DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

February 13, 2013

LONDONDERRY BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Emergency preparedness planned

Greater Derry Public Health Network coordinator Garret Simonsen presents an Elder Affairs Community workshop on emergency preparedness on Feb. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Leach Library.

The workshop will offer simple strategies for becoming better prepared at home for a range of emergency situations. Information will be provided on ways to assemble the proper resources in case of an emergency.

The event is sponsored by the Londonderry Elder Affairs Committee.

Ben Franklin

visits library

Leach Library hosts a visit by Benjamin Franklin on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.

Historical re-enactor J.T. Turner offers a free program, “The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin.” Turner also tours with his portrayals of Charles Dickens, Williams Shakespeare and many others.

Yoga session for seniors

The Londonderry Senior Center and Greater Londonderry YMCA offers yoga classes to the senior community.

Barbara Scott and Lisa Kress will conduct an eight-week series of affordably priced yoga classes which are designed especially for 55-and-older seniors to help increase flexibility and strength, as well as maintaining well-being.

Sign up for either the Tuesday or Thursday class, or both. The new sessions begin the week of March 5 and are held 9 to 10 a.m. at the Londonderry YMCA, 106 Rockingham Road.

Pre-registration and prepayment are required. For more details, call YMCA of Greater Londonderry at 437-9622, or e-mail the Y at lfitzgerald@yogm.org.

The event is held in the library’s lower conference room.

Scavenger hunt planned

Leach Library hosts a scavenger hunt for children on Feb. 25 through March 2 at the Children’s Room.

Children can stop by the desk for a list of items to find around the building. Children can then turn in completed forms for a chance to win a prize.