BEDFORD Wine seminar to benefit Easter Seals

Ever wonder why you chill a white wine and not a red? Or why the same grape from one region will taste completely different from another region? Get the answers from one of the best sources!

Author Kevin Zraly will hold a special wine seminar Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 6-8 p.m. at CR Sparks Event Center in Bedford. The seminar is hosted by Southern Wine and Spirits of New England Inc., and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the programs and services offered by Easter Seals NH.

Tickets are $35 and a limited number are available. The seminar kicks off with a hot hors d’oeuvres reception from 6-6:30 p.m. Follwing the seminar, there will be a book signing from 7:30-8 p.m. Attendees will sample a selection of different wines during the seminar as Zraly provides his insight to the complex wine world. Smell, swirl, sip and learn the origins of each wine sampled.

The Windows on the World Seminar is part of Wine Week 2009 and the Winter Wine Spectacular for Easter Seals.

For tickets, call 1-888-368-8880 or visit www.easterseals

HUDSON Get football game vouchers from PMA

Presentation of Mary Academy Parent Group is raising money for the playground fund by selling Manchester Wolves vouchers, which are good for any home game. The seats are in the lower bowl section.

The Wolves are an indoor arena football team that plays at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Vouchers are $10 each. This is a great family night, and kids can meet the players on the field at the end of the game.

For vouchers, call Chris at 505-0031 or e-mail

MERRIMACK Musical acts needed for concert series

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department is planning the Summer Concert Series. Summer concerts are held at the Abbie Griffin Park Bandstand on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. all summer.

Are you in a local band or have you heard a great band that you would like the department to consider for the summer line up? If so, send a music sample to the Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department to or 116 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH, 03054. Call 882-1046 with questions.