AAUW What’s New Fair Nov. 9-10

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its 58th annual AAUW What’s New Fair on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., respectively, at the Hamilton Collegiate Center on the Jamestown Community College campus in Jamestown.

The two-day event features 65 merchants and vendors displaying new products and services in time for the forthcoming holiday season. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for JCC/JBC students with ID, $1 for children 6-12. Children five and under are admitted free. Ample parking is available on the JCC campus. Proceeds from the Fair go to awarding scholarships for JCC and Jamestown Business College female graduates who are going on to earn their four-year degrees.

In addition to the large number of merchants, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit each day and be available to chat with children and adults who wish to confide their Christmas wishes. The AAUW organization will feature a table of handmade and other items. The AAUW Sweet Shoppe offers a variety of homemade baked goods ranging from small breads, fudge, pies, candies to cookies. The famous AAUW Gingerbread House supplies attendees with personalized gingerbread men at $2 each or 3 for $5.

A reduced priced AAUW Jamestown Branch membership of $45.50 will be available at the Fair for a membership through June 30, 2014. (The regular price is $70) Checks and cash will be taken. Prospective members must have a two year degree or higher to join AAUW.

Merchants and vendors who are participating at the Fair form a variety of businesses and service organizations. They are: 3C’s Catering, A.B. Better Alternative/Coffee, Alphabet Art Photography, Arbonne, Avon, Baubles & Bangles, Beckett Custom Stamped metal Designs, Bella Ballerina, Belin Boutique, Bert’s Bottles and Bricks, The Cala Lily Yarn and Gift Shop, Candles by Julie, Carlson’s Jewelry/Weeping Willow Gifts, Cornell Cooperative Master Gardeners, Chautauqua Miniatures & 2 Chixx Gift Shoppe, Discovery Toys, Dove Chocolate, Discovery Toys, DSN Crafty Stuff, Dun Roving Farm Suri Alpaca, Evergreen Outfitters, Fences & Such, GG My Love, Glassworks, Greater Jamestown AM Rotary, Initials Inc., Gustafson’s Maple Country USA, Initials Inc., It’s Random, Jamestown Audubon Society, Jewels by Park Lane, Joan of Z, Josie’s Jewelry, Kniti Griti Works, Kreative Krystal, Lala Designs, Lasting Impressions, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Natural Nomad, Norwex, Origami Owl, PC Pottery, Paparazzi Jewelry and Accessories, Peaceful Designs, Primitive Peddler, Quirky Quilters, Radiantly You, Randolph Retail Co & The Pickle Barrel, Sennsations Salon and Day Spa, Sew Sweet Designs, Silpada Designs, Simply Natural Alpaca, The Sugar Shack, Tammarie Design, Tastefully Simple, Trendy Wendy Handbags, Tupperware, Two Sisters Gems, View from Hickory Heights, Vineyard Acres Sugar Shack, Weezy’s Korner and Zombie Food Crafts.

Door prizes from participating merchants will be given away each hour and the winner must be present to win. In addition to buying sweets at the AAUW Sweet Shoppe or at the What’s New Fair Gingerbread House, food is available through the JCC Food Service. They will provide homemade vegetable soup and chili, macaroni and cheese, assorted sandwiches and wraps including chicken salad, tuna salad, Southwestern and Buffalo, side salads, chips, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy. For more information about AAUW, go to www.aauw.org, Jamestown-ny.aauw.net, or go to the AAUW Jamestown Branch Facebook page.