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November 28, 2013

North Salem Church to host craft fair Dec. 7

SALEM — North Salem United Methodist Church will host a Craft Fair Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The church is 389 North Main St.

The fair will feature handmade items by local crafters including jewelry, crocheted items and more.

There also will be homemade soups and baked goods.

Musical program is for the holidays

HAMPSTEAD — On Dec. 10, local singer and entertainer Frank Paolini will bring both traditional and new songs to Hampstead Public Library to welcome the holiday season.

This musical escape will start at 7 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room. The room is handicapped accessible. This program is free and open to the public.

It is suitable for older children as well as adults. Refreshments will be available.

Following the program, the regular monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library will take place. All members of the Friends are invited to attend to hear the results of the auction and the plans for 2014.

School accepts donations to helpsick children

HAVERHILL — For the last five years, parents, teachers and students at St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish has been providing sick children at Tufts Floating Hospital in Boston with handmade “towel blankets.”

Kindergarten teacher Teri Lyons and parent Kelly Simard stitch the towel blankets together. Each year on Christmas Eve, they bring their colorful and cuddly creations to Tufts Floating Hospital for distribution to children on Christmas day. In the spirit of Christmas and giving, they are asking for the community’s help. Please consider donating one yard or more of fleece fabric in any color or design and/or one brightly colored bath towel to their project.

Lyons and Simard said that on Black Friday, Jo-Ann fabric stores are selling fleece material for $3 per yard, which can be ordered online or purchased in the stores. Bath towels in various colors can be purchased at Target for $3.99 each.

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