Rotarians host pasta dinner

The Derry Village Rotary Club hosts its annual pasta dinner Friday, Feb. 14 at the Marion L. Pounder Cafe in the Academy Building at Pinkerton Academy. Doors open at 4 p.m. for bingo and dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The meal is free but donations are welcome to support the Rotary’s mission to help local nonprofits and charities.

Frost Festival planned

The annual Frost Festival is Sunday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alexander-Carr Park, 28 Pierce Ave.

The day includes plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for families to enjoy including sledding, ice sculpture, arts and crafts, balloon art by Silly Solutions, food trucks and much more. A Frost Festival king and queen will be crowned. To learn more about the Frost Festival, visit the event on Facebook.

Rail trail needs help

The Derry Rail Trail Alliance is looking to add a few new members to its board of directors. Anyone interested in learning more about how to volunteer on the Rail Trail Alliance can visit

Kiwanis starts clubs

Kiwanis, an international service organization in over 80 countries with more than 550,000 members, continues to grow with their mission statement: Improving the world one community and one child at a time.

Plans are in the works to expand their presence in the Greater Derry and Londonderry communities with the eventual opening of its own club.

In the interim, it has opened as a satellite club of Hooksett Kiwanis, the largest club in New England with more than 100 members.

A Meet and Greet event is scheduled Monday, March 9, 6 p.m. at O’Shea’s Caife and Tae, 44 Nashua Road, Londonderry.

Community service events have also been planned for the coming month. Interested parties are welcome to attend one of these meetings to hear more about what Kiwanis has to offer to improve the growing communities of Derry and Londonderry.

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