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Published: 3/6/2009 12:02 AM

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Craft shows, bazaars, rummage sales, farmers markets. Send items to nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com two weeks before event date.

Acrylic painting classes: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays beginning mid-March for eight weeks, The Studio, 1000 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect. Learn techniques using sponges, palette knives and various brushes. No experience necessary. $93-$98. Reduced fees available for seniors. (847) 255-5380 or mppd.org.

Oil painting classes: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning mid-March for wight weeks, The Studio, 1000 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect. Individual instruction with an emphasis on still life with additional work in landscapes and portraits. $93-$98. (847) 255-5380 or mppd.org.

March 7

Spring Fashion and Gift Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Schaumburg High School, 1100 W. Schaumburg Road. Sponsored by the Schaumburg High School Very Interested Parents Club the event highlights two fashion shows throughout the day with spring apparel and prom fashions sponsored by local retailers. Also featured are 50 exhibitors selling related products or services including clothing, jewelry, handbags, fragrances, candles, skin care, and accessories. Admission $3, benefits scholarships and mini-grants. Concessions, including pizza, hot dogs and bake sale goodies will also be available. Free parking, handicapped accessible. www.shs.d211.org.

Fremd High School Spring Boutique: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, William Fremd High School, 1000 S. Quentin Road, Palatine. Over 100 crafters offering quality merchandise in a variety of media, raffles. Hosted by the Fremd Boosters Club, proceeds benefit sports programs and student organizations. Free parking and admission.

Kirk School Spring Showcase of Arts and Crafts: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the school, 520 S. Plum Grove Road, Palatine. Over 95 exhibitor booths in a variety of media. Entertainment, door prizes, cafe, bake sale. Sponsored by Alpha Gamma Delta Alumnae and Parents and Teachers of Handicapped Students, the proceeds benefit the Kirk School and the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. Kathy, (847) 259-8749 or d.mazzocchi@comcast.net.

Grayslake Eighth Grade Celebration Craft Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Grayslake Middle School, 440 N. Barron Blvd., Grayslake. Over 50 crafters offering quality merchandise in a variety of media. Hosted by the Eighth Grade Celebration committee and PTO. Free parking and admission. (847) 543-5836.

DuPage Expo Festival of Arts and Crafts: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 4050 E. Main St., St. Charles. Featuring 160 indoor booths of quality handcrafted items. $2, under age 12 free. Free parking. For exhibitor application or information, (847) 301-8543 or stepbystepcraftshow.com.

March 15

Arts Festival: June 27 and 28, Bartlett Park, Bartlett. Arts in Bartlett is now accepting applications for its juried Festival of the Arts. Applications are being taken online at www.zapplication.org; artsinbartlett.org; artsinbartlett@comcast.ner or by calling (630) 372-4152. Application deadline is March 15.

Holiday Inn Festival of Arts and Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. Featuring 124 booths of unique and creative handcrafted items. $2, under 12 free. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

March 21

Friendship Park Conservatory Spring Craft Show: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 395 Algonquin Road, Des Plaines. Artisans display dried florals, metal work, jewelry and more. Free. (847) 298-3500.

Harper College Festival of Arts and Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday March 22, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Featuring 200 booths of unique and creative handcrafted items. $3, under 12 free. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

March 29

Kenneth Young Center Resale Bazaar: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 1150 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. Jewelry, crafts, bath products, toys and books, Easter items, purses and accessories, more. Vendors interested in participating can call Betty at (847) 524-8800, ext. 156 or bettyj@kennethyoung.org. Free.

April 2

Independent Miniature Artisans Chicago show and sale: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday April 3; 9:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Embassy Suites-Schaumburg/Woodfield, 1939 N. Meacham Road. $7; $12 two-day pass; 12 and under free. Free IMA shuttle bus on Friday and Saturday, look for yellow buses. (630) 513-8329.

April 3

Spring and Summer Clothing Resale: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 3 and 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday, April 4, Barrington United Methodist Church, 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington. Sale will feature spring and summer clothing, jackets, swimwear, accessories, shoes and sandals for adults and children. On Saturday, shoppers can take advantage of a bag sale, allowing shoppers to buy all that they can fit into either a $3 or a $5 bag. Proceeds will go toward local missions. For information, call (847) 836-5540.

April 4

Lake County Fairgrounds Festival of Arts and Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday April 5, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Featuring 200 booths of unique and creative handcrafted items. $2, under 12 free. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

April 13

Les Artisans Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Bourbonnais Municipal Center, 700 Main Northwest. Crafters are invited to participate in this 34th annual show sponsored by the Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society. Application Deadline is April 13. Pam Ash, (815) 432-2639.

April 24

Victory Centre of Bartlett Spring Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 24 and Saturday April 25, 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Vendors in a variety of media, bake sale, raffle, light refreshments, lunch menu. Free admission and parking. Vendors and crafters are being sought to participate. Call (630) 213-0100 or rlopienski@pathwaysl.com.

May 9

American Society of Artists Arts & Crafts Adventure: May 9, Hodges Park, Prospect and Vine, Park Ridge. Area artists and craft artists are invited to apply to participate in this juried event. For information, application and qualifications, visit americansocietyofartists.org or call (312) 751-2500 or (847) 991-4748.

Les Artisans Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Bourbonnais Municipal Center, 700 Main Northwest. Pam, (815) 432-2639.

July 11

Skokie Art Guilds Art Fair: July 11-12, Village Green on Oakton, downtown Skokie. Artists are being sought to participate. Prizes and awards. For application information, e-mail skokieart@aol.com or call (847) 677-8163.

Fourth of July Jubilee: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 4, Hidden Cove Sportsplex, 70 Ken Hayes Drive, Bourbonnais. Quality handmade items. Crafters are being sought to participate. Pam, (815) 432-2639.

Sept. 12

Art Affair Around the Square: Sept. 12 and 13. Entries are being sought for this juried fine arts and craft show sponsored by the Palatine/Inverness Arts Council. For information or an application visit, palatineinvernessarts.org

Harper College Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Featuring 160 booths of quality handcrafted items. $3, free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

Oct. 3

Lake County Fairgrounds Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Featuring 200 booths of quality handcrafted items. $2, free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

Nov. 8

Holiday Inn Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake. Featuring 125 booths of quality handcrafted items. $2, free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

Nov. 14

Harper College Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Featuring 200 booths of quality handcrafted items. $3, free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

Nov. 21

DuPage Expo Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 4050 E. Main St., St. Charles. Featuring 170 booths of quality handcrafted items. $2, Free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.

Nov. 28

Lake County Fairgrounds Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Featuring 270 booths of quality handcrafted items. $3, Free for ages under 12. Free parking. For exhibitor information, call (847) 301-8543 or visit stepbystepcraftshows.com.