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June 6, 2013

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---- — Ayotte staff hosts office hour

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., announced a member of her staff will be holding office hours on June 10 from 3 to 4 p.m. in Londonderry to assist New Hampshire citizens with official business.

Residents who are interested in meeting with a member of the senator’s staff should stop by the town offices, 268B Mammoth Road or call Simon Thomson at 622-7979 to schedule an appointment.

Flag Day ceremony planned

American Legion Post 27, 6 Sargent Road, honors Flag Day on June 14 with a ceremony at 7 p.m. at the post home.

Bring any unwanted, old, tattered flags to the post after 1 p.m., seven days a week to be properly destroyed.

The public is welcome to attend.

Learn how to prevent falls

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics show that falls are the leading cause of death from unintentional injury in the home. Learn ways to prevent falling.

National Fire Protection Association statistics show that people age 65 and older are twice as likely to die in a home fire as the population at large. Learn ways to reduce your risk of dying or being injured in a fire.

A representative from the Londonderry Fire Department and A Londonderry Emergency Response Team (ALERT) will present information to help reduce the potential and that of loved ones for serious injury from fire and falls.

This program is sponsored by the Londonderry Elder Affairs Committee on Wednesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Road.

Concert supports music programs

On May 24, a special concert was performed at Whippersnappers not only to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 72nd birthday, but to raise money for a great cause — music in schools programs.

Proceeds went to support the Brad Delp Foundation and the Lisa Guyer Music Empowerment Program, both working to support the arts and to bring money to school programs along with grants and scholarships.

Performers, including Beatlejuice, Charlie Farren and The Fools, took the Whippersnappers’ stage and sang the music of Bob Dylan.

“Spreading the songs of Dylan through benefits like this is a passion,” event organizer Bobby Livingston said. “I’ve been hosting these birthday celebrations since 1996 and with the amazing lineup this year; we expected this year to be the best yet. So many talented musicians are thrilled to be a part of supporting these two great causes.”

Adult reading planned at Leach

Leach Library hosts its adult summer reading program this year with the theme “Groundbreaking Reads.”

Registration is underway and the program runs through Aug. 25.

For every book read after registration, participants will receive a raffle ticket for a weekly drawing. The person reading the most books will receive a gift basket. Call the library for information at 432-1132.

Children’s reading program set

Leach Library hosts its annual summer reading program for children. This year’s theme is “Dig Into Reading” and offers a full schedule of reading fun, special activities, stories and crafts.

All participants will work on one team to try to read enough books to dig a tunnel the length of Mammoth Road in Londonderry and back again, or 19.6 miles. Each book read equals one yard of tunnel. Sign up at the Leach Library Children’s Room or call 432-1132.

Concerts on the Common begin

The 12th annual summer “Concerts on the Common” series is underway with a full schedule of music set for the Town Common every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Upcoming shows include Livingston Taylor, June 12; Best Not Broken, June 19; and the Jandee Lee Porter Band on June 26. The series is hosted by the Londonderry Arts Council.

Visit concertsonthecommon.org for a complete schedule and information.

In case of rain, shows are held either at Matthew Thornton Elementary School gym or in the Londonderry High School cafeteria.