On Nov. 20-21, The Woman's Club of Warren at 310 Market Street will once again present "What's New for the Holidays." Combining the tried and true with some new ideas, this year's event promises to be one of the best ever.
New this year, the event will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some new vendors have signed on along with many familiar faces.
Reviving an old tradition, a beef on 'weck lunch complete with coleslaw, chips and dessert, will be served in the dining room on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday will feature light breakfast fare from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sample of stuffed animal from Beary Creative
Some of the featured baskets
Woman’s Club front door at Christmas
Roberta Ward and her wreaths and bows
Thanks to the generosity of local merchants and businesses, the annual basket raffle is bigger and better than ever this year. There are a total of 29 baskets with something for everyone. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. It is a good idea to bring some of those sticky address labels we all seem to have plenty of to put on your tickets as a name and address; also, a phone number is required on each ticket you purchase. Tickets will be available for purchase at "What's New" and at all club functions including the Christmas Walk until the Dec. 13 Christmas luncheon, when the drawing will be held.
Coordinators are pleased once again to have a special display provided by the Allegheny Musarium featuring prints and note cards by Warren's own Irish Smith as well as information and updates concerning the progress of this undertaking.
Especially for children, Beary Creative features make your own creature. Pick out a plush animal "skin," stuff it yourself with as much or as little stuffing as you like, and then dress it or not. There will be various animals to choose from, not just bears, but other familiar critters. Adults are welcome to participate.
Angeli Winery of Titusville will provide tastings and sales of their fine selection of wines and accessories.
Food gifts and sampling will include Wildtree with grape seed oils, healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner snacks. Tastefully Simple features gourmet food mixes. Lynda Slocum Catering will have samples of foods available from her catering menu. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will sell cookbooks. Celebrating Home features other food choices.
Looking for unique gifts of jewelry and accessories? Demoy Jewelry Designs present hand forged jewelry. Willoren Originals will have Artisan made jewelry. Jewelry by Two Friends and Premier Design will have more pieces available. Michele's Miche Bag Magic features handmade handbags.
Is clothing on your gift list? Cinco C's Alpacas will be selling alpaca yarn as well as finished clothing including socks and sweaters. Adrienne Hand Painted Surfaces features purses, clothing and furniture.
Are you planning a trip? Or perhaps giving a trip as a gift? Travel Secrets by Patty will be here to assist you with your plans.
Health and beauty aids are always a welcome gift. Arbonne Natural Cosmetics are botanically based beauty products. Sleepy Moon Farm specializes in holistic, hand blended natural organic health products for animals and humans. Mary Kay Cosmetics are a popular choice. BeautiControl will also present their array of products.
There will be many vendors of crafts and antiques. Judy Jones Crafts makes hand sewn dolls and seasonal things. Ever popular, The Copper Lady presents hammered copper jewelry, sculpture and seasonal ornaments. Off the Beaten Path has antiques and collectibles. Roberta Ward's live ground pine wreaths and weather proof bows will be available, ready made or by special order. Stampin' Up where you can create your own custom greeting cards. Ellen Paquette will have Wee Beasties and Bell Bags, vintage clothing and accessories and hand made art dolls and plush creatures for sale. Melissa Keys, wedding planner, will also sell wreathes.
Tickets for the event and for lunch and breakfast will be available at the door. The cost to see the vendors is $3. Lunch on Saturday is $7 and the light breakfast on Sunday is $5.
Plan now to attend this premier event to kick off the holiday season.