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January 24, 2013

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Derry News

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seminar offered

Derry Police host a free seminar on different types of fraud, especially those that target the senior population.

The event will be held Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at Birch Heights at 7 Kendall Pond Road.

Complimentary baked goods and coffee provided.

Register by calling Birch Heights at 425-7755 or visit birchheights.com.

Scenic Byway volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to serve on the Robert Frost/Old Stage Coach Scenic Byway Advisory Council.

The group’s purpose is to develop the Robert Frost/Old Stage Coach Scenic Byway and protect the historic and cultural features while enhancing community development tourism and recreational opportunities along the route.

Meetings are held bi-monthly. Anyone interested in learning more can find information on the town’s site at derry-nh.org.

Anyone wishing to serve should contact the town clerk’s office in writing prior to Jan. 31. Two volunteer members and two volunteer alternate members are needed for a one-year term.

Free movie shown for seniors

The Marion Gerrish Community Center hosts a free movie time for seniors on Jan. 25.

Arrive at noon to get a good seat and popcorn.

This month’s film offering is “The Buddy Holly Story” featuring actor Gary Busey. The move is free of charge.

Call the Marion Gerrish Community Center for information at 434-8866.

Free-throw championship held

The Knights of Columbus host a free “Free Throw Championship” event for all children ages 10 to 14 on Jan. 26 at the Aquinas Center at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Crystal Avenue.

Registration begins at 1:15 p.m. with competition set to begin at 2 p.m. Awards will follow at 3:30 p.m.

Call for information at 965-6639 or 434-5220.

Library hosts author reading

The Derry Public Library hosts a winter time event featuring three area authors who will offer information on their books.

Join library staff by the fireplace on Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. for a “Midwinter’s Authors Night” featuring Gina Rosati, Erin Dionne and Jo Knowles. They will offer tips on writing a book and where their inspiration lies. They will read from their most recent books.

A book signing and question-and-answer time follow the readings. Call the library for information at 432-6140.

Russian trip being planned

Any Greater Derry citizen or Pinkerton Academy student interested in going on a trip to Derry’s sister city in Russia, Cherepovets and its high school, are welcome to find out more by contacting Tony Carnovale at carnovale@comcast.net.

Carnovale, a former Pinkerton Academy teacher, has traveled to Russia for many years as part of an exchange program between that country and the town of Derry.

The sister city program is now in its 25th year, giving students and adults a chance to travel and learn about Russia while meeting its people and sharing cultures.

The trip is offered April 19 through 29.

Learn how to save energy

Derry’s Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee hosts an energy savings for the home seminar on Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway.

Learn about simple, inexpensive things you can do can save energy and money this heating season, including how to reduce heat loss through windows and how to properly insulate attics. For information, contact Tom Minnon at tminnon@comcast.net.

Stellar program planned

Derry Public Library hosts an astronomy event on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. featuring members of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society.

The topic is “What’s Up in Tonight’s Sky” and is open to the public. Participants will learn about how to use a telescope. The library has a new telescope, available to patrons. Call the library at 432-6140 for information.

Waste grant application OK’d

Town councilors gave approval for environmental officials to apply for up to $4,304 in grant money to support a household hazardous waste collection in the spring of 2014.

Derry and Londonderry take turns hosting regional waste collection efforts.

In the past, grant money from the state’s Department of Environmental Services has supported not only hazardous waste collections, but also watershed assessment, improvements to the town’s recycling center and other municipal projects.