---- — ATKINSON — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Helping Young Professionals Excel event will be Thursday at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club.
The event, known as The Really Big Speaker Event, begins at 5:30 p.m. with appetizers and follows with guest speakers between 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
The keynote speaker is Brian Halligan, CEO and co-founder of HubSpot, a marketing software company that helps businesses transform the way they market their products. He is also a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of two books.
Also speaking is Brian Hooper, vice president of MSI Mechanical Systems and BusinessNH Magazine’s 2013 Business Leader of the Year. Hooper is dedicated to getting young people involved in the trade industry through his work with local schools. He helped ABC NH/VT start a young professionals group and co-founded Building Dreams for Marines.
Al Getler, president and CEO of Ellie on Wheels, will be the host.
To purchase tickets, contact the chamber at 893-3177 or email Christine at email@example.com.
Comedy night benefits softball league
PELHAM — The second annual Salem Softball League Comedy Night will be Saturday, Jan. 25, at Harris’ Pelham Inn.
The league fundraiser starts at 6 p.m. with appetizers, music and raffles. Three comedians take the stage between 7:30 and 8 a.m., including Dave Russo.
Russo has been featured on “Comics Come Home with Dennis Leary,” “The Entertainer “, “Comedy All-Stars”, “Charlie Moore Outdoors”, and “The Phantom Gourmet.” He is the co-host of “Dirty Water TV” on NESN.
Tickets are $25 and can be used as discount cards at some local and national businesses. They are available online at salemnhsoftball.org or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy N.H.’s ‘Fabulous Frogs’
KINGSTON — Join the NH Audubon Society Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. at Kingston Community Library to learn about a cross section of native amphibians in their program, “Fabulous Frogs.”
Discover which frog species live in New Hampshire and learn about their anatomy, life cycle and listen to their calls. Then, take a close up look at several native frogs and try to guess wich is which.
It will be a great experience for children in grades Pre-K to 8. Signup is required. Visit kingston-library.org or call 642-3521.
Self-defense course offered in Salem
SALEM — A self-defense class for both men and women will be offered Wednesday, Jan. 29.
The class, taught by Glenn Kneeland, is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The cost is $20.
For more information, contact the Salem Recreation Department at 890-2140.
Art classes start soon in Pelham
PELHAM — A beginner art class for students ages 6 to 10 and an advanced class for students 11 and older are slated to start Jan. 29.
The cost is $75 per student. Sign up through Pelham Parks and Recreation.
Email email@example.com or call 635-2721 for more information.
Easter Seals wine benefit set
MANCHESTER — The 11th Easter Seals Winter Wine Spectacular, the largest wine tasting in northern New England, will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.
Tickets to the grand tasting are $65 per person. Tickets to Bellman’s Cellar Select cost $125 per person.
The event benefits the Easter Seals early intervention program. It is part of the N.H. Liquor Commission’s Wine Week.
For more information, visit NHWineWeek.com.