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Legion oratory final is on Saturday

GOFFSTOWN — The state American Legion High School Oratorical Final is Saturday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. at The N.H. Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College.

The program is expected to be finished by about noon, when the finalists will be announced and prizes awarded.
Contestants from the eight districts in New Hampshire will gather to compete for prizes and the chance to represent New Hampshire in April at the national level at the National American Legion Headquarters in Indianapolis.

The grand prize for the best presentation nationally is $20,000.

For more information, contact Rich Dahlgren, public relations chairman, at 456-2882, 748-0876 or by email at

Meredith post event

MEREDITH —The American Legion Post 33, 6 Plymouth St., is hosting karaoke on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m.

A $5 donation is requested. There is no smoking at this event.

Derry Post events

DERRY — VFW Post 1617 will host music by Shadow at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8.

Admission is free.

On Feb. 9, a baffle raffle is at 2 p.m., sponsored by the men’s and ladies’ auxiliary.

On Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., music is by B&B. Admission is free.

On Feb. 16, there will be a penny social at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 432-9702. Proceeds benefit veterans and community projects.

Sweeney Post events

MANCHESTER — Henry J. Sweeney Post 2, 251 Maple St., will hold its annual Valentine Day dinner dance Saturday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

It will feature roast beef and all the trimmings followed by dancing to the music of Jackie and Friends from 8 to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the bar.

On Sunday, the monthly breakfast hosted by the ladies auxiliary is from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Cribbage is Wednesday night from 7 to 9:30.For more information, call 623-9145.

Pelham event

PELHAM — The John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722 VFW and Ladies Auxiliary will hold a veterans benefit dinner on Friday, Feb. 7, at the post on Main Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

In addition to “comfort food,” there will be a raffle, and door and best-dressed-to-theme prizes.

Admission $8, $5 for children under 12.

Contact Mark McCabe at 635-1540, email or visit for more information.


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