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March 21, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Sign up for driving class

DERRY — There will be a two-day AARP driving class for older drivers at the Nutfield Medical Building, 44 Birch St. on Wednesday, April 10, and Friday, April 12.

The two-session class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Participants should go in rear entrance “C.”

The class includes information on defensive driving techniques and age-related changes to vision, hearing, reaction time and much more.

Other topics covered are antilock brakes, air bags and safety belts. The course is a combination of class discussion and videos. There are no tests.

Several insurance companies that do business in New Hampshire offer discounts to customers after they have taken this class.

The class is open to any age driver, but is geared to people over the age of 50.

The course fee is $14, $12 for AARP members. To register, call 1-877-642-2362.

Student family history at library

DERRY — The next monthly meeting of the Genealogy Roundtable will be at Derry Public Library Tuesday, April 2, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The gathering will be held in the downstairs Meeting Room.

Meetings are informal and allow participants to discuss their research

Everyone is welcome, regardless of their level of experience.

Derry student is lighting director

BOSTON — Derry’s Jaimie Curran, a theater design/technology major at Emerson College, has been cast as lighting designer in Emerson Stage’s production of “Newfest 2013: Catatonia.”

In a chaotic but cozy apartment, a young woman named Molly is deep in a quarter-life crisis. When she is unexpectedly visited by ghosts of the literary past, she is forced to reckon head-on with the sad state of her disintegrating marriage, her sexually manipulative affair, and her cosmically twisted spiral downward.

Emerson’s production is by theater studies major Dan Robert and directed by Joe Antoun. It will run March 21 through 24 in the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre at Emerson College.

For more information, visit emerson.edu/emersonstage.