Toys and bazaars | Holiday Briefs

Nov 24, 2017

Calling all elves – Toy Shop needs volunteers

The annual Christmas Toy Shop at Edmonds United Methodist Church, which invites parents in need to attend a one-day event where they choose gifts for their children, is seeking help this holiday season.

“In 2016, over 1,000 children woke up to presents Christmas morning because of your generous donations of time and toys,” church spokeswoman Jessica Pair said. Volunteers are needed to help set up Dec. 7-8 at the Toy Shop event or on Dec. 9 at the Alderwood Mall Sharing Tree.

There is also a big need for volunteers to help translate for Spanish and Russian-speaking families during the registration process Nov. 28, and Dec. 5, and at the Toy Shop event on Dec. 9.

Sign-up online to volunteer, or to donate, at

Donations of new or gently used toys and gifts are also accepted. You can take your donations to the Edmonds United Methodist Church lobby and place them in the red barrel next to the office.

If you are looking for gift suggestions, Pair suggests visiting the Toy Shop giving tree inside the church’s main entrance. Pick a tag from the tree and return the unwrapped gift with the tag attached to the red barrel.

Red collection bins can also be found in Edmonds at Harbor Square Athletic Club, Walnut Street Coffee and Pancake Haus. If you’re running short on time, go to and click the link to donate via the Wish List.

For more information, call 425-778-2119 or email

Frances Anderson Center holiday hours

The recreation offices at the Frances Anderson Center will be closed from Nov. 23-26 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

It also will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 1 in recognition of the Christmas holiday, as well as to complete some internal maintenance.

For more information, call 425-771-0232.

Senior Center holiday bazaar

The Edmonds Senior Center hosts its free annual holiday bazaar 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

More than 30 local crafters and artists will have items available for sale, including handmade knit and crochet blankets, baby clothing and quilts, jewelry, children’s books, photo cards, pet toys, dolls and doll clothing, bar soap and lotions, Tupperware, LuLaRoe clothing, fused glass designs, holiday ornaments and decorations, handmade wood cutting boards and more.

Lunch of soup and sandwiches along with baked sale items will also be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Edmonds Senior Center and its programs.

The senior center is at 220 Railroad Ave. For more information, call 425-774-5555, ext. 104.

United Methodist Christmas Bazaar

Edmonds United Methodist Church has a Christmas Bazaar 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

Available will be jams and jellies, quilts, crafts, attic treasures, home-baked cookies and a variety of Christmas gifts.

Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The church is at 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. For more information, go to



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