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January 24, 2013

Frost Festival schedule is jam-packed

The 15th annual Frost Festival weekend of winter events is set for Feb. 15-17, with activities held at locations all over Derry.

The weekend kicks off Feb. 15 with a senior citizens spaghetti supper, hosted by the Derry Village Rotary Club at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School.

The dinner begins at 5 p.m. and is free to seniors. Entertainment will be provided.

On Feb. 16, a free family show will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Veterans Hall.

It will feature the Derry Public Library’s puppet show, “Small Brown Dog’s Bad Remembering Day,” along with a “Mad Science Fire and Ice Show” and Wildlife Encounters live animal show.

Also on Feb. 16, the Granite State FFA Association hosts snowshoe races at J & F Farms in Derry.

Money raised benefits agricultural students all over the state, including those attending Pinkerton Academy.

Open snowshoeing begins at 10:30 a.m., with races starting at 11 a.m. A three-hole snow golf event will be held there, too. Call 434-7086 for details.

A Frost Festival farmers market will be held Saturday at Upper Village Hall in East Derry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 434-8974.

Frosty’s Dueling Pianos show rounds out the Saturday schedule and is held at Promises to Keep from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The night features appetizers, a cash bar, dancing and music.

Tickets are $40 per person and available by calling Derry Parks and Recreation at 432-6136 or the municipal center at 845-5401.

On Sunday, Feb. 17, the winter fun continues at Alexander-Carr Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with sledding, a bonfire, arts and crafts, and the Frost Festival king and queen crowning.

Ice Breakers will create ice sculptures at locations along Broadway from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hoodkroft Golf Course hosts snowmobile rides and cross-country skiing from noon to 4 p.m.

Gallien’s Town Beach offers an ice fishing demonstration, a chili cookoff, open ice hockey and skating from noon to 3 p.m.

For information on any Frost Festival event, call 432-6136.

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