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April 17, 2014

SPORTS BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Derry Lions to host fishing derby

DERRY — The Derry Lions will be once again offering a Kids Fish Derby at Hood Pond on May 3.

Registration begin at 7:30 a.m. Fishing is from 8 a.m. to noon for ages 2 to 15.

Entrance to the derby is free., but donations are welcome. Ribbons will be given to each participant while supplies last. Trophies will be presented to the kids in various fish categories, including largest and smallest fish.

The Derry Lions will stock the pond with 400 trout days before the event.

Sullivan Tire offers Red Sox magnets

Winter is over and it’s finally time to play ball. Get in the swing by stopping by your local Sullivan Tire to pick up a 2014 Red Sox schedule magnet.

The magnets are available for free at all Sullivan Tire & Auto Service locations throughout New England. There is a limited supply, so it’s first come, first served.

This year’s magnet features an action shot of Dustin Pedroia during the 2013 World Series run. Pedroia is also featured in Sullivan Tire’s commercials, which will run throughout the season.

For more information and a complete list of Sullivan Tire locations, visit sullivantire.com.

Celebrate WILD N.H. Day April 19

CONCORD — Get outside and celebrate spring at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord. Admission is free.

The state's Earth Day celebration is a family-friendly event sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game and the N.H. Department of Environmental Services.

This action-packed outdoor festival is fun for all ages. Sample a crispy fish fillet. See retriever dogs in action. Prepare to be wowed by live animals, big trout and trained falcons. Kids can try archery or air rifle activities, cast with the "Let's Go Fishing" program and create wildlife crafts.

Visitors will enjoy browsing more than 70 exhibits by outdoor, conservation and environmental groups from all over New Hampshire. Plant a tree with the N.H. Division of Forests and Lands. Get the buzz on bees from the Capital Area Beekeepers. Learn more about trout fishing with the Basil Woods Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

The N.H. Department of Environmental Services has a tent full of displays where guests can learn how to help protect air and water. Plus, get an up-close look at alternative-fuel vehicles and bring questions about these gas-saving cars and trucks.

In observance of the 25th anniversary of the event, visitors will be invited to contribute their hopes and dreams for the future of wildlife and the environment in New Hampshire for inclusion in a buried time capsule.

Live animal presentations will go on throughout the day, including: 10:45 a.m.: Reptiles on the Move; 12:30 p.m.: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center; 1:30 p.m.: Wildlife Encounters.

Ongoing demonstrations include Fish and Game Law Enforcement Search and Rescue dogs (10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m.) and Landscaping for Wildlife (11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.).

The event is held rain or shine. The Fish and Game License Office will be open during the event, so stop by and purchase a fishing or hunting license. A food concession will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The rule prohibiting dogs from the event will be strictly enforced. Only service animals will be permitted. Leave pets at home.