Community Events Calendar

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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 redcross

blood.org.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 12: Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside Drive.

1:30-6:30 p.m. July 13: VFW Post 4368, 1 VFW Way, Milford.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 15: South Meadow School, 108 Hancock Road, Peterborough.

AMHERST

CLASSES

PARKHURST PROGRAMS

Souhegan Valley residents 55 and older may participate in programs at Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road. Register or information: Lorraine at 249-1600.

Strength Training (ongoing): 10:30-11:15 a.m. or 11:30-12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. $30 for six weeks. Call to sign up.

Gentle Yoga (ongoing): 8:15-9:15 a.m. Mondays or 10-11 a.m. Thursdays. $30 for six weeks. Call to sign up.

Tai Chi Easy (ongoing): 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays. $5 per class or $30 for six weeks. Join anytime.

Blood pressure clinic: 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, provided by Silvertouch Home Healthcare.

FREE POOL SCHOOLS

Seasonal Specialty Stores located at 120 Route 101A, is offering free classes on swimming pool care. Each one-day class is held on a Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the store. Call 880-8471 or come in to register in advance. For store directions or to take a store tour, visit www.SeasonalStores.com.

Pool Care Lite (Pool School 103): July 12.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

LABELLE WINERY EVENTS

LaBelle Winery, 345 Route 101, will hold the following events. Information or to register: 672-9898 or labelle

winerynh.com.

The Art Gallery at Labelle Wintery: Current exhibit is “The Art of Bob Larsen,” on exhibit through November.

Live Music Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. See website for schedule of musicians.

The Winemakers Kitchen Cooking with Wine Instructional Series. Registration required. upcoming dates: 6 p.m. July 12.

Yoga in the Vineyard, with NH Power Yoga. Upcoming dates: 11 a.m. July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. Choose from class only or class plus wine tasting. Registration required.

6 p.m. July 12: Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking Series – Cheese and Wine Pairings.

Paint and Sip workshops with The Canvas Roadshow. Upcoming dates: 6 p.m. July 19, Aug. 23, Sept. 20, Oct. 25. Registration required.

6-9 p.m.Thursdays: Live music Thursdays.

PONEMAH BOG SANCTUARY GUIDED WALK

Representatives of the Nashaway Chapter of N.H. Audubon will host a free short walk at 10 a.m. July 22 on the trails and boardwalks of Ponemah Bog Sanctuary off of Rhodora Drive in Amherst. Children are welcome. Information: contact Bog Steward Jack Gleason at 673-3177 or westonpond10@gmail.com. This walk with Tom Young will explore Ponemah Bog for some of the unique dragonflies that dwell in the bog.

FREE COMMUNITY SUPPERS

The Congregational Church of Amherst, UCC, 11 Church St., will hold free community suppers from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and Dec. 7. Our mission is to provide healthy food and friendship for all in the local community. We are a welcoming congregation of the United Church of Christ. Games and activities for young children. Freewill offering appreciated. Information: 673-3231, ccamherst.org or facebook.com/ccamherst.

CONCERTS

AMHERST TOWN BAND SCHEDULE

Here is the Amherst Town Band’s summer schedule. All performances are free. Information, and possible additions to the schedule: www.amhersttownband.org.

Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m., York Beach, Maine.

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m., Amherst Town Green.

Monday, Sept. 4, 1 p.m., Milford Labor Day parade.

AMHERST SUMMER

CONCERT SERIES

In the village green Tuesday evenings in the summertime, enjoy the family fun of free concerts.

6:30-8 p.m. July 11: Bedford Big Band.

6:30-8 p.m. July 18: Robert Allwarden and Friends.

6:30-8 p.m. July 25: Shana Stack Band.

6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 1: UNH Story Tellers.

6:30-8 Aug. 8: Amherst Town Band & Movie.

6:30-8 Aug. 15: AWZID Block Party.

FAMILIES

2017-18 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Registration for incoming kindergarten students is now an online process. Parents are encouraged to visit the Clark-Wilkins webpage at sau39.schoolwires.net/cw and follow the quick link to register your student for our full day program. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by Sept. 30.

Preschool is available on a first come, first served tuition basis. Since space is limited, please contact our preschool coordinator at sfinnell@sprise.com. Online registration does not apply to preschool.

RECREATION

Registration required for all programs. Fees listed as resident/nonresident. Programs are added weekly, so check the website often. Amherst Recreation is at 4 Cross Road. Call 673-6248 or visit www.amherstrec.org. The Peabody Mill Environmental Center is on Brook Road, Amherst. Call 673-1141 or visit www.amherstrec.org/info/

activities/default.aspx.

ADULT & SENIOR PROGRAMS

Karate for Adults – 15 week program at Amherst Karate Studio.

Fitness by Riding for Women: $160 include four 1-hour lessons. Held at Mack Hill Riding Academy.

True Potential program is designed specifically for women which encompasses nutrition, result-based workouts and mindfulness. See website for details.

Trail of the Month Outings: Join members of the Amherst Conservation Commission as we kick off a Trail of the Month Outing at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of every month.

Adult Volleyball: 8-10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at AMS.

Adult Basketball: 8-10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at AMS.

ALL AGES PROGRAMMING

Amherst MakerSpace at Amherst Middle School is open to the surrounding communities during non-school hours to build and create projects. We are looking for instructors to expand our class offerings. If you have a particular talent that you would like to share (and even make some money too!), email Amber Ciarcia at

aciarcia@amherstnh.gov for more details.

Adult/Youth Horseback Riding Lessons are open to ages 5 and older at Mack Hill Riding Academy. Four one-hour lessons are $160.

Fun Family Fridays at PMEC: 6:30-8:30 p.m. every third Friday. Fees vary; see website for details.

Full Moon Hikes at PMEC. See website for hike schedule.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Tiny Toes Dance. For boys and girls ages 3-5. Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings. $30/$35.

Wake and Shake, for 12 months-3 years, held 10:30-11:15 a.m. Mondays at PMEC.

I Love Nature preschool classes.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Fairytale Theater, for ages 6-10, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Saturdays at PMEC. Children learn the art of storytelling through theater.

Afterschool karate for grades 1-4. Five week program held 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Homeschool science classes are offered for ages 3-15 at PMEC.

“Feelin’ the Beat” – hip hop for beginners in grades 1-3, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Clark multipurpose room. $60/$65 for 6 week program.

Outdoor Advanture Club (OAK), for grades 2-4, meets 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays at PMEC.

Customized Scout Programs are offered by Peabody Mill Environmental Center. Contact them for more information.

Birthday Party Celebration are available in a wide variety of party themes. Call for details.

BEACH PASSES AND SWIM LESSONS

Join us for a summer filled with activities that will keeping you connected with family and friends, teach you new skills and keep you cool – all at the same time!

The beach will be open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Sept. 2. Seasonal beach passes are $105 per resident family or $145 per nonresident family. Daily gate fee is $4 for ages 12 and older, $2 for ages 3-11. Nonresident fee is $8 and $4. Boat rentals are $5 per hour or $75 for unlimited rentals.

Baboosic Lake Swim Lessons: All 30-minute lessons are scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Baboosic Lake. Group lessons: $45/$55. Private Lessons: $65/ $75.

Baboosic Lake Swim Team: Join the Baboosic Lakers this season! Our swim team offers coaching, technique development and instruction for ages 4-19. Swim team practices are 9-10 a.m. Monday-Friday at Baboosic Lake. $45/$70.

Other beach programs include BeachYoga at Baboosic Lake and Paddle Board Yoga at Baboosic Lake. See website for details.

SUMMER CAMP OFFERINGS

Outdoor Discovery Mini-camp for ages 4 and 5: 9 a.m.-noon through July 28 at PMEC. $90/$115 per week or $475/$595 full summer.

Baboosic Lake Summer Camp, for grades 8: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Aug. 11 (extended hours available). Field trips weekly. $39/$49 daily rate; $150/$190 weekly; or $950/$1270 full summer.

Next Level Basketball Camp for Boys: July 10-14, Grades 3-5 at SHS; July 17-21, Grades 6-9 at SHS.

Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp: This summer, The Outdoor Discovery Camp has gone to full day! Campers in grades 1-6 will take part in games, sports, art, and nature geared around a weekly theme. Come discover the outdoor world at The Peabody Mill Environmental Center this summer! Camp held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 4 (extended hours available).

Adventure Teen Camp: Get ready for a summer of adventure! Campers in grades 7-9 will enhance their community service skills, build stronger relationships, and be a part of a rewarding camp experience. The last week will consist of a overnight white water rafting trip. $240/$280 per week, or $620/$720 per summer.

Wild About Science Camp at MVVS: for grades K-5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 14-25.

CIT Program for grades 9-10: through Aug. 11 at Baboosic Lake or PMEC. See website for details.

Actor’s Conservatory and Youth Theater Camps: several camps are offered for ages 6-17. See website for details.

Young Hacks Academy – STEM Camp: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24-28.

MONTHLY DINER TRIPS

Let’s eat our way through New England this year with our Monthly Diner Trips! Join the Amherst Recreation crew as we depart for some local diner outings. We will meet at 10:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Wal-Mart in Amherst.

ONGOING

ADDICTION RECOVERY

Addiction Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery ministry using the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the recovery literature of AA. Our goal is to provide a healing community of support and recovery for those struggling with addiction, substance abuse or the emotional effects of a loved one’s addiction. We offer a weekly alcohol and drug abuse group at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings at the Household of Faith Extension, 5 State Route 101A, along with individual support for those dealing with a loved one’s active addiction. Information: arcnh.org/ar-meetings or facebook.com/arcofnh.

AMHERST GARDEN CLUB SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS

The Amherst Garden Club Charitable Fund seeks qualified applicants for grants for the 2016-17 year. The club performs many fundraising activities including garden tours, the Memory Tree, plant sale, as well as receiving memorial gifts made in honor of loved ones. Proceeds from these activities are added to our fund and then awarded to local community projects that are consistent with our mission. Our mission is to provide education, resources and networking opportunities for our members to promote the love of gardening, civic landscaping and environmental responsibility. Recent grants have been awarded to the Women’s State Prison Gardening Program, Joshua’s Park and The Mount Vernon Village School Gardening Program. Seniors may also be interested in the various scholarships available. Information and applications can be found at www.amherstgardenclub.org. Questions may be directed to Sheila Steele at sheila_steele@comcast.net. Grants are awarded, and applications are accepted, on a rolling basis.

CHILD CHECK

The school districts of Amherst, Lyndeborough, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton offer free Child Checks for ages 3-5. Specialists screen children’s overall development including speech and language, learning, movement, vision and hearing skills. Call for an appointment. Screenings are also available for children under age 3. Information: Jane at 886-8500, ext. 317.

CHRISTIAN WEIGHT LOSS

Anyone interested in leading a healthier lifestyle and losing a few pounds is welcome to join. Meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at 12 Blueberry Hill Road. A $10 donation is welcome for materials, speakers and training costs. Information: 714-1322 or dale@vmaguire.com.

DRUM CIRCLE

The Tree of Life Temple, 5 Northern Blvd., Suite 8, will hold a drum circle from 7-9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. $15. Rev. Pamela teaches and encourages each person to bring their own unique beat and interweave the sound vibration with those that are in the circle. When this happens something deeply mystical and unifying happens. If you need a drum or have questions, call Pam Nowell at 620-9133. No experience necessary.

DANCES OF PEACE

Tree of Life School for Sacred Living, 5 Northern Blvd., Unit 8, will offer the Dances of Universal Peace from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Dances are meditation and celebration of unity. No experience necessary, each dance is taught. A $6-10 donation is requested. 546-2320 or tolinterfaithtemple.org.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Household of Faith Extension, Route 101A (next to Guitar Gallery), is offering a grief support group session. Meetings are from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 26. Information: email spbratt17@msn.com.

MOMS CLUB

The East chapter of MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) Club of Amherst meets 9:15-11:15 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The West chapter meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Both groups’ meetings convene in the basement of the First Baptist Church of Amherst, 25½ Middle St. MOMS Club of Amherst is a chapter of MOMS Club International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting stay-at-home mothers and their children. Our sister chapters offer play groups, outings, craft days, cookie decorating days, various special-interest offerings (coffee, book, exercise, scrap booking and recipe clubs), a baby-sitting co-op, community service/fund raising opportunities, and a monthly Moms’ Night Out. Children are welcome at all events. Information: sites.google.com/site/amherst

momsclub or amherstmoms

club@yahoo.com.

NEWCOMERS CLUB

Amherst Area Newcomers Club holds monthly meetings and events for a wide array of interests. The club is always open to new members regardless of how long you have lived in the area. Information and a calendar of events: NHNewcomers.com.

SOUHEGAN SPEAKERS

The Souhegan Speakers meet at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce to improve their communication skills. The club is part of Toastmasters International, a program used to enhance speaking and leadership skills in a friendly environment to practice and become more confident delivering your message. Come to a meeting and see how fun it can be. Information:

souheganspeakers.toast

mastersclubs.org.

SOUHEGAN VALLEY QUILTERS GUILD

Are you creative? Do you like to sew? Are you looking to learn a new technique or hone your existing skills? Members of the Souhegan Valley Quilters Guild invite quilters of all levels and interests to one of their monthly meetings: 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the second Friday of each month or 7-9 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Messiah Lutheran Church, 303 Route 101. Guests are welcome at any general meeting. Our friendly group would love to have you come for a visit to meet us in person. Information: nhquilts.org.

MILFORD

ART

‘FROM DINERS TO

DETECTIVES: AMERICAN

VINTAGE & ANTIQUE SIGNS’

New Hampshire Antique Co-op, 323 Elm St., will present “From Diners to Detectives: American Vintage & Antique Signs,” a retrospective exhibit and sale of advertising signs from the 1800s to the present, from July 8-Sept. 30 in the Tower Gallery. Celebrating signage forms in America, this exhibit showcases a wide variety of materials employed by sign makers of today and yesteryear: hand-carved and gilded wood, hand-painted tin, printed broadsides, fabricated chrome, fired porcelain, electricity and more. Reception from 1-3 p.m. July 30. Information: 673-8499 or nhantiquecoop.com.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

TOADSTOOL BOOKSHOP EVENTS

Toadstool Bookshop, 586 Nashua St., will host these free events. Information: 673-1734 or toadbooks.com.

Monthly reading groups include the Eats, Knits & Leaves group for crafters, a Norse Myth & Folklore group and a Science Fiction & Fantasy group. Socrates Cafe, hosted by Simon Farias, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. See website for details.

CONTRA DANCE

Contra dances are held 7:30-10:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month (July 28) at Milford Town Hall Auditorium. Live music by the Milford Musicians. $7 adults, $5 students and seniors, free for children younger than 12. Easy to learn; no partner required. Please bring a pair of clean, soft soled, non-marking shoes to wear dancing. Sponsored by Town of Milford Recreation Department. Information: strumma@aol.com.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE

The Milford Historical Society, 6 Union St., will hold its monthly open house from 2-4 p.m. July 8 and 9. The ongoing military exhibit chronicles the history of Milford residents from the Revolutionary War up to and including the First Iraq War. Also, “The WWII soldier’s” responses to letters written by Winifred Wright’s League of Army and Navy are available for reading. If a relative’s letter is in the collection, we will photocopy if requested. Use the accessible entrance on the driveway side of the building.

SOUHEGAN VALLEY EDWARD JONES BRANCH OFFICE

SUPPORTS SHARE INC. SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Trent Blalock, an Edward Jones financial advisor in the Souhegan Valley, is supporting the SHARE Inc. school supply drive by using his office at 64 South St. as a drop-off location for the school supplies drive. Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours from July 24-Aug. 4. The items needed for the school supply drive include: large, sturdy backpacks, tear-resistant 2 pocket folders, pens, ticonderoga pencils, cases for pens and pencils, calculators, notebooks, rulers, highlighters, glue sticks and tape, 1,2 and 3 inch binders/filler paper/dividers and other supplies. Please note that monetary donations cannot be accepted.

BOY SCOUTS TROOP 4

CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

Boy Scouts of America Troop 4, Milford, has reached a historic milestone – 100 years! The Troop will celebrate its 100-year anniversary with a campout Sept. 22-23 at Shepard Park. There will be a then/now display of Scouting techniques, uniforms, camp, technology and more! The Troop will have historic memorabilia on display and demonstrations of various Scouting skills. A ceremony, to which the governor has been invited, will be attended by Troop 4 Eagle Scouts past, present and future. If you know any Troop 4 alumni or are one yourself and would like to participate, contact either Bob Parker (Troop 4 Scoutmaster) at 759-4436 or scoutmaster@troop4nh.com or Karen Mitchell at 438-3968. The Troop also welcomes any Boy Scout memorabilia or old photographs to display at the event.

CONCERTS

UNION ST. SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

The Union St. Summer Music Series, hosted by Milford Regional Counseling Services and Union Coffee Co., will be held 6:30-9 p.m. on the following dates at the Community House Lawn, 5 Union St. Great music and fun games. July 27: Dylan Szabad and Paul Driscoll. Aug. 24: Jake McKelvie and Will Hatch & Friends.

SOUNDS ON THE SOUHEGAN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Free concerts held 7-8:30 p.m. at Emerson Park. In the event of rain, concerts will be moved indoors to the Town Hall Auditorium. Sponsored by Milford Parks & Recreation.

July 12: April Cushman Band.

July 19: The Island Castaways Band (tropical rock cover band).

July 26: Tom Foolery Band.

Aug. 2: 60’s Invasion.

Aug. 9: The Temple Town Band.

Aug. 16: Studio Two (Beatles cover band).

Aug. 23: Nashua Granite Statesmen.

Aug. 30: Hudson Post 48 American Legion Band.

FAMILIES

CIRCUS SMIRKUS

Join Circus Smirkus as they celebrate their 30th anniversary Big Top Tour with “Midnight at the Museum,” a wild and wonderful adventure through the hallowed halls of a magical museum. Performances at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. July 23 and 24 at Keyes Memorial Field. Presented by Flying Gravity Circus. $25 adults, $20 seniors and students. Tickets available by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS toll-free or at www.smirkus.org. Tickets also available at the Toadstool Bookshops in Milford and Peterborough.

FREE FAMILY FUN DAY

Milford’s annual Family Fun Day will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 29 at Keyes Field. Activities will include live music, professional slippery slide, dunk tank, bouncy house, face painting and free food (served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.).

Family Fun Day always coincides with the annual Milford summer Basketball League 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, which will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Parking is available at the Boys and Girls Club (56 Mont Vernon St.) across the footbridge. Entrance at 45 Elm St.; if that access is blocked, proceed beyond Milano’s’ and before Dunkin Donuts at 127 Elm Street, and take the road to the right. There is no rain date for this event.

Events are sponsored by Light of the World Christian Church of Milford and the Milford summer Basketball League. Information: email prlwcc@yahoo.com.

CHILD CHECK FOR AGES 3-6

The Milford School District has a duty to locate, evaluate and identify any child residing in its district who qualifies for special education services or any child attending public schools who may require Section 504 accommodations or services. Children eligible for special education include those with disabilities who have an intellectual disability, autism, deaf-blindness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, visual impairment or developmental delay and who, because of such an impairment, need special education services. Children eligible for Section 504 accommodations or services include those who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. If you suspect your child has a disability and may need special education services or 504 accommodations, or if you would like more information, call the Milford School District office of special services at 673-6709.

REUNIONS

MASH CLASS OF 1987 – 30TH

The MASH Class of 1987 30th reunion will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 29 at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown. $15 per person, $25 per couple, children admitted free. Email tina.raczek@comcast.net for details or find us on Facebook at “MASH Class of 87 Milford Area Senior High Reunion.”

MASH CLASS OF 1977 – 40TH

Attention MASH graduates of the class of 1977! Our big 40th reunion is planned for Aug. 11-12. We have a huge Facebook group of more than 125 classmates at MASH CLASS OF 1977. They are already sharing memories and pictures and having a lot of fun. More than 100 guests have RSVP’d so far and we are still going strong! Please go to mash1977.com for all of the reunion information and please pass this information on to anyone you know that graduated in the class of 1977 from Milford Area Senior High.

***MASH CLASS OF 1982 – 35TH

The MASH Class of 1982 will hold its 35th reunion on Aug. 12. MashStock will be held 3-11 p.m. at Knight Farm on Stearns Road in Amherst. Tickets are $25 until July 16; $30 after that. Information: mashstock.org.

RECREATION DEPARTMENT

These programs are offered by the Milford Recreation Department. To register or for information: 249-0625, www.milfordrec.com. The office is at 1 Union Square. Prices are listed as resident/nonresident. Registration required for all programs unless otherwise noted.

SPECIAL RECREATION EVENTS:

BBQ & BOOGIE

Bring the entire family down to enjoy a summer night of food, music and fun at Keyes Park. 6 p.m. Aug. 12 (rain date: Aug. 19).

TODDLER PROGRAMS

Toddler Tumbling, for ages 2-5 is Thursdays, 10-30:30 a.m. Four-week sessions. $20/$22.

Tiny Kicks & Power Kickers Youth Soccer Progams, for ages 2-5. See website for session dates. $30/$35.

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Archery Lessons for youth and adults are 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Keyes Park/Bales Gym. $60/$65 per four-week session. See website for session dates.

TEEN /ADULT PROGRAMS

SENIOR PROGRAMS

Coffee Connections meets 10-11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the Town Hall banquet hall. Snacks and refreshments provided. Special program each month. See website for details.

Brunch Bingo is held noon-2 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, March-October in the Town Hall banquet room. Bring a brown bagged lunch and play Bingo. $1 for 2 Bingo cards, product prizes for winners of each game.

BUS TRIPS

See website for details on all bus trips.

July 19: Squam Lake Boat Cruise. $50.

July 29: Patriots Place Day Trip. $49.

Aug. 2: Fosters Clambake. $75. Register by July 24.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Registration for summer programs has begun. See website for additional details.

9 a.m.-noon, July 10-14: Boys LAX Clinic, for ages 7-17.

1-3 p.m. July 17-20: Kids Cooking Camp, for ages 8-13.

Noon-3 p.m. July 17-20: Milford Field Hockey Camp for grades 1-9.

10 a.m.-noon July 31-Aug. 4: Archery Camp for ages 7 and older.

10-10:45 a.m. Aug. 7-10: Basketball Camp for ages 7-9.

11 a.m.-noon Aug. 7-10: Basketball Camp for ages 10-12.

Free Youth Tennis Lessons are offered for ages 5-9 and 10-12 at Keyes Tennis Courts Tuesdays, July 11-Aug. 1.

Game On! presented by Opportunity Networks. For ages 8-13. This program is designed to provide health and wellness activity for the youth of the Milford area that incorporates a model of unity between youth and adults with disabilities. We want those involved to have an opportunity to attempt new activities, games, and develop social skills with new friendships. Held Mondays and Wednesdays. Session 1: July 26-July 19. Session 2: July 31-Aug. 23.

KEYES POOL PROGRAMS

As a part of Keyes Pool Pass Registration, you will gain access to Keyes Memorial Pool for open swim. A Keyes Pool pass is required for participation in all pool programs. Milford Res $20 per pass/$80 family pass (4 or more)/Free for children (ages 4 and younger) and senior citizens (ages 62 and older). Non-Milford Res $40 per pass/$160 (4 or more)/Free for children (4 and under) and senior citizens (62 and older) Day Pass $5 per person/Replacement Pass $5 per card. Register for pool passes online at www.milfordrec.com.

Programs include Youth Swim Lessons for ages 5 and older, Aqua Animals Swim Lessons for ages 3-5, Swim Like a Fish: Parent & Child Swim Lessons for ages 6 months-3 years, Swim Team Prep for ages 5 and older, Milford Keyes Swim Team for ages 4-19 and Senior Water Fitness. The 52nd annual Milford Rotary Swim Meet will be held July 15 and 16.

REUNIONS

SCHOLARSHIPS

THEATER

ONGOING

AL-ANON

Is someone else’s drinking bothering you? The Triangle Family AL-Anon Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays in the Community Room of the St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 442 Nashua St., to help learn to survive and thrive in such situations. Information: 645-9518.

ALZHEIMER’S FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Ledgewood Bay Assisted Living & Memory Care, 43 Ledgewood Drive, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Family Support Group at 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. Information: Phyllis Smith at 672-5037.

FARMERS MARKET

Milford outdoor Farmers’ Market is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 14 at the Tractor Supply Parking Lot in the Granite Town Plaza, 191 Elm St. Live music each week. Nice variety of local products including vegetables, meats, poultry, eggs, cheese, goat milk, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, herbs, cut flowers, body care products, baked goods, baking mixes, spice blends, granola, alpaca products and more! Thanks for shopping farmers’ markets where your money goes directly to the hard working farmer. Information: MilfordNHfarmersmarket.com.

FREE SUPPER

A free community supper will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20 Elm St. The menu includes salad, entree, bread, dessert and beverages. Information: Barbara Smith at 673-6629, or visit uucm.org.

GREATER MILFORD OUTREACH

Greater Milford Outreach seeks to create a network among area human services, schools, court system, church and faith communities, parents and community members. GMO generally meets from 8-9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month (except November and March) at the Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club, 56 Mont Vernon St. Information: greatermilfordoutreach.org or libbywa@charter.net.

FREE COMMUNITY SUPPER

Free community spaghetti suppers are offered each Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Share Center, 1 Columbus Avenue (directly behind the Milford Ambulance Facility on Elm Street). Information: info@sharenh.org.

DISCUSSION GROUP

If you want to talk about philosophy, current trends and try to get at the truth of things, you are invited to join a discussion group that meets at 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Thursdays of each month at the Toadstool Bookshop in Lorden Plaza. Information: 673-6948.

LA LECHE LEAGUE

La Leche League meetings provide mothers with a chance to have an open discussion with other breast-feeding mothers. Pregnant mothers, mothers with babies and toddlers, and other women interested in breast-feeding are welcome. The Milford LLL meets on the second Thursday evening of the month. Information: Alyson at 889-9024.

MILFORD CONSERVATION COMMISSION VOLUNTEERS

The Milford Conservation Commission is seeking volunteers to fill a vacancy on the commission. The commission meets monthly with the purpose to promote the conservation, protection and sound management of Milford’s natural resources for current and future generations. If you are interested, contact the commission at 249-0628.

SACRED CIRCLE/WORLD DANCE

No experience is necessary for the Sacred Circle/World Dances held 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Unitarian Church, 20 Elm St. Information: maryfloyd62@comcast.net

SENIORS FOOT CARE

The Milford Area Seniors will be hosting a Foot Care Clinic, operated by the nurses of Home, Health and Hospice, from 9 a.m.-noon on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months. The cost is $26 and is payable by cash or check at time of the appointment. For low-income seniors, there will be a simple form to be completed for eligibility purposes. Those seniors who are income-eligible will receive their foot clinic care at no cost. The foot care clinic is open to any seniors 50 or older who live in Milford and the surrounding area. Elevator lobby entrance is on Middle Street, and the clinic will be held in the third-floor banquet room. Schedule an appointment with Bess from Home, Health and Hospice at 882-2941. Directions: 769-1009 or go to www.milfordareaseniors.com.

SOCRATES CAFE

Are fate and luck the same thing? If you have an opinion on it that you’re bursting to share, let’s sit down and talk about it. Socrates Cafe meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Toadstool Bookshop.

SOUHEGAN VALLEY INSIGHT MEDITATION GROUP

The Souhegan Valley Insight Meditation Group meets 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 20 Elm St., in the Susan B. Anthony Room on the second floor. $10 suggested donation for the teacher (Dana); however, no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Information: Delia Kostner at 801-6261 or deliakostner@gmail.com, or Richard Klepper at 738-7799 or richard@richardklepper.com. Insight meditation, or vipassana, is an ancient practice for seeing clearly into the nature of our minds and the world around us. Through wise attention and deep self-exploration in meditation we gain insight into the world as it really is, and develop a stable foundation of peace and mental clarity from which we can act in a more skillful, deliberate manner.

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.

TOPS – TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY

We are a support group for people who want to lose weight . We have been in Milford for over 40 years. Our meetings are open to all the surrounding communities. We meet 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Community House, in the rear of the building, 5 Union St. Contact Cathy Gast at 1-508-808-8372 or JoAnn Bonzar at 352-4415.

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MONT VERNON

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

***FREE COMMUNITY DINNER

The Mont Vernon Congregational Church, UCC, 4 S. Main St., will hold its next monthly free Community Dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. July 20. Dinner is open and free to all, donations happily accepted but not required. July menu: Hamburgers, baked beans, tossed salad, chips, plus a 4th of July dessert. Please join us. Information: 673-3500.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM OPEN FOR SEASON

The Mont Vernon Historical Society Museum is open 1-4 p.m. on the second Saturday, June through October. The museum, located on the second floor of the Town Hall, opened 27 years ago in 1990.

A small portion of tea from one of the chests tipped into the harbor during the infamous Boston Tea Party in 1773 is on display this year. Ask a docent how it came to the museum.

Other displays in the museum this year include the recent gift of a David Dutton clock that is unlike others in the collection. Dutton was a mechanic who lived in Mont Vernon and designed and built shelf clocks in the mid-1830s. The inner workings were originally made of wood then later of metal. His shop was where the War Memorial now stands at the corner of Route 13 and Grand Hill Rd. Other clocks of interest include two quite rare antique Nutter clocks. John Nutter apprenticed to Dutton for a few years before moving on to organ making. Look for the recently restored 1858 map of Hillsboro County and see if you can find Mount Vernon! Other exhibits include the window and a bank of mail boxes from the post office that was located behind the general store from 1975-95. Lamson Farm and Grand Hotel memorabilia, and a quilt made by the King’s Daughters’ organization that includes a square that is over 150 years old are also on display. One corner of the museum holds items of interest on the schools that have been in Mont Vernon over the years. There is also a small library in the museum and a selection of historical society books, note cards, sweatshirts, and T-shirts for sale in the museum’s store.

The museum will also be open the second Saturday July through October from 1-4 p.m. There is no charge to visit though donations are accepted.

CONCERTS

ROUND ROOM COFFEE HOUSE

The Round Room Coffee House, celebrating its 20th year, will hold an open mic night, with feature, at 7:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Mont Vernon Congregational Church. $5 donation. All musicians welcome.

FAIRS

FAMILIES

MONT VERNON VILLAGE SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Do you know anyone in town considering enrolling their children in kindergarten or first grade next year? Are you considering sending your child to MVVS next year? Please contact the school office at 673-5141 at this time. We’re working on the 2017-18 budget and want more accurate numbers for those grades. This does not commit you to enroll, but only gives us a more accurate number for projections.

RECREATION DEPARTMENT

SCHOLARSHIPS

THEATER

ONGOING

CRIBBAGE LEAGUE

The Mont Vernon Cribbage League meets at 7 p.m. every other Wednesday at the fire station. Open to all cribbage players. Information: Kirk Pomeroy, 672-7816.

PETERBOROUGH

COMMUNITY EVENTS

MONADNOCK CENTER FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., will host the following events. $3 museum admission; free for children younger than age 12. Information: 924-3235 or monadnockcenter.org.

7:30-9:30 p.m. July 15: Contra Dance in Bass Hall honoring caller Duke Miller. $15/$18.

Through December: “1917: Looking Back One Hundred Years,” a new exhibit of vintage photographs and artifacts.

MONADNOCK CENTER FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., will hold the following events. Information: 924-32354 or monadnockcenter.org.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14: Fairy House workshop.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15: 8th annual Fairy House Day.

7:30-9:30 p.m. July 15: Duke Miller Tribute Dance.

Noon-1 p.m. July 19: Lunch and Learn: artist Abbott Thayer.

TOADSTOOL BOOKSHOP AUTHOR EVENTS

The Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square will hold the following free events. Information: 924-3543 or toadbooks.com.

11 a.m. July 8: Benjamin Ludwig will discuss and sign his debut novel, “Ginny Moon.”

11 a.m. July 15: Phillip Runyon will discuss and sign “Justice Approximated: Dispatches from the Bottom Rung of the Judicial Ladder.”

11 a.m. July 22: Peterborough resident Jeanne Dietsch will discuss and sign “Roots of Grass: What I Heard America Singing While Knocking on 2,000 Doors.”

***TRUMPET GALLERY FEATURED ARTISTS FOR JULY

The featured artists for July at the Trumpet Gallery, 8 Grove St., will be portrait artist Jan Dolan and Trumpet Gallery owner, curator and art instructor, Mona Adisa Brooks. Information: 924-9862 or trumpetgallery.com.

THIRD THURSDAY CAREGIVER SERIES

Scott-Farrar Senior Living will host a Caregiver Series at 5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month (July 20) at its 11 Elm St. This informative and engaging program is geared for those caring for seniors, be it as a spouse, parent, friend, or neighbor. Free. Information: Suzanne Singer at 924-3691 or suzanne.singer@scott-farrar.com or visit scott-farrar.com.

ROTARY CLUB CRUZ-IN EVENT

The Peterborough Rotary Club’s Cruz-in events are held 9 a.m.-noon on the third Sunday of each month (July 16) through the summer in Depot Square. Event is open to all makes and models of vintage or special interest cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles. The event is free to attendees and all are welcome; there is no fee to display a vehicle. Participating Cruzers, who drive in an antique or special interest vehicle, will get a chance at a $25 door prize gift certificate from Kimball’s Restaurant in Jaffrey (drawing held at 11 a.m.). There will be a 50/50 raffle – winner gets 50% of the proceeds and the rest goes to the Rotary Club for distribution to local charities.

In conjunction with Cruz-In for car enthusiasts, an Antiques Market will be held behind the Toadstool Bookshop. Each $20 space measures 20–20′. To reserve a space in the Antiques Market or for other information about the Cruz-in event, call John Kaufhold at 801-8364.

SUSAN PRINCE THOMPSON EXHIBIT AT MARIPOSA

The featured exhibit at the Mariposa Museum this summer is “Boundless: The Art of Susan Prince Thompson.” The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 31, celebrates the role of the artist in community and the creativity of one of the Monadnock region’s most beloved artists and teachers, Susan Prince Thompson.

And twice per month through August, two friends of Susan Prince Thompson – the writer Patrice Pinette and visual artist Susan Brown – will offer “Works and Words” at the Mariposa, a series of art and writing workshops inspired by the Boundless exhibit. Workshops take place from 9 a.m.-noon on July 15 and 26, and Aug. 12 and 23. The fee for each is $60 plus a $10 materials charge. Reservations are required by calling Mariposa Museum at 924-4555.

CONCERTS

PARISH HALL OPEN STAGE

The Parish Hall Open Stage is 7:30-10 p.m. on the first Friday of the month at the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main St. $5 donation at the door. Sign-up for musicians and poets is 6:30-7:30 p.m. the day of event, or sign up in advance by emailing jackkidmusic@gmail.com. Open mic begins at 7:30 p.m., featured performer starts at 8:30. Baked goods and beverages available. $5 donation at the door.

FAMILIES

FILMS

HOLD! PETERBOROUGH COMMUNITY THEATRE

Peterborough Community Theatre, 6 School St., will host the following events. Information: pctmovies.com.

THEATER

PETERBOROUGH PLAYERS 2017 SUMMER SEASON

The Peterborough Players has announced the lineup for its 2017 summer season. July 5-16: “Constellations” (romantic drama); July 19-30: “Arsenic and Old Lace” (comedy thriller); Aug. 2-13: “The Producers” (Broadway musical); Aug. 16-27: “The Doctor’s Dilemma” (drama); Sept. 13-17: “Comedy Tonight!” (special event with comedian Jane Condon and friends).

Children’s plays include: Through July 22: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and Aug. 19-26: “James and the Giant Peach.” Subscriptions and passes are on sale now. Single tickets for the Main Company productions are $39 each. Tickets to the Second Company Shows are $8 for children and $10 for adults. Group rates for 15 or more are available Tickets/information: 924-7585 or peterboroughplayers.org.

ONGOING

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS CHAPTER

The Compassionate Friends Monadnock Chapter hosts monthly meetings supporting the needs of the Monadnock region and surrounding towns providing local support for parents who have lost children, grandparents who have lost grandchildren and siblings who have lost siblings. Meetings held 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the SDE building at 10 Sharon Road. Barry Echavarria, MBA, from Peterborough will be the chapter leader. Echavarria, serving as a volunteer, has lost a child and sibling and hopes to give back to his community to help those families who have suffered loss. Information: compassionatefriends.org, tcfmonadnock@gmail.com or 289-0153.

WILTON

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

‘NURSE IS IN’ CLINIC

A wellness nurse from Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services will be available at the following Nurse Is In clinics where you can have your blood pressure checked and ask health questions. No appointment is necessary, and the service is provided free of charge to residents of all ages. Information: 352-2253 or www.HCSservices.org.

July 10, 1-2 p.m., at Edgewater Estates in Wilton.

July 20, 2-3 p.m., at Ronald A. Philbrick Elderly Housing in Greenville.

FOOT CARE CLINICS

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services is offering a foot care clinic to residents of all area towns. A nurse will be on hand to offer basic foot care from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 10 at the HCS office, 75 Main St. There is a $25 charge for foot care services. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 352-2253.

‘NAVIGATING ADOLESCENCE: UNDERSTANDING THE EMERGING ADULT’

The aurum Foundation presents a workshop – “Navigating Adolescence: Understanding the Emerging Adult” – from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Big Room at High Mowing School, 222 Isaac Frye Highway. Speakers are Dr. Margrit Mikulis and Robert Sim. Cost is $45 before Aug. 15; $60 after Aug. 15. There will be a short break for lunch (not provided; bring a bag lunch). Register at aurumnh.org.

CONCERTS

FAIRS

FAMILIES

FILMS

SILENT FILM SCREENINGS

The Wilton Town Hall on Main Street will hold the following free silent film screenings, accompanied by live music by Jeff Rapsis. Admission free, donations of $5 per person encouraged. Information: 654-3456 or wiltontownhalltheatre.com. This summer’s series is The Birth of the Western.

4:30 p.m. July 16: “Sand” (1920).

4:30 p.m. July 30: “Branded a Bandit” (1924) and “The Iron Rider” (1926).

4:30 p.m. Aug. 6: “Wagon Tracks” (1919).

THEATER

TOWN

VOLUNTEER SOUGHT FOR RECYCLING COMMITTEE

The Board of Selectmen is seeking a volunteer to represent the town on the revived Recycling Center Committee. The committee is working to promote recycling within the member towns and to come up with ways remove as much waste from the stream as possible, thus sending less waste to the landfill and reducing costs. The board is seeking a person who is passionate about improving recycling efforts and in helping to educate people on the advantages of recycling. If interested, email Town Administrator Scott Butcher at sbutcher@wiltonnh.org.

ONGOING

WILTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Wilton Historical Society is located on the top floor of the Gregg Free & Wilton Public Library. The Historical Society Rooms, which house artifacts and displays on Wilton history, are open to the public 1:30-5 p.m. Thursdays year-round. The Historical Society meets on the second Thursday of each month (except March, July and August) at 7 p.m. in the Historical Society Rooms. The public is welcome to attend. The Wilton Historical Society welcomes inquiries from the public on historic or genealogical matters relating to Wilton. Contact them via email at heritage@wiltonlibrarynh.org or visit their website, www.wiltonlibrarynh.org/wilton/whs.asp.

REGIONAL

COMMUNITY EVENTS

AMHERST: PONEMAH BOG SANCTUARY GUIDED WALK

Representatives of the Nashaway Chapter of N.H. Audubon will host a free short walk at 10 a.m. July 22 on the trails and boardwalks of Ponemah Bog Sanctuary off of Rhodora Drive in Amherst. Children are welcome. Information: contact Bog Steward Jack Gleason at 673-3177 or westonpond10@gmail.com. This walk with Tom Young will explore Ponemah Bog for some of the unique dragonflies that dwell in the bog.

AUBURN: MASSABESIC AUDUBON CENTER

The Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, will hold the following events. More information: 668-2045 or nhaudubon.org. Reservations required for all events.

9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 19 and Aug. 16: Coastal Birding. Meet at Hampton Beach State Park. For adults only, please. $6/$9.

Summer camp at the Massabesic Audubon Center will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 18 for children ages 4-12 and Leaders in Training ages 13-15. Details at nhaudubon.org/get-outside/camps/

BEDFORD: ANNUAL FRIENDS OF AINE KID’S TRY-ATHLON

The fifth annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon will be held Aug. 13 at the Bedford Pool. Children ages 4-10 swim 25 yards (no flotation devices allowed), run ½ mile and bike one mile; children ages 11-15 swim 50 yards (no flotation devices allowed), run one mile and bike 2 miles. Open to all kids no matter their athletic ability – we’ve designed it so that everyone is trimphant! Event sponsors, volunteers and donations are always needed and are gratefully accepted. Visit friendsofaine.com or contact Christine Phillips at 305-3205 or info@friendsofaine.com.

For more information or to register, visit friendsofaine.com or www.facebook.com/friendsofaine.

CONCORD: FISH AND GAME CLASSES/EVENTS

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will offer the following classes/events at their 11 Hazen Drive offices. Information: fishnh.com.

Women interested in taking Hunter Education in the company of other women can now sign up for a special Women-only Hunter Education Course offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The course involves self-paced online study and an online exam, plus a required Field Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8 in Holderness. Participants must be age 15 or older. Information: huntnh.com/hunting/hunter-ed.html.

Women who want to learn how to get started hunting ducks and geese can sign up for “Duck, Duck, Goose: An introduction to Waterfowl Hunting,” on Aug. 12 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, Holderness. $55. Register at nhbow.com by July 17.

Women interested in learning outdoor skills in a beautiful setting can sign up for New Hampshire’s fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend workshop, which will take place Sept. 8-10, at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness. The workshop fee of $335 includes two nights of lodging, plus all meals, instruction and equipment use. Participants must be age 18 or older. Register at nhbow.com.

2017 NH Moose Permit Auction is now open. Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation’s website at www.nhwildlifeheritage.org or by calling 496-2778. Sealed bids are due by Aug. 11, 2017.

Ongoing: New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses for 2017 are now available. See website for details.

Registration is open for free youth day programs held in July and August at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Open to ages 10-15, programs include shooting sports, bowhunting and other outdoor skills.

CONCORD: SUMMER BOOK CAMP – COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOP

College-bound high school seniors are encouraged to register for a College Essay Workshop, a four-hour guided learning program, offered by The NHHEAF Network Organizations’ Center for College Planning as part of the organizations’ Summer Boot Camp programming. During this workshop, the organizations’ college counselors will guide college-bound high school seniors as they begin the college essay process. Participants will: Review successful college admission essays; Learn what colleges are looking for in a college essay; Practice brainstorming using Common Application essay prompts; Start composing a draft essay; Receive individual time to discuss essay topic choice with experienced college counselors. Summer Boot Camp – College Essay Workshop will be held 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. daily, July 17-20 at The NHHEAF Network Organizations, 4 Barrell Court, Concord. Cost: $25. Call 800-525-2577, ext. 119 to register. Information: nhheaf.org/summer-boot-camp

DERRY: MAJESTIC THEATRE EVENTS

The Majestic Theatre’s 2017 productions at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, are as follows. Tickets/information: majestictheatre.net or 669-7469. July 28-30: “High Fidelity.” Aug. 18-20: “Lend me a Tenor.”

DUBLIN: YANKEE BARN SALE

Yankee Publishing and local residents will be selling their attic treasures at the 36th annual Yankee Barn Sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 22. The giant yard sale will be in the Yankee Field on Route 101, near Peter Pap Oriental Rugs.The rain date is July 23.

KEENE: CALL FOR EXHIBITS – ART IN THE PARK 2017

Sponsored by the Monadnock Area Artists Association, the Art in the Park outdoor art show is now accepting artists applications for its 60th annual show to be held in Ashuelot River Park, West Street, Keene, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3. This is juried show with cash prizes. Details at monadnockareaartists.org or contact Wendi Hulslander at maaapres@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is July 7.

LITCHFIELD: NEW ENGLAND VOICES IN HARMONY

New England Voices in Harmony, international championship women’s a cappella chorus, will host a “Christmas in July” concert at 2 p.m. July 15 at Campbell High School, 1 Highlander Court. The event will feature holiday music sung by the chorus and quartets, a silent auction, Christmas cookies and a photo booth. It replaces a planned December concert that was cancelled due to snow and ice. Doors open at 1 p.m. for the silent auction. Tickets: $15 adults, $8 children 12 and younger. Information/tickets: 686-sing or visit newengalndvoicesinharmony.org.

LONDONDERRY: BEGINNER SUMMER MEDIA CAMP

The Londonderry Access Center’s Beginner Summer Media Camp will be held 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 10-21. This camp is open to students entering fifth to eighth grade in fall 2017. This is an exciting camp where kids will learn aspects of video production. They will produce a TV show, and have a screening of all their work at the end of the two weeks, for friends and family to see. Cost is $55. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today! Call Erin at 432-1100, ext. 185.

MANCHESTER: REGISTRATION OPEN FOR NH SENIOR GAMES

The Senior Games will offer 15 different events throughout New Hampshire this summer. The games offer individual sports, doubles competition in sports such as tennis and pickleball, and three on three basketball. The games are open to age 40 andup. Sports and events include: archery, badminton, basketball (3 on 3), bowling, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, race walking, racquetball, road race (5k), shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis, tennis and track and field. Register at nhseniorgames.org. The games also welcome sponsors and volunteers, please contact Chris Dugan, director of communications via email at chris.dugan@nhmastersgames.org or call 391-4703 for details.

MANCHESTER: UNITED WAY – OVER THE EDGE FUNDRAISER

A collaboration of community nonprofits are partnering with one another to bring a one-of-a-kind fundraising event to the Granite State. Led by United Way, the collaboration will be rappelling from the 24-story Brady-Sullivan Tower at 1000 Elm St., in Manchester on July 28. Rappellers will fundraise for one of 10 different nonprofits, the proceeds of their efforts going directly to the nonprofit team they have chosen to support. Information: search Live United Over the Edge 2017 on facebook.com/

MERRIMACK: FREE FAMILY CAMPFIRE NIGHT AT CAMP SARGENT

The YMCA of Greater Nashua is gearing up for the summer and wants the Greater Nashua community to join us for some summer fun on Friday nights throughout the summer. We’ll be hosting a number of family friendly events at our many locations. More info to follow soon. We’ll kick off our free community summer series with a Campfire Night held 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 7 at YMCA Camp Sargent, 141 Camp Sargent Road. Join us for a cookout, s’mores, boating, swimming and campfire songs. Free. Open to the public. Pre-registration required; call 881-7778.

NASHUA: FREE IPAD WORKSHOPS

AARP New Hampshire is offering free AARP TEK (Technology Education & Knowledge) educational workshops for those that want to get the most out of their iPads. The four workshops will be held July 22 at the Crowne Place on Somerset Parkway. Intro to iPad is 10-11:30 a.m.; Beyond the Basics is 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Online Safety is 2:30-3:30 p.m.; and Sharing Safely on Facebook is 4:30-5:30 p.m. Registration required; call 1-866-591-8105 or visit aarp.cvent.com/tekgtma. You do not have to be an AARP member to participate. Information on AARP events: aarp.org/nh.

NASHUA: SANDERS/BAE RETIREES BREAKFAST GROUP

The Sanders/BAE Retirees Breakfast Group is seeking all Sanders and BAE Systems retirees and former employees for their weekly breakfast meeting, at 7 a.m. every Wednesday at Denny’s Restaurant in Nashua. We look forward to re-uniting with our former co-workers, and this weekly breakfast group is a wonderful get-together and a great way to see old friends and catch up on old times. Information: MaryAnn Simard at 673-9754 or hvt@frostway.com, or Rosemary Audette at 321-0493 or daveandrosemary@aol.com.

NASHUA: ACADEMY FOR SCIENCE AND DESIGN SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

The Academy for Science and Design (ASD), the state’s top-performing public school and largest STEM-specialty school, is giving students the opportunity to continue learning during the summer while having fun. Their summer programs are designed to engage students entering grades 6-12 in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as programs just for fun! Courses run 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday, from July 10-Aug. 3. Cost is $160 per week (with some courses requiring an additional materials fee). Details at: https://sites.google.com/asdnh.org/summerenrichment/home. Christopher Marsh is the Summer Program Principal, and he can be reached at Chris.Marsh@asdnh.org.

NASHUA/MERRIMACK: 2017 YMCA CAMP REGISTRATION

Running or reading books. Arts or archery. Cannonballs or canoeing. When you count on the Y, you count on a summer of action, adventure and achievement. From traditional and sports camps to high ropes and photography, the Y is here to create experiences that immerse your child in an atmosphere that inspires, guiding them to live healthfully, help others and smile like they’ve never smiled before. Learn more about Y camps at www.nmymca.org.

Camp options include: Camp Spaulding – Overnight Camp (ages 7-15); Camp Sargent (Ages 5-Grade 6); Young Explorers (Ages 3-Kindergarten); Little Investigators (Ages 3-5); Discovery Camp (Grades 1-3); Camp Create (Ages 3 – Grade 12); Sports Camp (Grades 1-6); The Quest (Grades 7-9); The Guides (finishing Grades 9/10).

Please contact the Welcome Center at the Nashua Y (24 Stadium Drive) or Merrimack Y (6 Henry Clay Drive) for information and an application.

PEPPERELL, MASS.: SUMMER BAND CONCERT SERIES

The Pepperell Business Association’s annual Summer Band Concert series and Ice Cream Socials will be held Tuesday evenings, July 11-Aug. 15, with a great 2017 lineup of music at the Pepperell Band Stand. Free. If Tuesday brings rain, we will reschedule the concert on the following day. If Wednesday is also a rainy day, then that week’s concert will be altogether cancelled. Visit the PBA facebook page for schedule updates.

TOWNSEND, MASS.: TOWNSEND MILITARY BAND SUMMER CONCERTS/LAWN PARTIES

The North Middlesex Regional High School Giving Tree will host the lawn party at the Townsend Military Band’s July 6 concert on the Townsend Common. The Giving Tree group will be selling hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, sausage subs, root beer floats, soda, and bottled water to raise funds to support their program. Homemade baked goods will be featured at the bake sale table. There will also be activities for children. The Giving Tree group will have a table set up on the Common with information about their program. Concert held from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

TOWNSEND, MASS.: ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR

Attention artists, artisans and crafters! It’s time to send in an application for the Townsend Historical Society’s 34th annual Arts and Crafts Fair to be held Sept. 16 and 17 on the historic Townsend Common. Spaces are 10-by-15 feet, and the fee is $60 for one or both days. For an application form/information: contact the Townsend Historical Society at 1-978-597-2106 or visit www.townsendhistoricalsociety.org. The Fair is juried to ensure all work is handmade.

WINDHAM REC. SUMMER CONCERTS

Starred items are part of Windham’s 275th Celebration. Information: windham.recdesk.com or windhamnh.gov.

6:30-8 p.m. July 13 at Griffin Park: StreetSong.

4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Searles Chapel: Windham Community Band/Concert Band.

6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Griffin Park: Amy Conley and Friends – “Barn Dance.”

5:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Griffin Park: Nicole Knox Murphy. Held before the Movie in the Park (“Moana”).

Noon-1 p.m. Aug. 12 at Windham High School: Steve Blunt and Friends.

AROUND THE REGION

GATE CITY CHARTER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS SEEKING NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Gate City Charter School for the Arts in Merrimack is searching for new members for its Board of Trustees. The board provides oversight and guidance for the school. The tuition-free public charter school opened its doors in 2014 and is currently authorized to provide an education for up to 180 New Hampshire students in grades k-8. The mission of the Gate City Charter School for the Arts is to use an arts-integrated curriculum to educate all interested students in grades K-8, to produce graduates who excel in both academics and the arts and have the knowledge, creativity and inquisitive nature that foster a life-long love of learning.

The board is a group of 11 members who provide professional expertise in the oversight of the school and who make decisions regarding finances, school resources and policies. The school is seeking professionals who have an interest in education and the arts to join the board. The board is especially interested in finding potential members who have any of the following areas of expertise: marketing, education, school administration, grant writing, fundraising, strategic planning, policy, nonprofit management and law. If you are interested in helping this public charter school thrive, please contact board chairperson Bill Spinelli at spinellib@gccsa-NH.org

AARP ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ANDRUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 and older? You can show appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2017 AARP New Hampshire Andrus Award for Community Service. Deadline for application has been extended to July 19. Nominees for the Andrus Award must meet the following eligibility requirements: Must be 50 years of age or older; The accomplishments, achievements or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay; The accomplishments, achievements or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and mission; Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible; Recipients must live in New Hampshire. This is not a posthumous award.

Online nomination forms and additional application information can be accessed at www.AARP.org/AndrusAward.

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

MERRIMACK LIONS ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Merrimack Lions Club 15th annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held July 24 at the Amherst Country Club. $125 entry fee includes cart, barbecue lunch from local steak house, gifts, raffles and contest prizes. Contact Phil Przybyszewski at 424-3311 or email philpreski@gmail.com or Alan Hoye at 424-7897 or alanh@cecent.com

HUDSON: 39TH ANNUAL FRIEL MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT SET FOR SEPT. 6

Join the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua for their 39th annual Friel Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 6 at Green Meadow Golf Club on Route 3A in Hudson. The day will include an 18-hole round of golf, a hole-in-one contest, a putting contest, post-tournament dinner, gifts for all golfers and more! More information, to register, or become a sponser: Ashley Fudala at 883-0523, ext. 228 or afudala@bgcn.com.

LITCHFIELD: ANNUAL JOHN ZAHR MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR CASA OF NH

The 7th annual John Zahr Memorial Golf Tournament for CASA of NH will take place Sept. 19 at the Passaconaway Country Club in Litchfield. The tournament supports CASA’s endowment fund created in John’s memory following his sudden passing in 2010.

Grab three of your friends for an end of summer round while supporting New Hampshire’s abused and neglected children. Registration is $1,000 for your team or $275 per individual player, and includes greens fees, cart, and lunch. To enhance the tournament play, there are limited entries available. E-mail Kevin Duffy today to secure your spot. Payment and registration due no later than Aug. 21.

RACES

NASHUA: DASH FOR RECOVERY 5K RUN/WALK

The third annual Dash for Recovery 5K run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 20 at Mine Falls Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Stellos Stadium. Event will include prizes, raffles and music. Advance registration is $25 for adults/$15 for children. Registration is $30 day of race. To register: email yankeetiming.com or visit lightbox.com. Proceeds will provide scholarships to The Phoenix House, which has been helping those affected by addiction achieve recovery for 20 years. You can become a sponsor of the run, make a monetary donation or a product donation. All donations are tax deductible and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Phoenix House. Information: Karen McCarthy at 490-0424 or nhaddictionrecovery@gmail.com.

MERRIMACK: ANNUAL ERIKA’S 5K RUN/WALK AND KIDS 1K FUN RUN

The 8th annual Erika’s 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1K FunRun to Strikeback Against Cancer will be held Sept. 16 at Merrimack High School. Event will include food, raffle prizes and fun! To register: go to ericasrun.com and click on the registration link. Sign up by Sept. 1 to be guaranteed a race shirt. Your support throughout the years have made it possible for Erica’s Foundation to raise more than $120,000 and donate to more than 30 local Southern N.H. families who are battling cancer.

REUNIONS

MASH CLASS OF 1987 – 30TH

The MASH Class of 1987 30th reunion will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 29 at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown. $15 per person, $25 per couple, children admitted free. Email tina.raczek@comcast.net for details or find us on Facebook at “MASH Class of 87 Milford Area Senior High Reunion.”

MASH CLASS OF 1982 – 35TH

The MASH Class of 1982 will hold its 35th reunion on Aug. 12. MashStock will be held 3-11 p.m. at Knight Farm on Stearns Road in Amherst. Tickets are $25 until July 16; $30 after that. Information: mashstock.org.

MASCENIC REGIONAL CLASSES OF 1969-80

The Mascenic Regional High School classes of 1969-80 will hold a reunion from 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 12, at Hidden Hills ballroom, 18 Lisa Drive, Rindge. Tickets are $42. They include a buffet with dessert, meal tax, gratuities, facility fee and live music with The Boogie Men. Cash bar available. Make check payable to Four Star Catering and send by July 19 to Brenda Parker, 194 Miner Road, Greenfield, NH 03047. Notice will be given if the event sells out before that date. Please note your year of graduation in the memo of the check and include a short bio to share with classmates. For more information, search for Mascenic Reunion Twenty-Seventeen on Facebook or email Parker at beeshoney194@yahoo.com.

MASH CLASS OF 1977 – 40TH

Attention MASH graduates of the class of 1977! Our big 40th reunion is planned for Aug. 11-12. We have a huge Facebook group of more than 125 classmates at MASH CLASS OF 1977. They are already sharing memories and pictures and having a lot of fun. More than 100 guests have RSVP’d so far and we are still going strong! Please go to mash1977.com for all of the reunion information and please pass this information on to anyone you know that graduated in the class of 1977 from Milford Area Senior High.

SECOND (INDIANHEAD) DIVISION ASSOCIATION

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. This year the association will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the division which was formed in France during World War I. For information about the association and our annual reunion in Arlington, Va. from Sept. 13-17, contact Secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net, call 1-224-225-1202, or visit www.2ida.org.

NASHUA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967

The Nashua High School Class of 1967 will celebrate its 50th reunion on Oct. 21. The Reunion Committee is now searching for classmates to add to our database so we can extend invitations to all who would like to attend. If you are a member of the Class of 1967 or know the whereabouts of a classmate, email nashuahigh67@gmail.com. Please include name, street address, phone number and email address.

NASHUA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977

Nashua High School class of 1977 will hold its 40th reunion on Oct. 21 at the Holiday Inn in Nashua. There will also be other events during the weekend. Members of the class of 1977 should email their name at the time of graduation and address to: nashuaclassof77@gmail.com.

ONGOING

ARNNE PET DONATION NEEDS

The nonprofit Animal Rescue Network of New England rescues dogs from high-kill shelters. Otherwise, these dogs would be euthanized simply because there are not enough homes for them. ARNNE spays, neuters, vaccinates, microchips and treats any medical conditions, then places dogs in carefully screened “forever homes.” ARNNE is looking for donations of money, gift cards (gas, building, office and/or pet supplies), large Martingale collars (no chains), heavy-duty leashes, slip leashes, medium to large plush stuffed animals (for dogs’ cuddle toys and fundraisers), cotton/fleece throw-size blankets (no stuffing/wool), and lots of HE laundry detergent. Donations are tax-deductible. To donate: 233-4801 or info@arnne.org.

DEMENTIA SIMULATION AT ARBORS OF BEDFORD

Arbors of Bedford, 70 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, now offers “A Walk in Their Shoes” dementia simulation from 4:30-5:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. Members of the public are invited to come to these events to witness or directly participate in the “A Walk in Their Shoes” dementia simulation, donning special gear, and learning first-hand what it’s like to have dementia. This powerful demonstration will offer powerful insights, and give people a unique glimpse into this growing health issue. Information or to RSVP: Angela Gardner at 647-9300 or agardner@arborsofbedford.com.

GRANITE STATE MAGICIANS

The Granite State Magicians meet on the third Wednesday of the month at various locations in the Nashua area. Magicians, whether hobbyist or more advanced, are welcome to attend a meeting and meet fellow conjurers. Information: Call Don at 429-8480.

MEALS ON WHEELS CONGREGATE DINING

Are you 60 or older and enjoy a great lunchtime meal? SJCS, Meals on Wheels, has a congregate dining program for you. Join us at a community center near you for a nutritious meal, camaraderie and activities. $2 suggested donation per meal. Information: 424-9967.

NH BOATING EDUCATION

Online registration for boating education classes and exams is available at boatingeducation.nh.gov. New Hampshire law requires anyone 16 or older to have a valid safe boater education certificate whenever they are operating a boat with an engine greater than 25 horsepower on any of the state’s public waters.

PEPPERELL, MASS.: INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING

Come and enjoy learning dances from around the world. No partner needed; all experience levels welcome. No commitment required. This is not square dancing or country line dancing – just dances that folks do for the fun of it in Romania, France, Bulgaria, Bolivia, etc. Please dress comfortably and bring non-marking shoes to wear to protect the wooden dance floor. Free. We dance from 7-8:30 p.m. most Fridays throughout the year, but visit pepperell-mass.com/356/Community-Center-Calendar before you come.

MILFORD: TOPS – TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY

We are a support group for people who want to lose weight. We have been in Milford for over 40 years. Our meetings are open to all the surrounding communities. We meet 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Community House, in the rear of the building, 5 Union St. Contact Cathy Gast at 1-508-808-8372 or JoAnn Bonzar at 352-4415.

VISTA PROGRAM RECRUITING

The Families in Transition AmeriCorps VISTA Program is recruiting for the 2016-17 service year. VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) help eliminate poverty in the Granite State by serving as a paid professional full-time volunteer for one year at a nonprofit or government agency. AmeriCorps information: www.nationalservice.gov/americorps-vista. The FIT VISTA positions are available in Nashua, Concord, Franconia, Laconia and Manchester. Positions range from grant writing, program development, community outreach, employment and training, marketing, fundraising and other activities to help organizations create effective and sustainable solutions to end poverty. Information: www.fitnh.org/vistapositions.

STUDENT CONTESTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

CHILDREN OF FALLEN PATRIOTS SCHOLARSHIPS

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is currently seeking qualified New Hampshire student applicants for college scholarships for 2017. Children of the Fallen Patriots Foundation provides college scholarships to military children who have lost a parent in active military service, including combat causalities, military training accidents, service related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. To learn more or to apply for a scholarship, email Jay Lucas at jlucas@lucasgroupinc.com, or visit fallenpatriots.org. Scholarships are awarded monthly.

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