Frost Festival set for Feb. 20
The 2021 Frost Festival is set for Saturday, Feb. 20, from noon to 3 p.m., with activities centered on Alexander-Carr Park, off Pierce Avenue., the downtown area, and points beyond, all done safely and some virtually due to the pandemic.
This year’s Frost Festival includes sledding on the popular Alexander-Carr Park hill off Pierce Avenue; ice skating at Hood Park, if ice safety permits; a Frosty scavenger hunt; music in the downtown; and ice sculptures created by Ice Breakers experts on Broadway.
Other activities include a virtual puppet show presented by Derry Public Library and food provided by B’s Tacos, The Walking Gourmet, and treats by Grind Away. To keep activities safe, families can also pick up cookies at Culinary Playground, and craft kits from Derry’s Parks and Recreation Department.
For additional information about the Frost Festival, visit Facebook and search “Frost Festival" or call Derry Parks and Recreation at 603-432-6136.
Diaper drive needs donations
The eighth annual Greater Derry Diaper Drive needs donations of diapers to support the Upper Room’s Teen Information for Parenting Success, or TIPS, program. The annual drive is sponsored by local realtor Susan Ochoa of RE/MAX Innovative Properties with support from Pinkerton Academy’s Interact group. Larger sizes are also needed, along with pull-ups, and wipes. Diapers will be collected through the end of the month and donations can be brought to: RE/MAX Innovative Properties, 66 Gilcreast Drive, Londonderry; Pressed for Time Mobile Cafe, 129 Rockingham Road; Blue Seal Feeds, 68 Crystal Avenue; Derry Municipal Center, 14 Manning St., and Dance Impressions by Debbie, 60 Rockingham Road, Windham. For information contact Ochoa at 603-812-1100.
Free meals offered
Free meals are offered this month, with drive-up, pickup options to keep people safe. Upcoming meals include: Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., St. Thomas Aquinas in Derry, breakfast served; Feb. 20. St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Derry, lunch served from noon to 12:30 p.m.; Feb. 26, First Parish Church in East Derry offers drive-up dinner, 5 to 6 p.m.; Feb. 28, Church of the Transfiguration/Etz Hayim Synagogue host an Elijah's Table breakfast for pickup, 9 to 9:30 a.m., and on Feb. 28, St. Jude's Parish in Londonderry offers a pick-up lunch served from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
In addition, Sonshine Soup Kitchen on Crystal Avenue in Derry offers free drive-by meals served Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 to 5 p.m.