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    The holiday shopping season is under way

    Village crafts

    Forget impersonal internet shopping. A warm, holiday atmosphere prevailed inside the Murieta Village Clubhouse Saturday as shoppers braved the rain to visit the annual Village Craft Faire and Bake Sale. It was an opportunity to stroll among colorful tables of handcrafted items and talk with the local artisans who created them. The wide range of items included everything from quilts, cutting boards and hand-knit scarves to a portrait of Chuck, the cat who lived his nine lives as the Murieta Plaza mascot. (Click photo for larger image.)

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    Village Craft Faire is coming Saturday

    Craft FaireThe Murieta Village Craft Faire and Bake Sale takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village Clubhouse. The annual event is a unique way to start the holiday shopping season. Crafters set up shop in the main room, and the bake sale is held in the library. This year a full house of vendors will offer handmade goods, art, jewelry, holiday items, jellies, nuts and more. A word to the wise: The homemade baked goods sell out quickly.

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