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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., September through May.

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, 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, Upper Floor, Right, 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 Community Emergency Response Team, Trustees room, ADP, 11 Northeast Blvd, second Wednesday, 6 p.m. New recruits are welcome to attend. 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 Room, Town Hall, second Tuesday, 7 p.m. Salem Republican Town Committee, first Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Kelley Library, email: or 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, 7:00 – 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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Region 10 Community Support Services, Inc. will hold its 14th Annual Kid’s Carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Woodbury Middle School, Route 97, Salem. Admission is free; however, donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds for this event benefit individuals with developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders. There will be a coloring contest, which is available to children from preschool to grade 5. Artwork will be judged and prizes will be awarded to the winners. New this year is the Mad Science Show at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Ronald McDonald magic show scheduled at 12:30 p.m. There will also be many other demonstrations, games, and prizes. For more information, contact Region 10 at 893-1299.

Fridays, February 18 and 25 The Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will sponsor Foot Clinics for individuals 60 years and older who are unable to perform their own foot care. Clients will receive a basic nail trimming and foot assessment, but no treatment of corns or calluses. Appointments are necessary for this clinic. There is a suggested donation fee for the first visit and for subsequent visits. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Exeter at 772-2981, Derry at 432-7776, or 800-540-2981.

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Now until Monday, February 28 The MOMS Club of Salem will be doing a service project collecting pull-tabs or “pop tops” from cans to help the Shriners and the effort it takes to collect them. The Shriners collect the pull-tabs and then recycle them and put the money towards programs that directly benefit children. The Shriners then redeem the pull-tabs at a recycling center and the proceeds go to the Shriners Hospital for Children Transportation Fund. The Children’s Transportation Fund exists in order to provide transportation to Shriners Hospitals for needy children and their parents, free of charge. The Fund pays for transportation to Shriners Hospitals by bus, train, and air. The Fund also provides for MedFlight transportation when a child’s life hangs in the balance. A parent never sees a single bill for one of these flights, which can cost thousands of dollars. If interested in helping donate your pull-tabs, contact Maria Kench at 475-7068 or e-mail A drop-off box has been placed at the Kelley Library and also at Gently Loved Baby if you are interested in dropping off your pull-tabs.


Tuesday, February 15 The Kelley Library, 234 Main Street, Salem, will hold a Kids Arts Program for children in grades 2-5, where participants will look at Pablo Picasso faces and create their own unique Picasso-like face. This program will begin at 3:15 p.m. Registration is requested, as space is limited to 15 children. Sign up in the E.V. Reed Children’s Room, or call 898-7064.

Thursday, February 17 Attention, Teens! Do you like to read to a younger child? Would you like to listen to a younger reader? Volunteer to be a Book Buddy! Book Buddies are paired with a younger child, ages 5-9, for a session of reading, followed by a related activity at 3:15 p.m. Sign up to be a Book Buddy at the Kelley Library Children’s Room Desk, or call Cathy at 898-7086.

Tuesday, February 22 The Kelley Library will hold a Genealogy Club meeting at 1 p.m. Want to know more about genealogy and how to research your family history? This new Genealogy Club will be exploring library genealogy resources and other genealogy topics. New members are always welcome to join these monthly meetings.


Monday, February 14 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold an open political forum, Concord Update, at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands, 79 Brady Avenue, Salem, from 7:30-9 a.m. All politics are local! What happens at the state level can dramatically impact your business. The Government Affairs committee of the Chamber is proud to annually host an open forum with our state representatives and senators.

Tuesday, February 15 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours – “mini” Health Fair at the Holy Family Hospital, 70 East Street, Methuen, MA, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Our Health Resources Committee has worked with Holy Family Hospital to put together this Business After Hours ”mini” Health Fair. In addition to great networking, food, and beverages, Chamber members in the Health and Wellness fields will be displaying their company information to fellow members.

Wednesday, February 16 Do you take care of a loved one? Starting to feel a bit overwhelmed? You are not alone and support is here. Silverthorne Adult Day and ServiceLink offer a Caregiver Support Group, the third Wednesday of every month, from 4-5:15 p.m. Meet with others, share concerns, and receive advice. The February 16 meeting will have two speakers, Bob Slein of Edward Jones and Atty. Mary Howie. They will speak about Medicaid and financial options that may be available for you. Please RSVP to Paula at 893-4799. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved ones, as a Silverthorne staff is available to watch over them while the group is being held.

Tuesday, February 22 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold the next HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Excel) networking event at Balducci’s Wood Fired Pizza and Wings, 419 S. Broadway, Salem, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. There is a small cost at the door. RSVP at, as space is limited.

Religious Events

Saturday, February 12 Saints Mary and Joseph Parish in Salem will hold a St. Valentine Comedy Night Dinner featuring Joey Voices, a comedian, impersonator, and singing impressionist at the Atkinson Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson, at 6 p.m. There is a cost for the tickets, which will include a Chicken Marsala dinner, comedy show, and dancing. Come one, come all. Reserve your tables of 10 by calling Dana at the parish office at 893-8661.

Seminars & Courses

Monday, February 21 – Wednesday, February 23, and Monday, March 7 – Saturday, March 19 The Salem Boys & Girls Club is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training class, to take place March 7-19. The course includes Standard First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, as well as Rescue and Recovery skills. Candidates must be 15 years old and meet all prerequisite requirements for participation. Attendance at all meeting times is required. There is a cost for the course. Space is limited, so early registration is suggested. A re-certification course is also being offered for those who are due to update their certification. This course will be held from February 21-23, from 8 a.m. until noon, and there is also a cost for this class. Candidates must bring proof of previous certification in order to register. Registration for all courses must be done in person at the Salem Boys & Girls Club. Payment in full is due at the time of registration. For more information, contact Aquatics Director Missy Rowell at 898-7709, ext. 18, or

Salem Church Services

Ararat Armenian Congregational Church 2 Salem Street • Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m.

Centerpoint Community Church 101 School Street • Sunday Service, 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 United Church 1 Sand Hill Road • Saturdays, 4 p.m.; Sunday Services, 8:45, 10, and 11:30 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.

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.; Youth Group 5-7 p.m.;

Rockingham Christian Church 5 Industrial Way, Unit #2 • Sunday Worship & Children’s Church, 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 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.

Sports & Recreation

Saturday, February 12 Salem Recreational Softball walk-in registration for T-ball will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 3 Geremonty Drive, in the gym. Ask for Carmine. For more information or to just sign up online, go to

Monday, February 21 The Salem Recreation Department if offering a Family Skate at the Icenter for winter school vacation weeks. The session is scheduled for February 21-25. The program consists of 80 minutes of stick time (open hockey) each day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and Family Skate from 1-2:20 p.m. There is a cost for the program per family each week. Please note due to scheduling, the session on February 21 will be held at 8 a.m. Skate rentals are available if needed. Please register at the Recreation Department, 33 Geremonty Drive.

Monday, February 28 – Friday, April 22 The Salem Boys & Girls Club is now holding registrations for the spring session of swim lessons. The 8-week session will run from February 28 to April 22. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. There is a cost per child. Classes are offered for children ages 3 and older, from beginners to advanced and pre-competitive swimmers. Children in first grade and older must hold a current Boys & Girls Club membership. Classes fill quickly, so early registration is advised. For more information and class times, call 898-7709 or visit the Website at

Tuesday, March 1, and Tuesday, March 8 The Salem Rams Football and Cheerleading organization will be holding sign-ups for the 2011 Fall Season at the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge on Rte. 111 in Salem. Veteran Registration (for rostered players and cheerleaders from the 2010 season) will take place on Tuesday, March 1, from 6:30-8 p.m. Open Registration (new players and cheerleaders – anyone not rostered in 2010, and Veterans who missed the March 1 sign-up) will take place on Tuesday, March 8, from 6:30-8 p.m. Salem Rams offers instructional and competitive programs at the following levels. Football: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, and Middle School (JV and varsity); and Spirit: Mighty Mite, Division 10, Division 12, Division 13, and Division 15. Please bring a clear copy of your child’s birth certificate (mandatory to sign up). There is a registration fee for each child, with a family maximum fee. For more information on registration or to get involved, feel free to contact Laura dos Santos at or Raynna St. Hillaire at

Friday, March 25 Salem Youth Baseball is excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser, which will be held at the Harris’ Pelham Inn at 7 p.m. This event is not only a great night out, but an important fundraising function for Salem Youth Baseball as well. Our League has made tremendous improvements to Michele Park, a town-owned park, through countless volunteer man hours and fundraising to make it one of the finest youth sport facilities in the state, and this year we’d like to open it up to the special needs children of Salem. This year’s theme is “First Pitch,” which represents the launching of our Challenger Division. The new Division will allow special needs children of all ages to participate in the great game of baseball. Funds raised from this event will help defer the costs of setting up the Challenger Division, as well as keep costs down for the other levels of baseball that we support. The evening will feature a DJ, with a portion of the night dedicated to a Baseball Idol Karaoke contest, delicious food, raffle items, silent auction, and a sports memorabilia auction.

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