TICONDEROGA With the holidays right around the corner, fall is the perfect time to begin shopping. This year, avoid the winter rush by shopping Ticonderogas November craft fairs. Each one will help find the perfect gifts for everyone on the nice list this year. St. Marys School will begin the months craft fairs with its annual event on Nov. 3 and 4. The craft fair will showcase over 40 crafters. The white elephant sale and Scholastic book fair will also be open to shoppers. The schools basket raffle will begin that weekend and tickets will be available for purchase. The raffle ends in December with a spaghetti dinner event. Hungry shoppers can enjoy homemade soups, stew and chili. On Saturday, the craft fair will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Sunday, the craft fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on the craft fair, call the school at 585-7433 The First United Methodist Church craft fair comes just two weeks later. The craft fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Its a tradition we all look forward to, Jane Basset, chairwoman of the craft fair, said. This year, the Methodist Churchs craft fair will feature a silent auction, crafts, DIY items (craft supplies), a white elephant sale and wreaths. Before people shop til they drop, they can get something from the luncheon or bake sale to renew shopping energy. For more information on the Methodist Church craft fair, call the church at 585-6178. Ticonderogas EMA will hold a craft fair just after Thanksgiving Day. On Nov. 24 and 25 the EMA will be open to vendors and shoppers. Last year the EMA hosted nearly 50 craftspeople and they hope to repeat their success this year. Food and drinks will also be available. The craft fair will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, contact the EMA at 585-6245.