---- — HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead Public Library is hosting a free educational program about the new Affordable Care Act today at 6:30 p.m.
Karen Kelly, a community organizer for health care from the nonprofit group New Hampshire Citizens Alliance, will answer all questions regarding eligibility, Medicaid and more. For more information call 329-6411.
Hampstead Public Library is located at 9 Mary E. Clark Drive.
Mr. Salem High will be crowned tonight
SALEM — This year’s Mr. Salem High School will be named tonight at the school.
The competition begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
The cost is $8, or $5 for anyone who brings a canned good for a local food pantry.
Register soon for Trivia Challenge IV
SALEM — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem will host Trivia Challenge IV on Wednesday, Oct. 16. It will be held at the club in the Teen Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m. (check-in begins at 6 p.m.). Teams have four to six members. The grand prize is $600.
Registration forms and additional information are available at salembgc.org. There will be plenty of free food and refreshments.
The entry fee is $180 per team. There will be prizes given out throughout the night during “bonus” rounds. Friends can cheer for $10 per person, which includes refreshments.
Register by Monday. Contact Denise Dolloff at 898-7709, Ext. 16, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See artist’s work at Kimball Library
ATKINSON — Craig O’Neill is Kimball Library’s featured artist of October.
His artwork is on display in the main library and meeting room through Oct. 18.
O’Neill works primarily in oils and pastels, charcoal, pen and ink, woodcuts, and linoleum cuts.
Kimball Library is located at 5 Academy Ave.
Annual Senior Fair slated in Salem
SALEM — Salem Senior Services will host its 39th annual Senior Fair on Wednesday at the Ingram Senior Center.
The fair is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from 35 organizations that provide services to seniors will attend.
There will be free health screenings, including those for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, vision, memory, hearing, balance and depression.
Free flu shots will be offered for seniors with Medicare Part B or no insurance coverage. Preregistration is required at the center, 1 Sally Sweet Way, by Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Exhibits will offer information and services on subjects such as senior housing, home care options, wellness programs, long-term health care planning, prescription help, safety, insurance, employment and volunteering.
There will also be refreshments, giveaways and prizes. Admission is free.
For more information, call Salem Senior Services at 890-2191.
Ingrams to be honored next week
SALEM — Russell Ingram and his late wife, Roberta, will be recognized for their commitment to the community Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.
A memorial garden will be dedicated in their honor at 3:45 p.m.
The Ingrams have made significant contributions to Salem, including the Boys & Girls Club and the Ingram Senior Center. Roberta Ingram died in 2010.
The garden was created through donations of time and materials from several local residents and businesses.
Costume party scheduled in Newton
NEWTON — On Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 10:45 p.m., the Kimi Nichols Center will host a costume party, BYOB dance, raffle, and silent auction at the Country Pond Fish & Game, 82 Pond St.
There will be a DJ, great music, lots of goodies, and some terrific raffle/ silent auction items, including a weekend stay at the Misty Harbor Bed & Breakfast in Maine, 20 yards of loam or sand, a handcrafted quilt and more.
Tickets to the event are $15 each. The tax-deductible tickets may be purchased in advance at the Kimi Nichols Center or at the door on the night of the event.
For additional details, contact Laura Gray or Joe Freeeman at 382-8586.
About New England’s ‘Haunted History’
LONDONDERRY — On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., Leach Library will host author-historian Christopher Daley as he melds historical fact together with myth and legend in the slideshow presentation, “Haunted History of New England”.
Christopher Daley has been presenting history lectures at libraries and historical societies throughout New England for more than 20 years. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bridgewater State University. Currently, he is a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System in Kingston, Mass.
In this one hour slide-show presentation, Daley will provide an interesting and fascinating new look at events that really happened and the stories of haunting that followed. Brief videos highlighting the settings of these historical haunted incidents are also incorporated into the presentation. Some of the hauntings discussed in this lecture will include the Mount Washington Hotel, Giles Corey and the Curse of Salem, Mercy Brown “The Vampire” of Exeter, Rhode Island, and the John Alden House in Duxbury, Mass., among others.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. It is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 100 people and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.
Blood drive planned in Sandown Oct. 17
SANDOWN — A blood drive will be conducted at the fire station Thursday, Oct. 17.
The blood drive is from 2 to 7 p.m. at 316 Main St. Pizza will be served.
An American Red Cross blood donor card or valid identification card is required to donate.
Appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.