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Friday, November 30, 2012

FUSP Craft Fair, Swain Exhibit, Lessons & Carols highlight weekend


FUSP's annual crafts fair is among this weekend's activities.

Plainfield's Holiday season gets under way.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIR AT FUSP
Saturday, December 1 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Sunday, December 2 (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
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At the historic First Unitarian Society of Plainfield (FUSP), 724 Park Avenue. Local crafters and artists' handmade gifts are among the best buys for the season, this year featuring 25 crafters, with 17 craft raffles..


Homemade treats, Kids craft activities, Fair Trade items, demonstrations, and coffee/dessert/lunches.


The Fair is free and open to all. Proceeds from the Fair support the congregation's work and community outreach. More information at the parish website here.

SATURDAY: CHRISTMAS MINIATURES EXHIBIT AT SWAIN'S
Saturday, December 1 (5:00 PM - 7PM))
Christmas Miniatures Exhibit, Swain Galleries, 703 Watchung Avenue (at East 7th Street).
This annual event features small scale art works -- this year with 28 artists. Come and look for your favorite.


Opening reception Saturday, December 1. Exhibit continues throughout December, Tuesday thru Fridays, 10 AM - 5 PM; Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 4 PM; and Sundays, Noon - 4 PM. More info at facebook.com/swaingalleries.


SUNDAYS: GRANDMA'S TREASURES BAZAAR, UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sundays through December 30, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grandma has rummaged in members' attics and gathered a wonderful assortment of itmes for the Holidays. Collectibles, jewelry, stemware and china, small appliances, toys, antiques and more. New merchandise added weekly.


United Church of Christ (Congregational), 220 West 7th Street at the corner of Madison Avenue. (Parking in lot on Madison Avenue, behind church.) Info: (908) 755-8658.

SUNDAY: LESSONS & CAROLS FOR ADVENT
Sunday, December 2, 5:00 PM.

This moving service of lessons, prayers and carols is one of the splendors of Anglican worship. Join the congregation and choir in the stillness and beauty of candlelit historic Grace Episcopal Church for this annual service of preparation for the coming of the Christ child.


Grace Episcopal Church is at the corner of East 7th Street and Cleveland Avenue. Parking available in Lot 7 on 7th Street. All are welcome. A freewill offering will be taken.


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