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Food Pantry fundraiser

As a Naples resident, it is hard not to notice the good deeds of the Naples Food Pantry. They save so many local families from hunger each week. If you’d like to support their efforts, here is your chance.

Band for Hunger, a fundraiser for the Lake Region Area Food Pantries, is being held at Crooked River Elementary School this Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Along with the entertainment, delicious lasagna will be served until 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 per senior or child 12 and younger.

This event is sponsored by the Lake Region Hunger Action Committee.

Craft fair season

There’s nothing nicer than a handmade gift. Local craftsman work tirelessly to offer you some really well made, unique gifts. Luckily for us, there are several craft fairs around, presenting an opportunity to get that holiday shopping underway.

The very popular Holly Berry Fair at Lake Region High School is Saturday, Nov. 4. Attending this fair is a great way to shop and support the Lake Region Project Graduation. The event, in the school gym, runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The next weekend is the BRAG Craft and Vendor Fair, on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space to sell your wares is $30, with all proceeds going to the building of a concession stand at the Ham Sports Complex. For more information, contact Lyn at 408-2833.

Naples Library happenings

The Naples Library is excited to partner with the Naples Lions in hosting the Lions Club International “Future of Peace” Poster Contest. All interested students of SAD 61 within the ages 11-13 as of Nov. 15 are welcome to enter in person at NPL. There is no entry fee. Submissions are due into the library for exhibit and judging by Nov, 1.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Brain Artwork Brainstorming & Kids Costume Swap will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Add your creative or scientific version of “brain” art to their Halloween display – 2D or 3D submissions welcome.Do you have outgrown or no-longer-loved costume pieces in your play area? Pop in for an upgrade, trade in your clean costume items for something new to you. Please visit www.naples.lib.me.us for details.

Halloween storytime and after-school festivities are scheduled at the library on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Don your costumes and visit for the 10:30 a.m. Spooky Storytime or after school for spooky goodies, fun and dancing. Feel free to bring some treats to share.

Moms of the Lake Region High School class of 2019 volunteer at this year’s recent Brewfest selling the ever-popular Pretzel Necklace. From left are Vicki Toole, Katherine Vincent and Audrey Langley.