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11th Annual Holiday Craft Faire, Estate Sale and Oobear's French Cafe
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11th Annual Holiday Craft Faire, Estate Sale and Oobear's French Cafe

Kick off your holiday shopping at our 11th Annual Holiday Craft Faire and Oobear's French Café, Saturday, Nov 17th at Friends House 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

Friends House invites members of the community to start their Holiday Shopping during our 11th annual Holiday Faire to be held Saturday, November 17th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Friends House is a Quaker-inspired elder community which next year will celebrate our 35th anniversary.   

The Holiday Craft Faire is designed for delight and is a fundraiser for our residents.  There will be ample handcrafted gift-type wares such as jewelry, children’s books, art, international clothes; plus gifts that are: knitted, quilted, baked, sewn, fired, turned, carved, planted, blown and more. 

You can find a resident created Bake Shoppe table for homemade delicacies to purchase and carry away, such as brownies, cookies, chocolates, apple or persimmon confections made from the organic fruit from our own Friends House trees.  There will be a French Café where you linger to order espresso, home baked goods and listen to guitar and French songs.  Another attraction will be tables of colorful Guatemalan handicrafts such as blouses, belts, backpacks and handbags.  This is a fundraiser for the Mayan Scholarship fund and has been helping Mayan youth in Guatemala obtain college education for 45 year.  In the same room you’ll find craftspeople showing off their original items for sale, like carved walking sticks.  

Another ever-popular area will be a large room devoted to White-Elephant offerings, which we whimsically call the Albino Pachyderm Sale. This is a great place to find furniture, books and home wares for a great bargain.   

Friends House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit continuing care retirement community that is located at 684 Benicia Drive, Santa Rosa, in Rincon Valley by Oliver’s Market off Montecito.

Contact: Jet Howell, Marketing and Sales Director, Friends House at 707.573.4508 or jhowell@friendshouse.org 

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