Howard to chair the Democratic Committee

The Londonderry Democratic Committee has named David Howard as its chairman.

Howard is a former candidate for state representative and a political consultant by profession who has worked on campaigns on a national, federal, state and local level for eight years.

The goals of the committee are to recruit candidates for the nine state representative seats in Londonderry and Auburn, and the one state Senate seat representing Londonderry, Auburn and Hudson. The committee will provide each of the candidates with the tools necessary to run competitive campaigns, and get out their message to the voters.

Individuals who would like to be involved with the committee or are interested in running for office can contact David Howard at DaveRHoward@hotmail.com or call 818-8528.

Rotary car show includes motorcycles

The Londonderry Rotary's 19th Annual Memorial Weekend Classic Car Show will also include motorcycles this year. The event will be held Sunday, May 30, in Londonderry Square on Route 102.

In addition to classic Mustangs, Camaros, Firebirds, Corvettes, Thunderbirds, street rods and British models, Ford of Londonderry and Betley car dealers will have new models on display. This is one of the Rotary's largest fundraisers and all proceeds benefit the organization's charities. Entertainment, food and vendors will also take part.

The show begins at 11 a.m. and the public is invited. The rain date is Monday, May 31. Admission is $3 for adults, $7 for a family. A registration form can be found at www.londonderryrotary.com. Pre-registration is $10. On the day of the show, between 8:30 and 11 a.m., it is $15. Call Bill Basler at 432-1166 for more information.

Musical history of 'Your Hit ParadeSSRq

Londonderry's Leach Library will host the talk, "Your Hit Parade — 25 Years Presenting America's Top Popular Songs," Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m. Presenter Calvin Knickerbocker will cover the history of the popular music program while featuring original recordings of the songs showcased on its weekly Saturday night show.

In the program, Knickerbocker will focus on the radio and television show "Your Hit Parade" that ran from 1935 until 1959. He will discuss the origin of the show, its evolution, and the vocalists whose careers it helped launch, including Frank Sinatra and Elvis.

The free event is being sponsored by the Friends of Londonderry Leach Library. Open to the public, it will be held in the library's lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

Call to fine artists

Londonderry Arts Council is looking for fine artists to participate in the sixth fine art exhibit on the Town Common on Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Sept. 12.

The cost is $50 per exhibitor and there are first-, second- and third-place ribbons in each category. There is a monetary award for first-place winners only. Artists in the categories of oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, drawing/color pencil and mixed media are eligible.

No computer generated art, photographs (digitally enhanced or altered) and no crafts of any kind will be accepted. For more information, visit www.londonderryculture.org or call Barbara Scott at 434-4799.

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