Derry

Nov. 18

Learn about your mouth, 6 to 8 p.m., a free informational presentation will be given at the Derry Public Library The presentation will include a review of basic dental services, before and after slides, and information regarding links between gum disease and overall health. A question-and-answer session will follow. Contact 434-4090 with any questions.

NOv. 20

Derry Village School annual Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fair highlights include more than 40 crafters, raffle baskets, children's games and activities, baked goods, refreshments and Santa. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Kimberly at 434-0418

Nov. 27

Veterans' Aid and Attendance Seminars, 2 p.m. Located at Birch Heights Independent Retirement Community, 7 Kendall Pond Road, Derry. Free and open to the public. Please register by Sept. 29. Call 425-7755.

Dec. 3

Derry Garden Club MEeting, 10 a.m., at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, 40 Hampstead Road, Derry.The program will be the "Annual Christmas Party and Auction". There will be an optional gift swap and a casserole lunch. Members will donate to the local Food Pantry. Guests are invited to attend and may call 432-2896 or derrygardenclub.org.

Dec. 8

Tools & Techniques to Enhance Your Business Image, 7:15 to 9 a.m. Speaker will be Armand Hebert, Referral Institute of New Hampshire. Located at Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, 29 West Broadway, Derry. Free for Chamber members; $5 for non-members. For more information or to RSVP, call 432-8250 or e-mail derrychamber@earthlink.net.

Dec. 13

Women After Work, 5 to 7 p.m. Learn cooking tips and knife skills by Chef Nicole. Master bartenders will demonstrate how to make the latest drinks and a wine expert will be available for wine questions and samplings. There will be door prizes, giveaways and recipes for attendees. Located at T-Bones, 39 Crystal Ave., Derry. Visit www.t-bones.com.

Jan. 12

Elements of Investing for the Business Owner, 7:15 to 9 a.m. Speaker is Matt Fitzpatrick, Senior Financial Advisor VP of Enterprise Investment Services. Located at Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, 29 West Broadway, Derry. Free chamber members; $5 non-members. For more information or to RSVP call 432-8250 or e-mail derrychamber@earthlink.net.

Feb. 9

Non-Profit Board Governance, 7:15 to 9 a.m. Speaker is Michael Gallagher, SVP Enterprise Bank. Located at Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, 29 West Broadway, Derry. Free chamber members; $5 non-members. For more information or to RSVP call 432-8250 or e-mail derrychamber@earthlink.net.

Ongoing

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, e-mail 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.

Upper Room Parents Support Group, meets Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 36 Tsienneto Road in Derry. The group offers support for parents of teens. Call 437-8477.

Teen Information for Parenting Success — Supporting Teen Families, meet every other Wednesday from 6 to 8 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 on the Go 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.

The Derry Lions Club, meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Marion Gerrish Community Center in Derry. Call 234-2731.

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 www.strollerstrides.com or call 300-8669.

The Derry Democratic Committee, meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center. All are welcome. Contact Joseph Donahue at DerryDemocraticCommittee@gmail.com, or visit the group online at www.derrydemocrats.org.

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 Kathy at 432-2853 or 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 Ed Younker at 432-2853.

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.

Londonderry

Friday, Nov. 19

Annual Prism Concert, 7:30 p.m., at Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Performances by Londonderry High School Chorus, Jazz band and Orchestera. Tickets are $10. Light dinner served for table attendees. For tickets or more information, krhan@ourlegalwebsite.com.

Saturday, Nov. 20

Annual Prism Concert, 7:30 p.m., at Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Performances by Londonderry High School chorus, jazz band and orchestera. Tickets are $10. Light dinner served for table attendees. For tickets or more information, krhan@ourlegalwebsite.com.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Annual Prism Concert, 5:30 p.m., at Londonderry High School, 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Performances by Londonderry High School chorus, jazz band and orchestera. Tickets are $10. Light dinner served for table attendees. For tickets or more information, krhan@ourlegalwebsite.com.

Saturday, DEC. 11

Santa Claus at The Londonderry Access Center, 1 to 3 p.m. Tell Santa what you want for Christmas live on CTV-20. Santa will be giving out goodies, telling stories, and kids can even sing their favorite Christmas carols. Located at 281 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. For more information call 432-1147.

ONGOING

Londonderry Leach Library partners with nhsaves, to offer a new service that will help educate consumers on electricity use. Beginning immediately, we will be circulating a CUT the CARBON! kit, which includes a Kill a Watt Meter, energy tips brochure, bookmark, instruction sheet and a survey postcard. Check out the kit for a two-week period and plug in your appliances one at a time to see how much energy they use and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Boy Scout Troop 1910, meets every Thursday 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 Democratic Party, meets the second Tuesday of each month at Leach Library from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. Call Pam Jorgensen at 432-6684.

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.

Chester

ONGOING

Chester Lions Club 35th Annual Community Calendar sale, the calendar includes individual listings of birthdays, anniversaries and memorial dates, as well as community and school meetings and events. Cost $6 each and will include individual listings for birthdays, anniversaries and memorials. Please support your Lions Club by purchasing calendars. Order forms are available by calling Bruce Baker at 887-4424, or e-mail bruce.baker@beangroup.com.

Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee, meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m., at Wason Pond Community Center, 603 Raymond Road. The public is welcome. Call Hilary Hall at 206-4786.

The Chester MOMS Club, new members welcome. Meet other mothers in the area. Daytime activities are planned including park days, play groups, holiday parties, craft projects, and outings to zoos, museums, movies. The club also offers a Mom's Night Out and donates to local charities. Contact Kim at 401-4664 or e-mail kampeterson@comcast.net.

HopeKeepers, a Christian group that provides emotional and spiritual support for those who live with chronic illness, pain or disability. Island Pond Baptist Church, 26 North Salem Road, Hampstead. For more information, call Lucy Gay at 434-9516,

Chester Community Food Pantry, open the fourth Saturday of each month at Congregational Church, 4 Chester St. Those in need of food assistance at other times may call the church office at 887-4799.

Around the region

Dec. 1

One-Act Play: A Tangled Web, noon to 1 p.m. Members of the college's Brick and Mortar theatre group will perform the play "A Tangled Web," a humorous reflection on the information or misinformation we provide about ourselves on the Internet. Free and open to the public. Located at the University of New Hampshire Manchester, third floor auditorium, 400 Commercial St., Manchester. For more information call 641-4306 or visit unhm.unh.edu/events.

ONGOING

Festival of Trees. At Sherburne Hall in the Municipal Center, 6 VIllage Green, Pelham. Entrance fee $5 per person over the age of 12. Raffle tickets can be purchased $5 for 25 tickets. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can use to win a tree. For more information visit SNHFestivalofTrees.com.

Friday, Nov. 26, open 4 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 27, open noon to 9 p.m., visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, 2 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 28, open noon to 5 p.m., visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, 2 to 4 p.m. Bring an item for the Pelham Food Pantry worth $5 or more and get a free sheet of raffle tickets.

Monday, Nov. 29, open 5 to 9 p.m., all senior citizens admitted free

Tuesday, Nov. 30, open 5 to 9 p.m. First Congregational Church English Handbell Choir 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec.1, open 5 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 2, open 5 to 9 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 3, open 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 4, open noon to 5 p.m. Tree winners drawn at 5 p.m.

The Orchard Christian Fellowship Unemployment Support Group, every Monday at 9 a.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Robie House, 183 Mammoth Road in Londonderry, near the intersection of Route 102. The group is open to all and offers encouragement, discussion and resources to help with both the practical and spiritual needs of people dealing with job loss and looking for new employment. Meetings are held in the upstairs conference room. Call 425-6231 or lcarvill@orchardnh.org.

The Vic Geary Foxwoods Casino Trip, a large coach bus will leave at 7 a.m. from the Vic Geary Center every second Monday of the month. The return trip will leave Foxwoods around 4 p.m. The cost of the trip is $32, which includes free bingo games on the ride to Foxwoods, a movie with snacks on the return, Foxwoods coupons for two, $10 Keno play and a $10 food or full buffet coupon. Call 382-8193 or 382-9276. Seats are limited; reserve early.

Toastmasters of Manchester, meets the first, third and fifth Thursdays of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at VHG Labs, 276 Abby Road in Manchester. Visitors are welcome. Call 437-2627.

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.

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To list an event in the Derry News town calendar, send announcements by e-mail to jdiver@derrynews.com, or mail to: Jill Diver, Derry News, 46 West Broadway, Derry, NH 03038.

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