As the holidays approach, please consider lowering your impact on the environment while supporting local businesses and craftspeople by purchasing from area holiday bazaars. People’s Church bazaar will be held Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The bazaar has a warm, friendly atmosphere, and enables you to interact with the folks you purchase from. I have found this really enhances the whole experience, and makes this my favorite way to shop.

If you are not able to attend the People’s Church event, you could try the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) or Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC) sales. The KIA sale will be Friday, November 18, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (But, of course, I hope you’ll be at ours on that day!). The nature center will hold theirs on Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Buying local supports our community and requires no shipping and handling, lessening our environmental impact. I hope you’ll be able to attend at least one area event!

By Sue Salvat

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