show: July 27; Gold Coast area of Chicago. Qualified area artists and craftsmen are invited to participate in this juried event. For application, call (312) 751-2500, (847) 991-4748 or

Taste of Roselle Arts & Crafts Fair: Aug. 1-3; along Main and Prospect streets in downtown Roselle. Crafters are being sought to participate. Contact Taste Commission member Kay at (630) 980-2020, ext. 201, for an application.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church Corn Fest Arts and Crafts Fair: Aug. 2; 250 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Crafters and local artisans are invited to participate. For booth information, call Vicki at (630) 510-0145.

Palatine Inverness Arts Council's An Art Affair Around the Square: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13 and 14, Palatine and Smith roads, downtown Palatine Towne Square.

Robert Frost Junior High School craft fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 20, 320 W. Wise Road, Schaumburg. For information or an application to participate, call Arlene, (847) 301-7476.

Naperville Art League Riverwalk Fine Art Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21, Naperville. The Naperville Art League is accepting applications for its 23rd annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair. For artists' eligibility and application information, send e-mail to or call (630) 355-2530.

St. John United Church of Christ craft fair and flea market: Sept. 20, 1475 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Exhibitors are being sought to participate in this 34th annual event. Booth reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis. For exhibitor reservations or more information call (847) 255-2848.

Immanuel United Church of Christ Old Church Craft and Holiday Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18, 1500 Old Church Road, Streamwood. Crafters are being sought to participate. For information or an application, call (630) 837-7337 or (630) 837-0190.

Mistletoe Magic Arts and Crafts Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8, World Overcomers Church, Route 20 and Naperville Road, Bartlett. Crafters and artists, vendors, bake sale, raffle, lunch, free parking, more. For an application to participate, call CJ at (847) 732-8475, Peggy at (630) 483-0285 or visit

Bethany Lutheran Church Ladies' Guild Crafters' Paradise craft and folk art sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8, 1550 S. Modaff Road, Naperville. Crafters are being sought to participate. For details or an application, call (630) 357-2946 or (630) 961-2030.