Published September 27, 2012
CONYERS, SEPT. 29
MONASTERY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT hosts Fall Festival 2012 at the Trappist monastery, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers, with free events for all ages, families, children and adults. Events include guided nature walks and a lecture series throughout the day on the “Good Earth,” covering the historic, natural and architectural aspects of the 2,300-acre site. There will be free health screenings, pony rides, petting zoo and hay rides. The Monastic Heritage Center, Abbey Store and bonsai greenhouse will be open. Open Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-
5 p.m. Contact: www.trappist.net and follow the link to Fall Festival.
LITHONIA, SEPT. 29
CHRIST OUR HOPE CHURCH hosts its annual International Festival at the church, 1786 Wellborn Road, Lithonia. The “Taste of Christ Our Hope” serves up international food flavors from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Dishes from the Caribbean, South America, the Philippines and Africa are served alongside regional favorites from Chicago, Philadelphia, New York and Louisiana. Cost is $6.50 per person or $20 for a family of four. There will also be an international Mass on Sunday, Sept. 30, at noon and a dance on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets to the dance are $10 each. Contact: (770) 482-5017.
WINDER, SEPT. 29
ST. MATTHEW CHURCH hosts a Craft Fair at the church, 25 Wilkins Road, SW, Winder, in Hedges Hall. Specialized vendors with unique gift items will display their wares. Crafts include hand-crocheted items, handmade jewelry, German lace table runners, dollies and ornaments, Bethlehem handcrafted religious figures, homemade candles, natural bath and body items, baby quilts, knitted hats and baby blankets, decorated flip flops, sweatshirts and jackets, paper crafts. Children’s section has crafts, moonwalk, face painting. Open Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: Sherry Aquino at (770) 656-6028.
PEACHTREE CITY, SEPT. 29-30
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH hosts its Fall Craft Bazaar at the church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City. All items are handcrafted and represent an original style. Proceeds benefit the 2013 Catholic Heart Work Camp mission trip. Open Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-
7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Contact: Rebecca Capezzuto at (678) 466-1737 or email@example.com.
LILBURN, OCT. 6
ST. STEPHEN THE MARTYR CHURCH hosts its 10th annual Fall Festival at the church, 5373 Wydella Road, Lilburn. There will be live entertainment, art and silent auctions, artists, crafters and vendors for all, and games, crafts, an inflatable slide, bounce house and other activities for children. Food includes award-winning BBQ, burgers, hot dogs and sides and a bake sale. Pick up something to eat later at the frozen food booth. A pet blessing in honor of the feast of St. Francis will take place at 12 p.m. Open Saturday, Oct. 6,
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: (770) 381-7488 or visit http://www.sstmfall festival.com.
DAWSONVILLE, OCT. 7
CHRIST THE REDEEMER CHURCH has its BBQ Festival at the church, 991 Kilough Church Road, Dawsonville. Take care of Sunday dinner and perhaps win the grand prize of a barbecue grill. Drawings will be held every half hour. Music provided by Sharon Collins. Open Sunday, Oct. 7, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children and $25 for a family of five or more. Tickets are available in advance. Contact: Tom Meeks at (678) 778-5959 or Fred Weber at (706) 525-8770.
MARIETTA, OCT. 13
HOLY FAMILY CHURCH invites the community to its annual Fall Festival at the church, 3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. Come for a day of fun and food for the whole family with live music, arcade games, a make-it-and-take-it art center, hayrides, bingo, cakewalk, moon bounces and pony rides. International food court is available along with festival favorites like hot dogs, cotton candy and ice cream. Open Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: (770) 973-0038 or www.holyfamily.org.
FAYETTEVILLE, OCT. 13-14
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. GABRIEL holds its annual Craft Fair at the church, 152 Antioch Road, Fayetteville. Admission is free. Find unique gifts long before Christmas and without the stress. St. Vincent de Paul Society will provide concessions. Vendor donations will be awarded as door prizes. Open Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14, 8 a.m.-12 noon. Contact: (770) 461-0492.
TYRONE, OCT. 27-28
ST. MATTHEW CHURCH, 215 Kirkley Road, Tyrone, hosts a Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 27, and after Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses Oct. 28. Many handmade items will be available, including jewelry, crocheted scarfs, birdhouses, soaps, rosaries, embroidery college totes and more. Open Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-
3 p.m. and after the 5 p.m. Mass; Sunday, Oct. 28, after 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses. Contact: Janet Craig at (770) 252-9109 or Ruth Huelsbeck at (770) 964-0258.
KENNESAW, NOV. 3
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA CHURCH Columbiettes host the third annual Sienafest Craft Fair at the church, 1618 Ben King Road, Kennesaw. More than 50 local crafters display homemade and unique creations, including candles and soaps, handmade clothing, foods and more. There is also a bake sale, used book sale and prize drawings. Breakfast and lunch are sold. Admission is free. Proceeds support charitable projects in Kennesaw and Cobb County. Open Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: Crystal at (770) 365-6241 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Debra at email@example.com.
HARTWELL, NOV. 10
SACRED HEART CHURCH sponsors its fifth annual indoor Arts & Crafts Show at the church hall, 1009 Benson St., Hartwell, across from Quality Foods. Over 35 local craftsmen offer very unique and different artistries at this large event, which is a great way to find that special gift. Baked goods, casseroles and lunches will be available. Tickets available at the door for hourly drawings of great prizes. Open Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact: Judy Earle at (706) 376-3476.