CURRENT NEWS

Updated May 4, 2024

My CURRENT NEWS is anything but CURRENT. I try to keep all the information about vendors updated and forget all about ” Current news”. Just remind me when you see this, and it’s obviously outdated.

We still love our new home at 65 West 5th Street! And just to show you how much, we have established Summer hours from April through December as 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday with Winter hours beginning in January through March as 10 am to 4pm Monday through Saturday.

There are already new classes showing up on the schedule but be sure to check often because classes pop up periodically. You will see ads for these classes on the Crossville Chamber Event page along with the local newspapers. Definitely check out Facebook, too, and many other Social Media sites.

Monthly Craft Fair

In April we began holding an outdoor Craft Fair every 4th Saturday from April until October (at this time). We may decide to extend this ending date based on the weather, but for now we will end the monthly craft fair in October of 2024 to begin again in April 2025.

At this event, we welcome all vendors in the area. A 10’x10′ Tent Space is $30 and a 6′ or 8′ Table space is $20. These spaces must be prepaid and registered.

In addition to vendors, we will have animal rescue organizations, GrinderHouse walk-up food service and/or food trucks, and possibly local musicians.

Another new option for the children will begin in May offering a Hunting for Geodes corner of the yard. More information will be available on this event as we get close to May 25.

To Meet the Artists & Crafters:

Every month we hold a free event called Meet the Artisans. In 2024 this event will be held every 2nd Saturday of every month weather permitting. The time will be from 10:00 am until approximately 5 pm, based on individual artisans.

This is like an outdoor craft sale. The artisans that setup in the yard around the house will differ each month based on their availability. They will bring new items that are not in store, and some may even demonstrate their talents. We will often have free refreshments and sometimes the Hunting for Geodes corner will be open.

In addition to local artisans, we welcome outside vendors, too. A 10’x10′ Tent Space is $30 and a 6′ or 8′ Table space is $20. These spaces must be prepaid and registered.

For Class Interest:

Please let us know by emailing FACS.STORE@GMAIL.COM if you have a special class request. We will try to find a qualified instructor for your idea. 

Be sure to check out our Class Schedule page to register and pre-pay for the classes which have begun.  We will continue to add new class content and instructors.

Check out the scheduled event for the Bible Journaling Group. This was a very popular session last year, and Karen Harmening has added even more projects each month.

Another new event has been established by Brenda Preuss. It is called Product Play Day and is every 4th Wednesday of each month. Brenda will be bringing her personal stash each month featuring a particular product or tool. This is not a class as normally expected. There may be some instruction on how to use the products, but nothing real specific. There will be hundreds of the particular item each month for the students to use. For instance, the first class had Dies as the Product for play. There were hundreds of dies and several manual and electric die-cutting machines to use. There were some cardstock scraps provided, but in order to actually create cards at this event, the students were asked to bring their own supplies. Of course, making cards used up time that took away from the fun of having a huge variety of dies to use. It is also possible that Brenda might sell some of the product at a greatly reduced price. If you fall in love with something, be sure to ask her. 

A list of all scheduled classes and events will be available through email beginning in June. Send a request to FACS.STORE@GMAIL.COM if you would like to receive this email list.

Brenda

 
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