Friday, December 05, 2014

Advent International Bazaar Is This Weekend!

Advent International Bazaar 
Sat. Dec. 6, 4 to 7 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 
St. Michael and All Angels, 602 N. Wilmot Road (at 5th Street) 

The Advent International Bazaar offers gifts and goods from around the world and close to home. Purchase directly from local non-profit groups and Ten Thousand Villages. Enjoy live performance while you shop. 

Added treats: 

  • Sat. Dec. 6, free reception, Celtic fiddle at 4:30, and Balkan song at 5:45. 
  • Sun. Dec. 7, classical guitar, noon; Yoeme traditional song,1:30; Ted Warmbrand, 2 p.m.; Indian tacos, tamales, and fry bread on sale after 11 a.m. 

Participating groups and parish artists: 

  • Ten Thousand Villages (sponsored by St. Michael's Social Action), joined by 
  • Tucson's African Education Fund, 
  • Bob Bennett art, 
  • Casteñada Museum of Ethnic Costume, 
  • Derechos Humanos, 
  • GUAMAP, 
  • Hermitage Cat Shelter, 
  • Iskashitaa Refugee Network, 
  • Just Coffee, 
  • Kelli Peacock photos, 
  • Mary Uhrig, 
  • Nafofa, 
  • No More Deaths, 
  • Owl and Panther, 
  • PowerSource of Tucson, 
  • Samaritans (Tucson); 
  • St. Michael’s Angel Food Candy, 
  • Guatemala Project, Recycled gifts; 
  • Sierra Club, 
  • Silpada jewelry (for an Episcopal Relief and Development project), 
  • Tucson Arts Brigade, 
  • Walk With/ Caminamos Juntos, 
  • Zambian Children’s Fund. 

Noted: Grace Sheppard, the 16-year-old classical guitarist playing informally Sunday at noon, has won two international youth guitar competitions and was recommended by Tom Patterson, head of guitar studies at the UA. 

GUAMAP (Guatemala acupuncture and medical aid project) can't send "stuff" but is sponsoring sale of a children's book, The Pancake Tree, by GUAMAP co-founder Laurie Melrood and Jacky Turchik, and illustrated by Emma Huang -- all local, and published in Tucson as well (we remember that "international" begins right here). Turchik will be available to sign the books. 

Details: 623-3063,