---- — Snowmobile safety course offered
Parks and Recreation, Derry Pathfinders and New Hampshire Fish and Game host a snowmobile safety course on Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alexander-Carr Lodge, 28 Pierce Ave.
Participants must be at least 12 years old by April 2013. All those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Register in advance by calling 432-6136.
Get Fido’s photo taken with Santa
The Greater Derry Humane Society hosts its annual pet pictures with Santa Claus on Dec. 1 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Barking Dog in Derry and on Dec. 2 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Barking Dog in Hooksett.
The cost is $5 per photo. Bring the pets for a fun afternoon.
Event proceeds will support the Humane Society.
Town offices to close for annual lunch
Derry town offices and Veterans Hall will be closed Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon.
The annual luncheon will be held at First Parish Church.
Sign up now to see the ‘Grinch’
Parks and Recreation hosts a holiday trip to Boston to see the musical “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
The trip is set for Dec. 8. The bus leaves Derry at 11 a.m. and cost is $45.
After the show, participants will travel to Faneuil Hall to enjoy holiday shopping and food. Call to register at 432-6136.
Garden club will meet Dec. 7
Derry Garden Club meets Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, 40 Hampstead Road.
The meeting is the annual greens workshop where members will create unique centerpieces and wreaths.
Luncheon and cookie swap will be held. Call for information at 432-7195.
Lions host tree sale
The Derry Lions Club hosts its annual holiday tree sale beginning Dec. 1 at the Citizens Bank Plaza.
Trees will be sold Thursday and Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All trees are top firs ranging in height from 6 to 9 feet.
All proceeds go to support Lions’ charities. All trees are priced at $35. Come early for the best selection. Call for information at 432-8374.
Pleasant Valley hosts Festival of Trees
Pleasant Valley Nursing Center hosts its fifth annual Festival of Trees and silent auction event on Dec. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the nursing facility, 8 Peabody Road.
Trees decorated by area organizations and businesses will be up for bid.
Treats and other holiday activities will be held. Proceeds will benefit the Pleasant Valley Resident fund. Call for information at 434-1566, Ext. 14.
Handel With Care welcomes Santa
Handel With Care Veterinary Hospital welcomes Santa Claus on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the facility, 33 Crystal Ave.
Pets can have their photos taken with Santa.
Proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots and the Manchester Animal Shelter.