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Community Events --------- 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 571-9381 or 479-3612. You may also call the Parish Office at 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.
Tuesday, January 3 The Supervisors of the Checklist of Salem will be in session from 7-8 p.m. on the lower level of the Municipal Office Building. Residents of Salem who will be age 18 or older by January 10, 2012
may register to vote at this session with acceptable documentation, if they wish their name to appear on the voter checklist which will be used at the Presidential Primary scheduled for January 10, 2012. A picture ID and proof of domicile is required (drivers licenses are acceptable). Naturalized citizens must show documented citizenship papers or a US passport. Following this session no new additions or corrections to current data may be made until the Presidential Primary. For those who wish to confirm their voter status, there are copies of the checklist available to view at the Kelley Library and the Town Clerk’s Office.
Thursday, January 19 The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Salem Knights of Columbus Hall, 37 Main Street, from 1-7 p.m. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors
are needed every day to make sure there is an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Thank you for giving the gift of life!
Friday, January 20 Pine Tree Quilt Shop 224 North Broadway, Salem Marketplace, Salem, is hosting a Neighbors Helping Newborns Workshop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your sewing machine and sewing basket tools to help sew Memory Envelopes for families of
babies who do not survive. Call Dina at 603-870- 8100 to reserve a seat. Light refreshments will be served. Neighbors Helping Newborns, a 501(C)3 non-profit, provides necessities to premature and newborn babies. Volunteers sew and/or knit quilts, blankets, hats, sweaters, and other necessary baby items. We deliver thousands of handmade and donated baby care items and clothing yearly to hospitals in MA and NH which are given free of charge to families in need. For additional information, call 603-890-3764 or email donna@ neighborshelpingnewborns.org
Wednesday, December 28 The Kelley Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the library. This month’s selection is A Mercy, by Toni Morrison. The book group is open to the Salem community. Stop by the main desk of the library to checkout a copy of the book.
Wednesday, January 4 The Kelley Library is proud to announce that they are partnering with the Salem Science Fiction Book Group. This month, the group will be discussing Haunting
Jordan, by PJ Alderman at 7:30 p.m. New members are welcome, and copies of the
book can be picked up at the library.
Thursday, January 5 The Kelley Library will hold a Book-To- Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. Movies selected for this year’s monthly movie nights are films adapted from popular books. The Kelley Library is starting the season off with The Help, based on the novel by Kathryn
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Stockett, starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Bryce Dallas Howard. Come see the movie, then join us for a discussion of the book and movie on Wednesday, January 18 at 7 p.m. Contact Paul or Michele at 898-7064 for more information, or visit www. kelleylibrary.org
Monday, January 9 The Kelley Library will hold a Book Buddy Event, sponsored by Girl Scout Troop #13901 from 6-7 p.m. for children in
grades K through first grade. Come have and have your child
enjoy a reading session with one of the Girl Scouts. Sign up at the Kelley Library.
School Activities ----------
Monday, December 26 – Monday, January 2 Schools closed for holiday break. Have a safe and happy vacation!
Sports & Recreation ---
Starting Wednesday, January 11 Are you a teen who always wanted to learn to Hip Hop? Well, now you can! The Salem Boys and Girls Club will be offering free Hip Hop Classes to its Eclipse Teen Center members starting January 11. Classes will be held on
Mondays from 4-5 p.m. and on Fridays from 3-4 p.m. in the Teen Center classroom. If you are not a member of the Eclipse Teen Center and would like to become one, you can sign up for an annual fee. With your membership, you can have access to the tech center, fitness programs, swimming programs and gym activities. Our Teen Center is available to kids in grades 6-12. It is open from 2:30-9 p.m. on weekdays. Space is limited. To sign up, or for additional information, call us at 898-7709 or visit us at www.salembgc.org
Town Hall Offices: Monday, December 26 – Closed Monday, January 2 – Closed
US Post Office: Monday, December 26 – Closed, no mail delivery Monday, January 2 – Closed, no mail delivery
Kelley Library: Saturday, December 24 – Open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, December 25 – Closed Monday, December 26 – Closed Saturday, December 31 – Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, January 1 – Closed Monday, January 2 – Closed
Salem Transfer Station: Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Happy Holidays! Offices will re-open on Monday, January 2 at 9 a.m. Salem Church Services
The Area News Group will be on vacation beginning Thursday, December 22.
We wish you a very safe and happy holiday celebration!
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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