An invitation to –
St. Michael’s Advent International Bazaar
Saturday December 6, 5 - 8 p.m.
Opening reception & sale
MZEKALA – Balkan traditional songs, 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Indian tacos, tamales, Colombian empanadas – after 11:30
- "children only" trinket table – items 10 cents to $2
- pinata on the patio, 10 a.m. and noon
- music and dance – after 11:30, including
Danza Mexica Cuautehmoc, indigenous dance, 12:30 p.m.Ted Warmbrand, bajo and folk guitar, 2 p.m.
St. Michael & All Angels
602 N. Wilmot (at 5th Street).
The Bazaar offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase unique gifts and holiday items directly from more than 25 socially-committed non-profit groups. Live music and food round out the festivities.
Look for fair-trade items from 30 cultures, and selections from Africa, Colombia, Guatemala, indigenous communities, Mexico, and close to home – calendars, children’s books, holiday decorations, jewelry, fair-trade coffee, Maya textiles, boxed candies, cards and photos, and many other one-of-a-kind items – most very reasonably priced.
Information: 886-7292 (church)
Bazaar activities take place in the Parish Center and adjacent patio in the northeast corner of the church complex, 602 N. Wilmot Road.
As a community service, St. Michael’s provides space gratis for the participating non-profit groups.
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NEW GROUPS CONFIRMED
Cafe para la Vida Digna -- fair-trade coffee -- schools, clinics in Chiapas
Los Desconocidos -- textiles, quilt squares from recycled migrant clothing -- International Migrant Quilt project
Galeria La Sirena -- Latin American / Haitian art -- the various artists and the Tucson community (the gallery hosts many benefits)
Saguaro Christian Church -- stitchery - ornaments and stuffed animals -- Congo mission
RETURNING CRAFTS / GIFTS TABLES confirmed
African Team Ministries -- African crafts, jewelry -- artisans in Kenya & elsewhere
Arabic Paintings from Amal -- refugee paintings -- Iraqi refugee family in Jordan
ArtsReach, Tucson Indian Center -- students’ art / literature magazine -- Indian youth in Tucson schools
Benedictine sisters -- handmade soap -- Benedictine monastery on Country Club
Borderlands Theater -- tickets, information, other -- Borderlands theater, developing actors / playwrights
Cultural Exchange Council of Tucson -- tees, posters, tickets for Jan. event -- ALL Tucson
Sierra Club -- calendars, DVD "Wild Versus Wall" -- local Rincon Group of Sierra Club
Episcopal Peace Fellowship -- bilingual children’s books , many cultures -- local EPF chapter
GUAMAP -- Guatemala textiles, crafts -- acupuncture clinics in the Peten
No More Deaths -- tees, buttons, stickers -- work with migrants in distress
Nyame Adom Foundation -- African beads & jewelry -- orphanage in Ghana
Owl and Panther -- Central American crafts -- refugee children, torture survivors
Kelli Peacock -- photography, cards
St. Michael’s Angel Food Candy / ECW -- boxed candies; raffle tickets -- various St. Michael’s projects
St. Michael’s Guatemala Project -- Maya textiles, crafts -- Mayan health workers in 22 rural communities
St. Michael’s Social Action Committee -- Haiti crafts, Holy Trinity School -- community action here; students in Haiti
Samaritans -- tees, "no walls" jewelry -- women in Mexico; migrants in distress
Shalom Mennonite Fellowship -- "cards for Colombia" craft project -- sister church in Colombia
Sisters of St. Francis -- variety, handmade stitchery -- the Sisters
Spay & Neuter Solutions -- variety -- low-cost spay & neuter options
Ten Thousand Villages -- crafts, holiday items from 30 countries -- artisans in developing countries
Mary Uhrig -- handcrafted egg ornaments
Zambian Children’s Fund -- African arts -- orphans in Zambia; the craftspeople
FOOD – Sunday, by 11:30
Fry bread and Indian tacos, holiday tamales:, Maria Garcia, for a clinic and Indigenous projects in Hermosillo
Colombian empanadas – for Comedores Populares, supporting a lunch program in Fundacion, Magdalena, Colombia