, Derry, New Hampshire

November 1, 2012


Derry News

---- — Garden club to meet

The Derry Garden Club meets Nov. 2 at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry at 10 a.m.

The program is the annual auction and Ways and Means table. Call 432-7195 for information about the club. The Boys and Girls Club is located at 40 Hampstead Road.

Harvest supper planned

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 63 East Broadway, hosts its annual Harvest Supper event on Nov. 2. There are two seatings, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The menu includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, peas and carrots, squash, rolls, homemade pies and beverages. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children 3 to 12. Children under 3 eat free.

Call St. Luke’s at 434-4767 or Tammy at 437-2635 for advance reservations. The church is handicapped accessible.

Upper Room hosts ‘Red Carpet’

The Upper Room hosts its 11th annual Family Matters auction event on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at Promises to Keep, 199 Rockingham Road.

The “Live From the Red Carpet” event features food, games, live and silent auction and much more. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. Call for information at 472-4893.

Discovering stone walls at library

Derry Public Library welcomes New England stone wall author and expert Kevin Gardner for an informative presentation on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Gardner is the author of “The Granite Kiss” and will discuss the history and creation of these rocky walls dotting the area’s landscape.

In addition to “The Granite Kiss,” Gardner has written poems, songs and essays. He is a writer and producer for New Hampshire Public Radio and is a two-time winner of the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Golden Mic Award for feature writing.

The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Call Sherry Bailey, adult services librarian, at 432-6140.

Scenic road hearing is Nov. 7

The Planning Board hosts a public hearing on a proposal for trimming and removing trees on English Range road by New Hampshire Electric Cooperative at its meeting Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the municipal center’s third-floor meeting room.

Also on the agenda that night is a hearing to review a plan to expand Pete’s Scoop ice cream business on Route 28 to include a driving range and additional parking.

Call for information at 432-6110.

Fund reaches out to help

The Derry Community Fund is reaching out this year to those in need and is accepting applications through Nov. 8 at the Humane Services office at the municipal center, 14 Manning St.

Donations of food and new toys are welcome. Groups and local organizations are also invited to “adopt” a family this year. Food donations can be dropped off at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway. New, unwrapped toys will be collected at the center beginning Nov. 26. For information, call 548-6060.

Kids Coop presents ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Kids Coop Theatre presents the musical “Annie Get Your Gun” on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Derry Opera House, 29 West Broadway.

Tickets for the show are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Visit Kids Coop for information and tickets at

Bell ringers are needed

The Salvation Army is seeking bell ringers for its upcoming holiday Red Kettle Campaign. Business, families and schools can sign up to be ringers this season. Those interested can call the Salvation Army at 434-7790.