Derry Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts a debate between the candidates for New Hampshire Senate District 19 (Derry, Hampstead and Windham) from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the VFW hall, 17 Railroad Ave., Derry. Regina Birdsell, Republican of Hampstead, and Kristi St. Laurent, Democrat of Windham, will be featured in the debate, which will focus on bills introduced to the Senate this year, with each candidate speaking to the pros and cons of each. Derry resident David Nelson, former Planning Board Chair, will be moderator. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.