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Allenstown

Poets Corner will

be held tomorrow

Poets Corner will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. For more information, call 485-4254.

∎ The historical society will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Suncook Business Park off Route 28. The public is always invited. For more information, call 485-4437.

∎ The library will is holding a holiday fundraiser with personalized children’s books that put the children’s name into the story. This is the last week! Call Amber Cushing at 485-7651 for more information.

CLAUDETTE VERVILLE

485-4437

cverville2@comcast.net

ANDOVER

Red Cross blood

drive to be held Thursday

There will be an American Red Cross community blood drive Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by RP Johnson & Sons as part of their “We Build It Forward” community outreach program. The blood drive will be held at RP Johnson’s Millwork Showcase building, off Route 11, and appointments are recommended, although walk-ins are welcome. There is an emergency need for blood at this time and donors are needed more than ever. All blood types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient. To make an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org.

SUSAN CHASE

735-5135

srfchase@aol.com

BOSCAWEN

Movie night to be

held Friday at school

Friday is movie night at the elementary school from 6 to 8 p.m. Students are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a blanket. Popcorn and drinks will be served at no charge, but donations will be gladly accepted.

∎ “Houseplants” is the topic of the “First Monday” workshop series sponsored by the agricultural commission. Master Gardener Hope Hutchinson from the UNH Cooperative Extension’s Speakers’ Bureau will talk about healthy houseplants, especially those holiday plants such as Christmas cactus, poinsettias and holly, in addition to the normal houseplants such as ivy, pothos and the like. The meeting will be held tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the town offices in the fourth floor meeting room. Sign up by emailing agriculture03303@gmail.com or call 753-9188 to ensure that there are enough handouts for everyone.

∎ Learn what to do with all those precious holiday snapshots on Tech Tuesday when the topic is digital pictures! The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Call 753-8576 to reserve your spot.

∎  Bidding ends on Thursday at 4 p.m. for Christmas stockings on display at the library. Don’t miss your chance to bid on these uniquely decorated stockings filled with a wide array of items. Proceeds help support library programs and passes to New Hampshrie attractions.

∎ The Friends of the Library will meet Thursday at 4 p.m. and will return to the usual third Thursday of the month meeting date in January. New members always welcomed to join.

∎ The Merrimack Valley School District has limited openings for 3-year-old children only in their Reverse Mainstream Pre-school Program at the elementary school. For more information, call 753-6512.

∎ A free Childfind clinic will be held Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Penacook Elementary School Children will be screened for possible educational disabilities. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the Special Education Department at 753-4891 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

∎ Advent services start today at the Boscawen Congregational Church. Each week, members of the congregation will be doing a reading and lighting another candle in the advent wreath. All are invited to take a break from this hectic time of year and join the congregation for worship on Sundays at 10 a.m.

MARY ALLARD

BoscawenTownCrier@comcast.net

BOW

Learn about the latest

in holiday tech gifts

The library will host “What’s Hot for the Holidays in Technology” Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tablets and e-readers will be available to try out for those who are thinking of gifting one and participants will have the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons and reviews of each potential tech gift. Library personnel will also go over the process of giving gifts electronically, from e-gift cards, to apps, to e-books. Bring your shopping lists, your questions and your own experiences to share. Registration is required. Call the library at 224-7113 or email bowbakerfreelibrary@comcast.net to register. And ask for Molly if you have any questions.

∎ The Bridges House in Concord, New Hampshire’s “Executive Residence” and former home of Governor Styles Bridges and his family and subsequent New Hampshire governors, has re-opened to the public and will remain open through Dec. 16 for a holiday house tour. Come see the newly refurbished (to the period of 1835) “Designer Show House” that is now open to the public. This historic home now features professionally decorated rooms designed to represent the period by some of New Hampshire’s top interior designers and includes floral accents pieces created by members of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, including several Bow Garden Club members. The Bridges House is listed on both the New Hampshire and National Register of Historic Places and is located at 21 Mountain Road in Concord, just off Exit 16. Check out their website for more information on the holiday house tour and holiday events that will be held through Dec. 16 at FriendsofBridgesHouse.org.

∎ The Bow Rotary will hold its annual Christmas tree sale through Dec. 16 at the Bow Junction Irving Mainway Station on Route 3A. Balsam fir trees and decorated wreaths will be for sale on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

∎ The park and recreation’s annual holiday tree lighting and Santa visit will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at the community center, 3 Bow Center Road. The tree lighting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cookies are needed! Cookies can be decorated any way you like (or not) and may be either homemade or store-bought. Cookies can be dropped off Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the community center. Give the park and recreation’s office a call at 228-2222 to let them know if you will be able to help them out. Leading up to the tree lighting, the Bow Girl Scouts and library staff will be engaging the children in crafts and activities. The Boy Scouts will serve refreshments and there will be S’mores by the campfire, courtesy of the selectmen. Following the tree lighting, with the countdown by Santa Claus himself, the evening will conclude with a holiday sing-a-long.

∎ The parks and recreation department is offering “Talls & Smalls Creative Movement” classes with instruction by Karen Krause. This is a fun program for boys and girls (ages 2-5 with an adult), designed to inspire creativity and imagination while developing rhythm, coordination, strength and balance. Classes will be held Dec 3, 10 and 17 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the community building, 3 Bow Center Road. The cost is $35, $40 for nonresidents, for an adult and one child; adults attending with two or more children need to add $15 ($20 for nonresidents) for each additional child. To register, visit bow-nh.com and look under Parks & Recreation or call 228-2222 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

∎ December is the month of giving! “Toys for Tots” representatives will be attending Bow’s tree lighting event, along with their collection box, and they will gratefully be accepting donations of unwrapped toys for boys or girls. The food pantry is also in need of nonperishable food items. Donations will also be accepted at the community center throughout the holiday season.

∎ For his senior project, high school senior David McDonald is building six children’s size bookcases and collecting donations of gently used and new books for children from birth through teens for two emergency housing shelters in Concord and Manchester. Donation boxes can be found at all three Bow schools, the library and the community center. McDonald will also sponsor a free “Family Movie Night” tomorrow in the high school auditorium. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 6 p.m. and will run 90 minutes. The movie will be The Lorax, based on the Dr. Suess book, and kids are welcome to come dressed in their pajamas!

JOYCE KIMBALL

bowcomnews@comcast.net

CHICHESTER

Find out what a spurtle
is at Jones Dairy Farm

Come to “Christmas on the Farm” at the Jones Dairy Farm 159 Pleasant St. There will be a variety of handmade items from local artisans, including holiday decorations, unique ornaments, stocking stuffers, cookie platters, butter toffee, maple items, aprons, spurtles, cutting boards, rolling pins and much more. Come for a cookie and cider and find out what a spurtle is. The event will run Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

∎ The Chichester parent-teacher organization will host Santa’s Farm Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at Chichester Central School. Come for a pancake breakfast with Santa. The cost is $4, $2 for children in kindergarten through eighth grade and free for non-school aged kids. There will be several crafts and fun activities for families to enjoy. Write a letter to Santa or troops overseas and get a picture with Santa (bring your own camera, or have one taken for you for $1). There will an opportunity for kids to make their parents a present. The Scholastic Book Fair will also be available during the event.

LEE-ANN VALOTTO

leeannvalotto@yahoo.com

DUNBARTON

Annual holiday concert

to be held today

The annual holiday concert will be held today at 4 p.m. at the Congregational Church. There will be music, food and a raffle. The cost is $12, $5 for children ages 6-12. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/c2gcbog. Paypal and major credit cards are accepted. Last year more than $4,000 was raised to benefit the church’s many community missions and ministries. Donations to the church and “Deacons Fund” directly assist those in need through food and fuel assistance, senior dinners, health clinics, pastoral care, educational and cultural events, social outreach, police chaplain ministry and much more.

∎ Don’t forget to order your “Country Companions 2013” calendar at the library. The cost is $16. Get it before they sell out!

∎ Lighting of the Christmas tree will be held today at 6 p.m. in the center of town. Join the recreation commission for refreshments, caroling and a visit from Santa.

∎ Men’s Coffee Chat will be held Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the library.

∎ The Congregational Church knitting group meets Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. Email Susan@dccucc.org for location.

NORA LEDUC

774-3141

dtowncrier@gmail.com

EPSOM

‘Polar Express’ event

to be held Friday

The library is having a Polar Express event Friday at 6 p.m. Come decorate cookies and then enjoy hot chocolate and popcorn while watching the movie. Wear your pajamas and bring a blanket/pillow! There is no fee for this event, but registration is required. Call the library at 736-9920 or sign up at the circulation desk.

∎ The parent-teacher organization will host this year’s Santa’s Workshop Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a theme basket raffle with the drawing at 1 p.m. The kids will be able to decorate cookies and make holiday theme crafts. They will also be able to get their pictures taken with Santa!

∎ The Children’s Store for children 16 and younger will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elwood O. Wells American Legion Post 112, Short Falls Road. Children can buy inexpensive gifts for family (parents, siblings, etc.) for Christmas. Gift wrapping will be available. For more information, call 435-8770 or 736-4703. The store is looking for gift donations. Gift wrapping supplies are also needed. Donation boxes are at Century 21 Thompson Realty, Care Pharmacy, M&M Ford, and other places around Epsom and Chichester.

∎ Story times at the library are Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Toddler Time is held Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

∎ The Capital Region Board of Realtors are doing their annual coat drive for the homeless. Hats, mittens and jackets are being collected at the Century 21 Thompson Real Estate Office or call 736-9700, ext. 24, and ask for Terry Riel.

TERRY RIEL

c21RielT@metrocast.net

HENNIKER

Learn about reading

strategies for children

There will be a Family Literacy Night for grades K-2 Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the seventh grade wing at the Henniker Community School. Literacy Intervention coordinators and some classroom teachers will be on hand to meet with parents to introduce and practice two reading strategies that can be used at home to build reading comprehension. They will also provide participants with a list of resources for early literacy. Every student who attends will receive a free book and there will also be a drawing for a subscription to Highlights Magazine. For more information, call Ms. Elizabth Paul at 428-3476 or email Elizabeth.Paul@sau24.org.

∎ The food pantry is in need of several more volunteers for 2013. They need people who can help distribute food on Wednesday evenings once every six weeks for an hour. There are other activities as well if those hours don’t work for you. Call 494-9675 to inquire.

∎ In case you haven’t heard, the New Life Thrift Shop is now open on Thursdays. You can shop the thrift shop from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and then shop the winter farmers market in the Congregational Church’s parish hall from 4 to 6 p.m. New Life Thrift Shop hours are Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

∎ There will be a men’s breakfast Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at the Henniker Congregational Church parish hall. All men are welcome to attend.

∎ Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free presentation “Meaningful Remembrance: Discovering Happiness Among Holiday Grief” Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. at White Birch Community Center, 51 Hall Ave. In years past, the holiday season may have been a time for great anticipation and excitement, but in recent years the prospect of facing the holidays without your loved one may cause a variety of emotions – sadness, fear hopelessness, stress and frustration. Join in to learn helpful tips for handling the holidays.

For more information, call 224-4093 or 800-924-8620, ext. 5815.

∎ The Alchemists’ Workshop is touring the world premiere of an adaptation of Tomie dePaola’s The Night of Las Posadas through Dec. 15 in New Hampshire. There are many locations around the state for the performances. The performance in Henniker will be Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Henniker Congregational Church and in Hillsboro the same night at 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

The performance will be at Saturday at 5 p.m. at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Weare. For more information, call 568-5102 or eamil dunn.t@comcast.net.

∎ John Stark Regional High School was recently awarded the HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze Award from the USDA, the very first high school in New Hampshire and only one of five schools in the state to achieve this standard.

The pubic is invited to attend a celebration of this achievement Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the school library. There will be a reception featuring healthy recipes from the White House and an award presentation by the USDA’s Northeast Region Special Nutrition Director Candice Stoibler at 6 p.m.

Congratulations to Food Service Director Morgan Trahan and her staff for this fine achievement.

HOLLY BAUM

428-7099

hollycbaum@comcast.net

HILLSBORO / DEERING

Ornament workshop

to be held Tuesday

The next How To program will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the library. The program will be on ornament making. The instructions and supplies for several different ornaments and decorations will be available for participants to use. Call 464-3595 for more information and to register.

∎ “A Celtic Christmas Celebration” will be presented Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Smith Congregational Church. Among the featured performers are Myschyffe Managed (a cappella merriment), The Bible Hill Boys, Toni Spiegel (vocalist), Thistlewood (harp/guitar duo), Martha Carlson-Bradley and friends reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales, The Smith Church Handbell Choir and other surprise performers.

This concert is a benefit for Smith Church. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at Sweet Expressions or at the door.

∎ A book discussion of Room by Emma Donoghue will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the library. For more information, call 464-3595.

∎ The Hillsboro Community Educational Support Team is a new community support team for Hillsboro-Deering students that are struggling academically. The team is made up of trained educational advocates, local social service providers, school representatives and volunteers. Meeting with the team is free and referral forms are available at the Office of Youth Services. For more information, call Peter Brigham at 464-5779.

NANCY SHEE

nshee@aol.com

HOPKINTON

Learn all about

financial aid

The Hopkinton High School Guidance Department will host Ana Clifford of the New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators to speak with parents and students about the financial aid process Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room 202 of the high school.

∎ Make reading a “Hobbit!” Enjoy a “Hobbit” dinner Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. Test your knowledge of Middle Earth and its many inhabitants! There will be a raffle. Come in a theme costume for extra raffle tickets. Prizes include a movie pass to see the movie The Hobbit. (coming to theaters Dec. 14). This program is for children in sixth grade and older. All programs are free and open to the public. To register, call the library at 746-3663 or email lmaynard@hopkintontown
library.org. If you register, but are unable to attend, call 746-3663 so a space can be freed up for another child.

∎ Community members are invited into the school district facilities while they are in operation during Facility Fridays. Tours will be held Friday from 11:30 a.m .to 1 p.m. at MSS and Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the middle high school. RSVP to Steven Chamberlin, superintendent of schools, at 746-5186 or email schamberlin@hopkinton
schools.org.

∎ The school board will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Maple Street School, Room 1.

∎ The Hopkinton Fire Auxiliary is raffling off season passes to Pats Peak. The tickets are $10 each with a limited number sold. There will be two winners drawn on Tuesday. Tickets may be purchased at the fire department or by calling Karen Mumford (340-6749) or Su Reale (746-5773). Proceeds will be to fund scholarships in the memory of Chief Richard Schaefer.

∎ Come celebrate the last day of Starry, Starry Weekend today. For a complete list of events and times, visit
StarryStarryWeekend.com.

∎ Special arrangements have been made for Santa Claus to telephone your children, ages 3-8, from Santa’s North Pole Workshop! Calls will be held Dec. 13 between 5 and 8 p.m. If you would like Santa Claus to call your home, complete a registration form and mail or drop off to the town hall or the Slusser Senior Center. All forms must be received by Dec. 10. for more information and the form, visit hopkinton-nh.gov/Pages/
hopkintonNH_Recreation/
index
or call 746-2915.

∎ Breakfast with Santa will be held Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Slusser Senior Center, 41 Houston Drive, Contoocook. Children can enjoy a special visit with Santa, a photo op and participate in fun art activities. The cost is $5, $3 for children. All proceeds will go toward Operation Christmas.

∎ Enter your home for the holiday lights contest by Dec. 13. The top three winners will be chosen by the recreation committee Dec. 14. To enter, email your home address and contact information to parkrec@tds.net.

KATHLEEN BUTCHER

724-3452

kathb123@comcast.net

LOUDON

‘Gift of Lights’ on

display at speedway

Check out the “Gift of Lights” display at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and support the food pantry. Patrons donating three or more nonperishable food items will receive a discount on their entrance fee. The “Gift of Lights” will be open through Jan. 5. The food pantry’s annual 50/50 holiday raffle runs through Dec. 13. Stop in at 30 Chichester Road, Unit D, and get your tickets. Tickets cost 50¢ each, five for $2, or 10 for $3. The winner will be picked Dec. 13 at 5 p.m.

∎ Check out story time at the library Tuesday through Thursday. Come to the “Polar Express Party” Friday at 6 p.m. at the library. Come dressed in your pajamas and bring a blanket and pillow to snuggle in and watch Polar Express. Space is limited; reserve your tickets at the circulation desk.

∎ Are you having a hard time feeding your household? If you are a resident of Belmont, Canterbury, Chichester, Epsom or Loudon and qualify, the food pantry can help. Call the food pantry at 724-9731 to see if you qualify.

∎ The selectmen meet every Tuesday and the next meeting will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the community building.

∎ The communication council will meet Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the elementary school.

∎ Join Zumba classes Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the elementary school. The cost is $42 per six-week session. Email melissaminery@gmail.com for more information.

ALICHA KINGSBURY

798-3143

ammhkingsbury@aol.com

MERRIMACK VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Fundraising auction

to be held Thursday

The senior and junior classes will host a fundraising auction Thursday at 7 p.m. Donations of goods and services and/or attending are needed to make this a successful event. Parent volunteers are also needed. Call 753-4311 for more information.

∎ A holiday concert will be performed Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at the high school.

∎ Attention seniors! Project papers are due Thursday.

PEMBROKE

Enjoy Christmas

in the Village

“Christmas in Suncook Village” will be held today from 1 to 4 p.m. on Main Street, sponsored by the GFWC Pembroke Woman’s Club. There will be horse and wagon rides and ponies, crafts and cookie decorating, a balloon artist and face painters. The schedule of performers at the Suncook United Methodist Church is as follows: Jocelyn Carlucci and Jill Drouin a.k.a The Blais Sisters, 1 to 1:30 p.m.; Sacred Dancers, 1:45 to 2:15 p.m.; Swight Phetteplace, guitarist, 2:30 to 3 p.m.; Concord Coachman Chorus, 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Donations of toys or clothes will be accepted at the Masonic Building for the Pembroke/Allenstown CAP program. Donations of food items for Our Family Table, a program by the Suncook United Methodist Church, will also be collected at the Suncook Methodist Church.

∎ A Christmas craft fair will be held Saturday form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Suncook United Methodist Church, 152 Main St., Suncook. There will be pillow cases, candy, fudge, breads, pet beds, towels, key rings, beads, fridge magnets, jewelry and more. Soups and breads will be served for lunch. Admission is free. Call 485-9707 for more information.

JOCELYN CARLUCCI

485-3352

taihi@comcast.net

PITTSFIELD

Players will present

free performance

The Pittsfield Players will present Home for the Holidays Friday, Saturday and Dec. 9 at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot St. The Friday and Saturday performances will be held at 7 p.m. and the Dec. 9 performance at 2 p.m. Tickets are free and will be available at the door one half hour prior to the show. A donation of a canned good would be appreciated and all donations will be given to the food pantry. The show is sponsored by the Sanderson Fund, which allows the Players to present the show for free.

There will be Christmas music, singing, dance performances by the Encore Dance Academy, and a performance by the Jubilee Bell Chorus from the Pittsfield Community Church.

∎ The Rotary Club will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the community center, lower level. For more information, call 435-7400.

∎ The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club (of Pittsfield and Barnstead) are collecting hats, mittens, scarves and socks for kids. Donations may be dropped off at Jitters Cafe, Main Street.

∎ The Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kalily Studio, 22 Huckins Road in Epsom. A Yankee Swap will be held.

∎ The Victory Workers 4-H Club will meet tomorrow at 6:45 p.m. at the community center.

∎ The PHS Class of 1973 is planning a reunion. Postcards inviting classmates to attend the planning meeting on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at middle high school have been sent out. If you did not receive a card from the organizers, they do not have your contact information.

Call Bea Douglas at 435-6314, Sandy Bucknam at 882-6029 or Tobi Chassie at 524-8521 for more information.

∎ The men and women of the American Legion Peterson Cram Post 75 wish all of you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a safe holiday season.

The December meeting has been changed to Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Post Commander Merrill Vaughan’s home. Call 344-0264 or 435-5207 for more information.

∎ The Pittsfield Area Senior Center will host a holiday party Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. A holiday meal will be served by student volunteers from the middle high school. Following lunch, people that are interested can participate in a Yankee Swap ($10 gift value). Make your lunch reservations by Tuesday.

Other upcoming special activities at the senior center are: decorating the tree, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; brunch, Friday, 10 a.m.; luncheon and movie, Friday, 11:30 a.m. Call Leslie Vogt at 435-8482 for more information.

∎ The middle high school Booster Club will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the media center.

∎ The elementary school parent-teacher organization will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary school library.

∎ Coffee Talk with the Police Chief will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Jitters Cafe.

∎ The Corinthian Lodge 82 will sell Christmas trees (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) through Dec. 16 at the lot beside Jack’s Pizza on Catamount Road. Hours are Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Trees up to 5-feet tall are $25 and trees above 5-feet tall are $30.

Call Eric LaFramboise at 998-3360 or Tom Marston at 300-6834 for more information.

∎ A winter holiday concert for grades 1-3 will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the middle high school gym.

ANDREA RIEL

435-6346

pittsfieldtowncrier@hotmail.com

SALISBURY

Visit with Santa

Saturday at town hall

The historical society will host a visit with Santa Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the town hall.

∎ The planning board will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall.

∎ The cemetery trustees will meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Academy Hall.

∎ The selectmen will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Academy Hall.

∎ The education committee will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall.

KATHIE DOWNES

648-2473

kdownes@tds.net

WEBSTER

Christmas mugs

being collected

Daniel Webster Grange members will gather Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Pennies From Heaven Farm at 1487 Battle St. to work on the Grange’s Christmas Mug Project, which consists of filling Christmas mugs with packages of cocoa and cheese and crackers and then wrapping each one in colored cellophane. These mugs will be given to shut-ins at the Merrimack County Nursing Home, Maplewood Nursing Home in Keene, the Austin Home in Webster, New Hampshire Hospital in Concord and the McKenna House in Concord. If anyone has Christmas mugs that they planned on donating, get them to the Grange by Thursday; if you would like someone to pick them up, call 648-2243 to make arrangements. The delivery date will be Dec. 10. New calendars will also be accepted for the shut-ins.

∎ Daniel Webster Grange Pomona members will be attending Merrimack County Pomona Grange’s Christmas meeting tomorrow at Harmony Grange in Sanbornton. The meeting will be held at the Congregational Church, 21 Meeting House Hill, beginning with a potluck supper at 6 p.m. The dessert will be provided by Harmony Grange, with the meeting and Christmas program following the supper. There will also be an exchange of Christmas cards and gifts. Items for the food pantry will be collected.

∎ There will be a senior luncheon Thursday at the Congregational Church in Salisbury. There will be a blood pressure clinic fro 11:15 a.m. to noon, then the luncheon, with a Christmas card exchange after, as well as Bingo. Call 934-3198 to sign up for the luncheon and call 648-2243 with any questions.

∎ The Women’s Union meeting will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Dave and Sue Barnes’s home. Members should bring food to share and a gift for the gift exchange.

∎ The D.A.R.E. program will start Thursday for students in the fifth grade and report cards will be issued on Friday.

∎ Happy birthday to Danielle Arnold and Jean Brannigan!

DOROTHY HASKINS

648-2243

dhaskins@tds.net

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