The Hampstead Congregational Church will host two free holiday performances by The Interfaith Choir on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Hampstead, N.H., and on Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., Haverhill.
Celebrating its 48th year, the choir is comprised of members representing more than 20 local churches who are brought together by their common love of music and a desire to spread the Christmas message through instrument and voice. Special guests are The Windham Flute Ensemble and the children’s voices of The King’s Choir. Director is Cindy Ladew and accompanist is Larry Thompson. A free-will offering will be taken and refreshments and fellowship will follow. More information is available by calling 603-329-6047.
Annual school pancake breakfast is Dec. 7
Golden Hill School’s popular holiday pancake breakfast Fundraiser is planned for Dec. 7 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the school, 140 Boardman St.
Cost is $3 per person or $12 for a family of up to five. This event is open to members of the community, even those who do not live in the Golden Hill area or have children in the district. Along with pancakes and other food items, the event will feature a reindeer games area, performances by the Drama Club and Chorus and a PTO Holiday Store. Pictures with Santa are $3. Tickets will be sold for grab bags, used children’s books, games, crafts, raffles and a 50/50 raffle. Students must be accompanied by adults.
Pancake breakfast with Santa planned
Sarah’s Place Adult Day Health will host the Greater Haverhill Breakfast Exchange Club’s Pancake Breakfast with Santa and a Holiday Fair on Dec. 7.
The breakfast is from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Sarah’s Place, 180 Water St. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family for pancakes and juice. Coffee and cocoa will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to help elders defray the high costs of heating homes this winter. The fair is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature craft tables, white elephant tables, raffle tables and baked good tables. All proceeds from the fair will benefit the arts and crafts, entertainment and activities offered at the program. More information is available form Amy Anwyl at 978-374-2175. These events are cash only as Sarah’s Place is a nonprofit organization.
Barbershop chorus to present holiday concert Dec. 13
The 12 time Northeast District Champion Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus will present a holiday concert on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Sacred Hearts Church.
Admission is free. The 45-member chorus will sing a variety of holiday favorites, including “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “It came Upon a Midnight Clear” and “The Secret of Christmas” in four-part harmony. The church is at 165 S. Main St., Bradford.
Haverhill High presents ‘A Christmas Carol’
Haverhill High School’s chorus and drama club will present their sixth-annual production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.
Performances are Dec. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. General admission is $8 or $5 for students and senior citizens. No reserved seating. Tickets will be available beginning Dec. 2 during all lunch periods, and at the school’s main office. Tickets can also be purchased at the door based upon availability. The show will also be performed for all seventh graders on Dec. 10 and 12, as “A Christmas Carol” is a part of their curriculum.
The music highlighting Dickens’ classic tale of redemption includes nine original songs written for this production.
The cast includes Matt Hayes and Erin Lannan as the undertaker and narrator, Bobby Gariepy as Scrooge, Richard Roy as Bob Cratchit, and Connor Milligan as Jacob Marley. The cast also includes Yonnie Collins, Cheyenne Watkins, Caroline Milligan, Olivia Doherty, Aimee Darois, Jill Zuber, Emily Bresnahan, Jessica Begin, Nicole Maille, Arielle Dube, Declan McDermott, Andrew Gariepy, Danielle McDonald, Kaylynn Mele, Amanda Gilmore, Alex Costa, Kelsey Curtis, Julia Zuber, Caitlin Clark, Camille Clark, Aubrie Campbell, Jackie Giampa, Felicity Milot, Joe Pazzanese, Emily Forisso, Jordan Faro, Grace Azzarito and Taylor House.