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Monday, September 5 The Salem Republican Town Committee would like to invite Republicans and Independents from the Salem, Windham, and surrounding areas to our annual Labor Day Picnic. Come to hear candidates speak, get to know people active in the party,

and have some hamburgers, hotdogs, corn-on-the- cob, and watermelon. Free admission, donations accepted. The picnic will be held from 3-5 p.m. at the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge #2226, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem.

Fridays, September 9, 16, 23, 30; and Wednesdays, August 24 and September 28 Rockingham VNA and Hospice will sponsor Foot Clinics at the Salem Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet Way, 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 of $20 for the first visit and $15 for subsequent visits. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call 800-540- 2981 or the new direct foot clinic line at 580-6668.

Tuesday, September 13 New Hampshire’s own storyteller, Rebecca Rule, will deliver a talk to the Salem, NH Historical Society entitled, “Better Than a Poke in the Eye”. “Poke in the Eye” is one of several humorous presentations in Rebecca Rule’s repertoire. She has been collecting, publishing, broadcasting and presenting funny stories from around the countryside for more than a decade in her personal crusade to illuminate the character and identity of our very special state through anecdotes told by residents. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 310 Main Street, Salem, and is open to the public free of charge. This program is supported by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Light refreshments will be available after the meeting. For details call 893-8882.

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Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28 Dixie, the Kelley Library’s visiting read therapy dog, is back for more reading sessions. Children can practice their reading skills with Dixie at the Kelley Library starting at 6 p.m. Bring your own book or select one at the library. Registration

required. Sign-up for one 15 minute session by calling the library at 898-7064, or stop by the Reed Children’s Room.

Thursday, September 15

Explore the intriguing secrets of Middle Eastern cooking with Nawal Nasrallah at this first lecture in the 2011/2012 Kelley Library Adult Series of programs (KLAS).

This lecture, “The Stuffed and the Rolled,” will be held at the library at 7 p.m.

Nasrallah, accomplished cook and author of Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine, will discuss Middle Eastern cooking and share her recipe tips. Come learn about and sample this fascinating cuisine. For more information about this and other KLAS events at the Kelley Library, visit our website at

Meetings -------------------------- Tuesday, September 6

Members and new friends are welcome as the Salem Woman’s Club opens its 85th year of service on Tuesday, September 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the Kelley Library’s Beshara Room. The club has members of all ages who volunteer for a variety of community projects, including raising money for college scholarships, the purchase of large print and memorial books for Kelley Library, donations to local food pantries and other community organizations and support for Honor Flight New England, a non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans for all of their sacrifices. The club is also about having fun, including an annual Mystery Ride, Christmas Party and various social events and special programs. Hostesses prepare and serve luncheon for the members each month. A brief business meeting follows. The club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Kelley Library. There are no formal meetings in July, August and December. New members are always welcome.

Wednesday, September 14 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours at the Salem Co-operative Bank, 3 South Broadway, Salem, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us at Salem Co-operative Bank for the September Networking event.

Religious Events ---------- Starting Saturday, September 10

Pleasant Street United Methodist Church will offer a weekly Contemporary Worship Service on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. in Call Hall, 8 Pleasant Street, Salem. Spread the word that we are doing new things in the name of Jesus Christ. Join us in this new weekly opportunity to worship God. Invite your friends and neighbors.

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Saturday, September 17 Grace Assembly of God, 199 Zion hill Road, Salem, will hold a church wide yard sale on Saturday September 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come support the church and see what

great treasures you can find! School Activities ----------

Thursday, September 8 Salem High School’s Open House, an opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teachers and get information about their courses, will be held from 6:30-8

p.m. The principal, Mrs. Palmer, will hold an assembly for the parents of juniors in the auditorium from 6:15-6:30 p.m. Also, in preparation for opening the parent portal of our new student information system, we need parents to verify their contact information (email addresses, phone numbers, and addresses). Student schedules and verification forms can be picked up in the Davis gym starting at 6 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 21 The Rockingham VNA and Hospice will sponsor the next Salem Senior Diabetes Support Group, which will be held at the Salem Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet Way, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The facilitator will be Brenda DeMaria RN, CDE. For more information, call 1-800-540-2981.

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Starting Tuesday, September 6 Registration is now open for swim programs at the Salem Boys & Girls Club. The club offers swim lessons for children ages 3 years old and up. Space is limited and all openings are offered on a first come, first served basis. The Boys & Girls Club is offering an 8-week session, with classes that meet for 45 minutes each week. The fall session is scheduled to begin the week of September 6 through 10. Levels for 3-5 year olds include Tadpole, Polliwog, and Guppy. Youth levels for children ages 6 and older include Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Advanced Swimmer. A Pre-competitive class dubbed Flying Fish is also available for those who aspire to compete but aren’t quite ready. For more information, contact Missy Rowell at 603-898-7709, extention 18.

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 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 • Wednesday Worship Service, 7 p.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. & 10:30 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.

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

Salem Regular Meetings & Events 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

Thursday, September 8 Salem Cub Scout Pack 160 will hold a New Scout Signup Night, which will be held at the North Salem Elementary School. Pack 160 primarily serves boys in grades 1 through 5 from the Lancaster, Fisk and North Salem schools, however, anyone is welcome to join our group. For more information about our Pack along with links to the other scout groups in town, please go to

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Sunday, September 11 The Childhood Cancer Lifeline is sponsoring a 5K run and fun walk to raise money to continue to assist New Hampshire families. To date, the Childhood Cancer Lifeline has provided nearly $400,000 in direct cash assistance to NH families. Got theThe race will begin at the Salem Margaritas

Mexican Restaurant, 1 Keewaydin Drive, Salem, at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please consider joining us for the run, or just come on down for some family fun. The event will feature face painting, a DJ spinning some tunes for our runners and cotton candy and popcorn for sale. Kids can go for a fun walk/run. Please stop by and show our families your support with your presence and a donation to the Childhood Cancer Lifeline. All funds raised will go directly to the Childhood Cancer Lifeline.

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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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