The Salem (N.H.) Kiwanis Club, will hold elections of new officers at its next meeting on Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club. For more information, contact Wilfred E. Bamford, president, at 603-893-5051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Massachusetts Military Academy (MMA) Alumni Association, seeks graduates of the MMA Officer Candidate School (OCS) graduates from all classes and all years. The academy will host a formal banquet and ball on Oct. 5, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Massachusetts Military Academy — the Officer Candidate School of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, 1913-2013. Contact the Massachusetts Military Academy headquarters’ staff or write to P.O. Box 955, Salem, NH 03079 or email email@example.com as soon as possible (before Sept. 1).
Clean-up Group, is looking for volunteers at the Merrimack River Park, Route 110, Haverhill. The group is hoping to meet once a month to keep the park clean. For more information or to join, contact Dick LeBlond at 978-372-8231.
The Third Marine Division Association, invites anyone who served with/or in direct support of the 3rd Marine Division at any time to join the association. For a membership application or more information, contact Ray Kelley at 508-459-9937 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Andover Choral Society, invites new members to join. Rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7:20 to 9:30 p.m. at Christ Church in Andover. Call 603-893-5636 for more information.
The Hampstead Civic Club Chess Club, will run Sundays through the end of March at the Hampstead Civic Club from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Open to Hampstead residents only. All skill levels are welcome. There is no charge and snacks will be served. For more information, call Charlie Backman at 603-329-5867.
The Plaistow Lions Club, meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, September through June. The meeting on the second Thursday is held at the Atkinson Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive. The meeting on the fourth Thursday is held at the Vic Geary Center, 18 Greenough Road, Plaistow. For more information, visit plaistow.nhlions.org.
Newcomers of the Andovers, where Andover and North Andover neighbors become friends. See what the group is all about. Residents do not have to be new in town to join. Visit newcomersandneighbors.org for more information.
The Lawrence Cultural Council, is looking for volunteers. Must be a Lawrence resident and be available for about three to four meetings per year. To apply or for more information, call 978-620-2950.
The Breakfast Exchange Club of Greater Haverhill, part of the National Exchange Clubs, meets at 8 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Haverhill Crossings. The club focuses its community service efforts on seniors with service programs that include a Caregiver’s Boot Camp, taxi and fuel vouchers for seniors, the Don Nolet Memorial Scholarship at Northern Essex Community College, food baskets for seniors as care givers, and more. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Methuen Ladies Auxiliary, hosts a Meat Raffle on Saturdays, from 2 to 4 p.m. at VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen.
Clan MacPherson bagpipe & drum rehearsals, are held on Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m. at North Andover VFW Post 2104, 32 Park St. Free. For more information, call Amy McGlothlin at 978-361-5525.
Bradford Grange, meets on the first and third Thursdays of every month, 7:30 p.m. at Veasey Park, Washington Street, Groveland. The public is welcome to attend all meetings. For more information, call 978-374-1342.
Rockingham Writers Group, meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, second floor, 125 South Broadway, Salem, N.H. All writers, new or experienced, published or hoping to be, are welcome to attend. Take part in the open forum to improve one’s craft, share ideas, support and learn from each other. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Merrimack Valley Townsmen Barbershop Chorus, invites interested singers to join. The group meets on Mondays, 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church, Blaisdell Street, Haverhill, For more information, visit merrimackvalleytownsmen.weebly.com.
The Methuen-Salem Rotary Club, meets on Fridays at 12:15 p.m. at Jocelyn’s Restaurant in Salem, N.H. For more information, visit methuensalemrotary.org.
The Derry Democratic Committee (Derry Dems), meets monthly on the third Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Center, 29 West Broadway, Derry. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 603-437-1824.
The Exchange Club of Lawrence, installed their officers for the 2012-13 year on Flag Day at the Phoenician Restaurant in Haverhill. This is the 65th anniversary of the club. The master of ceremonies was past New England District Exchange President Larry Yameen. The installing officer was Past New England District Exchange President Bob Wescott.
Rhythm of New Hampshire Show Chorus, seeks female singers to try their talents with the American art form of a cappella barbershop singing. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays, 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 35 West Broadway, Derry. For more information, call 1-800-696-7351 or visit RNHChorus.org.
The Methuen Republican Committee, meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Jackson’s Restaurant, 478 Lowell St., Methuen. All current members and interested new members are welcome. For more information, call Artie Lawless at 978-258-0361.
The Chester Lions Club, offers a $1,000 college scholarship to a high school graduate from Chester. Forms are available in the guidance office at Pinkerton Academy. For more information, call Bruce Baker at 603-887-4424.
Bridge Club, held Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, Room 2A, 39 West Broadway, Derry. Free to join. Pre-registration is not necessary. Offered by Derry Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 603-432-6136.
Quota International of Lawrence, offers two scholarships to high school students. The scholarships will be awarded based on need, hardship and community involvement. Students who attend Lawrence High School, Methuen High School, North Andover High School, Central Catholic High School, Presentation of Mary Academy, The Greater Lawrence Vocational School and Notre Dame Academy are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Applications are available in the schools’ Guidance Offices.
The Methuen Exchange Club, meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at Michael’s Sweetheart Inn, 80 Myrtle St., Methuen. The public is welcome to learn what the club is all about. For more information, contact Brad at email@example.com or Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GFWC Salem Woman’s Club, meets on the first Tuesday of each month, except July and August, noon to 2 p.m. in the Beshara Room of the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Meetings are open to all area women. For more information, call 603-893-0756.
The North Andover Rotary Club, a nonprofit organization, meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community cafeteria. All are welcome.
Whist Club, meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Community Center, Route 121, Atkinson. New players welcome. Cost is $2 to play. Prizes are offered. For more information, call Ken Collins at 603-382-4437.
The Hampstead Civic Club Chess Club, will meet on Fridays from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. in the Hampstead Civic Club building, located next to Town Hall. The chess club is free and open to all Hampstead residents in grades 3-12. For more information, call Charlie Backman at 603-329-5867.
A Conversational English Group, will meet on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. This group is for students who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Contact Carolyn Fantini at 978-475-4602 to register or for more information.
The Sandown Mother’s Club, a nonprofit organization for working or stay-at-home moms, is seeking new members. Open to moms interested in going to local playgroups, children’s outings and girls’ night out events or who want to be active in community fundraising. Meetings are held once a month and offer networking opportunities. Email email@example.com for the date, time, and directions to the next meeting or visit sandownmothersclub.com. For more information, call Melissa at 603-887-5542.
Conversational English Group’s fall session, will meet Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Open to non-native English speakers who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. New members welcome. To register, call Carolyn Fantini at 978-475-4602.
The Hampstead Garden Club meets monthly, usually on the third Wednesday of each month at Hadley Hall, Congregational Church, Main Street, Hampstead, N.H., or at other designated venues. The nonprofit educational organization encourages an interest in all aspects of gardening, promotes civic beauty and the conservation of natural resources. Hampstead residency is not required. For more information, contact Mary Beth Webster, membership chair, at 603-329-6468 or visit hampsteadgarden.org.
The Merrimack Toastmasters Club, meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit merrimack-toastmasters.org.
The Merrimack Valley Quilters Guild, meets on the third Thursday of each month at St. Luke the Evangelist Church Hall (formerly Holy Angels), 8 Atkinson Depot Road, Plaistow, N.H. For more information, call Angie at 603-382-6823 or visit mvquilters.wordpress.com.
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.
The Samuel Osgood Stamp Club, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month (except in July and August when meetings are on the third Wednesday only), at the Sutton Hill Center, Route 114, North Andover. There is a brief club business discussion at the start of each meeting, with presentations on the third Wednesday, and an open discussion on the first Wednesday. A bourse is usually available prior to and after each meeting and an auction normally follows the meeting. The club also sponsors an annual exhibition and dealers bourse, called SOPEX. The club welcomes new members and visitors to their meetings. For more information, contact Richard Johnson, president, at email@example.com or Robert Domingue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Derry Village Rotary Club, meets every Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center. For more information, call 603-490-8388 or email Kevin Bayley, club president, at email@example.com.
Chess Club, meets every other Thursday, 3:30 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green, Pelham, N.H. The club is for children of all ages. To register, call 603-635-7581 or visit pelhamweb.com.
Conversational English Group, Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Open to students who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. To register, call Carolyn Fantini at 978-475-4602.
The Plaistow Exchange Club, a community service club that serves Greater Plaistow, meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Bob Harb, club president, at 978-373-5611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIVIL AIR PATROL, Essex County Composite Squadron, meets on Mondays, 6 to 9 p.m. at Lawrence Municipal Airport, 52 Clark Road, North Andover. CAP is a volunteer Air Force Auxiliary, tasked by the Air Force to conduct search and rescue and disaster relief activities, to educate the public on aerospace, and to train young people (ages 12-18) in leadership, character, and the skills necessary to carry out missions. For details, call 978-683-3630 or visit gocivilairpatrol.com.
The Exchange Club of Lawrence, meets Tuesdays at noon at The Sons of Italy, 155 Marston St., Lawrence. Programming includes service and events around youth, Americanism, and child abuse prevention. For more information about this club, call 978-662-0522.
The Haverhill Lions Club, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month (September through June) at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81-83 Essex St., Haverhill. For more information, visit haverhilllionsclub.org.
The Salem Republican Town Committee, holds meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For more information, contact Jeff Hatch at email@example.com.
The Timberlane Community Chorus, meets every Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Timberlane Regional Middle School, 40 Greenough Road, Plaistow, N.H. The group is directed by David Rooney and accompanied by Alia Mavroforos on piano. New members are welcome. Auditions are not required. For more information, contact Coleen Perry at 603-362-8348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merrimack Valley Writers critique group, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. Open to aspiring writers in the Lowell/Haverhill area. Annual membership is $35. Call Tom Smith for meeting location at 617-759-9548.
The Salem (N.H.) Lions Club, meets at noon on the second Tuesday of the month at Salem Boys and Girls Club, 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, N.H., and at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at Black Water Grill, 43 Pelham Road, Salem, N.H. For more information, email email@example.com.
“Sit ‘n Stitch,” meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the children’s room of the Nichols Memorial Library, 169 Main St., Kingston, N.H. Bring a project to work on. Not a class. For knitters, crocheters, sewers. Free. For more information, call 603-642-3521.
The Friendly Persuasion Toastmasters Club, meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill. For more information, call Jean Leider at 978-618-9363.
The Lithuanian Citizens Gedymino Club of Haverhill, meets at 6:15 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month, except July and August, at Mr. Mike’s Restaurant in Haverhill. The club was founded as a place for Lithuanian immigrants to congregate with fellow Lithuanians. For more information, contact Kevin Masys at 603-681-2060.
The Timberlane Community Chorus, meets every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Timberlane Regional Middle School, 33 Greenough Road, Plaistow, N.H. New members welcome. For more information, contact David Ford at 978-521-6917, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Colleen Perry at 603-362-8348, email email@example.com.
The Pelham Freemason, holds a breakfast on the third Sunday of the month from 8 to 10 a.m. and a dinner on the second Monday of the month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Pulpit Rock Lodge No. 103, Perkins Way, Pelham, N.H. The public is welcome. For more information, call 603-635-7888.
Knights of Columbus, in Salem, N.H., is teaming up with Cell Phones For Soldiers. Unused cell phones may be donated at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For more information, visit cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
The Greater Salem Artists Association, holds monthly art meetings and demonstrations on the second Thursday of each month, September through May, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Includes a general meeting and a different demonstrator each month. Free admission. Call Linda Hall at 603-886-5304.
Tweens Plugged In, meets on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library in Atkinson to play Wii. A variety of games are offered. Open to ages 10 and up. For more information, email Kathy Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens Unplugged, meets on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library in Atkinson to play board games. Open to grades 6 and up. Bring friends. For more information, email Kathy Watson at email@example.com.
Teen Ink, meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library in Atkinson for creative writing. Open to teens ages 13 and up. For more information, email Kathy Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tween Book Club, meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 3 Academy Ave., Atkinson, N.H. All interested middle school students are welcome, (grades 6-8). Ask for a copy of the current book at the front desk. No registration required. Refreshments are served. For more information, call Kathy Watson, teen librarian, at 603-362-5234.
Baby Play Group, meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Kimball Library, 3 Academy Ave., Atkinson. For babies ages birth to 24 months. Enjoy music, books and toys while mingling with other parents, grandparents and caregivers. No registration is required. For more information, call Carolyn Birr, children’s librarian, at 603-362-5234.
Adult Wii Sports, every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Kimball Library, 3 Academy Ave., Atkinson. No registration is required. For more information, call Kathy Watson, teen librarian, at 603-362-5234.
Young Adult Book Club, meets the second Wednesday evening of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 3 Academy Ave., Atkinson. All interested high school students are welcome. Ask for a copy of the current book at the front desk. No registration required. Refreshments. For more information, call Kathy Watson, teen librarian, at 603-362-5234.
Evening Book Club, meets the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 3 Academy Ave., Atkinson. All interested adults are welcome. Ask for a copy of the current book at the front desk. No registration required. For more information, call 603-362-5234.
Friends of the Kimball Library, meets the third Wednesday of each month at the library, 3 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Made up of volunteers, the group raises money for items above and beyond the normal library budget. The group sponsors the Peddler’s Market, holds book sales, provides speakers, children’s programming, purchases museum passes and books for children and teens, and plans trips to Tanglewood. To join or for more information, call 603-362-5234.
Morning Book Club, meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 3 Academy Ave., Atkinson. All interested adults are welcome. Ask for a copy of the current book at the front desk. No registration required. For more information, call 603-362-5234.
The Methuen/Salem (N.H.) Rotary Club, meets every Friday at 12:15 p.m. at the Boxwood Grille at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club in Methuen. Handicap accessible. For more information, visit methuensalemrotary.org.
Teen Knitting Club, meets in the Teen Zone, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill. New and experienced knitters are always welcome. Open to teens in grades 5-12. Registration is required for new members requiring instruction. For more information, call 978-373-1586.
St. Monica’s Cub Scout Pack 55, is designed for boys ages 7-10. Cub Scouting combines outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more. Pack 55 has rolling enrollment. For more information or to join, call Cubmaster Jeff McManus at 978-390-1666.
The Methuen Youth Hockey Association (MYHA), is accepting skaters of all age levels for the travel team program. Full-season tuition is $1,400. MYHA offers local Valley League play, practice time, and skills workshops by Hi-Skills Hockey and Ed Walsh Hockey Schools. For more information, email Tanya Labelle at email@example.com or visit MYHA.com.
The Knitter’s & Handcrafter’s Group, meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Colby Memorial Library, 7 Colby Road, Danville. New members welcome. For more information, call 603-382-6733.
The North Andover Rotary Club, hosts breakfast meetings on Thursdays, 7:15 a.m. at Luci’s Cafe, Osgood Landing, 1600 Osgood St., North Andover. New members welcome. For information, visit northandoverrotary.org.
The Rotary Club of Andover, holds regular breakfast meetings Fridays, 7:30 a.m. at the Lanam Club, 260 North Main St., Andover. Meetings feature guest speakers. Guests are welcome. For more information, visit rotaryandover.org.
Winning Speakers Toastmasters Club & Salem Speech Masters Club, have merged, effective immediately. Winning Speaker meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Windham Senior Center, 2 North Lowell Road. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call Sharon Amore at 603-893-4718, Dan Wilson at 603-898-7330, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit toastmastersnh.org.
The Salem Woman’s Club, meets on the first Tuesday of every month from noon to 2 p.m. in Kelley Library’s Beshara Room, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Luncheon followed by a business session and program. Membership is open to any woman interested in pursuing the objectives of the club. Its many community projects include scholarships for high school seniors, purchase of large-print books for Kelley Library, sponsorship of the Christmas Concert at Salem High, donations to local food pantries and various help to the needy at home and abroad. Members get together from September through May, including a Christmas party, mystery ride and annual luncheon. For more information, call 603-893-0756.
The North Andover Garden Club, is actively seeking new members. The club meets monthly, from September through June on the second Tuesday of the month at varying times and locations. Most programs are open to the public and include garden design and maintenance, floral design, holiday workshops and much more. The club also maintains the gardens at the historic Parson Barnard House, Stevens Memorial Library and the Senior Center, provides garden therapy workshops at local assisted living facilities, decorates holiday wreathes for the town buildings and holds its annual plant sale in May. For more information about current programs and the club, visit northandovergardenclub.com or email email@example.com.
Mom 2 Moms Group, a discussion and craft group for moms of all ages, will meet two Thursdays a month at Crossroads Baptist Church, 43 Atwood Road, Pelham, N.H. Child care provided. Cost is $5 per meeting to cover crafts and DVD discussions. For more information, call 603-635-1556.
The “Border Crocheters,” meet one Tuesday evening per month at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill. Prior to each meeting there is a half hour “intro to crochet class” for those needing individual project help. All local crocheters are welcome. For more information, contact Terri Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit meetup.com/border-crocheters.
The Friends of Stevens Memorial Library, meet every second Tuesday (except July and August) at the library, 345 Main St., North Andover at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and help plan the November Book Sale. Donations may be left at the library at any time. For more information, contact Marty Larson at 978-686-1557 or at email@example.com.
The Exchange Club of Haverhill, meets on Thursdays at noon at Olivia’s in Haverhill. For more information, visit haverhillexchangeclub.com.
The North Andover Cultural Council (NACC), is seeking new members. The NACC is a group that supports community-based projects and activities in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences to benefit the residents of North Andover. Members also represent the cultural community and help organize and participate in town events. Arts experience is not required. Members of all backgrounds are welcome. The NACC holds six to eight meetings per year. For more information, call 978-683-6627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library, meet every second Tuesday (except July) in the library’s Robert Frost Room, 51 Lawrence St. New members and guests welcome. For more information, call Jim Ross, president of the LPL, at 978-852-0395 or email email@example.com.
Newcomers Club of the Andovers, new member coffee. For all residents of Andover and North Andover. Meet a club representative and learn about the club at a new member coffee the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at Panera Bread in North Andover. RSVP to Stephanie Gutowsky at 978-655-4560 if planning to attend.
Creative Women writers group, meets on the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, N.H. New members are always welcome, whether published or unpublished. All genres. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plaistow Historical Society, meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Museum, 127 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Robert Carolan at 603-300-0081.
The Harvard Club of Andover, is open to graduates of Harvard University and Harvard Extension School. The club embraces members from communities surrounding Andover. Write to Lawrence Morse, club president, 19 Cherry St., Danvers, MA 01923, call 978-475-9682 or email LawMorse@bizatty.com for more information.
A vocal group, directed by Michelle Franey, rehearses Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. Emphasizes Gospel and music from diverse cultures. The group will be singing in the Southern New Hampshire, Maine and Northern Massachusetts areas. For more information, contact Susan Ropars at 603-335-2251 or email email@example.com.
The Greater Derry Humane Society, meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the West Side Community Center, Derry, N.H., at 7 p.m. Open to the public. Call 603-434-1512 or visit derryhumanesociety.com.
Groveland BSA Troop 87, meets most Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St. Boy Scouting is a year-round program for boys ages 11-17. Offers outdoor activities, peer group leadership opportunities, and a personal exploration of career, hobby and special interests. For more information, email Scoutmaster Jim Snow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Service Club of Andover, meets monthly at 7 a.m. for breakfast at the Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St., Andover. Made up of business people and residents of the Town of Andover, the group’s mission is to “make a difference” in the lives of the youth and the developmentally disabled persons in the Merrimack Valley. Guests and new members welcome. For more information, call 978-376-3178 or email email@example.com.
Haverhill’s Toastmasters club Friendly Persuasion Toastmasters, meet the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Haverhill Library, 99 Main St. Visit friendlypersuasion.org.
The Friends RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, 7 to 8 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. The group is open to those who are just beginning to think about retirement as well as the soon to be or recently retired. To register, call 603-373-6144.
Adult Scrabble Club, meets every fourth Friday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Free. Open to all levels of players. Boards are provided. Call Deb Hoadley at 978-372-1732.
Community Resources Classes, Fridays at the Hampstead, N.H., memorial gym, 9:30 to 11 a.m. For $2 have a cup of coffee while your kids play, do a craft and have a snack. For more information, visit CRA-NH.org.
Adult Scrabble Club, meets Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green, Pelham, N.H. For more information, call 603-635-7581, ext. 3062.
High School Musicians, are invited to share their musical talent by performing in the halls and lobbies of two local hospitals. Single or very small groups are needed to perform on a regular basis. Offers the opportunity for more community service hours. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilters of the Merrimack Valley Quilting Guild, meet on the third Thursday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m. at Holy Angels Church Hall, Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H. For more information, call 603-382-6823 or visit geocities.com.
North Andover Soccer Association, is accepting registration for U6, U8 and U10. For more information or to register, visit nasoccer.com.
Big Friends Little Friends, formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lawrence, matches children and youth with adults who serve as role models and friends. It is a one-year program in which the Big and Little consistently meet two to four times a month and spend between two and five hours together each time. Matches are made with considerations to such things as geographic location, interests and personalities. For more information, call 978-327-6600 or visit FamilyServiceInc.com.
Hampstead Civic club, meets the fourth Monday of each month at 8 p.m. at the club building next to the Hampstead, N.H., town offices. Membership is open to any Hampstead, N.H., resident 18 years and older. For more information call Howie Steadman at 603-329-4288.
Hampstead Veterans of Foreign War POst 11254, meets the second Saturday of each month for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the English Muffin restaurant on Main St. across from the town offices. Meeting follows at 8:30 a.m. at the Hampstead Civic Club building across the street. Membership is open to veterans of foreign conflicts. For more information call Howie Steadman at 603-329-4288.
Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library meetings, take place the first Monday of each month, except for the month of July, at 7:30 p.m. in the Garden Room of the library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. For more information, call 978-686-4080, ext. 33.
Grey Court Poets, a group open to local poets and anyone interested in poetry, meets on the first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. For more information, email email@example.com, or call Krista at 978-686-4080, ext 10.
The Groveland Garden Club, has developed a cookbook filled with members’ recipes. These hard-covered books are on sale for $12.50. Copies are available by calling Tonie Delcastillo at 978-521-1928, or by sending a check for $12.50 with the following information: Name, address, number of copies wanted, to Groveland Garden Club, P.O. Box 128, Groveland, MA, 01834.
The North Andover Library Book Club, meets on the last Tuesday of the month. New members are welcome. Call Pam Green at 978-685-4820 or the North Andover Library at 978-688-9505 for more information.
Haverhill Trails Committee, welcomes volunteers. Since 1993, the all volunteer organization has helped maintain Haverhill’s network of trails and conservation areas. Most trail maintenance is done in the spring and fall, last for a few hours and usually does not require any heavy lifting. Tools are provided. Attendance at all trail maintenance events is not required. To volunteer, contact the Haverhill Conservation Office at 978-374-2334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Methuen Rail Trail group, is seeking members to help create a shared use trail for walkers, hikers and cyclists. Methuen needs a safe place for recreation; a place to walk, run and ride without competing with automobiles. To join the effort to make this happen, visit methuenrailtrail.org, email email@example.com, or call 978-376-5619.
The Herb Society of Andover, a group which enjoys gardening, cooking and crafting, meets on the second Monday of the month, with varied meeting times. New members and guests are welcome. For more information, call 978-683-0322.
The Massachusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, is seeking gentlemen who are direct descendants of commissioned officers of the United States Army, Navy or Marine Corps who served in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Membership recruitment is continuous and ongoing. The purpose is to honor those who fought to preserve the Union and free the slaves. For more information, write to P.O. Box 955, Salem, NH 03079; call 603-898-4286; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Groveland Garden Club, is seeking new members. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Red School House. Prospective members need only to have an interest in gardening. Meetings include horticultural tips from members, paid speakers and refreshments. For more information, call Gail Dickson at 978-372-7675.
The Derry Lions Club, meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Marion Gerrish Community Center in Derry, N.H. Call 603-234-2731.
The Men’s Book Club, meets on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, Hampsead, N.H. Call 603-329-6411.
The Hampstead Garden Club, meets every third Wednesday at the Hampstead Congregational Church, Hadley Hall, Hampstead, N.H., at 7 p.m. Members gather to learn, create, teach and share information about all aspects of gardening with others who love gardening. Call 603-329-6205 or email@example.com.
The Granite State African Violet Society, meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (except January and July) at the Marion Gerrish Community Center in Derry, N.H. There are regular workshops, plant and leaf sales, and swaps. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information and/or directions, call Connie at 603-887-3154.
Greater Haverhill Guild for the Blind, meets Saturdays at various locations. Any person who is blind or partially blind is welcome to attend, as are both singles and couples. For more information, or for the location of upcoming meetings, call Marge Brewer at 978-373-5903.
William R. Dewhirst Jr. Post 7366 Veterans of Foreign Wars, welcomes all veterans to join its monthly meeting held every second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. The group meets inside Veasey Memorial Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland.
The Methuen Garden Club, resumes meeting from September through June, first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library. New members welcome. The club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts and the National Garden Club Inc. Call Susan at 978-682-4783 or visit methuengardenclub.org.
Clan MacPherson, a bagpipe band with about 20 members, began in Lawrence in 1921 to keep alive the tradition of Scottish music and customs. Open to men and women interested in continuing the tradition of piping and drumming, the band meets every Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the VFW Post 2104, 32 Park St., North Andover. Call 978-470-1680 or visit clanmacpherson.org.
Merrimack Valley Chorus, a women’s a cappella chorus, has open rehearsals every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. at the Arts Council Building, 219 Middlesex Ave., Route 62, Wilmington. Call 800-928-6151 or visit merrimackvalleychorus.org.
Treble Chorus of New England, offers choral training for children ages 5 through 18. In residence at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Call 978-837-5461 or visit treblechorus.com.
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Society, performs at the Rogers Center, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. For tickets, call 978-685-3505; to join, call 978-687-7098. Also visit mvpomusic.org.
Merrimack Valley Bird Club, sponsors bird walks throughout the year, including the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. Call Al Retelle, president, at 978-475-4412 or Kitty Tremblay at 978-462-3917.
Merrimack River Watershed Council, a nonprofit citizens’ organization working for clean water and wise use of natural resources associated with the river which extends from Laconia, N.H., to Plum Island. Canoe and kayak trips. Located at 600 Suffolk St., fifth floor, Lowell. Call 978-275-0120 or visit merrimack.org.
The Haverhill Garden Club, is seeking new members. The club meets each month from September through June at the public library. Monthly activities include workshops ranging from garden design, organic gardening, container gardening, lawn care and floral arranging to cooking with herbs. The club holds its annual greenery sale in December and its annual plant sale in May to help support ongoing civic beautification projects around Haverhill. For more information, call 978-372-8080 or 978-372-1028.
The Haverhill Marine Corps League William Glynn Detachment, hold meetings in the basement of City Hall the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Enter on the side opposite the Elks Lodge. For more information, call Richard Broadnax at 978-372-9441 or Gerard Boucher at 978-521-3982.
The Boys & Girls Car Campaign, will accept most any car with no restrictions now that the price of scrap metal has risen. Cars will be picked up anywhere in Massachusetts, usually within a week, and are sold at auction. To donate, call 1-800-246-0493. Funds obtained by the sale go directly to help the Massachusetts clubs.
Vintage Base Ball Clubs, including The Essex Base Ball Club and Lynn Live Oaks Base Ball Club, who play throughout the North Shore and Merrimack Valley, are looking for anyone interested in 19th century baseball. They are currently recruiting players, umpires, scorekeepers and sideline interpreters. Those interested may contact Brian Sheehy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-790-5707 or visit essexbaseball.wordpress.com.
The College Club of Greater Lawrence, a women’s organization that strives to develop an interest in college work, provides scholarships to students in the Greater Lawrence area who will attend four-year, degree-granting institutions, and promotes sociability among college-educated women. The club meets Tuesdays five times a year and welcomes new members. For information, email email@example.com or call 978-372-1027.
Lawrence Civil War Memorial Guard, meets at 7:15 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Social Naturalization Club, 120 Broadway, Lawrence. The organization is devoted to preserving Civil War history in the Merrimack Valley. All are welcome. Call 978-686-9881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Downtown Women’s Club, invites the public to mix and mingle with Andover’s professional network of women. Events are open to the public and held the first Wednesday of every month in the lounge at Glory on 19 Essex St. Admission is free. For information, visit downtownwomensclub.com or call Jennifer Tortorella at 978-270-8060.
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 8, is seeking new members. Must be of Irish Catholic birth or descent. Club meets the second Wednesday of the month at The Claddagh Pub, 399 Canal St., Lawrence. For information, call President Anne Marie Doherty at 978-794-0911.
The Rotary Club, Methuen, Mass./Salem, N.H., meets every Friday at 12:15 p.m. at the Sweetheart Inn, Myrtle Street, Methuen. For information, email email@example.com.
Andover Historical Society, needs volunteers to help as tour guides, with special events and for data entry. Call 978-475-2236.
The Exchange Club of Haverhill, meets every Thursday at noon at Olivia’s in Haverhill. The club is an all-volunteer service club dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Its programs include Junior Police, Fire Prevention, Trees for Tots, Read Across America, Youth of the Year, ACE Award and the Book of Golden Deeds. For information, call Sue Daneau at 978-372-2843 or visit haverhillexchangeclub.com.
Haverhill Toastmaster meetings, second and fourth Monday of every month at the Haverhill Public Library from 7 to 9 p.m. The meetings are open to guests. Call 978-372-3400.
The Rotary Club of Lawrence, meets every Thursday at noon at the Greater Lawrence Technical School, River Road, Andover. Rotarians from other clubs and guests are welcome. For information, visit lawrencerotary.org.
The Massachusetts OCS Alumni Association, is seeking graduates of the Massachusetts Military Academy and the Massachusetts Regional Training Institute to renew past acquaintances with classmates, reaffirm their loyalty to the government during the present war and to render whatever assistance they can to a new generation of officer candidates of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Write to P.O. Box 955, Salem, NH 03079; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 603-898-4286.
Lawrence Ladies Lodge Sons of Italy, meets third Sunday, 2 p.m., Service Center, 246 Andover St., Lawrence.
Sons of Italy Lodge 902, meets third Thursday, officers meet third Tuesday, at 155 Marston St., Lawrence.
Merrimack Toastmasters, meet the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. Guests are welcome. Call 617-753-3473.
Members of the Andover Knights of Columbus Council 1078, are collecting supplies and funds to send to soldiers in Iraq. Items include prepaid phone cards, protein bars, packets of powdered orange Gatorade, Beef Jerky, Slim Jims, instant flavored coffee, sunflower seeds, nuts, sun block, dental floss, lip balm and batteries. Baskets are located in the back of the church, St. Augustine School, 26 Central St., Andover, and the Knights of Columbus Hall, 10 Brook St., Andover.
Raytheon Andover Alumni Association (RAAA), a nonprofit association of employees with any service at Andover who wish to stay in touch with each other through a variety of social functions, welcomes new members to join for $6 a year. Send dues to Barbara Cote, 4 Riverbank Circle, Bradford, MA 01835. For more information, call Ms. Dowd at 978-685-5581.
The Chester MOMS Club, is seeking new members. The club is a great way to meet other moms in the area and to participate in fun activities. Many daytime activities are planned such as park days, playgroups, holiday parties, craft projects, outings to zoos, museums, movies and much more. The club also offers a Moms’ Night Out and donates to local charities. For more information, contact Kim at 603-401-4664 or by email at email@example.com.
Southern New Hampshire Human Service Council, meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, in Derry. Offers the opportunity to meet other area human service agencies and learn about potential partnerships, collaborations, programs and services available throughout Southern New Hampshire. For more information, contact Cynthia Marshall at 603-437-8477, ext. 18, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Derry Knights of Columbus, Phil Lessard Council 3023, meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the St. Thomas Aquinas Center. For more information, visit kofc3023.org.
St. Mark’s Lodge No. 44 of Free and Accepted Masons, meets on the third Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on East Broadway. A potluck supper is at 6:30 p.m. before the meeting. All Masons are welcome. For more information, call Ed Younker at 603-432-2853.
Toastmasters of Manchester, meets the first, third, and fifth Thursdays of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at VHG Labs, 276 Abby Road, Manchester. Visitors are welcome. Call 603-437-2627.
Creative Women Writers Group, seeks new members and meets every month at the Derry Public Library. Participants need not be published authors. All genres welcome. Call 603-437-1481.
Divine Derry Dames, meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Flagship Cinema in Derry. The Derry chapter of the Red Hat Society, the group meets regularly for trips, book discussions and other events. Call June for information at 603-437-0519.
The FamilyTime Playgroup, meets Wednesdays or Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Church of the Transfiguration, 1 Hood Road, Derry. The group is free for children up to age 5 and their parents. Register by calling Mimi Cagle at 603-216-5414.
The Merrimack Valley Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, numbers 43 women from 27 communities in Greater Boston and Southern New Hampshire who share a love of music and singing a cappella four-part harmony. Women 14 and older who love to sing are invited to attend open rehearsals on Thursdays at the Wilmington Arts Council Building, 219 Middlesex Ave., (Route 62), Wilmington. No prior experience is necessary. Music and audio learning tapes or CDs are provided. More information is available at merrimackvalleychorus.org or by calling 1-800-928-6151.
My Brother’s Keeper Quilt Group, meets at the Kingston First Congregational Church in Kingston on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Quilts are sewn together and then sewn into sleeping bags, also known as “Ugly Quilts,” for the homeless. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Lisa Fortin at 603-382-3904.
The Mom’s Club, is starting a new chapter in Windham. The Mom’s Club is an international support group for mothers who stay at home with their children, including those who have home-based businesses, as well as part-time workers that are at home with their children during the day. The new Windham chapter will have monthly meetings, playgroup networks for babies and preschool children, interesting speakers and discussions, a baby-sitting co-op, as well as local community projects and fundraising/charity work. The new chapter will meet during the day allowing moms to bring their children to all activities. New members are always welcome. For information, call Angela at 603-432-2614 or email email@example.com.
The Granite State African Violet Society, meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (except January and July) at the Marion Gerrish Community Center in Derry. There are regular workshops, plant and leaf sales and swaps. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information and/or directions, call Connie at 603-887-3154.
Chester Historical Society, welcomes new members to join and learn more about the town’s history. The group’s office and historical exhibits are open at Stevens Memorial Hall, the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit chesterhistorical.org.
Plaistow Fish and Game Ladies Organization, meets the third Monday of each month at the Fish and Game Club, 6:30 p.m. The club is located on May Ray Road in Plaistow. New members are always welcome. Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Merrimack Valley Camera Club, meets Wednesdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Trinity Church in North Andover. The club is looking for new members, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Formats include film and digital photography. Visit mvcameraclub.org.
Rockingham Herb Society, meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Hall in Chester. Call 603-329-5584.
Derry-Salem Elks, meets the first and third Wednesdays monthly, 8 p.m., at Lodge Hall on Shadow Lake Road in Salem, N.H.
The New Sandown Mothers Club, is seeking members. Offers new ideas, new attitudes and the chance to make new friends. Help local communities and others in need by joining the nonprofit organization. Features play dates, social time and mom’s night out. The club includes a laid-back, diverse group of working and stay-at-home moms whose children are infants to age 5. For more information, visit the Web site at http://sandownmothers.tripod.com, email email@example.com or call Kate at 603-887-7202.
Home Schooling Group, meets from 3 to 5 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at the Hampstead Public Library. Home schooling can be a somewhat lonely chore. The group offers a time to share experiences and knowledge with other home schooling parents. Parents who are thinking about home schooling their children are also welcome to attend. The meetings offer the chance to learn about different curricula and various ways of handling the problems and questions that arise. For more information, call the library at 603-329-6411.
The Mothers Club of Sandown, is looking for people in surrounding towns to join the club. Learn about the club at a playgroup or monthly meeting. The laid back, diverse group includes working and stay at home moms whose children are between birth and school age. Meet new people and children while helping local communities and others in need. For more information, call 603-974-0089, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sandownmothers.tripod.com.
Stockings for Troops, is seeking recipes that will be compiled into a cookbook with sales to benefit the troops. For the last four years, members of the organization have been stuffing stockings with items that have been requested by the soldiers. For more information or to contribute, visit stockingsfortroops.com or email email@example.com. Recipes may be submitted to the website directly or by mail to the local division at Stockings for Troops – North East, c/o Kay Curtis, 16 Griffin St., Derry, NH 03038.
Book clubs, the following is a list of area book and poetry clubs and discussion groups.
Hampstead Public Library, Hampstead, N.H.: Meets the third Thursday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. 603-329-6411.
Langley-Adams Library, Groveland: Book club meets the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 978-372-1732.
Little Farm Reading Club, Newburyport area: Meets last Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Topics focus on New England and field trips to relevant sites are taken throughout the season. 978-462-2634.
Mystery writers group, Haverhill: Meets Mondays at Haverhill Public Library from 7 to 9 p.m. 978-372-2440.
Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen: Book groups meet once a month on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. 978-686-4080.
Poets and writers group, Bradford: Kalliope (named after the ninth muse, who represented lyric poetry) meets once a month in Bradford from 2 to 5 p.m. 978-373-6212.
Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover: Book group meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7:15 p.m. in the library’s rotunda. Suggestions for future discussions are welcomed. All readers are invited to share in the discussion but meetings are very casual and participation is optional. 978-685-4820.
Windham Writers’ Group: Meets second Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at Nesmith Library. 603-437-7096.
Wingate Writers’ Group, Haverhill: Meets alternating Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. near downtown Haverhill for fiction writers with experience writing short stories or novels. Call 978-687-6212 on evenings and weekends.
Mystery and a Cup of Tea Book Club: Meets every third Wednesday of the month at Groveland Town Hall. Refreshments served. Free. 978-372-1732.
Poetry: Theirs and Ours, meets the first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library. Includes reading and discussion of poems selected by and/or written by members. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.
Boomer Book Club, meets every third Thursday at Andover Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Call for book selection. 978-623-8321 or visit boomerventure.com.
Do you have Club News? Please share your club milestones, member accomplishments, and interesting events. Photos are welcome and will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Mail your Club News to Betsy Curry, Club News, Sunday North, 100 Turnpike St., North Andover, MA 01845; email it to firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax it to 978-687-6045. In New Hampshire? Mail your Club News to Jill Diver, Club News, Sunday North, 46 West Broadway, Derry, NH 03038; email it to email@example.com; or fax it to 603-432-4510.