Nov. 1

Continuing Educational Series, “Hot Topics, Cool Contemporary Stuff,” 7 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry. A New Hampshire police officer and a retired FBI agent will present “Jews and Law Enforcement.” This program is free and open to the public, although donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit etzhayim.org, email soreffs15@aol.com or call 895-6120.

newAll Hallow’s Day Harvest Hash, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, in Meeting Room A, 64 East Broadway. Open to ages 10 to 18. Registration is optional; drop-ins are welcome. For more information, call 432-6140 or visit derrypl.org.

Nov. 2

Granite State Woodwind Quintet Concert, 8 p.m. at Smash Music, 25 East Broadway, Derry. Titled “Smash-ical Classical,” the informal concert is part of the Smash Live Series, which presents a wide range of performances in an intimate space adjacent to the store on Friday nights. The aim is to introduce a variety of musical styles to music lovers of all ages and musical experience. Free parking is available on the street and behind the store. Tickets can be purchased in advance at yoursmashmusic.com/liveseries or at the door.

Nov. 2 and 3

“Macbeth,” at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road. A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Windham High School Theatre Co. will present Shakespeare’s tragedy at 7 p.m. on Friday and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. General seating tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Visit whs.windhamsd.org for details.

Nov. 3

33rd annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hampstead Middle School, 28 School St. Hosted by the Hampstead Mothers’ Club, the community is invited to shop from more than 80 crafters. A raffle will be available as well as food. All proceeds will benefit the children of Hampstead. Admission is free.

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays, 10 a.m. to noon at First Congregational Church of Kingston, 6 Church St. This one-session seminar is for adults facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. The seminar will feature video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and others who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. Attendees will receive a Survival Guide filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season. For more information, call 642-7256 or email churchoffice@kingstonfcc.org.

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays 4Kids, 10 a.m. to noon at First Congregational Church of Kingston, 6 Church St. This seminar is for children, ages 5 to 12, who have experienced the death of a loved one. Led by trained adult facilitators, children will engage in times of teaching, art projects, carol singing, discussion, and refreshments in order to process their grief and prepare for the holidays. This class will be held during the same time as the adult class in a separate room specifically designed for kids. For more information, call 642-7256 or email churchoffice@kingstonfcc.org.

14th annual Peddlers Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St., (Route 121). Hosted by the Friends of the Kimball Library, this annual event will feature crafters, artisans and purveyors of fine foods. The venue is handicapped-accessible. Admission is free. Check out the many raffle baskets and purchase raffle tickets at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson, through Nov. 2. For more information, call 362-5752.

Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 15 Lawrence Road, Salem. Many items will be up for sale, including ship models, honey, children’s books, jewelry, wood items, Christmas decorations, and much more. There will also be raffle tables and a lunch counter. Plenty of parking. Admission is free.

Nov. 6

Dungeons and Dragons Club for Teens, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, in Meeting Room A, 64 East Broadway. Beginners, intermediate and experts are all welcome to play and enjoy some snacks. Registration is required. Visit derrypl.org or call 432-6140 to register or for more information.

“Surviving the Holidays Without the Unwanted Weight Gain,” 7 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Join Hannaford dietitian, Katy Magoon-Fredette, RDN, LD, for this free nutrition class. The holidays are a time for family, friends, fun, festivities, and, of course, food. With the many temptations of cookies, pies, and indulgent rich foods, it is important to know what can be done to keep one’s weight and health issues in check while still savoring the season.

Nov. 7

Writer’s Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, in the Teen Space, 64 East Broadway. Teens can gather around the teen table to get creative, share stories and use their imaginations. Registration is optional; drop-ins are welcome. For more information, call 432-6140 or visit derrypl.org.

“Protein AKA The Body’s own Superman,” 2 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Southern New Hampshire Services will offer nutrition tips, recipes and snack samples. Registration is requested. Call 432-6140 or visit derrypl.org to sign up.

Nov. 8

Escape Room: Phantom at the Feast, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, in Meeting Room B, 64 East Broadway. Teens can try to unlock the mysteries. Registration is required. Call 432-6140 or visit derrypl.org to sign up.

Nov. 8, 9, 10 and 11

Marvel Universe Live, at the SNHU Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester. Richard Flores, a Methuen native, will be one of the performers. For tickets or more information, call 644-5000, email info5@snhuarena.com or visit snhuarena.com.

Nov. 9

“Israel 2048,” 6 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry. Noam Wolf, the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire’s Shlicha (“emissary”) from Israel, will present a gallery and discuss some interesting predictions for Israel at 100 years old. The event is free and services will follow. Visit etzhayim.org for more information.

Nov. 10

10th annual Amber Moon Comedy Night, 5 to 10 p.m. at the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center, 58 Enterprise Drive, Windham. New Hampshire’s top comedian, Juston McKinney, will headline an evening of entertainment and giving for Salem Animal Rescue League’s biggest fundraiser of the year. McKinney, a dog lover and owner, has hit the top of his comedy career with appearances on NBC’s Tonight Show as well his Comedy Central special “Juston McKinney — A Middle Class Hole.” He was also a part of The Blue Collar “Next Generation” tour with Bill Engvall on TBS. The evening celebration will feature dinner, comedy, silent and live auctions, and raffles with all proceeds benefiting the many homeless animals at SARL. Tickets are $65 per person, or $600 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased at sarlnh.org. Call 893-3210, ext. 203 or email rcharewicz@sarlnh.org for any other inquiries, including sponsorship and donation information.

Nov. 11

Plaistow’s Veterans Day Ceremony, 9:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, on the right side of Town Hall if facing the front door. Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held outside (otherwise it will take place inside). This year, the focus will be on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. American Legion Post #34, 176 Main St., will hold a ceremony at 11 a.m. Both events are open to the public.

12th annual Veterans Day Concert, 2 p.m. at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center, 40 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Join the Timberlane Community Band in a musical accolade to the nation’s courageous and distinguished veterans. Kevin Major, retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Army National Guard, will be the guest speaker. The Salem High School Air Force Jr. ROTC Color Guard, local Girl and Boy Scout Troops, and the Danville American Legion will also participate this year. “Eternal Father Strong to Save” will be part of the band’s repertoire to honor Vietnam War hero and statesman, the late Sen. John McCain. The popular slide show, celebrating local veterans, will again be shown to the music of “Armed Forces Salute.” Admission is free and a wide range of homemade refreshments will be provided by band members. All are welcome.

Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14 and June 9

Free Dinners, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 1 Hood Road, Derry. Community Meals Network invites the public to enjoy free, family-friendly meals, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Call 432-2120 for more information or visit freemealsinderry.blogspot.com.

Nov. 13

“Stranger Things” Fandom: Castle Byers/All Friends Welcome Signs, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, in Meeting Room A, 64 East Broadway. Teen fans of “Stranger Things” can make stuff and chat about the show. Registration is optional; drop-ins are welcome. Visit derrypl.org or call 432-6140 for details.

Nov. 15

“Introduction to Winter Hiking in the White Mountains,” 7 p.m. in Leach Library’s lower-level meeting room, 276 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Tim Kennedy and Marianne Page will discuss hiking preparedness, including equipment, emergency gear, food, and fluids. Attendees will learn how to continue their hiking adventures into the winter season. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 432-1132.

Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, April 20, May 18 and June 15

Free Dinners, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 63 East Broadway, Derry. Community Meals Network invites the public to enjoy free, family-friendly meals, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Call 434-4767 for more information, visit freemealsinderry.blogspot.com.

Nov. 18

“Pops for Pipes IX,” 4 p.m. at First Church (UCC), 1 Concord St., Nashua. The concert will feature Stephen Hamilton, virtuoso concert organist, who will perform works by Bach, Dupré, Franck, Widor, and others. Admission is free, but freewill offerings will be accepted at the door. For more information, visit first–music.org.

Nov. 22

Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 1 Hood Road, Derry. The Community Meals Network (a group of organizations that provides free monthly meals) will jointly host a free home-cooked Thanksgiving Day meal. The dinner will include turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, vegetables and pies. All are welcome to enjoy a delicious meal in a warm and friendly environment. If interested in helping with the dinner, email kathryn.mayes@use.salvationarmy.org.

Nov. 25, April 28, May 26 and June 23

Free Breakfasts, 9 to 10 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 1 Hood Road, Derry. Community Meals Network invites the public to enjoy free, family-friendly meals, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Call 432-2120 for more information or visit freemealsinderry.blogspot.com.

Nov. 25, Dec. 30, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 31, April 28, May 26 and June 30

Free Lunches, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at St. Jude Parish Community, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Community Meals Network invites the public to enjoy free, family-friendly meals, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Call 432-3333 for more information, visit freemealsinderry.blogspot.com.

Nov. 30, Dec. 28, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 29, April 26, May 31 and June 28

Free Dinners, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at First Parish Congregational Church, 47 East Derry Road, East Derry. Community Meals Network invites the public to enjoy free, family-friendly meals, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Call 434-0628 for more information, visit freemealsinderry.blogspot.com.

Dec. 1

Annual Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Parish Center of St. Patrick Church, 12 Main St., Pelham. Many local crafters will be on hand, as well as food, a homemade baked goods table, a coloring contest and raffles. Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping. Call 635-3525 for details.

Dec. 6

Continuing Educational Series, “Hot Topics, Cool Contemporary Stuff,” 7 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry. A former member of the Israel Defense Forces and current Etz religious school teacher will speak on life in the Israeli Army. This program is free and open to the public, although donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit etzhayim.org, email soreffs15@aol.com or call 895-6120.

Dec. 23

Free Breakfast, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1 1/2 Hood Road, Derry. Community Meals Network invites the public to enjoy a free, family-friendly meal, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Call 432-0004 for more information, visit freemealsinderry.blogspot.com.

Jan. 15

Continuing Educational Series, “Hot Topics, Cool Contemporary Stuff,” 7:30 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry. Several highly-accomplished and successful female doctors from various practices will present “Why Women Should be Doctors and Your Doctors Should be Women.” This program is free and open to the public, although donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit etzhayim.org, email soreffs15@aol.com or call 895-6120.

Jan. 20, Feb. 17 and May 19

Free Dinners, 5 to 6:15 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1 1/2 Hood Road, Derry. Community Meals Network invites the public to enjoy free, family-friendly meals, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Call 432-0004 for more information, visit freemealsinderry.blogspot.com.

Jan. 27, Feb. 24 and March 24

Free Breakfasts, 9 to 10 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 1 Hood Road, Derry. Community Meals Network invites the public to enjoy free, family-friendly meals, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Call 432-2120 for more information or visit freemealsinderry.blogspot.com.

Feb. 7

Continuing Educational Series, “Hot Topics, Cool Contemporary Stuff,” 7 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry. Becky Field, author/photographer, will show photographs from her book, “Different Roots, Common Dreams,” which documents the lives of New Hampshire’s immigrants and refugees at weddings, funerals, workplaces, sacred ceremonies, and joyful celebrations. This program is free and open to the public, although donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit etzhayim.org, email soreffs15@aol.com or call 895-6120.

March 7

Continuing Educational Series, “Hot Topics, Cool Contemporary Stuff,” 7 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry. New Hampshire Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Aframe will speak on the many uses that law enforcement make of “smart devices” in investigations, including GPS tracking, cell site tower information, texts, WhatsApp messages, and more. He will also discuss the constitutional and philosophical issues that arise as a result. This program is free and open to the public, although donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit etzhayim.org, email soreffs15@aol.com or call 895-6120.

April 4

Continuing Educational Series, “Hot Topics, Cool Contemporary Stuff,” 7 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry. James B. Farmer, Esq., retired chief of the National Security Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, will present “BRIDGES: Building Respect in Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity.” Farmer will talk about the group, which formed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks to facilitate communication between government officials in Massachusetts and Arab, Muslim, and Sikh community leaders who were concerned about their communities’ civil rights, and the group’s challenges and successes. This program is free and open to the public, although donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit etzhayim.org, email soreffs15@aol.com or call 895-6120.

May 2

Continuing Educational Series, “Hot Topics, Cool Contemporary Stuff,” 7 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry. During this evening of poetry, Midge Goldberg, Alfred Nicol and Robert Crawford, all recipients of the Richard Wilbur Poetry Award, will explore the role of wonder in their poetry. An open mic will follow. This program is free and open to the public, although donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit etzhayim.org, email soreffs15@aol.com or call 895-6120.

June 6

Continuing Educational Series, “Hot Topics, Cool Contemporary Stuff,” 7 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry. Rabbi Joshua L. Segal, author of “A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery: A Spiritual Journey to the Past, Present, and Future,” will speak on the art, history and culture present in Jewish cemeteries. This program is free and open to the public, although donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit etzhayim.org, email soreffs15@aol.com or call 895-6120.

Ongoing

Live Music, 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Coach Stop Restaurant & Tavern, 176 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Marc Apostolides, Thursday, Nov. 1; Justin Cohn, Friday, Nov. 2; Paul Gormley, Saturday, Nov. 3; Johnny Angel, Wednesday, Nov. 7; Paul Lussier, Thursday, Nov. 8; Kieran McNally, Friday, Nov. 9; Gardner Berry, Saturday, Nov. 10; Mark Huzar, Wednesday, Nov. 14; Ryan Williamson, Thursday, Nov. 15; Rick Watson, Friday, Nov. 16; Clint Lapointe, Saturday, Nov. 17; Brad Bosse, Wednesday, Nov. 21; Chris Cavanaugh, Friday, Nov. 23; Paul Luff, Saturday, Nov. 24; RC Thomas, Wednesday, Nov. 28; Kim Riley, Thursday, Nov. 29; Sean Coleman, Friday, Nov. 30. Call 437-2022 or visit coachstopnh.com for details.

Merrimack Valley Camera Club, based in North Andover, Massachusetts, and in its 82nd year, has about 150 members hailing from the Merrimack Valley, North Shore, and Southeastern and Seacoast areas of New Hampshire, ranging from beginners to professionals. The club and its members have been garnering recognition and awards throughout New England and beyond for decades. The club, which meets almost every Wednesday evening, holds frequent hands-on workshops, field trips, photo-related activities, presentations and competitions, most of which are open to the public. The club meets at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover, Massachusetts. Socializing starts at 7 p.m., and programs run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. See the calendar of events, directions, membership, competition information and more at mvcameraclub.org.

Greater Derry Ostomy Support Group, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., every third Tuesday, at Parkland Medical Center, Nutfield Building, Room 102A, 44 Birch St., Derry. This supportive community is for those who have gone through, or are anticipating, surgery for intestinal or urinary diversions. Family and friends are also welcome to attend the meetings, which are informal and meant to be social and informative. Topics will follow the requests of attendees. Local supply representatives, dietitians, surgeons and others may visit as well, at the request of the group. Registration can be done at parklandmedicalcenter.com, under the tab classes and events.

Cruise Nights, Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to dusk at the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem. View antique and classic cars while enjoying food and music. Held rain or shine. For more information, go to bpoe2226.org.

Bingo, Thursdays, 6 p.m. at the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem. The public is welcome. Doors open early. To learn more, check out bpoe2226.org.

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.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA), holds meetings in Derry and nearby. The support group invites anyone who worries about their eating habits to Come to a meeting. There are no weigh-ins, dues or fees. All attendees will be welcomed into the group. Meetings are held: Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m. at the First Parish Congregational Church, 47 East Derry Road, East Derry; Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry; and Fridays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem. For more information, call 800-201-8720 or go to oanewhampshire.org.

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 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.

The Derry Lions Club, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Marion Gerrish Community Center in Derry. Email derrylionsclub@gmail.com for more information.

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 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 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.

Drop-in Technology Sessions, Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. The adult services librarian will be available to assist with computers or other personal communication devices, as well as help set up or access hardware and software. Visitors may also stop in for a little refresher guidance on commonly used applications such as Kindles, Microsoft Office, internet browsing, video chat, Facebook and other types of social media. There is no fee for this service. Check out pelhampubliclibrary.org for details or call 635-7581 if there are any questions.

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 the 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.

IFC Film Discussion Group, second Wednesday of the month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Open to anyone who enjoys watching Independent, Foreign, and Classic films. The library will provide the film to watch at home and then come to the discussion. Registration is not required. Films will be available to pick up at the front desk and are loanable for one week. Email Jessica at jessicad@derrypl.org or call 432-6140 if there are any questions.

newHome School Science Program: Junior Explorers, every other Wednesday, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn. Explore the natural world with live animals, nature walks, and hands-on activities; be prepared to be outside. A different natural theme will be featured each day. Classes are for ages 7 to 12. Parents may stay and participate. The cost is $12 per class for NH Audubon members and $15 per class for nonmembers. Registration is required. Visit nhaudubon.org to register.

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.

Outside in Hampstead: mountain bike outings, 9 a.m. on Sundays from the Nelson Drive cul-de-sac; and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning at the West Road parking lot. The Sunday outings will be lead by Brent Ebner and the Wednesday outings will be led by Dr. Kevin Arling. All ability levels are welcome. Call 382-1375 or email bebner0963@comcast.net if planning on going on a Sunday outing; or call 327-7171 or email kevchirolcwc@live.com to go on a Wednesday outing.

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 490-0596 or Kathy at 479-9042.

Open Mike Nights, Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. at The Coffee Factory, 55 Crystal Ave., Derry. No cover. For more information, call 432-6006 or visit thecoffeefactoryderry.com.

Comedy Nights, third Thursday of every month, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Coffee Factory, 55 Crystal Ave., Derry. No cover. For more information, call 432-6006 or visit thecoffeefactoryderry.com.

Donations are welcome, at the Marion Gerrish Community Center’s Thrift Shop, 39 West Broadway, Derry. Gently used clothing, books, household items, shoes, CDs and DVDs, toys and games, small furniture and appliances, jewelry, linens, kitchen goods and decorations are all acceptable donations. The center does not accept text books, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest (of any kind), National Geographic magazines, computers (including keyboards, CPUs, monitors, etc.), TVs, microwaves, stereo equipment (including speakers), ski boots, car seats, mattresses, or large furniture. The Thrift Shop, which is located in the basement of the center, can be accessed via the side entrance with the blue awning. Due to theft and damage, donations cannot be left outside and are only accepted during normal business hours: Monday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. All donations are tax deductible. For more information about making a donation, call 434-8866 or visit mgccderrynh.org.

Rhythm of New Hampshire Show Chorus, seeks female singers to try their talents with the American art form of a cappella barbershop singing. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays, 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 35 West Broadway, Derry. For more information, call 1-800-696-7351 or visit rnhchorus.org.

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 432-4786 or just come to a rehearsal.

Young Onset Parkinson’s and Caregivers Gathering, meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 17 Drew Woods Drive in Derry. Offers an opportunity for people affected with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s caregivers to connect for support, discussion and camaraderie. Attendees can help each other fill in empty spaces to find solutions and answers together. RSVP to Susan at suzys_mail@yahoo.com.

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 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 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 437-8477.

Tiny Tot Classes, 10 a.m. on Mondays or Fridays at the Taylor Library, 49 East Derry Road, Derry. For ages 6 months to 2 years. For more information, call 432-7186 or visit taylorlibrary.org.

Story hours, at the Taylor Library, 49 East Derry Road, Derry. For ages 2 to 5. Story hours will be held on Mondays at 1 p.m., and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call 432-7186 or visit taylorlibrary.org.

The Creative Women Writers’ Group, meets monthly at the Derry Public Library, East Broadway. All genres and stages of writing experience are welcome. The group will help beginners and assist seasoned writers with marketing their work. Sessions are free. Adults only. For more information, email cwwg2@juno.com.

Creative Woman Writers Group, meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Derry Public Library. All genres welcome, published or not. For more information, email cwwg2@juno.com.

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.

Knitting a Tighter Community, meets Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Thomas Aquinas Center, 26 Crystal Ave. in Derry. Call 432-5000.

Stroller Strides, offers a prenatal fitness program Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon at Gold’s Gym. A postnatal fitness program is at the SportsZone in Derry. Visit online for times at strollerstrides.com or call 300-8669.

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 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 432-0501.

Debtors Anonymous, a 12-step program for those seeking help and support to stop compulsive spending, meets Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway. Call 432-0055.

Parent and Child Play Group, meets weekly with local parents and their children. Call Diana at 216-5191.

Leadership Londonderry, is an educational program for Londonderry residents interested in learning more about how town and school governments work. The curriculum includes presentations by each town department head and representatives of each board or commission. The class meets once a month from September through May. Anyone interested in the program should contact Town Hall at 432-1100, ext. 120.

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 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 425-1770.

Story Times, 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Chester Public Library, 3 Chester St., Chester. Hear Miss Diane read some stories and make some crafts. Call 887-3404, email chesterpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit chesterlibrary.com.

The Cooperative Alliance for Regional Transportation, known as CART, is a curb-to-curb transportation system serving the communities of Chester, Danville, Derry, Londonderry, Plaistow, Salem, Windham and Hampstead for those needing a ride for medical visits, shopping or social visits. CART services are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $2 per one-way ride. Reservations can be made during regular business hours by calling 434-3569. Reservations must be made several days in advance, but no more than 14 days in advance.

Story Time, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, at the Griffin Free Public Library, 22 Hooksett Road, Auburn. With Miss Mary. Listen to some fun stories and enjoy a craft, project, or activity. Intended for young children and parents. For more information, call 483-5374 or visit griffinfree.com.

Snake Feeding, 11:30 a.m. Sundays, at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn. Watch the ball pythons eat lunch, learn about them, and touch them. Free. For more information, call 668-2045 or visit nhaudubon.org.

Raven Feeding, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn. Watch the raven get his daily meal. Learn about what these birds eat in the wild. Free. For more information, call 668-2045 or visit nhaudubon.org.

Snowshoe Rentals, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn. Enjoy nature in winter while trekking the trails on snowshoes. Snowshoes are for use on-site only. Limited pairs available for little children. Cost is $8 per pair for members, $10 per pair for nonmembers. Call to reserve if bringing a large party. For more information, call 668-2045 or visit nhaudubon.org.

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 432-7154 or visit nesmithlibrary.org.

Adult Bereavement Group, Thursdays, 7 to 8 p.m. in St. Julie Hall, behind St. Joseph Church, 40 Main St., Salem. The group meetings are free and open to anyone who is grieving due to the loss of a loved one. The meetings are confidential. Call 893-6061 for more information.

Windham Garden Club, meets September through June, third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. at Windham Town Hall.

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 town 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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