EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 26, 2013

Salem holiday parade is Sunday

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — The town’s annual holiday parade begins at 1 p.m. Sunday on Northeastern Boulevard.

The parade starts in the former Cisco Systems parking lot and continues down Main Street before ending at Salem High School on Geremonty Drive. The procession features floats designed by local residents, businesses and organizations.

The grand marshal is Anthony Smith, a 5-year-old Salem boy who has overcome numerous disabilities and been an inspiration to others in the community, according to parade chairman Brett Grande.

Parade-goers are asked to bring nonperishable food donations to the parade. The Salem Exchange Club will be collecting food and cash for local food pantries.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the parade, can mail a check to Salem Holiday Parade Inc., PO Box 2360, Salem, 03079.

Enjoy soup and sandwiches for lunch

EAST HAMPSTEAD — A public Soup and Sandwich Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Hampstead Union Church, 225 E. Main St.

Offerings include a variety of soups and sandwiches, chips, pickles, assorted beverages and desserts. The suggested donation of $6 per person supports the operating fund.

The site is chair-lift accessible. Take-out meals are available. The church is an inter-denominational Christian Fellowship serving the community since 1897. All are welcome. Call 378-0683.

Craft fair benefits families

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Women’s Civic Club is holding a craft and food fair at the newly renovated community center on Dec. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This fair will be held in conjunction with a grand reopening ceremony at the community center.

All proceeds will benefit many disadvantaged families and organizations in Atkinson and the Timberlane school district.

Spaces will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, along with certain restrictions for numerous duplicate product offerings. The fee for participation will be $25.

For more information, email atkinsonfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

The community center is located at 4 Main St.

Learn some grocery store savvy

DERRY — Derry Medical Center presents “Supermarket Shopping Savvy” Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the wellness center at 14 Tsienneto Road Medical Park, Suite 300.

Participants will learn how to menu plan for the week, navigate the grocery store and master the food label. They will also learn about “clean eating” and tips to reduce calories. There will be a food demonstration. The program will be presented by registered dietician Allison Vernet.

The cost is $10. For information or registration, call 537-3033.

Art sale, show set in Salem

SALEM — The Greater Salem Artists Association will host its annual art show and sale Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5-7, at Kelley Library.

The show, free to the public, is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

A reception for the artists is Friday at 7 p.m. Paintings, prints and notecards made by the artists will be available for purchase.

Train to be one of Santa’s elves

DERRY — Derry Public Library’s hosts its first “workshop” for kids, Santa’s Elf Training Workshop, on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m.

This event is for children ages 4 to 8 and their caregivers.

Christmas is around the corner and Santa is looking for a few new elves to help him prep for the big day. Learn how to make elf hats, decorate cookies, paint ornaments, design wrapping paper and sing in the Elfin Choir. Children will graduate from the program with a certificate given out by a very special visitor.

Registration is required. Call the children’s desk at 432-6140 or visit derrypl.org to sign up.

There’s something magical happening

WINDHAM — The Windham Police Officers Association is hosting a family magic show at Windham High on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m.

Magician and actor Matt Roberts’s magic and illusion act will feature audience participation. Juggler Bryson Lang will open the show.

Proceeds will fund scholarships and aid police officers and their families.

Tickets are $10, children 13 and under get in free. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling 516-3421. For more information, email alex@ecmgevents.com.