Bedford Public Library, 3 Meetinghouse Road, 472-2300, email@example.com, bedfordnhlibrary.org.
THE ADVENTURES OF BUFFALO AND TOUGH COOKIE
On Aug. 12 at 7 p.m., the Bedford Public Library will host local author Dan Szczesny, who will discuss his book “The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie,” in which he and his nine-year-old ward, Janelle, spent a year on their quest to complete the little-known New Hampshire hiking list called “The 52 With a View.”
Registration recommended but not required. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.
ONLINE ACCESS TO FREE MOVIES, MUSIC
The Bedford Public Library now has public availability to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com).
Bedford card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.
Contact the library for more information.
THURSDAY THEATER IN THE LIBRARY
Come to the Bedford Public Library on the second Thursday of the month to watch a recent movie in Blu-ray on the big screen. There are two showings: 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. Free. Registration required. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Do you like to play Scrabble or other word games? Join other word game enthusiasts at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.
Use your Bedford library card and PIN to reserve a museum pass online to a wide variety of museums in New Hampshire and Boston.
Passes are picked up at the library.
ONLINE LANGUAGE LEARNING
The language learning service Transparent Language Online is available through the Bedford Public Library’s website. Use audio and visual tools to learn essential phrases, specific words and even a foreign alphabet in your language of choice.
Transparent Language also has a Language and Culture Blog teaching a country’s culture, introducing terms and providing communities of other learners. The program can also be used on your smartphone to learn on the go.
The 3M Cloud Library includes the latest best-sellers for kids, teens and adults, as well as a good selection of nonfiction which your librarians have chosen for you.
The new service can be searched through the library’s online catalog, where you can check out or place a hold on a title. Then, simply open the 3M Cloud Library app on a reader, tablet, computer or smartphone and the book is available for reading.
The library staff thanks the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation and the Bedford Library Foundation for contributing funding for this new service.
E-BOOKS FOR KIDS
“E-Books for e-Kids” has animated talking picture books, including books to learn French, Spanish and other languages, plus puzzles and games.
Visit the library or website for more information.
The deadline for submitting items to the calendar is 5 p.m. Friday. Please send your items to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.
AARP LIFE REIMAGINED CHECK-UPS
Life Reimagined is an AARP program designed to help people clarify where they are and where they want to go in realms such as work, health, relationships, and learning. Could fresh perspectives and simple steps help you reach the life you’ve dreamed of having? Decide for yourself at a Life Reimagined workshop held 6-8 p.m. Aug. 19 at SERESC Conference Center, 29 Commerce Drive. Free. Registration required at bit.ly/ LRsummer.
2015 CONFERENCE ON SCHOOL CULTURE, CLIMATE AND POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT
The 2015 Conference on School Culture, Climate and Positive Behavior Support will take place Aug. 12-13 at the SERESC Event & Conference Center, 29 Commerce Drive. Schedule of events and registration: iod. unh.edu.
BEDFORD GARDENERS TO HOST MEET & GREET
The Bedford Garden Club will host a prospective new member wine and cheese social at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 in the garden located at 11 Federation Road, Bedford. Adults of all ages are encouraged to attend. All that is necessary is a desire to learn more about gardening.
The BGC offers opportunities for friendship, community service, and education in horticulture, conservation and other garden-related subjects. Light refreshments will be served. This is a rain or shine event. Please RSVP to Sandy at 472-8547 or Aurora at 714-4944 by Aug. 10.
September-May, the Bedford Garden Club meets the third Monday of the month. For information about the club’s programs, events, workshops, and community garden efforts: bedfordnhgardenclub.org.
BEDFORD WOMEN’S CLUB NEW MEMBER COFFEE
The Bedford Women’s Club will host a coffee and informational session for prospective and new members from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 19 in the McAllaster Room of the Bedford Library, 3 Meetinghouse Road. Several BWC board members will be there to discuss club activities, various interest groups, and the club’s presence and contributions in the community. Women of all ages are encouraged to attend and learn more about the BWC! Prospective members should contact Terry Chapman at 472-3642 or Marilyn Quail at 472-3731. The Membership co-chairwomen will send prospective members an invitation.
BLACK BEAR HAPPENINGS
David Mills, N.H. Fish and Game Wildlife steward, will discuss "Black Bear Happenings in New Hampshire" from 7-8 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Safety Complex (Fire Dept. training room), 55 Constitution Drive. Free.
This free presentation offers a chance to learn about the natural history of our native wildlife, related research and management activities in New Hampshire, and the federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program that makes the work possible. This presentations is approximately 30-45 minutes long and then there is time for questions and answers. Free. Registration required by Aug. 20.
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 HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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 towntour@ bedfordhistoricalnh.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.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Bedford Falls Assisted Living Community, 5 Corporate Drive, will host its summer concert series at 5 p.m. on the following days. Free. Please RSVP one week prior to each event by calling 471-2555. Information: bedfordfallsassistedliving.com.
Aug. 26: Dan Clark: The Singing Trooper.
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 info@friendsofaine. com 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.
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 suzannerankins@ yahoo.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: president@bedfordmensclub. com, 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 bedford mensclub.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.cellphonesfor soldiers.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.
COPPER DOOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
The Copper Door Restaurant, 15 Leavy St., will have live music from 5-8 p.m. Sundays and 8-11 p.m. Thursdays. No cover charge. Aug. 2: Haley Gowland, Aug. 6: Paul Rainone, Aug. 9: Rick Watson, Aug. 13: Jim Devlin, Aug. 16: Marc Apostolides, Aug. 20: Chelsey Carter, Aug. 23: Brad Myrick, Aug. 27: Rob Thomas, Aug. 30: Brad Bosse. Information: 488-2677 or copperdoorrestaurant.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
IAAP PROFILE CHAPTER
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: email@example.com.
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. Some 1,600 Bedford residents use Nixle to stay informed. 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 (off Hawthorne DrIVE). 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
‘SURF & TURF’ SUMMER SHOW AT ART 3 GALLERY
Art 3 Gallery celebrates the allure of summer with the exhibit "Surf & Turf," on display through Sept. 25. Featuring artwork that embraces the outdoors, "Surf & Turf" takes the viewer on a journey into the colors and images of summer. Information: 668-6650 or art3gallery.com.
HELP MANCHESTER ‘THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX’ WITH PUBLIC ART
In an attempt to beautify the city by infusing art, color and creativity into the urban landscape, NH artists are invited to submit designs to paint on the traffic signal boxes in Manchester’s downtown. This is the second round of the "Think Outside the Box" project, where three to five local artist designs will be selected by jury and then painted onto downtown traffic signal boxes. Each artist will receive a $400 stipend to cover time and materials.
This project is a collaboration between InTown Manchester, The City of Manchester, and Studio 550 Art Center. Deadline to enter is Feb. 22, 2016. Information: 550arts.com or 232-5597 or stop by 550 Arts Studio at 550 Elm St.
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.
10 a.m.-noon Aug. 8: Build a Wigwam (Family Volunteer Day). Free.
6-8 p.m. Aug. 14: Campfire Tales (Family Fun Night).
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. Information: 668-5588 or palacetheatre.org.
NH ANTIQUES SHOW
The 58th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show, presented by the N.H. Antiques Dealers Association, will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St. Admission is $10 . Visitors younger than 30 (with I.D.) admitted free. For details on hours and other special events, visit nhada.org.
WORLD QUILT SHOW – NEW ENGLAND
World Quilt Show – New England, featuring the premiere of the 2015 World Quilt Competition XIX, will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 13-15 at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire, 700 Elm St. Workshops, lectures, Merchants Mall and more. Information: quiltfest.com.
NH RETIRED MEN’S ASSOCIATION
The N.H. Retired Men’s Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 18 for a tour of Manchester’s wastewater treatment facility at 300 Winston St. Members will take a tour of the facility, led by its superintendent Robert Robinson and his team.
The association meets monthly with a social hour and refreshments at 10:30 a.m. followed by the guest speaker. Meetings are normally held at Catholic Medical Center’s Community Health Services Conference Room, located on the lower level floor at 195 McGregor St. It is free of charge and open to all interested men.
For more information about RMA, contact Tom Arnold at email@example.com or 965-3573. Also check out the latest information on our new web site, nhretiredmen.org. RMA also has a computer group which meets the second Thursday of the month as well as a twice monthly (second and fourth Tuesdays) cribbage card playing group. For more information about the computer group, send an email to Bob Chase firstname.lastname@example.org. For cribbage information, call Bob Campbell at 669-4944 or email email@example.com.
ANNUAL TD BANK FAMILY FEST
Intown Manchester and TD Bank will present their third annual free Family Fest from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 22 at Veterans Park , 700 Elm St. This year’s theme is "Where the Wild Things Are" and will feature activities, crafts, healthy snacks and more from local businesses and organizations. There will also be interactive on-stage performances all day. Information: intownmanchester.com.
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.
AUDITIONS FOR ‘PETER PAN’
Manchester Community Theatre Players will hold auditions for the musical "Peter Pan" from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 23 and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24 at Temple Adath Yeshurun, 152 Prospect St. Callbacks are 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26. Auditions are open to anyone age 7 and older. Auditioners should prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song (bring sheet music) . There will also be readings from the script, and learning a short dance number from the show. Performances will be held Nov. 13-22 at the MCTP Theatre. Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Information: mctp.info or call director Alan D. Kaplan at 361-2679. MCTP is also looking for adult men to serve on the flight crew. Contact Company Manager Steve Short at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have interest.
PALACE THEATRE SEASON
Tickets are $25-$45. Three-show subscriptions available for $100. For tickets, call 668-5588 or visit palacetheatre.org.
Sept. 11-Oct. 3: "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" (musical).
Oct. 23-Nov. 14: "The Addams Family" (musical comedy).
Nov. 27-29: "The Nutcracker," performed with a live orchestra.
Dec. 4-22: "A Christmas Carol."
Jan. 22-Feb. 13: "Nunsense A-Men."
March 4-26: "Rock of Ages."
April 15-May 7: "Singin’ in the Rain" (based on the classic film).
June 3-25: "Billy Elliot, The Musical."
COMMUNITY BICYCLE RIDES
Kick off the weekend in style with some live music, a cup of coffee, and a community bike ride. Each Friday cyclists will 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.