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Calendar of Things to Do

Thursday thru Sunday - December 9, 10, 11 and 12

Raymond’s 6th Annual Festival of Trees - Raymond
The Raymond Festival of Trees is back this year at the New Life Church on route 156, Raymond.

Trees will be on display

Thursday - 3 pm to 8 pm,
Friday - 3 pm to 8 pm,
Saturday - 9 am to 6 pm
and Sunday 8 am to 11 am.

Tree winners will be drawn after 11 am Sunday and you need to be ready to pick up your tree immediately after being called and notified that you won.


Saturday - December 11

Breakfast With Santa at Masonic Lodge - Raymond

Friends of the Dudley-Tucker Library Raffle - Raymond
The holiday raffle at the library is offering chances on over 80 items, including handcrafted items, toys,decorative items and gift certificates to local businesses. To see the raffle items there is a slide show running on the Friends of the Library webpage . This year the raffle prizes are on display at the library. The drawing will be held on December 16, however due to the risk of COVID only members of the Friends of the library library are allowed to be present in the library during the drawing, winners will be notified the following day. The Friends of the Library will continue to accept donations of raffle items through December 11, 2021.

Children’s Christmas Party –Epping

The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 51 in Epping is hosting a Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, December 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It is open to Epping children and the children/grandchildren of the Members of Post 51.  The eligible ages are 0-10 years old.  We hear that Santa will be making a special visit!  To make sure that Santa has a gift for all the kids, please make sure all eligible children are signed up before the deadline date of December 5.  Prior sign up is required.  No calls after that date will be accepted.Please call Linda at 944-5429 or Janet at 944-3288 and let us know your name, your children’s ages, and boy or girl.  Again, the deadline date for signing up is Sunday, December 5. MASKS ARE BY PERSONAL CHOICE. We will have some crafts to do while we wait for Santa to arrive and there will be light snacks, juice and water.  It will be held in the non-smoking Harry Bradshaw Memorial Hall of the American Legion on Route 125 in Epping (across from Telly’s Restaurant).

Sunday - December 12

Blue Christmas Service - Hampstead
Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Hampstead, will offer Blue Christmas: a Service of Remembrance, Comfort, and Hope, on Sunday, December 12 th at 3:00pm.
For many, the holiday season with its emphasis on family, joy, giving, and “good cheer” can be a painful time. The loss of a loved one, the anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of continued isolation and pandemic stress; all these can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating. You are invited into a space and time to acknowledge your sadness and concern. Please know that you are not alone.
Join us for this quiet contemplative service of prayer, scripture and music. The service will be in person as well as live streamed and recorded. Please see hampsteaducc.org for more information.


Saturday - December 18

Christmas Pageant - Raymond

Join us for this free family friendly Christmas Pageant on December 18th at the Raymond Baptist Church located at 145 Route 27, Raymond, NH. If you have any questions or would like additional information call 603-895-2859, or emailmarion@Raymondbaptistchurch.com 

Wreaths Across America - Kingston
At precisely 12 o’clock the Kingston Veteran’s Club will be sponsoring a ceremony honoring service men and women with wreaths of remembrance on Saturday December 18, 2021.  The Vets Club is a registered sponsor for the four cemeteries here in Kingston and will be honoring servicemen and women the same time as the annual laying of wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.  Coordinator Jim Voss said “It gives us a chance to not only remember the club’s founders and celebrate their vision for local returning veterans back in 1946, but also honor some of those fallen veterans right here in town”.  Wreaths will be placed in front of the Club in honor of the clubs founders, and for veterans buried in local cemeteries, wreaths are placed at the entrance of 
Greenwood Cemetery on North Road-NHKVCB; Plains Cemetery off of Main Street-NHKVCC; Millstream Cemetery on Route 125 near West Shore Park Road-NHKVCD; and Pine Grove Cemetery on Route 111 adjacent to the Police Station-NHKVCE. Wreaths will also be placed at the three deceased Vietnam heroes named on the plains cross roads: Specialist David Bunker; Lieutenant Commander Walter Merrick; and Sergeant John Steer.  Requests for wreaths or donations may be made to to WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA for either of the cemeteries, using the location codes above.  Please help us
Remember, Honor and Teach on Saturday December 18, meeting at the Vets club about 10:30 AM to volunteer.  Lots to do to unpack the wreaths, get them ready for the teams to go out to the streets and cemeteries. Invite your friends to help.  The Kingston Veterans Club is located at 36 Church Street in Kingston.


















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