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OPTN Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 4th 2015 - 8:30 am - 11:00 am at NH Sportsplex
68 Technology Drive

We are happy to announce the seventh annual Our Promise to Nicholas (OPTN) Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for April 4th at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford. This popular charitable event — attended by more than 1,200 people last year, raised $20,000 — would not be possible without continued support and donations from community members and businesses like you.

Named after Nicholas Dainiak of Bedford, NH, OPTN was established in 2009 as a non-profit charitable foundation. At age five, Nicholas was diagnosed with the rare genetic brain disorder called Batten Disease. The cruel part of this disease is that these children are vibrant and healthy until it takes its course around the age of four. Eventually Batten takes over the brain, causing a child to die between the ages of eight and twelve.

Sadly, Nicholas lost his battle to Batten on May 9, 2014, on his 11th birthday.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the seventh annual OPTN Easter Egg Hunt. For more information about this event and additional ways in which you can help, please visit www.ourpromisetonicholas.com.

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Town by Town, Watershed by Watershed: Native Americans in NH

Wednesday, April 15th 2015 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Donna & John Moody will doing this presentation. Every town and watershed in New Hampshire has ancient and continuing Native American history. From the recent, late 20th century explosion of local Native population in New Hampshire back to the era of early settlement and the colonial wars, John and Donna Moody explore the history of New Hampshire’s Abenaki and Penacook peoples with a focus on your local community.The Bedford Historical Society with a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council is sponsoring the event at the Bedford Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call (603) 471-6336 or email us at info@bedfordhistoricalnh.org. www.bedfordhistoricalnh.org

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“Abraham and Mary Lincoln: the Long and the Short of It”

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Distinctly different paths led Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd to Springfield, Illinois, where they met, married and began a family. The years that followed their move to the White House were filled with personal and national crises. Steve and Sharon Wood portray President and Mrs. Lincoln in this living history program, telling stories of their early lives and the challenges they faced during this turbulent time in our country’s history.  The Bedford Historical Society with a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council is sponsoring the event at the Bedford Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call (603) 471-6336 or email us at info@bedfordhistoricalnh.org. www.bedfordhistoricalnh.org

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