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Holiday blues

Sometimes not all is jolly around the holiday season. If you’re feeling down, you’ll appreciate the Holiday Community Service of Remembrance & Comfort on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Temple Adath Yeshurun at 152 Prospect St., Manchester. The annual Holiday Blues Grief Service aims to provide an opportunity for people dealing with loss to process their grief through readings, stories, lighting candles and through conversation. Call 627-2702 ext 113 or e-mail dbr@pcs-nh.org.





Hands-on holidays
For when you feel the need do something (besides shop)

11/23/11
By Kelly Sennott ksennott@hippopress.com



It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes it feels like the most stressful time of the year! Here are some activities that can help you get your projects done, your gifts given, and your stress relieved.

Don’t buy those pricey cards at Hallmark; make your own! The Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road in Hudson, will hold a free card-making workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn card-making techniques such as pop-ups, stamping, glitter and applique. Pre-registration is required, so call 886-6030 or register online at www.rodgerslibrary.org under upcoming events.

Learn how to carve wooden masterpieces at the Woodworking for the Holidays workshop at the Hooksett Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Presenter Stephen Carey will discuss woodworking projects for the holidays. Woodworkers, hobbyists and all interested are invited. The library is at 31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way, Hooksett. Call 886-6030 or look under “upcoming events” at www.rodgerslibrary.org.

Make your own wreath from materials from the great outdoors! The Greens Gathering Hike & Wreath Making workshop at Brown Lane Barn, 52 Brown Lane, Hollis, will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. this year. The hike will begin at the Brown Lane Barn, where guests will gather evergreens and winter berries to use in their wreaths. Return to the barn and enjoy warm beverages and holiday music while you assemble your wreaths. The cost is $25. Call 465-7787 to register or visit www.beaverbrook.org.

Bond with the fam and create some lively holiday décor at the Family Wreath-Making and Natural Creations Workshop, which will be held at Amoskeag Fishways, 6 Fletcher St., Manchester on Friday, Dec. 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. Use all-natural materials to make fragrant, long-lasting wreaths and other decorations. Cost is $15 per wreath. Advanced registration with payment is required. Call 626-3474 or visit www.amoskeagfishways.org.

On a tight budget this holiday season? Make your own ornaments and gifts out of paper at the Holiday Origami Workshop at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St.) on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. Karen Beaver, who teaches craft classes at many venues and works in the library’s Music/Art/Media Department, will share her skills at a two-hour origami workshop. The class is open to adults and teens 14 and up. Register at www.tinyurl.com/nplcraft. Admission is free. Call 589-4610.

Around Christmas time, crafters make ornaments with paint, garland, glass and ... wax. Observe Walker Boyle in the Making of the 2011 Annual Ornament, which will take






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