Upper Room to host benefit
The Upper Room hosts its 18th annual benefit auction Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tupelo Music Hall, 10A St., Derry. This year’s event has a cruise theme and the night includes dozens of silent and live auction items and dinner. Tickets are on sale at the Tupelo box office or visit tupelomusichall.com.
Garden Club offers floral design program
The Derry Garden Club hosts a floral design program Friday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, 40 Hampstead Road. The program is led by Maureen Christmas, an accredited national flower show judge and widely known for her formal design arrangements. A short business meeting and luncheon follows the program.
There is a $10 charge for nonmembers that includes lunch and raffles of designs. Bring your own place setting and mug. For information call 603-396-0053 or visit the club at derrygardenclub.org.
Friends of the Meetinghouse at First Parish host a fundraising dinner event, "The Story of the Steeple," on Saturday, Nov. 2, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, 40 East Derry Road. The night includes auction, raffles, food and drinks provided by area restaurants and businesses and a talk by Arron Sturgis of Preservation Timber Framing on the work done at the 1769 meetinghouse and its landmark tower. Tickets are $50. For tickets visit http://bit.ly/steepledinner.
Hazardous waste day set
Derry joins with Londonderry for the annual fall Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at Nelson Fields in Londonderry.
Residents can bring materials from their home to dispose of safely, including oil based paints, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, degreasers, household cleaners, pool chemicals, old gasoline or antifreeze.
For information and a list of what’s allowed or not, visit londonderrynh.org/environmental-services-solid waste.
Veterans honored at 25th breakfast
This year is the 25th annual Veterans Day breakfast at Pinkerton Academy, Nov. 11. Local veterans will be honoring the 25 years with a special presentation and plaque to Pinkerton and its headmaster Timothy Powers during the Nov. 11 event. Ceremony begins at 8 a.m.
Water flushing scheduled
The Town of Derry will be flushing the water lines throughout the town’s Municipal Water Distribution System between through Friday morning Nov. 1 between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The core water system flushing is being conducted late evenings to minimize inconvenience to customers.
This work, which is necessary to remove any sediment from the water lines that may accumulate, is conducted annually and performed by the Derry Water Division.
The flushing program typically progresses from the Derry/Londonderry town line along Rte. 28 southerly and easterly across the town. Heavy commercial users and customers identified with certain sensitivities will be notified by the Town prior to work being done in their particular area. Any customers with special needs such as in-house dialysis equipment should contact our office to make their locations known so they may too be notified in advance.
This work may result in intermittent periods of brown or rusty water. While this is not a health concern, it may temporarily affect the taste and aesthetics of your drinking water as well as possible staining of laundry. While every effort is made to flush the main lines until they run clean, some residual may enter and remain in service lines. Customers should run their service lines for several minutes until clear before doing laundry. Anyone with specific questions regarding this work can call 603-432-6147.