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Two bazaars in one day make for Key holiday shopping

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  • | 5:00 a.m. November 9, 2011
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It’s that time of year, so begin making your Christmas gift lists and get an early start on your holiday shopping with two Longboat holiday bazaars on the same day. There will be two holiday bazaars featuring many handmade goods, books, trees and holiday items Saturday, Nov. 19, on Longboat Key.

The St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church Ladies Guild’s Christmas Bazaar takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive. There will be vendors, handmade decorations by the Ladies Guild, baked goods, fair-trade items, boutique items and fully decorated trees and wreaths for sale. Call 383-1255 for information.

Angels do exist at the Longboat Island Chapel’s first Holiday Angel Bazaar, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Angels will be everywhere — from the angels serving refreshments and breakfast or homemade soup, to the angel-themed handmade Christmas ornaments to angel books.

Award-winning author Joan Wester Anderson’s angel books will be featured. Her most recent book is “Angelic Tails,” which is about animal angels. The bazaar will also feature “Where Angels Go to Grow,” a children’s book written by Longboat Key resident Celia Edmundson. It is the book’s debut, and Edmundson will be in attendance at the bazaar to sign copies of her books.

There will also be a raffle for baskets worth $50 to $100, Thanksgiving harvest and Christmas table decorations, watercolor paintings, hand-knit items, designer jewelry, crafts, antiques, collectables, ornaments and baked goods. Call Sue Reese at 387-0202 for information.


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