---- — NEWTON – There’s still time to read and win prizes and join in the Summer Reading activities at the Gale Library. Come build a Worm Hotel and watch your worms at work at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The library provides hotel materials, you provide the “hotel visitors.”
On Tuesday at 10 a.m., there will be a Construction Truck Storyhour. It features stories and activities with Dirt Movers.
Showcase your talent on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Talent Show/Open Mic Night or come and cheer on your friends. All talents and all ages are welcome — sing, dance, play an instrument, magic tricks, karaoke, gymnastics, impersonations, tell jokes, martial arts, story telling.
Business networking planned in Windham
WINDHAM — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce hosts a business networking event Thursday, Aug. 8, at Searles School & Chapel, 3 Chapel Road, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
RSVP by Aug. 5 to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Calls can be made to 432-3806 or 893-3177.
Palmer School seeking students
SALEM — The Palmer School is offering classes for 3- and 4-year-olds beginning in September.
The classes, presented by the Recreation Department, focus on the unique development of youngsters. They are offered for nine months from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Register at the Recreation Department at Town Hall, 33 Geremonty Drive. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 890-2140 to schedule an appointment to visit the school and meet the staff.
Bible School planned in Windham
WINDHAM — Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 12-16 at St. Matthew’s Church, 2 Searles Road.
Sessions are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for students in grades K-4.
The cost is $40 per student. Call 898-4818 for more information.
Charter school organizers seek input
DERRY — Organizers of Granite State Arts Academy are seeking community input on their proposal for an arts-based charter school.
The Friends of Granite State Arts Academy asks that local residents complete an online survey at surveymonkey.com/s/HXHQ85Q to gauge interest in the proposed high school.
If granted approval by the state Board of Education next month, the school would open on Route 111 in Derry in August 2014. There would be openings for up to 160 students, according to academy Chairman Wendie Leweck.
More information is available at granitestateartsacademy.com.