EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 10, 2012

Hanukkah celebration in Derry tonight

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — DERRY — Temple Etz Hayim is holding their annual Hanukkah celebration tonight from 6 to 8 at the synagogue on 1 Hood Road.

Join the congregation for dreidel games, latkes, arts and crafts, and other activities. This celebration is open to the public.

For more information, contact the temple at 432-0004.

Learn about social media in Pelham

PELHAM – Pelham Public Library has a free introduction to social media course at 10 a.m. Friday.

Topics will include Facebook, connecting with friends and keeping personal information secure. Call 635-7581 for more information.

Windham sets hearing on recycling hours

WINDHAM – Selectmen are holding a hearing 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, to hear from residents about hours of operation for the transfer-recycling station.

The hearing is at the Community Development offices, 3 North Lowell Road.

People also can submit comments to David Sullivan, town administrator, DSullivan@WindhamNewHampshire.com.

Post offices close early before holidays

Post offices nationwide will be open Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Most post offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on these dates. Regular mail delivery will be unaffected by the change.

Revised hours will be posted at each post office. Blue collection boxes having final collection times before noon will not be affected by these changes.

However, collection boxes with final collection times scheduled after that may be collected early. Therefore, mail should be deposited into these mailboxes by noon for early pick-up on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

Customers may call 1-800-ASK-USPS for additional information.

Post offices will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Express Mail only will be delivered on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All post offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

See a free movie at Hampstead library

HAMPSTEAD — On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Hampstead Public Library will have a free movie showing.

Vincent Minnelli directs a heartwarming tale which evokes family life in St. Louis at the time of the 1904 World’s Fair. This lively film, starring Judy Garland, has musical numbers that are splendidly part of the storytelling, including: “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “The Boy Next Door,” “Trolley Song,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

There are two chances to see the movie – a matinee at 1:30 p.m. and an evening showing at 6:30.

This movie showing is free and open to the public. See HampsteadLibrary.org/programs.asp for further details about this and other events.

Sandown hosts blood drive at Town Hall

SANDOWN — A blood drive will be conducted Friday, Dec. 21, at Town Hall.

The blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Town Hall is at 320 Main St.

Appointments can be scheduled online at redcrossblood.org by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Kindergarten signup will begin Jan. 2

WINDHAM – Online kindergarten registration for Golden Brook School starts Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Materials are available at windhamsd.org. There is no formal registration day at school.

Computers are available at the school library for families that lack computers. Online access also is available at Nesmith Library.

Additional required paperwork such as birth certificate, immunization, verification of current physical and proof of residency can be provided Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school office.

Special hours to accommodate working parents will be 6 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, and 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.

Children who will be 5 years of age by Sept. 30 can be enrolled.