---- — DERRY — Dragon Mosquito Control will spray town and school fields and parks today from 5 to 10 p.m.
Locations to be sprayed include Barka School, Derry Village School, East Derry School, Grinnell School, Hood School, South Range School, West Running Brook School, Alexander-Carr Park, Don Ball Park, MacGregor Park, Rider Fields, Veterans Field, Pinkerton Academy and the Pinkerton practice field.
People may not be present during spraying. The fields and parks will be closed from 5 p.m. today to 5 a.m. tomorrow.
Library hosts cooking program that focuses on herbs
KINGSTON — Kingston Library will host a free cooking program tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Liz Barbour, chief and food educator, shares how to use every inch of a small garden to maximize its beauty and its bounty using herbs as part of an edible landscape. Participants will be introduced to healthy recipes using herb combinations. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two recipes and samples for all to taste. Signup is required.
Visit kingston-library.org or call 642-3521.
Classical duo will perform at Timberlane
PLAISTOW — On Tuesday, tthe Timberlane Performing Arts Center welcomes Mare Duo, the highly acclaimed classical duet featuring Annika (Lueckenergfeld) Hinsche and Fabian Hinsche, two of Germany’s most successful musicians on their respective instruments, mandolin and guitar.
As soloists and chamber musicians they have won more than 20 prizes in international competitions across Europe. Appearing with the Mare Duo will be the New England Mandolin Ensemble, a quartet exploring the classical mandolin quartet format. NEME is directed by August Watters, a professor at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and also features Ted Mann (Keene State), Charles Moser and John Zevos.
The concert will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Call 382-6541, Ext. 3980, to reserve. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Visit the Sporting Expo on Saturday
CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will host a Sporting Expo at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
The Expo is a chance to see the latest hunting and fishing-related products and services, from guns and decoys to scents, calls and fishing gear. Meet hunting and fishing experts and guides and start planning the next outdoor adventure.
See live birds of prey. Enjoy live music by Jim Barnes. Check out canoes, kayaks, boats and four-wheelers. This big outdoor event features dozens of exhibits, demos and hands-on activities. Buy tickets for the giant raffle to benefit the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. Raffle items include a Savage Arms Axis rifle, a trail camera, an upland bird hunt, hand-tied flies and many more prizes.
This is a rain or shine event. A food concession will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Check out ‘The Great Gatsby’ at the library
HAMPSTEAD — Tuesday is free movie night at Hampstead Public Library. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the featured film is director Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel “The Great Gatsby.”
Come to the library for the spectacle of this movie featuring period costumes, modern music, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.
Self-defense class offered in Pelham
PELHAM — Pelham police are hosting a free Rape Aggression Defense class for women.
The class looks at self defense, awareness and avoidance. The course is scheduled for three nights, Oct. 10, 15 and 17. The three-hour class sessions start at 6:30 p.m.
Call Officer David DeRoche at 635-2411 or email email@example.com.
Senior Service Fair is coming up
PLAISTOW — The annual “Senior Service Fair” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Plaistow Fish and Game Club.
This year, 100 organizations and businesses have been invited to share with seniors and their families the service they offer.
There will be presentations from select organizations on the topics of senior safety, muscle mobility, wellness programs and more.
The Timberlane Middle School Student Senate will be on hand to serve refreshments and help attendees find information.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Recreation at 382-5200, Ext. 18.
Learn all about therapy horses
KINGSTON — Join Wings and Hooves Therapeutic Riding Inc. and learn all about their therapy horses on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. Signup is required.
These horse heroes dedicate their lives to helping humans. Learn about Mr. Wise Guy, Lady, Kirkie, Gem, Khlassic Statementt, Loki, Big Doll, BoBo, and SS Lord of the Dance.
Visit kingston-library.org or call 642-3521.
Newton collects household hazardous waste
NEWTON — The town will host its Household Hazardous Waste Day collection Saturday, Sept. 28.
The collection will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the transfer station and recycling center. No waste will be accepted from businesses.
Items to be accepted include paints, varnishes, flammable liquids and solvents, aerosols, pesticides, batteries,mercury, asbestos and fluorescent bulbs.
Anyone who has questions about what is accepted should speak to the transfer station attendant.