The Clearwater Junior Woman's Club, together with the City of Clearwater, will present the 30th Annual Christmas Under the Oaks Art & Crafts show on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater, Florida. The show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and features over 125 artists, crafters, and food vendors from Florida and beyond in a scenic waterfront venue. Proceeds from the show, including a $2 entrance donation (kids under 12 free, NO pets, please), benefits the scholarships, grants and community service projects of the Clearwater Junior Woman's Club.
"Christmas Under the Oaks kick's off everyone's holiday season," said Tracey Birch, CJWC 2nd Vice-President and Oaks Event Chair. "Shoppers will be sure to find items for holiday giving that will delight the senses and fir the budget. Along with activities for children, there will be live musical entertainment throughout both days of the show."
Free parking for shoppers will be available at city parking lots and garages on Garden Avenue and Pierce Street. Maps and directions are available on the CJWC Web site, www.ClearwaterJuniors.org.
"Visitors will enjoy browsing the variety of HANDMADE arts and crafts that will be offered at the show," said Lisa Hurley, Oaks Artist Chair, "From unique jewelry in Sterling and crystal to handcrafted quilts, blown glass items, country crafts, floral arrangements, ceramics, pottery and holiday ornaments to complement any holiday décor."
About GFWC Clearwater Junior Woman's Club (CJWC)
This year marks the golden anniversary of Clearwater Juniors giving back to the community. Over the past 51 years, CJWC members have found many ways to uphold the club's goals of community service and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service while developing leadership skills and lasting friendships. CJWC is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs International, which has for more than a century encouraged women to improve their skills, expand their rights, and apply their abilities to society's problems.
Through the Helping Hands Community Grants, the Clearwater Junior Woman's Club has provided over $225,000 to local charities and community service organizations since 1991. The CJWC Mary Clark and Joseph Clark Memorial scholarship program gas awarded over $100,000 since its inception in 1988. Clearwater Juniors volunteer hundreds of hours each year to help organizations and projects such as Safety Village, Woman on the Way, the Room that Love Built, Operation Smile, Homeless Emergency Project, Relay for Life, One Voice for Children, Safety Harbor Neighborhood Family Center, Wimauma, Parent University, coastal Clean-Up, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership, and local schools, emergency services, and community events.
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