EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 2, 2012

Hampstead Mothers' Club hosts craft fair

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Mothers’ Club 27th annual Craft Fair is tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hampstead Middle School on School Street, off Route 121.

More than 70 artisans, chosen bu jury, will offer handmade crafts.

There will be activities for children, a full food menu and a raffle table.

Admission is free.

Santa arrives at Salem mall tomorrow

SALEM —Santa arrives at The Mall at Rockingham Park on Saturday and stays until Dec. 24.

Visitors will have a chance to visit with Santa and his helpers, and deliver letters to Santa himself.

Santa photo times will vary. Visit facebook.com/TheMallatRockinghamPark or call guest services at 894-4411.

Food, toy drive to benefit homeless vets

SALEM — Select Physical Therapy and Happy and Healthy Naturopathy are joining hands to sponsor a toy and food drive to benefit homeless veterans in the area.

Drop off any nonperishable food items, toys or cash donations to 7 Stiles Road, Suite 104. Receive a free gift and also enter a drawing for a $25 gas card. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday, or can be left outside the door in the donation box.

Contact Linda for more information at 898-9880 or lcormier@selectmedical.com. The drive is ongoing through Dec. 14.

Author to visit Hampstead library

HAMPSTEAD — Author and screenwriter Hilary Weisman Graham will visit Hampstead Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 8, to talk about the writing process and what it’s like to be a professional writer.

Graham will also read a short passage from her debut young adult novel “Reunited.” Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase, with 25 percent of all proceeds going to the library.

For more information, contact Patty Falconer at pfalconer@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

Salem school projects forum rescheduled

SALEM — The School Board has reschedule the pubic forum on facilities renovation to Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.

A project will be proposed to voters in March. The forum, open to all residents, will be held in Seifert Auditorium at Salem High School at 7 p.m.

The School Board is proposing a renovation project to address facility deficiencies at two elementary schools, Fisk School and Soule School. School district officials, joined by Chris Drobat of Lavallee/Brensinger Architects and Gino Baroni of Trident Project Advantage Group, will provide a perspective of the Facilities Master Plan and options for the upcoming project.

After a brief presentation, questions and comments from audience members will be welcomed.

Donate toiletries

for area seniors

PLAISTOW — The Plaistow Exchange Club is holding its annual toiletry drive.

Members collect and package toiletries for distribution through Meals on Wheels.

Donations can be dropped off at Plaistow Public Library, Honeysuckle Stitches, 174 Plaistow Road, or Treasures Hallmark in Hampstead.

Club seeks donations of sporting equipment

SALEM — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem will host its Winter Sports Swap on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Teen Center, 3 Geremonty Drive .

There also will be a holiday gift sale which will include used quality toys at very low prices.

The club is accepting donations now through Nov. 30 of all “previously enjoyed” toys or new sporting goods for all seasons. All donations can be dropped off at the club, Monday through Friday, between 1 and 8 p.m.

Children attending the swap can come in and pick up any equipment free. Cash donations are optional, with 100 percent coming back to the club.

Contact Joshua Perreault at 898-7709, Ext. 11, or jperreault@salembgc.org.