Hazardous waste day set for Nov. 23

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.

Holiday parade steps off Nov. 30

The 33rd annual holiday parade steps off in downtown Derry on Saturday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m. Being called the “Nutfield Holiday Parade” this year as a nod to the 300th anniversary of the original Nutfield settlement, the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce reports this event will be full of community history, tradition and fun with this year’s theme “Celebrations Through the Years.”

Derry, Londonderry, Windham and the Derryfield portion of Manchester are all original Nutfield towns. To learn more about the parade, call the Chamber at 603-432-8205 or visit gdlchamber.org.

Survey seeks input

A Derry Parks and Recreation community survey seeks input from residents about all things they like about the town's recreational facilities or what they feel any challenges might be. The survey can be found on the town website at derrynh.org or at any of the following locations: Derry Parks and Recreation office, 31 West Broadway; Taylor Library, 49 East Derry Road; Derry school superintendent's office, 18 South Main St., Marrion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway; Derry Municipal Center, 14 Manning St.; Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. The deadline to complete the survey is Dec. 1. Call for information at 432-6136.

St. Gianna hosts sale

St. Gianna’s hosts a used toy sale on Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to noon at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Ave. Donations of used toys are welcome and can be dropped off anytime at 5 Isabella Drive in Londonderry at the driveway. All proceeds from the sale go to support St. Gianna’s mission to support pregnant women in crisis and also St. Thomas outreach programs.

Holiday pop up shop planned

A two-day holiday pop up shop is set for Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Upper Village Hall, 52 East Derry Road. Three small businesses have come together to fill the historic hall with holiday decor, vintage treasure, gifts, jewelry , gourmet treats, and much more. There will also be raffle baskets to benefit the Upper Village Hall's continuing renovations. Shop hours are Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Take a dip for a good cause

They will once again be freezing for a good reason as supporters of a local food pantry get ready for an icy dip in some chilly waters.

The third annual Pantry Plunge is set for Saturday, Dec. 14, at noon, at Gallien’s Beach at Beaver Lake. Participants will be jumping into the lake to raise money to support First Baptist Church Food Pantry.

And it’s time for teams to start forming for this year’s Plunge. Teams and participants are also encouraged to come to the lake wearing fun attire, but  it’s a good idea to wear some sort of footwear as people zoom into the waters. Pantry Plunge participants will be marching in the upcoming Derry Holiday Parade Nov. 30 to show support for the cause.

Anyone wanting to learn more about this year’s Pantry Plunge can stop by Blue Seal on Crystal Avenue, visit pantryplunge.org, or search for Pantry Plunge on Facebook. Information will also be posted on the First Baptist Church Food Pantry website.


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