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Kids Cookie-Making Class

On Feb. 9, Tuscan Market welcomes all junior chefs to its kitchen for a kids’ cookie making class! Each chef-in-training will learn to make cookies from scratch from Tuscan’s pastry masters. Learn secrets from the recipe lock-box just in time to spread Valentine’s Day cheer in the classroom. 1 ticket per participating child needed. Supervising parent pays $30. Tuscan Market, 63 Main St., Salem, Feb. 9, 3-4:30p.m. (603) 912-5467.

Love A-Fair Crafts & Vendors

Come in out of the cold and see what dozens of local vendors have to offer and possibly find that perfect little Valentine gift! Salem Derry Elks, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Windham, Feb. 9, 1-4p.m.

NH Primary Voting

Feb. 11. Visit for voting information.

Comedy Show

Saints Mary and Joseph Parish are hosting a night of laughs at a comedy show. Tickets are $55 per person and include a full-plated dinner and the entertainment of three comedians. Cash bar and raffles will also be available. Atkinson Country Club, 85 Country Club Road, Atkinson, Feb 15. Cocktails at 6p.m., dinner at 7p.m., comedians at 8p.m. For tickets, contact Kenneth Tarara at (978) 697-6930.

Mozzarella Making & Wine Tasting

Celebrate National Wine Day with some delicious wine and cheese! While enjoying an Italian wine-tasting hosted by Tuscan’s own Joe Comforti, learn how to make its signature hand-stretched mozzarella. Once complete, enjoy the most perfect pairing. Tuscan Market, 63 Main St., Salem, Feb. 18, 6-7:30p.m.

Kentucky Derby Raffle Drawing

Do not miss this chance to win a oncein a-lifetime trip to the Kentucky Derby! The prize is a trip for two to the 2020 Kentucky Derby which includes roundtrip airfare, 3-night stay, Derby Club 300 tickets, personal stylists and so much more! Tickets are $250 each and benefit Lazarus House in Lawrence where your purchase will provide life-changing services and support to the guests served at Lazarus House. For tickets, call: (978) 269- 5215, e-mail or visit Tuscan Kitchen, 67 Main St., Salem, Feb. 26, 5:30-7:30p.m.

Party On!

Party On! plays popular party rock, pop and country hits to keep the audience dancing from the very first song right through the last! Crows Nest Pub and Grill, 181 Plaistow Road, Plaistow, Feb. 28, 9p.m.

Annual Basketball Free-Throw Contest

Open to all girls and boys. Competition will be based on the best free-throw shooter per age and gender. Winners move on to the New Hampshire State Free Throw Contest held March 14 in Bedford. Info: Mike Schwing at (603)560-2226 or email: St. Joseph Regional Catholic School gym, 40 Main St, Salem, March 1, 1-3p.m.

NESBA Home Show

SHS is hosting a NESBA-affiliated Winter Guard and Winter Percussion show. Come cheer on Salem Blue Winter Guard Salem Blue Devils Percussion Ensemble! The full line-up and schedule can be found on Tickets will be available at the door. Salem High School, Salem, March 7, 1-9p.m.

2nd annual Bound for College

Local experts will help you chart your path after high school through interactive panels and hands-on sessions. Raffle prizes and giveaways. Sylvan Learning of Salem, 240 N Broadway, Salem, March 7, 1-3:30p.m.

Jack Edwards & Andy Brickley Autograph and Sports Card Show

Boston Bruins NESN broadcasters Jack

Edwards and Andy Brickley will appear from 9am-2pm and sign autographs 10a.m. to noon. Autographs are $15 each, 2 for $25. Free inscriptions. 40 tables of New England’s Best Dealers of Sports Cards and Memorabilia. “VB Cards Methuen Show” Gaythorne Knighs of Columbus Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen, Mass., March 8 ,9a.m.-1:30p.m.

6th annual Gala Fundraiser

Event to benefit Granite State Arts Academy, 19 Keewaydin Drive Suite 4, Salem, March 13, 6-10p.m.

Saydes Presents The Amazing Sensations

Come down and enjoy The Amazing Sensations featuring hits from the 1950s to ’70s disco, plus comedy with Paul and Paula. $25 per person. Sayde’s Bar & Grill, 136 Cluff Crossing Road, Salem, March 14, 5:30-10p.m.

Drawn to the Music

Hundreds of elementary school students have listened to a piece of music and created their artistic interpretation of what they’ve heard. This year’s event will highlight Stravinsky’s “Firebird” as the student art focus. The New Hampshire Philharmonic will also introduce other music depicting birds and animals to give the audience a great sampling of how composers interpret nature. March 14 and 15 at 2pm. Adults $30, seniors $25, students $8, Salem students $5. Seifert Performing Arts Center, 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem.

11th annual Health Fair

Over 50 health and wellness businesses will be displaying their products and services along with valuable information. There will also be some demos, raffles and giveaways. The Salem School District’s Culinary Program and the Food Service Department will be providing some healthy samples. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Salem High School, 44 Geremonty Dr., Salem, March 18, 4:30-7p.m.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

Sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions and more. Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, 58 Enterprise Drive, Windham, March 28, 5:30-11p.m.


“Frozen Kids: The Musical!”

Soule Sharks will present this favorite movie on the stage! Dr. Lewis F. Soule School, 173. S Policy St., Salem, Feb. 20, 6-9p.m.

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