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October 31, 2013

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---- — Sign up early for the Turkey Trot 5K

DERRY — It's almost time for the Greater Derry Track Club’s 40th annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race.

It starts at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at Gallien’s Town Beach on Beaver Lake, Route 102.

This event draws runners from all over. Sign up now to guarantee yourself a T-shirt and to take advantage of the “while it lasts” free kid’s early bird online registration.

Visit www.gdtc.org/turkeytrot access the link sign up and enjoy pre-registration rates. A minimal transaction fee applies. No paper applications will be accepted for pre-registration. Online registration will close out promptly at noon Nov. 27. Registrations will be accepted at the venue from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 70 to 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Free online registrations for early bird kid’s registrations are only while supplies last.

The GDTC asks each registrant to bring a nonperishable canned or dry good item to replenish area food banks. Many depend on these community resources.

Visit the race site web page at gdtc.org/turkeytrot for the history and other information about this 40-year Derry tradition.

Awards will be presented at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Derry Soccer Club has annual meeting

DERRY — The annual meeting of the Derry Soccer Club will take place Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center on West Broadway.

All are welcome to attend.

Important issues to be addressed include filling vacancies on the present board, electing a president and treasurer, and discussion of the future of the club.

Learn all about N.H. salmon

CONCORD — Bring the kids and explore the life cycle of landlocked salmon, fish prized by anglers on New Hampshire’s big lakes, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s annual “Salmon Sunday” event on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Pope Dam in Melvin Village. Pope Dam is nine miles north of Wolfeboro on Route 109 in the town of Tuftonboro.

“Salmon Sunday is a great chance for everyone to get a close-up look at landlocked salmon from Lake Winnipesaukee in their fall spawning colors,” said Don Miller, fisheries biologist for the Lakes Region. “Kids love to see the big salmon, averaging about three pounds each, and watch biologists collect the eggs.”

During the event, fisheries biologists will be busy harvesting, or “stripping,” eggs and milt from adult salmon. Standing knee-deep in the cold water of the Melvin River, scientists expertly relieve the colorful adult female salmon of their eggs by stroking their stomachs. Milt from the male fish is obtained in the same way, and mixed with the gold-colored eggs to fertilize them.

Salmon used for the stripping demonstration are netted from Lake Winnipesaukee during October and early November. They are returned to the lake after their eggs and milt have been collected. The fertilized eggs are taken to Powder Mill Hatchery in New Durham, where they will hatch in three to four months. The salmon are raised in the hatchery for about 18 months, then stocked into Lake Winnipesaukee and other New Hampshire lakes.

Fish and Game staff will be on hand to answer questions about salmon, the egg-stripping process and the stocking program that ensures these beautiful fish continue to be available in the lakes for anglers to catch.

Salmon Sunday is a “rain or shine” event. Dress warmly. If you have questions about Salmon Sunday, call 744-5470.

Hone skills with the Hawks

MANCHESTER — St. Anselm Hawks’ women’s head coach Julie Plant announced that the women’s basketball program will host the Fall Skills Clinic on Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The clinic, which takes place on campus at Stoutenburgh Gymnasium, is designed for basketball players in grades 3-8, who want to further develop old skills and learn new skills to improve their game, as well as meet college players and coaches to gain experience on what it is like at the “next level.”

The cost of the clinic is $20.

To view the clinic brochure, visit saintanselmhawks.com.

For more information, contact assistant coach Amanda Shannon at 641-7248 or ashannon@anselm.edu.