Bedford Journal Events Calendar – July 3, 2015
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ALZHEIMER’S – KNOW THE TEN SIGNS: EARLY DETECTION MATTERS
As we age, there can be changes to our memory. Yet, memory loss or behavior changes severe enough to disrupt daily life are not a typical part of aging. Knowing the 10 warning signs can help determine if it’s important to speak to your doctor and get a diagnosis for yourself or someone you care about. Join us to learn the "10 Signs" because early detection matters! Presented by trained Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers from 5-6 p.m. July 9 at Alzheimer’s Association, 166 S. River Road, Suite 210. Group size may be limited. Free, preregistration required. Please call 1-800-272-3900.
BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DVD COPIES AVAILABLE FROM BCTV
DVD copies of the 2015 Bedford High School graduation are now available for purchase from BCTV. The cost is $20 if picked up at the station or $25 if mailed. Please make checks payable to the "Town of Bedford – BCTV" or, if picking up, cash is also acceptable. The station is located at 10 Meetinghouse Road. Copies of all BHS graduations are available as well. So, if you want to order this year’s graduation or previous years, contact the station at 472-8288 or email Bill Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘SUNSTROKES’ ART EXHIBIT AT SULLIVAN FRAMING
Local artist Ann Trainor Dominigue will display 20 new works in an exhibit held at Sullivan Framing, 15 N. Amherst Road, during July. Opening reception is 6-9 p.m. July 16. Information: sullivanframing.com.
BEDFORD ITALIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY
The Bedford Italian Cultural Society will meet July 16 at the Bedford Library for its first summer meeting. The presenter will be Gary Devore, an archaeologist and author. He holds a Ph.D. in Roman archaeology and has been a lecturer at Stanford University and the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has directed archaeological projects in Italy and the U.K. In 2013, he moved to New Hampshire to build a house in the woods and devote the majority of his time to writing about Rome and the ancient Romans. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. but you can come to socialize at 6 if you like! As always, Bedford residency and Italian heritage are not required.
MACY’S SHOP FOR A CAUSE TO BENEFIT BEDFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The 10th annual Macy’s Shop For A Cause – purchase a $5 Shopping Pass for exclusive savings from the Bedford Historical Society. This pass can be used in every Macy’s store on Aug. 29. Contact the Historical Society at 471-6336 or email@example.com to purchase your pass. You can also visit on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon at the schoolhouse, located at 24 North Amherst Road, and pick up a pass in person. Information: bedfordhistoricalnh.org.
BEDFORD TOWN TOUR
Bedford is a town with a lot of history since it was incorporated in 1750. On Sept. 19, the Bedford Historical Society will host a self-guided tour of old houses, barns, cemeteries and sites of historic interest, as a major fundraiser in support of the historical society. To reserve your ticket, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 471-6336. Ticket prices are $25 in advance ($20 BHS members), $30 day of event; free for kids younger than 12. Information: bedfordhistoricalnh.org.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
The Bedford Recreation Department will hold its Concerts in the Park series at 6 p.m. at the Market Basket Bandstand at the Bedford Village Common. Free. Rain location is Bedford Town Hall. Information: bedfordreconline.com.
July 9: 60s Invasion.
July 16: Temple Community Band.
July 23: Rob Oxford – American Troubadour.
July 30: King Chrome Acoustics.
SERESC SUMMER ACADEMY STILL HAS OPENINGS
SERESC Summer Academy for Kids, located in Bedford, still has a few openings. The SERESC summer programming offers an environment where the natural spirit of exploration and creativity is encouraged. Our academy leaders are talented, creative and spirited individuals and include highly regarded teachers from local school districts, a UNH professor, the NH Lego League founder, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center facilitators and a licensed psychologist. Our programs include McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Rocketry, LEGOS – Master Builders, Designer & Publishing, Robotics Programming & Design, Lights/Camera/Action Intro to Digital Media, S.T.E.M. Mixer (3D printer pens, crazy chemistry, egg car crash, Bess beetle races) and Project Chill. To register go to www.seresc.net. Information: email email@example.com or call 206-6800.
FRIENDS OF AINE KID’S TRY-ATHLON
Registration is now open for the third annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon to be held Aug. 16 in Bedford. The only event of its kind in the area, the try-athlon is designed specifically for children ages 4-15 years, in memory of Aine Phillips. Total proceeds from the event will be granted to Home Health & Hospice Care in Merrimack to expand its existing bereavement support services for children in Southern New Hampshire. Event sponsorship opportunities are available and volunteers are welcome. Contact Christine Phillips at 305-3205 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For more information or to register, visit friendsofaine.com or www.facebook.com/friendsofaine.
The Bedford Parks and Recreation Department is offering these classes and activities. Registration is required unless noted. For a brochure with complete program listings, visit the Parks and Recreation office at 24 N. Amherst Road, visit www.bedfordreconline.com or call 472-5242.
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS
Summer Camp Program registration is open. Visit BedfordRecOnline or call the Recreation Department at 472-5242.
Yoga with Robert: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays or 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
Zumba Gold drop-in classes are at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
Horseback riding lessons are offered at Walnut Hollow Farm in Amherst. Two programs: "Young Riders" for ages 6-18 and adult riding classes for 21 and older. To register, call Walnut Hollow Farm at 320-8530.
BETHANY COVENANT CHURCH
Bethany Covenant Church, 1 Covenant Way, holds Sunday services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Information: 472-5545, ext. 7002 or email Rev. J.T. Shupe at email@example.com.
TRINITY LIFE COMMUNITY-BEDFORD FOURSQUARE CHURCH
Sunday worship services begin at 10 a.m. Nursery and children’s programs are during the morning message. There are also many small groups and activities for all ages throughout the week. Free bread is available after the morning service at noon to serve residents in the community who need assistance. The church is at 12 Station Road (off Hawthorne Drive). Information: 622-6306, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tlcnh.org.
Stevens-Buswell Post 54 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month (except July and August) at the Bedford Public Library, Meetinghouse Road. If you are on active duty anywhere in the world or have served during eligible war eras, you’re invited to become a member. Information: Frank Diekmann, 472-4988 or visit post54nh.org.
BEDFORD EUCHRE GROUP
The Bedford Euchre Group is seeking new members for its monthly women’s card game. Come for food, fun and laughter every second Tuesday of the month. We will teach you how to play. Information: Suzie at 488-5741 or email@example.com.
BEDFORD LYME DISEASE COUNCIL
The Bedford Lyme Disease Council holds monthly meetings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Richmond Room at the Bedford Public Library. The Bedford Lyme Disease Council is an organization dedicated to providing information, support and awareness regarding Lyme and the other tick-borne diseases. The meetings are a good opportunity for those dealing with Lyme to learn more about the disease and treatment options. Those without Lyme may want to attend to learn more about testing and interpreting test results, symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention methods. It is important that people arm themselves with the facts so they can avoid the physical and neurological nightmare that can occur if Lyme is not properly diagnosed or treated in its acute stage. Information: David Hunter at 660-3425.
BEDFORD MEN’S CLUB HELP OUR TROOPS
The Bedford Men’s Club has formed a committee with a mission to send packages of snack foods, personal care items, and other comforts to our Bedford-based troops serving overseas or in remote U.S. locations. To achieve our goal, we need the community’s help to identify those who serve to protect America’s freedom. If you have a Bedford family member in the military serving overseas or in a remote location, please send the club his or her name and APO or FPO address. The club will use their contact information only to send packages. We will not share the information outside the Bedford Men’s Club, nor will use the information for any commercial purposes. Please contact the club by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: Bedford Men’s Club, P.O. Box 10338, Bedford, NH, 03110-0338.
BEDFORD MEN’S CLUB
The Bedford Men’s Club meets at Shortys Restaurant in Bedford on Rt 101 the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All men who live or work in Bedford over the age of 21 are invited to attend. The Bedford Men’s Club is a non-profit organization designed to promote the betterment of the community. Our main objective is to help support local educational and recreational youth programs. For more information please check our web site at bedfordmensclub.com or facebook/bedfordmensclub.
BEDFORD LIONS CLUB
The Bedford Lions Club’s monthly dinner meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The Bedford Lions Club, in its 49th year of service to the community, welcomes membership inquiries; for information, call Mike Sills at 472-5516 or visit bedford.nhlions.org.
The Bedford VFW Post meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Old Town Hall, Meetinghouse Road. Veterans who have served in combat zones overseas are eligible. Information: John Kroehler, 624-6836.
CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS
The Bedford Men’s Club is helping the organization Cell Phones For Soldiers by collecting used cell phones and laptops, which are sold and recycled. The cash raised is put into calling cards that are given to soldiers overseas. Drop-off points: Verizon stores on South River Road; town offices; transfer station; and in Merrimack at Shaw’s Plaza at Exit 11. Information: www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com; Dave and Heather Michaels, 471-9130; Steve Wallace, 1-520-255-0714.
COFFEE WITH A COP AND SENIOR CITIZEN TALK
The Bedford Police Department is starting a new Community Policing Program. "Coffee with a Cop and Senior Citizen Talk" will be held 7-9 a.m. every second Tuesday of the month at the Bedford Safety Complex, #55 Constitution Drive. Sit and talk with a Bedford police officer, enjoy a cup of coffee and discuss any issues you have or make suggestions to make Bedford a better place.
In addition, the Bedford Police Dept. will have a police officer assigned to the Community Policing Division on hand to speak with our senior citizens about tips and suggestions on crime prevention. Information: call the department at 472-5113.
HOMETOWN BUSINESS ALLIANCE LUNCHEON
The Hometown Business Alliance hosts a networking luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Shorty’s Mexican Roadhouse, 206 Route 101. Registration required at events.r20.constantcontact.com. Information: 801-8025 or email@example.com.
IAAP PROFILE CHAPTER MEETINGS
IAAP (International Association of Administrative Assistants) Profile Chapter meetings are held 6-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, September through June, at Country Inn & Suites, 250 S. River Road. Meeting is $7 and dinner and meeting is $24. RVSP/information: IAAPNHProfileChapter@gmail.com.
MOMS CLUB OF BEDFORD
The MOMS Club of Bedford is a chapter of an international support group for both at-home mothers and those who work part-time. Most activities are held during the day and are open to children of all ages. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nixle is a free, instant messaging service that gives citizens important police advisories and alerts regarding emergencies, fire scenes, road closures and reopenings, places to shelter during power outages, notices about lost children and elderly, community event advisories and more. These brief messages are sent via texts and emails. An app is available for iPod, iPhone and iPad Touch. Sign up free at www.nixle.com.
A free senior lunch is held at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Trinity Life Community-Bedford Foursquare Church, 12 Station Road. All who are 65 and older are welcome. Please RSVP. Information: 622-6306.
SOUTHERN NH MONEY CLUB
Southern NH Money Club is a free nonprofit women’s financial education group is open to anyone and meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Charles Schwab, 2 Cellu Drive, Nashua. A broad range of personal financial topics are covered, including investments, money’s effect on relationships, social security, credit, retirement strategies and more. Information: email@example.com.
If you’re interested in hosting a walk in your neighborhood or on one of Bedford’s trails, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 472-5242. Pick the time and date, and the recreation department will advertise your adventure.
Vintner’s Cellar, Sebbins Brook Marketplace, 410 S. River Road, Suite 7. 5-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Information: 627-9463, www.vintnerscellarnh.com.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in great need of volunteers from New Hampshire communities to drive local cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. Volunteers use their own vehicle and set their own schedule. Treatment appointments take place weekdays, primarily during business hours. Information: 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
ART AND EXHIBITS
EVENTS AT THE CURRIER MUSEUM
The Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., will hold these events. Information and complete schedule of events: 669-6144, ext. 108, or visit www.currier.org. Register for classes: 669-6144, ext. 122.
6-9 p.m. July 2: Currier After Hour: Beer Tasting.
"From Birds to Beasts: Audubon’s Last Great Adventure" is on display Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 30. See website for several museum programs relating to this exhibit.
Creative Studio Wednesdays are held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays in July at the Currier Museum Art Center. Participate in a unique art activity each week that explores nature.
11:30 a.m. July 27: Storytime in the Gallery. Recommended for ages 2-5. Free with Museum general admission – kids 12 and under are always admitted free.
Family Saturdays are the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Participate in hands-on art activities, go on a guided family gallery walk at 11:30 a.m., visit the Discovery Gallery or use a family gallery guide. Museum admission is free from 10 a.m.-noon.
A Jazz Brunch is held at 10 a.m. the second Sunday of each month in the Winter Garden Cafe. $6.95-$19.95 ($8.95 for continental only). Reservations highly recommended. Call 669-6144, ext. 110.
Alzheimer’s Cafe is held 2-4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.
Bank of America cardholders get free general admission during the first full weekend of each month. Show your credit or debit card and a valid ID to gain free admission.
Zimmerman House is open for the 2015 season. Tours available at 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. $20 adults, $19 seniors, $16 students, $8 children 7-17. Tickets include Currier Museum admission.
"Lend Me Your Ears" – New accessible mobile tours of 16 key artworks are available at the Currier Museum. The mobile tour is designed to be accessible to all and includes written captions as well as detailed descriptions of each artwork.
NH CREATIVE CLUB EXHIBITION
The New Hampshire Creative Club will present its 27th annual juried art exhibition through July 17 at the YMCA, 30 Mechanic St. The NHCC Annual Exhibition, chosen by an expert panel of judges, celebrates creative excellence and outstanding execution, in nine industry categories: advertising/copywriting; digital and interactive design; fashion; graphic design; illustration; industrial design; photography; student work; and video. Information: nhcreativeclub.org.
Art 3 Gallery, 44 W. Brook St., will host "Color-full," an exhibit of work by 75 artists celebrating the Color-full theme, through July 3. Information: 668-6650 or art3gallery.com.
NEIGHBORWORKS FREE CLASSES
NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire, 801 Elm St., will offer these free classes. For information or to register: www.hometeamnh.org or simply dial 211.
Home Buyer Financial Capabilities classes: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. To register: 626-4663, ext. 2979, or visit hometeamnh.org.
The Amoskeag Fishways, 6 Fletcher St., will offer these programs. Advance registration with payment required for all programs. Register: www.amoskeagfishways.org or 626-3474.
9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, July 9-30: Fishways Family Adventures. $10 per family.
PALACE THEATRE SUMMER CAMP
The Palace Theatre invites your child to jump onstage this summer by signing up for the Palace Youth Theatre’s 2015 Summer Camp. Camp, held in four two-week sessions which run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, are geared for all skill levels for grades 2-12 and culminate in a fully staged performance on the Palace Theatre stage. Session starts Aug. 22. Information: 668-5588 or palacetheatre.org.
NATIONAL BUTTON SOCIETY SHOW AND CONVENTION
There will be thousands of special antique and collectible clothing and uniform buttons on display and for sale at the 2015 National Button Society’s National Convention and Show, held July 27-Aug. 1 at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St. The show theme is "The Buttons Are Coming," incorporating New England’s patriotic history as birthplace of our nation. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 per day. Information: nationalbuttonsociety.org.
WOUNDED WARRIOR AMPUTEE SOFTBALL TEAM GAMES
Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) which is comprised of young, competitive, athletic veterans with a variety of arm and leg amputations will play two inspirational games in southern New Hampshire. Admission is $10 for each game; major beneficiaries will be local veterans and their families. Sponsorships are still available; contact Norm Harrison at 321-0461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first game will be held at 7 p.m. July 24 at Holman Stadium in Nashua, home of the Silver Knights, against the NH Nemesis, a Nashua-based, 60-plus softball travel team. Tickets: nashuasilverknights.com or 718-8883.
The second game is at noon on July 25 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, of the Fisher Cats, against a team of local and ‘imported’ celebrities. Tickets: nhfishercats.com or 641-2005.
MADE IN NEW ENGLAND EXPO
The first Made in New England Expo is now taking registrations from businesses all over New England to demonstrate, sample and sell their products and services at the Expo, held October 10 and 11 at the Radisson Hotel/Center of New Hampshire Expo Center in Manchester. Exhibitors are encouraged to introduce their New England products and services to thousands of "gift buying" attendees in a two-day extravaganza that includes entertainment, food, fun and fashion. Information: eventsnh.com or call Leslie Sturgeon at 744-0400 or Nicole Bomba at 626-6354.
LIVE MUSIC AT CACTUS JACK’S
Cactus Jack’s, 782 South Willow St., hosts free live acoustic country rock performances each Thursday from 8-11 p.m. Information: greatnhrestaurants.com.
‘FOX ON THE FAIRWAY’
The Majestic Theatre will present Ken Ludwig’s comedy "Fox on the Fairway" at 7 p.m. July 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. July 12 at the Manchester Community School’s Holy Cross Hall, 2291 Elm St. $10-$15. Tickets: 669-7469 or majestictheatre.net.
‘THE PRINCESS, THE PAUPER AND OTHER STORIES’
UNH’s Little Red Wagon theater company will present "The Princess, The Pauper and Other Stories" at 10 a.m. July 14 and 15 at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial St. Free. Registration required at manchester.unh.edu/summermusic.
‘WHAT’S ALL THE COMOCEAN?’
UNH’s Little Red Wagon presents Haddie the adventurous haddock on her underwater journey in a musical puppet show, "What’s all the ComOCEAN?," presented at 10 a.m. July 20 and 3 p.m. July 21 at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial St. Free. Registration required at manchester.unh.edu/summermusic.
‘WEST SIDE STORY’
The Majestic Theatre will present "West Side Story" Juy 24-Aug. 2 at the Manchester Community Music School’s Holy Cross Hall, at 2291 Elm St. Performances at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday. $20 adults, $15 seniors age 65 and older, $12 for youth 17 and younger. Tickets: 669-7469 or majestictheatre.net.
COMMUNITY BICYCLE RIDES
Kick off the weekend in style with live music, a cup of coffee, and a community bike ride. Lea Panteliodis, owner of vintage clothing store Modern Gypsy and A&E Coffee & Tea employee, is heading up this weekly activity. Each Friday cyclists meet in the courtyard in front of A&E Coffee & Tea, located in the Brady Sullivan Plaza, to enjoy live, local music from 6-7:30 p.m. Then, the group will take off to ride all over the downtown and surrounding areas of Manchester. All skill-levels and bike styles are welcome. Information: 578-3338 or aeroastery.com.
FREE JOB CORPS INFORMATION SESSION
To register for information sessions for unemployed youths ages 16-24 who want to receive free job training, high school diploma and driver’s license, visit the Job Corps Office at 50 Bridge St., Suite 306, call Don at 627-2891 or email Kristin Dube at email@example.com.
French is spoken at the dinner meetings held at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Chateau Restaurant. All who speak French are invited to become members of the Manchester Richelieu Club, a civic club dedicated to helping children with special needs. Information: Walter Parenteau, 964-6925.
SCIENCE ON TAP
Science on Tap is presented by the SEE Science Center in partnership with UNH Manchester and SilverTech. Informal discussions with scientists and experts on relevant science topics. Events held second Tuesday of each month at The Shaskeen Pub, 909 Elm St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Information: 669-0400 or see-sciencecenter.org.