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December 20, 2012

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Derry News

---- — Post 27 Christmas party is Dec. 21

American Legion Post 27 on Sargent Road (behind the fire station) will have Karaoke with DJ Sharon from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Dec. 21.

The Christmas party at the post is Saturday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. with Kieran McNally.

On Christmas Eve, Post 27 will be running bingo for patients at the Veterans Hospital in Manchester from 7 to 8:30 pm. Any help with donations would be appreciated.

Post 27 is a nonsmoking facility.

Londonderry woman travels to China

Elizabeth Campbell of Londonderry recently visited Beijing, China, as part of a cultural immersion class at Champlain College.

Campbell, majoring in graphics design with a minor in marketing, was one of 16 students on the trip. The course gave juniors and seniors who had been studying the culture of “New China” a firsthand look at the historic Great Wall of China and The Forbidden City along with a modern-day, post 2008 Olympics city.

In preparation for their trip, students primarily studied the Cultural Revolution under communist leader Chairman Mao from in 1949 until his death in 1976. They continued through the decades up to modern day “New China,” which emerged in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Students traveled to Tsinghua University to sit in on an English class taught by native Vermonter Jimmy Ronner. After a presentation made by the Chinese students, everyone was put into groups to discuss the perceptions of American and Chinese cultures.

For each student’s final, they compose a list of the 10 most valuable take-aways from the trip experience. To view a final blog post, visit champchinamojo2012.blogspot.com/2012/12/kayla-hedman-final.html.

Relay for Life kicks off new year

The 2013 Relay For Life of Greater Derry and Londonderry will kick off the year with a “Night at the Movies” Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at O’Neil Cinemas, 16 Orchard View Drive, Londonderry.

Hear about successes from last year’s event and some exciting things about this year’s Relay. Pick up a team leader kit, get fundraising ideas, see where the dollars you raise go and meet other team captains. Bring a friend.

Email derry_relay@cancer.org or call 471-4113. Register now at relayforlife.org/derryandlondonderrynh.

Put on your dancing shoes

On Friday, Jan. 11, from 8 to 11 p.m., there will be a New England Contra Dance at the Londonderry Senior Center/Mayflower Grange, 525 Mammoth Road.

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for those age 12 and younger.

Call 529-1586 or email weareampm@gsinet.net for more details.