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Choir concert is also fundraiser

The Silver Tones will present “Salute to Broadway” at 4 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 19. Freewill donation will be accepted at Pier 55, 250 Harrison St.

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Following the show is a spaghetti fundraiser at Provenzano’s Ristorante. Cost for dinner is $6.50 in advance, $7.50 at the door.

Operation Christmas Child collection site to open

A local collection site will be open to accept Operation Christmas Child boxes during national collection week, Nov. 18 through Nov. 25.

New River Assembly of God, 240 Spates Ave., will be open to accept boxes Nov. 18-23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Anyone can drop off a gift-filled shoebox to send to a child overseas. Shoeboxes can include toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes.

Donors also can follow their box by using the form available at www.samaritanpurse.org. More information on the program is available at the website as well or by calling 612-359-7025.

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