The Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church at 70 West Emerson, (the Home For The Holidays trolley stop opposite the Melrose Public Library) invites all to the Alternative Holiday Fair and Café on December 3rd from 10am to 2pm. The Alternative Fair is an “alternative” to mall shopping and provides a market for interesting handmade items from Central America and other countries. Fair trade coffee, chocolate and tea are available and local businesses will be selling spices and jams. Local causes will also have displays of nice items for sale. The Melrose UU Church quilters have items for sale to support its outreach to veterans and children in hospitals, and the Cafe Kitchen will be serving homemade soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. Come, shop, have an inexpensive lunch, and relax.