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November 28, 2013

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---- — Tree sale begins Saturday Nov. 30

St. Mark’s Council 10488 of the Knights of Columbus hosts its 24th annual Christmas tree sale beginning Saturday, Nov. 30, at Chuck’s BP station on Route 102 near Crossroads Mall.

More than 350 top quality trees will be for sale, all New Hampshire-grown balsam firs and all sizes up to 8 feet tall.

The Knights will be assisted by confirmation students and trees will be sold Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. until all are sold.

All proceeds go to support charities and organizations supported by the Knights and St. Mark’s Parish.

Call 434-2515 for information.

Paved rail trail officially opens

All are invited to an official celebration to open the first paved mile of the Londonderry Rail Trail.

The ribbon-cutting event is Saturday, Nov. 30, at noon at the trailhead near the North Elementary School parking lot on Sanborn Road.

Dancers present ‘Nutcracker’

The New England Dance Ensemble, based in Londonderry, hosts a production of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. and again Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Windham High School’s theater.

The professional production includes a cast of 100 dancers from around the region, with principals from the American Ballet Theater and Broadway.

Tickets are $20 and available at nede.tix.com or by calling 1-800-595-4TIX.

Who-o-o is going to Leach Library?

Leach Library offers a program for children on Monday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 5 p.m.

The presentation is “Eyes on Owls,” featuring many live owls including a snowy owl and Eurasian eagle owl. To register, call the library at 432-1127.

Senior center hosts free workshops

The Londonderry Senior Center, in conjunction with Home Helpers, hosts free workshops for those interested in re-entering today’s workplace.

The series is Dec. 2 and 9 from 10 a.m. to noon, with computer training held at the Microsoft store in the Rockingham Mall. The basics of Microsoft Word and Excel will be offered and a touch of Internet training geared to senior citizens. These training sessions are free .

The next workshop in the series is Writing A Resume and The Interview Process, led by Kathy Wolfe of the Workplace Success Career Center, held at the Londonderry Senior Center on Jan. 13, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

The wrap up workshop is Dressing for Success with Deborah Aboud and Looking through the Eyes of the Employer, which will be held Feb. 10, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Call Cathy at 432-8554 or Bonnie at 845-3333 with any questions.

Police force honors new detective

The police department came out in force during a Town Council meeting Nov. 18 to celebrate a promotion.

Officer Dan Hurley was promoted to the rank of detective and was honored by the town and his department peers.

“It’s really a family affair,” police Chief Bill Hart said. “The men and women are here to support Dan. They take a great deal of pride in his promotion.”

Seniors plan a holiday trip

A holiday trip for seniors is planned for Dec. 20, leaving the senior center on Mammoth Road at 10 a.m. and returning by 6 p.m.

Seniors will head to Portland to enjoy “The Magic of Christmas,” hosted by the Portland Symphony Orchestra. The cost is $69 and includes transportation, concert ticket and lunch. Call the center at 432-8554 to check on space availability.

Volunteers needed for book sale

Leach Library is looking for some volunteers to work in the book sale room on Thursdays from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Volunteers can work one Thursday per month. Call Sandy Nelson at 432-1132.