Ham and Bean Supper set for Jan. 19

KENSINGTON — Kensington Congregational Church is hosting a traditional New England Ham and Bean Supper on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The supper will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. at the church located at 108 Amesbury Road on Route 150 in the center of Kensington. The menu includes two kinds of home cooked beans, best quality ham, baked mac & cheese, old fashioned brown bread, rolls, potato salad, coleslaw, home cooked desserts and coffee or milk. The cost of the supper is $10 for adults and $4 for children, and includes all you can eat. The church is handicapped accessible with plenty of parking in the church lot and across the street.

The church is only four miles south of the bandstand in Exeter, and can be reached from there by following Route 108 South to Route 150 South. For more information, please call the church office at (603) 772-5821 or go to the church website at http://www.kensingtonnhchurch.com.

Stratham Historical Society fundraiser

STRATHAM — The Stratham Historical Society is partnering with The Fabulous Find on Route 1 in Kittery, Maine to raise funds for their scholarship program.

Each year the Stratham Historical Society (SHS) presents scholarships to local deserving students in their school district. This year SHS presented six $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors entering college. To date, they have presented in excess of $62,000.

You can help by shopping at The Fabulous Find, a nonprofit resale boutique. Founded in 2010 by a small group of Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire women, the resale boutique operates to benefit a variety of other worthy non-profits in the Seacoast region. SHS will benefit from a portion of the net proceeds on items sold during the month of January.

Please consider donating small furniture items, housewares and home décor, jewelry, antiques and collectibles. Artwork and gently used clothing items are also accepted. Visit their website at www.thefabulousfind.com. The store is located at 139 State Road (Route 1), Kittery, Maine.

If you can drop off items at the store, please remember to mention Stratham Historical Society. If you need assistance in picking up your items for delivery, please contact the society at 603-778-0434.

O'Neil Cinemas holiday blood drive exceeds goal

EPPING — O’Neil Cinemas hosted a blood drive with the American Red Cross at its theater in Brickyard Square on Monday, Dec. 24. The blood drive collected 36 life-saving units when the goal was 28.

“We could not have done this without the support of O’Neil Cinemas and that of the community,” said Anna Donahoe, account manager at the American Red Cross Blood Services. “It was amazing to see so many people come out and be willing to give the gift of life during such a busy time of year.”

This holiday season, the American Red Cross faced a severe blood shortage and issued an urgent call for eligible individuals of all blood types to #GiveNow and help save patients’ lives.