, Derry, New Hampshire


January 2, 2014

Winter programs start soon

Recreation department offers winter programs


Alexander-Carr Park is also the central location of Derry’s Frost Festival held each year in February. This year, the Frost Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16.

Generally, the park is open Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with additional dates and times during holiday and school vacations. These times and dates are subject to change without notice, so call 432-6136 for an updated schedule of events.

Judo Cluband Lil’ Samurais

The Derry Judo Club teaches the art of judo in a safe manner. Students who join are first taught conditioning exercises, then how to roll and fall. From there, in a structured and supervised setting, students learn throws and ground techniques, counters to throws and ground techniques, and depending on age and rank, students are also taught strangles and arm bars.

Instructor Roger Lenfest is assisted by the founder of the Derry Judo Club, Chris Veziris, a 6th degree black belt and nationally certified coach, along with several other nationally ranked black belts.

Winter Session III runs from Jan. 27to Feb. 19. Spring Session I runs from Feb. 24 to March 26. Judo classes are held Monday and Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:30.

Winter Session III for the Lil’ Samurais program runs from Jan. 29 to Feb. 19. Spring Session I runs from Feb. 26 to March 26. Lil’ Samurai classes are held Wednesday nights from 5:45 to 6:45. For more information including pricing and future dates, call 432-6136 or visit

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