West Carroll: St James UMC to hold annual Christmas Bazaar

West Carroll: St James UMC to hold annual Christmas Bazaar
Emily Anderson, of West Friendship, browses through an aisle of holiday crafts with her doll Sally at the annual bazaar at St. James United Methodist Church. (Leslie Barbaro / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

After more than 25 years, the tradition continues as St. James United Methodist Church at Dennings holds its annual Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 3000 Marston Road, Westminster.

Crafters will be on hand to help you with all your holiday shopping. Items available for purchase include Christmas and Maryland-themed crafts, jewelry, stained glass, as well as crocheted and sewn items.


Commercial vendors include Scentsy candles, Tupperware, Thirty-One bags, and Color Street Nail Strips.

Bring your appetite because there will be plenty of food available throughout the day. Breakfast items include egg sandwiches, while the lunch menu includes a variety of sandwiches, soups, and fried chicken platters. After all that, if you’re still hungry, Deanna Grayson, co-chairperson of the event, suggests “a huge bake sale [table] will be available to satisfy your sweet tooth.”

The ever popular Christmas White Elephant Table, sponsored by the church is back again this year. Here you will find gently used and new Christmas dishes and décor and great holiday gift items.

Proceeds from the annual bazaar benefit church maintenance and their many missions. If you have any questions regarding this event, contact Deanna Grayson at 443-605-5881.

Carroll Vista to hold craft fair and bake sale

Carroll Vista’s annual craft fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carroll Vista Clubhouse, 1 Clubhouse Drive, Taneytown. A variety of holiday gifts will be available for purchase including handcrafted wood items, paintings, jewelry, needlepoint, crocheted and knitted items, photographs, quilts, fused glass, NFL Ceramics, and hand-made pottery.

Taneytown Heritage and Museum items will also be available for purchase. Relay for life will be selling handmade gifts to benefit Relay for Life.

If shopping works up your appetite or thirst, satisfy it with hot dogs, chili dogs, or barbeque, and a drink. Just want something to nibble on? Choose from a variety of homemade cookies, cakes, pies and breads. All food and bake sale proceeds will benefit the Taneytown Food Bank.

Holiday of Trees, Wreaths and Centerpieces

The Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association is looking for local individuals, businesses, and organizations to participate in the annual Holiday of Trees event. Participants are invited to decorate trees, wreaths or centerpieces and donate them to a silent auction benefiting the History Museum.

Decorated items will be displayed in the lobby of the Taneytown branch of NWSB Bank, a division of ACNB, 222 East Baltimore Street, November 26 through December 15. Contest rules and registration form can be found at

Registrations should be completed and mailed along with registration fees to Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association, 340 East Baltimore Street, Taneytown, MD Attention: Fairy Flickinger before Wednesday, Nov. 1.

All proceeds from this event will help defray the cost of the museum’s many exhibits and building maintenance. If you have questions, contact Fairy Flickinger at 410-756-2245.

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