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May 8, 2014

Around the Towns


Game Day, every day at the Chester Public Library, 3 Chester St. People of all ages can play some of the board/video games that are at the library. Impromptu chess tournaments are welcome during Library hours. Puzzles are also available. For more information, call 603-887-3404 or email

Story Time, 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, at the Chester Public Library, 3 Chester St. Hear Mrs. Emily read some stories and make some crafts. For more information, call 603-887-3404 or email

Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee, meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m., at Wason Pond Community Center, 603 Raymond Road. The public is welcome. Call Hilary Hall at 206-4786.

The Chester MOMS Club, new members welcome. Meet other mothers in the area. Daytime activities are planned including park days, play groups, holiday parties, craft projects, and outings to zoos, museums, movies. The club also offers a Mom’s Night Out and donates to local charities. Contact Kim at 401-4664 or email

HopeKeepers, a Christian group that provides emotional and spiritual support for those who live with chronic illness, pain or disability. Island Pond Baptist Church, 26 North Salem Road, Hampstead. For more information, call Lucy Gay at 434-9516,

Chester Community Food Pantry, open the fourth Saturday of each month at Congregational Church, 4 Chester St. Those in need of food assistance at other times may call the church office at 887-4799.

Around the Region

Nov. 18

Birchtree Benefit for Learning, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Redhook Brewery, 1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth. Features live music, live and silent auctions, raffles, appetizers, and drinks. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s educational and therapeutic programs for children and youth with autism and their families. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For tickets or more information, call 433-4192.


Free Dental Appointments for ages 3 to 18, are being offered in Cheshire County as part of the annual “Give Kids a Smile” program. Parents interested in getting their child a free dental exam should call 762-3770 or email They will then be paired with a local dentist where they can schedule an appointment. This local program is available for Cheshire County residents only and parents must accompany their children during their dental visit. Local dentists and hygienists are offering their services through a partnership of the Dental Public Health Task Force and the Monadnock Dental Society. “Give Kids a Smile” is a national event started more than 10 years ago by the American Dental Association to serve children from low-income families across the country.

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