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Community Events --------- Saturday, December 10
Please join us at the Salem Boys and Girls Club for our 8th Annual Children’s Holiday Breakfast. The breakfast will be held from 9-11 a.m. in the Eclipse Teen Center. There is a small admission fee, and children ages 2 to 5 and anyone under 2 can
come for free! Admission includes breakfast, face painting and a visit from Santa! Bring your camera for pictures with Santa! Tickets are available at the Boys and Girls Club, 3 Geremonty Drive. Thank you to our Holiday Breakfast sponsor, Dr. Manuel J. Sousa of Salem Centre for Orthodontix. For additional information, call 603-898-7709.
Sunday, December 25 The Christmas decorations are already in the stores and it is not too soon to think about Christmas Day. 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 those who live in Salem.
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
Thursday, December 15 The Kelley Library will hold a 60 Second Stunts and Games program for teens at 2:30 p.m. in the library. Teens ages 12 and up are invited to try some interesting and challenging games as seen on the popular game show “Minute to Win It”. Stop by for some great fun!
Tuesday, December 20 This month, participants in the Kelley Library’s Kids’ Art series will look at the work of Marc Chagall and be inspired to make their own fanciful creation. This class for children in grades 2-5, and will be held at 3:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Contact Corrie, or the Children’s Room at 898-7064
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Tuesday, December 13 The Government Affairs committee of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will be welcoming presidential candidate Buddy Roemer to hold a discussion on the various challenges being faced by our nation, with a focus on the concerns of the business community. Roemer is
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scheduled to arrive at MHF Design Consultants, 44 Stiles Road in Salem at 11 a.m. The public is welcome to attend, however, space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. RSVP to the Chamber at 603- 893-3177 to confirm attendance. The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce does not support any political candidates, but is dedicated to providing access to political figures to address business concerns.
Wednesday, December 14 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold the next Business After Hours Networking event at the Tuscan Kitchen,
67 Main Street, Salem, from 5:3-7:30 p.m.
Religious Events ----------
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. Bring friends and family and share in this new and exciting musical event!
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 us for a community sing-a-long event you will never forget! Let’s celebrate the holidays by gathering around the fire and joining
our voices and spirits! Cookies and hot chocolate for all. Everyone welcome. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Pelham Food Pantry. If there is any problem or question, please contact Cara-Jean Donaghey at 978-771-3833 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17; and 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.
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.
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Saturday, December 17 The Salem Boys and Girls Club will hold the First Annual Sporting Goods Flea Market at the club. Do you have any slightly used sports equipment that you’d like to get rid of? Drop it off the Boys and Girls club, as they will be distributing previously enjoyed equipment to less fortunate
athletes and enthusiasts! You donate the goods and they will match them with the right family.
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you have equipment to donate, please drop it off at the Salem Boys and Girls Club anytime, and tell them it’s for Josh’s Sports Swap. If you need more information, please contact Josh Perreault at 898- 7709 ext. 11. They 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: email@example.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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