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November 3, 2013

Music hall's 150th anniversary concert Nov. 9

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — METHUEN — The Methuen Memorial Music Hall will hold its 150th anniversary organ concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free and the doors open at 7 p.m.

This event celebrates the first concert hall organ in America, and will feature performances by the following artists: Diane Meredith Belcher, director of music and organist at St. Mary Star of the Sea in Beverly; David Carrier, music director at Wellesley Congregational Church and conductor of the Newton Choral Society; Douglas Major, music director at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Marblehead; Rosalind Mohnsen, music director at the Immaculate Conception Church in Malden; Abbey Siegfried, organist at Phillips Academy in Andover and music director at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, N.H.; and Peter Sykes, faculty member at Boston University School of Music and music director at First Church in Cambridge. Donations may be made to the Organ Restoration Fund. A reception will follow the concert.

The Methuen Memorial Music Hall is at 192 Broadway (Route 28). Free off-street parking is available. For more information, call 978-685-0693 or email methuenorganconcerts@gmail.com. Visit online at www.mmmh.org

Floats, donations sought for Salem parade

SALEM, N.H. — Floats and financial support are needed for the annual holiday parade scheduled for Dec. 1.

Local organizations, neighborhood groups and businesses are encouraged to take part. To participate, send an email to salemholidayparade@gmail.com.

Donations are needed to fund the parade’s approximately $15,000 annual cost. Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to: Salem Holiday Parade Inc., P.O. Box 2360, Salem, N.H. 03079.

The parade begins at 1 p.m. on Northeastern Boulevard and ends at Salem High School on Geremonty Drive. The Salem Exchange Club will collect canned goods and money for food pantries.

Windham student receives award

WINDHAM — Sahil Maripuri, a Northeastern University student who attended Windham schools, has received the John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award.

The Estey award provides $5,000 for school expenses for the award winner.

Halloween contest winners named in Pelham

PELHAM — Pelham Parks and Recreation announced the four Halloween coloring contest winners.

They are Mia Demmons, Lauren Woodhead, Grace DeSousa and Madison Curran. Each received a Toys ‘R Us gift card for their colorful efforts in the contest.