MANCHESTER - The Equinox Curling Club is hosting an Open House-Curling 101 on Wednesday, Jan. 1, from 6-7:45 p.m. at Riley Rink.

No experience is necessary to attend and all ages and abilities are welcom.

Those planning to attend should dress warm and have gloves and a hat and bring a clean pair of soft soled shoes.

The ECC will teach the basics of the game, technique, etiquette, and scoring through a brief classroom introduction and then will go out onto the ice to practice and play.

The fee is $40 - cash or check - and includes all equipment, lessons and a mini game. Light refreshments will be served.

Curling is a cross between bocce, shuffleboard and chess-but played on ice.

For more information contact Diane Pouliot at 802-362-2145 or visit the website at http://www.equinoxcurlingclub.org/