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May 2, 2013

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Derry News

---- — Derry Garden Club to meet May 3

The Derry Garden Club meets on May 3 at 11:30 a.m. at Promises to Keep, Route 28. The new slate of officers for next year will be installed. For information about the club call 434-0578.

Family Promise will benefit

Let’s Play Music faculty is spotlighted in a free benefit concert to support Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County on May 10 at 7 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Road.

Family Promise is a network of congregations and other organizations providing shelter, food and other support services to homeless families.

A silent auction and a free will offering will be collected.

Comedy fundraiser planned May 2

A fundraiser featuring comic Dave Russon and other comedians is scheduled for May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy.

The night is a fundraiser to benefit the Donnie Arsenault Help Fund. The Derry teen is battling cancer. Tickets are $20 per person and are available by calling 548-0493.

Library hosts monthly Genealogy Roundtable

The monthly meeting of the Genealogy Roundtable is May 7 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Derry Public Library, lower level meeting room.

The meeting is informal and allows members to discuss their research.

All are welcome regardless of level of genealogy experience.

Buy tickets for Taste of the Town

The Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce hosts its “Taste of the Town” May 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry.

Tickets are on sale at $30 per person at the Chamber office, 29 West Broadway, or by calling 432-8205.

Derry seniors to enjoy luau

Derry senior citizens will enjoy a Hawaiian luau event on May 22 from noon to 2 p.m. at Alexander-Carr Park off Pierce Avenue. The day includes music, food and the park will be transformed into a tropical paradise.

Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. Register by calling Derry Parks and Recreation at 432-6136. Tickets are limited and a ticket is required to attend, but event is free.

Zumbathon supports diabetes efforts

A Zumbathon will be held at Impact Cardio Club in Derry on May 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is the second in a string of three Fab Fitness Fridays events around the area, all to support Team Ben’s Buds, a New England Classic Tour de Cure team created by Benjamin Goodwin who has Type 1 Diabetes and rides to support the American Diabetes Association.

Team captain Meagan Campbell and other local Zumba instructors will lead the event. Tickets are $15 and the event is open to the public. All proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure.

Gardeners plan sale

The Derry Garden Club’s annual plant sale is May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 58 East Broadway. The sale is held rain or shine.

Anyone wishing to donate some plants or have their perennials thinned out can call 434-6681. Money raised from the sale goes to support the garden club’s civic beautification projects for the town.

Kids Coop presents ‘Seussical’

Kids Coop Theatre presents “Seussical the Musical” on May 17 at 7 p.m. and again on May 18 at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Derry Opera House, 29 West Broadway.

Tickets are available at kids-coop-theatre.org. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Group discounts area available in advance by emailing admin@kids-coop-theatre.org.