---- — PELHAM – The Southern New Hampshire Festival of Trees is set for Friday through Dec. 1.
The event lets people take a chance on winning decorated Christmas trees in a benefit for Pelham Community Spirit.
Event times at Sherburne Hall, 6 Village Green, are 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 23 and Nov. 26 through Nov. 30; noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 24; noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 25 and Dec. 1.
Admission is $5 for adults, free for children under 12. Santa visits from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25.
Visit snhfestivaloftrees.pelhamcommunityspirit.org for more information about performances.
Festival of Trees
PLAISTOW — Plaistow Recreation is sponsoring its Annual Festival of Trees beginning Friday and running through Sunday, Dec. 2.
Entrance into the Festival of Trees is free to all, but a stocking in the entrance is there for donations of gift cards in any denomination.
Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase at the door for a chance to win one of the featured trees.
Winners of the trees will be drawn at the selectmen’s meeting Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit the Plaistow Lions Club’s Christmas Project, which provides Christmas gifts for less fortunate children.
Be sure to also join the community at the Town Green on Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. for the tree lighting and a visit from Santa Claus. Pictures are welcome, and children are able to meet with Santa and enjoy cookies with Mrs. Claus.
Visit plaistow.com for additional details.
Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow
HAVERHILL — The Council on Aging will hold its annual Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.
Roast turkey and all the fixings will be provided by the Chicken Connection restaurant. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information contact Kathy Bresnahan (ext. 11) or Rita LaBella (ext. 16) at 978-374-2390.
Festival of Trees starts Friday
HAVERHILL — The opening gala for Christmas at the Buttonwoods: A Festival of Trees is Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Regular viewing hours begin Saturday and run through Dec 9. Special events include family days with children’s activities, a visit from Santa and senior days. Visit haverhillhistory.org for hours and the schedule of events or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Buttonwoods Museum/Haverhill Historical Society is located at 240 Water St.
Free community skate planned
HAVERHILL — The Ice Skating Academy will hold a free community skate on Saturday from 3 to 4:50 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Skating Rink.
The rink is located behind Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St. In lieu of admission, please bring donations of new winter apparel for those living in the Merrimack Valley and who are in need. The event will include music by a disc jockey and goodies and raffles. All items collected will be donated to a local charity.
Donations for young victims of Hurricane Sandy sought
HAVERHILL — The Council on Aging is accepting donations for young victims of Hurricane Sandy.
A devastating fire erupted in Breezy Point, N.Y., during the hurricane, and families lost everything. Toys, books and cuddle blankets are needed for children up to age 12 and may be left with Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., second floor.