Cub Scout packs recruiting interested boys

Cub Scout packs in Milford, Amherst and Wilton will hold registration nights this month for boys interested in joining.

Cub Scouts is a neighborhood-centered program for boys in grades 1-5, which focuses on combining fun with educational activities while aiming to teach values. Scouts attend weekly den meetings, where they learn about citizenship, physical fitness and activities.

Den activities sometimes include extra events such as visiting the Museum of Science or having sleepovers at places like the Higgins Armory Museum. Older Cub Scouts participate in parent-and-son camping.

Scouts also attend monthly pack meetings, where they can be rewarded by advancing through the ranks and by receiving awards for their activities.

Fliers will be sent home from school with exact details on sign-ups.
Interested boys and parents may also contact Daniel Webster Council District Director Jack Gaylord at 625-6431 or visit

Student services meeting
The student services department at Milford High School will hold a special meeting for the parents of seniors at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in the student services office, a half-hour before the start of open house.

Parents of seniors may meet in small groups with guidance counselors to review the transition from high school to college or work.

Parents will also have the chance to discuss a packet of information given to seniors. For more information, call 673-4201, Ext. 1.

Church to hold rummage sale
The Congregational Church of Amherst will hold its annual fall rummage sale from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Shoppers will find plenty of bargains in clean used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, linens, jewelry, toys and small household items. On Saturday, the price is $1 a bag. Proceeds from the sale enable the Woman’s Association to support both church and community programs. The church is on the Amherst Village Green.

Amnesty International
The Southern New Hampshire Amnesty International group will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., Milford. Group 344 includes members from area towns and works to improve human rights worldwide.

Amnesty International believes governments should adhere to all the principles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and that the promise of UDHR can be fulfilled.

Members work to make human rights a reality for every citizen of every country in the world. This meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call 673-3293.

Prayer traditions discussed
The Souhegan Valley and Nashua Area Interfaith Councils are sponsoring the series “To Hear How Others Pray.” Three evening discussions of prayer from different religious traditions are scheduled, allowing participants the opportunity to witness or experience prayer with time for questions.

The first program on Christian Science will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. A program on the Baha’i faith is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 26, and a third on Sikhism is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 30.

The meetings will be held at the Tree of Life Interfaith Fellowship, 18 Middle St., Milford.

For more information, call Stephanie Rutt at 672-3406.

Amherst Lions
The Lions’ annual light bulb sale will be held in October. Lions will sell bulbs at the Amherst post office and from door to door. This is a major fund-raiser for the Lions and residents are encouraged to help support the Lions’ projects.

The group’s general meetings are on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Parkhurst Place on Veterans Road in Amherst. New members are welcome.

Lions Club members meet and work to “better their communities and the world at large.” Their motto is “We Serve.”

For more information, call President Bruce Manchester at 673-8148 or Membership Chairman Vern Trudo at 673-4781.

Installation service
The Congregational Church of Amherst, United Church of Christ, will hold a service of installation for the Rev. Richard Leavitt at 3 p.m. Sunday. Leavitt will be the church’s new senior pastor and teacher, the 28th since the church’s founding in 1741.

He began his ministry in Amherst on March 22, coming from Grace Church in Framingham, Mass., where he served as senior pastor for eight years. Previously, he served churches in Boxborough, Mass., and Binghamton, N.Y.

Through the installation, the Hillsborough Association of the New Hampshire Conference, UCC, accepts Leavitt’s credentials, making him an official minister of the association.

The church is at 11 Church St., on the Amherst Village Green. For more information, call 673-3231.

Youth Task Force to meet
The Greater Milford Youth Task Force will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Milford Town Hall banquet room.

Area teens, representatives from groups serving youth and teen members, business leaders and parents meet monthly to discuss current issues facing teens, with the particular goal of reducing alcohol and drug use among teens.

Pizza and soda will be served from 6-6:30 p.m. Use the Middle Street entrance to the Town Hall.

For more information, or to join the task force, call 672-9876 or e-mail mmsenrich@

Daland Library book group
The Daland Library book group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, to discuss Alice Steinbach’s nonfiction book “Without Reservation.” New members are welcome to join the group. The library is on Main Street in Mont Vernon.

For more information, call 673-7888.

Lifeguard training course
Hampshire Hills Sports and Fitness Club will offer a lifeguard training course from 4-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 27-Nov. 3.

Training covers equipment-based rescues, spinal injury management, post-rescue care and first aid.

Participants must be 15 or older, and a swimming test is required before registration. The cost of the course is $145 for members, $175 for nonmembers.

Hampshire Hills is at 50 Emerson Road, Milford.

For more information, call 673-7123, Ext. 678.

Short notes
The Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley will host the second annual Milford Renaissance Faire from noon-5 p.m. Saturday at its Performing Arts Center on Mont Vernon Street in Milford.

Visitors are welcome to come in costume. Refreshments will be available for sale. Admission is $5 per person and $20 per family.

The fair will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 673-6820 or visit www

Earle Rich will present a program on “Saving Old Family Photos” at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Daland Library in Mont Vernon. This program is free and open to the public.

Rich will also offer a course in digital photography from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at the library. There will be a $5 charge for each session, and each session will be limited to 16 participants. Participants will need to bring a camera to class.

For more information, call 673-8695 or e-mail Erich10983

The Amherst Library will begin this year’s evening series of programs for adults, “Something for Everyone @ Your Library” with a program titled “Yoga for Relaxation,” with Mike Jackson of Amherst Yoga, from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.
The class is limited to 20 participants, and registration is required.

For more information, call 673-2288 or e-mail

The South Central New Hampshire chapter of New England Mountain Biking Association and the Eastern Fat Tire Association will meet at Lamson Farm in Mont Vernon for its third annual Lucky Lamson Ride from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Proceeds will benefit the Peabody Mill Environmental Center and the Lamson Farm Trust.

The cost is $10 per rider for the first ride and $5 for repeat rides. Lamson Farm is on Lamson Road, off Route 13 north in Mont Vernon. For more information, contact Beth Woodbury at 672-3940 or or Jean at 883-6251 or jmwr2@

The Wilton Main Street Association will host its second annual Whale of a Sale fund-raiser from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Second Congregational Church in downtown Wilton.

Donations of good condition yard sale items are now being accepted and can be dropped off at the Second Congregational Church from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. Clothes will not be accepted. Contact the WMSA office at 654-3020 to make special arrangements for dropoff or pick-up of your donations.

The 15th annual Milford Great Pumpkin Festival will feature three evening shows on Friday, Oct. 8. TATTOO will play on the Milford Oval Stage at 7 p.m. This is a free performance, sponsored by Alene Candles. At 7:15 p.m., a comedy show for the whole family, featuring “Stitch,” performer Daniel Forlano, will be held in the Milford Town Hall auditorium. This show is sponsored by St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

Tickets are $5 and may be booked online. The third show of the evening will feature the North Shore Comedy Tour at 8:15 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15, but may be booked in advance, online, for $12 each.

For tickets, visit

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