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Wellspring Holiday Store
Wellspring’s 16th annual Holiday Store will open Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9. The store relies on community contributions. Gifts must be new, unwrapped and non-violent. Popular gifts are Legos, Barbie dolls, clothes, sports items, art supplies, books and board games. Gifts must be dropped off at Wellspring House, 302 Essex Ave., by Monday, Dec. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 978-281-3558 or visit www.wellspringhouse.org.
Cans for tans
From now until Nov. 30, Sunbanque Tanning Salon, 156 Prospect St., will offer a free tan to anyone who brings in canned food items for the needy. No purchase is necessary. All canned foods will be donated to The Cape Ann Food Pantry in Gloucester. Call 978-281-4442.
YMCA food drive
The Cape Ann YMCA will collect nonperishable food items Nov. 9-25 to donate to The Open Door Food Pantry in Gloucester at the end of the month. Items most needed include healthy snack items, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, breakfast cereal and canned goods (fruits, vegetables and soups).
Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington St., will hold its holiday fair Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All crafters and vendors are welcome to sell their wares. Table (eight-foot) rentals are $40. Vendors may set up on Friday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Features Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers, white elephant items and baked goods (homemade jams and jellies). Coffee, tea and cider served all day. Contact Julie Kesterson at 978-281-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.