JDRF Walk 2014

Sharon’s Walk

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 2:00 pm

The second annual Sharon’s Walk is Saturday May 2nd at Greeley Park at 2pm. This year’s major beneficiary will be the Nashua Special Olympics. Sharon always championed the underdog, especially children. She encouraged her husband to coach in the Special Olympics and he is doing that to honor her memory (and because it is very cool and fun).

Please plan on joining us on May 2nd at Greeley Park to remember and honor a truly inspirational and incredible lady. She is still in our hearts and we hope in yours.

You can register for the walk by visiting her website at or calling Tom Dwane at 603-966-7518. There will be plenty of activities this year includinga  bounce house, face painting, and even a magic act for the kids. There will also be a BBQ and dogs on leashes are more than welcomed!


Seeds of Hope

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 5:30 pm

When you or someone you love is touched by cancer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center is there to help. Now, you can help fight against cancer as well.

On Saturday, May 2, at Southern NH University, Friends of the Cancer Center present “Seeds of Hope” – A Fashion Fundraiser to raise money for research and support services for cancer patients and their families.

This festive evening features  live music, food and cocktail showcase, silent and live auctions and  models showing off stylish designs from local boutiques. Buy your ticket now at or call 603.703.6955.

Seeds of Hope – Fighting Cancer with Fashion & Fun on May 2!



Hospice Needs Caring People Willing to Give Time

Tuesday, May 5th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester & Southern New Hampshire, Inc. will offer a training course for those interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer.  The eight week training sessions will begin on Tuesday, May 5 from 6:00pm to 8:30p.m, and continue every Tuesday evening through June 23, 2015 at VNA 1070 Holt Ave, Manchester.

Hospice Volunteers play an indispensable role with patients with life-threatening illnesses, providing companionship, support, errands, and respite for families.  Volunteers become part of a team effort, which includes physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy and other professionals.

Interested individuals, who embrace the caring philosophy when assisting people with life-threatening illness, are encouraged to explore Hospice Volunteering.

The training course is offered at no cost to participants.  Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. Please contact Susan Jutras, Volunteer Coordinator (603)663-4008 or e-mail for an application.


Keeping Kids Safe

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Keeping Kids Safe Project by S.I.P. Kids, a national child safety organization who tours the country providing free FBI quality digital fingerprints for children, is coming to Claremont to host a free child safety fair.
Dates/Times: Saturday, May 9th 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Lambert Auto Sales
5 River Rd
Claremont, NH 03793
In addition to fingerprinting there will be local organizations in attendance. These organizations will be bringing out different activities for the children and all events will be free.

For more information, contact the Keeping Kids Safe Project.
Contact: Daniellle
Company: S.I.P. Kids & the Keeping Kids Safe Project
Tel: (319) 290-2429
Fax: (866) 867-1344


“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


13th Annual Rock ‘N Race

Thursday, May 21st 2015 - 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join your co-workers and neighbors or bring your family to the annual Rock ’N Race run/walk on Thursday, May 21 in downtown Concord. The race, selected by the editors of New Hampshire Magazine as one of the best community running events, is sponsored by Merrimack County Savings Bank and benefits Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care patients and their families. The 5K sanctioned event begins on North State Street in close proximity to the State House Lawn at 6 p.m. Register on Wednesday, May 20 at the Bektash Temple at 89 Old Turnpike Road, Concord from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. or on race day Thursday, May
21 at the State House Plaza from noon-5:30 p.m.

Along the route, grab a bite to eat or a cool beverage from one of the many vendors including New Hampshire Distributors, The Common Man, Courtyard by Marriott, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and Granite State Candy Shoppe. Talented area musicians will entertain participants throughout the course and at the finish line, enjoy dinner courtesy of Alan’s of Boscawen, Inc.; O Steaks; and Associated Grocers while listening to Pat and the Hats on the main stage.

SAFETY ISSUES REMINDER: With more than 6,000 runners and walkers in 2014, Rock ‘N Race has become a meaningful community event. We want it to stay that way and ensure everyone’s safety. For that reason and to adhere to USATF rules: Individuals pushing strollers and baby joggers are prohibited from running in this event and must register as walkers.
Failure to comply will result in disqualification. Also, NO PETS, bikes, roller blades, skateboards, earbuds or headphones will be allowed on the course.

For more information, contact Concord Hospital Trust at (603) 225-2711, ext. 3076 or register online at

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