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March 5, 2013

Tour Birches Academy Thursday

SALEM — Looking for school options for grades 1-8? The Birches Academy of Arts & Academics is a public charter school for elementary and middle school students.

There is no tuition for New Hampshire residents. The Birches offers an innovative, arts-integrated curriculum and a student-teacher ratio of 12-1.

The lottery for fall 2013 will be held on March 21.

To learn more, attend a free Spotlight Tour Thursday at 7 p.m. RSVP to Debbie at 458-6399 or email information@birchesacademy.org.

Irish band plays benefit in Derry

DERRY — The Irish band Dervish plays the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy in a benefit concert Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will support 29-year-old Derry native Melissa Carroll, who is battling Ewing Sarcoma and is being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dervish began in 1989 as a group of five musicians, with four of the original members still active and playing. The group travels all over the world as a leading force in Irish music.

The stop in Derry is part of the band’s U.S. tour.

Tickets are $38 and are available through the Stockbridge box office, by calling 437-5210 or at heptunesconcerts.com.

Yoga for children starts soon

WINDHAM — A yoga class for boys and girls in grades two to five starts Tuesday, March 19. Sessions are from 4 to 5 p.m.

The classes will be at Windham Pilates and Wellness Center, 46 South Lowell Road.

Pelham Recreation is organizing the program, which costs $49 per child.

Sign up online at webtrac.pelhamweb.com. Call 635-2721 or email recreation@pelhamweb.com for more information.

Free workshop at Hampstead Middle School on March 19

HAMPSTEAD— The Parent Information Center of New Hampshire is hosting a free workshop on March 19 in Hampstead Middle School’s library from 7 to 9 p.m.

The workshop covers information about laws that apply to children. Pre-registration is required by calling 224-7004 or emailing frontdesk@picnh.org with name and phone number.

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