November 7, 2010, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Alternative Christmas Faire
La Verne Church of the Brethren
The Alternative Christmas Faire offers a rare opportunity to the harried shopper to Selections include unique handcrafted jewelry, artwork, chocolate and coffee–all made or grown by workers who are paid a fair and livable wage for their efforts. A shopper can also choose to honor friends and family with a gift in their name of blankets and school supplies for a refugee child through Church World Service. Or it could be a door, a brick, or some nails to build a house for the homeless through Habitat for Humanity. Heifer International can provide a cow to give milk, chickens to lay eggs, trees and seeds, even bees, to give families the opportunity to feed themselves, and to also become independent. Beautiful holiday cards are provided to announce the gift to the one in whose name the gift has been given.
Heifer International will have animals on the courtyard for children to pet. A light lunch will also be provided by the youth of the Church, who are raising money to help local needy families during the holiday season. Come by with your family and friends, and start your holiday season with a new tradition—giving gifts to those you love that bring hope and help to those in need.
The Church is located on the corner of Bonita and “E” Street in historic downtown La Verne. Call the Church Office for more information. (909) 593-1364.
Holiday Sale at Gina T
Gina T Interior Accents, 2152 Bonita Ave., Gina T Home, 2316 D. St.
Save 20% Storewide and come learn techniques and tip on how to beautifully adorn your Christmas tree with ribbons, textures and ornaments. The tree trimming class is held 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on each day of the sale. For more info, please call (909) 593-8478 or (909) 596-4198.
November 13, 2010, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Holy Name of Mary Parish Community Drive
Holy Name of Mary, Parking Lot, 124 S. San Dimas Canyon Rd.
Several different drives will be taking place at once, including the Double Bag Lunch Ministry, the Soles for Souls Drive, the Blanket and Umbrellas Drive, the Mittens and Socks Drive, the 5th grade Magazine and Book Drive for the Homeless, a Paper Drive and the 6th grade Recycle for a Reason program. So if you have any items you’re willing to part with to bolster these efforts, bring them by where they will be greatly appreciated and put to good use. For more information, please see the school website at www.holynamemaryschool.org or call the school office at (909) 542-0449.
November 18, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
La Verne Library Meeting Room, 3640 D Street, La Verne
It’s the party of the year to celebrate the release of the last Harry Potter film. There will be prizes, games, Hogwarts snacks and a costume contest!. The winner of the costume contest wins a free movie pass. For more info, call (909) 596-1934.