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November 28, 2013

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Derry News

---- — Meet Jonny Gomes in Derry Dec. 10

DERRY — Jonny Gomes, a Red Sox favorite, will sign autographs at La Carreta, 35 Manchester Road, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Mail orders will be accepted; call 236-6263 to order.

For tickets to the event, call 818-2007 or visit Newenglandpicture.com.

Prices start at $25.

Eat at Londonderry 99 with good cheer

LONDONDERRY — Eat at the 99 Restaurant Monday, Dec. 2, between 5 and 8 p.m. and support the Londonderry Wildcats Division 8 Red cheerleaders.

Be sure to mention you are there for “Dining for A Cause,” and 15 percent of the bill will; be donated to the Wildcats.

Sign up soon for snowmobile classes

CONCORD — Winter is closing in, and snowmobile education classes are underway across the state. To operate a snowmobile 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 Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Safety Education class taught by volunteer instructors trained by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Additionally, all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a licensed adult when operating a snowmobile, unless they are on property belonging to their parents, grandparents or guardians.

Sign up soon if you or someone you know needs a class. There is no charge for the classes, which are usually completed in a single day. Parents are encouraged to attend along with their children. For a current class schedule, visit wildnh.com/OHRV/schedule.html. New classes are added as they become available.

“Snowmobiling is a great way for families to have fun exploring the great outdoors, but riders have a responsibility to obey the rules of the trails, to be courteous and — most of all — to ride safely,” said Capt. John Wimsatt, who coordinates Fish and Game’s OHRV Education Program.

Many of the trained volunteer instructors teaching the safety classes are affiliated with one of the more than 100 snowmobile clubs in New Hampshire.

“Joining a snowmobile club is a great way to learn about safe riding, help support local landowners and help maintain trails for your own and others’ enjoyment,” Wimsatt said.

The New Hampshire Snowmobile Association and its member clubs have actively promoted safe and responsible riding since 1969. NHSA members work with Bureau of Trails staff and Fish and Game to manage more than 7,000 miles of trails in New Hampshire and provide safety education to more than 1,500 riders each year. For more information on how to become involved with a snowmobile club, visit nhsa.com.

Handgun course is for women only

CONCORD — Women interested in learning about handguns can sign up now for a women’s handgun course through the New Hampshire Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program.

BOW is teaming up with Sturm Ruger and the Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club to offer the course, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 7, 21, 28 and Feb. 4, with a snow date of Feb. 11, at the Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club, 17 West Road in Canterbury. Participants must attend all four sessions.

A brochure and registration form for the course is available to download at nhbow.com. Registration is open. Registration is first-come, first-served. Sign up soon, as the course is limited to 10 participants. The fee for the course is $60, which includes all equipment, materials and instruction.