, Derry, New Hampshire

February 21, 2013


Derry News

---- — 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

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

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.

Good News Club is sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc., an international, Bible-centered, nondenominational organization. The club includes a Bible lesson, creative learning activities, songs, Scripture memory and snacks.

There is no cost to attend club. Written parental permission is required for children to attend. Permission slips are available in the school offices, the town’s libraries, orcontact Kelly Newell, local director for Child Evangelism Fellowship, at 548-2496 or email

Food presentation at library

Derry Public Library presents Edie Clark with a presentation “Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region” on March 2 at 1 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is free.

Clark will offer information on regional food favorites. She is an author and has written about New England for more than three decades. For information, call the library at 432-6140.

Senior potluck lunch planned

Derry Parks and Recreation hosts a senior citizen potluck luncheon on March 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Alexander-Carr Park lodge, 28 Pierce Ave.

The luncheon will celebrate spring and Easter. Guests are invited to bring a dish to share.

Admission is free, but is limited to those over 50 years of age. Tickets are needed to enter and are available through the Parks and Recreation office at Veterans Hall. Call for information at 432-6136.