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Monday, December 5 The Salem Depot Train Station Museum will be open from 6-8 p.m. The history of transportation, artifacts, and stories are housed in the museum. Also, do your Christmas Shopping and purchase the book with stories and drawings by Salem seniors


and school children. Videos are available. There is no charge to come and view transportation over the years in Salem. Any questions, please call Beverly at 893-8882.


Thursday, December 8 The Eighth Annual Holiday Stroll and Silent Auction at Graystone Farm at Salem, a Benchmark Senior Living Community, will be held to benefit ServiceLink of Rockingham County. Graystone Farm is located at 242 Main Street, Salem. Please


join us as we celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy spirits, hors d’oeuvres and holiday music as you stroll our community and view a wide array of wreaths, sleighs, centerpieces, and gift baskets decorated by our local sponsors. The proceeds from every sale will benefit the programs of ServiceLink of Rockingham County. The Silent Auction begins at 6 p.m. and the bidding will conclude at 8 p.m. Don’t miss this wonderful and charitable Holiday Celebration! The $5.00 admission fee includes a chance in our Grand Raffle! Shuttle transportation to area parking will be available all evening. For more information, call 603-898-5393 or visit www.benchmarkseniorliving.com.


Saturday, December 10 The Annual Holiday Breakfast, sponsored by Salem Centre for Orthodontix, will be held in the Eclipse Teen Center (2nd Floor of the Boys & Girls Club) from 9-11 a.m. More info and ticket purchases can be made at http://www.salembgc.org/what/


events/holidaybreakfast.asp, or tickets will also be available at the front office. Admission includes breakfast, face painting, arts and crafts and more! Bring your camera to take photos with Santa Claus. Any questions, please contact Mike Stevens at 603- 898-7709, ext. 14 or mstevens@salembgc.org.


Sunday, December 25


Once again, with the permission of Fr. John Michalowski, Pastor of Saints Mary and Joseph Parish in Salem, and with the help of the Salem Knights of Columbus, there will be a Christmas Dinner from 12:30– 3:30 p.m. for all who are alone and would like companionship, friendship and a nice hot


meal. Please bring your family and friends. The dinner will feature turkey with all the trimmings, and will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 37 Main Street, Salem. Reservations are necessary so the committee can plan, so please call 603-571-9381 or 603-479-3612. You may also call the Parish Office at 603-893-8661 to make a reservation. If you need a ride, one will be provided. Please make sure to leave your name and phone number when you call for a reservation, so we can contact you. Dessert donations are very much appreciated. If you cannot attend, we can make arrangements to deliver to Salem residents.


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Tuesday, December 6 The Kelley Library will hold a Craft Time at 9:30 a.m. This is a special activity time for 4-6 year olds, featuring crafts from a variety of materials. Registration is required. Sign-up in the Kelley Library Children’s Room, or call 898-7064.


Saturday, December 10 The Kelley Library Board of Trustees invites the Salem community to an afternoon of seasonal music for a Holiday Concert and Tea with the Windham Flute Ensemble and local guest performers. Delicious treats and beverages will be served in the


lower lobby before and after the performance, which will begin at 1 p.m.


Wednesday, December 14 Come join the Kelley Library to decorate cookies for the holidays at 6:30 p.m. This family event invites children ages 6 and up to use their artistic talents to decorate Holiday cookies. Parents are invited to stay and share in the fun. Call Cathy at 898- 7064, or drop by the Children’s Room, to register.


Thursday, December 15 The Pontine Theatre is back at the Kelley Library at 7 p.m. bringing their adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers present this holiday classic in


toy theatre. Toy theatre is an antique parlor entertainment, performed on a miniature table- top, two-dimensional stage, with cut-out scenery and actors. It reached its height of popularity in England, during the Victorian era. This event is appropriate for children ages 10 and older and adults. This event is open to the public with no charge. More information on this and other December offerings can be found on the Kelley Library website, www.kelleylibrary.org.


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Saturday, December 3 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, the Salem Contractors Association and HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Excel) have come together to bring you the 2011


Holiday Dance, which will be held at the Castleton Banquet Center in Windham, from 6-11 p.m. The event will feature cocktails and appetizers, dinner, and music. There is a charge for the tickets. For more information, or to register, visit www.salemcontractors.org.


Religious Events ----------


Saturday, December 3 The North Salem United Methodist Church, 389 North Main Street, Salem, will hold a Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature beaded jewelry, crocheted and knitted afghans and scarves, dish gardens and much more! The Women’s club will be selling hot soups, baked goods and refreshments.


Saturday, December 10


Come hear the beautiful music of Sergei Novikov at the North Salem United Methodist Church, 389 N. Main Street, No. Salem, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door, or $5 before December 9 by calling Charley at 603-893-9825. For an advance


preview, see www.SpeakingMusic.com.


Sunday, December 11 and Saturday, December 24 St. Patrick’s Choir will be performing a new Christmas Cantata, “Heaven on Earth.” The cantata is a collection of songs both traditional and new, that illustrate the Christmas story. The concert will be performed at St. Patrick Church at 4 p.m. and again on December 24 at 11 p.m. There is no fee for admission.


Sunday, December 11 The St. Patrick’s Choir will be sponsoring Caroling, Cocoa, and Community at Lyons Park from 7-8:30 p.m. In the event of rain, will be held at the VFW Hall. Come join St. Patrick’s Choir and other local church choir members for a community sing-a-long


event. Cookies and hot chocolate for all. Everyone welcome. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Pelham Food Pantry.


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. www.graniteunited.com


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.


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


First Congregational Church, UCC 15 Lawrence Road • Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; www.FCC-Salem.org


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 • Saturday Sabbath Worship Service, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday Worship and Sunday School, 9:00 a.m.; www.pleasantstreetumc.org


Rockingham Christian Church 5 Industrial Way, Unit #2 • Sunday Worship & Children’s Church, 9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. • www.rccsalem.com


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.


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 Monday, 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, last 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


Saints Mary and Joseph Parish: 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.


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.


St. David’s Episcopal Church Main Street (across from Kelley Library) • Sunday Services, 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.


Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church 171 Zion Hill Road • Sunday Services, 8 a.m., 9 a.m.; • Fellowship Hour 10 a.m.


Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17; and


Saturday and Sunday, December 24 and 25 The Rockingham Christian Church will hold their annual “Christmas in this Place” program on December 16 at 7 p.m. and December 17 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. They will also hold Candlelight Christmas Eve Gatherings on December 24 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and a Christmas Day Gathering on December 25 at 10:15 a.m.


School Activities ----------


Saturday, December 10 Craft Fair Cancellation: The holiday craft fair at the William E. Lancaster School has been cancelled due to a lack of crafters. For more information, contact Bev Sullivan at Pres58@comcast.net, or 603-401-2048.


Sports & Recreation ---


Saturday, December 17 The Salem Boys and Girls Club will hold the First Annual Sporting Goods Flea Market at the club. The club will be selling new and used sports equipment. If anyone would like to donate items, please contact Josh Perreault at 898-7709x11. We will also be raffling off a new pair of skis and bindings donated by Buchikas.


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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: lisa.withrowinc@comcast.net or david.garcia.nhgop@gmail.com.


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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