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May 26: Greater Nashua Community News

EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar items are submitted by readers and are only lightly edited. BLOOD DRIVES The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. • 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May ...

Nashua Memorial Day parade set for Monday

NASHUA – The Nashua Memorial Day parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27. All officers, enlisted men and women of the U.S. armed forces are invited to participate. In case of inclement weather, a veterans service will be held at the American Legion Coffee Post 3, 11 Court ...

$7,000 raised on behalf of 10-year-old Brookline boy

BROOKLINE – About 300 people came together late on the morning of Saturday, May 18, at Captain Samuel Douglas Academy to run and raise money for the Hemispherectomy Foundation. There were numerous runners, walkers and volunteers ready to make the second annual Dashing for Dante a ...

Adelyn Rae Rockafellow, Hollis

Garrett and Lauren Rockafellow, of Hollis, announced the birth of their daughter, Adelyn Rae Rockafellow, on March 29, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua. Adelyn was 5 pounds, 10 ounces and 18.5 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are James Bridges and Dorinda Fait Bridges, of ...

Brookline Garden Club to hold plant sale on June 1

BROOKLINE – The Brookline Garden Club will host its annual plant sale at the Brookline Ball Park on Route 130 starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1. The club will sell perennials that have prospered in club members’ own gardens – and have proved to survive New ...

May 23: Upcoming classes in Greater Nashua

NASHUA FREE SINGING LESSONS The Granite Statesmen will offer free singing lessons for men from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays in May at the Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St. The lessons will last one hour and will be followed by a large ensemble workshop. Information: Roger Menard at ...

May 23: Greater Nashua library events

NASHUA Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., 589-4600, carol.eyman@nashualibrary.org, www.nashualibrary.org. HOLIDAY HOURS The library will be closed May 25-27 for the Memorial Day weekend. ‘MIXING FACT AND FICTION’ “Mixing Fact and Fiction,” a talk ...

Pelham Garden Group to hold plant sale Saturday

PELHAM – The 36th annual Pelham Garden Group Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 25, at the First Congregational Church of Pelham. The sale features plants that have been grown locally, which means they’re acclimated to local weather conditions. This year, the group will ...

Nashua members elected to NeighborWorks board

MANCHESTER – NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire elected three new members to its board of directors for three-year terms at the organization’s annual meeting on March 28. New board members are Kerrie Diers, executive director of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission; ...

Tyngsborough resident honored at Mass. No TB Day event

BOSTON – Dr. Edward Parsons, of Tyngsborough, was recognized with a TB Honor Roll Award at the World No TB Day event held at the Massachusetts Statehouse on March 26. The Medical Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculosis, a group of physicians and other TB experts ...

Seniors Count-Nashua workshop offers ideas for summer fun

NASHUA – Are you looking to have some fun this summer close to home? Tom Dwane, recreation program manager for the Nashua Parks and Recreation Department, and Carol Eyman, outreach director and community service coordinator for the Nashua Public Library, will share information about ...

Pets of the Week: Panda and Maxwell

Panda Hi, it’s me, Panda! I’m a sweet 5-year-old kitty who lives up to my name and has the markings of a cute panda bear. I would do best in the kind of home I’m used to – an adult-only, quiet home where I can be your one and only pet princess! I love ...

1773 Wilton meetinghouse disaster claimed five lives

For the first residents of our towns, building a meetinghouse was an important step, since it was the center of activities – serving as church, town hall and social center. It generally took many years for a community to reach a point where it could afford to build one. In the ...

Alpha Delta Kappa teachers to hold plant sale in Nashua

NASHUA – The Alpha Delta Kappa teachers will hold their annual perennial plant sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at 15 Spencer Drive, Nashua. All proceeds will support next year’s altruistic work in Nashua schools. ADK provides monthly donations of clothing, snacks, ...

Nashua Garden Club to hold plant sale on May 18

NASHUA – Colorful perennials and annuals will brighten the day at the Nashua Garden Club’s annual plant sale from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 18, at the Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott St. An enormous selection of perennials in pots from 4 inches to 1 gallon will be ...