Graduation date set

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy has announced its commencement date for 2019.

Graduation is Monday, June 10, at 4 p.m. at the SNHU Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. but doors will open at 3 p.m.

Adult studies program begins

DERRY — The Derry Center for Adult Studies begins its winter/spring session with a long list of classes including languages, technology, arts, fitness, dance, high school equivalency, music, communication and much more.

Classes are held at area schools and are for students ages 16 and up. Registration can be done in person by picking up a registration form at the school administrative office, 18 South Main Street, or by mail, completing the form and sending in with tuition.

Early registration is encouraged as classes fill up fast. To learn more, contact program coordinator Barrie-jane Corey at 432-1245 or email to

School budget hearings set

Area communities are readying their school budgets for fiscal year 2020 and will offer public hearings on the details of the operating budgets, along with any special warrant articles voters will face at the polls in March.

In Londonderry, the public budget hearing is Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Moose Hill Council Chambers at the town office complex.

Derry holds its school budget hearing for the public on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. at West Running Brook Middle School's cafeteria.

Pinkerton hosts Catwalk for a Cause

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy's Astros United is planning the third annual Catwalk for a Cause event, set for Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at the Stockbridge Theatre on the Pinkerton campus.

The event and its proceeds will benefit Center for Life Management, providing mental health services for adults, children and families in the Greater Derry and surrounding communities.

In the past two years, the Catwalk for a Cause has raised more than $4,000 to support this effort for mental health awareness.

The fashion show will feature students and staff taking to the catwalk to show off fashions from local stores and larger retail chains. Anyone can support this event through donations, raffles, or by attending. A donation of $10 will be accepted at the door on show night. For information on ways to help, contact Astros United advisor Joe Mancinelli at 339-0202.


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