Fans of hot chili and cool jewelry will find plenty of both at the Warm Your Heart Fall Chili & Jewelry Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care-Stein Campus, 2801 E. Morgan Ave.
This tasty fundraiser, a beloved tradition for those looking to get a jump on holiday shopping or just treat their taste buds, features chili from more than 25 popular Milwaukee restaurants, an array of jewelry of all kinds and gifts galore from local vendors.
The vintage jewelry collection includes hundreds of pieces of retro, heirloom and costume jewelry—from rings, necklaces and bracelets to pins, earrings and watches— donated throughout the year. Volunteers sort and clean each piece, making repairs as needed, then price the pieces to sell. (Crafters and artists! Jewelry donations deemed unwearable, like single earrings, are sold by the pound, making this sale a great resource for projects.)
Shoppers can enjoy a super selection of chili, sold in flights or by the bowl. Chefs from area restaurants, along with talented home cooks, donate their signature chili–ranging from chicken to vegetarian and mild to spicy, served with all the fixings. Also available: delicious, freshly made fry bread for just $3, to dunk into the chili or sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Unwind in a hurry with a free 5-minute chair massage from St. Ann Center’s certified massage therapists, then pamper your hands with a warm paraffin treatment from the Ageless Beauty Salon for just $5, which includes a $5 coupon off any future salon services.
The center’s beautiful atrium will be filled with local vendors selling handcrafted items, art and other quality products. Need a break from shopping? Enjoy live music from the Non Prophets at the tables on the veranda.
All proceeds from chili and jewelry sales will benefit the clients served by St. Ann Center, a non-profit organization that provides health, education and wellness services for people of all ages and offers support for their caregivers. For more information, call 414-977-5009, or visit stanncenter.org/event/chili-jewelry-sale.