Region Calendar

COMMUNITY EVENTS

AUBURN: MASSABESIC AUDUBON CENTER

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

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

7 p.m. Aug. 18: Nature Cafe: Turtles in N.H. $5.

Summer camp at the Massabesic Audubon Center will take place from 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/

Wild NH Photo Contest and fundraiser: The Massabesic Audubon Center invites you to enter its very popular Wild New Hampshire Photo Contest. Photos accepted through Sept. 2 at NH Audubon Massabesic Center. Details and a submission form can be found at www.audubon.org. The entry fee is $10 per photo or five for $30. Free entry for photos by youths.

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

The fifth annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon will take place on Aug. 13 at the Bedford Pool. Children ages 4-10 swim 25 yards (no flotation devices allowed), run ½ mile and bike 1 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 triumphant! Visit friendsofaine.com or contact Christine Phillips at 305-3205 or info@friendsofaine.com. Information or to register: friendsofaine.com or www.facebook.com/friendsofaine.

BENNINGTON: CROTCHED MTN 100

The Crotched Mtn 100 (formerly the Hampshire 100), a mountain bike ultra-endurance event, comes to Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride in Bennington on Aug. 19. Crotched Mountain Foundation in Greenfield, which serves people with disabilities, will receive $10 per racer registration. Registration for the Crotched Mtn Hundred, for both trail runners and mountain bikers is open through Aug. 11 at crotchedmtn.com/crotched-mtn-hundred/ or by calling race organizers at 588-3668.

CARLISLE, MASS.: MCD FALL BULB AND PERENNIAL SALE

The Middlesex Conservation District will host its annual Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 22 and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 23 at the Great Brook Farm Ski Touring Center, 1018 Lowell St, Carlisle, Mass. All items can be pre-ordered through Aug. 31 and picked up on the sale days – we encourage advance ordering as we do sell out of some items but you may also simply come and shop. Don’t forget to check out Great Brook Farm’s amazing ice cream while you are here! Place your order online at www.middlesexconservation.

org or mail in a check; to receive a copy of our catalog call 1-978-692-9395 or email middlesexconservation@yahoo.com. Items include daffodils, tulips, specialty bulbs, perennials, and fertilizer.

CONCORD: FISH AND GAME CLASSES/EVENTS

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

Summer Kayak programs take place at the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland. See website for details.

Women interested in learning outdoor skills in a beautiful setting may 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 now is 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 now are available. Hunter education classes are available through the summer. See website for details.

Registration is open for free youth day programs held in 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: 2017 RALLY TO IMPROVE BIRTH NH

The 2017 Rally to Improve Birth NH will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 9 at The River Guild in Concord. The rally is put on by the NH chapter of Improving Birth, which is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to education and awareness about evidence-based practices surrounding birth. Information: facebook.com/events/1176012679187999/?ti=icl.

DERRY: RHYTHM OF NH SHOW CHORUS SUMMER GUEST PROGRAM

Rhythm of NH Show Chorus, an award-winning women’s a cappella chorus, invites female singers to their Summer Guest Program, 6:45-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 17, at The Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 W. Broadway, Derry. Guests will learn the “Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” to sing at the Fisher Cats game on Aug. 19. Information: rnhchorus.org or 1-800-696-7351.

DERRY: MAJESTIC THEATRE

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

MANCHESTER: REGISTRATION 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 and older. 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: ANNUAL NH ANTIQUES SHOW

The 60th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show will take place on Aug. 10-12 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $15 on Thursday, $10 on Friday and Saturday. Visitors younger than 30 (with proper ID) are admitted free and there are free return visits to the show after initial admission. Information:www. nhada.org.

MANCHESTER: EARLY MEMORY LOSS PROGRAM

A program for those who are either experiencing signs or have been diagnosed with Early Memory Loss will be held 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 24 at Easterseals, 555 Auburn St. Program will offer educational information, social opportunity, brain-healthy activities and dinner. $20 per week. Information/registration: Kelli Fletcher at 621-3550 or kfletcher@eastersealsnh.org.

NASHUA: SANDERS/BAE RETIREES BREAKFAST GROUP

The Sanders/BAE Retirees Breakfast Group seeks Sanders and BAE Systems retirees and former employees for its 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 dave

androsemary@aol.com.

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 Dr.) or Merrimack Y (6 Henry Clay Dr.) for information and an application.

NASHUA: HAIR CUTTERY SHARE-A-HAIRCUT PROGRAM

Hair Cuttery salons in Nashua will donate back-to-school haircuts to children in need this summer through its annual Share-A-Haircut program. Through Aug. 15, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of the Hair Cuttery salons in New England, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a disadvantaged child in the community. Hair Cuttery is located at 2 Cellu Dr., in the Amherst Street Village Center, and at 8 Spit Brook Road, in the Daniel Webster Plaza. For more information, visit haircuttery.com.

PELHAM: CARS & CANS CAR SHOW

A Cars & Cans Car Show, with all proceeds to benefit the Pelham Food Pantry, will be held Aug. 12 at St. Patrick’s Church, 12 Main St. Cars/spectators are asked to bring canned goods, non-perishable food items or cash donation to support the pantry. Local sponsors will be donating items/services that will be raffled off. Information: carsandcans@gmail.com or 233-5059.

PELHAM: PELHAM OLD HOME DAY CELEBRATION

The 111th annual Pelham Old Home Day Celebration will be held Sept. 16 in Pelham Center. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Excellent Educators.” Events include live entertainment, children’s events, the Victor Spaulding Memorial Auction, a 5K road race, while elephant sale, a grand parade, pancake breakfast and more. Details at pelhamoldhome

day.org.

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, through 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.: 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.

TYNGSBORO: MRFRS

CATMOBILE VISITS

The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society Catmobile will visit Best Friends Animal Shelter, 394 Middlesex Road, on Aug. 30 to perform low-cost spay/neuter procedures ($120/$80; qualified ferals, $60).

The Catmobile is staffed by a licensed veterinarian and one veterinary technician. The package consists of a brief exam, neuter procedure, rabies vaccinations for cats over 12 months of age (weighing 3.3 pounds.), FVRCP vaccination and a nail trim. Microchipping is available for an additional $15. During August the Catmobile can also spay/neuter owned kittens 6 months and under for just $20 at any location (availability is limited).

Reservations are required for all Catmobile visits. Call 978-465-1940 or visit cat

mobile.org.

WINDHAM REC. SUMMER CONCERTS

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

GRANITE UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING: SEEKING PROJECTS

Granite United Way will host its annual Day of Caring events this September and is currently seeking projects from local nonprofits in each of its regions. This year marks the 25th year of Day of Caring events.

Nonprofits can participate by submitting a project for the more than 2,000 volunteers that take part in Day of Caring, Granite United Way’s signature volunteer movement. Projects can include painting, clean-up, landscaping, and office assistance just to name a few. Agencies must be a 501(c)(3) to participate. Those interested should contact Val Guy by email at val.guy@graniteuw.org or call 224-2595, ext. 226.

The Day of Caring event for the Merrimack County and southern regions will be held on Sept. 6. For more information on Granite United Way, visit www.graniteuw.org.

HUDSON: FRIEL MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

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, raffles and more! More information, to register, or become a sponser: Ashley Fudala at 883-0523, ext. 228 or afudala@bgcn.com, or visit bgcn.com.

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

The seventh 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.

MERRIMACK: ANNUAL ERIKA’S 5K RUN/WALK

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 ericas

run.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.

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 nhaddiction

recovery@gmail.com.

NASHUA: MILES FOR MUTTS 5K WALK/RUN/TRAIL

The fourth annual Miles for Mutts 5K Walk/Run/Trail will be held on Sept. 30 at Mine Falls Park, 24 Stadium Drive. Registration at 8 a.m.; race starts at 9:30. Prizes & giveaways. $30 registration fee, $50 sponsorship fee (email ARNNE5K@gmail.com). All proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue Network of New England (N.H. nonprofit). Information: arnne.org or active.com/nashua-nh/running/distance-running-races/miles-for-mutts-5k-2017.

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 $30. Information: mashstock.org.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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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