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October 3, 2013

LONDONDERRY BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Art is on display at Leach

Leach Library on Mammoth Road regularly hosts area artists for special displays and exhibits around the library.

Featured in October is the work of artist Eileen Belanger of New Boston. Her paintings show familiar scenes and landscapes around New Hampshire. She is also known for her mural work.

The art display at Leach Library runs through Oct. 31.

Seniors foliage trip planned

Londonderry seniors can enjoy a foliage trip to Indian Head Resort on Oct. 10.

The cost is $79 per person and includes transportation, hot buffet lunch, souvenirs and much more. Sign up at the senior center.

Library to close for holiday

Leach Library on Mammoth Road will be closed to honor the Columbus Day holiday on Oct. 14.

Women’s Club to meet

The Londonderry Women’s Club meets Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck dinner. Anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend and bring a dish to share. The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. For information, call Trish at 421-0566.

Haunted history talk set

Leach Library hosts “Haunted History of New England,” featuring author/historian Chirstopher Daley, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the library on Mammoth Road.

Daley has presented historical lectures at libraries and other venues throughout New England for more than 20 years.

The presentation includes a one-hour slide show with interesting facts about events that happened and stories of haunting that followed. Some hauntings to be discussed include the Mount Washington Hotel, Giles Corey, and the curse of Salem.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 100 people and will be held in the library’s lower-level conference room.

Town technology gets updates

Londonderry is now part of the Facebook and Twitter world. Town Manager Kevin Smith announced that the town now has official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

This will help keep the town and all its news and events up to date and easy for people to find while they are online.

“It’s another way to be able to communicate with the public,” Smith said.

Post 27 has full month ahead

American Legion Post 27 at 6 Sargent Road has events lined up for October.

On Oct. 5, it’s karaoke with DJ Sharon from 7:30 to 11 p.m. The monthly general meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. DJ Sharon returns Oct. 18 for karaoke from 7:30 to 11 p.m. It’s comedy night and dinner Oct. 19. Dinner is at 7 p.m.; there will be raffles, 50/50 and a silent auction.

Sign up with a team of two for a cornhole tournament at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26. Entry is $10. There also will be raffles, 50/50 and a silent auction.

St. Jude hosts 35th annual fair

St. Jude Parish hosts its 35th annual Country Christmas Fair on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Church Hall, 435 Mammoth Road.

As one of the area’s most popular Christmas fairs, this year’s event features a big selection of handcrafted items created by St. Jude , along with retro items of years past, “Garden Daze” a charming queen size quilt raffle, Country Cupboard with homemade jams, jellies, maple syrup, baked goods and the famous “Cookie Walk.”

There are activities and fun for children, lunch favorites and a raffle table complete the fair’s offerings.