How many times have you said to yourself, “This year, I’m finally going to complete my holiday shopping early”? Despite the promised commitment, we always find ourselves at the mall days before our gifting deadlines, with thousands of other shoppers, dodging pedestrians in the parking lot, hustling through the stores and impatiently sighing in a seemingly endless line to the cash register. Let’s face it, there is a fine line between anxious, last-minute shoppers and a mob riot…and it’s best not to test its borders. Thankfully, Bows and Arrows will be hosting its handmade shopping event and bazaar, Makers Mart, on Dec. 8, 2013, where you can support local makers while enjoying the live DJ, awesome food and generous drink specials. This is your opportunity to select one-of-a-kind gifts for all your friends and loved ones. The event will take place in the alley next to the shop and most vendors accept cash only. You can get more info on the event and opportunities to vend at The event goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., so stop by and avoid all the unnecessary holiday hassle!