Support Local Artisans and Charitable Organizations through Holiday Shopping

Photo: Santa can come with social action holiday gifts to give.

The Social Action Holiday Gift Fair has been an annual tradition of the First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist for many years. This year it looks very different, but the opportunity remains the same: You can do holiday shopping and benefit others at the same time.

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This year, given the economic devastation wrought by the pandemic, choosing to do your holiday shopping this way is more important than ever. Buy gifts for everyone on your list by choosing from an array of products featuring the work of both local and international artisans and craft makers. All proceeds from your purchases will benefit the participating organizations.

Concert In Two Places; The First In Belmont Saturday,​ Oct. 12

Photo: Paul-André Bempéchat

The public is welcomed to hear renowned Franco-Canadian pianist Paul-André Bempéchat perform Haydn, Schubert, and Chopin on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m at The First Church, 404 Concord Ave.

The recital celebrates 30 years of partnership between The First Church and the Unitarian Church of Désfalva, a remote, ethnically Hungarian village in the Transylvania region of Romania. Bempéchat will travel to Désfalva later in October to perform the same program for the villagers.

The recital is free with contributions welcome to benefit the education fund for high school and college-bound students in Désfalva. A reception will follow.

75th Annual Rummage Sale at First Church In Belmont, Sat. May 5

Photo: The sale is this Saturday, May 5.

The highly anticipated, long-awaited, world famous First Church Rummage Sale is approaching 75th Annual Rummage Sale at Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at The First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist, 404 Concord Ave.

There will be a huge selection of great quality, amazing finds at low prices.

There will be:

  • Clothing for all;
  • sporting goods and toys;
  • books, games and DVDs;
  • linens, china and glassware;
  • small furniture,
  • prints and home decorations;
  • jewelry and accessories; and
  • cookware, kitchen items and small appliances.

Come check out treasures and be thrilled with the bargains when you check-out at the cashier’s table!

The sale is handicapped accessible and on MBTA bus route No. 74.

Admission is 50 cents per person.