Filing period open

Anyone wishing to sign up to run for open school board or town positions can sign up through Jan. 31.On the school side, there are two open positions, each for three years, up for election at the polls in March. On the town side, there are various open positions including two town council jobs. 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. For open town positions and information on signing up to run, contact Londonderry town clerk's office at 432-1100, ext. 199 or email to Town Clerk Sherry Farrell at sfarrell@londonderryh.org.

Hospice seeks volunteers

Compassionate Care Hospice, 18 Orchard View Drive, seeks volunteers to join the organization. Training is included for anyone interested in finding out how to serve clients in need of support. Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a hospice volunteer can call volunteer coordinator Andrew Bobo at 421-9887.

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 603-421-1127.

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 alaforveterans.org/joining.

Romping Reads offered

Leach Library offers a new half-hour program, Romping Reads, open to participants of all ages. Each week, participants will enjoy songs, interactive stories and games. Program is Wednesdays, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Advance registration required by calling the library at 603-421-1127. Program dates are Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Leach hosts 'Living With Bears'

Leach Library hosts a program "Living With Bears" on Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. and featuring Andrew Timmins, a wildlife biologist with New Hampshire Fish and Game. He serves as a bear project leader with Fish and Game.

Timmins will teach attendees about bear biology and management in New Hampshire with a focus on the challenges of bear management, the issue of bear cultural carrying capacity and bear/human conflict avoidance and management. The program is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals. The program is held in the lower level meeting room at the library.

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