---- — HAMPSTEAD — St. Christopher Episcopal Church is holding its annual international dinner is Saturday at the church.
The first seating will be at 4:30 p.m., the second at 6:30 p.m. Countries represented include Portugal, Germany, Italy, Canada and Norway.
Sunday School students have a table offering kid-friendly foods and drinks. There is a dessert table with treats from around the world.
For each seating, tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (62 and over), $5 for children (12 and under) and there is a $35 family ticket (two adults and children) for the 4:30 p.m. seating only.
Tickets can be purchased by calling Karen Groves at 887-3834.
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is located at 187 East Road.
Mall hosts holiday job fair today
SALEM — There’s a holiday job fair today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mall at Rockingham Park.
Representatives from Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Victoria’s Secret and more will participate. Most of the employers will be located at the Lord & Taylor Court on Level 2, but some employers are recruiting inside and in front of their stores as well.
The fair aims to fill more than 600 seasonal part-time and full-time positions, ranging from customer service, sales associates, stock and security. Retailers will be accepting applications and many will be conducting on-the-spot interviews.
For more information on the holiday retail job fair or a list of all participating employers, call 894-5526 or visit www.facebook.com/events/1374335892803877/.
Halloween coloring contest has started
PLAISTOW— The recreation department is holding a coloring contest through Oct. 16.
Come to Town Hall, the children’s room at the library or visit plaistow.com under Recreation to pick up coloring contest worksheets.
All sheets must be returned to Town Hall by Oct. 16 at 4 p.m.
Winners will be invited to the Oct. 21 Board of Selectmen meeting to pick up prizes.
I-93 painting planned today in Salem
SALEM — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announced paint crews are scheduled to work today on Interstate 93 in Salem between the Massachusetts state line and the Exit 2 Interchange.
Work will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Motorists traveling through the work zone can expect minor delays while the paint pavement markings are allowed to dry. State Police rolling roadblocks will be used to complete this work.
Uniformed officers and traffic control devices will be used to assist motorists through the work zone. Minor traffic delays can be anticipated. This work is weather dependent.
Get Affordable Care Act answers
HAMPSTEAD — On Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m., Hampstead Public Library hosts a free educational program about the new Affordable Care Act.
While the new marketplace has the prospect of quality, affordable healthcare, you may have questions such as: Who will be eligible for premium credits and cost sharing subsidies? Will we have Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire and what will be the impact? Who will assist consumers in purchasing on-line?
There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion at this free event. The presenter is Karen Kelly, community organizer for Health Care from the nonprofit NH Citizens Alliance.
Salem Fire Dept. offers open house
SALEM — The Fire Department will have its annual open house Saturday, Oct. 12.
The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Station, 152 Main St.
Activities include demonstrations involving extrication equipment, fire extinguishers and an accelerant-detection dog.
There will be food and drinks, a bounce house from children and music performed by the George Williams Band.
A drawing will be held for a firetruck ride to school, and tickets will be sold for another drawing Oct. 14 for a John Deere tractor and loader. Proceeds will go toward fire Capt. Steve McKenna, who is battling cancer.
Salem firms win landscaping awards
SALEM — Six local businesses have received the Salem Garden Club’s annual Commercial Landscaping Awards.
The winners are Avatar Properties on Main Street, Dunkin’ Donuts on North Broadway, Eastpointe Plaza on Main Street, Equity Industrial Partners on Northeastern Boulevard, JayGees Ice Cream on South Broadway and Tuscan Market on Main Street.
The awards, initiated 26 years ago by longtime club member Doris Flaherty, are given to businesses that help make Salem a more beautiful place to live, work and visit.
Club rules require that award winners wait three years before being eligible to win another award. The winners were chosen by the commercial awards committee. The committee members are Meta Karpowicz, Laura Narasimhan, Linda Lemay and Salem planning director Ross Moldoff.