SALEM — State transportation officials announced overnight work at the I-93 Exit 2 interchange starting Tuesday and continuing through Sept. 13.
Drainage installation will take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. northbound and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. southbound. There will be lane restrictions.
Meanwhile, a temporary bridge southbound bridge over Pelham Road will be erected overnight Sept. 5.
There will be a detour on Route 97-Pelham Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The project could be postponed if weather is bad.
Enjoy cigars and dinner Sept. 12
KINGSTON — Enjoy a “Night of Cigars” with the Plaistow Lions Club on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6 p.m. to midnight at Buccos Tavern, 143 Main St.
The evening begins when you walk through the door and are handed a bag of cigars; you will also be able to sample various scotch or whiskeys. Dinner will be provided by Bucco’s Tavern.
Enjoy the Patriots vs. Jets on various TVs. There will be give-a-ways and a silent sports auction. This is all included with the purchase of your ticket.
Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at Cigars ETC. (next to Papa Gino’s in Plaistow) or at plaistow.nhlions.org.
For tickets, also contact Roy Walling at (617) 270-3803, Steve Halloran at 498-8266, Dave Reppucci at (339) 223-7310 or email email@example.com.
Proceeds from this event go to various Plaistow Lions Club charitable projects.
Center OK’d at Salem church
SALEM — The Planning Board unanimously approved plans for a community center at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church.
The 4,560-square-foot center would provide the church with the additional space it needs for programs, including the food pantry, Pastor Susan Walker said.
The center at 8 Pleasant St. would also serve homeless families as part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network established by Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County.
“We are ready to break ground,” Walker said. “It would be tremendous for the community.”
The project will begin this fall, Walker said. The church hosts numerous groups, including Scouts and a day-care center, she said.
Pleasant Street United Methodist would be the fifth Salem church to join the homeless shelter network, according to Melanie Nesheim, Family Promise’s board president.
The network is made up of approximately 20 congregations. The Planning Board granted its approval Tuesday.
‘Wizard of Oz’ comes to Sanborn
KINGSTON — Students in the Sanborn Regional School District will perform “The Wizard of Oz” Sept. 6-8.
The shows will be at Sanborn Regional High School on Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens. There is no charge for children 5 and under.
To reserve tickets, call 702-0473.
Newton Scout troop seeks members
NEWTON — Boy Scout Troop 91 is looking for new members, ages 11 to 18, interested in outdoor activities and community service.
Activities include camping, hiking, whitewater rafting and leadership-building skills.
For more information, call 819-9696 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about pre-Revolutionary New England
PLAISTOW — “Braving the Middle Ground: Stories of Pre-Revolutionary Northern New England” is the theme of Dr. Jo Radner’s presentation Sept. 10 at the meeting of THS-REA, the Timberlane-Hampstead-Sanborn Retired Educators Association.
The presentation begins at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 120 Main St., Plaistow. This presentation is open to the public and donations are welcome.
Radner will trace the initial landings on the New England coast through settlements in the Merrimack Valley and the collision with Native Americans already calling this area home. She takes on the identity of a number of the early settlers in her presentation.
Members of local historical societies, DAR and community organizations are especially invited to attend this presentation.
For more information, contact Kay Galloway at 362-6424 or email@example.com.