It’s the time of year when local religious and nonprofit organizations host craft shows and bazaars to raise money for programs and events ranging from church missions to scholarships. For shoppers, that’s an invitation to hunt for handmade and crocheted items, jewelry, holiday decorations and religious items — not to mention the baked goods — far from crowded malls. Here is a list of organizations hosting charitable events into December. Nov. 4 ■ St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 812 Arizona St., Boulder City, will have its annual Harvest Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit church projects. ■ Children’s Service Guild’s 43rd annual Holiday Boutique & Raffle concludes from noon to 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Proceeds will benefit children whose lives have been touched by Family Court Services. ■ Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., will hold its Fall Sangha Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1. ■ Women of St. Joseph Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church will host the annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Center, 7200 W. Sahara Ave. Proceeds will benefit the parish and local nonprofits. Nov. 11 ■ Marthas and Marys Women’s Ministry of St. John Neumann Catholic Church will have its annual craft fair from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 11; and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Proceeds will benefit the parish and services in the community. Nov. 12 ■ Congregation Ner Tamid’s Sisterhood will have its annual holiday bazaar from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 55 N. Valle Verde, Henderson. Proceeds will benefit summer camp scholarships, temple programs and community services. Nov. 16 ■ To benefit the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada, the 29th annual Festival of Trees and Lights holiday display and celebration will be from 3 to 8 p.m. at South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is $4-$6, ages 2 and younger and those with Down syndrome will get in free. Nov. 17 ■ Women’s Guild of St. Viator