BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN: Craft bazaar, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10000 Broad River Road, Irmo. Twenty-one inside spaces available for $5 each. Outside vendors will furnish their own tables and covers at no cost but donations will be accepted. Handcrafted items only. (803) 603-2164 or (803) 816-4147
BOUNTY OF BLYTHEWOOD: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, on the lawn of the Hoffman House (Town Hall), Blythewood. Event will feature a Taste of Blythewood, local farmers market vendors, crafts, bands, Iron Chef competition, barbecue cook-off and a "can-struction" contest (canned food items used in construction will be donated to the needy). The town's Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 in front of town hall. Guest performances by the USC New Horizon Band, string ensemble from Blythewood High School and singing groups from Trinity United Methodist, Bethel Baptist and Sandy Level Baptist.
EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Accepting applications through Friday for HolidayFest craft show and sale set for 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Ave. Participants are invited to offer handmade holiday-themed craft items (ornaments, wreaths, decorations) and handmade gift items (jewelry, soaps, textiles, etc.) for sale. Vendor fee, $25. (803) 454-0888 or apply online at www.eauclairecommunity.org.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL BAZAAR: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1100 Sumter St.. More than 15 booths featuring art, homemade crafts, books, rummage items, Christmas booth. There will also be lunch, entertainment, children's carnival and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Epworth Early Intervention Center, Family Shelter, Harvest Hope Food Bank, HomeWorks of America and St. Lawrence Place.
SHILOH UNITED METHODIST: Fall bazaar, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 1000 Spring Hill Road, Gilbert. Yard sale, crafts, baked goods, country store, hot dogs, soup and corn bread, more.
GOBBLEFEST: 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 119 N. Church St., Lexington. Fall festival will feature inflatables, balloon twister, face painting, games, cake walks, bake sale. $5; hot dogs, chips, drinks will be available for $3. (803) 359-6562
CRAFTS IN THE PINES: Friday through Sunday, Nov. 27-29 at Brown's Christmas Tree Farm, 430 Pat Road, Lexington. Arts and crafts, refreshments, carving demonstrations, children's activities and Santa Claus. (803) 755-9676
THE NURTURING CENTER THANKSGIVING MEAL DRIVE: Group or individual sponsors are needed to help provide a holiday meal - suggested items include meat, vegetables, bread, pie, drinks and a roasting pan (approximately $25). Meals will be delivered to families on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Neil Nadkarni, (803) 771-4160, ext. 17.
ADOPT A TURKEY: A donation of $10 will buy a 10-12-pound bird for the 19th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, Nov. 26, at Carolina Coliseum and nursing homes/assisted living facilities. Call (803) 796-9802 or make checks payable to St. Peter's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1896, Columbia, SC 29202; attn: Robert Keeder
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Lexington Baptist Church is serving the Lexington area collection point for the shoe-box gifts, a holiday project of Samaritan's Purse. Boxes will be accepted at the Family Life Center, 111 Efird St. (just off East Main Street) at the following days and times: Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 19, 4-7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 22, 1-4 p.m. (803) 996-8836; information and suggested items for the boxes can be found at www.samaritanspurse.org and clicking on Operation Christmas Child.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: North Trenholm Baptist Church, 6515 N. Trenholm Road, has been designated as a Midlands collection point for the shoe-box gifts, a holiday project of Samaritan's Purse. Boxes will be accepted at the following days and times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday, 1-8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-noon; Sunday, Nov. 22, 2-4 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 23, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Information and suggested items for the boxes can be found at www.samaritanspurse.org or by calling (800) 704-1268.