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Art/Exhibits

Boott Cotton Mills Museum -- 115 John St., Lowell. Lowell's Urbanscape: A Legacy of Newcomers, an exhibition of black-and-white photographs by Jen Bauer and Jeff Caplan, through Sept. 18, 2019.

Children

Blue Ocean Music Hall -- 4 Ocean Front, Salisbury. Nutcracker, show and brunch, Sun., Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, $35.

Discovery Museum -- 177 Main St., Acton (programs are free with admission unless noted). Snip and Tear, Thur., Nov. 29, 10-11 a.m. Foamy Fun, Sat., Dec. 1, noon-2 p.m. Especially for Me: Sensory-Friendly Afternoon, Tues., Dec. 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Winter Scavenger Hunt, Tues., Dec. 4, 3 p.m. Take Aparts Jr., Thur., Dec. 6, 10-11 a.m. Take Aparts, Thur., Dec. 6, 2-4:30 p.m.

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center -- 246 Market St. Spindle City Storytime & Craft, Mon., Dec. 10, 10-11 a.m.

Silver Unicorn Bookstore -- 12 Spruce St., Acton. Saturday Morning Story Time, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-noon.

Tsongas Center -- 300 MLK Jr. Way, Lowell. PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue, Sat., Dec. 15, 10 a.m.. 2 p.m., 6 p.m., Sun., Dec. 16, 10 a.m., 2 p.m., $23-$128.

Community Service

Animal Rescue Network of New England -- Pelham Congregational Church, 3 Main St. Pet Adoption Day, Sat., Dec. 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fundraisers

Saint Louis School -- 74 Boisvert St., Lowell. Bingo, every Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; proceeds benefit students of Saint Louis; 978-458-7594.


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Health & Wellness

Merrimack Valley Hospice -- Grief Support for Loss of Adult Child, first and third Tuesday of each month, through Dec. 18, 2-3:30 p.m., at High Pointe House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill; free; 978-374-9257. Grief Support for Coping with the Holidays, Tuesdays, Dec. 4,18, 6:30-8 p.m., at St. Michael's Parish, 196 Main St., North Andover; Wednesdays, Dec. 5,18, 10-11 a.m., at Amesbury Senior Center, 68 Elm St.; LGBTQ+ Support Group, Wednesdays, Dec. 5,19, 6:30-8 p.m., at High Pointe House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill; free; 978-552-4510. Annual Candles of Remembrance Ceremony, at Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St., Haverhill, Thur., Dec, 6, 5:45 p.m.

Nashua Public Library -- 2 Court St., Nashua, N.H. Public Health Clinics, immunizations, counseling for HIV and hepatitis C, blood-pressure screenings; Mon., Dec. 3, second and fourth Wednesday of each month; 603-589-4500.

Westford Health Department -- Parent Support Group, Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., Jan. 8 (Understanding ADD/ADHD), Feb. 12 (Therapy Options), April 9 (Substance Use/Abuse), May 14 (Impact of Mental Illness on Family); 978-692-5509.

Libraries

Chelmsford Public Library -- 25 Boston Road. Gingerbread Festival, Sun., Dec. 2; all ages. Holiday Break Film Series, Sun., Dec. 2, 2-6 p.m. Genealogy Club: Finding Your Scottish Ancestors, Tues., Dec. 4, 7-8:30 p.m. The Great Halifax Explosion and the Boston Christmas Tree, Thur., Dec. 6, 7-8 p.m.

Lawrence Public Library -- 15 Main St., Pepperell. 2nd Annual Gingerbread Hosue Contest, Thur., Nov. 29, 10 a.m..-5 p.m., contests for several age groups, houses will be on display through Dec. 13, winners chosen Dec. 15; 978-433-0330, dandreason@cwmars.orh.

Nashua Public Library -- 2 Court St., Nashua, N.H., 603-589-4610, www.nashualibrary.org. Polish Discussion Group, Fridays, starting Dec. 7, 1-2:30 p.m.

Pollard Memorial Library -- 401 Merrimack St., Lowell. No registration required except where noted. Writers' Group, Fridays, Nov. 30, Dec. 21, 3 p.m. Interactive Fiction, Mondays, Dec. 3,10,17, 3 p.m. Mother Goose on the Loose, Tuesdays, Dec. 4,11, 18, 10:30 a.m. Bow Wow for Books, Wednesdays, Dec. 5,12, 5-6 p.m. Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays, Dec. 5,12,19, 10:30 a.m. STEAM Storytime, Thur., Dec. 20, 1:30 p.m. Anime Club, Fri., Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Toe Tapping Thursdays, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m. Jingle Jam, Sat., Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. Drop-in Craft Fun, Wed., Dec. 5, noon-3 p.m. Cookies & Cocoa Sat., Dec., 15, 1 p.m.

Tewksbury Public Library -- 300 Chandler St.; registration recommended, 978-640-4490, ext. 205, www.tewksburypl.org. Your Hearing -- Why You're Losing It & Why What You Don't Know May Hurt You, Thur., Nov. 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 48 Peaks -- Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains, author Cheryl Suchors discusses her book, Thur., Nov. 29, 7-8 p.m.

Townsend Public Library -- 12 Dudley Road. Holiday Fair, Sat., Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; crafts, bake sale, pictures with Santa.

Tyngsboro Public Library -- 25 Bryants Lane. Visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, Sat., Dec. 1, 10-11:30 a.m.; free. Family Music Time, Thur., Dec. 6, 10-11 a.m.

Sales, Fairs

Aldersgate United Methodist Church -- 242 Boston Road, Chelmsford. Christmas Fair, Fri., Nov. 30, 1-8 p.m., Sat. Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 978-256-9400.

Cameron Senior Center -- 20 Pleasant St., Westford. Christmas & Holiday Boutique, Thur., Nov. 29, Fri., Nov. 30, Sat., Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; free; 978-692-5523.

Finnish Center at Saima Park -- 67 Scott Road, Fitchburg; www.saima-park.org. Independence Breakfast and Basket Raffle, Sat., Dec. 1, 8-10 a.m., Finnish oven pancake, bacon, sausage, fruit, juice, Finnish coffee bread, coffee, tea, cocoa, $8; artist Elisa Lomme will display and sell paintings; Raivaaja Bookstore will have items for sale.

Lawrence Street Church -- 1189 Lawrence St., Lowell. Annual Craft Fair, Sat., Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 978-453-2952.

Lowell General Hospital -- Annual Holiday Festival, Saints Campus, 1 Hospital Drive, Thur., Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; holiday decor, clothing, jewelry, children's items, apple cider and more; benefits LGH Auxiliary.

Mill No. 5 -- 250 Jackson St., fifth floor, Lowell. A Little Bazaar, every Sat., noon-4 p.m.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church -- 100 Pine Hill Road, Bedford. Advent Fair, Sat., Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 781-275-8262, www.stpaulsbedford.org.

St. Patrick Parish Center -- 12 Main St., Pelham, N.H. Annual Christmas Fair, Sat., Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; food, baked goods, raffles, coloring contest.

Trinity Episcopal Church -- 81 Elm St., Concord. Annual Fall Fayre, Fri., Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; $3; 978-369-3715, www.trinityconcord.org/fayre.

West Chelmsford United Methodist Church -- 242 Main St. Holiday Fair, Sat., Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 978-251-4834, office@wcum.us.

Schools

Central Catholic High School -- 300 Hampshire St., Lawrence. "Happily Ever After," Thur., Nov. 29, Fri., Nov. 30, Sat., Dec. 1, 7 p.m.; http://cchstg.eventbrite.com.

Middlesex Community College Bedford Campus -- Café East, 591 Springs Road. A World of Music: Music for Flute and Guitar, Fri., Nov. 30, 8 p.m.; free.

Middlesex Community College Lowell Campus -- Donahue Academic Arts Center Theatre, 240 Central St. Romeo and Julie, Sat., Dec. 1, and Sun., Dec. 2, 2 and 7 p.m.; $18 general; $12 students, staff, faculty; $10 seniors; www.middlesex.mass.edu/performingarts.

Northern Essex Community College -- 414 Common St., Lawrence Campus. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Aginast Women and Girls, Thur., Dec. 6, 6 p.m.; 978-738-7423, agarcia@necc.mass.edu.