Derry Recreation Updates! Spring-Summer 2013

Derry Recreation Updates! Spring-Summer 2013

T-Ball to begin next week
The T-ball program is set to begin the week of May 6th, weather permitting. The minors division (ages 4- 5 yrs.) will play at 6:30pm on Tuesday’s and Thursdays. The major division (ages 6-7 yrs.) will play at 6:30pm on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. Please note that all registered t-ball participants should receive a call from their coach sometime between Thursday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 5th!

For individuals interested in participating in the summer Grasshopper Baseball program (ages 5-9), registrations will begin on Monday, May 6th and conclude on Friday, June 7th. For more information about the Grasshopper Baseball program, please click here!

Summer Registrations to Begin Monday, May 6th
The Derry Parks & Recreation Department will begin accepting 2013 summer program registration forms as of Monday May 6, 2013. Starting today, some summer registration forms will be available on the Town of Derry website including Grasshopper Baseball, Kayak Lessons, Red Cross Swim Lessons, and more! Registration deadlines generally conclude when spaces are filled or at least 48 hours prior to a specific program or event. Please look closely at registration deadlines on each registration form, as many will vary. Please click here! to see the current registration forms available to you! *Please note, summer registrations cannot be accepted until Monday May 6th.*

Zumba’s Back!- Starting this Saturday!
Join the Derry Parks & Recreation Department and instructor Jackie Penrod in the Zumba Movement! Zumba Fitness is a fusion of Latin (and pop) music and high energy dance moves, creating a fun, effective workout program. Classes are based on the principle that workouts should be fun, motivating participants to stick to the program and achieve long term goals.

The spring session will be held at Veterans Hall Gymnasium at 31 West Broadway on Saturday May 4th and will continue through June 15th from 8:30-9:30am! (There will be no class held on May 25th) Classes are $10.00 each or $40.00 for the entire 6 week session. New members are always welcome! For more information click here! Or call the Derry Parks & Recreation Department at (603) 432-6136.

On Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 2:30pm at Alexander-Carr Park, we will be having a fantastic informational session about all of our upcoming trips. A representative from both the Parks & Recreation Department and Collette Tours will be available to answer any questions you may have. Registration forms and payment will be accepted for some of the summer and Collette Tour trips at the end of the presentation if space is available.

The following trips will be included in this Save-the-Date! : Maine Lobster Adventure, Southwick Zoo, Family Trip, Fall Foliage Trip, Shades of Ireland, Holiday Trip (If Available), Foxwoods Casino, Canyon Country Tour, & while your with us, help us plan our future trips!

For additional information, please contact the  Derry Parks & Recreation office at (603) 432-6136 or visit the office at 31 West Broadway, Derry, NH  from 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Summer 2013 Family Zoo Trip
Take a trip to Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon Massachusetts with Derry Parks & Recreation Department!  Registration fee includes coach bus transportation and entrance fee into the zoo.  Lunch can be purchased inside the zoo at various locations, or participants may bring a bagged lunch.

Southwick’s Zoo’s animals include an African Lion, African Leopard, Zebras, Giraffes, Rhinoceros, various monkeys, and more!  There is also a deer forest where participants can walk through and get up close and personal with the deer.  Food can be purchased in this area and used to hand feed the deer (be sure to pack quarters for this opportunity as machine accepts quarters only).

The Recreation department will begin accepting registration forms and fees on Monday May 20th for Derry Residents, with a cost of $14.00 per participant and Tuesday May 28th for Non Residents, with a feel of $24.00 per participant. For more information click here! Or call the Derry Parks & Recreation Department at (603) 432-6136.

Kids Summer Kick Off!
The date has been set for Thursday, June 27th 2013 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at MacGregor Park for the Kids Night out Event! Activities are to include a performance the Red Star Twirlers, a children’s musical performance by Mr. Harley & the Strollers from 6:15pm-7:00pm, multiple bouncy houses, face painting, and more! Fun Bounce & Food tickets will be $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. All other activities are FREE! In case of inclement weather, this event will take place at the Adams Memorial Opera House, 29 W. Broadway Derry with some possible event and schedule changes. Please check with the Recreation office for updated information at (603) 432-6136.

This fantastic event is sponsored by: Fun Bounce Inc., Derry Parks & Recreation Department, the Taylor & Derry Public Libraries, the Red Star Twirlers and Sylvan Learning Center

Derry Farmers Market
The Derry Farmers Market is Proud to announce the 4th Annual Summer Farmers Market to begin on Wednesday, June 19th from 3:00pm-7:00pm. The market will continue to take place every Wednesday throughout the summer and will conclude on Wednesday, September 25th. This year’s market will again take place rain or shine at the Derry Municipal Center (Outdoors) 14 Manning Street Derry, NH. Parking is easily accessible and readily available.

At this time the market is still actively accepting vendor registrations as well as Summer Market Sponsors. For additional information, please contact Market Director Beverly Ferrante (603) 434-8974 or visit our website by clicking here!

Here are the many ways fans of the Derry Farmers Market are staying connected: Like us on Facebook at, or join our email list at We thank you for your continued patronage and look forward to seeing you at the market!

The Derry Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing citizens of all ages and demographics with the opportunity to participate in a variety of community programs, events, athletic leagues and activities. Thank you for supporting your local Derry Parks and Recreation Department!

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at