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.