Event Calendar

MERRIMACK

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.

REGIONAL

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 cast@svbgc.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: info@summerhillal.com.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

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.

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.

NASHUA

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: Barbara Kimball or Nora Buttrick at 880-1590.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

The Nashua Cancer Prayer & Support Group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Main Street United Methodist Church. The meeting is for patients, survivors, caregivers and others affected by cancer. Group goals are to listen, support, comfort and share. What makes us different from other cancer support groups is the element of spirituality and the introduction of prayer. We welcome everyone from all denominations. Information: mainstreet-umc.org or 882-3361.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

ServiceLink Resource Center provides a Caregiver Support Group for the Greater Nashua Community. The group meets the second Thursday of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Nashua Senior Center, 70 Tem­ple St., second floor. Respite is provided by a professional caregiver for those who need it. Come for caring, sharing and fellowship. Information: Ruthanne at 598-4709 or roczykowski@eastersealsnh.org.

CLIMB PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

The Cancer Center at St. Joseph Hospital offers the Chil­dren’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB) program for the emotional support for children ages 6-12 who have parents or grandparents with cancer. Information: 880-3408.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS

The New England Area Intergroup of Co-Dependents Anonymous is a free 12-step support group for people who have relationship concerns. Meetings are 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 130 Spit Brook Road, Room 206.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

Compassionate Friends, a peer support group for par­ents, grandparents and adult siblings who have endured the death of a child at any age from any cause, meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at St. Philip Greek Or­thodox Church, 500 W. Hollis St. Information: Linda at 472-8805 or visit tcfmanchester.org.

DEPRESSION/BIPOLAR SUPPORT

The DBSA, a support group run by peers for all people with mental health issues, meets 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council, 100 W. Pearl St. Ages 18 and older are welcome. Free. Information: Tom Doucette at 888-2141 or tom@dbsanashua.org.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP

A Diabetes Support Group for adults sponsored by Southern New Hampshire Medical Center meets 7-8:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, except July and August. Free. Informa­tion: 577-5760 or 577-5765.

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step organization, meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at St. Joseph Hospital. Information: Vincent Coviello at 891-1431, or visit emotionsanonymous.org.

EMOTIONAL EATING GROUPS

Support groups for people coping with emotional eating will be offered in Nashua and Wilton. Information: Rosemarie K. Garreffi at 673-1364.

FAITH AND LIFE BILINGUAL SUPPORT GROUP

Meetings are 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 22 at Arlington Street United Methodist Church, 63 Arlington St. Child care provided from 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Informa­tion: 930-8668.

FASTER

A peer support group for parents of children, teens and young adults with substance abuse issues meets twice a month at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. Meetings of FASTER – Families Advocating Substance Treatment Education and Recovery – are held from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. They are free, confidential and accepting of chemical dependency as a treatable disease of the brain. In­formation: Call Sue at 351-8356.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS

Are you having trouble con­trolling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anony­mous meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, West Campus, 29 Northwest Blvd. Free. Information: 321-0199 or 1-508-740-2004, or visit foodaddicts.org.

GRIEF RECOVERY AFTER SUBSTANCE PASSING

Grief Recovery After a Sub­stance Passing, a free support group for individuals who have lost a family member to substance abuse and addiction, meets 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at 76 Northeastern Blvd., Suite 29A. Information: Erin Crail at 1-978-994-6870 or erincrail@gmail.com, or visit graspnh.com.

GSIL NASHUA ADVOCATES

The Granite State Indepen­dent Living Nashua Advocates Peer Support Group is for peo­ple interested in engaging in disability awareness, communi­ty issues and civic participation. People with disabilities, seniors and any others will receive sup­port, empowerment, helpful resources, self-advocacy and independent living skills. The groups are facilitated by peer members. Information: 1-800-826-3700, ext. 1304.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. It’s sponsored by Merrimack Crimeline, which is trying to revamp neighbor­hood watch groups. If you have had a Neighborhood Watch, the Crimeline wants to hear from you. If you want to start a Neighborhood Watch, the crimeline can help you establish one. Information: Community Service Officer Rob Kelleher at 420-1853 or rkelleher@merrimacknh.gov or Jackie Watson at 943-1024.

NH RIGHT RIDERS

The New Hampshire Right Riders ATV and dirt bike club for Merrimack residents is entering its fifth season and riding at its local motocross track. Its purpose is to keep designated areas of town-owned land open for safe and legal riding. Information: www.NHRightRiders.com.

PLAY CRIBBAGE

Come play cribbage at the John O’Leary Adult Center, 4 Church St., at 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays. $2.25 fee; win­ners of nine straight games win the jackpot. All ages wel­come. Information: 424-6306.

SENIORS ACTIVITIES

The Merrimack Senior Citizens Club has more than 280 members and always welcomes new members. Club dues are $15 a year for Mer­rimack seniors older than 55. The group has guest speakers and many activities that take place at its meetings, held 1 p.m. Mondays (excluding holidays) at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center. Bingo is played after the meeting. For information and a schedule of activities: Call 424-6306.

ST. JAMES COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHING ARK

The St. James Community Food Pantry and Clothing Ark is open every Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-noon p.m. Free, gently worn clothing is available to anyone in need. St. James is at 646 Daniel Webster Highway. Information: call 424-7459.

TOASTMASTERS

Toastmasters meetings are held 7-8 a.m., Thursdays at Merrimack Town Hall, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, to help you build confidence, learn leadership skills and be a better communicator. Free. Information: Toastmasters.org or Laurie at 801-9410.

TRIP TO THAILAND AND HONG KONG

The Merrimack Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a trip to Thailand and Hong Kong on Nov. 2-10. Full payment of $2,999 is due by Aug. 1. Trip includes airfare, 4-and 5-star hotel accomodations, all meals, deluxe bus tours, English-speaking tour guides and admission to all tours and attractions. This Merrimck Chamber of Commerce fund­raising event is open to the public. Information: merrimackchamber.org.