Last bazaars

A variety of organizations are hosting holiday bazaars this weekend throughout the region.

UMATILLA COUNTY — As the shopping days between now and Christmas continue to dwindle, the holiday bazaar season is making a final surge.

Shopping opportunities for unique gift items can be found at a number of weekend bazaars, holiday markets and vendor fairs. In addition, the bazaars offer local organizations a chance to raise money through vendor fees. Also, Lisa Patrick, SAGE Center manager, said the special holiday events offer a different shopping experience rather than just going to the mall.

“They can find handcrafted items and goodies that are made by their neighbors,” she said. “It’s like a more personalized expo.”

Upcoming events, which feature free admission, unless otherwise stated, include:

Winter Market @ the SAGE Center

•Friday, Dec. 6; 4-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•SAGE Center, 101 Olson Road

Ladies Night Out (Friday) features door prizes, live music and refreshments. Family Day is Saturday and includes kids crafts stations and entertainment beginning at 1 p.m. (541-481-7243, www.visitsage.com).

Breakfast with Santa & Holiday Bazaar

•Saturday, Dec. 7; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

•Pendleton Recreation Center, 500 S.W. Dorion Ave.

$3/breakfast (available until 10 a.m.) Bring a camera for photos and shop for holiday gifts. (541-276-8100, www.pendletonparksandrec.com).

Retired Teachers (OREA) Christmas Bazaar

•Saturday, Dec. 7; 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

•Roosters Restaurant, 1515 Southgate, Pendleton

Money raised goes to educator grants to fund classroom projects for local teachers. (Kandace Bostwick, 541-969-0882).

Relay for Life Holiday Bazaar

•Saturday, Dec. 7; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

•Pendleton Early Learning Center, 455 S.W. 13th St.

Benefits the American Cancer Society. (Deidre Byrd, 541-377-3334).

VFW/American Legion Benefit Market

•Saturday, Dec. 7; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•VFW Hall, 45 W. Cherry Ave., Hermiston

Features baked goods, a craft bazaar and indoor yard sale. Benefits local veterans (Cathy Stolz, 541-571-5816).

Athena Holiday Bazaar

•Saturday, Dec. 7; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

•Athena Elementary School, 375 S. Fifth St.

Features 50+ vendors, raffle prizes and kid’s craft area. Santa visits from noon-2 p.m. (April McKenna, 541-310-9557).

Holiday Baked Goods & Craft Sale

•Saturday, Dec. 7; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•Peace Lutheran Church, 210 N.W. Ninth St., Pendleton

Also, a baked potato and chili lunch available for purchase (541-379-0155).

Winterphest Bazaar

•Saturday, Dec. 7; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•Pilot Rock Community Center, 285 N.W. Cedar Place

Shop for homemade goodies and gifts. (541-443-2811)

Artifactory Holiday Market

•Friday, Dec. 13; 4-8 p.m.

•Gilliam-Bisbee Building, 106 E. May St., Heppner

Includes children’s activities and live entertainment. (Andrea Nelson, 541-720-4399).

Christmas Bazaar

•Saturday, Dec. 14; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•Echo Community Church, 21 N. Bonanza St.

Food and refreshments available for purchase (Jeanie Hampton, 541-376-8603).

Last Stop for Christmas Shopping Market Place

•Sunday, Dec. 15; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

•The Arc, 215 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston

Donations accepted to benefit The Arc. Features home-based business products, food and beverages, and more. The first 100 people through the door will be entered into a drawing for $100 (Lynne Hamblin, 541-571-5691).

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Contact Community Editor Tammy Malgesini at tmalgesini@eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4539.

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