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Amherst

CITRUS ORDERS: Nov. 23 is the deadline to order citrus fruit to benefit the Amherst Regional Middle and High School’s orchestra and band programs. The sale offers three sizes of oranges and pink grapefruit. A 10-pound box costs $13; 2∕5 bushel costs $19 and the 4∕5 bushel costs $32. Orders may be made through a high school or middle school orchestra or band member.

Orders also can be mailed to: Ben Peterson, ARHS, 21 Matoon St, Amherst, MA 01002 or dropped off at the high school. Make checks payable to “Amherst Regional Public Schools” and send before Nov. 23. No orders can be processed without payment. Peterson can be reached at petersonb@aprs.org. Include name, phone number and return email address. Orders may be picked up on Dec. 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. or Dec. 15 at the Amherst Regional Middle School.

Northampton

SKI AND SKATE SALE: The Lions Club’s 52nd Annual Ski and Skate Sale will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust St.

Items for sale will includedownhill and cross-country skis, boots and bindings, hockey and figure skates, snowboards and clothing. Some merchandise will be new, for sale at substantial discounts.

Proceeds from the event will go to two scholarships for Smith Voke graduating students as well as donations to area charities.

Winter sports equipment experts will be on hand to help shoppers find the right items and right sizes. For those who wish to bring their used equipment to sell either on consignment or for donation, the Lions Club will accept items only on Friday evening, Nov. 30, from 8 to 6 p.m. in Smith Voke’s cafeteria. Those who put items up for sale can pick up their money or unsold items after the sale on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Granby

CHOCOLATEY FUNDRAISER: The Granby Library will hold its annual Mo’s Fudge Fundraiser, offering 10-ounce packages of fudge and chocolate for $10. Pecan turtles and other fine chocolates are also for sale for $10. Orders must be placed and payed for before Nov. 21. Pickup will be at the Granby Public Library from Dec. 18 through Dec. 22. Orders may be purchased online at www.mosfudgefactor.com; Select “Fundraisers,” then “Granby Library.” For information, call the library at 467-3320. Fundraiser proceeds will help furnish the new Granby Library.

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