Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., at Church of the Transfiguration, 1 Hood Road, Derry. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Speed your way through the donation process with “Rapid Pass”; information at redcrossblood.org. Appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org.
Kiddie Academy of Windham, 156 Haverhill Road, Windham, invites children and their families to Storytime LIVE!, a free community reading event on July 13, at 10 a.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a story reading and classroom visit with Curious George and Pinkalicious. The event is free and open to everyone. For information visit kastorytime.com.
Instrument Petting Zoo for Ages Infant to 2 Years, 11:30 to noon, at Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Following Mother Goose on the Loose, infants through 2-year-olds are invited join Play Music of Derry to try out a variety of instruments available for free play and exploration. Instruments will be specifically curated for this age group, though older siblings are welcome to join in. An instrument petting zoo for 3-to-5-year-olds will be held during the last half of the Friday, July 19 preschool story-time. Information: 603-329-6411, hampsteadlibrary.org.
Hampstead’s Meetinghouse Park welcomes fan favorite Blacklite Band on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. This classic rock cover band plays tunes from the greatest era of music featuring selections by the Beatles, Kinks, Animals, Doors, Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison and more. The free summer concerts are sponsored by Hampstead Cable TV. The park is located at 11 Main Street. Donations of items suitable for those serving overseas are greatly appreciated. Also welcome are monetary donations to help with the cost of mailing. Rain venue is Hampstead Middle School, 28 School Street. For a list of upcoming concerts visit the website meetinghousepark.org. For information call 603-560-5069.
Beatles tribute band Beatlejuice returns to MacGregor Park in Derry for a concert at 7 p.m., part of the the free summer concert series. The concert is held weather permitting. Upcoming concerts also include Pony Express on July 23; B Street Bombers on July 30; Groove Alliance on August 6, and The Reminisants rounding out the series on August 13.
Leach Library hosts a night of fun games and activities for children in grades six through 12. The program is Thursday, July 18, 6 to 7 p.m. at the library on Mammoth Road. Participants are encouraged to bring their own games to share.
The 11th annual concert and auction to benefit the Center for Life Management Foundation will feature Foreigners Journey, a popular Boston-based tribute band that brings together the sound of two legendary rock bands. The event is Friday, July 19, at the Tupelo Music Hall, 10A St. in Derry. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Center for Life Management Foundation, supporting the mission of the nonprofit community mental health agency that serves the greater Derry/Salem/Plaistow region. Reserve tickets at tupelohall.com, by phone at 603-437-5100 or in person at the Tupelo box office Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The silent auction opens at 5:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. followed by the live auction and the headlining performers. Tickets are $45/40/35/30 with a choice of table, counter and theater seating.
Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., at Londonderry Senior Center, 535 Mammoth Road. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Speed your way through the donation process with “Rapid Pass”; information at redcrossblood.org. Appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org.
Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., at Derry-Salem Elks Lodge #2226, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Speed your way through the donation process with “Rapid Pass”; information at redcrossblood.org. Appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org.
Londonderry’s Supervisors of the Voter Checklist will meet at the town clerk’s office to correct the checklist and register voters from 6 to 7 p.m. To register to vote, one must provide proof of Londonderry residency, proof of citizenship (passport, birth certification, naturalization papers), proof of age, photo ID. Qualified applicants who do not possess proof or who do not bring proof with them may register if they sign an affidavit attesting to their qualifications for identity, age, domicile and citizenship.
The Grown-Up AV Club, 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Open to fans of movies, shows, books, and comics that are a little off-beat; nothing is too obscure. Members gather to discuss cult films and shows, anime, weird comics, and to recommend titles to the group. For more information, visit derrypl.org.
A Course In Miracles (ACIM), meets Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at The Derry Friendship Center, 99 Railroad Ave., Derry. The study/discussion group is open to anyone who would like to reduce stress, fear, depression, anger, helplessness, and/or those who feel that they are alone. The goal of ACIM, according to the group’s facilitator George Wallace, is to find the course to inner peace. For more information, visit welcomingpeace.com/ACIM-study-group.
Senior Games Groups, at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. Activities include: Advanced Bridge at 1 p.m. on Mondays; Mahjongg at noon, Hand and Foot at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays; Whist at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays; Domino Train at 1 p.m. on Thursdays; Cribbage at 9 a.m., 45’s at 1 p.m., and Competitive Bridge at 1 p.m. on Fridays. Free to all and game supplies are provided. Call 603-434-8866 for more information or visit mgccderrynh.org.
Tai Chi Classes, taught by Janet Briggs, a licensed tai chi instructor. Classes are held at the Golden Crane Traditional Martial Arts School, 46 Lowell Road, Windham. A beginner class is offered on Mondays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. For more information, visit eastwindtaichi.com or email email@example.com.
Caregivers Support Group, first Wednesday of the month, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem. Caregivers or supporters of loved ones with neurological conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s are welcome to attend for sharing and support. More information is available by calling the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH) at 603-225-8400 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Londonderry Democratic Committee, meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Leach Library, 275 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. For more information, email email@example.com or call 603-425-3515.
The Londonderry Women’s Club, offers a variety of ways for women to interact with other local women while making a difference in their communities through projects, outreach and volunteerism. In addition to social events at local venues, there are spin-off groups such as Book Group and Theater Group. For more information and to see the club’s Calendar of Events, visit londonderrywomensclub.org, check out the page on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seacoast Division of the National Model Railroad Association, hosts a Derry Fun Night program on the second Friday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Marion Garish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. Members offer their expertise and experience in model railroading to explain how to get into and enjoy the hobby of model railroading. Topics include scenery construction, track planning, locomotive selection and maintenance, model building, model railroad operations and more. Some of the topics will be hands-on with materials provided to be worked on during the session and then brought home to complete and enjoy. Anyone interested in model trains is invited to attend the monthly program. For more information, go to seacoastnmra.org/calendar.
Derry Democrats Committee, meets every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 29 West Broadway, Derry. Everyone is welcome. For more information, email email@example.com.
Young Onset Parkinson’s support group, meets on the first Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Every other month, the group integrates guest speakers and the opposite month Parkinson’s patients and caregivers discuss how this disease is affecting them. Each member shares their experiences, asks questions and is a support for one another. Newcomers are always welcome to join the support group. Registration is not necessary; just show up. Questions may be directed to Susan Mollohan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane Cole at email@example.com.
Preschool Science Classes: Wee Wonders, Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn. Discover the changing seasons through hands-on activities, songs, crafts, stories, and outdoor discovery; dress to be outside and wear appropriate footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Classes are for ages 4 to 6. The cost is $12 per class for NH Audubon members and $15 per class for nonmembers. Registration is required. Visit nhaudubon.org to register.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of every month (excluding holidays) at Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Road, Derry. Enter through the gym and follow the signs. NAMI is open to people of all ages and their families who are coping with mental illness. Through sharing experiences and educational presentations, families can learn coping skills to help both themselves and their loved ones. The group is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. A faith-based support group called HOPE4Us, meets directly after NAMI from 8 to 8:30 p.m. HOPE4Us is committed to helping members find their hope in God in the midst of dealing with a loved one’s mental illness. For more information, call Lori at 603-490-0596 or Kathy at 603-479-9042.
The Interfaith Choir, always welcomes new members. Membership is free and open to anyone of at least high school age, without audition. The choir rehearses Sundays, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on Route 102 in Derry, September through April. Prior experience in a choir is not necessary. Performances are twice a year: two concerts each in December and April. For more information, call Beth at 603-432-4786 or just come to a rehearsal.
UR Parents Support Group, meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road in Derry. The group offers support for parents of teens. Call 603-437-8477.
Teen Information for Parenting Success — Supporting Teen Families, meets every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road in Derry. Includes free child care. Learn how to parent and to be financially stable. To register, call 603-437-8477.
Families Reaching Our Goals (FROG) workshops/support group and play group, Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road in Derry. Families with young children are welcome. Call 603-437-8477.
Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway in Derry, 432-6140, hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays closed.
Mizpah Rebekah Lodge No. 15, meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, 18 Oak St. All Rebekahs are welcome. Call Leona at 603-432-5012.
St. Mark’s Lodge No. 44, Free and Accepted Masons, meets the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on East Broadway. A potluck supper is served at 6:30 p.m. before the meeting. All Masons are welcome. Call George Chapman at 603-432-0501.
Boy Scout Troop 1910, meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Mammoth Road and Peabody Row. The troop invites all boys, ages 11 through 17, to join. No Scouting experience is required. Call Brian Williams at 603-432-3530.
Londonderry Diabetes Support Group, meets the third Friday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Londonderry Grange Hall. Call 800-540-2981.
Nutfield Caregiver Support Group, meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Londonderry Senior Center, 535 Mammoth Road, from 4 to 5 p.m. Call Stacy Thrall at 603-425-1770.
Anime Club meeting, first and third Thursdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road, Windham. Teens (ages 13 and up) interested in anime/manga or comics, are welcome to watch anime, discuss their favorites, and share news with members. They can also learn about Asian cultures and how manga and anime started. For more information, call 603-432-7154 or visit nesmithlibrary.org.
The MOMS Club of Windham, the local chapter of “MOMS Offering Moms Support,” engages in activities to enrich the lives of children in the community and undertakes at least one charitable, humanitarian or social welfare project related to children each year. The club, which is particularly helpful to new moms, is open to new members. Monthly activities include a business meeting, a morning or afternoon seasonal or holiday themed brunch or dinner potluck, and a MOMS night out. Activities take place during daylight hours (with the exception of the MOMS night out) and children are welcome. Meet up places include local playgrounds, the town beach, Windham Coop, Windham Middle School, and Windham Bible Chapel. For more information, go to momsclubwindham.weebly.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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