Holiday Craft Sale Set for Sunday

A group of artists and craft-makers is hosting its third sale of home-made items in Alameda this Sunday at the Harbor Bay Community Center. Organizers say the event aims to give Alamedans and others the chance to mingle with each other, discuss their hobbies and buy locally made holiday gifts.

The Holiday Craft Boutique Sale will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, at Harbor Bay Community Center, 3195 McCartney Rd.

“Boutiques are back in a big way,” said Kathryn Mosher, an Alameda resident , jewelry designer and retired flight attendant. “This gives everyone a chance to enjoy one-of-a-kind items.”

Mosher formed the group with Margaret Souza, an ex-kindergarten teacher and professional pet sitter, who now enjoys making floral arrangements.

The boutiques, which feature items made by 15 Alamedans and residents of other East Bay cities, generally attract several hundred visitors, organizers say.

This Sunday’s event will feature jewelry, dolls, soaps, knitted clothing and accessories, hand-painted bags, special children’s books and floral designs. In addition, Alameda-based caterer Amy Warnick will sell some tasty food items, like sandwiches and salad, Mosher notes. “Warnick left the corporate retail world to peruse her love of cooking,” she explained.

Janet Levaux