Nominations for Post Cane due March 17

The Heritage Commission is still accepting applications for the town's Boston Post Cane.

The cane is presented to the town's oldest resident. The Heritage Commission invites anyone who may know of someone who fits the post cane criteria to nominate that person for the honor. Anyone who knows a Derry resident, man or woman, who is at least 90 years old and has been living in town the past five years can contact the Heritage Commission via the Derry Municipal Center, 14 Manning St., email to derrymuseum@gmail.com or call 434-1247.

All Boston Post Cane nominations must be received by March 17.

Library hosts Standing Rock program

Derry Public Library hosts a program on Standing Rock featuring guest speaker Ann Podlipny on Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m. Podlipny will discuss her first-hand experience at the Oceti Sakowin camp and will offer a visual description of her time spent in December when thousands of veterans and water protectors arrived to support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Podlipny has a background in education and social work and works closely with immigrants and refugees in Manchester and also volunteers to teach ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). She is also a flutist with the Kokopelli Flute Ensemble and the Timberlane Community Band. Call the library for information at 432-6140.

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, Etz Hayim Synagogue will be serving a free dinner from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. at 1-1/2 Hood Road in Derry. The meal is part of the Elijah’s Table project, a joint project of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and Etz Hayim Synagogue. The meal is open to all, and takes place in a relaxed comfortable environment. The food is delicious, and will include a main course, fresh vegetables, dessert, and coffee and tea. Bring your friends and have a great time.

Free meal offered

Etz Hayim Synagogue will be serving a free dinner on Sunday, March 19, 5 to 6:16 p.m. at the synagogue, 1 1/2 Hood Road. The meal is part of the Elijah’s Table project, a joint project of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and Etz Hayim Synagogue. The meal is open to all and takes place in a relaxed comfortable environment.

Happy Birthday Robert Frost

Derry Public Library hosts a celebration in honor of the birthday of famed poet Robert Frost on Monday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. Local historian Richard Holmes will offer a look into the life of Robert Frost and his time living and working in Derry. For information, call the library at 432-6140.

Humane Society welcomes animal massage expert

The Greater Derry Humane Society will have a public meeting on March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center. Guest speaker is Kathy Bourdelsais, owner and operator of Lucky Critter Healing Touches. She is certified in small animal massage, pet first aid, and is a certified Reiki master. She also has training in Canine Shiatsu and Canine Myofascial Release. Bourdelsais will speak on the benefits of animal massage and will answer questions. She will also demonstrate various techniques. All are welcome to attend. 

Upper Room hosts race

The Upper Room hosts the second annual TURRFF road race on Sunday, April 9, at 9 a.m. at the Hackler gym at Pinkerton Academy. Registration is at 8 a.m. The event is open to competitive and non-competitive runners, with walkers, strollers, etc., welcome. To register, visit lightboxreg.com/the-uper-room-race-for-families-turrff.

Garden club to meet

The next meeting of the Derry Garden Club will be held on Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at the Derry Girls and Boys Club, 40 Hampstead Road.

Guest speaker is Kari Allard from Shady Hills Garden Center in Londonderry who has a degree in horticulture with over 25 years of experience in the plant industry.  She will speak on organic herbs and alternative pollinators in the garden. The committee will provide chips, beverages and dessert. Members are asked to bring a bag lunch.

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