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The Derry Garden Club meets May 2 at Promises to Keep in Derry for its annual luncheon. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and reservations are required.
The program is “Roses” by Jamie Colen, garden director of Fuller Gardens in North Hampton. The club is also preparing for its annual plant sale May 17 at the Masonic Hall, East Broadway, Derry.
Anyone with perennials needing to be thinned and donated for the sale can call 434-681. Visit the club at derrygardenclub.org.
CLM benefit concert set for May 9
Center for Life Management hosts its sixth annual benefit concert featuring tribute band Fleetwood Mix. The show is May 9 at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy. In addition, the night includes a silent auction.
Fleetwood Mix offers a tribute to band Fleetwood Mac, and has toured and performed all over the country. Opening for Fleetwood Mix is Holly Winchell, recognized for her appearance in the viral video “Granite State of Mind.”
The silent auction begins at 6 p.m. with the concert to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$35 for adults, $20 for seniors and students. For tickets, visit stockbridgetheatre.com or call 437-5210. Tickets are also available through the theater box office Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m.
Library hosts ‘Brothers’
Derry Public Library hosts a presentation “Brothers at War” May 12 at 6:30 p.m. The program is part of the library’s ongoing series of local history programs.
The program is presented by T.J. Cullinane, vice commander of the New Hampshire Department of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. He will offer information on seven sets of Derry brothers that were sent off to fight in the Civil War.
Check out the Genealogy Roundtable
The monthly meeting of the Genealogy Roundtable is at the Derry Public Library May 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room.
Meetings are informal and everyone is welcome, regardless of level of experience.
Hyla Brook reading series begins
The Robert Frost Farm’s Hyla Brook reading series kicks off the season May 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the poet’s Derry homestead on Route 28. Guest is poet and literary critic Stephen Burt along with Hyla Brook poet Stephen Scaer.
The series is free and open to the public. An open mic follows featured readings and all audience members are invited to share their work. For information about the series and upcoming events email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Hyla Brook Poets on Facebook.
Library hosts cooking program
Derry Public Library hosts “Cooking and Gardening With Herbs” May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Chef Liz Barbour of the Creative Feast leads a slide presentation on how to use herbs in cooking. She will present information on all sorts of ornamental and edible plants and will give tips on how to prepared herbs in various recipes.
Following the slide presentation is a cooking demonstration and sampling of three delicious recipes featuring fresh herbs. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two recipes and samples for all to taste. Recipes will be available to take home.
Knives and knife sharpeners will be available for purchase. Because handouts and food samples will be offered at this program, registration is required and limited to the first 35 people who register. Call 432-6140.