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January 15, 2013

Middle-school dance is Friday night

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PLAISTOW — The Knights of Columbus will be holding their fifth Middle School Dance of the school year for children in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades on Friday.

The dance is held at St Luke’s Church Hall (formerly Holy Angels) on Route 121 near the Haverhill/Atkinson line. The dance runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The admission cost is $5 and there is also a concession stand. Children are expected to show up in proper attire (school type rules apply). If school is canceled at Timberlane due to weather, the dance is, too, and won’t be rescheduled.

The dance is well chaperoned with 20-plus adults. There is also a policeman on duty inside the dance. Email Peter of the Knights at pmrpjs6@hotmail.com with questions.

Firefighters graduate from program

CONCORD — Two local firefighters were part of a class of 13 who celebrated the completion of their Firefighter I program with graduation on Jan. 10.

Firefighters Shawn Herzog of the Plaistow Fire and Joseph Luccisano of the Hampstead Fire Department completed the program at the New Hampshire Fire Academy.

The 212-hour program familiarized firefighters with firefighter survival skills, search and rescue, personal protection equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus, ladders, nozzles, water supply, fire suppression, Hazmat, wild land firefighter training, CPR, forcible entry and fire detection systems.

Sample some chowder in Newton

NEWTON — Country Pond Fish & Game Club will hold its annual Chowderfest on Saturday.

The event is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, 82 Pond St. There will be a house chowder, crackers, desserts and coffee.

People can bring in any type of chowder for the contest. The admission cost is $5, $2.50 for children 10 and under.

For more information, contact Sharon Theobald at (978) 374-8061 or email shootinLady655@aol.com.

Learn how to cross stitch

HAMPSTEAD — If you have ever wanted to learn how to cross stitch or if you need a refresher workshop with an instructor, come to Hampstead Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. for a “Getting Started with Cross Stitch” workshop.

Get to know this needlework art on a beginner’s level by stitching a project that will be completed in one session. Find out how to prepare material and threads. Learn to center and begin your design, as well as how to stitch in different directions. Stitches learned will be cross stitch and backstitch.

All cross stitch materials and handouts will be included. Bring a small pair of scissors and a magnifier if you need one. If you are interested in participating, sign up for this workshop at the library’s front desk, call 329-6411 or email jarden@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

The snow date for this event is Thursday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m.

Library hosts bird feeders program

PELHAM – People can learn how to make bird feeders Thursday, Jan. 30, at Pelham Library, 24 Village Green.

The program, for all ages, starts at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Debbie Laffond at 635-7581, Ext. 3066, or email dlaffond@pelhamweb.com.

Salem sets new plumbing, gas hours

SALEM — New hours have been set at Town Hall for plumbing and gas permits and inspections.

Inspections will be conducted Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Counter hours for permits are 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Additional counter hours are 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.