SANDOWN — The Sandown Food Pantry expects to assist many families this year with Christmas dinners and anticipates an increase from previous years.
Help is needed to meet the need. The list of requested items includes frozen turkeys, 11 to 18 pounds; frozen chickens, five to seven pounds; stuffing; jellied cranberry sauce; cans or jars of gravy; five-pound bags of potatoes; fresh butternut squash; cans of corns, peas, carrots and mixed vegetables; vanilla and chocolate cake mix; chocolate and vanilla frosting; and brownie mix.
The pantry also needs grocery store gift certificates and cash donations. Checks should be made payable to Sandown Food Pantry and mailed to P.O. Box 5, Sandown, 03873.
Anyone donating a turkey is asked to call Arlene Bassett at 887-3453. Donors can drop off nonperishable food items at Town Hall during regular business hours until Thursday. Frozen turkeys and chickens can be dropped off at Town Hall on Tuesday until 6 p.m.
‘Hops for heroes’
starts at noon
LONDONDERRY — Barb’s Beer Emporium, 27 Buttrick Road, is hosting a “Hops for Heroes” event today from noon to 6 p.m. The store is in the Mr. Steer plaza.
Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
The event includes beer tastings, food, silent auctions and other giveaways. Owner Barbara Lambert said it’s a good way to help those in need.
“This is a great event and our way of giving back to the wonderful men and women who protect our great country,” Lambert said.
Wear pajamas to story time tonight
ATKINSON — Kimball Library invites youngsters 4 to 8 years old to stop in tonight from 7 to 7:30 for “PJ Peeps.”
Children are invited to wear their pajamas to the library, listen to a few stories and enjoy a snack.
This is a drop-in event. friends are welcome.
The library is at 5 Academy Ave. Call 362-5234.
Fluffy and Spot in Derry
DERRY — Handel With Care Veterinary Hospital welcomes Santa Claus tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the facility, 33 Crystal Ave.
Pets can have their photos taken with Santa.
Proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots and the Manchester Animal Shelter.
the season in Sandown
SANDOWN — Children 9 and older are invited to Sandown Public Library tomorrow to make Christmas cupcakes with Miss Jen.
The event will be held in the meeting room from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Participants will make a candy treat to take home, too. Sign up today.
Youngsters can return to the library for a showing of “Arthur Christmas” from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Meet Santa’s youngest son, Arthur, on an urgent mission that he must complete before Christmas morning, and answer the age old question of how Santa delivers all the presents in just one night.
The 97-minute movie is rated PG. The library will provide popcorn and Twizzlers.
has lots of prizes
KINGSTON — Still have shopping to do? The Friends of Kingston Community Library may have the solution.
The group is holding a holiday raffle and there is still time to buy tickets.
Items include jewelry, wood and metalwork, table runners, scarves, photography, paintings, gift certificates and more.
The raffle ends Dec. 19.
Tickets are $1 apiece, six for $5 or an arm’s length for $10. Choose the items you hope to win so you are only competing for specific prizes.
Go to the library at 56 Church St. Visit kingston-library.org for a full list of prizes.
in E. Derry Sunday
EAST DERRY — First Parish Church, 47 E. Derry Road, serves up its Best Breakfast every Sunday now through May.
The menu includes eggs any style, omelets, bacon, sausauge, pancakes, beverages, home fries and muffins.
The cost is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for children 12 and under and seniors 62 and up.
Call for information at 434-0628.