CALENDAR

BEDFORD

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CLASSES

LEGAL AND FINANCIAL WORKSHOP FOR CAREGIVERS

The Alzheimer’s Associa­tion is offering a free legal and financial workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Alzheimer’s Association, 166 South River Road. The pro­gram, "Legal and Financial Is­sues and Answers," is designed to acquaint families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and re­lated disorders with the legal and financial issues associated with planning for the long-term care of their relative. Information: alz.org/manh or 1-800-272-3900.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

GARDEN CLUB FALL MUMS SALE

The Bedford Garden Club will sell its show-stopping mums at the Sept. 8 Bedford Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m. (or while supplies last), in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Seton’s Parish, 190 Meeting­house Road. Proceeds from the sale help to maintain the club’s community gardens located throughout Bedford for all to enjoy. Information: bedfordn­hgardenclub.org.

LIONS CLUB DINNER MEETING

The Bedford Lions Club’s monthly dinner meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The Sept. 8 meeting will be held at the Extra Touch Gourmet Cafe, 4 Hawthorne Drive. Feature presentation will be by N.H. Lions Clubs District Governor Henry McKee, representing International Association of Lions Clubs District 44-N, which includes 43 Lions Clubs located in the part of New Hampshire, including Bedford. Information: bedford.nhlions.org.

REPUBLICAN FALL BREAKFAST MEETING

The Bedford Republican Committee will hold its an­nual Fall Breakfast Meeting at 7 a.m. Sept.14 at the Man­chester Country Club. Jennifer Horn, chairman N.H. GOP, and Chuck Morse, N.H. Senate president, will attend. All presidential candidates have been invited to speak. More information about speakers will be forthcoming. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bedfordrepublicans.org or by contacting Chair Valerie Earnshaw at chair@bedfordrepublicans.org.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY DINNER MEETING AND PROGRAM

The Bedford Historical Soci­ety will hold a dinner meeting on Sept. 16 at Bedford Old Town Hall. Social time at 6:30 p.m., dinner and meeting at 7, program at 8. Program topic is "A Glimpse into Bedford’s Farming Past." Free and open to the public. RSVP requested if you are attending the dinner; call 471-6336 or email info@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.

VIOLINIST TO PERFORM AT ITAL­IAN CULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING

The Bedford Italian Cultural Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Bedford Public Library. Social time at 6 p.m. Aurora Pearson will perform on the violin, sharing her rendi­tions of Italian music. All are welcome; Bedford residency and Italian heritage are not required.

CRAFTWORKERS’ GUILD TOWN TOUR CRAFT SHOP

The Craftworkers’ Guild Bedford Town Tour Craft Shop will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18-20 at the Kendall House, 5 Meetinghouse Road (behind the Bedford Library). Free admission and parking. Over 60 juried artisans and craftspeople par­ticipate in this seasonal shop. Information: thecraftworkersguild.org.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY 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 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.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY YARD SALE

The Bedford Historical Society will hold its fourth an­nual "Anything & Everything" yard sale from 8a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church Activity Center, 190 Meetinghouse Road. Spaces available for $30 (no tables are available); set begins at 6 a.m. Forms to reserve your spot are available at bedfordhistoricalnh.org. Yard sale questions: Gwen at 472-3217 or sbcc@bedfordhistoricalnh.org.

RECREATION DEPARTMENT

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.

n 3:15 p.m. Sept. 4: Girls On The Run, at McKelvie School.

n Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 13: Sunday Lunch & Afternoon ESCAPES for Women & Girls (ages 10 and older) : Bike/Hike & Outdoor Photography in Franconia Notch.

n 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15: Tai Chi.

n 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15: Yoga with Robert.

n 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15: Yoga for Children.

n 9 a.m. Sept. 16: Gentle Flow Yoga.

n 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16: Archery – Beginners Family Class.

n 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17: Chair Yoga with Robert.

n Sept. 18: Adult and senior bus trip toBourne Scallop Festival.

n Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 13: Sunday Lunch & Afternoon ESCAPES for Women & Girls (ages 10 and older) – Autumn Hike and Painting Workshop at Pawtuckaway State Park.

n 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 26: Bedford Olde Towne Day.

n 2 p.m. Oct. 18: Adult and Senior Movies. Free.

n 3 p.m. Oct. 21: Bedford Master Lego Builders – NH Lego League.

n 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21: NH Lego League – Intro to Robotics.

n 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24: Hallow­een Spooktacular at Bedford Village Common Park. Free.

n 6:15 p.m. Thursdays: Zum­ba GOLD.

RELIGION

BEDFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road, holds Summer Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. Visit bedfordpresbyterian.org to see a list of all programs and offerings. Information: 472-5841 or email office@bedfordpresbyterian.org.

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 jt@bethanycovenant.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 office@tlcnh.org or visit www.tlcnh.org.

ONGOING

AMERICAN LEGION

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 LYME DISEASE COUNCIL

The Bedford Lyme Disease Council holds meetings on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Richmond Room at the Bedford Public Library. This is a walk-in opportunity for anyone seeking information and/or guidance regarding Lyme and the other tick-borne diseases. There is much misinformation that surrounds Lyme disease. This meeting offers a monthly opportunity to get accurate, helpful infor­mation about this widespread and often debilitating illness. Information: David Hunter at 606-2800.

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.

GREATER MANCHESTER LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP

The Greater Manchester Lyme Disease Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, in the downstairs Activ­ity Room. The meetings provide information, support and guid­ance to those suffering with Lyme and the other tick-borne diseases. Lyme patients are welcome to bring along friends or family if they so choose. Information: David Hunter at 606-2800.

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.

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.

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.

VFW

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 pfariole@hometownbusnessalliance.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, NH is a chapter of the Interna­tional MOMS Club, a nonpro

supporting all moms ,whether at home or working. Our local chapter offers a wide range of activities, including, monthly socials, park outings, play­groups, trips to the farm and Moms’ Nights Out. We are also committed to service projects within our community. Our activities are held during the day, when mothers at home need support. Mothers may bring their children with them to all our activities. Information: bedfordareamomsclub@gmail.com.

NIXLE ALERTS

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.

SENIOR LUNCH

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: mmurphy1030@hotmail.com.

WALKING GROUP

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.

WINE TASTING

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.

MANCHESTER

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.

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 ART3 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.

CMC TO HOST EXHIBIT ON SPIRITUALITY IN HEALTH CARE

Catholic Medical Center will display an exhibit by photog­rapher Matthew Lomanno, produced and published by Parable Magazine, which explores spirituality in Catholic faith-based hospitals in New Hampshire. Lomanno captures spiritual healing in many forms in these works – from a brief moment of anxiety about a routine test to saying goodbye to preterm twins leaving the CMC Special Care Nursery. The opening reception is 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Level C Atrium at Catholic Medical Center, 100 McGregor St. Exhibit will be on display through December.

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.

CLASSES

NEIGHBORWORKS FREE CLASSES

NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire, 801 Elm St., will offer these free classes. For information or to register: www.hometeamnh.org or dial 211.

Home Buyer Financial Capabilities classes: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. To register: 626-4663, ext. 2979, or visit hometeamnh.org.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

ROTARY CLUB’S CRUISING DOWNTOWN EVENT

New England’s third largest classic car show returns to the streets of downtown Manches­ter with more than 500 classic cars and trucks and live enter­tainment on two stages. This year’s event, held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 5, features Dennis Gage, host of the hit cable television series "My Classic Car." Gage will have his cameras rolling as he checks out the classic vehicles on display. Fun for the entire family, this year’s Cruising Downtown features music throughout the day, including Atomic Raygun, who will be taking to the main stage in Vet­erans Park. Join the Manchester Rotary Club for Cruising Down­town and help raise money for Manchester area nonprofits. Donation to Cruising Down­town is $5; children younger than 12 admitted free. Parking is free and handicapped parking is available directly behind City Hall along Franklin Street.fit organization dedicated to

Show vehicle registration is $25 and begins at 7 a.m. at the Brady Sullivan Tower parking lot, 1750 Elm Street , and is first-come, first-served. For more information visit www.cruising­downtown.com.

FUN FALL FROLIC

The second annual Fall Fun Frolic, a 5K race and 2-mile fun run to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Hampshire, will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 at Veteran’s Memorial Park. In addition to the 5K race competitors, the 2-mile fun run will feature teams from Boys & Girls Clubs from around the state. Packet pick-up as well as race day registration opens at 8 a.m. There are prizes for the top male and female masters and overall finishers. Following the Frolic, Veterans Park will be host to festivities including a flash mob, Fire Department displays, onstage performanc­es, and family fun activities. For more information or to register: funfallfrolic.com. Club members can obtain registra­tion forms to participate free of charge at their local Boys & Girls Club.

DAY FOR KIDS

The 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St. It’s a fun, interactive event for kids and adults of all ages. Enjoy free entertainment, a petting farm, children’s activities, mag­ic show, kid’s beauty salon, exotic animals, Big Wheels racetrack, tasty treats and more than 100 special exhibits and displays. The Main Stage features live performances throughout the day. Also, a 15 ft.-long coloring book wall, indoor train ride and fun free games with prizes. Several educational exhibits and displays, from health, fitness, environmental, safety, sports, and arts and crafts. Free admission. Information: 625- 5031, ext. 228 or visit www. begreatmanchester.org.

FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC

A free flut shot clinic will be held 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm St. No ap­pointment necessary. Walgreens is providing the flu vaccine free to everyone who doesn’t have insurance. If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card. Co-sponsored by Wal­green’s and Brookide Congrega­tional Church.

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.

CONCERTS

MANCHESTER CHORAL SOCIETY OPEN SING

The open sing of the Manchester Choral Society will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Grace Epis­copal Church, 106 Lowell St. All interested singers are welcome. Auditions for MCS will be held that day, as well as prior to the first rehearsal on Sept. 14. To sign up for an audition, contact Betty Dunn at CanobieQue@aol.com. For further information: mcsnh. org or contact co-president Liz Sheil at lsheil@ymail.com or co-president Megan Carrier at megan.c.carrier@gmail.com.

CHORAL PROGRAMS LOOKING FOR NEW SINGERS

The Roman Catholic Cathe­dral of St. Joseph in Manches­ter is currently looking for new choristers for its choral programs which begin in the next few weeks. All potential choristers must schedule an interview and audition with Mr. Eric Bermani, Diocesan and Cathedral Director of Music and Organist. He may be reached via e-mail at EBermani@ stjosephcathedralnh.org or by calling the Cathedral Music Office at 622-6404, ext. 31. Digi­tal PDF copies of the 2015-2016 music year, calendars for the choral groups and registration forms may also be found on the Cathedral website, stjosephca­thedralnh.org.

THEATER

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."

RELIGIOUS EVENTS

ECKANKAR WORSHIP SERVICE AND HU CHANT

Eckankar worship service is offered 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month at Holiday Inn, 2280 Brown Avenue. This is a free non-de­nominational service. All are welcome.

A Community HU Chant is offered at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Holiday Inn.

Information: 1-800-713-8944, info.update@eckankar-nh.org or visit eckankar-nh.org.

MOSAIC EXPLORE

Mosaic Explore is a secular, inclusive enrichment program offering homeschool students a place where they can meet to learn, discover, experiment, collaborate and have fun while following their interests. Classes offered in arts, engineering, sci­ence, history, writing and more on Wednesdays in the Educa­tional Center of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manches­ter. Information: mosaicexplore. com or 557-6523.

ONGOING

COMMUNITY BICYCLE RIDES

Kick off the weekend in style with some 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 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 dube.kristin@ jobcorps.org.

RICHELIEU CLUB

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. The Shaskeen donates a percentage of food and beverage sales made at the event to the pro­gram. Information: 669-0400 or see-sciencecenter.org.

BLOOD DRIVES

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 4: Cine­magic Theater, 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8: The Wholistic Pet, 341 Route 101, Bedford.

1:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 10: VFW Post 4368, 1 VFW Way, Milford.

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 15: St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road, Merrimack.

Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 17: Carlyle Place, 40 Route 101 West, Bedford.

2-7 p.m. Sept. 17: Elks Lodge, 120 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua.

2-7 p.m. Sept. 17: Our Lady of Mercy, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack.