---- — DANVILLE — This holiday season, the American Red Cross is encouraging people to give something that means something, give blood.
The Red Cross has scheduled community blood drives throughout the state in December, including at the Danville Community Center Friday, Dec. 6, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. The center is at 169 Main St.
Throughout December, all donors will receive a commemorative, long-sleeve T-shirt.
To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
Girls Scouts always need volunteers
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains offers more than 100 programs for girls; adult membership is $15 a year. Volunteers receive training and learn marketable skills, make new friends, and make a real difference in girls’ lives.
Visit girlscoutsgwm.org and click on “volunteer” to see the many opportunities available.If you’re a caring adult willing to be a girl’s cheerleader, mentor and guide, contact Emily Poirier at 888-474-9686, Ext. 165.
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serves more than 12,300 girls in New Hampshire and Vermont, thanks to 5,000 trained and dedicated volunteers.
The tree lights up in Windham
WINDHAM — The annual Christmas tree lighting is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Town Common.
The Salem High band will accompany Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will arrive by fire truck at 3 p.m.
There will be photos with Santa, carols by the gazebo, a bonfire and holiday crafts.
Windham Presbyterian Church will host a spaghetti supper.
The Holiday Shopping Extravaganza will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windham High.
Festival of Trees gala opening tomorrow
HAVERHILL — An opening night gala for the 12th annual “Christmas at the Buttonwoods: A Festival of Trees” is tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m.
Admission to the event is $20 per person and includes buffet food from local restaurants. The evening will include a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and a performance by the Haverhill High School Chorus.
The Buttonwoods Museum/Haverhill Historical Society is at 240 Water St.
The festival runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 15 and will showcase holiday trees, wreaths and centerpieces and activities for all ages. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. Children 5 and older are admitted free. All donated trees, wreaths and other decorative items will be raffled off on the last day of the event to benefit the museum.
This year’s Festival of Trees will feature art demonstrations and an art class, holiday gift wrapping, children’s scavenger hunt, senior day, family day, a stroll with hot apple cider, Victorian tea, a visit by Santa along with Minnie and Mickey and other activities. More information is available by calling 978-374-4626 or email FOT@haverhillhistory.org. Visit www.haverhillhistory.org for a schedule of events.
Church plans Cookie Jar Bazaar
HAVERHILL — Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., will hold a Cookie Jar Bazaar Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This annual fair features the popular Cookie Walk, home baked goods, crafts and gift ideas. Lunch will be available beginning at 11 a.m.