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February 6, 2013

Children's Champion nominees sought

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — Salem Family Resources is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Children’s Champion Award.

Children’s Champions are recognized for their significant work toward bettering the lives of children in greater Salem in the areas of early learning, family wellness and early development.

Anyone living or working in the greater Salem area may be nominated. The award will be presented at Salem Family Resources’ annual Family Fashion Show and Auction fundraiser Sunday, April 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Searles Castle in Windham.

Previous Children’s Champion Award winners were Salem residents Sheila Murray, Nancy D’Agostino, Richard O’Shaughnessy and Don Bohnwagner.

Nominations are due March 1. Information and nomination form is at Salem Family Resources website, salemfamilyresources.org.

Salem High thespians perform Feb. 15-17

SALEM — Salem High School students will perform the musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Feb. 15 to 17.

The shows Feb. 15 and 16 begin at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The Feb. 17 show starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets will be sold at the door: $7 for the general public and $5 for students and staff with identification.

For more information, email Chris Bujold at christopher.bujold@sau57.org.

Festival of Bands comes to Timberlane

PLAISTOW — A “win-win opportunity” is how Tony Dibartolomeo, Timberlane’s music director and conductor of the Timberlane Community Band, characterized the upcoming New Hampshire Festival of Bands.

This musical collaboration, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17, will take place at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center on Greenough Road.

It will feature the Rockingham Wind Symphony and performances by the Timberlane, Chelmsford and Windham Community Bands.

The Timberlane Community Band will be performing at 1 p.m., Chelmsford at 2 p.m., Windham at 3 p.m. and the Rockingham Wind Symphony at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $10, with a reduced rate of $5 for seniors and students. Advanced tickets may be purchased by calling the PAC ticket office at 357-5257, online at timberlanepac.org or may be purchased at the door.

Free self-dense seminar offered

LONDONDERRY — Koryukan Martial Arts will offer a free self-defense seminar Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Learn how to ward off attacks, escape from holds and avoid danger from professionally trained instructors. This is for adults over the age of 18. No prior experience is necessary.

Wear loose-fitting clothes. For more information, call Sensei Ken or Mandy at 552-0589.

Hampstead book club seeks new members

HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Special Education Parent Group is looking for new members for its book club.

The club is reading “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper. Copies of the book are available at the front desk at Hampstead Public Library.

Their next meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at Hampstead Middle School library, 28 School St.

RSVP to info@hampsteadsepg.org or on Facebook.