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December 26, 2013

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Derry News

---- — Book swap planned Dec. 28

Birch Heights retirement facility, 7 Kendall Pond Road, hosts a “Bring A Book, Swap A Book” event on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m.

Those attending are invited to select a book and swap a book in return. Large print books are desirable.

Everyone donating a book gets entered into a raffle to receive a dozen homemade cookies made by the Birch Heights chef. RSVP by calling 425-7755.

Free community meals offered

The free community meal network continues with meals scheduled for the following dates: Dec. 27, spaghetti dinner served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at First Parish Church,; and Dec. 29, lunch at 1 p.m. at Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Teens invited to library Jan 2.

Derry Public Library offers a full schedule of teen events, including a Teen Advisory Group meeting Jan. 2 and Feb. 6 at the library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The group meets regularly to discuss new programs, special events and projects for teens at the library. Call 432-6140 for information.

Teen Tech Thursdays

Teens are invited to Derry Public Library for Teen Tech Thursdays.

The next event is Jan. 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore programs on library laptops and iPads and will learn about websites, design, editing video and much more.

Call 432-6140 to register in advance.

Shepard sign needs help

A sign on the historic property belonging to the family of America’s first man in space Alan B. Shepard Jr. needs some tender loving care.

A Shepard sign on the East Derry land needs some upgrades and improvements, according to Conservation Commission Chairman Margie Ives.

Ives said the sign has stood on the property for a long time and it’s getting extremely faded. Ives said anyone with ideas on how to move forward with updating the sign, or a group of Scout that might like to adopt the sign as a community service project can contact her via the Conservation Commission at 434-6539.

Thrift shop needs donations

The Marion Gerrish Community Center thrift shop needs donations. Donations are accepted at the center on West Broadway during regular operating hours, Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Currently the thrift shop could use linens like bedding, towels and blankets, and also winter clothing for all ages. Other items always welcome are housewares, decorative items, children’s items and toys, small appliances, books, jewelry, CDs and small furniture.

All proceeds from the thrift shop go directly into the community center’s upkeep and programs.

The center is located at 39 West Broadway. For information call 434-8866.

Frost Festival planning underway

The annual winter Frost Festival planning is underway with activities planned for Feb. 14, 15 and 16 at outdoor and indoor locations around Derry.

The weekend schedule will include a dinner, skating, sledding, ice sculptures, cross-country skiing, demonstrations and much more. Call 432-6136 for information.