Northwest suburban crafts & bazaars

 
 
Published: 4/17/2009 12:01 AM

Craft shows, bazaars, rummage sales, farmers markets. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Silent Auction: Through 9 p.m. Monday, April 27, Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. The Foundation for the Indian Trails Public Library District will host a silent auction for the public. Items include a round of golf for four, restaurant gift certificates, tickets to local entertainment establishments and health/fitness prizes. All proceeds benefit The Foundation. For information, call the library, at (847) 459-4100 or visit www.indiantrailslibrary.org.

April 17

Used book sale: Members-only preview 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, open to all 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. The Friends of the Indian Trails Public Library District will begin their used book sale with the members-only preview sale; membership dues are $3 for an individual and $6 for a family membership. Admission is free to the separate children's used book sale in the Small Meeting Room. Both sales are free Saturday and Sunday; on Sunday, most books will be sold $3 per grocery bag. For information, call (847) 459-4100, ext. 250.

April 19

Illinois Prairie Spinners-From Fiber to Fabric: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road. Handspinning demonstration will show how to turn fiber into yarn and thread. (630)-837-2855 or bartlett.lib.il.us.

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.

April 25

Super Spring Used Book Sale: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Buy books, CDs, magazines, DVDs and videos. Book bags are on sale for $10. Call (847) 392-0100.

Relay For Life of Schaumburg bazaar open house: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, St. John Lutheran Church, 1800 S. Rodenburg Road, Schaumburg. Local vendors, craft table, refreshments, door prizes. Benefits the 2009 Relay For Life of Schaumburg, which is being held from 6 p.m. July 10-6 a.m. July 11, at Alexian Field. Peggy, (847) 398-2815.

May 2

Art Market: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 8316 William Lane, Spring Grove. Juried art show, art table for children, stained glass and blacksmith demonstrations, basket weaving class from 2-4 p.m., children's dance and art activities, raffle, more. Benefits Turning Point in Woodstock. To register for basket weaving class or for information, call (815) 675-1087.

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.

Relay for Life-Palatine fundraiser: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Palatine Presbyterian Church, 800 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. Over 30 crafters and vendors. Proceeds benefit the Palatine 2258 Tastefully Simple Team. Also includes a car wash and live entertainment from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Gina, (847) 471-5886.

May 16

Rummage and craft sale: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Kimball Middle School, 451 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin. Mary Lou, (847) 888-5290.

May 23

Park Ridge Farmers Market: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, downtown Park Ridge. Fresh vegetables, fruit, flowers, cheeses, baked goods, pickles, salsa, honey, artisan soaps, dog treats, more. Barb, (847) 318-5217.

June 14

Village Park Craft Show: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 14, Village Park of Palatine apartments. Over 30 vendors inside and outside of the clubhouse. Raffle. Benefits Relay for Life Team Palatine 2258 Tastefully Simple. Gina, (847) 471-5886.

June 27

Arts in Bartlett's Festival of Arts: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 27 and 28, Bartlett Park. (630) 372-4152 or artsinbartlett.org.

June 28

Little Boots Rodeo and Craft and Vendor Fair: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 901 Leicester, Elk Grove Village. Crafters, vendors, activities for children. Connie, (630) 878-7627.

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.

Aug. 2

Flea Market: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, Yesterday's Farm Museum, 850 N. Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale. Hosted by the Wood Dale Historical Society the market will feature about 60 booths selling anything from antiques and collectibles to garage sale items. Refreshments available for purchase. For information or to participate as a vendor, call Ann, (630) 766-4216 or Judi, (630) 595-0360.

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