CRESTVIEW — Two local groups have scheduled public dinners.

●The Concerned Citizens Group of Crestview's street outreach ministry will have a New Year's community sit-down dinner.

The event is set for 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at Carver-Hill School Center, 461 School Ave., Crestview. Contact Pearl Bess, 682-5733, for more information.

The dinner follows the group's successful winter coat drive. "It was a blessing," a group spokesperson said, thanking donors. "We gave over 70 coats and jackets, some shoes and toys.

"We'd also like to thank everyone that helped us get the word out."

●The Crestview Area Sister City Program will have a winter potluck dinner.

The meal is set for 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in the First Presbyterian Church of Crestview Fellowship Hall, 492 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview.

Bring a dish; learn about the area's partnership with Noirmoutier, France; about the groups' October visit from French visitors; and the September 2017 trip to Noirmoutier.