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  • 16th Annual Concert of Thanksgiving on Nov. 16

    Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC) has joined in helping Portsmouth’s “End 68 Hours of Hunger” this Thanksgiving season. PMAC will host the 16th annual Concert of Thanksgiving, Nov. 16, at the Portsmouth Middle School. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. PMAC’s annual concert is free and family-friendly. In lieu of tickets, PMAC simply asks people to donate food to End 68 Hours of Hunger. Items that are in need of donations:


    • Peanut Butter – 18 oz plastic

    • Sun Butter (peanut free)

    • Saltines / Graham Crackers

    • Canned Beef Stew

    • Canned Pasta – Beefaroni, Ravioli

    • Canned Soup – chicken, beef, or vegetarian – 12-20 oz size

    • Hormel Complete Meals

    • Macaroni and Cheese

    • Macaroni and Cheese – Daiya Dairy Free

    • Macaroni and Cheese – Annie’s Gluten Free

    • Granola Bars/Protein Bars

    • Instant Flavored Rice or Noodles

    • Instant Flavored Potatoes – packets

    • Canned Tuna, Chicken, Turkey, Sausages  – 10 oz or smaller cans

    • Instant Oatmeal individual packets

    • Pudding Cups – 4 pack

    • Cereal boxes – individual or family size


    The Concert of Thanksgiving will feature adult ensembles that participate in weekly programming at PMAC, 12 in all. Each ensemble will play two or three pieces during the two-hour event. You will hear amateur musicians playing ukuleles, bluegrass, jazz and more. There will even be a concert band. 

    Portsmouth Middle School is located at 155 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth.