Bazaar Events: Anchorage (Sept 30 - Dec. 31, 2011)

September 29, 2011 

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Arctic Bazaar

Hosted by the Elmendorf Officers' Spouse Organization, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public. Non-DoD card holders must use the Post Road Gate and will be directed to Hangar 5. The event is a craft extravaganza, featuring local artists' work of pottery, woodwork, art, holiday items, photography, jewelry and art. Activities for children and food for purchase will be available, too.

Berry Delightful Alaskan Made Gift Co-Op

9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, Saturday through Jan. 1, Hilton Hotel, Third Avenue and E Street (use the E Street entrance). Showcasing a variety of Alaskan artists and crafters, shoppers will find gourmet foods including jams, jellies, sauces and syrups; kuspuks, wall hangings, hand bags and scarves; fused and etched glass-jewelry and home decor-pottery, candles, Christmas ornaments and tableware. (Laura, 602-6470)

Cha-Mai Bazaar

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, October 1st,at Al Aska Shrine Center, 1930 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Profits from the 34th annual event provide children with burn or orthopedic needs the funds to travel to the stateside Shrine hospitals and aid some local charities. The hand-crafted articles are the very popular scrubbies, Christmas cards, personalized ornaments, holiday trees, children's clothes, birch bark baskets, thimbles, vests, scarves, jams and jellies, knitted toys, wood lathe items, ivory and baleen, chocolates, photo albums, table runners, doggy placemats, casserole caddies, dolls, beaded jewelry, towels, lady's hats, pillows, carved wood, Eskimo ornaments, tie-dyed shirts, seam rippers and more. Admission is free. (Alice 561 - 0492)

Happenin' Holiday Open House

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Gallo's Mexican Restaurant, 8615 Old Seward Highway. Get all of your holiday shopping, planning and pampering for others and yourself done in one place. Multiple independent home-based businesses come together to share their wares including NYR Organic, Miche Bag, Scentsy, Silpada, Partylite, Uppercase Living, Noni, B's Purses, Vintage Couture, Partylite, Heritage Makers, Jewel Kade, Herbalife, and more. Activities and door prizes throughout the day. Free admission. (240-4271)

Oct. 8

Scandinavian Bazaar

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Viking Hall Inc., 8141 Briarwood St. 15th Annual Scandinavian Bazaar featuring many top quality hand made Scandinavian items. A cultural experience with rosemaling demonstrations, and traditional foods, including the popular lefse, soups and open faced sandwiches ( 349-1613, sofnalaska.com)

Holiday Craft Bazaar

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, repeating 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3, Moose Family Center, 4211 Arctic Blvd. Vendor set-up is 7-9 a.m. both days. Tables still available for rent. (Diane, 563-7352)

Oct. 14-16

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Bazaar

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 2901 E. Huffman Road. Enjoy a day of shopping and tasting homemade goodies in a convenient south Anchorage location. This year's bazaar offers a bake sale and displays the work of approximately 75 vendors in addition to high quality items crafted by the church's Magi group. Look for holiday banners, stuffed dogs, knit items, hotpads, placemats, jewelry, handmade greeting cards, paintings, handmade ornaments, wreaths, children's books, tote bags, towels, stained glass, baskets and many other gifts. St. Elizabeth's kitchen will feature homemade cinnamon rolls, homemade chili and hot dogs. Free parking, handicap accessible. Some tables still available for $45. (Shirley at 345-1628; silver-fox@gci.net).

Rogers Park Elementary Craft Fair

4-8 p.m. Friday, Rogers Park Elementary, 1400 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Enjoy an evening with local crafters, artists, vendors and students. Food, fun, classroom fundraisers and more. Free admission. Contact Denise Flake for booth information. (562-4950, neesiebee@gci.net)

Annual Holiday Bazaar

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 3900 Wisconsin St. More than 30 tables offering handmade crafts, art, jewelry, scarves, toys, nick-nacks, hats, jams, jellies, baked goods, sweets, antiques, collectables and more. Fresh baked cinnamon rolls available at 9 a.m. and homemade bean soup, hot dogs and tacos for lunch from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Rent a table for $30. (248-2000)

Crafters Faire

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, First Christian Church, 3031 LaTouche St. Crafts, holiday items, quilts, jewelry, and a "Cookie Walk." Lunch served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tables and booth space available. (Judi, 345-0467)

Alaska Home Crafter Annual Fall and Christmas Open House

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Alaska HomeCrafters Emporium, 9900 Old Seward Highway. Get ready to decorate your fall table, buy unique Christmas gifts and have a fun day of shopping. Gifts for the first 25 customers, 5 door prizes, snacks and cider.

Alaska Bead Society Bead Arts Gala

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 625 C S. Over 50 Bead Society artists will be selling their beads and beadwork. Hand made glass beads and beadwork of all kinds. Educational displays and live glass bead making demos are also a hallmark of this show. Free admission. (346-2789, alaskabeadsociety.org)

Downtown Co-Op Bazaar

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, repeating Dec. 3, Fifth Avenue Mall, space #142, 320 W. Fifth Ave. Look for new crafters and vendors for that unique gift. Special discounts throughout the store. Door prizes and cookies. (277-5620, )

Celebrate the Season Open House

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, And Other Fancy Stuff, 621 W. Dimond Blvd. Enjoy spiced tea, good cheer and the fresh baked tastes and aromas of the coming holiday season. Distinctive and unusual gifts await you in a relaxed, friendly and festive atmosphere, whether you're looking for a gift for that special someone, a hostess gift or holiday decoration for your home. Free admission.

Stamp Attic Fall Open House

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9191 Old Seward Highway, Suite 13. The store is filled with fall and winter holiday papercrafting ideas and products. Adults can call to pre-register for free make-and-takes. Find ideas for greeting cards, holiday decor and scrapbooks. Register for door prizes and enjoy a cup of hot cider while you shop. Free admission. (344-3227, stampatticalaska.com)

Oct. 22-23

Annual Teddy Bear Tea and Auction

2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Anchorage Downtown Hilton, 500 W. Third Ave. More than 200 snuggly teddy bears, dressed in amazing costumes, will be sold at this annual benefit for Anchorage area Salvation Army programs. Many bears, dressed in categories including "Who's Who", "Imaginary Characters" and "Runway Fashions" are matched with auction items from local businesses. Tickets are on sale now at The Salvation Army, 143 E. 9th Avenue. 13 and older, $25; under 12, $20; $250 for a table for 10. (276-2515, salvationarmy.org/alaska)

Calvary Church Christmas Bazaar

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 3800 W. 80th Ave., corner 80th Avenue and Jewel Lake Road. Look for jewelry, collectibles, baskets and bakeware, baked goods, quilts and linens, T-shirts, dollhouses and furniture, hand-made toys, Alaska books, glassware, photos, candles and much more. Espresso and snacks available.

Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Anchorage Senior Center, 1300 E. 19th Ave. Includes new items, antiques, arts, handcrafts, gifts and homemade goodies straight from Grandma's kitchen. Come holiday gift shopping early. Vendor spaces available. (258-7823, anchorageseniorcenter.org)

Oct. 29

Holiday Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 2311 Pembroke St. In its 17th year, there will be 20-25 vendors with a wide variety of crafts and products for sale. The bake sale will raise funds for a holiday service project. Call Patti for information or to reserve a space. $20 with table; $15 without table. (694-3130)

St. John Orthodox Catheral Christmas Bazaar

10 a.m.-4 p.m., 18940 Monastery Drive, Eagle River. Enjoy Christmas shopping, a raffle, silent auction, cake walk and delicious lunch.

Anchorage Pioneer Home Annual Bazaar

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 923 W. 11th Ave. Shoppers will find hand-crafted items, home-baked items, jewelry, knick-knacks, plants and more. For information contact Cassandra at 952-6206.

Nov. 4-6

Bad Girls of the North

4-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Millennium Alaskan Hotel, 4800 Spenard Road. Find jewelry, pottery, leather items, watercolors, metal art, gourmet foods, silk art, birch bark baskets, handmade clothing and more. (227-8007, badgirlsofthenorth.com)

Berry Delightful Alaskan Made Gift Co-Op

9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, Hilton Hotel, Third Avenue and E Street (use the E Street entrance). Showcasing a variety of Alaskan artists and crafters, shoppers will find gourmet foods including jams, jellies, sauces and syrups; kuspuks, wall hangings, hand bags and scarves; fused and etched glass-jewelry and home decor-pottery, candles, Christmas ornaments and tableware. (Laura, 602-6470)

Inunewok Doll Club Bazaar

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Guido's Pizza, 549 W. International Airport Road, between Arctic Boulevard and C Street. Look for dolls, toys, linens, antiques, patterns, and collectibles for sale. Limited table space available. Call Rose at 248-7530 after 5 p.m. Free admission.

Holiday Food and Gift Festival

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. Enjoy a great holiday show featuring a large variety of unique gifts, handmade arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, bath products, home decor, gourmet food and exciting entertainment. Bring one antique item for a free appraisal by DriveLori, the award-winning TV personality, syndicated columnist, Ph.D. antiques appraiser; first come, first served. Free admission. (272-5634, www.anchoragemarkets.com)

4th Annual Holiday Bazaar

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Anchorage Lutheran Church Bazaar, 1420 N St. Craft booths, photography, woodwork, jewelry, quilts, ugly dolls, candies, knitting, a bake sale, live music, lunch and more. Vendors needed; $100 per table; tables and table coverings and chairs provided. (anchoragelc.ctsmemberconnect.net/home-ctrl.do)

Global Mission Bazaar

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 3230 Lake Otis Parkway.Purchase crafts from around the world provided by SERRV. SERRV's mission is to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. Also pick up locally-made handcrafted items. Fresh Lefse made on the spot during the morning hours. Booth space is available. Go to the website, to download an application. (276-6231, www.stmarkalaska.org)

Country Fair

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Beckner Physical Fitness Center, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Building 690. Richardson Spouses' Club Country Fair with holiday and Alaskan gifts.

Chugiak Elementary School PTA Holiday Bazaar

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 19932 Old Glenn Highway. You will find hundreds of one-of-a-kind handmade gifts. Booth space available. (688-0500)

Christmas Towne Bazaar

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, South Anchorage High School, 13400 Elmore Road. The craft bazaar boasts 125 booths of handcrafted items, perfect for holiday gift giving. Look for paper crafts, photography, quilted and sewn items, art, clothing, decor, jewelry, pottery, glass and wood items. Visit the Cookie Caper as well as other local food booths. Enjoy the sounds of local school musical programs, while shopping for that one of a kind item. Sponsored by Rabbit Creek Community Association. Free admission. (www.rabbitcreek.info)

Chugiak Elementary School Holiday Bazaar

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, 11932 Old Glenn Highway. Find one-of-a-kind handmade items to start your holiday shopping. Booth space available. Call 688-0500 for information.

Nov. 11-12

Christmas Bazaar

The Women's Ministries of Muldoon Community Assembly, noon-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 7041 DeBarr Road. Come shop with us for Christmas decorations, handmade crafts, jewelry, collectibles, scarves, hats and good food. Vendor space is available. Table rental is $75 for both days. (Church office, 337-9495, or Kim Carlson at kimcarlson@mcaonline.org)

St. Nicholas Holiday Bazaar

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 2200 Arctic Blvd. Shop early for handmade Christmas presents at this wonderful local bazaar. There will be delicious homemade treats, nut rolls and homemade soups at the bake sale. A silent auction for a variety of themed gift baskets is also planned. Vendor tables available. Call Judy at 748-4079 or 333-4183 for information.

Alaskan Christmas Bazaar

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Anchorage City Church, 1301 W. 100th Ave. With over 80 local Alaskan artists selling hand made goods, this is truly the event to begin your holiday shopping. You won't want to miss the delicious food court, gourmet espresso stand, or silent auction tables. And, this year, bring the kids to get a photo with Santa. Parking and admission is free. (748-1111, www.AlaskanChristmas.com)

Christmas Bazaar

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 825 S. Klevin St. Shop for great handmade Christmas presents and enjoy homemade treats. The silent auction features beautiful gift baskets.

North Star Craft Bazaar

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, North Star Elementary School, 605 W. Fireweed Lane. Calling all crafters, North Star Elementary is hosting their first annual Craft Bazaar and they need you. Spaces will be available from $20-$30. (223-2785)

Spring Hill Elementary Holiday Bazaar

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 9911 Lake Otis Parkway. Shop for handcrafted items from over 50 vendors and support the school and PTA. Coffee, food and beverages will be available for purchase. (539-0025)

Christ Church Episcopal Bazaar

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 5101 O'Malley Road.

Nov. 19

All Saints' Episcopal Church Holiday Bazaar

the longest running holiday bazaar in Anchorage, is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 545 W. Eighth Ave., corner of Eighth Avenue and F Street.This event features homemade baked goods, jams and jellies, a silent auction and a cafe area where shoppers can rest and visit over homemade soups and pie. All proceeds fund the missions and outreach ministries of the All Saints' Episcopal Church Women. The bazaar features only goods produced entirely by the members and friends of the church. Admission is free. No vendor booths available.

Holiday Bazaar by Alaska Crafters

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, O'Malley's on the Green. Artists from all over the Alaska will be on hand to tempt you with their handcrafted treasures as gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. Home-based businesses will also be there. (Liza, 336-1222, for information on this bazaar and/or joining Alaska Crafters; liza99507@aol.com)

St. Mary's Holiday Bazaar

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 2222 E. Tudor Road. St. Featuring only goods hand crafted by the artisans and craftspeople of St.Mary's. Quilted bags, Go Green napkins, quilts, knit wear, fleece blankets, wool ornaments, fishing fly ornaments, Renewed Treasures jewelry, Creature Comfort Pet Boutique, bird houses, doll houses, Country Store with jams, jellies, relishes, salsa, candy and baked goods. Warm up with hot soup and cornbread in the Souper Cafe. Sorry, no vendors. (344-7730)

Christmas Arts and Crafts Emporium

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. Find unlimited gift ideas and support your local Alaskan artists and crafters. Free admission. (272-5634, www.anchoragemarkets.com)

Friends of Alaska CASA Silent Quilt Auction

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, University Center Mall, 3901 Old Seward Highway. Over 170 quilts in all sizes, in children's, traditional and holiday themes. All quilts begin at $30 and rise in $5 increments. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Winning ticket drawn at 2:45 p.m.; winner does not need to be present to win. Proceeds remain in Alaska to benefit abused and neglected children and the Court Appointed Special Advocates who volunteer to advocate for them in court proceedings. Free and open to the public. (337-7990, www.friendsofalaskacasa.org)

Nov. 25-27

Crafts Weekend and ReadAlaska Book Fair

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Anchorage Museum. This juried holiday crafts show returns Thanksgiving weekend for its 23rd year. More than 40 hand-picked Alaska artists will sell their work. Visitors can choose from jewelry, pottery, woodwork and more. The ReadAlaska Book Fair is a fun way to meet Alaska's authors, illustrators and publishers. It's a unique opportunity for personalizing books and celebrating new releases. (929-9200)

Whispering Bird Glass Studio Annual Christmas Show

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, repeating Dec. 10-11, Mile 100.2 Seward Highway. Look for a wide variety of glass art by Laura Walter. Lots of Christmas ornaments, unique night lights, jewelry, plates, bowls, window and wall hangings. You will also find some outdoor sculptures for your yard or garden. Enjoy the short drive down Turnagain Arm and join her for some homemade cookies and cider. Find a speicial gift for someone on your Christmas list. (653-1926)

Dec. 2-4

Holiday Bazaar and Craft Night

6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Bayshore Elementary School, 10500 Bayshore Drive. Bayshore PTA creates an evening of holiday shopping and free holiday crafts for the children. Home party vendors will enable you to get most of your holiday shopping done in one place. Or get something purely original from creative vendors. Free admission. (522-1965)

Handmade Holiday Bazaar

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 17545 N. Eagle River Road. Handmade gifts, sweet and savory treasurers, teacher gifts, pictures with Santa and a magic show. Soup and bread served all day. $30 vendor spaces available. (Ruty, 694-3432)

Native People's Bazaar

10 a.m.-3p.m. Saturday, Alaska Native Medical Center, 4315 Diplomacy Drive. Collector's table, masks, baskets, dance fans, ivory, whalebone carvings, slippers, jewelry, ornaments, dolls and entertainment. Look for the "treasure tables," too. Donations of collectible art and artifacts, made to the ANMC Auxiliary to benefit the Native Scholarship Fund, will be sold in conjunction with the bazaar. (729-1120)

Noel Bazaar and Bake Sale

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Anchorage Senior Center, 1300 E. 19th Ave. Includes new items, antiques, arts, handcrafts, gifts and homemade goodies straight from Grandma's kitchen. Vendor spaces available. (258-7823, anchorageseniorcenter.org)

Alaska Native Holiday Bazaar

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Native Heritage Center, 8800 Heritage Center Drive. Over 60 Alaska Native artist tables to explore. Beading, baskets, ornaments, jewelry, regalia, carvings, outerwear, and more. Find a unique gift for everyone on your holiday list and meet the artists. Also, shop the Heritage Gift shop for even more Alaska Native art and gifts. Free admission. (330-8000, www.alaskanative.net)

Berry Delightful Alaskan Made Gift Co-Op

9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, Hilton Hotel, Third Avenue and E Street (use the E Street entrance). Showcasing a variety of Alaskan artists and crafters, shoppers will find gourmet foods including jams, jellies, sauces and syrups; kuspuks, wall hangings, hand bags and scarves; fused and etched glass-jewelry and home decor-pottery, candles, Christmas ornaments and tableware. (Laura, 602-6470)

Downtown Co-Op Bazaar

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Fifth Avenue Mall, space #142, 320 W. Fifth Ave. Look for new crafters and vendors for that unique gift. Special discounts throughout the store. Door prizes and cookies.

Lake Otis Elementary Craft Fair

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 3331 Lake Otis Parkway. Vendors needed. Space is $20 or $30 with table. (742-7417, Lisa; or lakeotispta@gmail.com)

Holiday Craft Bazaar

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Moose Family Center, 4211 Arctic Blvd. Vendor set-up is 7-9 a.m. both days. Tables still available for rent. (Diane, 563-7352)

Dec. 10

Homemade Holiday Cookie Sale and Bazaar

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 8427 Jewel Lake Road. No time to bake? Buy your homemade cookies and baked goods. Shop for holiday crafts, gifts, church cookbooks, CDs, baby quilts, doll quilts, jewelry, table runners, stockings, and more. Homemade lunch available from 11a.m.-2 p.m. This event benefits the Nick Indahl Memorial Scholarship Fund. Free admission. Vendors welcome. (243-2301, gloriadeilutheran.net)

Whispering Bird Glass Studio Annual Christmas Show

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mile 100.2 Seward Highway. Look for a wide variety of glass art by Laura Walter. Lots of Christmas ornaments, unique night lights, jewelry, plates, bowls, window and wall hangings. You will also find some outdoor sculptures for your yard or garden. Enjoy the short drive down Turnagain Arm and join her for some homemade cookies and cider. Find a speicial gift for someone on your Christmas list. (653-1926)

Dec. 17

Christmas Village

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. Christmas Village will feature over 200 vendors selling a wide assortment of gifts for everyone on your list. Free admission. (272-5634, anchoragemarkets.com/)

Christmas Around the Samovar

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, St. Innocent's Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 401 Turpin St. Our ladies are at it again, cooking and baking delicious delights for your enjoyment. Gourmet cookie trays, tea breads and Christmas holiday breads, decorated pastries, homemade candies, crafts and much more. Enjoy your holiday, let us bake for you. Our lunch menu will include fish pies, fried bread, clam chowder and borscht. Vendor tables are available for $25 (payable in advance). Call Cindy Wolkoff at 338-1440 to rent a table or for general information.

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