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‘Just Treats’ event
First Baptist Church will host a “No Tricks, Just Treats” event Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Activities will involve candy, games, cookie-decorating and coffee for parents. All are welcome to drop in.
On Saturday Nov. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m., at JD & Myers Best Friends, 24 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia there will be an auction to support MERHS Robotics TeamThere with complimentary appetizers and entertainment. Items include Celtics tickets, three day weekend in a 3 bedroom cottage at Popponesset Beach, Cape Cod , Massage Elements of Beverly, Gift cards for Cape Ann Restaurants, fine wines for a dinner party, lobsters, art work, slightly used child’s bicycle, gift cardsfor local Golf Course and more! This is a great way to support and great team, and get a jump on Christmas shopping hile you’re at it! For more information, call Meredith Waites
The Open Door Food Pantry needs help to provide holiday meal baskets to local families. A donation of $25 provides a turkey, potatoes, butternut squash, apples, stuffing, cranberry and more. Make checks payable to: The Open Door, with “turkey” on the memo line, 28 Emerson Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930. The Open Door serves residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex and Ipswich. To donate online, visit www.foodpantry.org.