GRIEVING SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE
The Greater Nashua Area Grieving Survivors of Suicide, a peer support group for those who have lost a loved one or friend to suicide, meets 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Home Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive. Information: 673-7425 or 578-5966.
COMMUNITY ACTION FOR SAFE TEENS
The mission of Community Action for Safe Teens is to prevent youth substance use and promote healthy choices for youths throughout the Souhegan Valley. The committee of the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley serves Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Mason, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton. CAST meets from 3:30-5 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Milford Ambulance Center. Information: castnh.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP
Open to families, caregivers or anyone wishing to learn more about dementia. Meetings held the third Wednesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. in the Monadnock Room at Summerhill Assisted Living, 183 Old Dublin Road, Peterborough. RSVP: email@example.com.
Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you aren’t hungry? Do you binge, purge or restrict? Is your weight affecting your life? Overeaters Anonymous can help. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. Get meeting information at oanewhampshire.org or oa.org, or call 1-801-201-8720 or 434-7578 (Derry).
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS
Parents Without Partners is a support and social group devoted to the welfare and interest of single parents and their children. Information: pwp1239.org.
PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR LBGT PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
The Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency is launching a support group for men and women 18 and older who have experienced the emotional difficulties when identifying as an LGBT person with mental health challenges. They will meet 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays at 64 Beaver St., Keene. There is no charge. This drop-in group will be facilitated by trained female and male peer co-facilitators. The only attendance requirement is to arrive on time. Information: Damien Licata, MAPS executive director, 352-5093.
SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP
The Scleroderma Support Group helps people with scleroderma and their families through support programs, physician referrals and educational resources. Information: Jean Chapman at 465-7647.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
The Bereavement Support Group is open to any bereaved individual and is free of charge, with no registration is necessary. Information: Barbara Halbmaier at 882-3000, ext. 63907.
BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers a monthly support group for adult patients and family members who are coping with a blood cancer diagnosis. The group meets the second Monday of the month from 5-7 p.m. in the boardroom at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. A light supper is provided. Information and registration: Lynne Morin at 1-800-688-6572, ext. 1340.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
A breast cancer support group sponsored by Southern New Hampshire Medical Center meets 6:30-8:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the West Campus every month except for July. Information and registration: 577-2658.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
A cancer support group sponsored by Southern New Hampshire Medical Center meets 6-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Information: 880-1590.
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ANDRES INSTITUTE OF ART
On Aug. 15 and 22, the institute will hold a 3-D printing workshop. Representatives from CAPINC, New England dealer for Stratasys 3-D printers, will facilitate this two-part event. Preregistration is required. Participants will receive informational packets at the time of registration. Information: andresinstitute.org.
BROOKLINE LIONS’ BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
The Brookline Lions Club will hold a back-to-school supply drive to benefit Brookline students and to be distributed through the food pantry. Collection will be held through Sept. 5. There will be collection boxes at the Brookline Post Office, public library and general store. New, unused items needed are: Binders (1.5-inch, 2-inch, 3-inch), dividers (5 tab and 8 tab), two-pocket folders, subject notebooks (1, 2 and 3), composition notebooks, index cards, Post-it Notes, filler paper, pens, No. 2 pencils, highlighter markers, erasers, pencil sharpeners, staplers, calculators, pencil boxes or pouches and thumb/USB flash drives; for the middle and high school lockers, locker organizer shelves; and backpacks to carry all suggested items. Information: 769-0732 or email@example.com.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL FOR ADULTS/TEENS
Hollis/Brookline Beach Volleyball hosts adult and teen open play twice each week at the sand courts at the Brookline Ball Park. Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for players with full knowledge of rules and intermediate to advanced skills in serving, passing, setting, spiking and blocking; Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for people with no training, picnic players and novices. $4/adults; $3/students; $8/families.
WEDDING AND BRIDAL
SHOWCASE VENDORS SOUGHT
The Brookline Economic Development Committee, in partnership with the Brookline Event Center, is hosting Brookline’s first Wedding & Bridal Showcase, inviting all wedding professionals from New Hampshire and Massachusetts to participate. Registration is open for the Oct. 3 event. Information: brookline.nh.us/economic-
BINGO FOR ART
Bingo is offered at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Sundays at Big Bear Lodge, 106 Route 13. Proceeds benefit the Andres Institute of Art. Information: 672-7675.
FREE CHILD CHECK SCREENINGS
Free monthly child check screenings are available for all Hollis children 2.5 to 5 years at Hollis Primary School. If you have concerns about your child’s vision, hearing, speech, coordination or development, you may wish to have your child screened by preschool educators and specialists at a child check. Information: tinyurl.com/k8229d4. Appointments: Paula Izbicki at 324-5995, ext. 5968.
CLASSES AND EVENTS
These events will be offered by the Beaver Brook Association. Registration required unless otherwise noted. 465-7787, www.beaverbrook.org. Fees are listed as nonmember/member.
Teacher Stephanie Doyle will be taking a group out on the trails in search of wild mushrooms. Learn what features to use to safely identify wild mushrooms. Remember to bring good hiking shoes, a basket for carrying mushrooms found, bug spray, a backpack with lunch and plenty of water. Meet at Maple Hill Farm, 117 Ridge Road. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 16. $15.
MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE YURT
Movie nights are held 6-8 p.m. in the Maple Hill yurt at 117 Ridge Road. Aug. 19: "The Lorax." Aug. 26: "Wall-E." Bring your blankets, chairs, sleeping bags, pillows, or whatever else you need to make yourself comfy! Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal friend if you’d like! Suggested ticket donation of $1 for each person. Popcorn and water bottles sold for $1 each.
Series of workshops held 6-9 p.m. $18/$20 each; $50/$55 for three workshops.
Aug. 20: Keep Calm & Carry Herbs.
Aug. 27: Energizing Caffeine-free Herbal Alternatives.
Enjoy a guided hike at Beaver Brook with experienced leader Judy B. from 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 30. Steady rain will cancel. Free. Meet at the Maple Hill Farm parking area and Trailhead Kiosk.
LAST HURRAH OF SUMMER CAMP
Miss Stephanie will have fun plans, games, hikes and projects for this Last Hurrah of Summer – Aug. 31-Sept. 2. For students entering Grades K-6. $150 for 3 days.
PICKLING: THE TRADITIONAL, EASY AND PROBIOTIC METHOD
A pickling workshop will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Beaver Brook Nature Center. Old fashioned deli pickles can’t be beat for flavor. They are also easy to make and full of probiotics. Ditch the heat and work of water bath canning. Taste samples of fermented vegetables and condiments. Learn to make dill pickles, tasty fermented vegetables, salsa and mustard. There will be a short discussion on the history and benefits of fermented foods. Take home recipes and instructions on basic brining and fermenting. Sound Interesting? Check out Fall Fermenting on Oct. 1, and Homemade Fire Cider on Nov. 5. $18./$15.
HOME GARDENING SERIES
The Home Gardening Series is held 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 9-Oct. 28 at Beaver Brook Nature Center. The topics of this series are: Vegetable & Fruit Garden Planning, Healthy Soil for Happy Plants, Garden Fertility, Composting, Container and Raised Bed Gardening, Weeds, Pest and Disease and Good Bugs, Bad Bugs; Season Extension and Building an Inexpensive Greenhouse; and Storing the Harvest and Closing up the Garden. Taught by Ron Christie, of Living Earth Farm. $10 pp or $75 for series of 8. $15 per couple. Ten percent off for BBA Members.
FALL FESTIVAL AND NATURE ART SHOW
Beaver Brook Association’s 35th annual Fall Festival & Nature Show will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27 at Maple Hill Farm, 117 Ridge Road. The Fall Festival is the signature annual event of Beaver Brook Association. Along with the fabulous display of artwork, there will be activities of interest for all age groups, including nature crafts for children, animal presentations from Wingmasters and Eyes on Owls and Wild Encounters, live music , bee keeping demonstrations, garden tours and guided hikes. See website for details.
HOLLIS ARTS SOCIETY
Visual and performing artists are invited to the Hollis Arts Society meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Lawrence Barn, 29 Depot Road. Meetings begin with a 45-minute professional development program followed by the business meeting. Information: Linda Bard, president, 1-978-443-9121.
HOLLIS ARTS SOCIETY EXHIBITS
The Hollis Arts Society, working with the Community Council in Nashua, has use of the large conference room for a space called the Gallery at West Pearl. The gallery will remain open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday unless meetings are in progress in the room. Art will be available for purchase through the gallery manager. Information: Sarah Roche, Hollis Arts Society, gallery manager, at 759-2516 or 882-0879.
CALLING ALL PERFORMING ARTISTS
The Guild of Performing Arts is a newly forming part of the Hollis Arts Society that seeks to include artists from all aspects of performance to promote our art through performance and education. All welcome. Information: Pat Hurd, president, 882-1503, PHurd1503@aol.com.
HOLLIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SUMMER EVENTS
The Historical Society will hold an Attic Treasures Yard Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month, through Oct. 17, in the Ice House behind the Wheeler House at 20 Main St.
The Always Ready Engine House on Main Street will from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of the month, through Oct. 18. Featured exhibits are "Farming in Hollis, the permanent Veterans Wall, our mid-19th century horse-drawn hearse and the antique Always Ready Fire Engine and equipment. On the lower level in the spooky basement is the old jail, photos of past police chiefs and the huge old Hollis town safes.
The Wheeler House Museum is open 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Sunday, June through October, and 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the year. Learn about the history of Hollis and it’s early settlers and for genealogy research.
The Pine Hill School House on Ranger Road, an original one-room schoolhouse, will be open 1-4 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month, June through October.
The Hollis Seniors Group welcomes new members older than 55. They meet every Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Road. A low-impact exercise class is held from 10-11 a.m. for anyone wanting to come early. You may bring your own lunch or pre-order from Meals on Wheels for $2 by calling the number listed below. They have guest speakers and offer a blood pressure screening at the first meeting of each month. Information: Donna Wardlow, 673-6415.
HOLLIS VFW MEETING
The VFW meets the third Sunday of the month. From April-September, meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Brookline American Legion Post home; from October-March, meetings are at 2 p.m. at Hollis Town Hall. To join or for information: Visit www.hollisvfw.org or call one of the officers, Post Cmdr. Jim Belanger at 465-2301 or Sr. Vice Cmdr. Andy Seremeth at 880-8685.
SOUTHERN NH MONEY CLUB
The Southern NH Money Club is a free nonprofit women’s financial education group open to anyone. It meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Charles Schwab, 2 Cellu Drive, Nashua. A broad range of personal financial topics are covered, including investments, money’s effect on relationships, Social Security, credit, retirement strategies and more. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.