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So many things to do
Find classes, family events, sports, places to meet new people and more in this guide to Hippo’s listings

Looking to find a new hobby, learn a new language or meet new people? Hippo can help! Every week, we run a piece of our vast listings section. We try to offer as much information as we can on events happening now as well as ongoing classes, clubs and more. But we don’t often get the chance to give you all our listings at once.

So here, in this story, are all of our listings (or nearly all — some children & teens listings, which recently ran in its entirety, and some listings that appeared in our recent health and pet sections are not running here to make room for even more of our events and activities). From children & teens events to yoga classes, from continuing education to organizations looking for volunteers, our listings section offers a variety of ways to get involved in southern New Hampshire and get going on a new life goal or skill for yourself.

Throughout this guide to listings, we’ll offer some tips for how to use and get the most from our listings section each week and how to find the things you’re interested in. And, for those with classes, clubs or other activities they want to tell the world about, we’ll explain how to get your events into our listings section.

Looking for something new to fight those winter blahs? We’ve got your To Do list right here.

Children & Teens
Art
• Currier Art Center
180 Pearl St., Manchester, 669-6144, ext. 122., currier.org
• Friends Fabric Art
177 Merrimack St., Lowell, Mass., 01852, 978-458-4200
• New Hampshire Institute of Art
148 Concord St., Manchester, 866-24104918, nhia.edu
• Talk, Paper, Scissors, Inc.
Willow Tree Plaza, 575 S. Willow St., Manchester, 669-8009, talkpaperscissors.com

Dance
• McKenna Dance Center
Elm Street & Horsehill Road, Penacook, 706-0589, mckennadancecenter.com
• Moving Spirit
32 DW Highway, Merrimack, 886-7308, movingspirityoga dance.com
• NH School of Ballet
1271 Hooksett Road #3, Hooksett, 668-5330, nhschoolorballet.com
• Northern Ballet Theatre
36 Arlington St., Nashua, 889-8408, nbti.org
• Paper Moon Dance Studio
515 DW Hwy., Merrimack, 429-1100, papermoondance.com
• Petit Papillon School of Ballet
39 Green St., Concord, 224-6463, petitpapillon.org
• Southern New Hampshire
Dance Theatre
Englewood Park, 19 Harvey Road, Bedford, 625-9272, snhdt.org
• Yoga Balance
2 Arlington St., Manchester, 627-0008, yogabalance.info
• Yoga Sanctuary
25 Indian Rock Road, The Commons, Windham, 537-0588, yogasanctuary.com

Libraries
• Amherst Town Library
14 Main St., Amherst, 673-2288, amherst.lib.nh.us
• Bedford Library
3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, 472-3023, bedford.lib.nh..us
• Concord Public Library, 45 Green St, Concord, 225-8670, onconcord.com
• Derry Public Library
64 East Broadway in Derry, 432-6140
• Hills Memorial Library
18 Library St., Hudson, 886-6030, hillsml.lib.nh.us
• Hollis Social Library
2 Monument Sq., Hollis, 465-7721, hollis.nh.us
• Hooksett Public Library
1701 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 485-6092, hooksett.lib.nh.us
• Manchester City Library
405 Pine St., 624-6550;
76 N. Main St., 624-6560;
manchester.lib.nh.us
• Nashua Public Library
2 Court St., Nashua, 589-4631, nashualibrary.org
• Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack St., in Lowell, Mass, 978-970-4120, pollardml.org
• Wadleigh Memorial Library
49 Nashua St., Milford, 673-2408, wadleigh.lib.nh.us

Museums
• The Children’s Museum of NH
6 Washington St., Dover, 742-2002, childrensmuseum.org
• The Children’s Metamorphosis
6 West Broadway, Derry, 425-2560, childrensmet.org
• Kaleidoscope Children’s
Museum
8 South Main St., Concord, 229-
4526, kaleidoscopechildrens-
museum.net
• Mariposa Museum
26 Main St., Peterborough, 924-4555, mariposamuseum.org
• SEE Science Center
200 Bedford St., Manchester, 669-0400, seesciencecenter.org

Music
• Bordeleau Keyboarding Studios
48 Maple Drive, Bedford, 472-5566
• Concord Community Music School
23 Wall St., Concord, 228-1196, ccmusicschool.org
• Derry Public Library
64 E. Broadway, Derry, 432-6140, derry.lib.nh.us
• Franco American Centre
52 Concord St., Manchester, 669- 4045, francoamericancentrenh.com
• The Lidman Music School
419 Amherst St., Nashua, 882-5456, lidmanmusic.com
• The Little Private Music School
1 Bryce Drive, Merrimack, 424-4116, tipmusicschool.com
• Manchester Community Music School
2291 Elm St., Manchester, 644-4548, cmusicschool.org
• Manchester Music Mill
Stark Mill, 400 Bedford St., Suite
101, Manchester, 623-8022, manchestermusicmill.com
• Mavro Music School
15 Olde Towne Road, Auburn, 483-5779
• Music Together
249-9560 musictogetherofmilford.com
• Nashua Community Music School
5 Pine St. Ext., Nashua, 881-7030, nashuacms.org
• Ted Herbert’s Music School
922 Elm St., Manchester, 669-9191, tedherbert.com
• West Brother Music
483-1903, westbrothersmusic.com

Nature
• Amoskeag Fishways
6 Fletcher St., Manchester, 626-FISH, amoskeagfishways.org
• Beaver Brook Association
117 Ridge Road, Hollis, 465-7787, beaverbrook.org
• Charmingfare Farm
Route 27, Candia, 483-5623, visitthefarm.com
• Daniel Webster Council of Boy Scouts
571 Holt Ave., Manchester, 625-6431, nhscouting.org
• Educational Farm at Joppa Hill
174 Joppa Hill Road, Bedford, 472-4724, theeducationalfarm.org
• The Fells
456 Route 103A, Newbury, 763-4789, thefells.org
• Girl Scouts of Swift Water Council
One Commerce Drive, Bedford, 627-4158, swgirlscouts.org
• Massabesic Audubon Center
26 Audubon Way, Auburn, 668-2045, nhaudubon.org
• McLane Audubon Center
3 Silk Farm Road, Concord, 224-9909, nhaudubon.org

Science
• Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
2 Institute Drive, Concord, 271-STAR, starhop.com
• RoboTech Center
110 DW Highway, Nashua, 888-6102, robotechcenter.com
• Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, 436-8043, seacoastsciencecenter.org

Sports
• Amherst Soccer Club
PO Box 853, Amherst, amherstsoccerclub.com
• Bedford Basketball League
PO Box 10351, Bedford, 488-1161, bedfordbl.com
• Bow Soccer Club
2 Mountain Farm Road, Bow, 224-4079, bowsoccerclub.com
• Concord Sports Center
2 Whitney Road, Concord, 224- 1655, concordsportscenter.com
• Conway Ice Arena
8 Riverside St., Nashua, 595-2400, conwayarena.com
• Derry Hawks Soccer
216-2700, derrysoccerclub.org
• Fieldhouse Sports
12 Tallwood Drive, Bow, 226-4646, fieldhousesports.com
• Manchester East Soccer League
PO Box 4233, Manchester, 626-7833, mesl.org
• Manchester North Soccer League
647-1766, mnsl.org
• Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association
PO Box 4958, Manchester, mryha.org
• Milford Community Athletic Association
26 N. River Road, Milford, mcaa.us
• NH Sportsplex
68 Technology Drive, Bedford, 641-1313, nhsportsplex.com
• Southern NH Skating Club
snhsc.com, 540-7240
• Tri-Town Ice Arena
311 West River Road, Hooksett, 485-1100, tri-townicearena.com

Theater Groups
• The Acting Loft
516 Pine St., Manchester, 666-5999, actingloft.org
• The Bedford Youth Performing Company
155 Route 101, Bedford, 472-3894, bypc.org
• Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts
281 Cartier St., Manchester, 669-7469, majestictheatre.net
• Palace Theatre
80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org
• Peacock Players
14 Court St., Nashua, 889-2330, peacockplayers.org

Other
• Barnes & Noble
1741 S. Willow St., Manchester, 668-5557; 235 DW Hwy, Nashua, 888-5961
• Borders Books
281 DW Hwy, Nashua, 888-9300;
76 Fort Eddy Road, Concord, 224-1255
• Concord Boys & Girls Club
55 Bradley St., Concord, 224-1061, concordkids.org
• Concord Family YMCA
15 N. State St., Concord, 224-5351, concordymca.org
• Franco American Centre
52 Concord St., Manchester, 669-
4045, francoamericancentrenh.com
• Greater Manchester Family YMCA
30 Mechanic St., Manchester, 623-3558, gmfymca.org
• Greater Nashua YMCA
17 Prospect St., Nashua, 882-2011;
5 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack, 881-7778; nmymca.org
• Green Street Community Center
39 Green St., Concord, 225-8699, onconcord.com/recreation
• Manchester Boys & Girls Club
55 Union St., Manchester, 625-5031, mbgcnh.org
• Nashua Boys & Girls Club
47 Grand Ave., Nashua, 883-0523, bgcn.com
• Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club
56 Mount Vernon St., Milford, 672-1002, svbgc.org
• Toadstool Bookshop
586 Nashua St., Milford, 673- 1734; 12 Depot Square, Peterbor ough, 924-3543; toadbooks.com
• Verizon Wireless Arena
555 Elm St., Manchester, 644- 5000, verizonwirelessarena.com
• YWCA Manchester
72 Concord St., Manchester, 625-5785

Events
• 2009 BOOK BLAST EVENT The Simon Kidgits Club hosts storytellers, activities and giveaways at The Mall at Rockingham Park (1 Mall Road, Salem) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 28, in the JC Penney Court. Free.
• CHILDREN’S TEA PARTY The Friends of the Penacook Branch of the Concord Public Library host a tea party Sat., Feb. 28, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the library (Route 3, Penacook). Children are invited to bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to enjoy stories, crafts and refreshments. Call 230-3690.
• PATCHWORK SEWING CIRCLE meets at MainStreet BookEnds (16 East Main St., Warner), on Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For ages four and up. Each student will complete one project choosing between several options, including a patchwork doll blanket or bed pillow. Each class costs $40 per child. Visit www.mainstreetbookends.com or call 456-2700.
• NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS at the Rochester Opera House (31 Wakefield St., Rochester) Fri., March 6, at 8 p.m. The internationally celebrated performers of the New Shanghai Circus include jugglers, acrobats, contortionists and aerialists. To reserve tickets call the ROH box office at 335-1992 or visit www.rochesteroperahouse.com.
• PLANETARIUM TRANSITION The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium becomes the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center on Fri., March 6, and will unveil its interactive exhibits, programs, expanded gift shop, café, expanded space for special events, and state-of-the-art planetarium.
• TRACY KANE BOOK SIGNING at Barnes & Noble on South Willow Street in Manchester (668-5557) Sat., March 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Fairy Houses™ story hour and book signing with author Tracy Kane. Free; children of all ages are welcome. Includes a meet & greet with the fairies from Southern NH Youth Ballet.
• ANIMAL PLANET’S JEFF CORWIN is coming to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Sun., March 8. Tickets cost $26 and are available at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office at 50 East Merrimack St. in Lowell; call 978-454-2299 or go to www.lowellauditorium.com.
• PINE HILL WALDORF SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE (Abbot Hill Road, Wilton) on Sat., March 14, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy workshops and tours, meet school faculty, view the Middle School Science Fair and participate in an early childhood circle time. Call 654-6003 or visit www.pinehill.org.
• VISIT FROM CURIOUS GEORGE on Sat., March 14, at The Children’s Museum of NH from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the Books Alive! program. Children will make crafts and participate in other activities. All Curious George activities are included in the price of regular admission.
• DERRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE on Sat., March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon by appointment, 65 E. Broadway in Derry. The event is open to the public from noon to 2 p.m. To schedule a visit call 432-8345 and visit www.derrymontessori.org.
• ON THE EDGE part of Smuckers Stars on Ice, at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Fri., April 10, at 7:30 p.m. Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen returns for her second season with other Olympic, World, and National Champions. Tickets cost $25; purchase them at Verizon Wireless Arena box office, at www.starsonice.com, or by calling 868-7300.

Homeschooling
• BUILD A SOLAR CAR class for homeschoolers in grades 4 and up, offered through the Amoskeag Fishways on Fri., March 13, from noon to 2 p.m. Participants will build a model car that runs on solar energy, experiment with car components, and learn how solar energy works. Cost is $18. Advance registration with payment required. Call 626-3474.
• GO GREEN AT AUDUBON CENTER Homeschool and preschool children of all ages can find exciting educational programs at Prescott Farm Audubon Center (928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, 366-5695) on Tuesdays, 10 to 11 a.m. The homeschool programs are set up as six-week units and are designed to provide an in-depth look at a particular nature topic or theme. E-mail Berkley Cline at Bcline@NHAudubon.org.
• NASHUA YMCA offers classes for homeschooled students include “Simple Science” and “Starting Spanish, ” for children ages 4-7, and sports classes for 6- to 12-year olds.
• SUPPORT GROUP for teens meets at 7 p.m. every second Wednesday at Borders, 76 Fort Eddy Rd., Concord.
• MERRIMACK YMCA offers homeschool tennis for children ages 7-12. Contact the Merrimack YMCA at 881-7778.
• PUBLIC SPEAKING CLASSES for ages 12-18. Register at 228-3911 or learnpublicspeaking@comcast.net.

Teen/tween events
• ANIME CLUB at Nashua Public Library in the teen room for ages 13 to 17; meets the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m.
• ART IN MOTION Fridays, 3:30 to 5 p.m., at Moving Spirit, the Center for Yoga, Dance and Wellness in Merrimack. $57 per month, plus $20 registration fee. Call 886-7308 or go to www.movingspirityogadance.com.
• ARTIST AVENUE TEEN ARTS CENTER in Manchester. Free in-studio art supplies for teens to create art in a safe, adult-supervised environment. Membership is free. Open Mon. through Thurs., from 3 to 7 p.m. Call 289-0184. formanchester.org, myspace.com/artistavenue.
• BALLROOM, LATIN & SWING dance classes at Paper Moon Dance Center on Fridays, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. New dance each month. Cost is $8 per student per week; full month charged up front.
• BECOME AN EXCHANGE STUDENT Opportunities for American students. Call 800-888-9040, world-heritage.org.
• CHICKS WITH STICKS TEEN BOOK CLUB takes place on Thurs., March 4, at 3 p.m. in the AV Room of the Wadleigh Memorial Library. This month’s selection is A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass. New members and beginning knitters welcome. Copies are available at the library’s.
• COLLEGE OVERVIEW for juniors and their parents on Tues., March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Merrimack Valley High School Auditorium (106 Village St., Penacook). Topics include information about college tours, college essay pointers, types of financial aid available to students, and calculating the family financial contribution. Contact Mitch Taranow at mtaranow@mv.k12.nh.us or 753-4311.
• DESTINATION CollegeSM is Sat., March 28, at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 North River Rd., Manchester, 800-668-1249). The free college preparation event for high school juniors offers expert advice on the college planning process. Registration is now open and space is limited. 18 workshops will be available covering topics such as financial aid, managing student debt and SAT strategies. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and students and parents can attend the New Hampshire Colleges and Universities Fair. Pre-registration is required by March 10. Visit www.destinationcollege.org for online registration. Call the Center for College Planning at 800-525-2577 ext. 119.
• FIRST AID AND BABYSITTING classes at NH Gateway Chapter of Red Cross (28 Concord St. in Nashua, 889-6664, nashua.redcross.org) for ages 11 to 15.
• NACKEY S. LOEB SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS SPRING COURSES in newswriting, blogging and Photoshop Elements. The six-week session of Wednesday evening classes begin March 11. Journalism is a free course from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Blogging is a free course from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Photoshop Elements is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for students 18 and under and $50 for over 18. Applications are available at www.loebschool.org or by calling 627-0005.
• OPEN GYM AT BALES SCHOOL Fridays, from 6 to 9 p.m., for teens in Milford, held by the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club. Teens ages 12 to 16 are eligible. Free for B&G Club members, $5 non-members. Call Ryan Ledoux at 672-1002, ext. 19, rledoux09@yahoo.com.
• PRE-NURSING ASSISTANT PROGRAM from the American Red Cross, Granite Chapter Office (2 Maitland St., Concord, 225-6697 or 1-800-464-6692) teaches students how to care for residents in long-term facilities/home/hospitals in a licensed nursing assistant 9-week, 162-hour program. Registration fee is $40; state test is $100. Must be 16 years old; high school diploma or GED not required.
• SCRABBLE FOR TEENS AND ADULTS Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at Hollis Social Library. www.hollis.nh.us/library.

Toddler/preschool/baby
• BABY TIME STORYTIME at Hollis Social Library for babies through 24 months on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
• BABIES AND BOOKS STORYTIME at Nashua Public Library on Thursdays at 9 a.m. (for ages 13 to 24 months), Thursdays at 10 a.m. (for ages 13 to 24 months) and Thursdays at 11 a.m. (ages birth to 12 months). Must be Nashua library card holders.
• BABIES, BOOKS & MORE: BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Keyes Meeting Room of the Wadleigh Memorial Library. This is a storytime for babies to 18 months old. Read together, do bouncing rhymes, tickle songs, blow bubbles and dance to the music. No registration necessary.
• BLACKBIRDS, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? preschool program Tues., March 31, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., or Wed., April 1, from noon to 1:30 p.m. This time of year, red-winged blackbirds are returning. Where had they gone? How do they find their way back? Take a walk outside to see if you can find them. Cost is $11 ($8 NH Audubon family members). Pre-registration required. Call 668-2045.
• FABULOUS FUR AND FEATHERS The Amoskeag Fishways presents a preschool program on Wed., March 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. about furry and feathery animals. Cost is $5 per family. Advance registration with payment required. Call 626-3474.
• FROLICING FROGS AT THE FELLS GATEHOUSE Part of the Knee-High Nature Series, is on Tues., Apr. 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Fells in Newbury. Learn everything about frogs, from eggs to adults. Dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor activity. $2 for member children, non-member children are $5. To register call 863-4789 ext. 3.
• LAPSIT program of finger rhymes, short books, songs and surprises for newborns to two-year-olds and their adults. Meets Mondays at 10 a.m. in the Concord Library Auditorium.
• LET’S TAP SWEET SAP preschool program Tues., March 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or Wed., March 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Massabesic Audubon Center. For four- and five-year-olds. Learn about the maple sugaring process. Pre-registration required. Call 668-2045. Cost is $11 ($8 NH Audubon family members).
• MANCHESTER LIBRARY TODDLER STORYTIME for 2-3 years old Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Register in person or by phone 624-6550.
• NEW HAMPSHIRE SUGARING preschooler program will include stories and fun facts about maple syrup, a visit to a tapped sugar maple and related craft projects on Mon., March 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dress for indoor and outdoor activity. Free. To register call 763-4789 ext. 3, limit of 16. Meet at The Fells Gatehouse in Newbury.
• ON A QUEST FOR SPRING The Massabesic Audubon Center offers this preschool program on Tues., March 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., or Wed., March 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. For ages four or five years old. Learn how to use a compass, figure out some of the tell-tale signs of spring. Pre-registration required. Call 668-2045. Cost is $11 ($8 NH Audubon family members).
• PARENTS & TODDLERS PLAY GROUP Mondays 10:30 a.m.-noon at The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center, 27 Burns Ave., Concord. 224-9920.
• PRESCHOOLER STORYTIME at Hollis Social Library every Monday at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday at 11 a.m. for children 2 to 6 years old.
• SHARING WORDS TOGETHER with Miss Joan at the Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford. Mondays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11 a.m. for ages 18 months to 3½ years. Children will listen to stories, songs, do fingerplays & more. No registration necessary.
• SHOW AND TELL: FOR TWO-YEAR-OLDS ONLY Saturday mornings at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (8 Prospect St., Nashua, www.snhmc.org). Free meeting with an instructor for a half-hour tour of The Birth Place, specifically designed with the developmental needs of the toddler in mind.
• SNUG AS A BUG is the Seacoast Science Center’s wintertime program for preschoolers ages 2-to 3-and-a-half-years-old. Each meeting will focus around a different theme and feature a live animal from the Center’s aquaria or terreria. Each session coast $65 for members and $85 for non-members. Contact Marilyn at 436-8043 ext. 18 or m.gilmour@seacentr.org.
• SOUNDS OF SPRING on Tues., March 24, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., or Wed., March 25, from noon to 1:30 pm. The Massabesic Audubon Center winter series continues with this preschool program for 4- to 5-year- olds. Go for an early spring hike and recognize some of the sounds of spring and the sounds of spring to come. Pre-registration required. Call 668-2045. Cost is $11 ($8 NH Audubon family members).
• STORY SCHOOL WITH MISS MARY BETH on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m., and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Keyes Room of the Wadleigh Memorial Library. For children ages 3.5 to 6 years. Children will listen to stories, sing songs, do movement games and a theme-related craft. Child must be 4 years old by Apr. 30. Registration is necessary. Must be a Milford card holder.
• TODDLER TALES Stories, finger rhymes, songs and activities for children 2 to 3.5 years old and their caregivers. Meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Concord Library Auditorium.
• TODDLER STORYTIME WITH MISS JOAN on Mondays at 9:45 a.m. in the Keyes Room of the Wadleigh Memorial Library. This is a new storytime for children18-24 months old. A 30 minute program from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. will be followed with “stay & play” from 10:15 to 11 a.m. No registration necessary; if school is canceled due to the weather then storytime is canceled too.
• WHOSE FOOTPRINTS ARE IN THE SNOW? Amoskeag Fishways presents a pre-school program about tracking on Wed., Mar. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Become a wildlife detective and try to find tracks and other clues winter animals leave behind. Cost is $5 per family. Advance registration with payment required. Call 626-3474 and visit www.amoskeagfishways.org.

Clubs
Hobby
• GATE CITY CORVETTE CLUB meets on the second Friday of the month at 7 p.m. at MacMulkin Chevrolet in Nashua. See www.gatecitycorvetteclub.com.
• HOLLIS WOMAN’S CLUB INDOOR YARD SALE from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sat., April 18, at the Lawrence Barn on Depot Road in Hollis. All tables are $25 each or $20 for a space for your own table. Proceeds will go toward two $1,000 scholarships for Hollis/Brookline High School graduating seniors. To reserve your space or table contact Susan Benz at 465-3607 or susan.benz@gmail.com.
• MANCHESTER STAMP CLUB meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at Villa Crest Nursing Home, 1276 Hanover St., Manchester. For info, call Bob Dion at 625-5082.
• MYSTERY CLUB at Pollard Memorial Library (401 Merrimack Street, Lowell, Mass., 978-970-4118) Learn how to examine a crime scene, techniques to analyze handwriting and read great mystery stories. The club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Library’s ground floor meeting room. Visit pollardml.org for a schedule of meeting dates.
• NASHUA CAMERA CLUB is meeting at Cameraland, 211 Main St., Nashua in the rear entrance. The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Visit www.nashuacameraclub.org or call Dave Marden at 305-7036.
• NASHUA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING (5 Abbott St., Nashua) on Tues., March 17, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a dedication of a vintage Nashua City Hall Sign. Guest speaker is Margaret Koelliker. Contact the Society at 883-0015.
• RADIO CLUB Nashua Area Radio Club meets first Mondays at 7 p.m. at Nashua Public Library.

Service clubs
• THE BREAKFAST EXCHANGE CLUB of Nashua is looking for new members to a help raise awareness of the financial and social situation of the elderly in greater Nashua. The club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 8 a.m. at The Hunt Community in Nashua. Call Lisa Ouellette at St. Joseph Hospital at 882-3000 ext. 66425 or e-mail louellette@sjhnh.org.
• GOFFSTOWN LIONS CLUB meets 6:30-9:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays. Goffstown@NHLions.org.
• MINE FALLS PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE looking for new members in Nashua. Call 589-3400 ext. 5005, leave a message.
• ROTARY CLUB OFFERING GRANTS TO NON-PROFITS The Nashua Rotary Club is soliciting requests for the Club’s annual Community Services Financial Grants for local human services organizations, unfunded school programs, or other charitable requests in amounts of $500 to $2,500. Grants to individuals will be considered if they are administered by a 501(c)3 exempt organization or trust account. Application deadline is Thurs., April 16. E-mail Kristan@clarklavey.com.

Social/professional
• ADULT RECREATION CLUB open to Concord residents ages 18+ meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Green Street Community Center. Check www.onconcord.com/recreation for cost, or call 225-8690.
• MANCHESTER REGIONAL AREA COMMITTEE ON AGING meets monthly. All are invited to join, meet new people or reconnect with old friends. Call Sheryl Brooks at NH Catholic Charities, 624-4717.
• MANCHESTER RICHELIEU CLUB meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Chateau Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. If you speak French, enhance your enjoyment of the language by becoming a member of the Manchester Richelieu Club. Call Walter Parenteau at 964-6925.
• RETIRED MEN’S GROUP meets on the third Tuesday of each month featuring speakers and refreshments at Catholic Medical Center (100 McGregor St. in Manchester, www.catholicmedicalcenter.org).
• SOCRATES CAFÉ on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Starbucks (1111 South Willow St., Manchester). Contact Marc Berthiaume at Socratescafenh@comcast.net.
• SOUHEGAN VALLEY BRIDGE PLAYERS meets Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford; newcomers always welcome.

Women
• BROWN BAG LUNCH THURSDAYS 11:30 a.m. sharp to 12:30 p.m., at the Women Supporting Women Center in Exeter. Free. 772-0799, www.wswcenter.com.
• BPW NASHUA CHAPTER The Business and Professional Women group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua. The luncheon meeting includes a keynote speaker and networking. Everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP is not necessary. There is a small charge for the meeting.
• HOLLIS WOMAN’S CLUB NYC DAY TRIP Sat., June 6. Leave from the Welcome Center at 6 a.m., depart for the return trip at 7 p.m., and return to Nashua around midnight. All are welcome. Each seat is $60. Call Susan at 465-3607.
• RETIRED WOMEN’S GROUP at Prime Time, 195 McGregor St. in Manchester. Fourth Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Call 663-6333.
• QUOTA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CLUB meets fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Yard Restaurant, Manchester. Quotarians are known for service to deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech-impaired individuals and disadvantaged women and children.
• QUEEN CITY MOTHERS OF TWINS CLUB meets third Wed. of every month, at 7 p.m., at Knights of Columbus Hall, South Porter St., Manchester. A support group for mothers, grandmothers, guardians and expectant mothers of multiples. Visit www.queencitymothersoftwinsclub.com.

Continuing Education
Open houses/ sign-ups/ job fairs
• GRADUATE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE at the UNH Center for Graduate & Professional Studies (286 Commercial St., Manchester) Wed., March 18, at 6 p.m. will provide an overview of the graduate study opportunities available. RSVP to unhm.gradcenter@unh.edu or 641-4313.

Adult education
• ADULT EDUCATION classes offered by Nashua School District at Chuck Druding Drive, Nashua, 589-6416. Nashua Adult and Community Education offers courses for adults 18 and older to earn credit toward a high school diploma, drivers education program and an enrichment program, which offers classes in arts and crafts, cooking, language, engine repair, college planning, computers and more.. Courses run at night and cost $150 for Nashua residents. nashua.edu.
• CHANGING CAREERS workshop at Springfield College, School of Human Services, 500 Commercial St., Manchester, register at 666-5700.
• CLASSES FOR LIFE Concord High School’s continuing education program has announced its updated class schedule. All classes held at Concord High School, 170 Warren St., Concord. Visit www.classesforlife.com for class listings or call 225-0804.
• FREE COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL COURSES on CD at Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua, 589-4603. Nashua Public Library cardholders can now borrow any of 33 full-length college and high-school courses on CD and DVD covering a wide range of subjects from religion to astronomy to poetry.
• NACKEY S. LOEB SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS SPRING COURSES in newswriting, blogging and Photoshop Elements. Six-week session of Wednesday evening classes begins March 11. Journalism is a free course from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Blogging is a free course from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Photoshop Elements is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for students 18 and under and $50 for over 18. Applications are available at www.loebschool.org or by calling 627-0005.
• NASHUA ADULT LEARNING CENTER (4 Lake St. in Nashua, 882-9080 ext. 218, www.adultlearningcenter.org) offers classes for those seeking a GED, office technology and job training classes, language classes and a class to prepare those going to college. Go online or call for a schedule.
• OLLI COURSES The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute provides classes, lectures and field trips for adults ages 50 and over through Granite State College, 513-1377, granite.edu/olli/programs.htm. Membership costs $35; costs vary for individual classes. Some classes are multi-week and some are one-day only. Classes are on arts, literature, history, personal finance and more. See Web site for the schedule.

Undergraduate & graduate classes/certificates
• CHESTER COLLEGE OF NEW ENGLAND (40 Chester St., Chester) offers courses and BA degrees in fine arts, photography/media arts and design, writing and literature, and interdisciplinary arts. Courses available online. 887-7400, www.chestercollege.edu.
• GRANITE STATE COLLEGE (granite.edu, 228-3000) has regional centers in Claremont, Concord, Rochester and Conway (open Monday through Friday for classes, appointments with advisers and staff and registration) and five academic centers in Berlin, Lebanon, Littleton, Manchester and Portsmouth (which host classes and academic services on an appointment basis). Granite State College offers associate and bachelor degrees, teacher education, online courses and non-credit and training classes including foster parent training and Gregg Public Safety Academy.
• MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (1066 Front St., Manchester, 668-6706, www.manchestercommunitycollege.edu) offers associate’s degrees and certificates in subjects such as arts & design, automotive technology, building construction technology, business studies, computer science, education & human services, electrical technology, health & fitness, HVAC, real estate and welding.
• MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (33 Kearney Square, Lowell, Mass., 800-818-3434, www.middlesex.mass.edu) offers associate’s degrees, certificate programs, online learning, community and career training, corporate training.
• NASHUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (505 Amherst St., Nashua, 882-6923, nashuacc.edu) offers associate’s degrees and certificates, business and industry training, and online learning.
• NH INSTITUTE OF ART (148 Concord St., Manchester, 623-0313, www.nhia.edu) offers art degrees and certificates, BFA and more; classes and workshops offered in drawing, painting, jewelry, photography, ceramics, interior design, etc.
• SNHU (Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N. River Road, Hooksett, 800-668-1249, www.snhu.edu) offers undergraduate, certificate programs, graduate degrees (including an M.F.A. program), graduate certificates and assorted culinary certificates and degrees. SNHU also has online certificates and degrees. SNHU offers continuing education courses in Brunswick, Laconia, Nashua, Salem and the Seacoast in addition to its Manchester-area locations. See the Web site for the complete schedule.
• SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (500 Commercial St., Manchester, 666-5700, www.springfieldcollege.edu) offers weekend degrees in social work and human services; graduate programs in arts therapy, education, exercise science and sports studies, health care management, occupational therapy, physical education, physical therapy, psychology and counseling, social work and sport management and recreation; a variety of undergraduate programs and teacher licensing and certification classes.
• UMASS-LOWELL (uml.edu, 978-934-2474) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as certificate programs (including project management, Web site design, water treatment, wastewater treatment, technical writing, nutrition, paralegal studies, communications, graphic design and digital imaging and land surveying), non-credit seminars, online certificates and degrees, and accelerated 10-week sessions.
• UNH MANCHESTER (400 Commercial St., Manchester, 641-4101, www.unhm.unh.edu) offers bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs as well as certificates and degrees through the UNH Center for Graduate & Professional Studies at (see www.unhmgrad.unh.edu/programs/cgps_programs.html; 286 Commercial St. in Manchester). See Web site for a complete description for all offerings.
• ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM Concord’s Community College, St. Joseph Hospital, Concord Hospital and other private orthopedic offices are offering a certificate program in Orthopaedic Technology. This program educates students in the care of orthopaedic patients. A one-year intensive educational component and a six-week, 240-hour externship is required. This program is offered through NHTI in Concord. Call 271-7159 or visit www.nhti.edu.

CRAFTS
Knitting
• BROOKLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY (16 Main St., Brookline, 673-3330, www.brookline.nh.us) is holding sign-ups for its knitting, crocheting and cross-stitch group. Call or e-mail debra@brookline.nh.us to sign up and suggest a day and time to meet.
• CONCORD COMMUNITY EDUCATION (Concord High School, 170 Warren St., Concord, www.concord.k12.nh.us) offers classes in knitting and crocheting. See schedule online.
• THE ELEGANT EWE (71 S. Main St. in Concord, 226-0066, elegantewe.com) offers a variety of classes.
• HOOKSETT PUBLIC LIBRARY (1701B Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 485-6092, hooksettlibrary.org) hosts a learning-to-knit circle every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the adult room of the library. Tea and coffee are served.
• THE KNITTING KLUB meets Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hollis Social Library (2 Monument Square in Hollis, 465-7721, www.hollis.nh.us/library). New members are welcome.
• MOMS KNITTING CIRCLE meets on Thursdays in the AV Room at the Merrimack Public Library (470 DW Highway in Merrimack, 424-5021, www.merrimack.lib.nh.us). The group is open to all ages and skill levels. Contact Melissa at 673-7838 or Sarah at 672-3409.
• NASHUA PUBLIC LIBRARY (2 Court St., Nashua, 589-4600, www.nashualibrary.org) hosts a knitting group every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No registration is necessary. Call Jenn at 589-4612 or e-mail jenn.jasinski@nashualibrary.org.
• NASHUA STITCH N BITCH meets Mondays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the café in Borders, 281 DW Highway in Nashua. Drop-ins welcome. See kat.prettyposies.com/nashuasnb.
• NESMITH KNITTERS meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Nesmith Library (8 Fellows Road, Windham, 432-7154, www.nesmithlibrary.org). All skills and ages welcome.

Quilting
• AMETHYST ROSE QUILT SHOP (37 Crystal Ave. Unit 5, Derry, www.theamethystrosequiltshop.com, 489-8161) offers open quilt times, project-specific classes and more.
• BEDFORD FRIENDSHIP QUILT GUILD meets the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Room of the Bedford Presbyterian Church to make quilts for children in Families in Transition. Call Pam Mikkola at 472-9225 or Lois Tourangeau at 424-0417.
• CAPITAL QUILTERS GUILD (www.capitalquiltersguild.org) offers events and classes for quilters in the Concord area.
• THE CHESTNUT QUILTER (167 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, 647-8458, www.thechestnutquilter.com) offers quilting classes. • CONCORD COMMUNITY EDUCATION (Concord High School, 170 Warren St., Concord, www.concord.k12.nh.us) offers classes in quilting. See schedule online.
• NH QUILTERS’ EMPORIUM (Pennichuck Square on Route 101A, 707 Milford Road, Merrimack, 880-0300, nhqe.com) offers classes in quilting. Call for schedule.
• PEGGY ANNE’S QUILTING & SEWING CO. (57 N. Main St., Concord, www.peggyannes.com, 223-2344) offers classes in quilting.
• TOGETHER WE QUILT The Capital Quilters Guild will hold its 2009 biennial quilt show at the Goldi Crocker Wellness Center on the NH Technical Institute Campus in Concord on Fri., April 24, from 5 to 8 p.m.; Sat., April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sun., April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and above, $4 for seniors. Call 715-2102.

Scrapbooking
• AMANDALIZ SCRAPBOOK COMPANY (135 Route 101A, Carriage Depot Plaza, Amherst, 886-4544, www.amandalinz.com) offers classes on building theme pages, with themes like back to school or the Red Sox.
• MARY’S MEMORIES (12 Clark Road, Milford, 249-8978, www.marysmemories.com) offers individual lessons, one-session workshops and a basic scrapbooking class.
• THE PAPER TREE (865 Second St. in Manchester, 624-8800, www.thepapertree.net) offers one-day classes for different paper art projects and aspects of scrapbooking, as well as open studio time. Daytime and weekend classes available. See complete schedule on the Web site.
• SCRAPPIN’ SOUL SISTERS (7 Perley St., Concord, 717-7136, www.scrappinsoulsisters.com) offers classes and crops, which are gatherings where scrapbookers can get together to work on projects and share ideas (crops feature food and run from 6 p.m. to midnight every other Friday night).
• STAMPING MEMORIES (45 Court St. in Laconia, 528-0498, nhstampingmemories.com, info@nhstampingmemories.com) offers classes on a variety of kinds of cardmaking.
• TALK PAPER SCISSORS (Willow Tree Plaza, 575 S. Willow St., Manchester, 669-8009, www.talkpaperscissors.com) offers introductory scrapbooking classes as well as classes on specific aspects of scrapbooking (collage-making, art journaling) and classes on crafts such as card-making and lampshade-decorating. See the complete schedule on the Web site.

Sewing
• LEVESQUE’S SEWING MACHINE (1261 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 645-1661, www.levesquesewvac.com) offers beginning and advanced sewing and quilting classes. Call to find out about class availability; classes scheduled according to demand.
• MERRI STITCHES (58 Range Road, Windham, 685-0185; www.merristitches.com) offers workshops and multi-week classes. Call or go online for schedule in each store.
• NEW HAMPSHIRE ACADEMY OF SEWING (Canterbury, www.nhacademyofsewing.com, thefabricsmith@surfglobal.net) offers private lessons in sewing as well as group classes of all skill levels.
• PEGGY ANNE’S QUILTING & SEWING CO. (57 N. Main St., Concord, www.peggyannes.com, 223-2344) offers classes and demonstrations for all levels of sewing from the basics to specific garment construction.

Spinning
• WADLEIGH MEMORIAL LIBRARY (49 Nashua St., Milford, 673-2408, wadleigh.lib.nh.us) hosts the Southern NH Wool Spinners on Wednesdays in the audiovisual room from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome. Call Elizabeth 672-0708 or e-mail her at eeskipper@comcast.net.

Other
• CERAMICS & MOLDMAKING classes in coloring, decorating and finishing hand-crafted ceramics. (99 Factory St., Nashua). Monthly cost is $65 including all supplies. To register, call 889-0843.
• DRAWING AND PAINTING instruction. Studio located in downtown Nashua at 174 Main St. Day and evening classes, all skill levels. Call 889-9270.
• IKEBANA JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT Ongoing weekly classes held on Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. Evening classes on Thurs. & Fri. for working people. 595-8877, www.ikebanaflower.com.
• POTTERY CLASSES Learn to make pottery on the potters’ wheel or learn hand-building techniques at Warm Stone Studio (99 Factory St, , Nashua, warmstonestudio.com, 595-9500).

Dance
• Arthur Murray Dance Studio
99 Elm St., Manchester, 624-6857, learntodancetoday.com
• Bliss Healing Arts Center LLC
250 Commercial St. # 2007, 624- 0080, blisshealing.com
• Dance International Studio
83 Hanover St., Manchester, 858-0162, importers-exporters. com/DIS.htm
• Kathy Blake Dance Studios
3 Northern Blvd. in Amherst, 673-3978, kathyblakedancestudios.com
• Krystal Ballroom Dance Studio
352 S. Broadway, Salem, 870-9350, krystalballroom.com
• Let’s Dance Studio
5 North Main St., Concord, 228-2800, letsdancenh.com
• Mill-A-Round Dance Center
250 Commercial St., Manchester, 641-3880, millaround.com
• Paper Moon Dance Center
515 DW Hwy., Merrimack, 429-1100, papermoondance.com.
• Queen City Ballroom
21 Dow St., Manchester, 622- 1500, queencityballroomnh.com
• Royal Palace Dance Studio
167 Elm St., Manchester, 621- 9119, royalpalacedance.com
• Senior Activity Center
70 Temple St., Nashua, 889-6155
• Steppin’ Out Dance Studio
1201 Westford St., Lowell, 978-452- 1111, steppinoutdance-lowell.com

Ballroom classes
• BALLROOM dance classes 7 p.m. Mondays at Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St., Nashua, 889-6155. Six weeks: $50.
• BALLROOM Tuesdays, at 5:45 p.m., for adults. Held in Bow. $60 fee, $65 for non-residents, every six classes. Call Bow Recreation at 228-2222.
• BALLROOM/SMOOTH beginner ballroom dance lessons, Thursdays, 7-7:45 p.m. Royal Palace Dance Studio, 621-9119, royalpalacedance.com. $15.
• BEGINNER BALLROOM classes at Queen City Ballroom in Manchester, include: Sundays, Beginner Cha Cha from 6:15 to 7 p.m., Level 2 Tango from 7 to 7:45 p.m., Level 4 Rumba from 8 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Beginner Samba from 7 to 7:45 p.m., Level 2 Rhumba from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m., Level 3 Hustle from 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Beginner Swing, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays, Level 2 Quickstep and Level 4 Tango from 6:15 to 7 p.m., Beginner Foxtrot from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m., Level 2 Salsa and Level 3 Cha Cha from 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. Cost is $32 per person. Beginner class info, call 668-6706. Level 2, 3 and 4 class info, call 622-1500. www.queencityballroomnh.com. Other classes, private lessons and dance events available; call for latest schedule.
• BEGINNER BALLROOM GROUP CLASSES at Mill-A-Round Dance Center. Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m. $10 per person. Visit millaround.com for more info.
• BEGINNER DROP-IN GROUP CLASS 7-7:50 p.m. Fridays, no experience necessary. Walk-ins encouraged, singles and couples ages 12 and up. $10 per person includes $5 discount to social dance Fridays and one Saturday per month 8-11 p.m. Paper Moon Dance Center.
• INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SMOOTH AND RHYTHM CLASSES Every Friday night from 8 to 8:45 p.m. at the Queen City Ballroom. Each week will focus on a different dance, alternating between smooth and rhythm. Pre-registration is not required. $8.50 per person, per class. Multiple class discounts available. Call 622-1500 or visit www.queencityballroomnh.com.
• LATIN/RHYTHM beginner/intermediate salsa, cha cha, merengue, rumba, swing, samba, mambo, bachatta, hustle. Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. Royal Palace Dance Studio, $45 per month, $15 pay as you go. www.royalpalacedance.com.
• SALSA for beginners is every Fri., 6:15 p.m., $45 per month, $15 pay as you go. Royal Palace Dance Studio, www.royalpalacedance.com. For intermediates, every Fri., 7 p.m., $45 per month, $15 pay as you go. • WEDDING PREP PRIVATE BALLROOM LESSONS taught by Violetta in Manchester, 289-8952.

Ballroom dances
• BALLROOM at Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club. Waltz, foxtrot, tango, rhumba, cha-cha, swing and more. Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $20 per single, $30 per couple. Call Caitlin Hunter at 672-1002.
• BEGINNER COUPLES MONTHLY DANCE at Queen City Ballroom Studio in Manchester. First Saturday of the month, from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $16 per couple. Casual dress. Call 622-1500 or visit www.queencityballroomnh.com.
• FREE WEEKLY DANCES hosted by Let’s Dance Studio in Concord. Every Thurs., from 8 to 10 p.m. Dances include ballroom, Latin, swing and tango and are open to the public. Call 228-2800, or visit www.letsdancenh.com.
• FREE BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE every Monday, at 6 p.m., at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Manchester. Learn Salsa, Waltz, Tango, Swing and more. Call 624-6857.
• FREE BALLROOM DANCING at Let’s Dance Studio (5 North Main St., Concord) every Thursday night from 8 to 10 p.m., as well as Sat., Feb. 28, from 8 to 11 p.m. Dances are open to the public. Call 228-2800 or visit www.letsdancenh.com.
• MONDAY NIGHT DANCE every week at 6 p.m. at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Manchester. Learn salsa, waltz, tango, swing and more. Call 624-6857.
• MONTHLY BALLROOM dance last Saturday of each month at Steppin’ Out Dance Studio.
• PORTSMOUTH SOCIAL DANCE every Friday from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at the Portsmouth Ballroom Dance Studio, 948 Route 1 Bypass North in Portsmouth. Lesson at 8 p.m. The cost is $10. Call 433-2009.
• SOCIAL DANCING 8-11 p.m. Fridays and one Saturday per month. Walk-ins encouraged, singles and couples ages 12 and up. $10; $5 if attending any classes or lessons during the prior week; price includes light refreshments. Paper Moon Dance Center.
• SUNDAY NIGHT BALLROOM DANCE PARTIES every week at Queen City Ballroom Studio in Manchester, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $8 per person. Come at 5:15 p.m. for a pre-dance lesson for $8.50 per person, both dance and lesson cost $12 per person. Singles and couples welcome. Free admission for first-timers. Call 622-1500 or visit www.queencityballroomnh.com.

Belly dance classes
• BEGINNER Sundays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Classes cost $15 each. Held at Dance International Studio in Manchester. Call Michele at 858-0162 or e-mail mcarista@bu.edu.
• BELLY DANCING at the Holistic Self-Care Center in Nashia on Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m. Four classes cost $40, drop-in fee of $12. Discounts available for Gold Card Members. Call 883-1490, www.thehsccenter.com.
• BELLY DANCING LESSONS Every Sat. from 2 to 3 p.m. at Paper Moon Dance Center in Merrimack. Drop-in lessons cost $15. www.papermoondance.com or call 429-1100.
• BELLY DANCING WITH ZAHIRA Mondays at Amherst Jazzercise Fitness Center, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. $12 per class. Wednesdays at Bliss Healing Arts Center, 6 to 7 p.m. $15 per class, class cards available. Thursdays and Fridays at Merrimack YMCA, 7 to 8 p.m. Saturdays at Holisitic Health Care Center in Nashua, 12 to 1 p.m. Visit www.zahira-bellydancer.com.
• BELLY DANCING Mon. from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for adults in Bow. $70 fee, $75 non-residents, every 7 classes. Also held Wed. from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. for adults. Fee of $87, $92 non-residents, every 10 classes. Call Bow Recreation at 228-2222.

Folk classes & dances
• ABSOLUTE BEGINNER LINE DANCING instruction in Nashua Wednesdays 4:45-5:45 p.m. Call St. Joseph Hospital Community Health, 800-210-9000.
• BEGINNER LINE DANCES at Merrimack YMCA, 881-7778, on Thursdays, and at Nashua YMCA, 882-2011, on Tuesdays. Classes are 7:30-8:30 p.m., four-week sessions.
• FUN LINE DANCE CLASSES WITH CJ held at Campbell High School in Litchfield, through the Litchfield Community Education Program. Cost is $50 for 6 weeks. Call Chris F. at 546-0300, www.nhgrizzlies.com.
• GREEK FOLK DANCING Sunday evenings at the St. George Greek Orthodox Community Center in Manchester. Open to everyone. Call 497-4581.
• LINE DANCING AT THE SENIOR CENTER lessons given on Fridays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall, Airport Road in Concord. Lessons cost $4. The senior program is open to ages 50+. www.onconcord.com/recreation.
• LINE & PARTNER DANCE lessons Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Circle 9 Ranch (39 Windymere Drive, Epsom). Tuesdays are beginner nights and Wednesdays are for intermediates. Cost is $6 per class. Call 736-9656 or visit www.circle9ranch.com.
• LINE DANCING CLASSES for adults Thursdays. Basics 5:30-6:30 p.m., novice 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Nashua Senior Center, Temple St., Nashua, 429-0891.
• LINE DANCING LESSONS with Ginger Kozlowski at the Mill-a-Round Dance Center. Beginner, intermediate and open dancing held Thursdays 8-10 p.m. Seven-week sessions $50, or $8 per night. Sign up through the Elliot Wellness Program 663-4567 or elliothospital.com/programs/classes.asp.
• SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING classes directed by an instructor certified by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. New members welcome. Wear comfortable shoes. Classes meet 7 p.m. fourth and fifth Wednesdays of the month at Chandler Library (247 Main St., Nashua, 459-9958).
• SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING No partner required. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd (215 Main St., Nashua). $3. 891-2331, rscdsboston.org.
• VIETNAMESE DANCE class for kids ages 5 and up. 11 a.m. to noon, at Success Dance and Performing Arts Center. Call Chi Potter at 429-4021, 424-3800 or e-mail chipotter@verizon.net.

Other
• ADULT CLASSES in ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz at Allegro Dance Academy (100 Factory St., Nashua, www.allegrodanceonline.com).
• ADULT TAP LESSONS weekly at the Majestic Theatre in Manchester. Drop-in fee of $15. Beginner and Intermediate held on Sundays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tap shoes recommended but not required. www.majestictheatre.net.
• CARDIO SALSA at Royal Palace Dance Studio, 621-9119, www.royalpalacedance.com. Beginners, Mondays, 7 to 7:45 p.m. Other classes also available. $45 per month or $15 per class.
• DANSKINETICS AND YOGA MOVEMENT classes third Sat. of each month. $12 drop-in. No dance experience necessary. Visit www.yogabalance.info.
• POLE AND EXOTIC DANCE for women 18+ at Bliss Healing Arts Center (250 Commercial St. #2007, Manchester, 624-0080, www.polebliss.com). 4- to 6-week sessions for beginners up. Intro Taster classes 1-2 times a month. Pole fitness, chair dancing and stretch classes also offered.
• ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER DANCE is Sat., March 14, from 7 p.m. to midnight at St. Lawrence Catholic Church (1 East Union St., Goffstown). Traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner, DJ, silent auction. Tickets $20 per person or $190 for a table of 10, on sale at Goffstown Ace Hardware and Jo-Marie’s Country Shoppe. Call 497-9933 or visit www.goffstownmainstreet.org.
• URBAN FUNK hip-hop choreography, Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m., Royal Palace Dance Studio, $45 per month, $15 pay as you go. www.royalpalacedance.com.
• ZUMBA FITNESS DANCE CLASS Mondays and Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m., and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Join the Queen City Ballroom and Zoom 2U Fitness for Zumba, a fun cardio workout that combines dance and fitness moves. All fitness levels welcome. $6 per class. Contact Michele at michele@zoom2ufitness.com or 264-0984.

Health& Wellness
Hostpitals & Clinics
• Catholic Medical Center
100 McGregor St., Manchester, 626- 2626, catholicmedicalcenter.org
• Concord Hospital
250 Pleasant St., Concord, 225- 2711, concordhospital.org
• Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic
100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester, 695-2500, dartmouth-hitchcock.org
• Elliot Hospital
One Elliot Way, Manchester, 669-5300, elliothospital.org
• Manchester Community Health Center
145 Hollis Street., Manchester, 626-9500, mchc-nh.org
• The Mental Health Center
of Greater Manchester
401 Cypress St., Manchester, 668-4111, mhcgm.org
• NH Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
125 Airport Road, Concord, 225- 0900, nhhpco.org
• Southern N.H. Medical Center
8 Prospect St., Nashua, 577-2255, snhmc.org
• St. Joseph Hospital
172 Kinsley St., Nashua, 595- 3168, stjosephhospital.com.
• Visiting Nurse Association
33 S. Commercial St., Manchester, 622-3781, manchestervna.org

Pregnancy
• Bedford Commons OB-GYN, P.A.
Bedford Commons, 201 Riverway
Place, in Bedford, 668-4646
Overlook Medical Park, 6 Tsienneto Road in Derry, 668-4646; bcog.com
• The Birth Cottage
4 Prospect St. in Milford, 673-6010
374 Union St. #113 in Peterborough, 924-9883;
birthcottage.com
• La Leche League
llusa.org/menh
• Nini Bambini
166 South River Road in Bedford, 666-6464, ninibambini.com

Other
• American Red Cross
1800 Elm St., Manchester, 624-4307, redcrossmanchester.org
28 Concord St., Nashua, 889-6664, nashua.redcross.org.
2 Maitland St., Concord, 225-6697, concord-redcross.org
• The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center
27 Burns Avenue in Concord, 224-9920, thechildrensplacenh.org
• The Compassionate Friends Greater Manchester Chapter
tcfmanchester.org
• Daniel Webster College
20 University Dr., Nashua, 577-6625, dwc.edu.
• Easter Seals NH
555 Auburn St., 623-8863, nh.easterseals.com
• Full Spectrum Wellness LLC
55 South Commercial St., Manchester, 296-0830, fullspectrumwellness.com
• Greater Manchester YMCA
30 Mechanic St., 623-3558, gmfymca.org
• Healing Hands Chiropractic
25 Nashua Rd Suite F2 in Londonderry, 434-3456
501 Riverway Place in Bedford, 647-0600; healinghandsnh.com
• The Holistic Self Care Center
12 Murphy Drive in Nashua, 883-1490, thehsccenter.com
• Manchester Health Department Community Health Division
1528 Elm St. in Manchester, 624-6466, manchesternh.gov
• Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services
18 Mulberry St. in Nashua, 589-4560, gonashua.com
• Nashua Senior Center
70 Temple St. In Nashua, 889-6155, nashuaseniorcenter.org
• National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
1-800-242-6264, naminh.org
• Naturopathic Clinic of Concord
46 S. Main St. in Concord, 228- 0407, concordnaturopathic.com
• Pastoral Counseling Services
2013 Elm St., Manchester, 627-2702, pcs-nh.org
• William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center
151 Douglas St. in Manchester, 624-6536, manchesternh.gov
• Women Supporting Women
111 Water St., Exeter, 772-0799, wswcenter.com
• YWCA
72 Concord St., Manchester, 625-5785, ywca.org

Events
• CANCER SURVIVOR CELEBRATION Cancer survivors and their families are invited on Sun., March 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the Nashua Country Club (25 Fairway St., Nashua) for a celebration brunch. Guest speakers will share their uplifting experiences. Call MedCall at St. Joseph Hospital at 800-210-9000. Pre-registration is required. Call early to reserve a seat as space is limited.
• 8TH ANNUAL NH GRANITE GALA The New Hampshire Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will honor Joseph B. Reilly, CEO of Centrix Bank, at the 8th Annual Granite Gala on Sat., March 28, at Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua. Proceeds from the event, expected to exceed $280,500, will fund research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. To donate, call 222-2300 or e-mail newhampshire@jdrf.org.
• ANNUAL THEME EVENT Concord Hospital will hold its annual Theme Event to benefit its Interventional Cardiology Suite on Sat., Apr. 4, from 7 p.m. to midnight at NHTI in Concord. Tickets cost $100 per person. Participants will be treated like stars of the silver screen and the evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, silent auction, and a gourmet meal. Call 225-2711 ext. 3076 or visit www.concordhospital.org.

Blood donation
• AMHERST COUNTRY CLUB (72 Ponemah Road, Amherst) on Thurs., Feb. 26, from 1 to 6 p.m.
• PARISH OF THE RESURRECTION (449 Broad St., Nashua) on Tues., March 3, from 1 to 7 p.m.
• THE ELKS LODGE (120 DW Highway, Nashua) on Thurs., March 5, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• GREATER LONDONDERRY YMCA (206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry) on Mon., March 9, from 1 to 6 p.m.
• THE ELKS LODGE (120 DW Highway, Nashua) on Thurs., March 19, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• CATHOLIC MEDICAL CENTER (Manchester) on Mon., March 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

First aid
• EMERGENCY RESPONSE is a 50-hour program that meets requirements to take the State First Responder Exam and is held at the Concord Red Cross, 2 Maitland St. in Concord. Participants must attend all sessions. Cost is $360. Call 225-6697 ext. 205 or visit www.concord-redcross.org.
• FIRST AID & SAFETY CLASSES from the Granite Chapter of the Red Cross, serving the Concord, Lakes and Hanover region. Classes are in general first aid, emergency response, wilderness first aid and becoming a Red Cross instructor. Go to www.concord-redcross.org or call 225-6697.
• HEALTH & SAFETY classes from NH Gateway Chapter of Red Cross (28 Concord St. in Nashua, 889-6664, nashua.redcross.org). Classes include first aid, automated external defibrillator, adult CPR, infant or child CPR, professional rescuer CPR/AED, sport safety training, wilderness first aid training, bloodborne pathogens and more.
• SAFETY TRAINING Greater Manchester Chapter of the American Red Cross (1800 Elm St., Manchester, 624-4307, redcrossmanchester.org) offers courses on lifeguarding, CPR for adults and children as well as for professional certifications, defibrillator training and HIV/AIDS workshops. Courses are ongoing. Prices and times vary.
• WATER SAFETY Water rescue and lifeguard training classes from Swim NH. Classes in February and April. Go to www.swimnh.com, e-mail Karen@swimnh.com or call 724-7484.
• WILDERNESS FIRST AID 24-hour program covers what to do when help is not immediately on the way. Participants must attend all sessions. Cost is $150. Call 225-6697 ext. 205 or visit www.concord-redcross.org.

Screenings
• BLOOD PRESSURE screenings free from parish nurses in Nashua. Drop in Monday, Wednesday, Friday, between 9 a.m. and noon at Milette Manor, 72 Vine St. in Nashua, 598-2424, stjosephhospital.com.
• BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS Catholic Medical Center’s Prime Time Program will offer a free screening on Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Mill West Building, 195 McGregor St., Suite LL22 in Manchester. Walk-ins are welcome and other times are available by appointment. Call 663-6333.
• BLOOD PRESSURE AND NURSE CONSULTS in various faith communities throughout greater Manchester. Call the Catholic Medical Center’s Parish Nurse Program at 663-8004.
• BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER screenings at St. Joseph Hospital. Free for women between the ages of 18-64 who do not have health insurance and fall within necessary income guidelines. Call 882-3000 ext. 67188 for appointment.
• DIABETES screenings and free monthly glucose screenings. Call Community Health Education at St. Joseph Hospital 595-3168.
• HEARING screenings on the second Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon at the Roger Dionne MD Senior Center at St. Joseph Hospital. Free. To register, call 595-3722.
• HEARING LOSS SCREENING with the Avada Hearing Care Center of Merrimack for free monthly hearing screenings on Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. Register early, as space is limited. To register call Community Health Education at St. Joseph Hospital at 595-3168.
• MONTHLY PODIATRY CLINIC Physicians from Nashua Podiatry Associates will be seeing patients during their free monthly podiatry clinic at The Roger Dionne Senior Center at St. Joseph Hospital. This clinic is for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the lower extremities and provides treatment for common foot problems, conditions associated with diabetes and other vascular diseases. Appointments are scheduled every third Tuesday of the month. Call 595-3722 to make an appointment.
• SKIN SCREENING The Oncology Center at St. Joseph Hospital provides free head-to-toe skin cancer risk factor assessments. Individualized skin cancer prevention recommendations will be discussed by a licensed nurse practitioner. Registration is required. Call 595-3168.
• STROKE screenings at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. Pre-registration is required. Call 595-3168.

Workshops & seminars
• BECOMING A VEGETARIAN workshop on Wed., March 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with chiropractor Dr. Jilian Stogniew at the Concord Cooperative Market. Visit www.concordfoodcoop.coop or call 225-6840. The event is free and pre-registration is required.
• HEALTHY BACK information including injury prevention techniques, proper body mechanics and basic exercises, first Wednesdays at SNHMC.
• MENU FOR THE FUTURE discussion group presented by The Concord Cooperative Market talks about connections between food and environmental sustainability. Meets six Thursdays through March 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Each meeting will have a different theme, and participants will read and discuss short essays. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Cost is $30 ($25 for Co-op members). Contact the Co-op at 225-6840 or e-mail at classes@concordfoodcoop.coop.
• PAIN MANAGEMENT for repetitive strain injuries and cumulative trauma disorders of the arm and hand. 6:30-8 p.m. fourth Mondays at SNHMC. $15.
• SPINAL CARE workshops 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Amoskeag Chiropractic. Call for weekly topic. Free.
• SPRING INTO ACTION and cleanse your way to health on Tues., March 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with naturopath Dr. Pamela Herring at the Concord Cooperative Market. Visit www.concordfoodcoop.coop, or call 225-6840. Free, preregistration required.
• SPROUTING SEEDS AND BEANS FOR HEALTH workshop on Thurs., March 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with acupuncturist Jennifer Woolf at the Concord Cooperative Market. Visit www.concordfoodcoop.coop, or call 225-6840. The event is free, preregistration required.
• TUI NA MASSAGE is a two-session class Tues., March 3, and Tues., March 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Health Occupations Room at Laconia High School. Tui Na is an ancient form of Chinese physical therapy. Learn the history and potential benefits of therapeutic bodywork in general. Class size is limited. Call 524-5712 or visit www.laconia.k12.nh.us/adulted to register.
• WOMEN’S HEALTH St. Joseph Hospital offers programs on a monthly basis to help women take care of themselves and their loved ones. Classes are coordinated using multiple mind, body, medical and integrative educational programs. Refreshments served. Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m., free. Register at 595-3168 or www.stjosephhospital.com.

Language
• CHINESE language programs from the Derry Chinese School, including preschool, elementary, intermediate, teen and adult programs, in Derry. All classes are Saturday mornings at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 W. Broadway in Derry. Call 888-928-8470 and visit www.derrychineseschool.org
• CHINESE MANDARIN classes at New Hampshire Chinese School (in Concord at West Congregational Church, 499 North State St.; in Nashua at Girls Incorporated of NH, 27 Burke St.; in Manchester, Belknap Hall at Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N. River Road) on weeknights and Saturdays. Levels range from preschool to adult, beginner to advanced. Classes run year-round. Visit www.nhChineseSchool.org or call 888-262-1993.
• ENGLISH Free adult English as a Second Language courses in Manchester: English for new Americans, 508 Union St., 361-2649; Latin American Center, 521 Maple St., 669-5661; Manchester Community Resource Center, 177 Lake Ave., 647-8965; Southern New Hampshire Services, 521 Maple St. 669-5661; St. Anne’s Parish, 383 Beech St., 625-5655; State Department of Education, 101 Pleasant St., 271-6698. nhesl.org.
• ESPERANTO international language courses at the American-Canadian Genealogical Society, 4 Elm St. in Manchester. Register by e-mail to Jack Stanton at cw3jack_stan@mindspring.com.
• FRENCH Club Richelieu of Nashua for French-speaking men and women in Greater Nashua holds dinner meetings at 6 p.m. on second and fourth Wednesdays at the Crowne Plaza, 2 Somerset Parkway in Nashua. Call 897-8490.
• FRENCH conversation group at Borders, 76 Fort Eddy Road in Concord, meets first and third Thursdays 7 p.m. Call 224-1255.
• FRENCH conversation group L’Eclectique Coterie meets second and fourth Tuesdays at Borders, 310 DW Highway in Nashua.
• HEBREW Congregation Betenu (5 Northern Blvd. #1, Amherst, 886-1633) has different Hebrew courses, levels and classes throughout the year taught entirely in Hebrew. Classes range from $62 to $72 per student per class. Visit www.betenu.org, call Rahel at 672-3682 or e-mail rahel@rahelmusic.com.
• IRISH Conradh na Gaeilge of New England, a nonprofit Irish language organization, offers Irish language classes in Manchester. Call 627-6651 or visit www.gaeilge.org.
• ITALIAN conversation group at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St. Meeting days and times will be up to the members. Contact Carol at carol.eyman@nashualibrary.org or 589-4610.
• ITALIAN Parliamo Italiano, Italian-speaking group, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. at Bedford Library, 3 Meetinghouse Road in Bedford. Call 471-0308.
• JAPANESE language learning group held Sundays, 7 p.m., at Borders, 76 Fort Eddy Road in Concord, 224-1255.
• LANGUAGE SOFTWARE “I Can Speak” Language Learning software available at Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., to teach Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Russian or Portuguese. Consists of 20 to 40 hours of intro material using listening, speaking, reading and writing exercises. Call 589-4603. Cardholders only.
• LE MARDI FRANCAIS free French conversational group meets first and third Tuesday of every month in the café at Barnes & Noble in Manchester (1741 South Willow St.) The group is for those who speak French or who want to learn to speak French. Open to people of all ages. Contact Karen Goyette at karenjgoyette@hotmail.com or Natalie Turcotte at natalieturcotte@yahoo.com.
• LITHUANIAN conversation at Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St. in Nashua. The conversations will continue on the first and third Saturdays of the month until late spring, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Music/Art/Media Wing.
• MODERN GREEK classes for adults meet Mondays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover St. in Manchester. Reinforce and review your conversation & writing skills. Free. Call 497-4581.
• MULTIPLE LANGUAGES Conversational Spanish, German, Russian, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swahili and ESL classes at the New England Language Center (16 Hillside Drive, Rochester). Multiple skill levels. Contact Marina Forbes at 332-2255 or e-mail info@anylanguage.org.
• SPANISH conversation group at Nashua Library (2 Court St in Nashua) meets Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. Each meeting will have a theme, giving people with intermediate skills an opportunity to practice the language. Call Carol at 589-4610.

Marketing& Business
Marketing
• INTERNET MARKETING FORUM hosted by the New Hampshire Creative Club at the Portsmouth Pearl (45 Pearl St., Portsmouth) on Wed., March 11, at 6 p.m. Marketing experts featured include Brett Houle, Sean Owen and Traci Bisson. Cost is $15 ($5 for NHCC members and students). Visit www.nhcreativeclub.org.
• INTERNET MARKETING Learn how to get more traffic and enhance revenues at this SCORE workshop on Tues., March 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kelly Library in Salem. A suggested donation of $30 will be accepted online or at door. Call 666-7561 or visit www.score-manchester.org.

Networking
• BROWN BAG LUNCH THURSDAYS at 11:30 a.m. sharp, at the Women Supporting Women Center, 111 Water St. in Exeter. Round-table discussion on varying topics. Free. Call 772-0799 or go to www.wswcenter.com.
• COMMUNITY BUSINESS LEADERS DINNER on Fri., March 6. Guests should arrive between 6 and 6:30 p.m., at the Washington Lodge 61, Masonic Temple (1505 Elm St., Manchester). An open invitation to the business community. Cost of the dinner is $20 per person. Business attire. Guest speaker is Dick Anagnost. All profits are given to the Manchester Refugee Community. RSVP by March 1, by calling 674 3540 or e-mail dcruess@tfmoran.com.
• CONCORD YOUNG PROFESSIONALS holds events monthly. See www.concordypn.org.
• IUGO, Nashua’s Young Professional Networking Group, is offering a free Networking Know-How workshop on Wed., March 4, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua. Career Coach Kim Bilawchuk will discuss the ins and outs of networking, explore networking concepts and offer opportunities to practice networking skills. To register visit www.iugonashua.com or call 881-8333.
• NH HIGH TECH COUNCIL networking event on April 7 at First Place, 200 Bedford St., Manchester. Members $25, non-members $30. www.nhhtc.org.
• MANCHESTER YOUNG PROFESSIONAL NETWORK holds meetings and events monthly. Visit www.mypn.org or call 942-2485.
• WOMEN OF THE WORKPLACE CONFERENCE The first annual “Women of the Workplace” conference will be held at Murphy’s Taproom on Thursday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is geared toward female entrepreneurs, job-seekers and CEOs. Keynote speaker will be Kathleen Peterson of Powerhouse Consulting, Inc. Other workshops include “Full Contact Business – A View From the 25-Yard Line” and “Empowering Women in Business.” To register, e-mail Leslie Sherman at lsherman@dred.state.nh.us or call 271-2591.

Small Business
• BUILD YOUR BUSINESS PLAN IN A DAY workshop is targeted to entrepreneurs. Participants need to purchase Business Plan OnLine for $49, available at www.nhsbdc.org, and research necessary information about their business. The workshop is Tues., March 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Daniel Webster College (20 University Drive, Nashua). Workshop registration costs $120. To register call Heidi Edwards Dunn at 227-0417 or e-mail h.edwardsdunn@unh.edu.
• BUSINESS PLANS MADE EASY SCORE small business workshop takes place Tues., March 24, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Amoskeag Business Incubator (33 South Commercial St., Manchester). Learn how to create the one simplified and effective operating guide to understanding your business and taking it where you want to go. There is a suggested donation of $25 at door. Visit www.score-manchester.org or call 666-7561.
• ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY CENTER (18 Technology Way Pine Street Extension in Nashua, snhshome.homestead.com/EconomicOpportunity.html) offers information about starting a small business and self-employment. Call Sara Varela, 800-769-3482.
• WOMEN’S BUSINESS CENTER (www.womenbiz.org) offers workshops and seminars to women business owners.

Miscellaneous
Expos/festivals/fairs
• BIANNUAL FLEA MARKET at St. George Cathedral (650 Hanover St., Manchester, 622-9113) Sat., March 28, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Call to reserve a table, 100 tables available.
• DIVA DAY is Sat., March 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley. Stroll through the tables of vendors, pick up free product samples, find information, and participate in raffles, seminars and other events. Free roses will be given to the first 250 women who attend. Visit www.svbgc.org or call Robin LaCroix at 672-1002 ext. 20.
• ECO-HOSPITALITY EXPO The NH Lodging & Restaurant Association (NHLRA) will host the Eco-Hospitality Expo at the Radisson Hotel at 11 Tara Blvd., Nashua on Tues., April 14. The event will focus on advancing green initiatives and sustainability practices, raising environmental consciousness and promoting eco-tourism throughout the hospitality industry in New England. Contact the NHLRA at 228-9585 or visit NEecohospitalityexpo.com.
• JOB AND CAREER EXPO Jobs, new opportunities and an enhanced workforce are the goals of the first ever statewide job and career expo on Thurs., April 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 North River Rd., Manchester). The Expo will bring together employers and job-seekers for a day of networking, workshops and career connections and feature a series of workshops. Free. Contact 271-2341.
• MADE IN NH EXPO The Made in New Hampshire “Try It & Buy It Expo” will be held at the NH National Guard Armory (1059 Canal St., Manchester) Fri. through Sun., March 27-29. Visitors will be able to sample, experience and buy products made in the Granite State from more than 150 exhibitors. Expo hours are 1 to 8 p.m. on March 27, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 29. Tickets costs $9 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Visit www.millyardcommunications.com/minh_expo or call 626-6354.

MUSEUMS & TOURS
• Canterbury Shaker Village
288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, 783-9511, shakers.org
• Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
2 Institute Dr., Concord, starhop. com, 271-7831
• Currier Museum of Art
150 Ash St., Manchester, 669-6144, currier.org
• Laconia Historical& Museum Society
in the Laconia Public Library at 695 Main St. in Laconia, 527-1278, laconiahistorical.org
• Langer Place
55 South Commercial St., Manchester, 626-4388, langerplace.com
• Lee Scouting Museum& Library
571 Holt Ave. in Manchester, 669-8919, scoutingmuseum.org
• Manchester City Hall
One City Hall Plaza, off Hanover
St. in Manchester, 624-6455
• Millyard Museum/Manchester Historic Association
200 Bedford St., 622-7531, manchesterhistoric.org
• New England Synthesizer Museum
6 Vernon St., Nashua, 881-8587, synthmuseum.com
• New Hampshire Aviation Museum
South Perimeter Road, Manchester, 669-4820, nhahs.org
• New Hampshire Snowmobile Association Museum
Beaver Brook State Park Museum
Complex off Route 28, Allenstown, 648-2304, nhsnowmobilemuseum.com
• Museum of N.H. Natural History
6 Eagle Square in Concord, 228-6688, nhhistory.org
• Seacoast African American Cultural Center
135 Daniel St. in Portsmouth, 430-6027, saacc-nh.org
• SEE Science Center
200 Bedford St., Manchester, 669-0400, seesciencecenter.org
• Speare Museum
5 Abbott St., Nashua, 883-0015, nashuahistoricalsociety.org
• U.S. Marconi Museum
14 N. Amherst St. in Bedford, 472-8312, marconiusa.org
• Wright Museum
77 Centre St. in Wolfeboro, 569-1212, wrightmuseum.org

Exhibits and Events
• JASPER WARE COLLECTION ON DISPLAY at the Speare Museum in Nashua, open Tuesday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jasper ware is unglazed earthenware pottery invented by Josiah Wedgewood in the late 1770s. Call 883-0015.
• NH FAVORITES EXHIBITION Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the New Hampshire Historical Society Museum in Concord. Features a wide variety of the NHHS’s favorite objects from its collections. Open to the public. Cost is $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $3 for children 6 to 18, family max of $17. Call 228-6688. www.nhhistory.org.

Ongoing
• BOOTT DISCOVERY TRAIL Pick up work aprons and time cards at the museum entrance and, through hands-on activities, explore how raw cotton was made into finished cloth at Lowell National Historical Park.
• CONVENTION MEMORABILIA DISPLAY in the Speare Museum of the Nashua Historical Society, features nearly 250 pieces of political items drawn from the Republican National Conventions of 1988 in New Orleans and 2008 in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The exhibit will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment some Saturdays. Call 883-0015.
• “THE EVOLUTION OF COLLECTING” exhibit at the Millyard Museum in Manchester. For 110 years the Manchester Historic Association has collected a wide variety of historical artifacts ranging from General John Stark’s cooking pots and breeches to the personal effects of the famous 29-inch-tall circus performer “Commodore” George Washington Morrison Nutt. Today the MHA’s collections include more than 660,000 objects covering 11,000 years of history.
• “GINGER, ” SEGWAY’S PROTOTYPE on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society at 6 Eagle Square in Concord, www.nhhistory.org, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
• LEGO MILLYARD PROJECT representing Manchester’s downtown and Amoskeag Millyard as they might have looked circa 1900, on display at SEE Science Center (200 Bedford St., Manchester, 669-0400) open weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., www.see-sciencecenter.org. This 55-to-1 scale model is the largest permanent LEGO installation at minifigure scale in the world.
• NEW ENGLAND SYNTHESIZER MUSEUM features vintage synthesizers at 6 Vernon St., Nashua, 881-8587, synthmuseum.com. Call for appointment. E-mail dwilsynth@aol.com.

Tours
• ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY 221 DW Hwy., Merrimack, 595-1202, budweisertours.com, offers free tours daily between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Free samples available to guests 21 and older.
• EDUCATIONAL FARM AT JOPPA HILL 174 Joppa Hill Road, 472-4724, Bedford, is a nonprofit organization operated exclusively for the charitable and educational purposes of increasing public awareness of sustainable agriculture. Farm tours are given daily to children and adults. Classes in sustainable organic agriculture and horsemanship lessons are available.
• SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR of Manchester courtesy of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, Manchester Historic Association and the Manchester Health Department. Download tour guide at manchester-chamber.org/visitors/walking-tour.asp.

NATURE & GARDENING
• Amoskeag Fishways
6 Fletcher St., Manchester, 626-FISH, amoskeagfishways.org
• Beaver Brook Association
117 Ridge Road, Hollis, 465-7787, beaverbrook.org,
• Charmingfare Farm
Route 27, Candia, 483-5623, visitthefarm.com
• Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
2 Institute Drive, Concord, 271-STAR, starhop.com
• Educational Farm at Joppa Hill
174 Joppa Hill Road, Bedford, 472-4724, theeducationalfarm.org
• The Fells
456 Route 103A in Newbury, 763-4789, thefells.org
• Friends of Stark Park
North River Road, Manchester, 645-6700, friendsofstarkpark.org
• Londonderry Trailways
PO Box 389, Londonderry, londonderrytrails.org
• Manchester Historic Association
129 Amherst St., 622-7531, manchesterhistoric.org
• Massabesic Audubon Center
26 Audubon Way, Auburn, 668-2045, nhudubon.org
• McLane Center
84 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, 224-9909, nhudubon.org
• Peabody Mill Environmental Center 66 Brook
Rd, Amherst, 673-1141, pmec.org
• Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, 436-8043, seacoastsciencecenter.org
• Society for the Protection of NH Forests
224-9945, spnhf.org
• Squam Lakes Science Center
Holderness, 968-7194, nhnature.org

Animals/insects/plants
• BACKYARD BIRDING BASICS AND WINTER BIRD ID on Sundays at 2 p.m. at Massabesic Audubon Center. Drop in for some winter birding. Binoculars and field guides on hand for you to use. Call 668-2045 or visit www.nhaudubon.org. Free to NH Audubon members, $5 for non-members.
• COASTAL BIRDING TRIP Wed., March 11, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hampton Beach State Park. The Massabesic Audubon Center helps you enjoy late winter birding from the comfort of your car with JoAnn O’Shaughnessy. Meet at 7:45 a.m. in the Massabesic Audubon parking lot if you want to carpool. Pre-registration required. Call 668-2045. Maximum 24 people. Cost is $9 ($6 NH Audubon members).
• LIVE OWL PRESENTATION at Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn on Sun., March 22. Marcia Wilson will present a live owl program called “Who’s Watching You? Owls of the World, ” at noon and 2:30 p.m. Wilson introduces the audience to owls found in New England and as well other parts of the world. Pre-registration is required. Call 668-2045. Family ticket prices are $30 for families ($20 for Audubon members). Individual tickets are $11 ($8 for Audubon members).
• ODIORNE’S ANIMALS at the Seacoast Science Center, open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ages 13 to adult, $3; ages 3 to 12, $1; under 3, free. Call 436-8043 or visit www.seacoastsciencecenter.org.
• SALAMANDER WATCH Massabesic Audubon Center offers a slide presentation on salamanders on Sat., March 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. Each year a majority of mole salamanders migrate. On migration nights this year, MAC will hold salamander patrols to help save the migrating amphibians. Free.

Astronomy
• NASA’S KEPLER MISSION informative workshop Fri., Feb. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Christa McAuliffe Planetarium. Set to launch on March 5, Kepler will study 100,000 stars to see if there might be a planet in another star system suitable for life. Admission costs $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, $7 for students over 12, college students w/ID and seniors. Members free. Call 271-7827 visit www.starhop.com.

Gardening/farming
• SAVING THE BEES: BACKYARD BEEKEEPING lecture Wed., March 25, at noon, at UNH Manchester. Beekeeper Wendy Booth will discuss the role of the honey bee, life inside the hive, problems affecting bees and the hobby of keeping bees.
• GRANITE STATE AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY (GSAVS) meets first Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (except January and July) at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 Broadway in Derry. Group holds regular workshops, plant and leaf sales and swaps. New members and visitors welcome; call 887-3154.
• NASHUA GARDEN CLUB meets Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St. in Nashua. The public is welcome to attend for a $5 fee. April 1: “Stone Walls and Stonescaping.” Nashuagardenclub.org.
• NHTI LANDSCAPE SEMINAR SERIES provides a holistic approach to creating healthy, sustainable landscapes. “Creating the Design: A Livable, Healthy and Ecologically Sound Approach” is Sat., March 7. “Making the Design a Reality: Putting your Ideas to Work” is Sat., March 28. Each seminar is held at NHTI from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $49 each or $125 for all three. To register call 271-6663 or e-mail nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu.
• NOFA-NH CONFERENCE The 7th Annual NOFA-NH Winter Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sat., March 7, at Rundlett Middle School, 144 South St. in Concord. The conference provides an opportunity for like-minded individuals to build and extend the local agriculture community. The price for attendance will be $35 for NOFA-NH members, $45 for non-members. The fee includes two breaks and a lunch featuring local and organic foods and beverages. Contact Anne Nason at 746-3018, e-mail anason@tds.ne or visit www.nofanh.org, for a printable brochure and registration form.
• JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT DEMO Antoinette Drouart will demonstrate Japanese flower arranging at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., 589-4610) on Tues., March 3, at 7 p.m. Ikebana is a Japanese style of floral arrangement that emphasizes rhythmic, decorative designs and often emphasizes stems and leaves in addition to blooms. The program is free and open to the public.
• SUSTAINABLE GARDENER COURSE Fri., March 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, every Friday for 10 weeks at Beaver Brook (117 Ridge Road, Hollis). Introduction to botany, soil composition, practical organic gardening methods, as well as landscape design. Professional educators, farmers and landscapers will be teaching the class. The course fee is $175 or $157 for ‘Friends of Beaver Brook’ supporters. To register call 465-7787.
• UNH COOPERATIVE EXTENSION (877-398-4769, extension.unh.edu) offers classes on landscaping, gardening and amateur forestry. See Web site for schedule. The Cooperative Extension’s Family, Home and Garden Center also has an information line to offer answers to your garden questions Mon. through Fri. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Hikes & walks
• ADVENTURES FOR WOMEN on Sat., Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at Beaver Brook. Join in a two-hour snowshoe hike to enjoy some exercise while looking for signs of how the plants and animals survive winter in New England. Meet at Beaver Book’s Spear Room at Maple Hill Barn. Fee is $10 and includes snowshoes. Call 465-7787.
• BEECH BROOK BEAVER POND WALK on Wed., April 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Fells. Join Forest Society naturalist Dave Anderson on a guided tour through the Hay Forest Reservation to the site of a recently renovated beaver pond and lodge. Members $16, non-members $20. To register call 763-4789 ext. 3, limit of 20. Meet at The Fells Gatehouse.
• BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON guided night hike Sat., March 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. through the Massabesic Audubon Center. Celebrate the remnants of winter with a hike through the fields and woods of Massabesic. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair at MAC. Pre-registration required. Call 668-2045. Cost is $20 ($15 for NH Audubon members).
• FAMILY GUIDED HIKE on Sat., March 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon with the Massabesic Audubon Center for a guided walk to explore the coming signs of spring. Search for snow fleas, early spring plants, listen and look for frogs. Snowshoes are available from the Center. Pre-registration required. Call 668-2045. Cost is $10 ($5 NH Audubon member families).
• MINE FALLS PARK (Whipple Street in Nashua, Nashua Parks & Recreation, 589-3370) Nashua’s parks department will host a snowshoe program this winter through February (depending on snow cover). The program will start Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. at the Whipple Street entrance to Mine Falls Park. Participants need to provide their own snowshoes and dress in layers. Call for more information. Those who want to go it alone can check out a map to Mine Falls Park at www.gonashua.com (click on “City Departments” and then “Parks and Recreation”).
• SNOWSHOEING Mon., March 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Join Education Director Mary Kronenwetter in exploring The Fells on snowshoes. Open to all ages and ability levels. Bring your own snowshoes. Members are free, non-members are $6. Meet at The Fells Welcome Kiosk. Visit www.thefells.org.

Outdoors
• ADOPT A TRAIL program is being formed by the Winnipesaukee Trail Association. Volunteers are needed to provide light maintenance for a one-tenth-of-a-mile stretch of trail that starts in Franklin. E-mail wburns44@verizon.net.
• AMC CHAPTER New Hampshire’s Appalachian Mountain Club organizes hiking, biking, paddling, camping trips and workshops in the White Mountains and elsewhere. Visit www.amc-nh.org for times, dates and descriptions.
• GPS RENTALS every Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., at Peabody Mill Environmental Center in Amherst. Cost is $10. Call 673-1141, www.pmec.org.
• LONDONDERRY TRAILWAYS nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers working to make Londonderry more accessible to pedestrians and bicycles. The group improves and maintains trail systems throughout 900+ acres of conservation land within the town of Londonderry. londonderrytrails.org.
• MANCHESTER CEDAR SWAMP conservatory area on Hackett Hill Road in Manchester offers a 602-acre ecological preserve with established trails. Follow Hackett Hill Road to Countryside Boulevard and watch for trailhead.
• McLANE CENTER 84 Silk Farm Road in Concord, 224-9909, newhampshireaudubon.org, offers trails for hiking and searching out wildlife. For the kids, a February camp features outdoor fun including snowshoeing.
• OUTDOOR VENTURES Opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in the company of like-minded people, for ages 50+. Hiking, biking, snowshoeing, skiing and kayaking. Call 668-2045, www.nhaudubon.org.
• WHITE PARK POND (Washington and White streets in Concord, www.onconcord.com/recreation) White Park Pond and hockey rink are open for skating (though check Web site for changing conditions). For little kids, the pond features ice skating classes. White Park also offers a tree trail — see a map online.

SPORTS & RECREATION
• Candia Woods Golf Links
313 South Rd., Candia, 483-2307, candiawoods.com
• Concord Recreation Dept.
onconcord.com/recreation
• Granite State Senior Games
11 Stagecoach Way, Manchester, 622-9041,nhseniorgames.org
• Granite State Wheelmen
215 S. Broadway, Salem, 898- 5479, granitestatewheelmen.org
• McIntyre Ski Area
Kennard Road in Manchester, 622-6159, mcintyreskiarea.com
• Mine Falls Park
Whipple Street in Nashua, Nashua
Parks & Recreation, 589-3370
• White Park Pond
Washington and White streets in Concord, onconcord.com/recreation
• YMCA
30 Mechanic St., Manchester, 623-3558, gmfymca.org
6 Henry Clay Dr., Merrimack, 881-7778, nmymca.org
17 Prospect St., Nashua, 882-2011, nmymca.org
15 North State St., Concord, 228-9622, concordymca.org

Spectator sports
• Manchester Freedom Football
9 Notre Dame Ave., 627-7270, manchesterfreedom.com
• Manchester Monarchs Hockey
Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm
St., monarchshockey.com, 626-7825
• Manchester Wolves Football
Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm
St., manchesterwolves.com
• NH Fisher Cats Baseball
1 Line Drive, Manchester, 641-2005, nhfishercats.com
• Verizon Wireless Arena
555 Elm St., Manchester, 868- 7300, verizonwirelessarena.com

Biking/races
• GRANITE STATE WHEELMEN (granitestatewheelmen.org) is a recreational biking club that offers rides for all levels and is open to ages 18 and over. Members get a newsletter, discounts on some services and invitations to events.
• NEW ENGLAND MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION (nemba.org) offers rides and opportunity to help preserve trails. Look for information on the southern New Hampshire chapter at www.snemba.org.
• NH CYCLING CLUB (www.nhcyclingclub.com) is an organization for people of all ages who want to compete in bike races. Membership costs $25.

Runs/running
• ATHLETIC ALLIANCE (www.nhathleticalliance.com) is a non-profit running club based in Manchester open to all ages and ability levels.
• GATE CITY STRIDERS (www.gatecity.org) is a club for runners at all levels, from recreational joggers to competitive runners. The club holds indoor and outdoor workouts in winter. Check Web site for information for spring and summer events.
• MEDICAL CENTER 6K race Sun., May 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (8 Prospect St., Nashua). Online registration available at www.medicalcenter6k.com. Proceeds will benefit the Patient Transportation Fund at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for local cancer patients.
• NEW HAMPSHIRE MARATHON at Newfound Lake takes place on Sat., Oct. 3. The event includes a full marathon, 10K race, 5K race, Fun Walk and a craft fair. Spectators are welcome. Contact Leslie Dion at 744-2713 for information on registering to participate.

Skiing/skating
• CANNON MOUNTAIN SKI DAY Sat., March 21, at Cannon Mountain Ski Area in Franconia. A day of competing on Cannon’s race course, casual skiing and a lodge party with auctions, raffles and surprises. Form a ski team by visiting www.skiforkristen.org and register for your discounted tickets, create a fundraising page.
• MCINTYRE SKI AREA Kennard Road in Manchester, 622-6159, www.mcintyreskiarea.com, offers skiing lessons to new skiers of all ages as well as lessons in snowboarding. Also offers a tubing course. Information on times and rentals are on the Web site.
• WHITE PARK POND (Washington and White streets in Concord, www.onconcord.com/recreation) hockey rink is open for skating (though check the Web site for changing conditions). For little kids, the pond features ice skating classes. White Park also offers a tree trail — see map online.

Team sports
• BASKETBALL Concord Recreation Department (www.ci.concord.nh.us/recreation) offers pick-up basketball for ages 18+ at Green Street Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays year round from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 8 to 10 p.m. The cost is $4 per person per session or $65 for a 25-visit pass.
• BASKETBALL New Boston Recreation Department (487-5504, www.new-boston.nh.us) offers men’s and women’s basketball and adult softball.
• DODGEBALL league at Greater Manchester Family YMCA for ages 18+. See www.gmfymca.org, call Chris Webster at 232-8632.
• MANCHESTER FREEDOM (www.manchesterfreedom.com) is a women’s tackle football team that plays in the spring. Those intersted in joining should attend practice on a Sunday from 8 to 11 p.m. or Wednesday 9 to 11 p.m. at Hampshire Hills in Milford. E-mail gm@manchesterfreedom.com for information.
• NH ROLLER DERBY (www.nhrollerderby.com) competitive team for women 21+. See rules and game footage online. The team holds an open skate at Roller Kingdom at Skate 3 in Tyngsborough, Mass.
• NH SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB (www.nhssc.com, 413-6632) offers kickball, dodgeball, volleyball, softball, football, basketball, hockey and darts at locations across the southern section of the state to men and women 21+. After games, members usually meet at a nearby pub. Call to join.
• SOCCER CO-ED ADULT LEAGUE Concord Recreation Department’s Adult Co-Ed Soccer League is looking for additional women to sign up. Cost to join is $42 for residents, $52 for non-residents. League games are held at Keach Field on Sundays starting at 1 p.m. Contact Karen Billings at 225-8690 or kbillings@onconcord.com. 
• SOFTBALL New Boston Recreation Department (487-5504, www.new-boston.nh.us) offers men’s and women’s softball.
• VOLLEYBALL Bow Parks and Recreation (2 Knox Road, Bow, 228-2222, www.bowparksandrecreation.com) offers adults a weekly chance to prove themselves on the volleyball court on Wednesdays, 8 to 11 p.m. throughout the year at Bow Elementary School. The program is free but you must fill out a waiver to participate. Call Pete at 228-5227.
• WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY Sr. Lady Monarchs (www.srladymonarchs.com, 491-6009) offers women age 19+ a chance to play ice hockey at the Tri-Town Ice Arena. Season is currently under way.

Other
• ARCHERY LESSONS offered by Concord Recreation Department (www.ci.concord.nh.us/recreation) for adults.
• BADMINTON Wednesdays 8-10 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Concord, 224-7787.
• BATON TWIRLING WORKSHOP at the Pontine Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth). This six-week workshop is for those interested in participating in local parades and other public celebrations and meets on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. No experience is necessary. For adult beginners, but ages 8 to17 are welcome when accompanied by an adult. The workshop is free but donations are accepted. Call 436-6660.
• COMMUNITY TENNIS LEAGUE AND LESSONS greater Manchester area, www.tstennis.com.
• CONCORD FENCING CLUB Hall Street, Concord, 224-3560, five levels of classes.
• EIGHTH ANNUAL FLY FISH NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOW Sat. and Sun., March 7 and 8, at Pelham Fish and Game Club (300 Simpson Road, Pelham). Doors are open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Vendors include fly shops, guides, outfitters, and sporting and conservation organizations. Local and regional experts will conduct seminars and demonstrations. Visit www.merrimacktu.org or www.pelhamfishandgame.com.
• NASHUA SWIM & TENNIS CLUB (140 Lock St., Nashua, 883-0153, www.nashuaswimandtennis.com) offers lessons and club tournaments in tennis.
• ROLL WITH THE WOLVES BOWL-A-THON Join the Manchester Wolves and the Animal Rescue League of NH on Sat., April 4, at 7 p.m. at Strikers East Bowling Lanes (4 Essex Drive, Raymond). There will be prizes for top three bowling teams. Space is limited. Contact Brittany at 627-9653 to register. Entry fee is $120 per team of four or $35 per person.
• TOP SPEED TENNIS ASSOCIATION (www.tstennis.com, 203-9747) offers tennis lessons and leagues in the greater Manchester area (play and practice is frequently at Memorial High School in Manchester).

Spectator
• BATTLE OF THE BADGES HOCKEY GAME Sun., March 1, at the Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena. A Jr. Fire vs. Jr. Police match-up takes place at 2:30 p.m. NH Police Officers and Firefighters take the ice at 5 p.m. for the main event. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at www.chadhockey.org.
• HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS are coming to the Verizon Wireless Arena on Fri., March 20, at 7 p.m. and Sat., March 21, at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $120, $50, $36 and $24 and are on sale now at the Verizon Wireless Arena Box Office. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 868-7300 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
• MANCHESTER MONARCHS (Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester, 644-5000) minor-league affiliate of the L.A. Kings. 2008-2009 regular season runs through April 11. Visit www.monarchshockey.com.
• NH FISHER CATS (Merchantsauto.com Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester, 641-2005) is the AA minor-league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. 2009 season runs April 1 through Sept. 7. Visit www.nhfishercats.com.

Volunteer
Children
• BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS The Nashua and Manchester offices of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester have more than 300 children waiting for volunteers to be their mentors. Call Gail Norris at 669-5365, ext. 206.
• BOYS & GIRLS CLUB of Manchester needs volunteers to serve as supervisors and instructors and to help with fundraising. Call Ken Neil at 625-5982.
• BOYS & GIRLS CLUB of Souhegan Valley in Milford is looking for volunteers to help with special events and day-to-day programs throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities include helping with the annual auction, the craft fair, golf tournaments and Renaissance fair. Call 672-1002.
• CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of NH needs men and women to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in NH courts. CASA asks volunteers to stay on a case until it closes, which averages two years, and to visit with the child at least monthly. Volunteers must be available for scheduled court hearings. On average, volunteers spend 15 hours a month. Volunteers receive 40 hours of specialized training. No previous professional or volunteer experience is necessary, but must be 21+ and have a minimum HS or GED degree. Training sessions for the remainder of 2008 are scheduled for Manchester, Dover, Plymouth, Keene, Littleton and North Conway. Call 800-626-0622 or visit www.casanh.org to request an application/information packet.
• CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES OF NH seeks volunteer facilitators and childcare providers for Circle of Parents support groups in Laconia/Belknap County. Call 934-4885, e-mail valkj@cfnh.org.
• FOSTER INFO Lutheran Social Services Therapeutic Foster Program seeking foster homes for school-aged children. Call 224-8111.
• GIRLS INC. of Greater Nashua, a nonprofit organization that empowers young girls, needs volunteers to read, share talents in class, tutor or help with homework. Minimal training required. Hours vary. Call Jennifer Indeglia at 882-6256.
• MARCH OF DIMES NH chapter seeks volunteers to assist with events held across the state. Call 228-0317 or e-mail nh634@marchofdimes.com.
• SPECIAL OLYMPICS VOLUNTEERS needed for Young Athletes Program (for intellectually challenged/developmentally delayed kids from 2 to 7 years old). The group is looking for individuals with a preschool background who can participate in practices in the second semester starting in March. Visit www.specialolympics.com or call Rick Serodio 624-1250 ext. 31.
• SPIRALSCOUTS Silverling Circle needs adult or teen volunteers who love the outdoors and working with kids. Must pass background check. Contact Jess Baribault, Granite Tribe Coordinator, at 588-4219 or SpiralScoutsJess@yahoo.com. See SpiralScouts.org.
• TEEN ADVISORY GROUP The Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua, 589-4600, nashua.lib.nh.us, seeks teens to help develop young adult programs and the Web site. Meets at 4 p.m. on second Tuesdays in the teen section.
• YMCA Greater Manchester Family YMCA is always looking for volunteers for fundraising, child care, sports, special events, etc. Apply at the front desk or call 623-3558.

Cultural organizations
• CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS is always seeking volunteers from the community to lend a helping hand. Call 225-1111.
• MAJESTIC THEATRE needs volunteer ushers for every performance. Ushers usually arrive about two hours before show time. Duties and instruction are given upon arrival. 281 Cartier St., Manchester. Call 644-8155.
• MANCHESTER CITY LIBRARY Tutors wanted for adult literacy program. Call 624-6550 ext. 330.
• MILLYARD MUSEUM The Manchester Historic Association is looking for volunteers to help with museum programming, admissions, museum gift store, mailings, art projects and more. Go to manchesterhistoric.org or contact Pamela Bennett at pbennett@manchesterhistoric.org or 622-7531 ext. 301.
• THEATER The Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club in Milford is looking for volunteer help in any aspect of stage production from box office and ushering support to technical and backstage assistance. Call 672-1002.
• VOLUNTEER FOR CONCORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY Volunteer needed to update and maintain Web site: www.concordhistoricalsociety.org. Contact John Hare at jhare@concordhistoricalsociety.org.

Financial need
• AARP FOOD DONATION The AARP Information Center is partnering with the Friends of Forgotten Children to assist Concord area families this holiday season with donations of non-perishable items and clean winter clothing. The Information Center is located at 118 North Main St., Concord and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 603-224-6095.
• CARS4CHARITIES $500 tax deduction, or what your car is sold for. Donate to your favorite charity. Complete details at www.cars4charities.com, or 1-866-448-3487 (GIVE-4-US).
• CAR DONATIONS Donate unwanted cars to Special Olympics. Call (800) 639-2608 ext. 29 or visit specialolympics.org/recycle.
• CAR DONATIONS are needed to help the less fortunate. All car donations are tax deductible. Call (877) 448-3288 or visit goodnewsgarage.org.
• CAR DONATIONS Donate unwanted vehicles to the Special Olympics via Car World of Candia, NH’s first certified “Green Yard.” To donate, call 800-637-2608 ext. 29. Visit www.sonh.org.
• CAR DONATIONS may be made to the American Lung Association, tax-deductible, minimum $500. Call 1-800-577-LUNG, or visit lungma.org.
• CARS FOR HOMES Donate your old vehicle to Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity. Call 877-277-4344 or visit www.carsforhomes.org.
• COAT DRIVE Give the gift of warmth by donating clean coats, hats, mittens and scarves you no longer want or need. Donation locations in Bedford, Concord, Epping, Exeter, Hampton, Londonderry. Nashua, Newbuyrport, Mass., Portsmouth and Salem. Call 567-5301.
• EFFORT TO END HOMELESSNESS Greater Nashua Continuum of Care City of Nashua and United Way collaborate to implement the Revolving Loan Fund, which offers families a one-time loan to assist with mortgage payments. Call the Nashua Pastoral Care Center at 886-2866.
• FIXIT PROGRAM Area residents who have carpentry, plumbing, painting or electrical skills and are handy around the house. Volunteers selected and screened by the program will perform minor home repair service, such as fixing leaky faucets, checking electrical outlets, installing hardware for curtains, installing handrails, changing light bulbs, painting and doing yard work. The work you do will enable a senior or disabled homeowner to maintain an independent lifestyle. Call (800) 322-1073 ext 6168.
• FOOD DRIVE Coordinated by Deb Silverstein of Raymond. Collecting canned, dry and packaged food goods, which will be delivered to a local food pantry. Drop-off boxes located in the social hall of Etz Hayim Synagogue in Derry. Call 382-5978.
• HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (P.O. Box 159, Nashua, 883-0295) The Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity, is seeking project team leaders, business volunteers, fundraisers, writers and Web site developers. Go to nashabitat.org or e-mail volunteering@nashabitat.org.
• NEW HORIZONS FOOD PANTRY needs volunteers to drive New Horizons vans and pick up food donations at local supermarkets, any weekday from 8 to 11 a.m. Call 668-1877.
• SHOE DRIVE The Merrimack Repertory Theatre (50 East Merrimack St., Lowell) has partnered with SuitAbility to collect new or gently worn women’s dress shoes, which can be dropped off at the Theatre until Sun., March 8. Chanel, Nine West, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and any other shoes from a notable designer or high-end department store are being collected. Contact Dan Berube at 978-654-7595 or berube@merrimackrep.org.

Seniors
• SENIORS COUNT, NEIGHBORS CARE Nonprofit affiliated with Southern NH Services and Easter Seals NH, seeking volunteers via Voluntary Action Center in Manchester. Call 668-8601.
• YARN Retired and senior volunteer program needs yarn. Each year, RSVP provides nearly $45,000 worth of homemade items to kids, elders and the homeless. If you have new clean skeins of yarn to donate, call 634-1169.

Social services assistance
• BRIDGES, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES Free training for volunteers and interns to provide in-home phone support to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Choose your hours. Call 889-0858 or visit bridgesnh.org.
• MEALS ON WHEELS needs volunteer drivers throughout Manchester, Nashua, and Milford to help deliver 1,100 meals daily in the Hillsborough County area. Immediate opportunities for the Manchester and Nashua areas. Call Joan Darragh (424-9967) or e-mail jdarragh@sjcsinc.org. www.mealsonwheelsnh.org.

Workshops & classes
• CHINESE CULTURAL AND BUSINESS SEMINARS “Chinese Cultural Holidays and Pastimes, ” “Chinese Culture vs. American Culture, ” and “China’s Red Capitalists” will provide information about the roots of Chinese culture and its people. Details of each seminar can be seen at www.vlpa.com. All seminars will be held at Chen Yang Li Restaurant at 520 South St., Bow and run until mid-March. Seating is limited and registration is required. Contact Ying Xia at 224-0164 or e-mail yxpeterson@comcast.net.
• EMPLOYMENT SEMINAR on Tues., March 24, Devine Millimet attorneys Mark Broth and Paul Salafia will lead an employment seminar for the New Hampshire Automotive Dealers Association Education Foundation at the Daniel B. McLeod Center in Bow. They will focus on the legal obligations arising from workplace injuries. Visit www.devinemillimet.com.
• GREEN LIVING LECTURE SERIES at the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn is free to NH Audubon members and costs $5 for non-members. Sun., March 1, at 1:30 p.m. Dr. John Carroll will talk about sustainability and agriculture in New England with his presentation, “Achieving Food Security and Sufficiency.” Sun., March 8, Scott Keller of Solar Components Corporation talks about “Making Your House Energy Efficient.” Call 668-2045 to pre-register.
• INTRODUCTION TO ANIMATION 10-week course on principles and methods of animation, including drawn, stop-motion, Flash & 3-D computer, taught by Margo Burns on Thursday evenings in Manchester. Cost is $400, includes dinner, books and specialty supplies. High school students welcome. Register at www.gmpdc.org/workshops or e-mail animation@margoburns.com.
• SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP Sat., March 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Join Barbara Benton of Little Cabin Crafts for a demonstration of making hand-crafted soap using natural ingredients. Take home a bar of freshly cut soap. Pre-registration required. Call 668-2045. Cost is $25 ($15 NH Audubon members) plus $4 materials fee.
• WORKING WITH ANGRY & RESISTANT YOUTH seminar is presented by Child and Family Services in the Lakes Region for educators, mental health and social service professionals on Tues., March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Church Landing at The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls (312 DW Highway, Meredith). Participants will learn the importance of specific strategies for reinforcing a resilient mindset in at-risk youngsters, including such qualities as motivation, self-discipline and responsibility. Cost is $55 per person ($65 after March 23). Breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 a.m. Register at www.cfsnh.org or call 800-640-6486.

Finance
• ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY CENTER (18 Technology Way, Pine Street Extension in Nashua, snhshome.homestead.com/EconomicOpportunity.html) offers programs in financial literacy and educational goals (borrowing money, establishing good credit, developing a personal budget plan). Call Jennifer Spencer, 886-2866.
• ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS at Millyard Technology Park, Pine Street Ext., Nashua. For programs in computer training (intro to the PC, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook) call 594-8513 or e-mail jbarrett@snhs.org. For programs in financial literacy and educational goals (borrowing money, establishing good credit, developing a personal budget plan) call Jennifer Spencer, 886-2866. For info about starting a small business and self-employment, call Sara Varela, (800) 769-3482. For programs in ESL and learning conversational English and life skills, call 594-8513 or e-mail jbarrett@snhs.org.
• FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM offered through the Nashua Pastoral Care Center will begin its spring session on Wed., March 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The seven-week program covers the basics of personal financial management. This program is free. Call the Care Center at 886-2866, or visit www.nashuanpcc.org.
• MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (1066 Front St. in Manchester, 668-6706, www.manchestercommunitycollege.edu) offers classes in personal financial management. Call for availability.
• SNHU VOLUNTEER TAX PROGRAM runs until Tues., April 3, in Webster Hall at the SNHU campus (2500 North River Road, Manchester). Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 6 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Eligibility: elderly, low-income, disabled, non-English speaking taxpayers. Visit http://acadweb.snhu.edu/vita/.
• TAX RULES SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP presented by SCORE on Tues., March 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Windham Library (8 Fellows Road, Windham). Advice on taxes and tax rules from business professionals. Suggested donation of $25 at the door. Visit www.score-manchester.org or call 666-7561.
• UNH COOPERATIVE EXTENSION (877-398-4769, extension.unh.edu) offers classes in personal finance and investing. See schedule on Web site.

Music
• CONCORD COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL (23 Wall St., Concord, 228-1196, ccmusicschool.org) has vocal ensembles and choral groups including Songweavers, Mix It Up adult chorus and children’s chorus.
• DRUM CIRCLE 7-9 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord. Call 783-4529.
• DRUM CIRCLE The Hillsborough Drum Circle meets at the Crystal Grove second and fourth Saturdays 6-8 p.m. thecrystalgrove.com.
• DRUM CIRCLE fourth Sundays 7-9 p.m. at a member’s business office in Amherst. Call 888-5348 or e-mail nj2nh@yahoo.com.
• DRUM CIRCLE second Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. at a member’s home in Merrimack. Call 888-5348 or e-mail nj2nh@yahoo.com.
• GUITAR lessons for adult beginners and advanced beginners; children can come to the class and play during lessons. Classes at Music Together of Milford, 102 Elm St., 249-9560, amyconley.com.
• GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, KEYBOARD lessons, Manchester Music Mill, 400 Bedford St., Suite 101, Manchester, 623-8022.
• GUITAR lessons, first lesson free. Derryfield Park or will teach at your home. E-mail brookeclover@yahoo.com, 493-3678.
• GUITAR lessons, learn the songs you like and get recorded on an MP3 or CD when you are ready. Acoustic and electric, all styles. Classes held in Concord and Manchester. Call Andrew Boyd at 715-1173, aboyd@berklee.net.
• MANCHESTER MUSIC MILL (400 Bedford St., Suite 101, Manchester, 623-8022, manchestermusicmill.com) offers private, group and clinic lessons in drum and percussion, guitar, bass guitar and woodwind and brass instruments. Lessons are $20 per half hour lesson with no registration fees or long term commitments.
• MUSIC LESSONS for guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, violin, keyboard, dobro and drums. Available at Henderson’s Pickin’ Parlor in Candia. Call Joe at 483-5001.
• PIANO lessons for adults and children. 777 Island Pond Road, Manchester, 232-2540.
• PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS Monday through Friday, from 3 to 8 p.m., at Nashua Community Music School. For brass, guitar, organ, piano, strings, voice and woodwinds, all taught by professional instructors. Call 881-7030 or visit www.nashuacms.org.
• SLOW JAM ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE CLASS FOR ADULTS AND KIDS first and third Mon., adults and children from 7 to 8 p.m., adults and teens from 8 to 9 p.m. Held at 102 Elm St. in Milford. Any acoustic instrument and voice, beginners and advanced beginners. Learn new songs and improvisational skills. $10 per class, $15 per family. 249-9560, www.amyconley.com.
• TED HERBERT MUSIC SCHOOL (922 Elm St. in Manchester, 669-9191, www.tedherbert.com) offers group lessons and clinics as well as individual lessons in brass, drum, guitar, bass, piano, string, woodwind and vocal.
• TRADITIONAL AFRICAN DRUMMING class taught by Theo Martey every Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Murphy’s Boxing Gymnasium, 163 Lake Ave., Manchester. Drums are available for all. Call Theo at 264-5582 or e-mail Akwaabadanceco@yahoo.com.
• VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL lessons, private and group, for adults at Manchester Community Music School, 2291 Elm St., Manchester, 644-4548, mcmusicschool.org. Private lessons ongoing. The school offers a series of music technology and recording classes as well, such as “Live Sound for the Performance Musician” and “Making Music with Apple’s GarageBand.”

Yoga
• Academy of Marital Arts
Manchester Commons, 403 S. Willow St. in Manchester, 626-5272; Lorden Plaza, 614
Nashua St. in Milford, 672-1333; academy-martialarts.com
• All Elements Healing Therapies
228 Loudon Road, Concord, 225-5554, allelementshealing.com
• Amherst Yoga
17 Old Nashua Road in Amherst, 673-7661, amherstyoga.com
• Aquarian Yoga Studio
102 Elm St., Milford, 672-1744.
• Bikram Yoga Concord
8 McGuire St., Concord, 415- 9642, bikramyogaconcord.com
• Bikram Yoga Nashua
5 Pine St. Extension, #6 Mill
South, Nashua, 880-YOGA, bikramyoganashua.com
• Bikram Yoga Manchester
195 McGregor St., Mill West
Annex, Manchester, 669-7711, manchesterbikramyoga.com
• Bikram Yoga Portsmouth
801 Islington St., Portsmouth, 430- 6222, bikramyogaportsmouth.com
• Body-Oasis
89 Route 101A Suite 9 in Amherst, 882-3832, body-oasis.com
• Full Spectrum Wellness
Langer Place, 55 S. Commercial St.,Manchester, 296-0830, fullspectrumwellness.com
• Greater Manchester Family YMCA
30 Mechanic St. in Manchester, gmfymca.org, 623-3558
• Healing Hands Chiropractic
25 Nashua Road, Suite F2, Londonderry, 434-3456, healinghand snh.com.
• Hollis Yoga
3 Market Place, Hollis, 465-2343, hollisyoga.com.
• Living Yoga Studio
120A N. Main St. in Concord, 226-YOGA, livingyoganh.com
• Manchester Yoga Center
679 Mast Rd., 668-YOGA, nhyoga.com
• Moving Spirit Yoga Studio
32 DW Hwy, Merrimack, 886- 7308, movingspirityogadance.com
• NH Power Yoga
704 Rte. 101 A, Merrimack, nhpoweryoga.com, 594-2494.
• Riverflow
198 Londonderry Pike in Hooksett, 935-9822, riverflowyoga.com
• Sharing Yoga
3 Pleasant St., Concord, 630-5576, sharingyoga.com.
• Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
8 Prospect St. in Nashua, 883-5124, snhmc.org
• The Triad Center for Yoga & Well-Being
298 Rockingham Road, Route 28, in Londonderry, 669-9642, thetriadcenter.com
• YogaBalance
145 S. Main St., Manchester, 625-4000, yogabalance.info
• YogaCaps
yogacaps.org, 670-0302, info@yogacaps.org
• Yoga Center
Concord, 226-0680, nhyogacenter.com.
• Yoga Circles for Life
43 Lowell Road, Belltowne Plaza, Hudson, 880-8122
• Yoga for Today
Waumbec Mills, Manchester, yogafortoday.net
• Yoga Sanctuary
25 Indian Rock Road, Windham, 537-0588, yogasanctuary.com

• ASHTANGA YOGA classes at Greater Manchester Family YMCA, www.gmfymca.org. Classes for beginners are held 5:45-7 p.m. Mondays. Classes for all levels are held 5:45-7 p.m. Wednesdays.
• BUDDHA BELLY YOGA as well as flow yoga, gentle flow yoga, Ashtanga sampler and more at Living Yoga Studio.
• BIKRAM YOGA NASHUA The original hot yoga. Classes offered seven days a week. www.bikramyoganashua.com.
• FREE YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS every Tues. at 7 p.m. at YogaCaps in Merrimack. 670-0302, info@yogacaps.org.
• FREE YOGA CLASSES FOR CANCER PATIENTS Monday evenings at Franco-American Centre in Manchester. Call 670-0302 or e-mail info@yogacaps.org.
• GENTLE YOGA classes Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at The Triad Center for Yoga & Well-Being, 298 Rockingham Road (Route 28) in Londonderry, 669-9642, www.thetriadcenter.com.
• HATHA YOGA every Sun. at 5:30 p.m. at Amherst Family Chiropractic Wellness Center, 89 Route 101A, Amherst, 882-3832. Gentle hatha for all levels. Call Kimberly at 882-3832 or visit www.body-oasis.com.
• HOLISTICS SELF-CARE CENTER YOGA on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10; drop-ins cost $12. 883-1490, www.thehsccenter.com.
• IN-DEPTH YOGA every Tues. from 6 to 8 p.m., with 45 minutes of discussion, presentation and demonstration followed by 75 minutes of yoga, at Sharing Yoga, 3 Pleasant St., Concord, 630-5576, www.sharingyoga.com.
• KRIPALU YOGA classes for all ages and abilities at Moving Spirit.
• KRIPALU DANSKINETICS blend of yoga and dance at Yoga Balance third Saturdays, 1 p.m.
• KUNDALINI YOGA classes 8 a.m. Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Aquarian Yoga Studio. Drop-in $12. Ten classes for $100.
• LUNCHTIME YOGA as well as Vinyasa yoga, mediation, restorative yoga and Tai Chi/Qi Gong at Full Spectrum Wellness.
• PREGNANCY YOGA Mondays from 7 to 8:15 p.m., or Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, 577-CALL, www.snhmc.org. $65 for eight weeks.
• PRENATAL YOGA for women in all stages of pregnancy, 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Yoga Sanctuary.
• PRENATAL YOGA classes 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Hollis Yoga with Renee Moloney, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).
• PRENATAL YOGA Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Moving Spirit for expectant mothers.
• PURE ENERGY third Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at Full Spectrum Wellness. Use moving yoga-like postures, guided creative visualization set to World, New Age, pop music. No experience necessary. $12, pre-registration required.
• PURE ENERGY third Saturdays at 1 p.m. at Yogabalance. No experience necessary. $15.
• THAI YOGA BODYWORK plus Vinyasa yoga, gentle yoga, beginner yoga and all-levels yoga as well as occasional retreat events are available at Yoga Sanctuary.
• VINYASA as well as vigorous and gentle yoga at Amherst Yoga, which occasionally offers a free introductory class on various yogas.
• WARM & TOASTY VINYASA FLOW YOGA as well as Kripalu yoga, gentle kripalu yoga, yoga basics, vinyasa flow yoga, yoga for all levels, kids’ yoga and yin yoga at Yoga Balance.
• YOGA AT THE CURRIER YogaBalance and the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester are offering yoga classes in February. The Currier will host a 15-minute gallery talk followed by a 60-minute session of gentle yoga on Thursdays in February. No experience necessary. Cost for Currier members is $15 per class or $50 for all four; for non-members, $20/$65. Go to www.currier.org or call 669-6144 ext. 108.
• YOGA CORE EXPRESS classes as well as yoga classes for all levels at Riverflow.
• YOGA FOR WEIGHT LOSS one-hour classes at Sharing Yoga on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. Next session is Wed., March 18, through Wed., April 22. Call 630-5576.
• ZEN YOGA classes Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. Classes are focused on health, wellness, longevity, vitality, flexibility and peace of mind. www.artofzenyoga.com.


Guide to the sections
Hippo’s listings are divided into sections in hopes of making all this information easier to navigate. Here are some tips to finding what you’re looking for within the sections.

• An item is usually going to appear in the section that is the most specific category. For example, ski lessons for kids will appear in Children & Teens rather than Sports & Rec because it is a listing specific to kids. If you’re looking for a workshop about ballroom dance, look under the “Ballroom classes” category in Dance.

• A few events for the whole family can be found in Nature & Gardens, Misc. and a few other sections, but most events for families and all events specifically for children are in Children & Teens.

• Not all categories within a section of the listings run every week, but over about six to eight weeks, you’ll likely see most of the categories.

Get listed
Have an event that you want people to know about? Here are some tips on how to get your class, event, anime-collectors meet-up into the listings:

• Send all information about the event — including time, date, location, cost, organization hosting the event, registration requirements, contact information — to listings@hippopress.com. To have a serious shot at getting your event listed, you must send in your listing at least two weeks before the Thursday before the event or first date of the event.

• Doran Dal Pra is the listings coordinator. You can reach him at 625-1855 ext. 14, ddalpra@hippopress.com or listings@hippopress.com with questions about the listings section. If you are sending information to be listed, e-mail is the preferred method. If you have more questions about your listings, contact editor Amy Diaz at the above number, ext. 29, or at adiaz@hippopress.com.

• Events and classes taking place in Manchester, Concord and Nashua and nearby towns (including Allenstown, Amherst, Auburn, Bedford, Boscawen, Bow, Derry, Goffstown, Hollis, Hooksett, Hudson, Litchfield, Londonderry, Merrimack, Milford, Pembroke, Suncook, Wilton and Windham) will take precedence over events happening farther away. Some events in the Monadnock and Seacoast regions may be listed (at the discretion of the editors). For the most part, Hippo doesn’t list events happening in Massachusetts south of Lowell.

• Listings open to the widest audience are more likely to run than those open to a limited audience. For example, events that require prior membership in a church or other religious organization are unlikely to run. Events open to the public are most likely to run.

• Hippo does not list retail sales.

• Update your listings when you have new information or when your club or event ends.

• Hippo’s listings are created by Hippo’s editorial department and listings are included at the discretion of the editors and listings coordinators. Hippo and the listings’ creators are not paid or compensated for including an item in listings. There is no special preference given to advertisers for inclusion in the listings section.

But that’s not all...
The listings appearing here are usually found in Hippo’s Inside/Outside section, where you’ll also find the Techie column, Car Talk, the Garden Guy, Treasure Hunt and other regular features. But that’s not all! Hippo has listings in other categories that run throughout the paper. Here’s where you’ll find some of them and who to talk to if you want to get your event listed.

• Arts listings: This includes gallery exhibits, fine art classes, theatrical performances, classical music performances, auditions and more. These listings run in the Arts section (which this week begins on page 22). To get an item considered for this listing, contact Heidi Masek at hmasek@hippopress.com or at 625-1855 ext. 12.

• Book listings: Author events, book signings, book and writing groups, writing classes, poetry events, lectures on a variety of subjects and more appear in the book listings, which run in the Books section (starting this week on page 41). To get an item considered for this listing, contact the book editor, Lisa Parsons, at lparsons@hippopress.com.

• Food and drink listings: Farmers’ markets, special meals, food events, cooking classes and more appear in the food listings. Wine tastings, wine dinners, wineries, breweries, wine making and wine tasting classes and more appear in the drink listings. These listings run in the Food section (which begins this week on page 34). To get an item considered for this listing, contact Amy Diaz at food@hippopress.com or at 625-1855 ext. 29.

• Movie listings: A listing of movies at art-house-style movie theaters, libraries, schools, churches and other venues aside from the traditional multiplex appears in the movie listings, which runs in the Film section (this week, starting on page 43). To get an item considered for this listing, contact Amy Diaz at adiaz@hippopress.com or at 625-1855 ext. 29.

• Nightlife listings: Bar games (such as trivia nights, Scrabble, Foosball and more), karaoke, music at nontraditional venues, singles events and more can be found in the nightlife listings in the Nite section (which starts this week on page 46). To get an item considered for this listing, contact Dana Unger at dunger@hippopress.com or at 625-1855 ext. 39. In Nite, you’ll also find Music this Week (a listing of live performances at area restaurants, nightclubs and bars), Comedy this Week (a listings of comedians) and Concerts (a listing of upcoming concerts). Contact Dana for more information on any of those listings.

Fly fishing is not fishing for flies
The eighth annual Fly Fish New Hampshire show — the state’s only fly fishing show — takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, at Pelham Fish and Game Club (300 Simpson Road, Pelham). Doors are open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $7; $5 for seniors and sponsoring club members with cards; free for children 12 and under. Vendors include fly shops, guides, outfitters, and sporting and conservation organizations. Local and regional experts will conduct seminars and demonstrations, ranging from “Fly Fish 101 – What You Need to Know to Get Started” to a special rod-building class (pre-registration is needed for that one). For a detailed schedule, visit the Merrimack Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited at www.merrimacktu.org. Also see Pelham Fish and Game Club at www.pelhamfishandgame.com.

Officers on ice
New Hampshire police officers and firefighters face off against each other in the CHaD “Battle of the Badges” hockey game on Sunday, March 1, at the Verizon Wireless Arena (555 Elm St., Manchester, verizonwirelessarena.com). A junior fire versus junior police match-up takes place at 2:30 p.m.; the main event happens at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at www.chadhockey.org. All money raised will support the programs of CHaD, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.

So you’re a writer?
Writers’ Day, hosted by the New Hampshire Writers’ Project (nhwritersproject.org), brings together some 300 writers and publishing professionals for a full day of networking and workshops on April 18 at the Derryfield School in Manchester. The keynote speaker will be Meredith Hall, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Without a Map. Events include a New Hampshire Literary Idol competition. For details on workshops, or to register, visit NHWP online. Before March 16, the registration rate is $95 for members, $125 for nonmembers; the rate increases after March 16. One-year membership in NHWP costs $55 (or $25 for seniors/students).

They were here first
Dr. Robert Goodby, associate professor of anthropology at Franklin Pierce College, presents “Digging into Native History in New Hampshire” on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at MainStreet BookEnds (16 East Main St., Warner, 456-2700, www.mainstreetbookends.com. The talk is free and open to the public. See www.nhhc.org and www.indianmuseum.org.

The latest at NASA
A presentation on Friday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Christa McAuliffe Planetarium (2 Institute Drive, Concord) will explain NASA’s Kepler mission, which is set to launch on March 5 and will study 100,000 stars to see if there might be a planet in another star system suitable for life. Admission costs $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, $7 for students over 12, college students with ID and seniors. Members attend free. Call 271-7827 or visit the box office for tickets; guests are asked to arrive at least one half hour before show time, and no late seating is permitted.

Don’t forget that on Friday, March 6, the Planetarium becomes the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and will unveil an expanded gift shop, café, and new space for special events. See www.starhop.com and kepler.nasa.gov.

Crazy Florida thrillers
Author Tim Dorsey talks about and signs his latest novel, Nuclear Jellyfish, on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford (Lorden Plaza, www.toadbooks.com). The Tampa resident and former police reporter is also the author of Atomic Lobster, Cadillac Beach, The Stingray Shuffle and several other crime-caper novels. Check him out at www.timdorsey.com.