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February 21, 2013

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Model railroading night rescheduled

A model railroading night is set for Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway. The event was rescheduled from a previous date due to the snowstorm.

The theme of the night is scenery and how to create different landscapes within a train setup. A donation of $4 will be accepted. Visit seacoastmra.org.

Garden club to meet

The Derry Garden Club meets March 1 at 10 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, 40 Hampstead Road.

The program is “Creating the Comfortable Landscape” presented by Paul Lynch, owner of PL Landscapes for Residential Design, also a club member. For information, call 566-6479.

GED grant supports Upper Room

The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center, received a $5,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to support its GED program. The grant will be used to help students in their pursuit of a general education degree.

The Upper Room’s GED preparation program offers an added life skills education component and individualized plan tailored to each participant.

It is geared toward Pinkerton students 16 and older who are at risk or have already dropped of a traditional school setting.

Students meet three days a week and learn English, math, social studies, reading and writing.

“We are so thankful for this grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation,” GED instructor Elaina Wheaton said. “Not only will the funds be used for the day-to-day needs of the program but will also allow us to offer workshops, field trips and other unique learning opportunities to our students in the upcoming school year.”

For information on the GED program at the Upper Room, visit urteachers.org.

Good News club begins

An after-school Good News club for children in kindergarten through fifth grade is planned in Derry.

Meetings will be held at East Derry Memorial Elementary School March 4 through April 15 from 3:05 to 4:20 p.m. and also at Barka Elementary School from March 8 through April 19, same time.

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