Las Vegas churches, nonprofits host bazaars, craft fairs

The leaves are turning, the breezes are cooler, and the days are getting shorter. October in the valley signifies the end of another hot summer and reminds us that the holidays are on the way. For those who look forward to early holiday shopping and supporting good causes, the Review-Journal presents a list of charitable craft bazaars and events presented by nonprofit organizations.


University United Methodist Church will have its annual craft and bake sale, with proceeds benefiting East Valley Family Services, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Camp Potosi and others. 8 a.m. to noon, 4412 S. Maryland Parkway,


Green Valley Presbyterian Church’s Gingerbread Fair and Pantry will feature holiday items, floral arrangements, angel motifs, jewelry, baked goods and other items. Proceeds benefit the church’s projects and local nonprofit organizations. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson,

Oct. 20

Christ Episcopal Church’s 48th annual Lobster Fair will feature arts and crafts, entertainment, a bake sale and more. Admission is free. Lobsters purchased in advance are $18-$20 or $20-$22 at the fair based on availability. Proceeds benefit the missions of the church. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2000 S. Maryland Parkway,

First Christian Church of Las Vegas (Disciples of Christ) will have its annual Craft Fair and Market, featuring crafts, baked goods, a book sale, raffle and food. Proceeds benefit the outreach missions of the church. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 101 S. Rancho Drive,

Oct. 21

The opening of the Assistance League of Las Vegas’ holiday shop is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring holiday decorations, trees, lights, candles and other items. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit’s philanthropic programs benefiting children in the community. Holiday shop hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. 6446 W. Charleston Blvd.,

Oct. 23

The Las Vegas Towne Club will have a holiday shopping luncheon featuring gift baskets, jewelry, a bake sale and raffle prizes. Tickets are $36 and proceeds benefit Nathan Adelson Hospice. 11:30 a.m. at Bear’s Best Las Vegas Golf Club, 11111 W. Flamingo Road,

Nov. 3

The Children’s Service Guild’s 44th annual Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair will feature holiday wreaths, decorations, ornaments, baby items, raffle prizes and other items. Proceeds benefit children whose lives have been touched by Family Court Services. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd.,

St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church will have its fall bazaar from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3, and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4. The St. Therese of Lisieux Crafts Ministry’s event will feature knitted and crocheted items, quilted items, wreaths and holiday items, with a bake sale by the church’s women’s group on Nov. 4. Proceeds benefit the parish’s youth ministry programs. 6350 N. Fort Apache Road,

The Marthas and Marys of St. John Neumann Catholic Church will have its annual craft fair and 50/50 raffle, featuring holiday and home decor, Victorian snow people, floral arrangements, ornaments and other items. Proceeds benefit the parish and provide services within the community. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3, and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4. 2575 W. El Campo Grande Ave., North Las Vegas,

The Women of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church will host its annual holiday bazaar, featuring craft items, afghans, baked goods, a vintage jewelry sale and more. Proceeds benefit the parish and local nonprofit organizations including Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Catholic Charities Las Vegas, War Vets and others. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4. 7260 W. Sahara Ave.,

Nov. 4

Congregation Ner Tamid’s Sisterhood will have its annual holiday bazaar, featuring crafts, Judaica items, clothing, pet items, food and more. Proceeds benefit summer camp scholarships, various temple programs and community service. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 55 N. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson,

Nov. 10

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1213 will have a holiday bazaar featuring crocheted, knitted and quilted items, holiday floral arrangements, fine art, handmade jewelry and other items. Proceeds benefit the Eagles People Helping People Funds. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1601 W. Washington Ave.

Lamb of God Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will have its annual holiday craft fair and bake sale, featuring Christmas gifts, holiday decor, blankets, table runners and more. Proceeds benefit the league’s services helping the community locally and nationally. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6220 N. Jones Blvd.,

The Boulder City Art Guild will host the Holiday Fine Art & Craft Show, featuring art, jewelry, quilted and sewn items and more, at the Boulder City Parks & Recreation Building. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit’s art education scholarships. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 10 and 11, 900 Arizona St., Boulder City,

Nov. 16

The Evening Chapter of the Mesquite Club’s 34th annual Holiday Craft Auction will feature handcrafted items, holiday items and more. Admission is $20 and includes appetizers, drinks, buffet dinner and dessert. Raffle tickets will be sold for $2 each for a variety of baskets of goods and services donated by local businesses. Proceeds benefit the Foster Kinship in Las Vegas and the chapter’s scholarship program. 5:30 p.m. at the Mesquite Club clubhouse, 702 E. St. Louis Ave.,

The Krafty Ladies of Living Water Baptist Church’s annual craft and bake sale will feature crafts, table runners, place mats, aprons, Christmas items and more. Proceeds benefit the church and its youth programs. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 16 and 17, 5320 E. Lake Mead Blvd.,

Redeemer Lutheran Church will have its annual Country Crafters Fair featuring baked goods, crocheted and knitted items, crafts for children, Christmas decorations, baby items, cakes, cookies, jellies and other items. Proceeds go to church improvements. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. 1730 N. Pecos Road,

Nov. 17

The Vegas Viking Lodge of the Sons of Norway will have its 24th annual Scandinavian holiday bazaar, featuring holiday items, table decorations, ornaments, rosemaling calendars, baked goods and lefse, food, entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit the organization’s nonprofit work and its local student scholarship fund. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave.,

The Busy Hand Crafters of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church will have its annual craft and bake sale, featuring handmade afghans, hats, sports blankets and scarves, holiday wreaths and floral decorations. Proceeds benefit the parish. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in the church’s Parish Hall, 1811 Pueblo Vista Drive,

The Los Prados Women’s Club will have its annual holiday gift baskets and bake sale, featuring cakes, cookies, candies, breads, raffles, a coffee bar and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. 8 a.m. to noon in the Community Clubhouse, Los Prados Golf and Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Circle,

Reformation Lutheran Church will have its annual holiday bazaar featuring handmade items, baked goods, crafts for kids and more. Proceeds benefit the church. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 580 E. St. Louis Ave.,

Nov. 29

The 30th annual Festival of Trees and Lights holiday display and celebration will feature crafts, children’s activities, entertainment and viewing of trees. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada. 4 to 8 p.m. at South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Dec. 1

Boulder City Chapter K of the PEO Sisterhood will have its 40th annual holiday bazaar, featuring crocheted and knitted items, Christmas decorations, baked goods, cakes, fruit preserves, a raffle and more. Proceeds benefit the group’s projects and scholarships. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona St., Boulder City,

Proceeds from the Boulder City Community Club’s 44th annual Doodlebug Craft Bazaar benefit local nonprofit groups and organizations in Boulder City. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boulder City Recreation Center, 900 Arizona St., Boulder City,

The Los Prados Women’s Club will have its annual holiday craft boutique, featuring handmade items, wreaths, toys, scarves, candles and other items. Proceeds benefit local charities. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Clubhouse at Los Prados Golf and Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Circle,

The Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha will have its Holiday Sangha Craft Fair, featuring jewelry, Hawaiian crafts, pet gifts and other items, a kids’ zone with games and activities, and more. Admission is $1 at the door and includes raffle ticket. Proceeds will benefit the Sangha and its programs. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., North Las Vegas,

Our Lady of Las Vegas Parish will have its Saint Therese Center wreath auction and holiday bazaar, featuring handmade arts and crafts, baked goods and holiday gifts. Proceeds benefit the parish and school and the Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach. 3:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1, and 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 in Bevan Hall, 3050 Alta Drive,

Dec. 2

The Swedish Women’s Educational Association International will have a holiday bazaar, featuring holiday items, Swedish food items, games and more. Proceeds benefit scholarships for Swedish-related projects. 3 to 6 p.m. in the Liberty Center at Sun City Anthem, 2211 Somersworth Drive, Henderson,

Dec. 8

The Poppy Foundation will have a craft fair and bake sale featuring cat-themed items, cookies, cakes, bread, raffle prizes, a gift-wrapping station and more. Proceeds go to the no kill rescue/shelter for cats with chronic medical problems and that have been abused. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-16, at Bonanza Cat Hospital, 6620 Sky Pointe Drive,

Dec. 9

Sunrise Chapter No. 28 of the Order of the Eastern Star will have a cookie walk featuring decorated cookie cans. Proceeds will benefit the group’s community service projects. 1 to 3 p.m. at Henderson Masonic Lodge, 480 Greenway Road,

Lee Canyon snow makes skiers smile
Skiers and snow boarders took advantage of the Presidents Day holiday and the recent snowfall at Lee Canyon, outside of Las Vegas. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mount Charleston gets fresh blanket of snow
A winter storm drops nearly four inches of fresh snow on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Mount Charleston outside Las Vegas. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snow in the Las Vegas Valley
Snow accumulated in the Las Vegas Valley for the first time in more than a decade, with snow falling mostly in the western, northwestern and southern areas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review Journal) @bizutesfaye
Snow at US 95 and Lee Canyon Road
Passers-by pulled off Lee Canyon Road northwest of Las Vegas Monday to play in the fresh snow. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Road truck on an empty I-15
Snow and ice contributed to the closure of Interstate 15 near Primm. Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal
I-15 traffic diverted at St. Rose Parkway
The Nevada Highway Patrol has closed Interstate 15 in both directions between south Las Vegas and the California state line due to icy road conditions, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ice on roadway shuts down I-15 south of Las Vegas
An overnight snowstorm left an icy roadway, causing the Nevada Highway Patrol to shut down Interstate 15 south of Las Vegas to the California state line. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
I-15 closed at St. Rose Parkway
Ice on Interstate 15 caused the Nevada Highway Patrol to close the highway from St. Rose Parkway in south Las Vegas to the California state line on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driving a snowy Sunday night in Summerlin
Several inches of snow have fallen in Summerlin on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. This shows street conditions between Charleston and Far Hills in Summerlin. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Winter wonderland at Summerlin park
A snowstorm hit Fox Hill Park in Summerlin on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
February snowstorm in western Las Vegas
A snowstorm hit Summerlin and parts of western Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Jim Prather/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snow in Summerlin
Snow near Far Hills and Fox Hill Drive.
Valentine's Day Brings Wet Weather To Las Vegas
Parts of the Las Vegas Valley received more than an inch of rain by 1 p.m. Thursday, triggering numerous vehicle accidents, sparking flooding and prompting at least two swift-water rescues in flood channels. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Artist sends love from the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
Artist Chris O'Rourke has a giant heart mounted in the back of pickup positioned for photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Strip on Valentine's Day 2019. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Rain doesn't dampen weddings on Valentine's Day
Charolette Richards, owner of A Little White Wedding Chapel who has been performing weddings for 60 years, started Valentine’s Day 2019 by performing a wdding for Las Vegas couple David and Elaine Cook at the chapel’s Tunnel of Love drive-thru. Richards has over 100 weddings booked for Valentine’s Day. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Swift-water rescue in Las Vegas
The Clark County Fire Department rescued one person from the flooded Durango Wash in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
It is a rainy Valentine's Day in Las Vegas - Video
These scenes come from the Las Vegas Stadium LiveCam (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Rainy and soggy on Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day across the Las Vegas Valley will be soggy and wet. A flood advisory has been issued for Clark County. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Early morning rainfall in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas valley was hit with rainfall early Thursday morning. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Janelle Veith, Quest Academy principal, talks about her school success
Janelle Veith, Quest Academy principal, talks about her school success. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Learning how to create your own comic book
Jean Munson talks about the class she teaches at the Maximum Comics in Henderson on creating and publishing your own comic book.
Top Ladies of Distinction unveils second Las Vegas chapter
Officers Clair Hart and Rose Coker discuss the service organization’s work and mission.
The Animal Foundation Opens New Wing
On Tuesday, The Animal Foundation opened the doors to its new Engelstad Foundation Adoption center. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
North Las Vegas firefighter skates from ice to fire
Darcy Loewen, a former pro hockey player, finds a new career as a North Las Vegas firefighter. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Carnival AirShip floats over Las Vegas
Carnival Cruise flew a blimp over the LAs Vegas Valley on Thursday in a promotion for its new Carnival Panorama ship. (Mat luschek/Review-Journal)
Pedestrian dies after crash at Decatur and Alta
Las Vegas police investigate a fatal crash that killed a pedestrian at Decatur Boulevard and Alta Driver about 6 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Jessica Terrones/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Star Wars Cosplayers Visit Sick Kids At Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
Members of Coruscant Base, a Star Wars cosplay group, visit kids at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Hail and wet snow in Las Vegas
The western edges of Las Vegas saw some hail and wet snow on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Developer Jim Rhodes lists his mansion for $30 million
Jim Rhodes, a developer, has listed his mansion in Spanish Hills community for $30 million. The mansion is situated on 2 acres of land and features 19,345 square feet of living space. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Court ruling brings hope to local Vietnam veteran
Blue Water Navy Veteran Michael Yates talks about possible medical benefits he could receive after a federal court ruling this week. Yates claims he was exposed to Agent Orange and attributes that to his health problems, which include cancer.
Las Vegas charter school excels in areas of greatest need
Mater Academy Mountain Vista charter school students excel despite the fact that half the students are English language learners and all qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Tony Sanchez wraps up the UNLV season
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez wraps up the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
MAGIC fashion convention showcases men's clothing trends
The MAGIC fashion convention has come to Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to showcase some of the hottest clothing trends for men. (Nathan Asselin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Former Army medic’s Afghanistan story told in new book
The graphic novel “Machete Squad” is based on journals written by Las Vegan Brent Dulak.
Las Vegas man talks about losing his wife
Dwayne Murray, 37, lost his wife, LaQuinta while she was at Centennial Hills Hospital. A jury awarded him $43 million last week after it said the hospital failed to perform the standard of care in administering a drug for her sickle cell disease.
Barber sets up shop in grandfather’s old shop
Andres Dominguez’s new barber shop is filled with memories of his grandfather, who ran the El Cortez landmark for more than 30 years. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Life and times of a 90-year-old horse player
Leo Polito of Las Vegas describes meeting legendary jockey and trainer Johnny Longden on the beach at Del Mar. Mike Brunker/Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Learning the history of singing bowls
Presentation at Summerlin Library teaches residents about the history of singing bowls (Mia Sims/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Learning live-saving techniques in Stop the Bleed class
Leslie Shaffer, an AMR paramedic, shows how to control bleeding during a Stop the Bleed course at the Summerlin Library. The class is designed to teach anyone how to control and stop life-threatening bleeding. (Mia Sims/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vicki Richardson speaks about on the power of art
Artist and arts advocate Vicki Richardson talks about the power of art to inspire and challenge. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
DressCoders pairs tech with haute couture
DressCoders is a startup focused on haute couture garments. The company uses illuminated thread that is washable and can be sewn right into the fabric. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CES 2019: Brava infrared oven
In cooking with the Brava infrared oven,there’s no preheating. the bulbs can reach 500 degrees in less than a second. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sinks Merge Style And Utility
Study could determine cause of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases
Dr. Aaron Ritter, director of clinical trials at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, discusses his research on how inflammation in the brain impacts Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Holocaust survivors talk about tragedy and friendship
Janos Strauss and Alexander Kuechel share their perspectives on life. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
'Siegel Cares' Santa delivers toys to kids at Siegel Suites in Las Vegas
Siegel Cares, the charitable wing of The Siegel Group, delivered toys to families at their apartment complexes in Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Revisiting “Christ the King” sculpture
A longtime admirer of the sculpture at Christ the King Catholic Community in Las Vegas shares her perspective. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye)
Henderson couple adds another school to their generosity
Bob and Sandy Ellis of Henderson, who donate to several Clark County School District schools, have added Matt Kelly Elementary in Las Vegas to their list of schools where every student gets new shoes, socks and a toy. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Terry Fator Christmas House
Arguably better than a hotel holiday display, is Terry and Angie Fator's home located in southwest Las Vegas.
UNLV Winter Graduation Packs Thomas & Mack
UNLV's 55th winter commencement ceremony included approximately 2,146 undergraduate and graduate students who recently completed their studies. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Build-A-Bear comes to Reed Elementary School
Students participated in a Build-A-Bear-Workshop at Doris Reed Elementary School in Las Vegas, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
Rev. Father Seraphim Ramos talks about Greek Orthodox icons during an interview with the LVRJ
Rev. Father Seraphim Ramos talks about Greek Orthodox icons during an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center art depicts names of God
Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center founder Sharaf Haseebullah talks about new diamond-shaped art panels featuring some of the 99 names of Allah at the main entrance the Las Vegas mosque. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Holiday poultry with Tim and Chemaine Jensen of Village Meat & Wine
Tim and Chemaine Jensen of Village Meat & Wine explain the different types of poultry available for the holidays. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Catholic Charities hosts early Christmas meal
Students from the Bishop Gorman High School football and cheerleader team helped to serve food at the Christmas meal sponsored by the Frank and Victoria Fertitta Foundation at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada on Sunday. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Incarcerated Christmas
This is the fourth year HOPE for Prisoners has worked with the Nevada Department of Corrections to create a Christmas for prisoners to visit their families. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
2018 Homeless Vigil
Straight From The Streets holds its 23rd annual vigil to remember the 179 homeless individuals who died in Clark County this year.
Getting through the Holiday blues
Psychologist Whitney Owens offers advice on keeping your mental health in check during the Holiday season in Henderson, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military
Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military program gave meal kits to 200 families at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10047 in Las Vegas Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. It all started with a chance encounter in a supermarket in Utica, N.Y., near Fort Drum. A soldier, his wife and infant had a handful of grocery items they couldn't afford. A Beam Suntory employee picked up the $12 cost for the groceries. The program has grown from providing 500 meal kits to military families in 2009 to providing more than 7,000 nationally this holiday season.K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal @KMCannonPhoto
An elegant Tea Party for substance abuse and homeless women
An elegant Tea Party for substance abuse and homeless women at WestCare Women Children Campus in Las Vegas. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Former 51s manager Wally Backman chats about new job
Former Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman talks about his new job with the independent league Long Island Ducks during the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 10, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Inside the kitchen at Springs Preserve
The staff of Divine Events do party preparation in the kitchen at Divine Cafe at Springs Preserve. With nine parties the following day, this is a particularly busy time for the crew. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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