The Basil W. Woods Jr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering beginners and intermediate fly tying classes beginning Jan. 7 at the Passaconaway Club on Garvins Falls Road in Concord. The beginner’s class will be Tuesdays from Jan. 7 to Feb. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. The intermediate class will be Tuesdays from Feb. 18 to March 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Materials, including vices and tools, will be provided as needed. The six-week beginner class costs $50. The five-week intermediate class costs $75.
For information and to sign up, visit concordtu.org. The classes are limited to 15 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Students 17 and younger are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Orientation about the Concord Cold Weather Shelter at the First Congregational Church, 177 N. Main St. in Concord, will be held Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. The session will provide those who are unfamiliar with how the shelter operates a chance to learn more, ask questions and become more involved. For more information, email Bill Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-4777.
The New Hampshire Spaying and Altering Service is offering a gourmet vegan cookbook for sale called Cooking With Compassion to raise funds for its low-cost spaying and altering program for dogs and cats. The book costs $20 postpaid. For more information, call 224-1361.
The Bristol Rotary Club Christmas tree sale begins Nov. 24 at the Bristol Shop ’n’ Save. All trees are $30 and proceeds will benefit local youth and families. For more information, call 744-2713.
The Gilmanton Year-Round Library will display Gilmanton School students’ work Tuesday through Nov. 23 in honor of American Education Week. Samples of work from kindergarten through eighth grade will be displayed. The display will be open during library’s hours.
The library will host a reception for Gilmanton School staff to thank them for all they do on Nov. 21 from 3:15 to 4 p.m. The Gilmanton community, selectmen and other town officials have been invited to this reception.
The Hopkinton Recreation Department now has an online registration and payment program. Families can register for programs, manage their accounts, and pay their bills online via hopkintonrec.com/info/household/account_check.aspx. If you have questions, call 746-2915 or email email@example.com.
The lilac photo contest calendar is available, with the photos from the winners of 2013. This is a limited-edition calendar and is $5 per calendar, plus $3 shipping per calendar. Only checks will be accepted as payment. Make checks out to Granite State FFA Lilac Fund. The checks should be mailed to: Governors Lilac and Wildflower Commission, P.O. Box 21, Sanbornton, NH 03269-0021. For more information, call 271-6476 or 491-7169 or 286-4844.
The New Hampshire State Library, Talking Books division, announced that individuals who are blind or visually impaired, or who have a physical disability that does not allow them to handle printed reading material, can now download audio and braille books to their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch through a new, free mobile application, the Braille and Audio Reading Download, known as BARD. To use BARD, register with the state’s Talking Book Services and download the BARD app from the Apple App store. Then access materials from the National Library Service’s BARD site at nlsbard.loc.gov/login//NLS.
To learn more about the services provided by the New Hampshire Talking Book Services, call 271-3429 or 800-491-4200 or visit nh.gov/nhsl/talking_books.
The planning board invites all Salisbury residents to an important forum on the future of Salisbury on Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at Academy Hall.