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August 29, 2013

DERRY BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Story hour registration set

Taylor Library is now accepting registrations for its fall story hour schedule. Times for story times are: Tiny Tot, Monday and Friday, 10 a.m., children ages 6 months to 2 years; story time for ages 2 to 5 is held Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. This includes two stories and a craft.

Call the library to register for story hours as space fills fast. Call 432-7186. Programs begin Sept. 8.

Tech petting zoo planned for Aug. 29

Anyone wanting to learn more about technology devices like Kindles, Nooks, iPads, etc. can attend Derry Public Library’s “Tech Petting Zoo” on Aug. 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Devices will be available to look at, try, and find out more about. Call the library for information at 432-6140.

Cable volunteers honored

Derry Community Television hosts a volunteer appreciation event on Aug. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Alexander-Carr Park of Pierce Avenue.

The local station will honor those who have produced shows or worked behind the scenes. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Call for information at 845-5515.

Flower show date is set

Derry Garden Club hosts its Standard Flower Show on Sept. 7 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, 40 Hampstead Road. There will be unique designs and educational exhibits. Admission is free. Call for information at 434-0578 or call 434-0578

4-H needs members

The Derry Nutfield 4-H Hunt Club is looking for new members between the ages of 8 and 18. After a break for the summer, the club is starting again on Sept. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m.. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center on West Broadway.

The Nutfield 4-H Hunt Club, part of the Rockingham County 4-H, is an equestrian club, but members do not need to own a horse. Club members meet the first and third Tuesday of each month at the community center.

For more information about the club and 4-H, visit extension.unh.edu/4H/4H.htm or call Audrey Kivley at 489-7534.

Genealogy Roundtable set

The monthly meeting of the Genealogy Roundtable is set for Sept. 3 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Derry Public Library.

The meeting is held in the library’s downstairs meeting room. All are welcome to attend regardless of experience and research level.

Road work begins Sept. 3

As the town’s Rockingham Road construction project continues, officials have announced detour details during the work. Work starts on Sept. 3 to construct a new bridge and install water, sewer and drainage utilities on Rockingham Road.

The work will close a section of Rockingham Road between Bradford Street and Winter Hill Road until the end of November.

Detour signs and dynamic message boards will be posted to guide drivers around the construction area. Rockingham Road will be closed 24 hours a day/seven days a week until the new bridge is installed and placed in service.

Anyone wishing to reach Parkland Medical Center from the south on Route 28 will need to use alternate detour routes.

Final Hyla Brook event set

The Robert Frost Farm’s 2013 Hyla Brook Reading Series concludes for the season on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

The guest reader is award-winning poet Alfred Nicol who will be joined by Hyla Brook poet Melissa Juchniewicz.

The series is held at the Frost Farm located at 122 Rockingham Road on Route 28. The event is free and open to the public. An open mic follows the readings and all audience members are invited to share their work.

For information, contact Robert Crawford at bobik9@aol.com or visit facebook.com/HylaBrookPoets.

Library hosts Minecraft Day

Taylor Library hosts a Minecraft Day on Sept. 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. Minecraft is a computer game that allows players to build anything they want, houses, farms, cities, etc.

The library program is for ages 8 and up and limited to 12 participants. Call to register at 432-7186.