Derry Village Rotary Club hosts the second annual Oktoberfest, noon to 6 p.m., at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, 40 East Derry Road, Derry. There will be authentic beers, food trucks, children's activities, and fun Oktoberfest contests. Visit https://tickets.beerfests.com/event/derry-village-rotary-oktoberfest.
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 63 East Broadway, Derry, hosts a holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church vestry. There will be crafters and vendors offering handmade items and gifts just in time for the holiday season. Anyone interested in renting vendor space can contact Kathy by texting 978-621-8446.
The Londonderry Women’s Club, hosts comedy night event at the Londonderry Country Club. Raffles begin at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Proceeds will go to support local charities. For tickets, visit londonderry-womensclub.com/comedy.
The Woman’s Service Club of Windham hosts its annual coat and sweater drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at town hall, upper floor. Help those in need by donating clean and serviceable coats and sweaters for men, women, and children. No summer clothing and no summer footwear accepted. Donations can also be dropped off at three Windham locations collection boxes at Windham Shaw’s Supermarket, Nesmith Library, and Windham Co-op Kindergarten. Collections are distributed to charitable organizations. Call 434-4775 or 889-0578 for information or visit womansserviceclub of windham.org.
Derry Public Library hosts eBay expert Robbin Levin for a program on how to sell successfully on eBay. The program is at 6 p.m. Register by calling the library at 603-432-6140 or visit derrypl.org.
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women host a bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mack’s Apples on Mammoth Road in Londonderry. All proceeds go to support projects that benefit women and children.
The fourth annual Hampstead townwide yard sale is held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is a $25 donation for both individual sites and the community site at Hampstead Central School. Registration forms and information can be found at https://comcaregivers.org/events/town-wide-yard-sale or by calling (603) 432-0877 ext. 4. Maps will be sold for a $2 donation showing sale locations. All proceeds benefit Community Caregivers of Greater Derry.
Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry hosts a program on paranormal investigations, 6:30 p.m. at the library. Paranormal Odyssey Investigations will offer stories and evidence from regional hauntings.
The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center, hosts its 18th annual auction at 5:30 p.m. at The Tupelo Music Hall, 10A St., Derry. The night will have a cruise theme and includes dozens of silent and live auction items. Dinner is included. Tickets are available through the Tupelo box office or at tupelomusichall.com.
Londonderry Republican Committee hosts a fall family spaghetti dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 78 Litchfield Road. Program includes introductions of 2020 candidates running for U.S. Senate and House. Call for reservations at 603-432-7368.
An autism parent support group is held on Mondays, 6 p.m., at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. Children are welcome to attend with parents.
Derry Public Library offers programs in its Teen Space. Upcoming programs are Throwback Craft Club bi-weekly, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in meeting room B, on Tuesdays, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19. Call 603-432-6140 to register. The Ultimate Test Escape Room is held Saturday, Nov. 23, 1 and 3 p.m. in meeting room A and B, a fun escape room-style activity for friends and family to enjoy.
A Teen Writers Group meets at Derry Public Library bi-weekly on Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the library’s Teen Space area. The group is about writing and sharing stories. Call 603-432-6140.
The Grown-Up AV Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Open to fans of movies, shows, books, and comics that are a little off-beat; nothing is too obscure. Members gather to discuss cult films and shows, anime, weird comics, and to recommend titles to the group. For more information, visit derrypl.org.
A Course In Miracles (ACIM), meets Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at The Derry Friendship Center, 99 Railroad Ave., Derry. The study/discussion group is open to anyone who would like to reduce stress, fear, depression, anger, helplessness, and/or those who feel that they are alone. The goal of ACIM, according to the group’s facilitator George Wallace, is to find the course to inner peace. For more information, visit welcomingpeace.com/ACIM-study-group.
Senior Games Groups, at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. Activities include: Advanced Bridge at 1 p.m. on Mondays; Mahjongg at noon, Hand and Foot at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays; Whist at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays; Domino Train at 1 p.m. on Thursdays; Cribbage at 9 a.m., 45’s at 1 p.m., and Competitive Bridge at 1 p.m. on Fridays. Free to all and game supplies are provided. Call 603-434-8866 for more information or visit mgccderrynh.org.
Tai Chi Classes, taught by Janet Briggs, a licensed tai chi instructor. Classes are held at the Golden Crane Traditional Martial Arts School, 46 Lowell Road, Windham. A beginner class is offered on Mondays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit eastwindtaichi.com or email email@example.com.
Caregivers Support Group, first Wednesday of the month, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem. Caregivers or supporters of loved ones with neurological conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s are welcome to attend for sharing and support. More information is available by calling the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH) at 603-225-8400 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Londonderry Democratic Committee meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Leach Library, 275 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. For more information, email email@example.com or call 603-425-3515.
The Londonderry Women’s Club, offers a variety of ways for women to interact with other local women while making a difference in their communities through projects, outreach and volunteerism. In addition to social events at local venues, there are spin-off groups such as Book Group and Theater Group. For more information and to see the club’s Calendar of Events, visit londonderrywomensclub.org, check out the page on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seacoast Division of the National Model Railroad Association, hosts a Derry Fun Night program on the second Friday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Marion Garish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. Members offer their expertise and experience in model railroading to explain how to get into and enjoy the hobby of model railroading. Topics include scenery construction, track planning, locomotive selection and maintenance, model building, model railroad operations and more. Some of the topics will be hands-on with materials provided to be worked on during the session and then brought home to complete and enjoy. Anyone interested in model trains is invited to attend the monthly program. For more information, go to seacoastnmra.org/calendar.
Derry Democrats Committee meets every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 29 West Broadway, Derry. Everyone is welcome. For more information, email email@example.com.
Young Onset Parkinson’s support group meets on the first Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Every other month, the group integrates guest speakers and the opposite month Parkinson’s patients and caregivers discuss how this disease is affecting them. Each member shares their experiences, asks questions and is a support for one another. Newcomers are always welcome to join the support group. Registration is not necessary; just show up. Questions may be directed to Susan Mollohan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane Cole at email@example.com.
Preschool Science Classes: Wee Wonders, Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn. Discover the changing seasons through hands-on activities, songs, crafts, stories, and outdoor discovery; dress to be outside and wear appropriate footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Classes are for ages 4 to 6. The cost is $12 per class for NH Audubon members and $15 per class for nonmembers. Registration is required. Visit nhaudubon.org to register.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of every month (excluding holidays) at Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Road, Derry. Enter through the gym and follow the signs. NAMI is open to people of all ages and their families who are coping with mental illness. Through sharing experiences and educational presentations, families can learn coping skills to help both themselves and their loved ones. The group is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. A faith-based support group called HOPE4Us, meets directly after NAMI from 8 to 8:30 p.m. HOPE4Us is committed to helping members find their hope in God in the midst of dealing with a loved one’s mental illness. For more information, call Lori at 603-490-0596 or Kathy at 603-479-9042.
The Interfaith Choir always welcomes new members. Membership is free and open to anyone of at least high school age, without audition. The choir rehearses Sundays, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on Route 102 in Derry, September through April. Prior experience in a choir is not necessary. Performances are twice a year: two concerts each in December and April. For more information, call Beth at 603-432-4786 or just come to a rehearsal.
UR Parents Support Group meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road in Derry. The group offers support for parents of teens. Call 603-437-8477.
Teen Information for Parenting Success — Supporting Teen Families, meets every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road in Derry. Includes free child care. Learn how to parent and to be financially stable. To register, call 603-437-8477.
Families Reaching Our Goals (FROG) workshops/support group and play group, Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road in Derry. Families with young children are welcome. Call 603-437-8477.
Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway in Derry, 432-6140, hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays closed.
Mizpah Rebekah Lodge No. 15, meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, 18 Oak St. All Rebekahs are welcome. Call Leona at 603-432-5012.
St. Mark’s Lodge No. 44, Free and Accepted Masons, meets the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on East Broadway. A potluck supper is served at 6:30 p.m. before the meeting. All Masons are welcome. Call George Chapman at 603-432-0501.
Londonderry Diabetes Support Group, meets the third Friday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Londonderry Grange Hall. Call 800-540-2981.
Nutfield Caregiver Support Group, meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Londonderry Senior Center, 535 Mammoth Road, from 4 to 5 p.m. Call Stacy Thrall at 603-425-1770.
The MOMS Club of Windham, the local chapter of “MOMS Offering Moms Support,” engages in activities to enrich the lives of children in the community and undertakes at least one charitable, humanitarian or social welfare project related to children each year. The club, which is particularly helpful to new moms, is open to new members. Monthly activities include a business meeting, a morning or afternoon seasonal or holiday themed brunch or dinner potluck, and a MOMS night out. Activities take place during daylight hours (with the exception of the MOMS night out) and children are welcome. Meet up places include local playgrounds, the town beach, Windham Coop, Windham Middle School, and Windham Bible Chapel. For more information, go to momsclubwindham.weebly.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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