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Just wanted to remind you all about our upcoming slate of release parties, which are scheduled to go down next Sunday, March 9. Each party will feature free crafty demonstrations, door prizes (you might go home with a CRAFT: The First Year box set!), snacks and special subscription deals. Here’s a list of cities, hosts, and venues–if you’re anywhere nearby, we hope you’ll join us!

LOS ANGELES!

HOSTS: Jenny Ryan (CRAFT blog, Felt Club, SewDarnCute) & Cathy Callahan (CRAFT’s “Old School” columnist, Cathy of California)
VENUE: Handmade Galleries
14556 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
PH: 818-382-3444
TIME: 12-4pm
MILWAUKEE!
HOSTS: Faythe Levine (Handmade Nation, Paper Boat Boutique, Art vs. Craft) & Janelle Gramling (Fasten Co-op Clothing Gallery)
VENUE: Fasten Co-op Clothing Gallery
2224 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
PH: 414-747-9229
TIME: 12-3pm

PORTLAND!

HOSTS: Susan Beal (West Coast Crafty, Bead Simple) & Sister Diane (CraftyPod, DIY Alert)
VENUE: Twisted
2310 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
PH: 503-922-1150
TIME: 1-4pm
SPECIAL GUEST STARS: Made by Moxie (who did our 06 cover monster project!) & Shawn Connally (Managing Editor of CRAFT)
CHICAGO!
HOST: Alison Simonian (Miss Alison, Felt Club)
VENUE: The Needleshop
2054 W Charleston BF
Chicago, IL 60647
TIME: 1-4pm
NEW YORK CITY!
HOSTS: Michelle Kempner (CRAFT blog, Robot Clothes) & Becky Stern (CRAFT & MAKE blogs, SternLab)
VENUE: Make Workshop
195 Christie St., Suite 502
(btw Stanton & Rivington)
New York, NY
PH: 212-533-9995
TIME: 12-4pm
ATLANTA!
HOSTS: Christy Petterson (Indie Craft Experience, a. bardis, GetCrafty) & Becky Striepe (Atlanta Craft Mafia, Glue & Glitter)
VENUE: ParkGrounds
142 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta GA 30316
PH: 678-528-9901
TIME: 1-5pm
FYI, we do hope to expand these parties to more cities in the future, so if there’s no party in your city this time around, hang in there.