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April 25, 2013

LONDONDERRY BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Comedy night to help veterans

The Londonderry Rotary Club and Granite State South Board of Realtors are presenting a comedy night to benefit veterans’ charities on April 26 at the Yard in Manchester.

The night features entertainer Tony Pace. Money raised will benefit Liberty House, the Vet to Vet program and Homes for Our Troops. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at gssbr.org. To learn more about Rotary or Granite State South Board of Realtors, call Caron Renik at 965-3329.

Yoga for seniors starts week of April 30

The Londonderry Senior Center and Greater Londonderry YMCA offer 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 individuals 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 April 30 , from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Londonderry YMCA, 106 Rockingham Road.

Pre-registration and prepayment are required. For more details, call 437-9622 or email lfitzgerald@yogm.org.

Calling all young anglers May 5

The Londonderry Fish and Game Club hosts its 30th annual free children’s fishing derby on May 5 from 8 a.m. to noon at the club’s facility in Londonderry. The event is held rain or shine.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with fishing action starting at 9 a.m.

The derby is open to young anglers ages 14 and under, accompanied by an adult. Both Fish and Game Club and the state stock the pond before the derby with various types of fish.

Refreshments will be available and prizes will be awarded. Bring worms and tackle. The club is accessed off 5 Lund St. in Litchfield. Directions are available at londonderryfishandgameclub.com.

Sign up for Relay for Life

Cancer survivors are invited to be special guests at the opening ceremonies for this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life event, set to begin June 21 at 6 p.m. at the Pinkerton Academy track in Derry.

Preregistration is required; signup begins on Relay night at 5 p.m. There will be a special “Survivors’ Lap” during the 18-hour relay event. Contact Carla LaPorte for information at carlalaporte@comcast.net.

Annual toy swap is May 4

The Londonderry Women’s Club hosts its annual toy swap/sale on May 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Matthew Thornton Elementary School.

There will be baby items, clothing, and toys that are no longer in use but are in good condition. Prices are set by the owner and owners receive two-thirds of the sale price with the club keeping the remainder.

This year proceeds will go to support ALERT — Londonderry’s Emergency Response Team program. Register from 7:30 to 9 a.m. the day of the sale.

Get health information May 9

The Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce hosts a health expo on May 9 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Parkland Medical Center. The public is invited to attend.

There will be health and wellness information, demonstrations and professionals on site offering free screenings on various health issues.

There will also be raffles, a barbecue, music, tethered hot air balloon rides, free fingerprinting, blood pressure screenings and an appearance by the Londonderry High School Lancer Marching Band.

Get ready for Art in Action

Art in Action returns to Mack’s Apples on May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The day gives area artists a chance to demonstrate their talents as the public views their work. Art will also be for sale.

The show features watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylic, pen-and-ink and other mixed media. For information, call Barbara Scott at 434-4799 or visit the Londonderry Arts Council at londonderryartscouncil.org.