EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 8, 2012

Kingston charter school has room for more

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — KINGSTON — Due to the recent expansion of the school, Seacoast Charter School still has spaces available in the third- and fourth-grade classrooms as well as in the seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms.

Seacoast Charter School is an arts integrated public charter school that offers grades K-8. The mission of the school is to provide excellence in core academics and the arts while cultivating the individual qualities and strengths of each child.

Students learn to look closely, listen carefully, respond thoughtfully and work collaboratively. Opportunities for creative expression and independent thinking are an integral part of the rigorous academic program.

Call 642-8400 to set up a meeting and tour of the school. Visit seacoastcharterschool.org.

Big craft, food fair opens at The Rock

SALEM —S hop and eat at the New England Craft and Specialty Food Fair today through Sunday at Rockingham Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

More than 250 vendors will sell everything from quilts, candles, turned wood, pottery and jewelry to stained glass, blown glass, puzzles, calendars, pet gifts, photography and more.

Adult admission is $7 and is good for all three days. Children younger than 14 are admitted free.

A “food sampling” extravaganza will include jams and jellies, maple products, candy, hot sauces, fudge, salsa, baked goods and more.

Visit castleberryfairs.com for more details.

Pets can meet Santa on Sunday at mall

SALEM — Bring your pets to visit Santa at the Mall at Rockingham Park Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and again Dec. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This special, pet-friendly opportunity is in addition to Santa’s regular hours.

People and are encouraged to bring their pets through the mall entrance at Level 1 by Macy’s.

The mall is at 99 Rockingham Park Blvd.

Hear Rachel Revere’s side of the story

LONDONDERRY — Leach Library will host performer Joan Gatturna as Rachel Revere in “The Other Side of the Midnight Ride: A Visit with Rachel Revere” Thursday at 7 p.m. Hear the story of what life was like for the second wife of Revolutionary Boston’s most famous patriot.

Gatturna is a Chautauqua storyteller and actress. Since 1990, she has toured the Northeast bringing her one-woman shows to colleges, libraries, clubs and historical societies. She developed this role with help from the staff at the Paul Revere House. Bringing to life the story of the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride, and the Siege of Boston, Rachel Revere will describe how she had to keep the home fires burning while her husband fanned the fires of revolution.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

American Legion needs more ham radio operators

Hurricane Sandy will go down in the record books as one of the most severe storms of all times. It created massive flooding, power outages, loss of property and many lives were lost. With the loss of power, ham operators from the American Legion Amateur Radio Club sprang into action.

The club is “a nationwide volunteer unit that can and does aid the local community, state and national emergency officials during civil or natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy. The strength of this organization is in the local communities where they live.” The club was established in May 2011 and has quickly grown in membership.

There is a great need for more ham operators. Legionnaires who want further information are urged to visit legion.org/hamradio and look under Club Resources.

It’s time for comedic SARL fundraiser

SALEM — Comedians Dave Russo, Patty Ross and Dave Rattigan will perform at Salem Animal Rescue League’s fourth annual Whiskers and Tails Amber Moonlit Night Saturday, Nov. 17.

The event will be held at Brookstone Park Event Center at 14 Route 111 in Derry.

Tickets are $60 or a table of 10 for $500. Admission includes dinner and the show.

There also will be auctions and raffles. All proceeds will benefit the animals in SARL’s care.

For more information, call 893-3210, Ext. 202, or visit SARL-NH.org.

‘A Voice of My Own’ on stage in Windham

WINDHAM — Windham Actors Guild performs “A Voice of My Own” at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17 at Searles School and Chapel, 3 Chapel Road.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call 247-8634 for tickets.