Holiday Shopping, and Charity, Too

Women Business Owners of Chatham gather to support women in need, and provide a holiday shopping opportunity at the same time.

The Women Business Owners of Chatham (WBOC) offer a chance for locals of all ages to do their Christmas shopping and support women in need at the same time.

Several Chatham residents who have home-based businesses will attend the shopping event Thursday, which opens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Twenty percent of sales will go to benefit single mothers in Chatham who are in need.

Twenty business owners will show their goods to those who attend in a relaxed and social environment, complete with coffee and wine, offered in the home of Dawn Paskalides.

For more information on this and other events in the area this weekend, see below:

When/Where: Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., 3 Karlin Dr., Chatham
Why go: Browse the wares of over 20 vendors and get your holiday shopping done in one spot. From bags to clothes to personalized gifts, you'll find something for everyone on your list. Twenty percent of proceeds go to support single mothers in Chatham. Coffee and wine also served.
Price: Admission is free. For more information, call (201) 230-1972

Fall Showcase
When/Where: Chatham High School auditorium, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Why go: See the best of what performers at Chatham High have to offer.
Price: $7/$5 for students

When/Where: , Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Why go: Find Christmas gifts, including coffee and cookies, just in time for the holidays.
Price: Free

When/Where: , 7 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Let the community band get you into the holiday spirit.
Price: Free

When/Where: , 495 River Rd, Chatham, daily
Why go: Find the perfect Christmas tree and donate to a good cause.
Price: admission is free, tree prices vary.

When/Where: Saturday at 11 a.m., Madison Public Library
Why Go: Because the New Jersey author will read from his best-selling children's picture book, The Journey of the Noble Gnarble.
Cost: Free

When/Where: Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Dewey's Comic City, 13 Park Ave., Madison
Why Go: Because the golden lariat will force you to admit: You love Wonder Woman.
Cost: Free

When/Where: Sunday at 2 p.m., Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St., Madison
Why Go: Take in the beauty of the season with harpist Odarka Stockert as she delights with enchanting melodies. 
Cost: $10 for Non-Members, $5 for Members. 


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