Cemetery walk planned
Local historian T.J. Cullinane leads a walk through historic Forest Hill Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. Hear stories of those who are buried, including the area’s original Nutfield settlers. Participants are asked to meet at the main gate and dress appropriately for the weather. For information call Derry Public Library at 603-432-6140 or visit derrypl.org.
Book sales resume
Derry Public Library has brought back book sales after suspending them in February 2020. Sales will be held monthly on the second Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library, 64 East Broadway. All books are new to the book shop and the library will accept donations. Hardcovers are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. Proceeds from book sales to go purchase museum passes available to patrons and to also support library programs at both Derry Public and Taylor libraries.
Upper Room hosts recovery program
A series called “Building Your Recovery Capital” is hosted by the Upper Room Oct. 15 and 22 via Zoom. Program time is noon to 12:45 p.m.
“This workshop series puts all the self-care strategies into practical steps you can take to create your personal self-care plan,” said program coordinator Beth O’Connell.
The program is free. To register call 603-437-8477 ext. 124 or email email@example.com.
Upper Room hosts ‘Family 500’
The Upper Room hosts its 20th annual auction event, the “Family 500” on Sunday, Oct. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tupelo Music Hall, 10A Street in Derry. There will be lunch and entertainment along with a live silent auction with prizes, packages and getaways. Proceeds support the Upper Room, its services and programs.
Library hosts ‘Women in Horror’
Derry Public Library hosts a virtual program, “Women in Horror,” dealing with those women behind the camera and in front of some of the most notable female cinema roles in the horror genre. Register at derrypl.org or call 603-432-6140.
Sign up for Miss Greater Derry program
The Miss Greater Derry Scholarship Program Inc., a New Hampshire nonprofit and a local chapter of the Miss America Organization, is now accepting applications for the 33rd annual competition set for Oct. 30, at the Derry Opera House.
The competition is a preliminary to the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program.
The program will award $15,000 in scholarships and the winner will take home a scholarship of at least $6,000. Scholarships go directly to the student’s college or can be used to purchase books and supplies.
There is also a teen division that will award scholarships. Those wishing to enter must be a U.S. citizen no older than 26 on Dec. 31, 2022 and teen candidates can be no older than 18 on Dec. 31, 2022. Candidates must be residents of a town or a full-time student or employee in a New Hampshire community within 45 miles of Derry.
The competition includes a private interview before a panel of judges, and onstage events including talent and evening wear.
Library hosts ‘One Spooky Night’
Derry Public Library hosts the return of its haunted library and “One Spooky Night” event Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at the library, 64 East Broadway. Families who register will be given time to explore a spooky library path. Costumes are welcome. Register at derrypl.org or call 603-432-6140.
Understanding dementia program set
A virtual program called “Understanding and Responding to Difficult Behaviors of Dementia” will happen Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The program, hosted in part by the Alzheimer’s Association, will assist caregivers and offer information on how to decode behavioral messages, identify behavior triggers and learn strategies for helping intervene with some of the most common challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Register at derrypl.org or call 603-432-6140.
Downtown trick-or-treat set
It’s time for one of the community’s biggest events, the downtown trick-or-treat set for Saturday, Oct. 23. Local businesses along Broadway, Crystal Avenue and beyond will be offering treats to families and children who roam the town to celebrate the season. Masks are strongly recommended for all participants and vendors. Businesses are also encouraged to provide hand sanitizer and maintain safe distances. For information contact Derry Parks and Recreation at 603-432-6136.
The town of Derry hosts its official Halloween night trick-or-treating hours Sunday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.