The holiday lights will be coming down. The gifts received are scattered around the home and are on the way to becoming “last year’s” stuff. A flea market on Saturday Dec. 28, three days after Christmas, is a great place to reduce the loot to manageable proportions while keeping up the holiday spirit.

Come to the Vet’s Hall in Garberville, rent a table (sliding scale $5 to $20) or even donate a couple things to be sold at the Richardson Grove Truth Booth table. The flea market is a benefit for preserving the grove. Caltrans still sees those pesky old growth redwoods as an obstacle to its petroleum culture.

However, if you are ready for a second-wind of gift getting, then don’t pass on the chance to browse among the tables at the Vet’s Hall and load up for 2014. The holiday lights will still be bright at the Vet’s Hall on this last Saturday in December. Festive music is on the bill, along with a kids’ corner full of amusing books and toys.

The flea market will open at 10 a.m. (9 a.m. for table set-ups) and will close at 6 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available free all day. Bring goodies to share. The new GMO petition will be available for discussion and signing.

For pre-registration or information call Paul at 923-4488 or

Paul Encimer is a local business owner and activist.