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Sunday, February 19 Join women throughout Southern New Hampshire at Tupelo Music Hall from 5-7 .p.m for the 4th annual Ladies Night Out benefiting the NH Food Bank. Join us for an evening of entertainment and spending time with friends while supporting a great


cause. All proceeds from the “Food for Thought” event will go directly to the New Hampshire Food Bank. Break away from the cold winter doldrums and have some “fun in the sun” at this beach-themed women’s night out. There will be a raffle, refreshments, and entertainment. Come dressed in your favorite tropical, “beachy” attire (e.g. sundresses, etc.). Tickets are $15 per person. Refreshments will be provided. Tupelo Music Hall (www.tupelohall.com) is located at 2 Young Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. The event is sponsored by the Women of the Granite State Church of Christ. For more information, please contact Laura Fix, Granite State Church of Christ at 603-434-3874.


Wednesday, February 22 The Boys and Girls Club of Salem will hold an exciting new event – their very first Trivia Night! This event will be held at the Club in the Teen Center from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Teams will consist of 4 to 6 members and can be made up of co-workers, friends or


even family! Are you the smartest folks in Salem? Your team could win our grand prize of $600! Registration forms and additional information is available on our website at www.salembgc.org. There will be plenty of free food and refreshments. Chunky’s Cinema is supplying the popcorn, Balducci’s Wood Fired Pizza is supplying the pizza, and the Boys and Girls Club staff will be supplying the hot dogs and cotton candy! There will be teams from banks, real estate companies, stores, municipal offices, schools and corporations. Entry fee is $180 per team. There will be prizes given out throughout the night during “bonus” rounds. Bring additional friends and family to fill the cheering section. Please register by February 15. If you have any questions, contact Denise Dolloff at 898-7709, ext. 16.


Community Events --------- Saturday, March 10


New Hampshire House Republican Leadership will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting at Salem High School from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Media Room. Participants include, Speaker Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon), Deputy Speaker Pam Tucker


(R-Greenland), D.J. Bettencourt (R-North Salem), and Assistant Deputy Majority Leader Laurie Sanborn (R-Henniker). Members of the Rockingham County District 4 delegation (Salem and Windham) will also be on hand. This event is open to the public and they will take questions, with Salem residents being allowed to ask questions first.


Saturday, March 17 The second Town Deliberative Session will be held on Saturday, March 17, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Salem High School Auditorium.


Sunday, April 22 The third annual Salem Family Resources Tot to Teen Fashion Show and Tea event will be held on Sunday, April 22, from 1-3 p.m. at Searles Castle in Windham. Sure to delight, the show will feature two-dozen local children ranging from toddlers to teens.


New this year is a “Glam Gram” segment, featuring local residents nominated by their grandchildren. The organization, which offers a wide range of programs and resources for families with young children, will also present its 2012 Children’s Champion Award to a local child advocate at this event. For more information about sponsorships, event or programming of Salem Family Resources, contact director Cindy Jury at 898-5493 or info@ salemfamilyresources.org.


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Tuesday, February 21 The Kelley Library will hold the Kids Art Series: Canadian Carr at 3:30 p.m. This month, children will look at the work of Emily Carr, and then work on their drawing and painting skills as they create


their own piece. This monthly series of art classes is appropriate for children in grades 2 -5. Pre-registration is required. Call Corrie at 898-7064 to sign-up, or stop by the Kelley Library Children’s Room.


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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


Greater Salem Vineyard Fellowship Grace Assembly of God, 199 Zion Hill Road • Sunday Service, 9 and 10:30 a.m.


Hannah Tenney United Methodist Church 290 Main Street• Sunday Worship and Sunday School, 11 a.m.


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Wednesday, February 22 Dixie, the Kelley Library’s visiting read therapy dog, is back for more reading sessions starting at 6 p.m. Children can practice their reading skills with Dixie. 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 Kelley Library Children’s Room.


Wednesday, February 22 The Kelley Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m., and will be discussing Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout this month. This long-standing book group facilitated by Joan Fardella is open to the Salem


community, always welcomes new members. Stop by the main desk of the library to borrow a copy of the book to read before meeting night.


Wednesday, February 29 The Kelley Library is pleased to offer a series of author nights throughout 2012 featuring local writers. In February, the Salem community will have an opportunity to meet local author and WMUR newscaster, Jennifer Vaughn at 7 p.m.


Ms. Vaughn will be speaking on her first novel, Last Flight Out, how she became a writer, and insights into the successes and pitfalls of becoming a published author. For more information about this event, future author nights, and other events and services at the Kelley Library, visit our website at www.kelleylibrary.org.


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Thursday, February 23 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold a Salem Candidates Night at Salem High School, 44 Geremonty Drive, from 6-8 p.m. This is a political forum is free to attend.


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


Friday, March 16 Don’t miss the 2012 Annual Woodbury PTSA Winter Carnival, from 6-8 p.m. featuring lots of great activities such as: a DJ with dancing and contests; an E-Game Zone with Wii, Guitar Hero, and PlayStation; a cake walk; Faculty Feud with Mr. Kelly; a pie-eating contest; caricatures; tattoos; Scholastic Book Fair; food court; Woodbury Jazz Band; amd a new Clix Photo Booth. The event will also feature their best-ever prize drawings! All students must be accompanied by an adult. There is a small admission fee at the door.


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Monday, February 27 – Saturday, March 3 Looking for something fun for your children to do over school vacation? From February 27 to March 3 the Boys and Girls Club of Salem is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. All members from grades 1-5 can participate in activities at the club including


several field trips. Children have the opportunity to go swimming, play board games, create different arts and crafts, and so much more. The field trips include Fun World, Skateland, and seeing the new movie The Lorax. To register for the daily drop off go online to www.salembgc.org. There is a daily fee which does not include field trip fees. Field trip sign-ups are done at the Club only. For any additional information, contact Mike Stevens at 898-7709, ext. 14.


Salem Church Services


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.; 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 • Sunday Worship & KidzRock, 9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. • Xtreme Kidz: LIVE!, 1st Sunday of the month, 10:15 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.


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 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.


CareGiver Support Group, Silverthorne Adult Day Center, third Wednesday, 4 – 5:15 p.m. For more information, call Paula Faist at 603-893-4799.


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, first Wednesday, 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.


Divorce Care & Divorce Care for Kids, Rockingham Christian Church, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 919-DC-AT-RCC.


Domestic Abuse Support Group, (confidential), Call A Safe Place, 890-6392 for more information.


Exchange Club, Blackwater Grill, 43 Pelham Road, 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, 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 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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