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Weekend plans?

I'm trying for a mostly handmade holiday season, as everyone probably knows already from reading my Going Green column in this week's Phoenix. Those who are less craftily inclined might be looking for something handmade -- by somebody else. For that, try MECA's Holiday Sale, taking place today, tomorrow, and Sunday at the East End Community School. The list of participating artists and vendors indicates that everything from jewelry, to sculpture, to stuffed animals, to "fairies and fairy houses" (yes please) will be on sale.

For something even more sustainable, try the Alternative Gift Market at the SMCC Campus Center on Sunday and Monday. According to the organizers: "For the price of many ordinary gifts, shoppers can provide milk and snacks to preschoolers in the Gaza Strip, help plant trees in Haiti, empower women in Malawi through micro-loans, and much more. For the cost of a pedicure, shoppers can send 110 lbs of milled rice to hungry Filipino farmers, and instead of a video game system, provide support services for an African teenager born with AIDS for one year."

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