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

Nov. 13

Ascension of Our Lord Senior Synaxis Christmas Bazaar: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 1207 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire. Handmade crafts and boutique items, dine on Greek food and homemade pastries. Admission free. Kay, (847) 482-1200.

Curves of Waukegan Holiday Bazaar: 3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 805 Greenwood, Waukegan. Variety of exhibits, crafters and vendors, raffles. From 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 14, bring your unused gold, silver or platinum and leave with cash. (847) 623-8045.

Handmade in Hanover Craft Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14, Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. Route 59, Bartlett. Hand made items in a variety of media, home baked goods, raffle, Santa photos and live turkeys from the Turkey Club from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Tracey, (630) 483-5673.

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, Juliette Low Elementary School, 1530 Highland Ave., Arlington Heights. Over 40 home-party vendors and crafters in a variety of media, gourmet bake sale, raffles. Admission $2.

Juliette Low Elementary School Holiday Shopping Extravaganza: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 1530 S. Highland Ave., Arlington Heights. E-mail for information.

St. John Harvest Fest: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14,1800 S. Rodenburg Road, Schaumburg. Crafts, bake sale, white elephant, greeting cards, quilts, lunch, homemade apple slices. (630) 894-3840.

Nov. 14

Alden Estates of Barrington Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 1420 S. Barrington Road, Barrington. Unique gift items, decorations, crafts, toys, food items, collectibles, raffle, complimentary gift wrapping, refreshments, fresh baked goods, Santa visits from 1-3 p.m., more. Jehd, (847) 382-6664, ext. 5207.

Annunciation of Our Lady craft fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Annunciation of Our Lady Episcopal Church, 5725 Stearns School Road, Gurnee. For details, call (847) 336-3730 or visit

Arbor's Craft Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, The Arbor of Itasca, 535 S. Elm St. Christmas items, all seasons crafts, baked goods, white elephant, door prizes. Benefits activities and entertainment for residents. Free. (630) 773-9416.

First United Methodist Church Craft Fair: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 123 N. Plum Grove Road, Palatine. Variety of handcrafted fall, Christmans and miscellaneous items, home baked goods. (847) 359-1345.

Grace United Methodist Church Mistletoe Marketplace: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 300 E. Gartner, Naperville. Crafts, bale sale, quilt drawing at noon, silent auction. Hosted by the Grace United Methodist Women. Free. Margaret, (630) 355-1748, ext. 241.

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 indoor booths of quality handcrafted items. $3, free for ages under 12. Free parking. (847) 301-8543 or

Kirk of the Lakes Craft Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 1500 W. Hawley, Mundelein. Variety of arts and crafts, homemade soups, salads and bakes goods. Spaces $45. For information, call Lori, (847) 370-8711.

Mothers Club of Geneva Holiday Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. Annual show features variety of arts and crafts, luncheon, bake sale, raffle.

New Apostolic Church Craft Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 24560 W. Indian Trail Road, North Barrington. Craft fair, bake sale, blood drive. Handicap accessible, free parking. Proceeds benefit phone cards for soldiers overseas.

North Suburban Mennonite Church Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Libertyville Civic Center, 135 N. Church St., Libertyville. Ten Thousand Villages handicrafts bazaar features nativities, ornaments, home decor jewelry, baskets, carvings, toys, fair trade coffee, more. (847) 566-8386.

Polish American Cultural Club Christmas Bazaar: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, American Legion Hall, 900 S. LaGrange Road, LaGrange. Crafts, dishes, dolls, jewelry, Oplatki, polka music tapes and CDs, books, ornaments and Christmas items from Poland. Homemade pastry and luncheon plates available, polka lessons at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Free admission.

Ross/Sullivan PTO Boutique: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Betsy Ross School, 700 N. Schoenbeck Road, Prospect Heights. Variety of hand crafted items and holiday gifts, more. Admission $1. Benefits the Ross/Sullivan PTO. For vendor applications or information, call Bonnie, (847) 870-3868.

St. Isidore 21st CCW Holiday Craft Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Ministry Center, 427 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale. Handmade arts and crafts, bake sale, lunch refreshments. Admission $2, free parking. (63) 529-3045 or

South Church Craft/Vendor Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 501 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. Crafts, vendors, jewelry, food and more. (847) 253-0501 or

Trinity Lutheran Church Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Roosevelt and Westmore-Meyers roads, Lombard. Hosted by the Mary Martha Guild. Handmade Christmas and fall themed crafts, Martha's Attic treasures, more. Marilyn, (630) 347-9739.

Nov. 15

MidAmerica Service Dog's Foundation Holiday Bazaar: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge, 5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale. Variety of holiday items including art work, holiday decor, jewelry, canine accessories, more. Suggested donation $20 at the door.

Northwest Chapter Hadassah Holiday boutique: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, Claremont Rehabilitation and Living Center, 150 Weiland Road in Buffalo Grove. Vendors with a variety of offerings, Entertainment book sale. Free.

St. John Brebuef's Holiday Craft Fair: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, May Parish Ministry Center, 8307 North Harlem Ave., Niles. Variety of handmade items, home baked goods, snacks, lunch, raffles hosted by the Catholic Women's Club. $1 admission. Judi, (847) 296-6421.

Temple Beth-El Holiday Boutique: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Exhibitors offer hand painted clothing, jewelry, personalized stationary and gifts, ceramics. (847) 205-9982.

Nov. 19

District 76 PTO Holiday Boutique: 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, Diamond Lake School, 25807 Diamond Lake Road, Mundelein. Unique items created by local artisans and products from home-based businesses. Vendors and crafters wanter. Visit,

Holiday bazaar: Prince of Peace Mother's Day Out Preschool is hosting a Holiday Bazaar at the church Nov. 19. Crafters/vendors are invited to participate in the bazaar for a $25 donation. Crafters/vendors will be supplied with a 6-foot table. Call the church for further information. Prince of Peace United Methodist Church is at 1400 Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. (847) 439-0668

Nov. 20

Ladies Philoptochos Society Bazaar: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, 7373 N. Caldwell Ave., Niles. Crafts, gifts, CDs jewelry, raffle, coffee shop, homemade Greek pastries. Santa visit from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. both days; dinner from 5:30-9 p.m. on Friday only. (847) 647-8880.

Merry Makers Holiday Craft Show: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 816 W. Highland Ave., Elgin. Unique handmade crafts, holiday decor and baked goodies. Free. Karen, (847) 888-2230.

Multiple Choice Holiday Bazaar: 7-10 p.m. Friday, Friday, Nov. 20, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 510 E. Route 83, Mundelein. A wide variety of vendors. Free. Call Barb, (847) 436-5637.

Northwest Bible Baptist Church Christmas Market: 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 9N889 Nesler Road, Elgin. Handmade items, crafts, baked goods, concessions, Grandma's Attic, Grandpa's Shed, more. Free admission and parking. (847) 931-7222.

Victory Centre of Bartlett Winter Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21, 1101 and 1105 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Over 30 vendors, bake sale, raffle and lunch menu. Free parking and admission. Benefits special resident programs. Rita, (630) 213-0100 or

Nov. 21

Center of Concern Holiday Boutique: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 260 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge. Handcrafted items, vendors, gift baskets, more. (847) 823-0453 or

College of Lake County Holiday Art Sale: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, Library Glass Atrium, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Works in various fine arts media sponsored by the cultural committee of the CLC Foundation to benefit the Community Gallery of Art and to fund scholarship programs. Christina, (847) 543-2405 or

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. (847) 301-8543 or

Epworth United Methodist Red Bird Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 37W040 Highland Ave., Elgin. Quality American made artisans. For details, call (847) 931-5400.

Faith Lutheran Church Cookies, Crafts & More Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 431 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Home bakes cookies sold by the pound, baked goods and candies, crafts, refreshments, more. Free. (847) 253-4839.

Fall Craft Show: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 539 Canyon Drive, Romeoville. Crafts, vendors, raffles, door prizes. Free admission.

Four Paws Animal Foundation Holiday Gift Bazaar: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, Hanover Park Animal Care Center, 1920 Ontarioville Road. Pet photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, gifts bazaar, bake sale to benefit the organization's rescue and adoption efforts. (630) 289-0478.

Holiday Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, Friendship Park Conservatory, 395 Algonquin Road, Des Plaines. Hosted by the Mount Prospect Park District the market features home-party vendors including Avon, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple and Longaberger. Free. (847) 298-3500.

Island Lake Holiday Craft Faire: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22, Island Lake Village Hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave. Over 50 crafters selling a variety of quality handcrafted gift items for the holidays, food, refreshments, a seniors bake sale, Santa visits from noon-4 p.m. both days. $1 admission includes a raffle ticket.

Jefferson Middle School Craft Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 1151 Plum St., Aurora. Sponsored by the Jefferson Middle School's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports team. Proceeds benefit Jefferson students. (630) 301-5306.

Marklund's 2009 Holiday Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, Marklund Hyde Center, 1 S. 450 Wyatt Drive, Geneva. Variety of crafters, cosmetics and food vendors, Marklund booth features items handcrafted by Marklund's developmental training clients, raffle. Peggy, (630) 593-5475 or

North Shore Unitarian Church Holiday Show: Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield. Includes jewelry, pottery, clothes, holiday gifts by local artisans, silent auction, art show. Free admission. (847) 234-2460 or

Our Lady of the Wayside Crafts & More Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, Father Mackin Center, Ridge and Park streets, Arlington Heights. Over 55 crafters/vendors, homemade bake sale, cafe, raffle, more. Admission $2, kids free.

Prince of Peace Holiday Extravaganza: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 135 S. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa. Over 40 home-based vendors offering a variety of products, raffle, cafe, Santa's Secret Workshop. Call Betty, (847) 356-1076.

Shop for Shelter: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, St. Mark's Lutheran Church,101 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. Shop from 25 vendor booths to benefit Lazarus House. Fashion, jewelry, health and beauty, home goods, kitchen ware, door prizes, giveaways, cafe. Admission/parking free. (630) 888-6755.

Nov. 22

Barrington United Methodist 10,000 Villages sale: After the 9:15 and 11:30 a.m. services, Sunday, Nov. 22, 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington. Sale of international, present-day artifacts, one of a kind crafts from developing countries, more. Benefits the Mission Ministry group. (847) 836-5540 or

Congregation Kneseth Israel Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 22, Dec. 6, and 13, 330 Division, Elgin. Variety of gift items for children and adults including T-shirts, jewelry, purses, serving dishes, toys and Judaica items. (847) 741-5656.

Illinois Holocaust Museum Legacy Shop International Holiday Boutique: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. One-of-a-kind gifts including books for adults and children, Judaica from around the world, jewelry, stationery, museum merchandise. (847) 967-4806 or

Nov. 23

Advocate Condell Meidcal Center Nut and Candy Sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Auxiliary of Advocate Condell Medical Center sells nuts, candy and gifts in the main lobby of the hospital. All proceeds benefit Advocate Condell Medical Center. (847) 990-5615.

Nov. 27

Grayslake Holiday Market: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, downtown Grayslake. Caroling, crafts, holiday market, refreshments, carriage rides from 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce, village of Grayslake, and The Oasis/Grayslake Youth Center. (847) 223-6888.

Mallternative Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, Calvary Episcopal Church, 222 S. Batavia Ave. Crafts, evergreen wreaths and roping for sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., more.

Santa Comes to Hampshire Craft Fair: 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, Hampshire Middle School, 560 S. State St.; the entrance is located on Edgewater Ave. Hosted by th Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce. Robbi, (847) 514-3657 or

Nov. 28

Christmas of the Fox Art & Craft Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 and Sunday, Nov. 29, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Juried show with over 90 artists and craftspeople, lunch and pastries available. $2. (815) 772-3279.

Elgin Junior Woman's Club Home Decor Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, Epworth United Methodist Church, Randall Road and Highland Ave., Elgin. Home-based vendors, craft and bake sale, more. Benefits Children's Research Foundation. (847) 224-4318 or

Marmion Academy's Christmas Craft Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora. Juried show with 158 crafters, bake sale, Santa visits from noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Lunch available. $3, free for children 12 and younger. No strollers, baby-sitting offered. (630) 897-6936, ext. 228, or visit

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 indoor booths of quality handcrafted items. $3, Free for ages under 12. Free parking. (847) 301-8543 or

Dec. 1

Schaumburg Park Foundation Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, Schaumburg Corporate Center, 1501 W. Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. Crafters, vendors, live entertainment in the atrium. Free. (847) 985-2115.

Dec. 2

Mothers Club of Woodlands Academy Holiday Housewalk and Gift Boutique: Houses open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; boutique from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 2, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, 760 W. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest. Admission to the boutique is free; admission to the housewalk and luncheon is $60 per person. A preview night boutique with a cash bar will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. For all reservations, (847) 234-4300, ext. 226.

Dec. 3

B'Nai Tikvah Ladies Night Out: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 1558 Wilmot Road, Deerfield. Unique vendors and artisans, wine and appetizers, free spa consultation services. $10, benefits the Deerfield Jewish community and global activities. Laura, (847) 374-9808 or Michelle, or (847) 914-0308.

Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire and Wheeling/Prospect Heights chambers Holiday Boutique: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, Sedgebrook Retirement Community, 800 Audubon Way, Lincolnshire. Retail chamber members sell items suitable for holiday gift-giving, lunch available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission free. (847) 541-7790.

Church of the Incarnation Creative Hands Boutique: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 330 W. Golf Road, Arlington Heights. Juried arts and crafts featuring handmade items, soup kitchen, refreshments, Christmas tree lot, more. Donation $2, benefit Habitat for Humanity. (847) 956-1510.

Multi-Chamber Holiday Boutique: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, Sedgebrook Retirement Community, 800 Audubon Way, Lincolnshire. Open to the public.

Dec 4

Christmastime at the Fine Line: 7 p.m. opening reception Friday, Dec. 4, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 6N158 Crane Road, St. Charles. Variety of handmade items for purchase. Continues through Saturday, Dec. 12. Free. (630) 584-9443 or

Elk Grove Park District Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5, Sheila Ray Adult Center, 499 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village. Handcrafted items in a variety of media, holiday gifts, full meal concessions, bake sale. (847) 364-7224.

Lambs Farm Holiday Art & Craft Show: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4; 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, Arlington Park, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. Admission and parking $6 each. Fine art and craft work from more than 600 vendors. or

Dec. 5

District 73 PTO Winter Boutique: Sunday, Dec. 5. Artists are being sought to participate. Application and guidelines are available at For information, call Michelle at (847) 276-4117 or Nina, (847) 816-0087.

First Congregational Church of Dundee Cookie Walk: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 900 S. Eighth St., West Dundee. Homemade holiday cookies and candies sold by weight, cookbook sale, free admission. (847) 426-2161, ext. 210 or

Garfield Farm Museum Homespun Holiday Market: Noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6, on Garfield Road, off Route 38, La Fox. Handmade craft items, bake sale, more. Benefits the museum.

Good Shepherd's Cookie Walk and Craft Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 751 W. Army Trail Road, Bartlett. Wide variety of homemade cookies to buy, assortment of vendors, crafts. Free admission and parking. (630) 830-3003.

Holiday Cookie Walk: 9:30 a.m. until cookies are gone, Saturday, Dec. 5, Presbyterian Church, 800 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. Home bakes cookies sold for $10 a box.

Les Artisans Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, Kankakee Country Fairgrounds, 213 W 4000 S Road, Kankakee, Ill. Sponsored by the Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society. Pam, (815) 432-2639.

Prince of Peace Craft Fair and Bake Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 930 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Crafters, vendors, more. Free.

Santa Maria del Popolo Holiday Craft Fair: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the school, 126 N. Lake St., Mundelein. Quality handmade items from over 50 crafters. (847) 949-2335.

Spay and Stay Holiday Bazaar: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, Community Christian Church, 1970 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire. Shop for unique gifts from artists and vendors, bake sale, more.

St. John's Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin. Hosted by the Parent Teacher League at St. John's Lutheran Church and School. Char at (847) 854-2304.

St. John Lutheran Cookie Walk and Boutique: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 3020 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook. Homemade cookies sold by the pound, gift baskets, silent auction, white elephant table, lunch available. Free. Marie, (847) 562-9519 or Janet, (847) 296-5727.

St. Matthews Christmas Craft and Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1555 Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights. (630) 469-630.

St. Patrick Holiday Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the school, 15020 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus the fair features 40 craft booths, refreshments and free admission.

United Protestant Church of Grayslake Cookie Walk: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, Park and Whitney streets, Grayslake. Homemade cookies, candies and holiday treats sold for $7 per pound. Benefits mission activities. (847) 223-8131.

Ivy Hall Holiday boutique: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, Ivy Hall Elementary School, 1072 Ivy Hall Lane, Buffalo Grove. Vendors will sell clothing, personalized stationery, books, accessories and more. In conjunction with the boutique, the school will hold a Community Awareness/Resource event, with representatives from charities and organizations, including the Leukemia Research Foundation, Cancer Wellness Foundation and others, on hand to provide information about their activities. For information, call Randi Sobel, at (847) 370-8419, or Ellen DeLay, at (847) 226-6444.

Dec. 6

St. Anne's Society Cookie and Craft Fair: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, Holy Angels Church, 120 S. Lancaster, Aurora. Platters of homemade cookies, crafters in a variety of media, Knights of Columbus poinsettia sale. Free admission, strollers permitted.

Dec. 12

Bethel Lutheran Church Cookie Walk: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 3839 W. Frontage Road, Palatine. Homemade cookies sold for $9 per pound; Living Nativity from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Refreshments served.

First United Methodist Cookie Walk/Mission Mart: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 12, 216 E. Highland Ave., Elgin. For details, call (847) 741-0038.

Fremd High School Holiday Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 1000 S. Quentin Road, Palatine. Over 180 crafters featuring a variety of high quality items, concessions, lunch, more. Free. Proceeds benefit student organizations and athletic teams. (847) 622-4406 or

Mundelein Community Women's Club Santa's Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian Church, 1500 W. Hawley St., Mundelein. Bake sale, children's raffle, craft sale and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Tickets are $3.50 each. Reservations required. Call Megan, at (847) 949-1664. Visit

Dec. 19

Knupper Nursery Christmas Craft Fair: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine. Handmade gifts by local artists and crafters in a variety of media, vendors. Admission free. (847) 359-1080.