Solve gift-giving problems at the Alternative Gift Market Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by UUCR, with Alternative Gifts International, Ten Thousand Villages, Reston Interfaith, Heifer International, UNICEF, Northern Virginia Training Center, Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry, American Near East Refugee Aid and Amazon Project.
Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation will be holding its annual Chanukah Boutique Nov. 21 and Dec. 5, between 9 a.m. and noon. The boutique will have a large selection of items available, including decorative items and gifts. For more information about the Chanukah Boutique, call 703-777-8023.
Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation is a member of Union for Reform Judaism and serves Loudoun and western Fairfax County. Additional information about BCRC, its services and programs can be found at http://www.bethchaverim.org/ or by calling 703-391-8669.
Arts & Crafts Showcase. Presented by the members of the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild, Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Admission $1. Features 75 artists, including hand-woven items by Jane Kinzler Anthony of Reston. For samples of the crafters' work visit www.nvhg.org.
Find gifts and decorations at giveaway prices at the Bargain Loft's Holiday Shop, which opens Tuesday, Nov. 30, located at 336 Victory Drive in Herndon, hours Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Previously owned items including toys, jewelry, art, wreaths, artificial trees, tree lights and vintage ornaments. The Bargain Loft will be closed Nov. 25-29 in preparation for the opening of the Holiday Shop. For additional bargains on regular items, be sure to visit the Bargain Loft the week before Thanksgiving when most merchandise is reduced to half price.