The Salvation Army hosts a free Supper Club for ages 4 through Grade 5 on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 18 Folsom Road. Games, crafts, life lessons, and food are offered. Transportation is available. For details, call 434-7790.
Hampstead Central School presents a workshop with Lynn Lyons titled “Lynn Lyons, Your Child, and You: Working Together to Ease Anxiety and Stress at Home” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Parents are invited to bring their children for this interactive workshop. Bring questions or send them ahead to Jennifer Marino, Central Assistant Principal, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is sponsored by the Hampstead Parent Teacher Student Association.
The Chester Public Library Cook and Share Book Group meets Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. This program is a book group and potluck dinner. The library provides copies of a cookbook, and each participant chooses a recipe from the cookbook and prepares a finished recipe so that all participants may taste a sample. The book for the next meeting is “The Casserole Queens Cookbook” by Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock. Copies are available for cardholders to borrow. For more information, call the library at 887-3404.
The Derry Public Library presents its annual free Halloween event, One Spooky Night, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. One Spooky Night takes place throughout the library and brings local families together for safe Halloween fun. A shadow puppet show will be shown at both 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., and trick-or-treating for prizes will take place at all public desks. Games, fortune-telling and crafts for kids will be offered. Children are encouraged to come in costume.
The Derry Public Library offers a Minecraft Club that meets Oct. 9 and 23, and Nov. 6 and 20 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B for ages 12-18. All levels are welcome.
Families are invited to “Critters ‘N Creatures” at the Hampstead Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. This live animal show is Halloween-themed and features bats, skunks, and pythons. After the show will be an opportunity to get up close with the animals.
The Supervisors of the Voter Checklist will meet at Town Hall on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon to register voters and correct the checklist. Anyone who has not previously registered may do so for the General Election on Nov. 4. Proof of citizenship, identity, and residency is needed, or affidavits may be signed. Oct. 25 is the last day for anyone not previously registered to do so before the November General Election.
The Derry Parks and Recreation Department holds its annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, Oct. 25. A costume parade and contest will be held at Veterans Hall Gymnasium at 11:30 a.m. Prizes will go to ages infant through 12 years for: Most Creative, Spookiest, and Judges’ Choice. Downtown Trick-or-Treat runs from noon to 3 p.m. Participating businesses along West and East Broadway, Crystal Avenue, and Hood Commons can be identified by a large orange jack-o-lantern poster in their window. Trick-or-Treat bags are available at the Parks & Recreation Office and Derry Public Library or at the Costume Parade. For questions, call 432-6136.
The Derry Public Library Teen Space offers a Page to Screen Book Club that meets Oct. 11 and 25, and Nov. 8 and 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A. For more information, call 432-6140 or email email@example.com.
Cindy Ladew, Hampstead Congregational Choir director and Director of the Interfaith Choir, invites any child in kindergarten through grade 8 to join other children in performing at the Interfaith Choir Christmas concerts Dec. 6 and 7. The children will sing a few songs on their own and then sing one number with the adult choir. Rehearsals are every Sunday beginning Oct. 19 at 6:15 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 63 East Broadway, Derry. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the child’s name.
Local artist Margaret Moon Hames has an Opening Reception on Saturday, Sept. 20, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library. Visit with her and view her paintings. Her work includes landscapes, still life, and portraits. She is the President of the Greater Salem Artists Association. Her paintings will be on display through Oct. 30.
Success-by-6, a play group for ages 5 and under, will meet Mondays or Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, 1 Hood Road in Derry. For more information, visit www.salemfamilyresources.org or call 898-5493.
Training for hospice volunteers will take place on six consecutive Mondays, beginning Oct. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Amedisys Hospice of Londonderry, 1 Commons Drive, Building E, Unit 33. Training is free. Call Valerie Arnista at 421-0414 or email email@example.com for more information.
The Chester Public Library hosts a Writers’ Group on Monday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Writers of all levels are invited. New members always welcome.
Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare” or ACA) begins Nov. 15. Derry Public Library hosts certified navigator Katie Mae Stewart on Monday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. She will outline the ACA, the Marketplace where one goes online to choose and enroll in a plan, and changes for the 2014-2015 enrollment period. Consumers who bought health coverage in 2014 will be renewed on their current plan, or one that is similar, if they take no action. Stewart will also mention NHHPP (Medicaid Expansion or New Hampshire Health Protection Program).
For details on the Marketplace, visit: http://www.coveringnewhampshire.org/about-marketplace.
The Derry Democrats monthly meeting takes place at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway. All are welcome.