Library hosts wood art program

Leach Library welcomes Stephen Carey with a presentation “Wood Art for the Average Woodworker and Hobbyist” on Thursday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m. at the library on Mammoth Road. Carey will offer information and tips on how to make unique wood art using average tools and supplies. He will have some of his work on display and explain the process. The program is sponsored by Friends of the Leach Library and is free and open to the public.

Legion hosts meeting

The American Legion Post 27, 6 Sargent Road, hosts its monthly meeting on Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. All members are welcome to attend. The Legion hall is also available to hold functions. Anyone interested can call Trish at 437-6613 between 1 and 5 p.m.

Old Home Day Committee kicks off

A newly organized Old Home Day Committee meets on Jan. 16, 5:30 p.m. at the town hall. The committee put out a call for new volunteers to take on the task of planning the town's annual five-day celebration in August. All are welcome to attend. For information or to RSVP, contact Kirby Brown at

Filing period opens Jan. 22

Anyone wishing to sign up to run for open School Board positions can sign up beginning Jan. 22. The last day to file is Jan. 31. There are two open positions, each for three years, up for election at the polls in March. To make arrangements to file, contact Mary Wing Soares, school district clerk at 603-247-1679. Soares will also be at the school district office on Friday, Jan. 31, 3 to 5 p.m. for final filing.

Leach offers animal program

Leach Library hosts a program on how animals spend their winter, including stories, crafts, and songs. The program is Monday, Jan. 27, 4 to 5 p.m. and limited to 90 participants of all ages. To register, stop by the library's Children's Room or call 421-1127.

Legion plays bingo

Members of American Legion Post 27 will be playing bingo with patients at the VA Hospital in Manchester on Jan. 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pizza and diet soda will be served. The Legion is also welcoming new members with the proper eligibility requirements including for anyone serving on federal active duty in the United States Armed Services since Dec. 7, 1941 and have been honorably discharged or are still serving. The Legion also welcomes men whose fathers or grandfathers meet eligibility requirements as well as women related to qualified members. Those two groups can join the Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary, respectively. To learn more about eligibility requirements visit


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