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Salem Regular Meetings & Events

American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Post #63, 38 Millville Street, third Monday, 7 p.m. Artists Association of Greater Salem, Kelley Library, Conf. Room, second Thursday, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. Board of Selectmen meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room); first, second, and fourth Monday. 7 p.m.

Budget Committee meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cancer Support meetings, Granite State Baptist Church, 1 Sand Hill Road, first and third Monday, 6 – 7:30 p.m. CHADD–Nashua-Windham Chapter, Windham Presbyterian Church, third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Conservation Commission meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), first Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Council on Aging meetings, Ingram Senior Center, fourth Tuesday of April, May, June, August, September and October, 11 a.m. (890-2190) Democratic Town Committee, Kelley Library, third Tuesday, 7 p.m. Diabetes Support Group, Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Suite Way, third Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Disabled American Veterans, W.T. Barron Chapter 25, American Legion, second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. Domestic Abuse Support Group, (confidential), Call A Safe Place, 890-6392 for more information. Exchange Club, Jonathan’s (Park Plane Lanes), Thursdays, 12 p.m. Families Cope, Kelley Library, Room B, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – noon Garden Club meetings, Salemhaven Nursing Home, second Tuesday , 7 p.m. Greater Salem Artists Association, Kelley Library, second Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Historic District Commission meetings, at the Museum, 310 Main Street, at the call of the chairman. Historic Society, Salem, Old Town Hall (310 Main Street), second Tuesday, March through November at 7:30 p.m. Housing Authority meetings, Housing Authority, 70 Telfer Circle, Second Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. Interdenominational Prayer Group, North Salem United Methodist Church, every Sunday evening Kelley Library Trustees meetings, at the Library, 234 Main Street, 10 times per year, date and time set at each meeting. Kiwanis, Salem Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 37 Main Street, 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Lions Club, Salem Boys & Girls Club, second Tuesday, at noon and Black Water Grill, third Thursday, at 7 p.m. Machine Knitting Club, Kelley Library, Room B, first Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon. Masons, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, second Thursday of the month. Military Moms, Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Thursday, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Mom’s Club of Salem, Kelley Library, fourth Monday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Order of the Eastern Star, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, third Friday. Overeaters Anonymous, Kelley Library, Room B, Fridays, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Planning Board meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. Recreation Advisory Committee meetings, Town Hall (Conference Room), first Wednesday, 7 p.m. Refunder’s Group, Kelley Library, Lanc Room, third Saturday, 9am – noon. Rotary Club of Greater Salem, Rockingham Park (Belmont Room 1), Fridays, 7:30 a.m.

Salem Family Resources–Success By 6 Grandparents as Parents Support Group

Groups, third Friday, 9:30 a.m. at Greater Salem Caregivers. 287 Lawrence Road (Foss School Building). (898-5493) Cindy Jury, Executive Director, Salem Family Resources–Success By 6 Salem Crossing #2, Kelley Library, Room B, third Wednesday, 7 – 8 p.m. Salem Crossing #3/Rockingham Commons, Kelley Library, Room B, third Monday, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. Salem Museum, 310 Main Street, Open Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. (890-2280) Salem NH Citizen Corps, Knightly Meeting Room, Town Hall, second Tuesday, 7 p.m.

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Salem Republican Town Committee, first Thursday, 7 p.m., at the Kelley Library, contact Jeff Hatch at or 548-7418. Salem Senior Services, open Mon. – Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Salem Teen Social Center, Kelley Library, Room B, first Thursday, 7 – 8:45 p.m. Salem Writers Group, Kelley Library, Conf. Room, second Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon. Salem Youth Hockey, Kelley Library, Room B, second Wednesday, 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. Son’s of Union Vets & Auxiliary, Kelley Library, Room B, fourth Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Pleasant Street Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Winning Speakers Club, Senior Center, Lowell Road, second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Women’s Club (GFWC) Salem Chapter, Kelley Library, Beshara Room, first Tuesday, noon – 2 p.m. (No July, August or December) Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings, Town Hall, first Tuesday, 7 p.m.

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Ararat Armenian Congregational Church

2 Salem Street • Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m.

Centerpoint Community Church

101 School Street • Sunday Services, 10 a.m.

Grace Assembly of God

199 Zion Hill Road • Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday night Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Granite State Baptist Church

1 Sand Hill Road • Sunday Services, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

Hannah Tenney United Methodist Church

290 Main Street• Sunday Worship and Sunday School, 11 a.m.

Faith Bible Chapel

Meets at American Legion Hall, 38 Milville Street • Worship Service, 8:30 a.m., 7 p.m. Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

First Congregational Church, UCC

15 Lawrence Road • Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.

Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church,

200 Lawrence Road • Masses: Sat., 4 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.; Weekdays: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Rosary, 8:40 a.m., Mass, 9 a.m.


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Community Events

Saturday, May 15

The Salem Lions Club will be having their annual Rabies Clinic from 1-3 p.m. at the back entrance of the Municipal Office building, located on Geremonty Drive. Dr. Caruso from Salem Animal Clinic will be administering the rabies vaccine. There is a fee for the rabies vaccine per pet. In addition, the town hall will be opened so that you may register your pet at that time.

The Haigh Elementary School, 24 School Street, Salem, will hold their annual Yard Sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (rain or shine). The yard sale raises funds for cultural events, field trips, and other school activities. Basket raffle tickets will also be available. Space is limited and is available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis. For reservations or more information, contact Laura at 458-1636, or by e-mail at

The Greater Salem Artists Association will

host their 24th Annual Spring Art Show and

Sale at the Woodbury School, 206 Main Street, Salem. The show is open 10-4 p.m., and is free to the public with ample parking. Local artists from the Merrimack Valley and New Hampshire will exhibit and sell original artwork. Attractions will include a demonstration by celebrated artist Jim Collins, a cookie sale, live music from the Emerald Strings, and a raffle. A student exhibit will feature the work of students of the Woodbury School and Salem High School.

Thursday, May 20

The Knights of Columbus #4442 will

sponsor an American Red Cross Blood

Drive at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 37 Main Street, Salem. Donor hours are from 1-7 p.m., and all blood types are needed. Come and give the gift of life by donating blood.

Saturday, May 22

The Greater Salem Caregivers will hold

their first Annual Family Fun Bocce

Tournament at 9 a.m. at PhanZone, Route 111, Hampstead. There will be four players to a team, and there will be an Open Division and a Novice Division. There is a cost to play. Participants may register by mail to: The Greater Salem Caregivers, P.O. Box 2316, Salem, NH 03079. For more information, call 898-2850.

The Salem Garden Club is opening their plant sale to all non-profit organizations in Salem to sell plants from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Greystone Farms Senior Living on Main Street graciously provides their lawn. All Salem volunteer organizations are invited to sell pots of their members’ prolific perennials, houseplants, or any healthy plant starts. Call 818-1614 to sign up. Setup time is 6:30 a.m. Bring your own tables, cashier, and cash box. Total cleanup will be completed by participants starting at 1 p.m. Greystone will also generously provide cold drinks for the workers.

Sunday, May 23

The Knights of Columbus Council #4442 and the Salem Kiwanis will be serving a full breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 37 Main Street, Salem. All proceeds will go

directly to American Cancer Society Relay

for Life event. Breakfast will be served on all of the above-listed dates from 8-11 a.m. Please come and support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event and enjoy good food and good conversation for a great cause.

Community Events

Friday, May 28

The Derry Salem Elks will hold a Jazz Night from 6:30-10 p.m. featuring the Nick Goumas Quartet and a prime rib dinner. There is a cost for the tickets. For more information, contact the Lodge at 898- 7941.

Memorial Day – Monday, May 31

Commemorative Services honoring fallen heroes of all America’s wars will be held on May 31, beginning with a parade, which will start from Salem High School at 1 p.m. The parade will march down Geremonty Drive and right on Main Street to Veterans Park, where a program will pay homage to the more than a million warriors in all of our nation’s wars who paid the supreme sacrifice. Salem acting Town Manager, Dr. Henry LaBranche, long-time chief administrator of Salem’s public schools, will be the main speaker at the Memorial Day ceremonies. The public is invited to refreshments at VFW Post 8546, 42 North Broadway, following the program.

Saturday, June 5

The Dr. Lewis F. Soule School, 173 South Policy Street, Salem, will be holding a yard sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Rent a 10-foot space for a small fee. This will be a prime location for yard sale hunters. All proceeds go to supporting the Soule School PTA and family fun nights. If you are interested in renting a space, contact Noreen at 898- 3229 or

The Derry-Salem Elks Lodge 2226, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem, will hold a family event fundraiser at noon to benefit the Veterans of NH, featuring Dr. Humble and Company Blue’s Band. The event will also include dinner, featuring ribs, barbeque chicken, smoked ham, sausage, coleslaw, Dean’s beans, corn on the cob, corn bread, seasoned potatoes, and watermelon. There is a small donation to attend. Children’s portions will be available. Please purchase tickets by May 24. For more information, call 898-7941.

Saturday, June 12

The American Legion Ernest W. Young Post 63, 38 Millville St., Salem, will hold a Dignified Flag Disposal at 11 a.m. All American flags that have become worn or faded will be fittingly destroyed in a respectful and honorable service of tribute, memory, and love. Members from all veterans’ organizations, the military, and community are invited to participate. Anyone wishing to dispose of an unserviceable flag may bring them to the ceremony, or call Enrico Casaletto at 898-1150.


Thursday, May 20

The Kelley Library will welcome Adam Boyce at 7 p.m., who will present Old Time

Rules Will Prevail: the Fiddle Contest in New Hampshire and New England. Follow

the evolution of fiddle contests from the original endurance tests to tunes judged on specific criteria. A sampling of recorded fiddle music will be played during the presentation, and the presenter will perform some live fiddling.

Thursday, May 27

Join the Children’s Room Staff at the Kelley Library from 7-8:45 p.m. as we host Myriad Games of Salem for a Family Game Night.



Monday, May 24

The MOMS Club® of Salem is holding its next Monthly Social at the Kelley Library, Beshara Room, lower level, at 9:30 a.m. The MOMS Club of Salem is part of the International MOMS Club and provides activities and support for stay-at-home moms and their children. All at-home mothers in Salem, including those who work part-time, are encouraged to attend. Children are welcome! Refreshments will be provided, and toys will be available for children to play with during the event. Craft supplies will also be provided to entertain the children. For more information, e-mail, or contact Maria Kench, Membership VP, at 475-7068.

Religious Events

Saturday, May 22

The First Congregational Church, 15 Lawrence Road, Salem, will hold an

All-Church Fundraising Yard Sale from

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Come find household items, toys, tools, and much more.

Sunday, June 27

The Parish Community of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem will be

celebrating the Centennial of the parish

with a Mass at 2 p.m. at the church, and a reception and dinner to follow at the Granite Rose, Hampstead, NH. Ticket information will be available in late May. All past and present parish members and friends are invited to attend and celebrate with us. For more information, feel free to contact the rectory at 898-4933.

School Activities

Wednesday, May 19

There will be a musical performance at St. Joseph Regional Catholic School, 40 Main Street, Salem, entitled An Evening Of Music. The students will be performing at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. There will also be a morning performance at 9:30 a.m.

Sports & Recreation

Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23

Tryouts for the Salem Cardinals Senior

Babe Ruth Baseball team will be held at Salem High School, 44 Geremonty Drive, at 5:30 p.m. each day. Players living in Salem or Windham who are born prior to May 1, 1995, and on or after January 1, 1991, are eligible to play. Registration forms will be filled out at the tryout. For more information, call Bob Larson at 235-2319, or send an e-mail to vp-baberuth@salemyo

The Salem, NH American Legion Baseball

Team is having tryouts from 5:45-7:30 p.m. at Salem High School. Post #63 American Legion will be sponsoring a Senior Team for players born in 1991-1992 and a Junior Team for players born in 1993-1996. Senior team members should be from Salem, Pelham, and parts of Windham. Junior Team members can be from any area or town that does not sponsor a Jr. program. Contact Gordon College Head Coach John Ryan at 978-375-2733 with any questions.


Last week’s article, “Tribute to

Woody Chmieleski,” should have mentioned that AMVET Post 2 of Salem sponsored the entire event.

Salem Church Services

Greater Salem Vineyard Fellowship

Meets at Salem High School, Auditorium • Sunday Service, 10:00 a.m.

North Salem United Methodist Church

389 North Main Street • Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School, 9 a.m.

Pleasant Street United Methodist Church

8 Pleasant Street • Sunday Worship and Sunday School, 9:00 a.m.

Rockingham Christian Church

5 Industrial Way, Unit #2 • Sunday Worship & Children’s Church, 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. •

Salem Bible Church

11 Ermer Road (off Rte. 111) • Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m., Eve. Worship, 6 p.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. • Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.

St. David’s Episcopal Church

Main Street (across from Kelley Library) • Sunday Services, 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

33 Main Street • Masses: Sat., 4:15 p.m., Sun., 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m.; Weekdays: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Rosary 6:50 a.m., Mass, 7:15 a.m.; Wed., Rosary, 6:50 a.m., Eucharistic Service 7:15 a.m., Evening Mass, 6:30 p.m.

Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church

171 Zion Hill Road • Sunday Services, 8 a.m., 9 a.m.; • Fellowship Hour 10 a.m. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12
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