On Friday evening, Nov. 18, the grand opening of the Earth Fair Trade Store, an undertaking of First United Methodist Church's Micah Project, will take place at 419 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Tacoma, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m....

WHAT: Earth Fair Trade Store grand opening
WHO: First United Methodist Church
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: 419 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA (next to First United Methodist Church)

[From Susan Dobkins]

WHAT: Grand Opening of Ends of the Earth Fair Trade Store

WHEN: Friday, November 18, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

WHERE: 419 MLK Jr Way, Tacoma. This is the "north wing" of First United Methodist Church, right next to Tacoma General Hospital. Parking is on the street or at the MultiCare lot at the bottom of 5th St off MLK.

FEATURING: Lots of fairly traded goods and gifts (see below), samples of fair trade coffee and chocolate, music, blessings, and fun!

SAMPLING OF ITEMS FOR SALE: Knitwear from Andean countries (scarves, hats, gloves), baby slings and baby wear, handmade soaps, Christmas ornaments, incense, candles, candleholders, baskets, children's toys, nativities, loungewear for women and kids, silk scarves, wall hangings, baby blankets and bibs, jewelry, coffees, teas, chocolate, and much more! Great for holiday shopping.

WHAT'S FAIR TRADE, ANYWAY? Fair Trade is a worldwide movement to pay producers (mostly in the developing world) a fair and living wage for their handicrafts, and to support sustainable farming and manufacturing practices. Ends of the Earth only buys goods certified by the Fair Trade Federation from such wholesalers as Ten Thousand Villages and A Greater Gift/SERVV. Ends of the Earth is a program of the Micah Project, First United Methodist Church.