---- — Red Sox DH Big Papi comes to Derry
DERRY — Baseball has started and Red Sox DH David Ortiz is coming to Derry Saturday, April 27, to sign autographs.
Big Papi will be at LaCarreta Mexican Restaurant, 35 Manchester Road, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tickets are expected to sell out quickly. An autograph costs $99, and inscription of three or four words costs $50. Mail orders are accepted.
Visit Newenglandpicture.com to buy tickets. Email Eric@newenglandpicture.com with questions.
Sign up now for classesto operate an OHRV
CONCORD — Summer is almost here, and Off Highway Recreational Vehicle education classes are underway across the state.
To operate an OHRV in New Hampshire, any person age 12 or older must have either a valid motor vehicle driver’s license or have successfully completed an approved OHRV Safety Education class taught by volunteer instructors trained by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Children younger than 14 must be accompanied by a licensed adult when operating an OHRV, unless they are on property belonging to their parents, grandparents or guardians.
There is no charge for the classes, which are usually completed in a single day. Visit wildnh.com/OHRV/schedule.html. New classes are added as they become available.
It’s time to sign up for Coach Rosinski’s camp
DERRY — Coach Rosinki’s Boys Basketball Camp will be held July 15-18 and/or July 22-25.
The camp is for boys ages 8 to 14, but also includes incoming freshmen, if they are older.
The full-day, four-day camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $100 per week.
Space is limited. Registration forms found at Derry Recreation, middle school offices, elementary school offices or at pinkertonacademy.net. Click on: Athletics, Team Camps and Boys’ Basketball.
Call 437-5200, Ext. 4116, for more details.
Discover WILD N.H. on April 20
CONCORD — Round up your family and friends and head for Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord.
This free outdoor festival is fun for all ages. Kids can try archery, cast with the “Let’s Go Fishing” program, and create wildlife crafts. Sample a crispy fish fillet or build a birdhouse. See retriever dogs in action, and prepare to be wowed by live animals, big trout and trained falcons. See the life-sized “Battling Bull Moose of Fowlertown” and check out lots of great ideas for conserving energy and protecting the environment.
There will be exhibitors from more than 35 outdoor, conservation and environmental groups from throughout New Hampshire.
Exhibitors at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day range from N.H. Audubon and Trout Unlimited to the Safari Club International’s New Hampshire Chapter and the White Mountain National Forest. Meet Smokey Bear and learn about New Hampshire forests and lands.
The event is held rain or shine. A food concession is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No dogs are allowed; service animals only.
Kids, get ready to fish at annual derby
DERRY — The Derry Lions Club will host the annual Derry Lions Kids Fish Derby at Hood Pond from 8 a.m. to noon May 4, rain or shine.
Kids ages 3 to 15 are invited to participate. Participant ribbons will be given to the first 100 kids to register for the fish derby. Registration is free.
Donations are accepted to defray the cost of the 400 trout stocked for the derby. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place in several categories of fish.
Light refreshments will be available for a nominal charge. Any local merchant interested in placing an ad should call Keith Hembrough at 231-9278.