PORTSMOUTH — Don’t miss an exciting evening with the accomplished PSO Brass! Celebrate the Christmas Season on Sat., December 22 at 7:30 p.m., with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet at South Church, 292 State Street in Portsmouth!

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PORTSMOUTH — In the spirit of a truly Vintage Christmas, Strawbery Banke Museum welcomes visitors to travel through 300+ years of daily life in the waterfront neighborhood of Puddle Dock. This year’s rendition of the beloved Candlelight Stroll will be “A place to Gather.” Along candlelit dir…

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FREMONT — Local homeless veterans need your help! The East Kingston Community United Methodist Church and the Peoples United Methodist Church in cooperation with the East Kingston Public Library, the Fremont Public Library and the Mary E. Bartlett Library are sponsoring a drive to assist two…

KINGSTON — Neighbors Helping Newborns will celebrate the holidays during their next regular meeting on Wed., December 19 (a week early due to Christmas) from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All the regular activities of helping our new and needy little neighbors will take place, as usual, followed by…

The Kingston Veteran's Club donated the proceeds from their annual Clam Bake to the Wounded Warriors at 45 North.  The camps founder, Jon Worrall, is a retired Army Sergeant First Class, who himself suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq.  Presenting the $1000 check is Club …

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If you are in need of food this holiday season or would like to volunteer, here is a list of local food pantries.

FREMONT —The kick-off for the Knit a Hat for a Homeless Vet Campaign held at the Fremont Public Library and the East Kingston Public Library on October 1, generated seventy-five knitted and crocheted hats. Many thanks to all who participated and to those who dropped off hats at the event.

HAMPSTEAD — The theme of this year’s Christmas concerts by the Interfaith Choir is “Christmas is...” That’s because it means so many different things to different people, according to choir president, Liz Costello.

HAVERHILL, MA — The Hilldale Cemetery Association and Wreaths Across America announce a Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held on Sat., December 15, 12:00 p.m. at Hilldale Cemetery, 337 Hilldale Avenue in Haverhill, MA. The ceremony will honor the veterans who are laid to rest at Hilldale Cemet…

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KINGSTON — Kingston Veteran’s Club will be sponsor a ceremony honoring servicemen and women with Wreaths of Remembrance on Sat., December 15 at 12:00 p.m. NHKVCB is a registered sponsor for Wreaths across America and will be honoring servicemen and women across the nation, joining over one m…

FREMONT — Local homeless veterans need your help! The East Kingston Community United Methodist Church and the Peoples United Methodist Church in cooperation with the East Kingston Public Library, the Fremont Public Library and the Mary E. Bartlett Library are sponsoring a drive to assist two…

KINGSTON — Once again, New Creation Healing Center, 80 Route 125, Kingston, will work with the Kingston Department of Health and Human Services to help bless children this Christmas.

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HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Lions Club will be collecting winter outerwear for their annual Winter Clothing Drive (gently used scarfs, hats, mittens, coats, jackets and snow clothes are appreciated. This year there is a tremendous need for new socks of any Hampstead Lions members started the d…

AMESBURY, MA — Only for the second time in his 40-year musical career will Danny Smith of Kingston, perform a solo concert. “One night of Grace…an evening with Danny Smith” will take place at the Main Street Congregational Church, UCC, in Amesbury, MA on Saturday evening, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.

The Food Pantry at Hampstead’s St. Anne Parish is celebrating its 25th year as a community food pantry and will feed close to 100 families this year. The parish is also celebrating its 40th year of serving others through the word of God. Volunteers include, from left, Carol Butts, Kathy Curl…

EXETER — Exeter Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services staff recently organized and participated in a day of service at Austin17 House in Brentwood.

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BRENTWOOD —Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels has made a list, checked it twice and all of our clients have been good this year so we need your help with our Santa for Seniors program. Sponsors are assigned a senior or seniors and provide suggestions on what they need, sizes, hobbies…

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EPPING — The Epping Town Hall Staff will be supporting the second annual “Mitten Christmas Tree” for the Veterans served by the Liberty House in Manchester. The tree will be in the lobby and put up soon. Mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and socks are used to adorn the Christmas Tree.

FREMONT —Christmas may seem a long way away, but if you live in Fremont and need assistance with gifts for children this Christmas, now is the time to contact Jodi Donahue at Jodi_donahue@comcast.net, but no later than December 1.

ATKINSON — Members of the Atkinson Lions Club will be available to gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food and household products on Sat., December 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Dow Common in Atkinson.

PLAISTOW — St. Luke the Evangelist Parish is seeking donations for their Food Pantry at Holy Angels at 8 Atkinson Depot Road in Plaistow.

EPPING —Where do fine dining and beautiful Christmas music come together? Why at the Christmas Cabaret, of course! Pastor Paul Leonard announces A Christmas Cabaret of great joy will be held on Sat., December 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Epping Community Church.

KINGSTON —The VFW Post 1088 and Auxiliary are sponsoring their annual Senior Holiday Dinner. Come and enjoy a no-cost traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings on Sat., December 8 at the Post home on Route 125 in Kingston.

HAMPSTEAD — The theme of this year’s Christmas concerts by the Interfaith Choir is “Christmas is...” That’s because it means so many different things to different people, according to choir president, Liz Costello.

The Danville Lions held their first very successful information meeting in Danville. The New Hampshire Lions of District 44-H have chosen Danville to be added to the growing list of clubs in the state. Their goal is to organize a group of concerned business people and residents in the commun…

PLAISTOW — Calvary Chapel Rockingham invites you to come and experience Mark209’s “Christmas Concert – From the Heart of Nashville” on Wed., December 5, at 7:00 p.m. The group’s country and southern gospel sound with its four distinctive voices and the energy they bring to it blend together …

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FREMONT —The kick-off for the Knit a Hat for a Homeless Vet Campaign held at the Fremont Public Library and the East Kingston Public Library on October 1, generated seventy-five knitted and crocheted hats. Many thanks to all who participated and to those who dropped off hats at the event.

BRENTWOOD —Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels has made a list, checked it twice and all of our clients have been good this year so we need your help with our Santa for Seniors program. Sponsors are assigned a senior or seniors and provide suggestions on what they need, sizes, hobbies…

HAMPTON —The Wreaths Across America escort of handmade, balsam wreaths heading to Arlington National Cemetery is scheduled to stop in Hampton on Mon., December 10, and the public invited to attend. The annual convoy of wreaths to Arlington from Maine has become known as the country's longest…

PLAISTOW — The Timberlane Middle School PTSA is sponsoring the school’s annual Senior Citizens’ Holiday Tea on Sat., December 1, from 10:00–11:30 a.m.in the school cafeteria.

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EXETER – For the fifth year, Whirlygigs, a locally-owned toy store in downtown Exeter, is kicking off “Bears that Care” for the month of December.  For every teddy bear purchased at the store, Whirlygigs will donate two teddy bears to be given to children who are patients in Exeter Hospital’…

BRENTWOOD — The "Christmas In New England" Concert Tour will kick off its 15th season on Sat., December 8 at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 197 Middle Road in Brentwood. This one-of-a-kind Christmas show features a seasonal blend of traditional, contemporary, and original Christmas Music p…

EXETER —The 5th annual Exeter Area Holiday House Tour will be held on Sun., December 2, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Don’t miss this special opportunity to tour six of Exeter's finest homes all professionally decorated by local designers for the holiday season. You will be wowed and inspired as each …

PORTSMOUTH – Sounds of the Seacoast women’s four-part a cappella chorus will celebrate the music of the season at their annual Holly Jolly Cabaret on Sun., December 9 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Jarvis Center, 40 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth.

STATEWIDE —The holidays are a busy time for museums in the Merrimack Valley branch of the NH Heritage Museum Trail, highlighted by Canterbury Shaker Village's Christmas at Canterbury, which take place on Saturdays, December 8 and 15. 

HAMPSTEAD — Direct from Nashville and beginning a multi-state concert tour, including at Graceland, the popular award-winning quartet, MARK209, will present their concert of Christmas favorites at four churches during the first week in December. Those who attended the concerts last year will…

EAST KINGSTON/KINGSTON — Wreaths of Remembrance will be placed at Arlington National Cemetery as well as at town and city monuments across the United States as a part of the Wreaths Across America Program. Honoring those who have defended our country helps us remember and appreciate their se…

MANCHESTER — Don’t miss the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus (NHGMC) perform during their 21st annual holiday concert series, "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel." Bring your family and friends to hear the chorus sing your favorite holiday songs in beautiful four-part harmony with fun surprises from t…

KINGSTON — Great company, food and drink, live music by harpist Regina Delaney and Elisabeth Gustavson along with a short performance by the newly formed Seacoast Parkinsonians’ African Drumming Corps led by world expert and PEA faculty member Randy Armstrong—all of this will take place at t…

HAVERHILL, MA — Haverhill COA is seeking clean yarn donations. Senior knitters are knitting furiously to supply hats and mittens to local children at local schools, Community Action Head Start, and they are in need of worsted weight yarn. Yarn is also used for nursing home and hospice patien…

BRENTWOOD — The "Christmas In New England" Concert Tour will kick off its 15th season on Sat., December 8 at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 197 Middle Road in Brentwood. This one-of-a-kind Christmas show features a seasonal blend of traditional, contemporary, and original Christmas Music p…

MANCHESTER –Come celebrate Chanukah at the Palace featuring music by Pella and Magic by Jay Mattioli on Tues., December 4, 6:30 p.m. at 80 Hanover Street.

KINGSTON — Want to support a worthy cause right in your local area? Kingston Children’s Center is holding its third annual Santa Breakfast and Fanny Freeze event on Sat., December 1 at 12 Church Street.

KINGSTON – Neighbors Helping Newborns is working to send out their holiday packages to the eleven hospitals plus the Pregnancy Care Center that they support in NH and MA. Lots of huge stockings for the staff to present the new babies to their mothers, and some festive holiday hand-knit hats …

FREMONT —Christmas may seem a long way away, but if you live in Fremont and need assistance with gifts for children this Christmas, now is the time to contact Jodi Donahue at Jodi_donahue@comcast.net, but no later than December 1.

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LAWRENCE, MA — Merrimack Valley Hospice extends an invitation to the community to join together in tribute to loved ones lost at the annual Candles of Remembrance. The complimentary candle lighting ceremony and reception are intended to offer solace and support for those struggling with a re…

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HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Firemen’s Association 53rd annual Christmas Parade will be held on Sun., December 9 starting at 2:00 p.m. (at Holiday Lane) marching down Main Street to Emerson Avenue. This year’s theme is “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

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PLAISTOW — Calvary Chapel Rockingham invites you to come and experience Mark209’s “Christmas Concert – From the Heart of Nashville” on Wed., December 5, at 7:00 p.m. The group’s country and southern gospel sound with its four distinctive voices and the energy they bring to it blend together …

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