EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 16, 2012

New Hampshire in A Minute

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead Public Library is holding two events for seniors this week, featuring the ServiceLink Resource center of Rockingham County.

ServiceLink is a source for information on aging, adult disabilities, chronic illness and family caregiving.

A representative from ServiceLink will run a “New to Medicare” workshop tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the library. The representative will answer questions about Medicare and cover a number of topics, including the basics of the program, prescription drug coverage, supplements and preventing fraud.

If you’re new to Medicare or either you or a loved one will be on it soon, this meeting is for you. To register, call the library at 329-6411.

On Thursday, at 9:45 a.m., a ServiceLink representative will be on hand to present an overview of the organization and its role in the community. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Hampstead Public Library is located at 9 Mary E Clark Drive.

Author to present river program

HAMPSTEAD — Author Michael Tougias will present a narrated slide presentation called “400 Miles Down the Connecticut River” at the library on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.

The program is based on Tougias’ book, “River Days: Exploring the Connecticutt River from Source to Sea.”

The 400-mile river played an important role in the state’s development during the days of the first settlers, the French and Indian Wars, and other key historical moments. Today, it represents an environmental success story.

A question-and-answer period and book signing will follow the presentation. The event is sponsored by the N.H. Humanities Council, and it’s free and open to the public.

Tougias is a lecturer and award-winning author of 18 books, including “Fatal Forecast: An Incredible Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea” and “Ten hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do in the Blizzard of ‘78.” For more on the author, visit michaeltougias.com.

Talk is all about concussions

PLAISTOW — Area parents, coaches and athletes will converge on Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics on Thursday, Oct. 25, to discuss the proper management of sports-related concussions.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., Kevin Heaton, director of Access Sports’ concussion program, will discuss the common signs and symptoms of a sport-related concussion.

His discussion will cover the first steps in concussion management and the importance of immediately removing a possibly injured player from play. The event will also focus on physical and academic restrictions, and innovative methods, that are being used to aid in an athlete’s recovery after a concussion.

The event will include giveaways, free food and beverages. To RSVP, email events@accesssportsmed.com or call 382-1559. Access Sports is located at 13 Plaistow Road in Plaistow.

Register in advance for costume party

ATKINSON — The Kimi Nichols Center will host a Costume party, BYOB Dance, raffle and silent auction at the Atkinson Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 11 p.m.

The event will feature a DJ, goodies and auctions for a variety of items including a barbecue grill, 20 yards of loam and a stay at an area bed and breakfast. Raffle items include a gift basket from TD Bank.

Tickets to the event are $15 each or $125 for a table of 10. The tax-deductible tickets can be purchased in advance at the Kimi Nichols Center or at the door the night of the event. The Atkinson Community Center is at 4 Main St., Atkinson.

For more information, contact Joe Freeman at 382-8586.

Atkinson to register voters Oct. 27

ATKINSON — The Supervisors of the Checklist will be at the Atkinson Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 27, to register voters and close the checklist.

The supervisors will be at the community center from 11 to 11:30 a.m. This will be the last chance for residents to register to vote prior to the general election on Nov. 6.

Those who aren’t registered and can’t do so by that time can register at the polling place the day of the election.

Mad science in Windham

WINDHAM — The registration deadline for the Mad Science “Eye To Eye” workshop is Nov. 1.

The hands-on program exploring sense of sight is for children ages 4 to 6.

It will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Windham Co-op, 10 Industrial Drive. The cost is $15 per child. Call 965-1208 to register.