Academy of Notre Dame to hold auction

The ninth annual NDA Lights the Way Auction will be held from 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua. Proceeds from the auction support Academy of Notre Dame tuition assistance, scholarships and many other academic endeavors at the academy.

Auction items include tickets a Sox vs. Yankees game for next season; a Zamboni ride and four tickets to a Lowell Devils home game; four tickets to the Tina Turner concert Saturday, Dec. 6, at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., plus hotel accommodations; a timeshare in the Cayman Islands at the Grand Caymanian Resort, which sleeps four; and many more items.

To purchase tickets, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 978-649-7611, ext 321. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and a silent auction. The live auction gets underway at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person.

Marguerite’s Place looking for friends

Marguerite’s Place is looking for individuals with an interest in offering their time or talents as a volunteer. Whether it’s sharing your home management or organizational skills, tips for cooking on a limited budget, or just a simple willingness to spend a bit of time with the moms at Marguerite’s Place or their children, the staff could sure use a hand.

Marguerite’s Place is a transitional housing program for homeless mothers in crisis and their children. The nonprofit organization is currently forming a Friends group to lend support through volunteerism and fundraising.

Community members with an interest in organizing fundraisers, food drives or other special events to benefit programs at Marguerite’s Place are also encouraged to become a Friend.

To learn more, call Beverly at 598-1582 or e-mail Training will be held in January for all volunteers.

Humane society to host open house

In celebration of National Animal Shelter Appreciation week, Friends of the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, in conjunction with the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, will be hosting an open house Sunday from noon-3 p.m. at 24 Ferry Road.

In addition to tours, there will also be a bunny petting area and kids’ games. While human visitors snack on hot dogs, fresh baked goodies, hot apple cider and hot chocolate, they can learn about volunteer opportunities and attend a mini dog training session. A microchip clinic and nail trimming will also be available for dogs and cats, along with treats for animal visitors. Nail trimming is $5 per animal. Microchipping is $10 per animal, plus a one-time national registration fee of $14.99.

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