, Derry, New Hampshire

March 21, 2013


Derry News

---- — Rabies clinic planned March 30

Derry Parks and Recreation, Animal Control, Friends of the Derry Dog Park, Handel With Care Veterinary Clinic and the town clerk’s office all host the fourth annual rabies clinic and dog licensing event March 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alexander-Carr Park lodge on Pierce Avenue.

Vaccinations cost $15 per animal; owners must bring previous rabies certificates. All dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers.

The annual clinic is a fundraiser, with proceeds going to support continuing improvements at the dog park.

Derry residents can also license their dogs for a $7.50 fee for neutered/spayed or $10 for those not neutered/spayed. Senior citizens can license their first dogs for only $3. For information, contact Parks and Recreation at 432-6136 or the Animal Control office at 432-6143.

Free afternoon movies offered

The Marion Gerrish Community Center on West Broadway offer free movie afternoons for senior citizens.

The next movie is “Up” and is shown on March 29. Come at noon to get a good seat and popcorn.

Call the center for information at 434-8866.

Free spaghetti supper set

A free spaghetti supper is planned at West Running Brook Middle School on March 22 at 5 p.m.

The meal is open to all community members and their families. The menu includes pasta, meatballs and dessert.

For information, contact West Running Brook Middle School at 432-1250.

Christian coffee house offered

Abundant Grace Church, 127 Rockingham Road, offers a Christian Coffee House event on March 29 at 7 p.m. The night includes music, open mic sessions, clean Christian comedy and free refreshments.

There will also be free raffle tickets. Call Abundant Grace for information at 432-0510 or visit

Seniors, join walking program

Derry Parks and Recreation offers a senior walking program for adults 50 years of age and older.

Walking takes place at Veterans Hill gym, 31 West Broadway. Session times are Mondays, 8:15 to 9 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.; and Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 1 p.m.

Call for information at 432-6136.

Senior citizen potluck planned

A senior citizen potluck is planned on March 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Alexander-Carr Lodge, 28 Pierce Ave.

The potluck is hosted by Derry Parks and Recreation and features springtime treats and activities. All guests are asked to bring a dish to share.

Admission is free, but is limited to adults 50 and older. Tickets are required for the lunch by calling the recreation office at 432-6136 or stopping by the office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

‘Best Breakfast’ series continues

First Parish Church in East Derry hosts its “Best Breakfast” every Sunday from 7 to 9 a.m. through May 19 at the church on East Derry Road.

The menu includes eggs any style, omelets, pancakes, hash browns, home fries, beverages, cereal and much more. The cost is $6.95 for adults, $5.50 for children 12 and under and 62 and older.

Call 434-0628 for information.

Household hazardous event set

Derry hosts a Spring Household Hazardous Waste Day on May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at West Running Brook Middle School

Residents needing to dispose of pesticides or herbicides, oil-based paints, paint remover or thinner, solvents/degreasers, household cleaners, pool chemicals and old gasoline and antifreeze can bring them to the event for safe disposal.

For information contact Joan Cornetta, recycling coordinator at the transfer station, at 432-4650 or visit