Christmas events: Dec. 8 through Dec. 9, 2017

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Dec. 8: Londonderry tree lighting with Santa

Sponsored by the Londonderry Rotary and Susie Wyman, the Mountain Marketplace Holiday Tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 at 5700 VT-100 in Londonderry.

There will be caroling by The Nordic Harmonii, and an appearance by Santa Claus. An open house will follow at Neighborhood Connections, located next to the Londonderry Post Office. It is a family event, bring the children for homemade cookies and hot chocolate. Visit for more information.

Dec. 9: Chester Annual Christmas Dinner open to all

Clockwise from left, George and Cheryl Cook, Norman Wright, Ruth Harrison, Ann Curran, Chris Curran, Marcia Clinton, Norm Harrison, Jack Cable and Beverly Cable enjoy their Christmas dinner and each other's company.

Enjoying Christmas dinner at CAES. 2013 Telegraph file photo.

The community is welcome to share in a wonderful, free Chester Annual Christmas Dinner beginning at noon on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Chester Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St. in Chester. It’s a great time to enjoy a great meal and visit with neighbors. If you would like a take-out delivered please call Georgia Ethier 875-6242. If you have questions, please contact Pat Budnick at 875-2626.

Dec. 9: Free holiday broom decoration workshop

On Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m., Alma Beals will offer a Holiday Broom Decorating program at Rockingham Library, 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.

Pine brooms and festive decorations will be provided free of charge. Several glue guns will be available, but feel free to bring your own.

This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited to 10 participants. To register or more information, call 802-463-4270, go to or stop by the library.

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