Little Red Schoolhouse provides fabulous setting |

Little Red Schoolhouse provides fabulous setting

STINA SIEGGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

As the holiday season approaches, so does the season for holiday sales and craft shows.In addition to Charity Crafts’ holiday event in Glenwood Springs, two other fairs will be held in Canyon Creek and Carbondale this next two weekends.Marilyn Cozza is a ceramist who specializes in primitive pottery. Five years ago, she started the Little Bit O’ Country craft fair with fellow potter Dorothy Hutchison.The fair takes place today from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Canyon Creek Schoolhouse, just off I-70, Exit 109, 1/4 north of Canyon Creek Road. For more information, call 625-2030. The schoolhouse is also known as the Little Red Schoolhouse and was built around 1907.”We try to get a good selection of artists to join us,” Cozza said. International Craft SaleDiscover handcrafted gifts and home decor from 30 Third World countries. Wares offered include jewelry, toys, musical instruments and holiday decorations. Your purchases provide continuing work for artisans, enabling them to dream and plan a better future. The sale is from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Mennonite Church, 2306 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The event will continue from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.Call 945-5245 for more information.Coming upNext weekend, Mona Koper will host the Candy Cane Wonderland craft show at her Silt home. The sale will benefit the Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter, which funds neutering and spaying at the shelter as well as “any medical specialties.”Unlike other fairs, this one is just as focused on four legged creatures as the two-legged variety. Those wanting to spoil their pets can purchase a hand-made bed or original oil portrait, said Koper. The six participating artists will also offer more traditional blankets, clothing and jewelry for humans, she continued.The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at County Road 3708.

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