, Derry, New Hampshire

February 13, 2014


Derry News

---- — Valentine event benefits Family Promise

DERRY — A Valentine Dessert Extravaganza Feb. 16 will benefit Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County.

The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at Brookstone Event Center at 14 Route 111. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Win a door prize or a prize for the prettiest hat, the most Victorian outfit or farthest traveled. Sign up to set a tea able and compete for the prettiest at $1 per vote.

Call 432-0400 or email Vicki.Vareschi@FamilyPromiseGRC.orgto reserve a place.

Admission is free. There will be fancy desserts, hot beverages, raffles and silent auctions. Local musicians will entertain.

Feed body and soul at Elijah’s Table

DERRY — There will be a free meal on Sunday, Feb.16, at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road.

The meal is sponsored by Elijah’s Table, a joint project of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and Etz Hayim Synagogue. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and goes to 6:30 p.m.

Get out of the cold and enjoy a wonderful meal in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and some chocolate kisses. Everyone is welcome. For more information about Elijah’s Table or for a list of other upcoming free dinners, visit

Etz Hayim Synagogue hosts Purim event

DERRY — Etz Hayim Synagogue will celebrate the holiday of Purim on Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m.

Purim commemorates a time when the Jews living in ancient Persia were saved from extermination, as recounted in the Biblical Book of Esther. At this carnival-like celebration, adults will dress in costumes, eat, drink, and make merry.

Etz Hayim invites everyone to visit and experience our warm welcome at 1 ½ Hood Road. For more information, visit or contact Rabbi Bryna Milkow at 432-0004.

‘Living the Eucharist’ offered during Lent

HAMPSTEAD — A six-week program called “Living the Eucharist” will be offered during Lent at Saint Anne parish in Hampstead, starting the week of March 3.

See the church bulletin or contact Phil at 661-0396 for information.