---- — Check out child safety open house
ATA Martial Arts hosts a community children safety open house on April 20 and 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the studio, 7A St., upper level.
The open house is part of ATA’s initiative to help minimize the risk of child abduction through education.
“Children of all ages, genders, and races are vulnerable to child abduction,” local ATA instructor Mark Harbinson said. “Through age appropriate instruction, awareness of warning signs and ID activities like fingerprinting, ATA schools around the world hope to have a significant impact on reducing the risk of child abduction and victimization.”
For information, call 427-4022.
or email ATADerry@aol.com.
Chinese cooking class planned
The Derry Chinese School offers a Chinese cooking class on April 20 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway.
Learn to make authentic spring rolls and a stir fry. Take home and sample food available during the lesson. The cost is $25 for school members, $35 for the public. Visit derrychineseschool.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eat, chat at free community dinner
Etz Hayim Synagogue on Hood Road hosts a free “Elijah’s Table” community dinner on Sunday, April 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the synagogue.
Elijah’s Table is a joint project with Etz Hayim and Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. For information, visit freemealsinderry.blogspot.com.
Animal adoption event set
Birch Heights retirement facility, 7 Kendall Pond Road, hosts an event featuring local animals available for adoption through the Greater Derry Humane Society.
The event will be held April 24 at 11 a..m. Call for details at 425-7755.
Miss NH competition set
The 67th annual Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Competition takes place April 25-27 at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy.
Tickets can be purchased for the competition and after party gala at the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program office, 20 East Broadway, or by calling 437-9027.
The preliminary competitions on April 25 and 26 begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10. The final competition is at 6 p.m. on April 27; tickets range from $20 to $50.
Library hosts wildlife program
Derry Public Library hosts “A Garden for Wildlife” Natural Landscaping for a Better Backyard” featuring wildlife volunteer and Speaking for Wildlife presenter Jean Eno on April 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library.
This Earth Day event will give information on landscaping and gardening practices, how to choose plants, wildlife habitats and invasive plants. The program will also highlight techniques for attracting songbirds, mammals, owls and salamanders to the back yard.
Call to register at 432-6140.
Woman runs for diabetes
Derry resident Tracy Collyer ran the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15 in support of the New England Chapter of JDRF, the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research.
She ran to honor her family.
“I am running for my nephew Patrick who has T1D,” Collyer said.