Senior health fair plans underway
The ninth annual senior health fair is set for Tuesday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at West Running Brook Middle School.
Free admission includes door prizes, more than 90 senior health vendors, free lunch, health screenings and much more. All attendees receive a signature event thermal grocery tote.
For information, call 432-0877 or visit seniorhealthfairnh.com.
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
A worldwide Tai Chi and Qigong Day is set for April 28 at 10 a.m. in Derry's MacGregor Park.
All are invited to take part in meditation in motion, and learn how to particpate in this popular activity. The event is free and open to all; no special equipment or ability is required.
Call for information at 674-1737 or visit worldtaichiday.org.
Little League hosts breakfast
The Derry Little League program hosts a benefit breakfast on April 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee's, 14 Manchester Road.
The menu includes an all-you-can-eat meal with pancakes, eggs, bacon and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, and $6 for children 12 and under. Call 505-2727 for information.
Tickets are available at the door. Little League opening day in Derry is set for April 21.
Voters approve charter changes
Four changes to the town's charter were approved by voters March 13.
The proposed changes include amendments dealing with quarterly budget reports, purchasing procedures, adding a deputy town treasurer and independent audits.
The amendments follow the work of the most recently elected nine-member Charter Commission, voted in to make changes to the town charter in 2010.
Voters were set to consider those changes at the polls in September 2010, but the state pulled the plug on any charter vote at the 11th hour, saying information wasn't sent to the state by the required deadline.
That left the Town Council with the job of deciding what to do about the charter's future. Councilors recommended earlier this year that only four amendments should appear on the ballot this year.
With more than 40 charter changes recommended by the commission, more proposed changes may come before voters in the future.
The new changes go into effect in July.
Town Administrator John Anderson said voters could have more charter change questions on the September ballot.
Go Green plans summer walks
The Go Green Committee is planning its annual series of warm weather walks in some of the town's most scenic and valuable conservation areas.
Walks begin on May 26 with a visit to the Broadview Farm area. The schedule includes future walks on June 16 at Cole Marsh, July 21 at the Doolittle property, and Aug. 18 at the Low conservation area. All walks begin at 8 a.m. and all are invited to attend.
Lobster bake trip planned
Join the Derry Parks & Recreation Department on a trip to Capt.'s Waterfront Restaurant in Salem, Mass., on July 12.
This trip includes a classical New England luncheon at Capt's followed by a narrated trolley tour of the Salem area with Salem Trolley Tours. Time after lunch and the trolley tour will be allowed for shopping and additional sightseeing.
Lunch includes New England clam chowder, garden salad, Boston cream pie, coffee, tea and soda. Main course options include lobster bake (including lobster, mussels, corn, and potatoes), braised steak tips or baked ziti.
After lunch, Salem Trolley Tours will take participants on a unique sightseeing tour of historical Salem. Points of interest along the tour include Charter Street Burial Ground, the House of the Seven Gables, the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Witch Museum, the historic waterfront area and other locations.
Derry resident registration fee is $55. The nonresident registration fee is $65. A coach bus will depart from the various senior housing complexes at 9 a.m. and from Hood Commons at 9:30 a.m. Space is limited, so register early by calling 432-6136.
Get rid of household hazardous waste
Residents of Derry and Londonderry can bring unwanted hazardous household items to a waster collection event May 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at West Running Brook Middle School on Route 28 in Derry.
Products collected include leftover oil-based paint and chemicals like fertilizers, insect sprays, pool chemicals, antifreeze, gasoline, solvents, oven cleaners, and much more. Products not accepted include batteries, latex paints, explosives, used oil, or any radioactive or infectious waster products.
For information and a list of what can be brought to the collection, visit des.state.nh.us/pdf/hmiyhome.pdf.