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October 24, 2013

It's Make A Difference Day Saturday


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — 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.

Bring a cleaned-out pumpkin ready for carving and a snack for the refreshment table. Make sure to bring a camera.

Register soon for wellness class

WINDHAM — “Energize Your Holidays: Self-Care Essentials for Women,” a class to help women deal with the busy holiday season, starts Tuesday.

The cost is $125 and class size is limited.

For more information, contact instructor Gail Migliozzi, 548-5554 or gail@fitnessforlifecoaching.com.

Derry goblins celebrate early

DERRY — Halloween comes early to downtown Derry.

The Parks and Recreation Department hosts a “spooktacular” costume parade and contest at 11 a.m. Saturday at Veterans Hall Gymnasium, 31 West Broadway for children up to age 12. Prizes will be awarded.

From noon to 3 p.m., it’s downtown trick-or-treat at participating businesses, wrapping up from 2 to 3 p,m, at Hood Commons Plaza.

Call 432-6136 for details.

Free seminar offers energy-saving tips

DERRY — The Derry Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee is sponsoring a free seminar Saturday to teach participants simple ways to save energy and money next heating season by reducing heat loss due to air infiltration, inefficient windows and poor attic insulation

The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon at Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway.

For more information on the seminar, call Tom Minnon at 721-2994.

Armenian Church hosts Shopping Expo

HAVERHILL, Mass. — The Women’s Guild of the Hye Pointe Armenian Church in Haverhill will hold a pre-holiday Shopping Expo on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall at 110 Main St.

Each table will offer a raffle item. Admission is $5; complimentary coffee and pastry will be served. All proceeds benefit the church building fund.

Benefit will help Family 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.