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October 24, 2013

It's Make A Difference Day Saturday

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Recreation Department will be holding “Make A Difference Day” on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m.

They will be collecting winter jackets, sneakers, boots, hats, gloves, socks, bed sheets, blankets, pillows, pots, pans, sofa tables and lamps.

The items will go to Ruth’s House, the Emmaus homeless shelter and Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County.

They are also seeking volunteer drivers to help deliver the items to the locations.

Call Noriko Yoshida-Travers at 362-5531 for more information.

Benefit will helpFamily Promise

ATKINSON — Children will take the stage Saturday, Nov. 9, to perform and help raise money for Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County.

The event, “An Evening of Thanks & Giving,” begins at 7 p.m. at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive.

More than 15 children, ages 6 to 17, will sing and play musical instruments to benefit Family Promise’s Interfaith Hospitality Network of shelters to help the homeless.

There will be appetizers, a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through Family Promise’s website at familypromisegrc.org.

Tickets can also be purchased by sending a check made out to Family Promise of GRC and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Gala Tickets, Family Promise of GRC, 145 Hampstead Road, Derry, 03038. An email address and telephone number must be included.

Dispose of drugs safely in Plaistow

PLAISTOW — Plaistow police department is hosting the National Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Any unwanted medications can be brought in to the Rite-Aid at 31 Garden Rd. but liquids cannot be accepted.

Carve a pumpkin in Newton

NEWTON — It’s time for the annual Gale Library Pumpkin Carving Party.

People of all ages are invited on Monday at 6 p.m. to the Country Pond Fish and Game on Pond Street. The library staff and volunteers will have all the stencils , tools, and assistance.

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