The Muchachos All Age Drum & Bugle Corps, a nonprofit educational organization composed of youth and adult members, is dedicated to learning music and the performing arts in the style of drum and bugle corps. The non-competing affiliate member of the Drum Corps International Organization appears in parades and exhibitions throughout New England and parts of New York State. Membership is open to anyone aged 14 and older. While previous experience is preferred, it is not a requirement. For more information, call Al Gagne, corps director, at 603-228-3971 or visit muchachos.org.
The Lawrence Chess Club, meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. The program is free and open to all ages and abilities. Bring a friend and a chess set if possible. For more information, call 978-620-3600.
Sandown Lions Club Begins Loaning Hooked on Phonics Learn-to-Read Program, the Sandown Lions Club, N.H., has purchased a Hooked-on-Phonics Classic learn-to-read program. This simple but highly effective program will be loaned to any Sandown resident with a child under 15 years old. The loan period is for three months. The loan is free, but the Lions ask for a $30 cash deposit which will be refunded when the program is returned. For more information about the program, call Donna Green 603-974-0758. For information about joining the Lions, call Kathi Soule at 603-974-0547.
Great Stone Face Book Club, meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green, Pelham, N.H. Open to grades 4-6. The group talks about the books being read, plays trivia and scavenger hunt games. Parents are welcome to read along with their children. No preregistration necessary. 603-635-7581, pelhamweb.com.
The Derry VFW Ladies Auxiliary, are participating in a drive to collect items to send to the troops. The Auxiliary has adopted four units to send items oversees to. They are in need of personal hygiene items. Members also like to include non-perishable snacks. Any help is greatly appreciated. Those who cannot get to the store, but want to contribute, may make a donation. Checks can be made payable to the Derry Memorial Auxiliary; members will purchase the supplies. Items may be dropped off at Post No. 1617, 18 Railroad Ave., Derry, N.H. For more information, call Sarah Goodwin at 603-505-1466.