Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration give the public an opportunity to prevent abuse and theft of prescription drugs by getting rid of unwanted or expired drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Call Officer Dan Komenda for information at 432-6111.
Downtown Trick-or-Treat set
Derry hosts its annual downtown trick-or-treat events on Oct. 26, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a costume parade and contest at Veterans Hall on West Broadway.
At noon, trick-or-treating begins on Broadway with local businesses opening their doors to offer treats. At 1 p.m., Crystal Avenue businesses will participate and then at 2 p.m., trick-or-treat action winds down at Hood Commons.
Derry’s townwide Halloween night trick-or-treat event is Oct. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call Parks and Recreation for information at 432-6136.
Library hosts energy workshop
Derry Public Library hosts “Energy Savings for the Home,” a workshop to teach people some simple ways to conserve energy and money during heating season. The seminar is free and hosted by the Derry Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee.
The event will be held on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. The library is located at 64 East Broadway. Call for information at 432-6140.
SAT prep offered at library
Derry Public Library hosts SAT essay prep seminars on Oct. 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Swing by the library for a study session before the big day.
There will be two practice essay tests, along with information on how to be organized when taking the test. Call the library for information at 432-6140.
Plan ‘A Night in Paris’
The Upper Room hosts its annual Family Matters auction with a “Night in Paris” theme on Nov. 1 at Promises to Keep, Route 28. The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. and includes a live and silent auction, food, games and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the families and children served by the Upper Room and its programs.