Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar items are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited.

DEADLINE

The deadline for submitting items to the Merrimack Journal is 5 p.m. Friday. Please send your items to neighbors@nashuatelegraph.com at least two weeks prior to the event.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

COMMUNITY FLU SHOT CLINIC

St. James United Methodist Church, 646 D.W. Highway, will host a Community Flu Shot Clinic sponsored by Walgreens from 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 11. Bring your Medicare insurance card for a free shot. If you have other insurance, bring your information and Walgreens will attempt to bill your provider. No insurance? Don’t worry, Walgreens will have "No Charge Flu Shot Vouchers" to entitle you to a free flu shot. For each flu shot given, Walgreens will donate another through the U.N. to a child in need. Information: call St. James UMC at 424-7459.

SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB TRIPS

The Merrimack Senior Citizens Club is sponsoring these day trips. Transportation included in cost. Information/registration: 429-1502 or lorraine_lessard@yahoo.com.

Oct. 13: Friesians of Majesty horse farm tour, Townsend, Vt. Lunch follows at New England House in E. Brattleboro, Vt. Open to the public. $84.

Nov. 4: Foxwoods Casino. Open to the public. $32.

Dec 10: Lunch at Warren’s Lobster House in Kittery, Maine, followed by "White Christmas" at the Music Hall in Portsmouth.

ST. JAMES UMC ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR, CHURCH SUPPER

St. James United Methodist Church, 646 Daniel Webster Highway, will hold its annual Harvest Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17. Homemade knitted, crocheted, sewn and crafted items; homemade baked goods; a silent auction; and flea market . Breakfast, lunch, and dessert items will be available. Following the fair, please join us for our Pork Roast Supper from 5-6 p.m. Tickets are $10; $8 for seniors, $6 for children younger than 12. Reservations suggested. Information/reservations: 424-7459.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Merrimack Historical Society will feature Ted Zalewski for a presentation of "All Aboard the Titanic" at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center on Church Street. This is a program made available a grant by the NH Humanities Council. This goes past the physical facts as Ted explores the personal experiences of many passengers, including some with New Hampshire connections. There will be a short business meeting at 6:30 p.m. before the featured program. The program is open to the public at no charge and refreshments will be served. Contact Anita at 424-5084 for more information.

SCARECROW FUNDRAISER FOR AMERICAN DIABETES FOUNDATION

Scarecrow kits, a Merrimack Lions Club fundraiser for the American Diabetes Foundation, will be for sale while supplies last from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 24 at the Merrimack Public Library. Kits include a face and frame for $20. There will also be a limited number of child-size frames this year. Information: 424-6884

FAIRS

MERRIMACK SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB FALL FAIR

The Merrimack Senior Citizens Club will hold its annual Fall Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center. To reserve a table: Irene at 424-2362.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FALL CRAFT FAIR

The 16th annual Merrimack Knights of Columbus Fall Craft Fair will be held 5-8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 at Mastricola Upper Elementary School, 18 Baboosic Lake Road. There will be about 45 crafters offering a variety of handmade crafts. Jewelry, crocheted items, embroidery, hand-tied fleece blankets, wood items, shell wreaths and ornaments, cloth dolls, doll clothes and more. The event will also include a Chinese auction, bake table and a kitchen serving homemade meals, drinks and snacks. Information: Call John Harrahy at 424-3781 or Warren Hayes at 966-0719, or email at jharrahy@yahoo.com.

RECREATION DEPARTMENT

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department will hold the following events. For more information or to register for an event, visit the Recreation Department at Town Hall, call 882-1046, email mcasparius@merrimacknh.gov or visit merrimackparksandrec.org.

FINANCIAL LECTURE SERIES

Merrimack Parks & Recreation will host a series of free financial lectures presented by Josh Chabot, a financial adviser with Edward Jones Financial.

1-2 p.m. Oct. 22: "Preparing Your Estate Plan." Held in the John O’Leary Adult Community Center.

Space is limited and advance registration is required.

FALL BUS TRIPS AND TOURS

Working in partnership with Tye’s Tours & Travel, join Merrimack Parks & Recreation as we travel to an assortment of destinations this fall. All trips depart and return to Wasserman Park.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24: Blue Man Group and lunch. $109.

Nov. 15-16: Patriots vs. Giants weekend. Rates vary.

Nov. 25-27: Three-day Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade weekend. Rates vary.

Dec. 3: Lee Greenwood’s Tennessee Christmas at Foxwoods. $99.

ONGOING

ADULT CENTER LUNCHES

St. Joseph Community Services offers hot lunches at noon Monday-Friday for seniors 60 and older. Join the group for a nutritious meal, camaraderie and a variety of activities. Held at the John O’Leary Adult Center, 4 Church St. Van transportation available. Information: Michelle Kelliher, 424-2100.

FARMERS MARKET

The Merrimack Farmers Market will be at 526 Daniel Webster Highway, home of Vault Motor Storage. Over 20 farmer/vendors provide you a wide array of fresh vegetables, fruits, baked goods, eggs, meats, wool and locally made products. 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 14. Information: merrimacknh.gov or see our Facebook page at Merrimack Farmers’ Market.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar items are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited.

DEADLINE

The deadline for submitting items to the Hollis Brookline Journal is 5 p.m. Friday. Please send your items to neighbors@nashuatelegraph.com at least two weeks prior to the event.

BROOKLINE

COMMUNITY EVENTS

LIONS CLUB WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE

The Brookline Lions Club will hold a Winter Clothing Drive through Dec. 30. New socks, hats, mittens and gloves will be collected, with drop boxes at the post office and public library. Donations will be distributed through the Brookline Food Pantry and Share in Milford.

GARDEN CLUB

The Brookline Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Brookline Community Church. Doris Lindgren, owner of All-ways Flowers, will present a class on fall flower arranging. Contact Doris at 759-1139 to reserve a spot and assure that there will be plenty of flowers on hand.

FAMILIES

BROOKLINE BEFORE/AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

The Brookline Before/After-School Program is still registering children in grades K-6 for the 2015-16 school year. It offers a stimulating program in the Brookline elementary schools that includes recreational activities, academic support, field trips and enrichments. Information: Sylvia at 801-4802 or SLM724@aol.com. This is not a school-sponsored program.

ONGOING

BINGO FOR ART

Bingo is offered at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Sundays at Big Bear Lodge, 106 Route 13. Proceeds benefit the Andres Institute of Art. Information: 672-7675.

BROOKLINE WOMEN’S CLUB

The Brookline Women’s Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month from September-June at Brusch Hall, at the rear of the Brookline Chapel, Main Street. New members are always welcome. Open to any woman interested in the promotion of fellowship among women through community service and social activities.

HOLLIS

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 www.redcrossblood.org. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17: Hollis Congregational Church, 3 Monument Square.

CLASSES

PET SAFETY LECTURES

Horse ‘n Hound Physical Therapy, 288 S. Merrimack Road, will offer the following free lectures this fall. Information: hnhpt.com or 465-4444.

7 p.m. Oct. 21: Jennifer O’Leary and Cindy Mattingly present Reike for Animals.

7 p.m. Nov. 4: Rhonda Voss presents Pet Behavior Training (including cats).

CAT BEHAVIOR TALK

Rhonda Voss of Always Positive Pet Training LLC will present a class on Clicker Training at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Horse ‘n Hound Physical Therapy in Hollis. Please leave your pets safe at home.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

DAR TO COMMEMORATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF VIETNAM WAR

The Anna Keyes Powers Chapter of the DAR in Hollis will continue its participation in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at its Oct. 13 meeting, with the showing of the movie "The Last Days in Vietnam." The meeting will be held at the Lawrence Barn, with the movie beginning at 2:30 p.m. The public, especially veterans and veterans groups, are invited. Refreshments will be served. The U.S. Department of Defense is sponsoring the commemoration of the anniversary through 2017. The Anna Keyes Powers Chapter is a partner in the commemoration and will hold two commemorative programs each year. Information: annakeyespowers.nhsodar.org.

HOLLIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Historical Society will meet at 7:30 pm. Oct. 15 in the Lawrence Barn on Depot Road. Our program will be "The Concord Coach" by Peter James. Built by Abbot & Downing Co. in Concord, the famous Concord Coaches served both passenger and mail service. Although prominent in opening the Western U.S., they were also used in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South America. With room inside for nine passengers, these handsome vehicles were considered to be the highest quality coaches built. James’ multimedia presentation will include the history of the Abbot & Downing Co.’s 100-year history with photos and description of the remaining Concord Coaches in New Hampshire. A question and answer session will follow. Free and open to the public. Refreshment to follow.

HOLLIS DEMOCRATS HARVEST FEST

The Hollis Democrats will hold their annual Hollis Harvest Fest Potluck 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Road. Enjoy a wonderful evening of a buffet dinner and dance to Jerry Jean and his Guitar Pickin’ Buddies. Speakers include representatives from the Clinton, Sanders and O’Malley campaigns. $20. Tickets/donation: Go to the Act Blue event link at secure.actblue.com/page/fest2015. Information: hollisdemocrats.org or 465-2517.

HOLLIS WOMAN’S CLUB COMMUNITY YARD SALE

The Hollis Woman’s Club is looking for donations of yard sale items in good condition for their Community Yard Sale held Oct. 24 at the Lawrence Barn. Or, you could reserve a space for $20 ($25 with table) and sell it yourself! For information, donations or space reservations: Jeanne Cleveland, "the Yard Sale Queen," at 465-2097 or jeanne3584@yahoo.com.

FAMILIES

FREE CHILD CHECK SCREENINGS

Free monthly child check screenings are available for all Hollis children 2.5-5 years at Hollis Primary School. If you have concerns about your child’s vision, hearing, speech, coordination or development, you may wish to have your child screened by preschool educators and specialists at a child check. Information: tinyurl.com/k8229d4. Appointments: Paula Izbicki at 324-5995, ext. 5968.

BEAVER BROOK ASSOCIATION

These events will be offered by the Beaver Brook Association. Registration required unless otherwise noted. 465-7787, www.beaverbrook.org. Fees are listed as nonmember/member.

HOME GARDENING SERIES

The Home Gardening Series is held 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 28 at Beaver Brook Nature Center. The topics of this series are: Vegetable & Fruit Garden Planning, Healthy Soil for Happy Plants, Garden Fertility, Composting, Container and Raised Bed Gardening, Weeds, Pest and Disease and Good Bugs, Bad Bugs; Season Extension and Building an Inexpensive Greenhouse; and Storing the Harvest and Closing up the Garden. Taught by Ron Christie, of Living Earth Farm. $10; $15 per couple. Ten percent off for BBA members.

FITNESS HIKING

Join us once or twice a week from 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays for a fast-paced hike through Beaver Brook trails and on other area trails. Discover the hidden trails of southern New Hampshire and north-central Massachusetts. The goal is to walk 3 mph, to gain aerobic exercise and to boost our endorphins. Must be in decent shape. Thirty-three weeks for $109/$99; $165 if hiking Mondays and Fridays. We hike in all weather. Led by Beaver Brook education staff. Register at www.beaverbrook.org.

ONGOING

HOLLIS ARTS SOCIETY

Visual and performing artists are invited to the Hollis Arts Society meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Lawrence Barn, 29 Depot Road. Meetings begin with a 45-minute professional development program followed by the business meeting. Information: Linda Bard, president, 1-978-443-9121.

HOLLIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENTS

The Historical Society will hold an Attic Treasures Yard Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month through Oct. 17 in the Ice House behind the Wheeler House at 20 Main St.

The Always Ready Engine House on Main Street will from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of the month through Oct. 18. Featured exhibits are "Farming in Hollis, the permanent Veterans Wall, our mid-19th century horse-drawn hearse and the antique Always Ready Fire Engine and equipment. On the lower level in the spooky basement is the old jail, photos of past police chiefs and the huge old Hollis town safes.

The Wheeler House Museum is open 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Sunday from June through October and 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the year. Learn about the history of Hollis and it’s early settlers and for genealogy research.

The Pine Hill School House on Ranger Road, an original one-room schoolhouse, will be open 1-4 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month from June through October.

HOLLIS SENIORS

The Hollis Seniors Group welcomes new members older than 55. They meet every Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Road. A low-impact exercise class is held from 10-11 a.m. for anyone wanting to come early. You may bring your own lunch or pre-order from Meals on Wheels for $2 by calling the number listed below. They have guest speakers and offer a blood pressure screening at the first meeting of each month. Information: Donna Wardlow, 673-6415.

HOLLIS VFW MEETING

The VFW meets the third Sunday of the month. From April-September, meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Brookline American Legion Post home; from October-March, meetings are at 2 p.m. at Hollis Town Hall. To join or for information: Visit www.hollisvfw.org or call one of the officers, Post Cmdr. Jim Belanger at 465-2301 or Sr. Vice Cmdr. Andy Seremeth at 880-8685.

SOUTHERN NH MONEY CLUB

The Southern NH Money Club is a free nonprofit women’s financial education group open to anyone. It 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.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar items are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited. Items should be submitted at least two weeks in advance.

BEDFORD

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

FALL OPEN HOUSE AT SULLIVAN FRAMING

Sullivan Framing & Fine Art Gallery, 15 N. Amherst Road, will hold its annual Fall Open House from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 9. Featured will be the "Four Seasons," an exhibit of 20 paintings by Shauna Duffy Smith. Information: 471-1888 or sullivanframing.com.

TECHWOMAN POWER BREAKFAST

The New Hampshire High Tech Council will host its next TechWomen Power Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. Oct. 14 at Manchester Country Club, 180 South River Road. Wendy Tirollo, CEO of TRM Microwave, will speak at the event, touching on her unique professional journey from receptionist to CEO as well as her personal servant leader approach to management. Tickets for the Power Breakfasts are $15 and open to all. Register at nhhtc.org or call 935-8951. Early registration is encouraged.

STEVENS-BUSWELL COMMUNITY CENTER BUILDING TOURS

The Bedford Historical Society will offer small group tours of the Stevens-Buswell Community Center building, 18 North Amherst Road, from 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 14 and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 25. The Kendall Shop Museum will also be open to visit. Open to all. Information/questions: 471-6336 or sbcc@bedfordhistoricalnh.org or visit bedfordhistoricalnh.org.

VFW HAM AND BEAN SUPPER

The Richard K. Harvell VFW Post 8401 will hold its annual ham and bean supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Bedford Old Town Hall. The dinner, served by Post members, will feature ham, baked beans, fruit cup, cole slaw, rolls and drinks. The Post is asking for an $8 donation , $4 for children age 6 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Post’s VFW Youth and Scholarship Program, which to date has awarded nearly $40,000 to local post-secondary students.

Contact any VFW member for ticket information. You can also contact Post Commander Gary Backus at 488-1602 about the event and benefits of VFW membership. Tickets will be available at the door.

NHAEA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

New Hampshire Art Educators Association (NHAEA) will hold their annual conference on Oct. 17 at New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester. This year’s theme is "bridging communities." Keynote speakers include Kent Devereaux, NHIA president, and Cynthia C. Robinson, Karl Drerup Art Gallery director. Information: nhaea.org.

COLOR MY WORLD HUMANITARIAN TRIP INFORMATION NIGHT

Bedford’s nonprofit Color My World will host an information night for upcoming summer 2016 international humanitarian trips from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Bedford Library. Future volunteers and patrons will have the opportunity to ask questions and view a brief presentation regarding the efforts being made in Nicaragua and Costa Rica with founder and director, Angela Hughes and program director, Dan Taylor. Information: dolormyworldkids.org or call 860-3274.

BEDFORD LAND TRUST MEETING AND PROGRAM

The Bedford Land Trust’s 25th annual meeting will be held Oct. 22 in the Bedford Library’s McAllaster Room. Business meeting at 6 p.m., followed by social with snacks and beverages at 6:30. Nigel Manley, director of the Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, N.H. will present "Moose and Bear" at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Middle and high school students may enjoy the program and are welcome to attend. Registration is not mandatory, but is appreciated; call 228-1231. Information about the Bedford Land Trust: bedfordlandtrust.org.

ROSS A. LURGIO’S ANNUAL WITCH WAY TO THE 5K

The sixth annual Ross A. Lurgio Witch Way to the 5K will be held Oct. 31 at Lurgio Middle School, 47A Nashua Road. The kids’ 1K race starts at 9:30 a.m. and the adult chip-timed race begins at 10 a.m. Race Day registration starts at 8 a.m. Register at www.lightboxreg.com/ww5k2015?func=&mobile=0.

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 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 Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday School, nursery, youth and adult programming available. 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. The church is at 12 Station Road. 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 at the Bedford Public Library, Meetinghouse Road. 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. 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. Information: Suzie at 488-5741 or suzannerankins@yahoo.com.

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. 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. 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. 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 nonprofit organization dedicated to 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.

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.

"The Power of the Print: Maxfield Parrish" is on exhibit in October. Tour the exhibit with a museum docent at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17.

"Community Conversation: Life After WarTime": 2 p.m. Oct. 17. Join us for an important conversation about the impact that war has on service members. Continue the conversation afterward in the Community Gallery as we celebrate works of art made at the Currier Art Center during the summer of 2015 by children of service members. Light refreshments provided. Free with general admission.

Storytime in the Gallery: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26. Hear a staff member read "Going Places" by Peter Reynolds, then get creative in the studio. Recommended for ages 2-5. Free with museum admission.

ARTalk: Conversation between photojournalists James Nachtwey and Greg Marinovich: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Galleries open at 5:30 p.m. $10 nonmembers, $3 students, free for members. Purchase tickets at currier.org.

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. Free. No RSVP required.

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.

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.

FLORA & FAUNA’ ART EXHIBIT

"Flora & Fauna," presenting nature-inspired artwork by Steffen Poltak and Colleen Pearce, is on display through Nov. 9 in the Derryfield School’s Lyceum Gallery. Artists’ reception is 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 6. The gallery is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Information: derryfield.org.

CLASSES

HARVARD PILGRIM MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN INFO SESSIONS

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to offer Medicare Advantage Plans in Hillsborough County in New Hampshire. To inform Medicare-eligible residents about the plans that are available to them, the health plan will offer the following free seminars at the Yard Restaurant, 1211 S. Mammoth Road: 10 a.m. Oct. 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 12 and 10 a.m. Nov. 30. Additionally, walk-in office hours for one-on-one consultations are being offered at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 650 Elm St., 7th floor, from 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 29 and at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, 100 Hitchcock Way from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 9 (except Nov. 11 and 25). Open enrollment for Harvard Pilgrim’s Medicare Advantage Plan, called Stride, runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Information: 1-855-243-1136 (TTY/TTD (711) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., 7 days a week.

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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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 Oct. 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.

JEWISH FOOD FESTIVAL

Temple Adath Yeshurun, 152 Prospect St., will hold its second annual L’Chayim Jewish Food Festival from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 18. The talented members of the congregation are busy preparing mouthwatering classics such as: Beef brisket slow-cooked in a sweet and sour sauce, sweet noodle kugel, stuffed cabbage, tzimmes, and of course, matzo ball soup. There will also be a variety of kosher lunchmeats and classic Jewish desserts and breads. Free admission, food prices vary.

GOVERNOR’S ARTS AWARDS AT NHIA

As part of its 50-year anniversary of supporting the arts in New Hampshire, the N.H. State Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards. The awards will be formally presented at a celebration from 5-7 p. m. Oct. 21 at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. The Governor’s Arts Awards celebration is open to the public but seating is limited. Admission to the cocktail reception and event are being sold through a partnership with the Palace Theatre; tickets are $25 and will not be sold at the door. Visit palacetheatre.org/event-detail/2015-10-21/2015-governor-s-arts-awards/54585/ or call 668-5588 to order.

CONCERTS

ORGAN RECITAL AT FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

An organ recital presented by Adam Peithmann, director of music ministry at First Congregational Church, will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the church, located at 508 Union St. A free-will offereing will be taken to support the organ maintenance fund. Childcare is also available. Information: fccmanchesternh.org or 625-5093.

FILMS

LIBRARY ANNOUNCES 2015-16 LINEUP OF SILENT FILMS

Silent film with live music continues at the Manchester City Library with the release of the 2015-16 season schedule. All screenings begin at 6 p.m. The public is welcome and admission is free, with a donation of $5 suggested to help defray expenses. Live music for all screenings is provided by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based silent film accompanist. Information: 624-6550 or manchester.lib.nh.us.

Nov. 10: "My Friend from India" (1927).

Dec. 1: "The Road to Yesterday" (1925).

Feb. 2: "Wild Orchids" (1929)

March 1: "Tentacles of the North" (1926) and "The Phantom Flyer" (1928).

April 5: "Old San Francisco" (1927).

May 3: "The Cheat" (1915) and "Shattered Dreams" (1919).

June 7: "The Rag Man" (1925).

THEATER

PALACE THEATRE SEASON

Tickets are $25-$45. Three-show subscriptions available for $100. For tickets, call 668-5588 or visit palacetheatre.org.

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.