Hear Irish music, stories at library
On Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m., Leach Library will host an evening of traditional Irish tunes and tales in the program "Songs and Stories with Kate Chadbourne."
Chadbourne is a singer, storyteller and poet whose performances combine traditional tales with music for voice, harp, flutes and piano. She holds a doctorate in Celtic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University, where she teaches courses in Irish language and folklore.
Her music was recently featured on NPR's programs "Car Talk" and "All Songs Considered," and songs from her latest CD, "The Irishy Girl," are played on Irish radio programs throughout the country.
In this program, Chadbourne will present songs on harp and piano, and tunes on Irish flute and whistles. She will be singing in both Irish and English, and she will also tell several traditional Irish tales, some with harp accompaniment, and feature a selection of poetry.
The event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. It is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library's lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.
It's time to put on your dancing shoes
There will be a Contra Dance Friday, June 8, at the Londonderry Senior Center/Mayflower Grange, 535 Mammoth Road.
Music will be provided by Allemande North and Sylivia Miskoe, guest musician.
For more information, call 529-1586 or email email@example.com.
Register now for AARP driving class
The Londonderry Police Department will host an AARP Driving Class on Wednesday, June 20, and Friday, June 22.
The two-session class will from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The class includes information on defensive-driving techniques and age-related changes to vision, hearing, reaction time and much more.
Other topics covered will include anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts. The course is a combination of class discussion and videos.
Several insurance companies that do business in New Hampshire offer discounts for drivers who have taken this class. There are no tests.
The class is open to any age driver, but is geared to people over age 50. The course fee is $14, $12 for AARP members. To register, call the Londonderry Senior Center at 432-7509.
LHS Drumline rocks the Garden
The Londonderry High's Lancer Drumline once again took their percussive talents on the road last month and appeared again during a Boston Celtics game.
When the Celtics battled the Philadelphia '76ers May 21 in an Eastern playoff, the local drummers appeared at halftime.
The drummers received an official call asking them to return to Boston and perform.
Thirty members made the trip, a return visit since their last appearance earlier in the season on Feb. 29.
The drumline's next performances are set for the annual Londonderry's Old Home Day with shows at Kidz Night on Aug.16 and on the Town Common bandstand on Aug. 18.
The Celtics won both games, Feb. 29 and May 21, the LHS drumline performed at.