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September 17, 2013

Mare Duo performs tonight at Timberlane

PLAISTOW — Tonight the Timberlane Performing Arts Center welcomes Mare Duo, the highly acclaimed classical duet featuring Annika (Lueckenergfeld) Hinsche and Fabian Hinsche, two of Germany’s most successful musicians on their respective instruments, mandolin and guitar.

As soloists and chamber musicians they have won more than 20 prizes in international competitions across Europe. Appearing with the Mare Duo will be the New England Mandolin Ensemble, a quartet exploring the classical mandolin quartet format. NEME is directed by August Watters, a professor at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and also features Ted Mann (Keene State), Charles Moser and John Zevos.

The concert will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Call 382-6541, Ext. 3980, to reserve. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Register for upcoming driving class

SALEM — Ingram Senior Center will host an AARP driving class Monday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 9. The two-session class will be from noon to 4 p.m. each day.

The class includes information on defensive driving techniques and age related changes to vision, hearing, reaction time and much more.Other topics covered are antilock brakes, air bags and safety belts.The course is a combination of class discussion and videos.

Several insurance companies that do business in New Hampshire offer discounts after taking this class.There are no tests. The class is open to any age driver, but is geared to people over 50. The course fee is $14, $12 for AARP members. To register, call the Senior Center at 890-2190. The center is at 1 Sally Sweets Way.

School renovation session set for Thursday

SALEM — The high school planning committee will meet Thursday to review the proposed Salem High School renovation project.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the school’s television studio.

Committee members are seeking input on the $75 million project, which includes renovation of the Career and Technical Education Center.

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