DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

March 7, 2013

DERRY BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Catholic health-care session planned

The Faithful Citizenship Committee of St. Thomas Aquinas parish will host an information session on Catholic healthcare on March 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 26 Crystal Ave.

Diane Hunt, owner of Humanae Vitae Family Healthcare in Londonderry, will speak on health care and the teachings of the Catholic church.

For information, call Pat at 965-6638.

The event is free.

Snowshoes on track again

Derry’s Go Green Committee is rescheduling its winter snowshoe stroll at Broadview Farm to March 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.

A previous event was canceled — due to too much snow.

All are invited to come to Broadview Farm on Young Road to learn how to use snowshoes or just walk the town-owned property’s many trails.

Eastern Mountain Sports will provide equipment. The event is free and open to all ages.

Benefit concert supports Derry woman

Irish band Dervish plays a concert March 7 at Pinkerton Academy’s Stockbridge Theatre. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and is a fundraiser to support former Derry resident Melissa Carroll, who has been battling Ewing Sarcoma for two years at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dervish is one of Ireland’s most popular bands. Tickets are available at HeptunesConcerts.com.

Senior dance planned at Hood

The National Junior Honor Society at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School will host a senior citizen dance on March 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the school.

There will be music and light refreshments will be served.

All area seniors are invited to attend and can RSVP at 432-13224.

Irish dinner set for March 9

Church of the Transfiguration in Derry hosts an Irish dinner on March 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The dinner features corned beef and cabbage and Irish music.

Dinner is free, but donations are welcome.

Oh, the games people play

The Marion Gerrish Community Center host a senior games group every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the center at 39 West Broadway.

Games offered include Scrabble, Boggle and Yahtzee.

For information, call 434-8866.

Rabies clinic planned March 30

Derry Parks and Recreation hosts a rabies vaccination clinic on March 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Alexander-Carr Lodge on Pierce Avenue.

Dogs must be on leashes, cats in carriers. The cost is $15 per animal. Bring along previous rabies certificates.

The town clerk will also be on hand to license dogs. The cost is $7.50 for animals spayed and neutered; $10 for non-neutered/spayed pets.

All proceeds will benefit the Derry Dog Park. Call 432-6136 for information. The event is co-sponsored by Handel With Care veterinary facility in Derry.