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First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave., will hold its annual Holly Fair on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee and goodies available from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by lunch (haddock chowder, Portuguese kale soup or hot dogs) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Features holiday gifts, homemade baked goods and candy, knit items, a visit from Santa and more. All are welcome.
CAAA open house
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Cape Ann Animal Aid’s newly constructed Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter and enjoy festive activities for the whole family, including a children’s craft corner, games, raffles and prizes, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 4 Paws Lane. Gifts for shelter animals are welcome. Call 978-283-6055 or visit www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com.
Friends of Seacoast
The Friends of Seacoast is a volunteer organization of family members and concerned community volunteers whose goal is to provide meaningful social activities for Seacoast’s residents. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. All are welcome. The next meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 11. Anyone wishing to make a donation in honor or in memory of a relative, friend or neighbor should send it to: “The Friends of Seacoast,” 298 Washington St., Gloucester, MA 01930.