Monday, November 24, 2008

Next Up Christmas Gift-Making Parties

We had a great time being disturbed by consumerism and then eating pumpkin soup last night. We watched What Would Jesus Buy? as the kick off to the Christmas Conspiracy projects.

Next Sunday, November 30 is the first gift-making party. Think of it like a giant Stitch N' Bitch. You can bring your own project to work on. Or you could come pour over books and magazine that we'll bring with ideas on things you can make. Also, it's sort of like a craft-supply potluck. If you have things like wrapping paper, brown paper bags, buttons, old Christmas cards, containers, glitter, yarn, that you'd like to share/or get rid of, bring them. We'll put all the stuff for sharing on a table in the middle. The church where we are having the parties has a lot of tables and chairs in the parish hall and an outdoor courtyard. And there's a kitchen if you need it.

We'll have a couple of demonstration projects set up. This week, we'll show you how to make an advent wreath, for instance. If you are an artist or crafter or just know of a nifty project that you'd like to share with others, we'd love to give you a space to set up to teach a mini-workshop on the spot. We just want to create a space where people can share creative ideas, and feel safe enough to take some creative risks if it's new to them, and have a great time.

Gift Making Party
4 pm
St. Andrew's Parish Hall
545 S. 5th AVE, (enter on 16th St.)
Free. All Ages.
Local, seasonal vegetarian meal
5:30 pm.
$5 suggested donation for adults, $1 for kids, but whatever you can give is great.
Extra funds collected through out the season will go to the Community Food Bank.

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