Hillsborough Elementary Home & School are looking for donations for their annual Christmas Shopping Party for the students. Items may be dropped off at the school office up to December 18. New or gently used items, gift bags, gift wrap, tags, tape, bows, etc. The children are able to purchase items for their family members for 50 cents each and have them wrapped and tagged by volunteers that come all the way from Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole!

December 21 & 23 – Christmas Contata: The Music of the Season will be presented at 7 pm on the 21st and at 10 am on the 23rd at the Hillsborough United Church. Choir directed by Michael Land. All are welcome!

December 24 – Candlelit Christmas Eve service at 7 pm at the Hillsborough United Church. All families are welcome! The Hillsborough United Church would like to remind you that if you are in need of emergency food, please contact the church at 734-2529. The Cupboard is open Tuesdays and /or Wednesdays.

December 24 – Christmas Eve Service at 6 pm at the Surrey Valley Baptist Church.

December 31st – New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Surrey Valley Baptist Church. “Covered Dish – Pot Luck” Supper at 6 pm (bring something to share), followed with a Gospel Concert with Garth & Liane MacKay from Kensington, PEI at 7:30 pm. Other activities to follow. For more information, call us at 506-232-9286.

Albert County Health & Wellness Centre facility will be closed December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1. If you require emergency services, please call 911. If you require health care advice, please call 811.

Hillsborough Laboratory Services will not be available the week of December 24. Services resume Thursday, January 3/19.

The Hillsborough Village Office will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and January 1.

The Hillsborough Arena will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and January 1.

For further community happenings and events, please visit http://www.connectingalbertcounty.org/calendar.html