:Breakfast with Santa: The Haverhill Lions Club will hold its annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Maria’s Restaurant, 81-83 Essex St. Santa will be available for pictures so be sure to bring your camera. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. The Haverhill Lions will be collecting gently used winter coats for children and adults during the Breakfast with Santa. Vests, sweatshirts or fleece will not be accepted. Items collected are for the Coats for Kids campaign. The Haverhill Lions Club raises money for eye research, scholarships, eye exams and eyeglasses for those who cannot afford them. The club meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at Maria’s Restaurant. More information is available by calling 978-372-4675.
:Holiday Craft and Gift Faire: Winnekenni Castle will host a Holiday Craft and Gift Faire on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. The event will feature unique and handcrafted gift items including jewelry, holiday decor, home goods, original gifts, special one-of-a-kind items and door prizes. Refreshments will be available To request a vendor application send email to email@example.com. Please include your name and contact information, and description of merchandise to be vended. Please include photos and links to any online information about your wares. Holiday themed items, as well as modestly priced and small gifts do well at this fair, organizers said.
:Blood drive: Haverhill High School and the Kiwanis are sponsoring a Haverhill Community Blood Drive on Monday, Dec. 10 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Haverhill High School cafeteria. To make an appointment please call: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit: redcrossblood.org
:Winter music series: The Meetinghouse Park Summer Music Series in Hampstead announces its first winter concert Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at Hampstead Middle School. The Don Campbell Band – a summertime favorite – will present a blend of holiday and country crossover music. The five-piece band is based in New England and performs more than 200 concerts a year between Maine and Nashville, Tennessee. The performance is sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Committee. Suggested admission is a donation of a food item for the St. Anne food pantry or an item for the Military Support Club at Hampstead Middle School, to be sent to the troops. Suggestions include puzzle books, M&Ms, hard candy and phone cards. More information is available by calling 603-329-6047.