EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 21, 2013

Blood donors needed today in Londonderry

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LONDONDERRY — The Saint Jude Parish Community Service Committee will sponsor its annual fall “Give Thanks” American Red Cross blood drive today from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 435 Mammoth Road.

The need for blood donors is great and all volunteers are welcome. Saint Jude volunteers will offer homemade treats and food for donors.

Walk-in donors are welcome. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visiting redcrossblood.org.

Londonderry resident Rosemarie Meuse will be on hand to provide information about the Living Donor Program and to tell her story as she waits for a suitable kidney donor. Anyone wanting to learn more about Meuse and her need for a new kidney can call her at 216-1338.

Londonderry man named Crossroads’ board president

ATKINSON — Ken Ferreira of Londonderry was elected president of the Board of Directors of Community Crossroads.

Ferreira is the executive director of student financial services at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. There, he has oversight of all financial aid, student account and account collection initiatives. He has worked at the professional level in the financial aid industry since 1998 and at Franklin Pierce since 2005.

He has served on the Board of Directors of Community Crossroads (formerly Region 10 Community Support Services) since 2005. He previously served as vice president of the board from January 2006 to October 2011.

Community Crossroads (formerly Region 10) provides support and services to people with developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders. Visit communitycrossroadsnh.org.

Walk off that turkey in Hampstead

HAMPSTEAD — The Outside in Hampstead “Annual Turkey Buster” will be led by David Treat on Friday, Nov. 29.

Meet at the West Road parking lot for a two-hour walk both on and off the trail.

For more information, email davidtreat@comcast.net.

Hazardous waste collection is tomorrow

Derry joins with Londonderry for a fall household hazardous waste collection event tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon at Nelson Fields in Londonderry.

People are encouraged to clear out their homes of hazardous materials and dispose of them properly at this collection. Some items to be collected include cleaners, antifreeze, gasoline, chemicals, pesticides, insect repellent, polishes, solvents, thinners and much more.

A complete list of acceptable items is available by calling Public Works at 432-1100, Ext. 137.

Learn how to create friendship bracelets

PLAISTOW — Make a friendship bracelet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Plaistow Public Library.

Ms. Cara will lead participants, ages 9 and older, through the process.

Materials will be provided. Call 382-6011 or email info@plaistowlibrary.com.

Art show to benefit wounded soldiers

PLAISTOW — Students of the DeClerck Gallery will hold a “Help A Hero” benefit art show tomorrow, beginning at 7 p.m.

The gallery is at 92 Newton Road.

More than 70 pieces of unique artwork in oil, watercolors, pastels and graphite will be for sale at this benefit show for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Visit declerckgallery.com.

Gale Library Friends hold basket raffle

NEWTON — The Friends of Gale Library are selling tickets now for the annual Christmas basket raffle.

Ticks are $1 apiece or six for $5.

There are 35 baskets on display at the library.

Purchase tickets at the desk. Call 382-4691 or email galelibraryreads@comcast.net.

Take a chance to win a new TV

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Senior Citizens Inc. continues the senior center’s 10th anniversary celebration with a Christmas raffle.

First prize is a 42-inch flat screen LED television, second prize is cash. The drawing is Dec. 14 at the senior center holiday luncheon.

Lions will serve pancake breakfast

PLAISTOW — As part of the Festival of Trees in Plaistow, the Plaistow Lions Club will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Nov. 30, from 8 to 11 a.m.

Breakfast will include plain, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverages.

The cost is $5 per adult, $3 per child. Enjoy breakfast and take a chance on winning a tree or wreath.

All proceeds from the breakfast will go to the Plaistow Lions Club Santa Fund. For more information, call Jay DeRoche at 382-7024.