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Tuesday, March 13 Town Election Day – Please get out and vote! The polls are open at: Salem: District 1, Fisk School, 14 Main St.; District 2, Soule School, 173 South Policy St.; District 3,
Barron School, 55 Butler St.; District 4, Town Hall, 33 Geremonty Drive; District 5, Lancaster School, 54 Millville St.; District 6, North Salem School, 140 Zion Hill Road; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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.
Saturday, March 17 The GFWC Salem Woman’s Club will add pizza to its food table at the second town meeting session on March 17 at Salem High. The sale begins prior to 9 a.m. so voters can buy a coffee, water, cookies,
brownies and other baked goods before going into the auditorium for the meeting. Dunkin Donuts on Lowell Road will donate doughnuts. The club will also sell pizza during the lunch-break. All proceeds go to the club’s many community projects.
Saturday, March 24 Grace Assembly Of God, located at 199 Zion Hill Rd. Salem, will be showing the outstanding movie “Courageous” on Saturday, March 24 at 6 p.m. There is
no charge for this event. Refreshments and popcorn will be provided. All are welcome. For more information, call 898-1650.
Saturday, April 14 Volunteers are needed! Salem’s Field of Dreams annual Spring Clean Up will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Field of Dreams, located on Geremonty
Drive, across from the Salem Court House. Come and help clean up Salem’s only non-profit park and playground. Bring your rakes, tarps, leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, gloves, etc. Coffee, donuts, bagels and water will be available in the morning, pizza will be available for lunch.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 13 Barbara Brown, Director of the Lawrence, MA, History Center, will give a presentation on the 1912 strike of
workers against the textile mills there. This was a strike by immigrant workers, led by the
Industrial Workers of the World, prompted by one mill owner’s decision to lower wages when a new law shortening the work week went into effect. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 310 Main Street, Salem, and is open to all and free of charge. For details call 893-8882 or 898-0842.
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Tuesday, March 27 Sunday Supper is a new ministry that will be held the last Sunday of every month at the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, 8 Pleasant Street, Salem, in Call Hall from 5-6:30 p.m. A nutritious meal will be served to individuals and families in the Salem community. If you could benefit from a good meal, good conversation, and opportunity to meet new friends and/or chat with old friends please join us. RSVPs are helpful, call 898-2501 or 898-2785 and leave the number of people who plan to attend. Volunteers to make this Community Supper possible are also welcome. Call one of the numbers above and leave your name and contact information.
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Fridays, March 16, and 23; Saturday, March 31; and Thursday, April 5 The Birches Academy of Academics and Art is a public tuition free charter school opening in September 2012 in Southern, NH. The arts integrated school will be open to students in grades 1-8. Parent Information sessions are being held throughout the month of March and the first week of April at locations in Salem, Windham, and Pelham at the following times and places: Friday, March 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the Windham Nesmith Library; Friday, March 23 at 6 p.m. at the Salem Kelley Library, Lower Level; Saturday, March 31 at 12:30 p.m. at the Salem Kelley Library, Lower Level; and Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library.
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; and a new Clix Photo Booth. The event will also feature their best-ever prize drawings! All students must be accompanied by an adult and there is a small admission fee at the door.
Wednesday, March 21 The Freshman Student Council at Salem High will be holding a fundraiser at Salem High School at 3:30 p.m. called Slice of Salem, in which various pizza places from Salem will donate their pizza. People will then sample and vote for the best pizza to see who will be named “best pizza of Salem”!
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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, 11 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.
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
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Tuesday, March 27 and Tuesday, April 3 Registration for the Salem Rams 2012 Football and Cheerleading Season is now open. To start the process we ask all new and returning football players and cheerleaders get pre-registered at the following web site: NHYFSC.ORG
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