9/11 commemoration at the Exeter Public Library
EXETER – The Exeter Public Library will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with multiple interactive offers.
Starting the week of September 7, visit Adult Services on the main level of the library and post “Share Your Memories of September 11, 2001” on the notice board. The library invites community members of all generations to add their memories and experiences to this exhibit. While at the library, browse specially designed 9/11 books and DVDs for children, teens and adults.
Finally, the Exeter Public Library will screen a documentary on the aftermath of September 11; see how one musician brought many musicians, survivors and families together for a benefit concert. The film will be screened on Saturday September 11 at 10:30 am. This program is free and open to the public.
The Exeter Public Library is located at 4 Chestnut Street in Exeter. For more information on these programs, contact the library at 603-772-3101.
Swasey Parkway now open to one-way traffic
EXETER – The Swasey Walk along the Squamscott River in Exeter is now open to one-way traffic.
Vehicles can now enter the Water Street end of Swasey Parkway (south) and travel one-way to Newfields Road (north).
Parking along the Squamscott River (east) is permitted. Pedestrians, be careful when crossing the road.
If you have any questions, please contact the Exeter Public Works Office at 603-773-6157.
The Republican Town of Stratham committee will meet on September 14
STRATHAM – The Stratham Republican Municipal Committee will hold its next meeting on September 14.
The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Wiggin Memorial Library, 10 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham. The front door is at the back of the building.
Under Secretary of State David M. Scanlan will be the guest speaker this month.
Scanlan is the head of the elections division of the secretary of state’s office. There will be a lengthy question and answer session to discuss and clarify the myriad of topics related to electoral integrity in the state of New Hampshire.
Topics include the voting process as it currently exists; the NH Supreme Court case on voter registration; the Windham election audit; same-day registration versus registration for motorized voters; and the fight for the first NH presidential elections in the country. The involvement of political parties in election monitoring will also be discussed; recount rules and regulations; the controversy over scanners and how the 15% of cities that do not use them verify their numbers; in-person voting vs. internet voting; and the importance of municipal clerks and municipal moderators in the electoral process.
All registered Republicans, as well as undeclared voters with Republican leanings, are welcome to participate in the discussion or ask any questions you may have regarding electoral integrity.
Fall Outdoor Movies with Stratham Rec
STRATHAM – The Town’s Recreation Department and the Wiggin Memorial Library are hosting outdoor movie nights this fall.
The films will take place on Friday evenings, September 24, October 1 and 15.
Films will be shown at sunset in the City Field behind the Wiggin Memorial Library at 10 Bunker Hill Ave. in Stratham.
For details, visit library.strathamnh.gov/library-info/pages/calendar.
Upcoming Events at Kensington Congregational Church
KENSINGTON – Kensington Congregational Church is helping area residents learn life skills, develop creative outlets and support food insecure neighbors.
A series of events held in September at the church (108 Amesbury Road, Kensington) aim to foster community bonds through learning and service.
“As Christians, we are called to care for, create and facilitate good deeds,” said Reverend Jeff MacDonald, Acting Minister at KCC. “It’s exciting to provide places where everyone in the community can learn, grow and serve together. ”
A food drive is underway to support the pantry of the Society of Saint-Vincent de Paul in Exeter. All are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food and basic household supplies outside the KCC. Car drop-off times: 10:00 am to noon on Saturday September 11; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday 9/12.
KCC Harvest Sunday (9/26) is when fresh produce is consecrated during worship and later delivered to the pantry. To participate, bring your fruits and vegetables to the 10am service on 9/26.
The KCC Fall Workshop Series begins later this month and takes place on consecutive Wednesdays. All are free (donations are welcome) unless a cost for materials is included. “How to Sell Personal Effects Online” will take place at 6.30pm on September 22nd. On September 29, “Making Earrings with Wire and Beads” ($ 5 per person) will take place at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. “How to Use Less Plastic” will take place on October 6 at 6:30 p.m. “The Best Ways to Support Your Aging Parents” will take place on October 13th at 4pm.
Places are limited, reservation required. Kensington Congregational Church is located on Route 150 in the center of town. For more information or in case of inclement weather, call the church office at 603-772-5821.
COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Newfields
NEWFIELDS – A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held during the city’s fall festival on September 25.
The festival takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the illuminated Town Hall parking lot.
Anyone 12 years of age and over can be vaccinated at the clinic. You don’t need to be an NH resident or a US citizen.
The vaccines are completely free and no health insurance is necessary.
Walk-in people are welcome and there is no need to register in advance.
Free Academic Skills and HiSET Courses at Exeter Adult Education
EXETER – Registrations for the fall semester of adult academic skills courses will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021.
Academic skills courses are for adults who have not completed high school or need to improve their reading, writing or math skills for personal or professional development.
Some people come to school because they need a high school equivalency or other certification to get a job or to prepare for vocational training or college. Others want to be able to help their own children but need to improve their own skills first. Whatever the reason, it’s not too late and Exeter Adult Education staff can help you every step of the way.
HiSET (High School EquivalencyTest) has replaced GED in NH and many other states. Like the GED, it offers the opportunity to study and earn a New Hampshire High School Equivalency Certificate.
The Adult Academic Skills and HiSET Preparation Day Classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. Evening classes take place Monday and Thursday from 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The first registration for the fall 2021 session is Monday, September 13 at 9 a.m. for day classes and at 6:30 p.m. for evening classes.
Academic Skills and HiSET courses are free. All classes meet at the Tuck Learning Campus, Entrance D, 30 Linden Street, Exeter. For more information on any of these classes, please call Exeter Adult Education at 603-775-8457 or visit our website at adulted.sau16.org.
Epping Garden Club sale to moms
EPPING – The Garden Club organizes its annual sale to mothers.
A 10-inch hanging mom costs $ 17 or two for $ 30; 8-inch mom costs $ 8 or two for $ 15; and a 6 ½ inch mom costs $ 6 or three for $ 15.
Please drop off your order with a name and phone number at City Hall or call Eunice at 603-300-0064.