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MCC holiday fair
The Manchester Community Center will host the fourth annual Holiday Fair with Gifts that Care on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Features toys, jewelry, paper products, purses, artwork, house wares and collectibles. Items either made from recycled products, benefit charity or are fair trade goods. All proceeds benefit Beverly Bootstraps, Wellspring and Cape Ann Animal Aid. Snack bar features Turner’s Chowder and homemade kid’s meals. Capt. Dusty will donate a portion of its proceeds to The Plummer Home for Boys. Donations also accepted. Live music by La Petite Chorale, SoundWaves and Mid Life Crisis. Visit www.manchestercommunitycenter.org.
We want you to read what you want to read, so help the Manchester Public Library choose its next Community Reads book. From now until Dec. 8, let us know if you want to read one of these three books: “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend” by Susan Orlean; “Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef” by Gabrielle Hamilton; or “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider’s Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting” by Maureen Stanton. Stop by and choose a bookmark with the description of the book, then deposit the bookmark in the Community Reads box and take a bookmark for yourself. A copy of the winning title will be raffled. Call 978-526-7711 or email Rachael at email@example.com.