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April 4, 2013

LONDONDERRY BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Town begins mosquito control

The mosquito control program begins next week. Crews from Dragon Mosquito Control will be checking swamps, marshes, woodland pools, ditches, storm drains and other shallow, stagnant water areas to check on any mosquito larvae.

Control of adult mosquitoes may be done in preparation for this summer’s Old Home Day celebration at areas including the Town Common, Matthew Thornton Elementary School, Londonderry Middle School and Londonderry High School.

If any Eastern Equine Encephalitis or West Nile virus is located in or near Londonderry, emergency spraying may take place at all town schools, fields, and Town Common areas.

Residents who do not want their wetlands treated can use the No-Spray Registry at dragonmosquito.com/no-spray-registry.

Women’s Club to meet April 10

Londonderry Women’s Club meets April 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Annie’s Hallmark and Baldoria Fashions store in Londonderry.

The night includes a spring fashion show. All are welcome to attend.

For information about the club, call Trish at 421-0566.

Mark the calendar for Art in Action

Art in Action returns to Mack’s Apple Farm on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event gives artists the opportunity to demonstrate their artistic process, interact with the public as they work and display finished pieces for sale. The show features two-dimensional art: oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, colored pencil and mixed media. The show is open to the public.

For more information, call Barbara Scott at 434-4799 or visit info@londonderryartscouncil.org.

Sign up for aquatic creature program

Leach Library will host a program exploring the mysterious worlds of Aquatic Critters with the Squam Lakes Science Center during National Library Week.

The program Wednesday, April 17, from 4 to 5 p.m., will introduce participants, through the use of props such as pelts and skulls, to various animals that live in New Hampshire’s waterways.

Some live animals that may be present include a beaver, mink and turtle. The program is open to 90 participants. Advance registration is required and begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 8. To register, call 432-1127 or come by the Children’s Room.

Walk for autism planned May 5

The annual 5k Walk for Autism is set for May 5 at 1 p.m., beginning at Moose Hill Kindergarten, 150 Pillsbury Road.

Registration is $25 and the first 50 entries get a shirt.

Proceeds benefit the Asperger’s Association of New England. Register at g2racereg.webconnex.com.

Library offers online magazine access

Leach Library announced the Online Newsstand. This interface allows easy, direct access to recent feature length articles found in many of the popular and scholarly magazines available through the library’s EBSCO database.

Patrons are able to access the Online Newsstand at the library, at home, or via their smart phones or other mobile devices. Online Newsstand is the creation of Steve Butzel, a New Hampshire librarian.

Learn more at theonlinenewsstand.org. Contact the Reference Desk at 432-1132 for the password. After you receive your password, you can visit the library’s website, londonderrynh.org/Pages/LondonderryNH_Library/Index, and click on Reference Services, then Online Newsstand, and select a category to begin reading your favorite magazine.