Supervisors of the Voter Checklist meet Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Senior Cafe at Pinkerton Academy from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 25, at 84 Chester St. from 11 a.m. to noon to register to vote, change party affiliation or make other changes to the checklist. Residents may also register to vote at the Town Clerk’s office during her regular business hours up until 10 days before the election, or at the polls on the day of the election. The New Hampshire General Election is Nov. 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, 84 Chester St.
The Chester Public Library Book Group Discussion takes place every third Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the library, 3 Chester St.
On Oct. 21, the group will discuss “The Daring Ladies of Lowell” by Kate Alcott.
On Nov. 18, the book is “Lipstick in Afghanistan” by Roberta Gately.
Copies of the books are available for cardholders to borrow. For more information, call the library at 887-3404.
The Derry Public Library Teen Space offers café days Oct. 7 and 21, and Nov. 4 and 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A forages 12-18. Hot drinks and crafts are featured, with customized mason jar cups, altered books, candle holders, dream catchers, button paper clips for notebooks and binders, and greeting cards are among the projects. No registration is necessary for the free programs.
Hampstead Central School presents a workshop with Lynn Lyons titled “Lynn Lyons, Your Child, and You: Working Together to Ease Anxiety and Stress at Home” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Parents are invited to bring their children for this interactive workshop. Bring questions or send them ahead to Jennifer Marino, Central Assistant Principal, or email email@example.com. This event is sponsored by the Hampstead Parent Teacher Student Association.
The Chester Public Library Cook and Share Book Group meets Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. This program is a book group and potluck dinner. The library provides copies of a cookbook, and each participant chooses a recipe from the cookbook and prepares a finished recipe so that all participants may taste a sample. The book for the next meeting is “The Casserole Queens Cookbook” by Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock. Copies are available for cardholders to borrow. For more information, call the library at 887-3404.
Families are invited to “Critters ‘N Creatures” at the Hampstead Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. This live animal show is Halloween-themed and features bats, skunks, and pythons. After the show will be an opportunity to get up close with the animals.
A free Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at 210 Main St., Danville for residents of Hampstead, Chester, Atkinson, Danville, Kingston and Plaistow. Proof of residency is required. Eligible items include aerosol cans, bug sprays, floor care products, metal and furniture polish, disinfectants, batteries, gasoline, brake and transmission fluid, oil-based paint, paint thinner and stripper, varnish, antifreeze, fertilizer, fungicides, herbicides, rat poison, gun cleaning solvents, mothballs, fluorescent bulbs, and pool chemicals. Not allowed are: latex paint, propane, explosives, ammunition, radioactive or medical wastes, medicine, syringes, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. For details, contact the local town hall.
The Supervisors of the Voter Checklist will meet at Town Hall on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon to register voters and correct the checklist. Anyone who has not previously registered may do so for the General Election on Nov. 4. Proof of citizenship, identity, and residency is needed, or affidavits may be signed. Oct. 25 is the last day for anyone not previously registered to do so before the November General Election.
The Supervisors of the Voter Checklist will meet Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to noon at Town Hall, 84 Chester St., to register residents to vote, change party affiliation or make other changes to the checklist. Residents may also register to vote at the Town Clerk’s office during her regular business hours up until 10 days before the election, or at the polls on the day of the election. The New Hampshire General Election is Nov. 4, with voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, 84 Chester St.
Supervisors of Checklist
Hampstead Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session at the Town Hall on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2 between 11 and 11:30 a.m. to register new voters and update the checklist. This will be the last day to register before the General Election on Nov. 4. Residents may also register at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours before Oct. 25, or register to vote on Election Day. Bring proof of residency and some type of photo ID.
Local artist Margaret Moon Hames has an Opening Reception on Saturday, Sept. 20, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library. Visit with her and view her paintings. Her work includes landscapes, still life, and portraits. She is the President of the Greater Salem Artists Association. Her paintings will be on display through Oct. 30.
Training for hospice volunteers will take place on six consecutive Mondays, beginning Oct. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Amedisys Hospice of Londonderry, 1 Commons Drive, Building E, Unit 33. Training is free. Call Valerie Arnista at 421-0414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Chester Public Library hosts a Writers’ Group on Monday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Writers of all levels are invited. New members always welcome.
Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare” or ACA) begins Nov. 15. Derry Public Library hosts certified navigator Katie Mae Stewart on Monday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. She will outline the ACA, the Marketplace where one goes online to choose and enroll in a plan, and changes for the 2014-2015 enrollment period. Consumers who bought health coverage in 2014 will be renewed on their current plan, or one that is similar, if they take no action. Stewart will also mention NHHPP (Medicaid Expansion or New Hampshire Health Protection Program).
For details on the Marketplace, visit: http://www.coveringnewhampshire.org/about-marketplace.
The Derry Democrats monthly meeting takes place at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway. All are welcome.
The Derry Public Library presents its Teen Cooking Club for ages 12-18 on Oct. 14 and 28 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A. The recipes include baked donuts, blueberry muffins, apple pie eggrolls, and Samoas (caramel and coconut Girl Scout cookies. Attendance is free.
The Derry Public Library hosts Pam Santa Fe, regional prevention coordinator at the Greater Derry Public Health Network, with Derry Police Capt. Vern Thomas and Laurie Warnock from New England Poison Control, in a free program on drug abuse in Derry on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Community Alliance for Teen Safety (CATS) and The Upper Room are also expected to attend to answer questions and discuss available services. Parents are asked to use discretion if bringing a minor as some content may be graphic in nature.
The Derry Lions meet every second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center on West Broadway. The Derry Lions are members of Lions International. New members are always welcome.