A community Alternative Gift Market will be held at Wheatsfield, 413 Northwestern, Ames on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 9 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instead of purchasing another gadget for someone on your holiday list purchase a meaningful, life-giving gift in that person’s honor. There are 30 international and national organizations represented as well as eight local Story County groups. You will receive a card and an insert for the project you selected that can be given to the gift recipient. Donations are tax-deductible.