Community United Methodist Church of Columbia Heights (CUMC), 950 Gould Ave. NE, is having their Fall Rummage Sale, Friday, Sept. 14, 9 am-5 pm and Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 am-1 pm. Also available is a Craft Boutique, Bake Sale and Café with good, low-cost food. Info: communitymethodistchurch.org.
Saturday, June 2 in the merchants’ parking lot south of 29th Ave. and Johnson St. NE, local artisans will set up for the shopping experience known as Johnstock. But the fun starts before that. Friday, June 1 as dusk falls, the movie Toy Story will be shown in the merchants’ lot. (No parking after 5 pm.) Movie starts at about 8:30 pm. Bring chairs and blankets. Enjoy the Pillsbury School Carnival at Windom Park, 5-8 pm, then head on over for the movie.
Saturday morning, June 2, 8:45 am, kids and their adults can gather at the Gustavus Adolphus Church parking lot next to the church to decorate their bikes, scooters, wagons and themselves for the Kiddie Parade that will step off around 9:30 am to take the two-block walk to the merchants’ lot.
“Woody from Toy Story” will entertain the kids starting at 10 am Saturday, June 2. After the kids’ show, there will be a live music lineup arranged by the curator of The Coffee Shop NE’s recent Open Mic nights. It’s a backdrop in the parking lot for more than 30 craft artists, Northeaster newspaper selfie station (bring your phones and cameras), chair massage and more. Souvenir T-shirts will be sold.
The Johnstock craft fair with music in the parking lot runs from 10 am to 4 pm. In the event of rain Friday, June 1, the movie would be cancelled; the decision would be posted on the Johnson Street Merchants Facebook page at 6 pm that night. Events on Saturday, June 2nd will be held rain or shine.
A Christmas Craft and Bake Sale will take place at the Church of the Holy Cross in Kolbe Hall, 1630 4th St. NE, Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Holy Cross Campus Council of Catholic Women. Save the date for a great selection of baked goods, gift items and crafts.