Traditional Boiled Dinner at St. Barnabas’s March Community Dinner

BERLIN — A traditional Boiled Dinner will be held at the St. Barnabas Church on Saturday, March 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. just in time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The dinner is served up until 6:30 p.m., so you can arrive at a time convenient for you. No tickets are necessary. Just come as you are and bring your family and friends.

The dinners are intended to bring the community of Berlin together and the meals are free and open to everyone, with funding provided by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the N.H. Charitable Foundation. This fund was established “to serve as a catalyst for the region to move toward sustainable community.” Volunteers are made up of members of St. Barnabas Church, other local churches, students from Berlin and Gorham, and members of the community.

St. Barnabas Church is located on the corner of Main and High Streets in Berlin. The phone number is (603) 752-3504, and you can visit their website at for more information about these and other events.

Groveton Thrift Shop holds annual bag sale

GROVETON — In response to the requests of many patrons, the Groveton Thrift Shop will hold its traditional bag sale of winter clothing from Wednesday, March 15,  through noon of Saturday, March 18. During this clearance event shoppers will be charged only $5.00 for all the clothing that can be tightly rolled and stuffed into a sturdy bag. The Shop remains stocked with clothing for babies, children, and men and women of all sizes. At this time there is a selection of maternity clothes and scrubs. Recently, several men’s business suits have been added to the rack, and of course, shirts and ties are also included in the bag sale.

The Groveton Thrift Shop is located at 9 State Street in Groveton. In case of bad weather, call (603) 636-2026 to be sure the Shop is maintaining it usual hours.

Saint Paul Lutheran Church preparing for Lent with special services and dinner

BERLIN — Over the next five weeks members of the Saint Paul Lutheran Church will gather downstairs in the Ladies Fellowship Hall to celebrate Lent and to share simple suppers of soup and bread. Following supper they will have a brief service of prayer, dramatic readings and a hymn sing. All are welcome and there will be signup sheets at coffee hour. Dinner and services will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 6, at 6 p.m. with the service to follow at 6:45 p.m. On Sunday, April 9, Palm Sunday worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. On Thursday, April 14, Maundy Thursday service and meal will begin at 6 p.m., with a Good Friday service on April 15, at 7 p.m. The Saint Paul Lutheran Church is located at 101 Norway Street in Berlin. For more information call (603) 752-1410.



Turkey Dinner Fundraiser to benefit Gorham 2017 Chem Free Celebration on Graduation Night

GORHAM — The Gorham Chem Free Parent Committee will be holding a dinner benefit on Saturday, March 4, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Town and Country Inn and Resort to raise money for the Chem Free graduation party. The dinner will include a traditional turkey dinner, including salad, roll and dessert, with live entertainment provided by Angela Brown. Takeout meals will be available. Tickets for the fundraiser are $10, and children under four are free. Tickets are available at Gorham Town Hall, Gorham High office, Ed Fenn office and any Chem Free Committee member. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Comedy Hypnosis Show to benefit the student council at the Gorham High School

GORHAM — Ace Hypnotist Steve Coppola will be performing his Comedy Hypnosis Show at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham to benefit the Gorham High School Student Council. The show will be held on Friday, March 3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. All proceeds go to GHS Student Council.