The Thursday Morning Club’s “Le Bazar de Noël” will return this year for a two-day Holiday Boutique from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov 13 and from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov 14 at the Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave.     

Susan Packie and Jeannie Kosakowski, co-chairwomen, have selected 20 local artisans and exhibitors who will sell handmade items and gifts for men, women and children including clothing, scarves, wraps, handbags, totes, soaps, lotions, hand-crafted candy, glass holiday ornaments, paperweights, doll clothes, customized party goods, felted wool mittens and lovely fashion and accessories.  Unique jewelry, new and vintage, classic and handmade, will be available in many designs and materials including silver, beaded and Swarovski crystal.  

“The event will be the club’s largest fundraiser this year devoted to providing operating money for the activities of the Madison Community House,” noted Susan Packie, who is also the club’s Ways and Means Chairwoman.  “Just in time for your holiday shopping, “Le Bazar de Noël” will provide the opportunity to purchase gifts for everyone on your list,” Kosakowski said.     The members of the Thursday Morning Club have donated a variety of gift items to Members’ Treasures and The Pet Corner.  They will also be baking cookies, pies, cakes and loaf breads to sell at “La Patisserie” for your holiday entertaining.  

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“Le Bistro” will serve lunch made by the club’s catering department from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day for $15.  Restaurants Plus will offer opportunities for a gift certificate to a restaurant. Admission is $5.    

For information call (973) 966-6815, e-mail susan.packie@gmail.com or visit www.TMCMCH.org

Organized in 1896, the Thursday Morning Club is a member of both the New Jersey State and General Federation of Women’s Clubs.  The club owns and operates the Community House, its Nursery School and its Before and After School Child Care program.  It is home to Dress for Success, which helps prepare under-served women to enter the workforce, and provides a meeting place for the town’s various sports, recreational and civic groups.  For information about the Thursday Morning Club or membership, call the Community House at 973-377-0244. 

Photo:  Thursday Morning Club’s “La Patisserie” at “Le Bazar de Noël”

From left:  Diane Vezza, Doris Costello, Diana Krug