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Send announcements about events, concerts, guest speakers, church suppers and thrift shops in the Portsmouth area to community@seacoastonline.com. We do not publish church service announcements. Or, visit our homepage at www.seacoastonline.com to add your announcements to our new online calendar.

Special events

BRENTWOOD

— Flea Market: Sept. 24, at 197 Middle Road, Pilgrim United Church of Christ on Middle Road will hold an outdoor flea market combined with an indoor luncheon and bake sale. Throughout the event church cooks will offer pies, breads, cookies and pastries as well as individual desserts. In addition, a simple luncheon with soup, sandwiches and salads will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The flea market will take place in the parking lots of the church at the cost of $25 per space, rain or shine. Participants should bring their own tables and tents. There will be room for a standard size vehicle or minivan in each space to allow for ease of entry, set-up and exit. Reservations will be accepted upon receipt of your check. For information, contact Doris Noyes at dorisnoyes@gmail.com or pilgrimucc@pilgrimucc-nh.org or the church phone 778-3189.

EXETER

— The Red Brick Church in Exeter welcomes Rev. Dr. Lillian J. Buckley as interim pastor beginning Oct. 1. The public is invited to attend an installation service for Pastor Buckley, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m., at The Red Brick Church, 2 Spring Street in Exeter. A welcome reception will follow in the church’s community center.

HAMPTON

— Hampton United Methodist Church, 525 Lafayette Road, Hampton, is having a recital on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m., in celebration of the recently restored 1904 Emmons Howard pipe organ. This recital will showcase the overhaul of 201 of the organ’s 860 pipes. It will be a treat to hear the wonderfully rich sounds of this instrument as organist, David Kenney, Sr., pulls out all the stops to play a variety of music, including his new composition, “Dolphin Dances and Dives”. All are welcomed free of charge. Light refreshments will follow.

KINGSTON

— Seacoast Christian Women’s Connection: the third Thursday of the month from 12-2 p.m. at the 1686 Kingston House Restaurant, 127 Main St., Kingston. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Group requires no membership or dues, however, there is a $19 fee for the luncheon and program. For reservations, call Marie 642-6021, Carolyn 964-6600, Kristy 382-3596 or email merce24@gmail.com.

NEWMARKET

— Aryaloka Buddhist Center is offering a course entitled “Introduction to Meditation Course” on Wednesday evenings, through Oct. 12, from 7-9 p.m., at 14 Heartwood Circle, Newmarket. Fees for this course: Sliding Scale: $75/60/50. For details: visit Aryaloka’s website at http://www.aryaloka.org.

— Aryaloka Buddhist Center is offering retreat entitled “Sublime Composure: Yoga and Meditation Retreat” from 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, until 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at 14 Heartwood Circle, Newmarket. Fees for this Retreat: Sliding Scale: $275/220/170. For details: http://www.aryaloka.org.

— Aryaloka Buddhist Center is offering a weekly gathering entitled “Tuesday Friends’ Night: Late Summer Series” on Tuesday evenings from 6:45-9:15 p.m., at 14 Heartwood Circle, Newmarket.

PORTSMOUTH

— Rev. Deborah Knowlton, pastor of First Congregational Church in Hampton, and author of “Color Me Included”, will speak about her new book at the North Congregational Church Parish House, 355 Spinney Road, in Portsmouth on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. All are welcome.