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November 6, 2012

Derry ministry plans clothing giveaway

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — DERRY — Renew, a free clothing ministry, is open Saturday, as it is the second Saturday of every month, from 8 to 11 a.m.

This is a ministry of Calvary Bible Church at 145 Hampstead Road. All clothes are clean and organized.

Enter at the Calvary Bible Church marquee sign. Renew will be on your right. This is open to all area families in need or on a budget, and Derry residence is not required.

Households are limited to 20 of the newest items, plus an unlimited number of any other items per visit (within reason for household size). There is a short sign-up at the giveaway.

Donations of winter clothing and outerwear in good condition are needed at this time, and can be placed in the donations bin by thedoor anytime. No donations of money are asked or accepted.

Email renewclothing@yahoo.com or calling the church secretary at 434-1516.

Fill up on ham and beans in Salem

SALEM — A ham-and-bean dinner will be served at First Congregational Church, 15 Lawrence Road, Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Members of the youth group will serve.

The menu includes ham, two kinds of beans, coleslaw, potato salad, rolls and homemade pie for dessert.

The cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children 10 and younger.

The site is wheelchair accessible.

Visit FCC-Salem.org or call 893-3421 for more information.

Farmers Market shifts schedule

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Farmers Market switches to its winter and spring schedule to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting this week.

The market features the regular favorites, and it will now include several new vendors and crafters indoors. It’s located at the Atkinson Community Center on 4 Main St.

During November and December markets, the Atkinson Women’s Civic Club will be selling its new cookbook, just in time for holiday meal planning and gift giving.

The following dates have been scheduled for the market: Nov. 10, Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Dec. 22 (holiday market), Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, April 27 and May 11.

Bakie School hosts craft fair

KINGSTON — D.J. Bakie School presents its third annual Vendor/Craft Fair Saturday at Sanborn Regional High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Close to 50 crafters and vendors will showcase their handiwork and products, including: Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Lia Sophia, handmade artwork, quilts, blankets, sweaters, homemade syrup and much more.

There also will be plenty to entertain children, including “Fairy Making Houses,” face-painting, tattoos and many affordable items for the child’s small Christmas shopping budget.

Kingston veterans will reflect, honor

KINGSTON — The Kingston Veterans Club invites members to an open house Sunday for a special celebration. It’s also a night for reflection and remembrance.

The event begins at 2 p.m, with a flag retirement ceremony and a group photo will be taken at 3 p.m,

A complimentary buffet will be served at 4 p.m.

For more information, including membership, call 642-3419.

Winter farmers market starts in Salem

SALEM — The Salem Farmers Market will begin its winter season Sunday.

The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Street Garden Center, 37 Lake St.

The market will be open every Sunday through Dec. 23. It will be open twice a month from January through May.

The products offered include vegetables, apples, raw milk, yogurt, cheese, granola, gluten-free products, honey, maple syrup, coffees, local wine and assorted baked treats.

Go to salemnhfarmersmarket.com to sign up for a market newsletter. More information can be found at