EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 25, 2012

Casino gambling forum planned in Salem tomorrow

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — NH Casino Now will host a forum on casino gambling tonight at the Salem-Derry Elks Lodge.

The forum, set for 6 p.m., will include a panel of officials from Washington County in Pennsylvania, who will speak about their experience with the development of a gaming facility that would be similar to the casino proposed for Rockingham Park.

Candidates for the state Legislature and the public will be allowed to ask the panel questions.

NH Casino Now is a group of residents from the Greater Salem area who support expanded gambling and believe Rockingham is the best location for a casino, believing it will create thousands of jobs and stimulate the economy.

The Elks Lodge is on Shadow Lake Road.

Open Farm Day

SANDOWN — Open Farm Day will be Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Patch Wood Farm.

Visitors can tour the farm and see horses and puppies. There will also be pony rides, a petting zoo, horseshoe painting, arts and crafts, a bake sale and raffles.

The Hooves, Paws and Claws 4-H Club will show its new rescue horses and host a fundraiser to support the club and rescue efforts at Patch Wood.

The farm is at 42 Hawkewood Road. For more information, call 978-998-1751 or go to PatchWoodFarms.com.

What a deal in Plaistow

PLAISTOW — Play cribbage or want to learn? Head to Plaistow Public Library any Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. to socialize and sharpen your cribbage skills.

Snacks and drinks are provided by the recreation department and the library.

Visit plaistowlibrary.com.

School renovation forum in Salem

SALEM — A public forum on a proposed school renovation project is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. at Salem High School.

The forum will be hosted by the School Board in the high school’s television studio. The school district wants to renovate the Fisk and Soule schools, while specific plans for the Haigh School remain uncertain. Residents will vote on the plan in March.

School district officials will be joined by Chris Drobat of Lavallee/Bresinger Architects and Gino Baroni of Trident Project Advantage Group. They will outline the district’s facilities master plan and options for the project. School Board members will discuss a recent enrollment report.

The public will be allowed to comment after a brief presentation on the proposal.

Race event

to benefit SARL

SALEM — Tomorrow through Sunday, support Team BarkMoto as it throttles, brakes, spins and lays down some serious rubber on the NH Motor Speedway track in Loudon.

Attend the event and cheer on the team, or purchase sponsorships and make pledges per lap.

All proceeds will benefit the many homeless animals under the care of the Salem Animal Rescue League.

For more information on the event, visit 24hoursoflemons.com or to make a pledge go to fundly.com/24-hours-of-lemons. Pledges can be made until midnight on Saturday.

Contact Patricia Mack at SARL, 893-3210, Ext. 202, pmack@sarl-nh.org.