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IN THE BAG

Shopping column: Art auction Saturday raises funds for Cimema Center

Stay to watch "Wuthering Heights" after the event

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 12:01 am

Cinema Center is hosting Artament, an art auction, 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

More than 50 hanging art pieces will be up for auction. Local artists were asked to create works of art that hang from a string and are no larger than 8 inches by 8 inches by 8 inches. The pieces may be holiday-themed or be suitable for displaying year-round.

Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door and includes admission to the party/silent auction, appetizers and cash bar, and the film “Wuthering Heights,” which begins at 9 p.m. Buy tickets online at www.cinemacenter.org, call 426-3456, email movies@ cinemacenter.org or visit the Cinema Center box office during regular show times. Cinema Center is at 437 E. Berry St. Proceeds benefit Cinema Center.

Shopping bazaar

On Sunday, the University of Saint Francis' Students in Free Enterprise will host a shopping bazaar featuring handicrafts from disadvantaged producers all over the world. The fair trade bazaar will be noon-5:30 p.m. at the school's north campus. The school is at 2701 Spring St.

Women's art fair

Sophia's Portico is hosting a Women's Winter Art Fair 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon St. More than 20 female artists will exhibit and sell their original work.

Meet Santa and get photos

Tired of standing in lines at the mall to get your kids' photos with Santa? Photographer Tina Hursh is offering an alternative with private photo sessions with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 7 and 9 in her Huntertown studio.

Private sessions will be scheduled both afternoons with appointments available every 30 minutes. For $50, parents will receive one 8-by-10, two 5-by-7s, one digital file with print release and access to a gallery of five digital files for additional orders. For more information, go to www.tinahursh.com.

Gallery open house

The Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, 6312-A Covington Road, will host a holiday open house 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Gift ideas

The Monogram Shoppe and more … 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Covington Plaza, is selling sunflower-shaped silicone lids that seal tight on all smooth-rimmed bowls and are an alternative to plastic wrap.

Also, the store carries four of Oprah Winfrey's best gifts of 2012: the Corkcicle for cooling wine, “I” journals, Swing jewelry boxes and Violight sonic travel toothbrushes.

Know of a store opening, closing or remodeling? Find a good deal? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, email clarson@news -sentinel.com or write to: In the Bag, C/O The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46801. To read other columns, go to www.news-sentinel.com/section/LARSON.