holiday bazaar

The Last Chance Bazaar

Last Saturday’s Holiday Bazaar at our local high school (in La Center, WA) was a great success.  I had never done this bazaar before, and was surprised at how good it was.  I’m guessing there were about 75 vendors, so not a huge event, but the place was busy all day, and performances by the school’s choir and bands kept everybody in good spirits. Which brings us to the last holiday bazaar of the season, Hockinson High School (16819 NE 159th, Brush Prairie, WA) this coming Saturday, Dec. 8th) from 9 to 4.  I still have copies of the 2019 […]

The Home Town Bazaar

This coming Saturday, Dec. 1st, I will be at the La Center High School Holiday Bazaar from 9 to 3.  Although I have lived in La Center for almost 9 years now, this will be my first time at this bazaar, so I can’t tell you much about it, but it does appear to be a popular event in the region. I decided that it would be a good idea to make more contact with my local community to let them know about Wa-chur-ed Observatory.  At the same time, I encourage everyone else in the area to come check it […]

West Linn Event

This coming Saturday I’ll be at the West Linn Holiday Bazaar from 9 to 4.  This is a relatively small event, but has to be the most pleasant one every year.  There is always a great selection of handcrafted items in a relaxed, comfortable environment.  In fact, I usually end up buying some gifts there myself!  At other events I’m too busy and it takes too much time to see everything. Calendars are selling well this year, but I still have plenty – for now.  So come out to West Linn on Saturday, or order through my website.  

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!

This coming Saturday’s Holiday Bazaar will be at Mountain View High School, located at 1500 SE Blairmont Drive, Vancouver, WA, from 9AM to 4PM.  This bazaar supports the MVHS band programs, which are fantastic.  It is also the 2nd largest of the bazaars I do each year, the biggest being Prairie High School (2 weeks later).  In terms of the number of vendors, these two events are actually very similar, but I always think of Prairie HS as the biggest because that’s where I always have the best sales. The above photo was from last week’s event at Baker Prairie Middle School, […]

Holiday Bazaars

  Is it ironic that the way we spell “bazaar” is bizarre?  If it were 50% more strange would it become tri-zarre? What’s really strange is that we haven’t even reached Halloween yet, but the holiday bazaar season starts just 1 week from today.  I am doing a different event every Saturday in November, and the first 2 weeks of December – six events all together.  The above flyer is for the biggest event, not the first (the smaller organizations usually don’t publish flyers like this).  The first event, on November 3rd, is Baker Prairie Middle School in Canby, OR.  […]

Next Up: West Linn

Yesterday’s event at Baker Prairie Middle School in Canby was a great success.  We used to live in Canby, but I think this school was built after we left, and I was surprised at how big and nice it is.  The staff was also very nice – at least the people I met (thanks, Jim and Kim!).  It was not hectic, like some of the big holiday bazaars coming up, but there was a pretty steady stream of shoppers, and a very pleasant atmosphere. Note the sign at the top right about the solar eclipse coming next year.  This was […]

Art to Art Holiday Bazaar

The first holiday bazaar of the season is this Saturday – already!  Nov. 5, 9AM to 4PM, at Baker Prairie Middle School in Canby, OR.  I’ll be there with a huge collection of astro-photos in traditional prints, backlit film prints, digital images, and calendars.  I’ll also be showing samples of (and, hopefully, taking orders for) backlit prints of customer images.  And with the newly reduced price for my “Space Windows” I expect they will sell very well, just as they did at the Oregon Star Party. I know it seems very early to be shopping for Christmas, but the schools […]

I’m Still Here!

Wow, it’s been more than 2 weeks since I posted here, which is unforgivable.  And the truth is I don’t have the time right now to write anything insightful, important, or entertaining, so I’ll just give you a quick report on what has been happening here at Wa-chur-ed and in the world of astronomy. Most of my time has been consumed lately by a project to change the floorplan in my motorhome/mobile gallery.  I have removed the dinette and replaced it with a couch.  The idea here is to create more open space so that people can move around more […]