November 28-29

ARTISAN CRAFT BAZAAR: 10 a.m. to close, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 29 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 30, at Claycomb's Plaza Mall, 40 N. Main St., Ashland. Handmade products by new artists in the area. Live music following the Ashland Festival of Light's Grand Illumination on Nov. 28.

LITHIA ARTISAN'S MARKET EIGHth annual Christmas faire: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 29, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 30, at the Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Fine crafts and art, featuring clay, glass, wood, jewelry, paper, metal, clothing, photography, fine art, textiles, face-painting and more. Gourmet food and a kids' activity booth. Live music. Admission is free. Call Maria at 488-1040.

THE UNITARIAN CENTER holiday crafts faire: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 29, at Fourth and C streets, Ashland. Featuring handcrafts only: jewelry, weaving, pottery, glass, sweets, etc. Admission free. Call 488-7954.

December 2-7

ROGUE VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER annual employee craft fair: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 2, at 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford, in the old cafeteria and Carpenter Rooms. More than 40 booths. Pottery, fudge, soap, scarves, ornaments, decorated books, quilts, pillows, jewelry, woodcraft, wire craft, beading, aboriginal instruments, personalized children's books and more. Vendors are employees of Asante Health System. Admission free. Contact: Kgilworth@asante.org.

FIFTH ANNUAL Holiday Gala: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Yoga Sanctuary, 340 A St., Ashland. Fine art, gifts, organic bath products, handmade apparel and modern holiday decor will be available. Call 601-3162.

SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY Winter Festival: Noon to 6 p.m., Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 6, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 7, in the Stevenson Union at 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Handmade items and some food items. Admission free. Call Terri 552-6462.

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES annual Christmas bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 5 and 6; and 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 7, at 2000 Table Rock Road, Medford. Christmas items, crafts, baked goods and candy. Due to the annual motorcycle riders' Toy Run on Saturday, bazaar patrons will have to park on the street. Call Judy Kirk at 772-7157.

OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL craft artisans' holiday fair: 5 to 9 p.m, Dec. 5; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 6, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 7, in the Great Hall at 70 E. Main St., Ashland. Beautiful gifts handcrafted by artisans and invited guests of OSF. Live music and food. Admission is free and donations of canned goods to benefit the Ashland Food Bank are encouraged. Call Krista Johnson at 890-3996 or Heather De Bey at 601-7950.

COUNTRY CRAFT GIRLS old-fashioned Christmas in the country bazaar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 5 and 6, at 696 Rockwood Lane, Eagle Point. Handmade vintage fur bears, blankets, soaps, ornaments, rosaries, gifts and decorations for the holidays. Refreshments will be served. Donations of non-perishable food items appreciated for St. Vincent DePaul food baskets. Call 826-9166.

BARNETT WOODS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY bazaar: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 6, at 2979 Barnett Road, Medford. Unusual and unique crafts, refreshments, music, raffle for crafts. Admission free. Fundraiser for Lifespan Respite. Call 779-6943.

THE ROYAL MOBILE ESTATES IN JACKSONVILLE ANNUAL Christmas bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 6, in the park's clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St. The mobile home park is just inside the Jacksonville city limits, next door to the gas station. Featuring many different crafts, plus homemade pickles and porcelain dolls. Pizza, drinks and desserts will be available. Bazaar tables are restricted to residents only, no outside sellers. Call Patsy Mitchell at 899-9653.

CENTRAL POINT ELEMENTARY PTO Fifth annual Christmas bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 6, at the school, 450 S. Fourth St., Central Point. Handcrafted items, baked goods, hourly raffles, silent auction, photographs with Mrs. Claus and music sung by Central Point Elementary students. Food and refreshments available. Bring a nonperishable food item for the canned food drive and receive a free raffle ticket. Booth space available. Call Tracey at 665-0114.

EAGLE POINT SENIOR CENTER Christmas bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 6, at the center, 121 Loto St., Eagle Point. Variety of handcrafted items, jewelry, quilts. Lunch items available. Table reservation is $15. Call Ginny at 826-5409.

EAGLE POINT HIGH SCHOOL holiday craft bazaar and silent auction: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 6, at Eagle Point High School, 203 N. Platt St., Eagle Point. Holiday music, raffles, auction, holiday gift items by local artists and crafters. Proceeds support the Eagle Point High School speech team. Call Trudy at 830-6621.

ROGUE RIVER COMMUNITY CENTER Christmas craft fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 6, at 132 Broadway St., Rogue River. Handmade gift items, homemade baked goods, along with chile, nachoes and homemade desserts at Santa's Cafe. The Rogue River Community Center's annex building will house Santa's Toy Land with used toys for sale. Our Thrift Store will also be open. Call Sue at 582-0609.

PROSPECT LIONESS CLUB annual Christmas bazaar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 6, at the Prospect Community Hall, 305 Red Blanket Road, Prospect. Baked goods, homemade candy, gifts and crafts. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The club is sponsoring a 50/50 raffle, with tickets at $5 each. Half will go to the raffle winner and half to the club's community service activities. Tickets for the $100 hat and other raffle items are $1 each or 6 for $5. Raffle tickets available from Prospect Lioness Club members and at the door. A few tables are still available. Call Sharon Sutton at 890-0427 or 560-2376.

GRIFFIN CREEK GRANGE annual bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 6, at their hall located at the corner of Griffin Creek and West Griffin Creek roads, Medford. Baked foods include yeast and fruit breads, pies and cookies. Diabetic choices available; also processed horseradish. Quilts and other items from the sewing room, artistically crafted woodshop novelties, origami creations, wreaths and swags, some for all seasons, and many other items. Soup, pie and coffee available from the kitchen. On Nov. 15 the Grange is offering bazaar tables to rent for use at your bazaar for $15 each. Call Ramona Elrod at 773-2954, Geri Cook at 773-5519 or Bev Calkins at 773-3748.

ASHLAND FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH holiday bazaar: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 6, at the church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Grandma's Attic items and specialty food items will be available and lunch of homemade soup, bread and pies will be served from 11:30 to 1:30. There will be a raffle for three handmade, quilted wall hangings. Call 482-1981.

NORTH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Christmas bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6741 Monument Drive, Merlin. Take 1-5 to Merlin exit, follow sign at intersection of Merlin-Galice Road and Monument Drive. More than 200 booths this year. Handcrafted items, raffles for holiday items, our famous taco soup, sandwiches and desserts. Free admission. Call 761-7808 or e-mail mamamoon2@yahoo.com.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR AT TEMPLE EMEK SHALOM: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. Local artists and craftspeople will offer items along with the temple's gift shop items that will include candles, cards, chocolates, cookies, decorations, dreidels, jewelry, menorahs, mezzuzot, toys and food. Call 488-2909.

December 13

COMMUNITY GIFT FAIR: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 13, at the Talent Community Center, 206 Main St., Talent. Local arts and crafts, along with music and food. Sponsored by the Talent Evening Market. Local artisans can contact Gray at 535-6329 or e-mail gray-area@earthlink.net.