---- — WINDHAM — A local family is trying to win a wheelchair accessible van.
Amy Christmas said her son, 6-year-old Brayden, uses a wheelchair, so the van would be helpful.
People can cast votes in the contest, part of National Mobility Awareness Month, through May 10.
So far, Brayden has received nearly 6,000 votes.
For more information, visit mobilityawarenessmonth.com/entrant/brayden-christmas-windham-nh/.
Learn to create the perfect garden
ATKINSON — Enthusiastic gardeners and gardening families are invited to come to the Atkinson Community Center Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
The center is at 4 Main St. Learn how to make the vision of a perfect garden a reality.
Ron Christie is UNH Cooperative Extension Agricultural Resources program assistant and activities coordinator of Master Gardener Volunteers in Rockingham County.
He will be giving a presentation on designing and building raised beds for growing vegetables and maximizing growing space with containers.
Christie created a “Certified Organic” micro farm that grows and sells vegetables and herbs.
It’s dance night for middle-schoolers
PLAISTOW — The Knights of Columbus will be holding their eighth Middle School Dance of the school year for children in sixth through eighth grades on Friday.
The dance is held at St. Luke’s Church Hall (formerly Holy Angels) on Routte 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.
The children are expected to show up in proper attire (school type rules apply). If school is canceled at Timberlane, so is the dance and it won’t be rescheduled.
The dance is well chaperoned, with 20-plus adults and a policeman on duty inside the dance.
Contact Peter of the Knights at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve tickets for fashion show, auction
SALEM — Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Family Fashion Show and Auction to benefit programs of Salem Family Resources.
The event takes place Sunday, April 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Searles Castle in Windham.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
The show this year will feature a live auction with bidding for items such as vacation homes and other prize packages.
New this year is a “Dapper Dads” segment, featuring prominent local dads and their children, in fashions from Jos A. Banks.
The organization, which offers a wide range of programs and resources for families with young children, will also present its 2013 Children’s Champion Award to a local child advocate.
Music and light refreshments will round out the afternoon.
Sponsorships are still available.
Visit salemfamilyresources.org or contact director Cindy Jury at 898-5493 or email@example.com.
SARL has rabies, microchip clinic
SALEM — Salem Animal Rescue League will hold a rabies and microchip clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at 4 SARL Drive.
The clinic is open to the general public.
The cost is $12 for a one-year rabies vaccine, $15 for a three-year shot. Bring proof of a prior vaccine to get the three-year shot. Microchips are $20.
All dogs must be leashed, all cats in carriers.