HAMPSTEAD — The town will observe Pearl Harbor Day by participating in the national Wreaths Across America ceremony tomorrow.
At noon, a wreath of remembrance will be laid at the World War II monument in Veterans Memorial Park, in front of the town offices.
Anyone is welcome to attend.
For more details, call Howie Steadman, chairman of the Hampstead Patriotic Purposes Committee, at 329-4288.
School district warrant petitions
due Jan. 8
SALEM — The deliberative session for the annual school district meeting starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Salem High School.
Any citizen wishing to submit a warrant article for consideration at the session must have the petition submitted before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
A citizen petition must be signed by 25 registered Salem voters. They may be submitted to the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 38 Geremonty Drive, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Learn ballroom basics
SANDOWN — Registration is open for the 10-week winter session of ballroom dance classes with instructor Bill Vanderhoof.
This series fills quickly, so register soon. Participants will learn the beginning steps to the foxtrot, rhumba, swing and merengue. Those with prior ballroom dance experience are welcome to register for the Beginner II or Intermediate class after speaking with Vanderhoof. The winter session will run from Jan. 6 to March 17.
Classes meet on Sunday evenings at the Edward C. Garvey Recreation Facility on Pheasant Run Drive. The cost is $115 per couple for residents, $125 for nonresidents. Payment is by check or money order only, made payable to Sandown Recreation.
Space is limited to eight couples per class. Contact the recreation office at 603-887-1872 to check availability. No registration is complete without full payment. Visit sandown.us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
View local artist’s work this month
PLAISTOW — Susan Lindblad is the featured December artist at Plaistow Public Library.
She has lived in Plaistow since 1976. She began painting three years ago at the age of 62 and she paints almost every day.
Lindblad has used pastels and watercolors, but prefers painting in oils. Her favorite style is still life, but her display this month at the library includes European street scenes, rowboats and canoe scenes, and a few seascapes.
Visit the library at 85 Main St. to browse this textured and vivid display of colors and scenes.
Exploring Art turns
SALEM — Children, head to the Beshara Room at Kelley Library and make some “Crazy Cards” Thursday, Dec. 20, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Sign up in advance with Corrie Chiknas at 603-898-7064 or by email, email@example.com.
This session of the Exploring Art Series will be an exploration of applying all the art techniques learned so far to making cards. Children make various cards using their best artistic techniques and creativity.
The event is for children in second through fifth grades.
Christmas Tea at Plaistow Senior Center
PLAISTOW — The Vic Geary Christmas Tea will be on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center on Greenough Road in Plaistow. Enjoy great snacks, entertainment, door prizes and a visit from Santa. To sign up, contact 603-382-8193.
Young artists share their work at Hampstead library
HAMPSTEAD — There is a special display of art in the Children’s Section on the first floor of Hampstead Public Library.
Hampstead Academy students are sharing their talents with self-portraits and a mural. First-graders made the self-portraits using crayon, watercolors and various materials for hair.
The “Compost Mural” was created by Academy kindergarten students as part of an afternoon art program in which they explored the process of composting. Students created a textured soil with sponge painting and sand. In the soil, they made 3-D wiggler worms out of clay, and “food scraps” out of colorful paper. For a finishing touch, they used their fingers to paint green sprouts above the ground.
set for Pelham
PELHAM – Tickets for the 79th Fireman’s Ball are available at the fire station, 8 Old Bridge Road.
The event will be Feb. 9 at Harris’ Pelham Inn.
Tickets are $40 per person.