The 2nd Annual Maker’s Market at the Pillsbury A-Mill Artist Lofts, 315 SE Main St., will take place Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Dec. 11, noon-5 p.m. Paintings, pottery, sculpture, photography, fiber arts, millinery, artisan goods and more. There will also be refreshments, patisserie items, an hourly raffle, a fashion show, and entertainment by resident musicians hosted by BridgeArts. $2 entry fee. Look up “2nd Annual A-Mill Maker’s Market” on Facebook for more information.
The St Anthony Village Shopping Center, 2900 Pentagon Drive, will have carriage rides Dec. 9, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., sponsored by the St Anthony Village Shops, St Anthony Chamber of Commerce, St Anthony Garden Club and St Anthony Kiwanis. Enjoy a trolley ride from the mall to see Santa, walk the luminary path, tour the lights of the city and check out the activities the merchants have to offer. Shop at the craft fair, enjoy hot cocoa, chai tea samples, holiday crafts for children, paint your own masterpieces, have s’mores over a bonfire, elf on a shelf search and much more.
The public is invited to attend an 1850’s Holiday Party at the historic Ard Godfrey House, 28 University Ave. SE. The event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Visit the oldest remaining wood frame residence in Minneapolis, built in 1849. The house is decorated for the holidays in the modest style of the era. The event will include light refreshments, musical entertainment, and a tour of the house with Woman’s Club guides dressed in period costume. See how the Godfrey family might have celebrated the holidays in the new community at St. Anthony Falls. Free Godfrey House buttons for the kids and admission is free, donations suggested. No reservations necessary. Street parking is available and off-street parking in River Place Ramp, with entrance on 2nd St. SE, off East Hennepin Avenue, or at St. Anthony Falls Public Ramp, on 2nd St. SE off Central Avenue. For more information or to arrange group tours, call 612-781-8791. This annual holiday party is sponsored by The Woman’s club of Minneapolis.
Fare For All, a local non-profit food program created to make fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable to Twin Cities families will be selling Holiday Packs for $30 at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Hall, 1404 Central Ave. NE, on Friday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Each Holiday Pack includes an 8-10 pound turkey, a Hormel pork tenderloin, 2lbs Tyson chicken wings, pork sausage, two bags of green beans, and a pumpkin pie. There is no need to register in advance.
Fare For All, sells packages of fresh produce and frozen meat at 37 locations throughout Minnesota. With prices ranging from $10 to $30 per package, Fare For All offers savings that are much less than retail prices. The program has no income requirements and is open to everyone who is looking to save money. There are no forms to complete and cash, credit, debit and EBT cards are all accepted.
Fare for All purchases fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meats in bulk and passes on the savings to anyone who wants to stretch their food budget. Participants in the program save up to 40 percent on their food purchases. The end result is that households who utilize the program have access to and consume more nutritious staples.
For additional dates and a map of Fare For All locations, go to fareforall.org or find them on Facebook. Questions, contact them at 763-450-3880 or 1-800-582-4291.