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September 5, 2013

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---- — Center offers Mahjong fun

The Marion Gerrish Community Center offers a six-week Mahjong course for area seniors, led by Martha Tomanello.

The session started Sept. 3 and runs through Oct. 8. Classes are held at the community center, 39 West Broadway. Reservations are required at 434-8866.

Gardeners plan flower show

The Derry Garden Club hosts a 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 floral exhibits and educational displays presented by club members and youth who participated in the club’s summer gardening project at the Boys and Girls Club.

Many club members are award-winning designers and will have their work on display. The show is free and open to the public. Call 434-0578 for information.

Senior Olympic games set

Birch Heights retirement facility, 7 Kendall Pond Road, hosts a Senior Olympic Games event to benefit Outward Bound for Seniors.

The event is set for Sept. 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at facility. There will be horseshoes, beanbag baseball, balloon volleyball and a golf putting course. Ribbons will be awarded to winners.

Admission is $5 to benefit Outward Bound for Veterans program. Call to RSVP at 425-7755.

Garden Clubhosts designer

The Derry Garden Club holds its September meeting on Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, 40 Hampstead Road.

The featured guest is floral designer Brad Harrington, who will present “Hat and Show Floral Design.” This meeting will also celebrate the club’s 78th anniversary and past presidents will be honored.

The public is welcome to attend. Call 434-0578 or visit derrygardenclub.org.

Caregivers hostbake sale

Community Caregivers of Greater Derry hosts a bake sale on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mack’s Apples in Londonderry.

The sale features homemade treats like cookies, cupcakes, breads, and cakes. Donations are welcome. Those who donate are asked to have items individually wrapped and dropped off at Mack’s the day of the sale or the day before from 1 to 4 p.m. at Episcopal Church of St. Peter, 3 Peabody Row, Londonderry.

Call Caregivers at 432-0877 for more information.

Library hosts farm and food event

Derry Public Library presents “Feasting From Our Local Farms: The Benefits of Eating Locally and Seasonally” on Sept. 25 at 6:15 p.m.

Creative Feast chef Liz Barbour leads the discussion on the importance of eating locally-grown food and the benefits associated with buying local and eating within the season. There will be a cooking demonstration with local harvests of ingredients. Learn recipes and try samples. Knives and sharpeners will be available for purchase. Call the library at 432-6140 for information.

Holidays are on the way

Preparations for this year’s Derry Holiday Parade are already in full swing. Planning is underway and sponsors and participants are already getting on board. The parade is set for Nov. 30 at 1 p.m.

This year’s parade theme is “Lighting up the Holidays.” Any individual, business, school, church, or organization wanting to sign up for a float or sponsorship can do so now by visiting the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce at gdlchamber.org.