Feb. 13

“The Keys to Public Speaking No One Is Talking About,” 6:30 p.m. at Kimball Public Library, 5 Academy Drive, Atkinson. TV host, speaker, and entrepreneur/professional coach Linda Ugelow shares tips and tricks to feel more confident, relaxed, and natural in public speaking. Free, open to public. Register at kimballlibrary.com or call 603-362-5234.

“Living with Bears,” 7 p.m. at Leach Library lower-level meeting room, 276 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. New Hampshire Fish and Game wildlife biologist and bear project leader, Andrew Timmons. Free, open to all; seating limited to first 90 people. Light refreshments. Information: leachlibrary.blogspot.com.

Hampstead-Kingston Republican Committee monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the Hampstead Public Library at 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Discussion includes the current state of political affairs both in New Hampshire and Washington and their impact residents’ freedoms and financial future. Information: facebook.com/HampsteadKingstonGOP.

Feb. 14

Derry Village Rotary Club hosts is annual pasta dinner at the Marion L. Pounder Cafe in the Academy Building at Pinkerton Academy. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo is played from 4 to 5 p.m. Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is free but any freewill donations will be give by the Rotary club to a local nonprofit or charity. 

Feb. 14-16

Salem High School Theatre Arts presents “The Wizard of Oz,” 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, at Seifert Performing Arts Center, Salem High School, 44 Geremonty Drive. All of the beloved characters and songs from the 1939 film, with additional music added for the stage version. Students are intricately involved in all aspects of production, from stage to pit orchestra to behind the scenes. Tickets: adults, $13; seniors, students and staff, $10; children under 10, $7; purchase at ssd.booktix.com/ or at the door. Information: 603-893-7069, sau57.org.

Feb. 15

Arts Cafe, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Orchard Christian Fellowship, 136 Pillsbury Road, Londonderry. The event is free to the public. Area artisans can sign up to display works. Contact Karen Giguere at events@londonderryartscouncil.org. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 5. For additional information visit londonderryartscouncil.org/arts-cafe.

Catholic Charities NH to commemorate 75th anniversary with Ice Ball, 5:30 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton, 700 Elm St., Manchester, N.H. Special Ice Ball anniversary gala featuring cocktail reception, dinner and dancing, special drink stations and inventive desserts. An evening to honor, celebrate and thank the community of donors, partners and staff. Tickets: $175; table of 10, $1,750; available at 630-669-3030 or ccnh.org/iceball.

Feb. 16

The annual Frost Festival is held, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alexander-Carr Park, 28 Pierce Avenue in Derry. The day includes indoor and outdoor winter fun including arts and crafts, food trucks, sledding, ice sculpture, balloon art and much more. Visit the Frost Festival on Facebook.

March 2

Sandown Garden Club open house, 6:30 p.m. at Sandown Recreation Center, 25 Pheasant Run Drive. Cheryl Cravino of Hosta Amour will speak about a Shabby Chic Garden. The garden club will hold monthly meetings on the first Monday of the month from March to October. Information: sandowngardenclub.org.

Through March 30

East Hampstead Union Christian Church Community Food and Animal Shelter Drive, benefits St. Anne Ecumenical Food Pantry, Sandown Food Pantry, MSPCA at Nevins Farm, Salem Animal Rescue League, and Greater Derry Humane Society. Collection points at various businesses in Andover, Hampstead, Colby Corner, East Hampstead and Plaistow, including TD and People’s United banks, Hampstead Dry Cleaners and Chiropractic Wellness Centre. Information: Fran Medeiros, 603-770-8547, f.medeiros@comcast.net, ehucc.org.

Community resources

Derry Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. at Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 W. Broadway. The Lions Club provides eye exams and eyeglasses for needy members of the community. Information: derrylionsclub@gmail.com, lionsclubs.org.

An autism parent support group is held on Mondays, 6 p.m., at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. Children are welcome to attend with parents.

A Teen Writers Group meets at Derry Public Library bi-weekly on Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the library’s Teen Space area. The group is about writing and sharing stories. Call 603-432-6140.

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 eastwindtaichi@gmail.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 sarah@tbicaregiversupport.com.

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 chair@londonderrydems.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 info@londonderrywomensclub.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 derrydems@gmail.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 mrsshanley@yahoo.com or Diane Cole at donaco6@aol.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, 63 East Broadway, 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.

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.

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 windhammomsclub@gmail.com.

To list an event in the Derry News community calendar, send announcements by email to jhuss@derrynews.com, or mail to: Julie Huss, Derry News, 46 West Broadway, Derry, NH 03038.


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