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JANUARY 12, 2012


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Supervisors of Checklist The Supervisors of the

Voter Checklist will meet at the Town Clerk’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 7:30 p.m.; on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to cor- rect the checklist and regis- ter voters, which requires proof of citizenship, such as a passport or a birth certifi- cate, a photo ID, and proof of residency. Affidavits are available in place of missing documents.

Potter’s Bowl Community Caregivers

of Greater Derry hosts its seventh annual Potter’s Bowl fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at Promises to Keep, Route 28, Derry. For a $30 ticket, patrons may select a handcrafted pottery bowl, donated by local New Hampshire artists, and enjoy over a dozen soups donated from restaurants in the Derry area, as well as breads, desserts, and other goodies. Take-away soup will be sold in the last hour of the event for $5. The Red Star Twirlers will serve. Musical entertainment and a silent auction with items donated from New England artists and craftsmen will be featured, with auction items including paintings, matted photography, and handcraft- ed jewelry. Other donations are welcome. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling Caregivers at 432- 0877 or visiting the Care- givers’ office at the Derry Masonic Temple, 58 E. Broad- way during weekdays. For a soup menu, directions, and a list of auction items, visit:

Clothing Ministry Donations of children’s clean, wearable clothing of all sizes maybe brought to 5 Isabella Drive. In addition, baby equipment, sheets, blankets, backpacks, and kids’ shoes are also accept- ed. This is the St. Gianna’s children’s clothing ministry in the Londonderry/Derry

and Manchester commun- ities, and all items collected are brought to established outreach programs and given to the needy. Call Liz with questions at 437-6678.

Chinese Movie Night A free Chinese movie night, with films subtitled in English/Chinese, is cospon- sored by the Derry Chinese School and the Derry Public Library on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8:15 p.m. at the Derry Public Library. Facili- tator is Michael McCorma- ck. Movie date is Jan. 12.

Child Find

The Londonderry School District announces its free Community Child Find Pro- gram for all residents age 2 1/2 through 5 years 11 months who are suspected of having vision or hearing problems or developmental concerns. Child Find takes place at the Londonderry Early Education Program (LEAP) at Moose Hill School, 150 Pillsbury Road on Feb. 9 and April 5. Parents of pre- schoolers are encouraged to make an appointment if they have concerns. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Kathy Kelley at 437-5855, Ext. 7223 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. No child will be seen without an appointment.

Night Out Orchard Christian Fel- lowship is hosting a “Night Out” for parents of special needs children the second Friday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Londonder- ry United Methodist Church. The free program offers par- ents a three-hour respite and the opportunity to socialize with like-minded others while their children and siblings enjoy dinner, crafts, games and playtime. For more information or to register for the program, contact Pauline or Pat McK- ivergan at 425-6231 or send e-mails to pmckivergan-

GriefShare Orchard Christian Fel- lowship sponsors Grief- Share, a weekly grief recov- ery seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. It meets Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the office of Dr. Philip Stebbins at 184 Mam- moth Road Suite 4, London- derry. For more information, call 425-6231.

DivorceCare DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separat- ed or divorced, and is a place to hear information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce. DivorceCare meets every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the London- derry Senior Center, 535 Mammoth Road. For details, call Orchard Christian Fel- lowship at 425-6231.

Job Seekers Support Residents struggling with issues of unemployment, which brings on financial inse- curity, strained relationships with family and friends, as well as discouragement and de- pression, are invited to attend the Job Seekers group, spon- sored by Orchard Christian Fellowship and meeting Mon- days at 9 a.m. upstairs in the Robie House, 183 Mammoth Road. Contact Lee Carvill at 425-6231 or lcarvill@or- for more infor- mation. Others can help by letting the group know about job openings, donating a gift card to a local grocery store, or donating a product or skill to the unemployed.

Kindergarten Registration

Registration is ongoing at Moose Hill Kindergarten. Children who will be 5 by Sept. 30, 2012 are eligible. Two sessions are offered - 8:45 to 11:20 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:05 p.m. The session is determined by the child’s address. The school cannot change sessions for day care locations. Enrollment may be done in person

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weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the school, by calling the school at 437- 5855, or e-mailing kin- dergarten director Bonnie Breithaupt at bbreith- When requesting a registra- tion packet, parents or guardians should include the child’s name, birth date and Londonderry address.

Adult Program A Midwinter Program of Songs and Stories with Kate Chadbourne takes place Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Leach Library’s lower level meeting room. This is a program of traditional Irish tunes and tales by Chad- bourne, a singer, storyteller, and poet whose perform- ances combine traditional tales with music for voice, harp, flutes and piano. She will present songs on harp and piano, and tunes on Irish flute and whistles, and will sing in both Irish and English. The free event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. Light refresh- ments will be served.

Contra Dance

A New England Contra Dance takes place Jan. 13 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Mayflower Grange (London- derry Senior Center), 535 Mammoth Road. Families are welcome, and a partner is not needed. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors,

Chris “Mr. Steer” George, second from right,

was recognized for the contributions from his business, Mr. Steer’s Meats, to the Henry J. Sweeney American Legion Post #2 of Manchester on Friday afternoon. He received a plaque from Adjutant Commander Mike Lopez, left; Sue Bessette, Ladies Auxiliary secretary; and Post Commander Dave Jobin. Photo by Chris Paul

and $3 for ages 12 and under. For more informa- tion, call 529-1586 or email:

Children’s Bingo Leach Library is open on

Martin Luther King Day, and the Children’s Room will be hosting two sessions of “Book Bingo.” Come to the library on Monday, Jan. 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. to play a fun picture version of the popular game. Every child who par- ticipates will win and be able to choose books from the special selection table. Each session is open to 50 participants. Advance regis- tration is required. To regis- ter, call 432-1127, or come by the Children’s Room.

Teacher Talent Show The third annual Lon-

donderry High School Teacher Talent Show takes place Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the high school café. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Snow date is Thursday, Feb. 2.

Relay for Life

Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. is the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Greater Derry/Londonderry kick-off event at the Searles School and Chapel in Windham. Relay for Life of Greater Derry/Londonderry, held June 22 at the Pinkerton Acad- emy track, is an overnight team event where team mem- bers raise money for cancer

research and patient support programs. Any survivor, care- giver, or anyone else touched by cancer is invited to fight back at this year’s Relay For Life of Greater Derry/London- derry. To find out more infor- mation or to RSVP for the Relay Kick-off, contact Brigit Ryan at Brigit.Ryan@c- or 471-4113.

Lacrosse Skills & Drills The Londonderry Youth

Lacrosse Association (LYLA) is offering a four-week Skills & Drills Session for new and existing players at the Sportzone in Derry begin- ning Jan. 24. The only equip- ment needed is a stick. Cost is $45 for the entire session, or $15 per night. Registra- tion takes place at Matthew Thornton Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Online registration is open at: For financial aid questions, see contact information on the above website.

Winter Programs The Children’s Room at the Leach Library will offer the following programs as part of Winter Session 2: After School Stories, Story Time and Toddler Time. Winter Session 2 will run Feb. 7 through March 1. Ad- vance registration is re- quired and begins at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30. Anyone on the waiting list for Winter Session 1 will automatically

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