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November 20. 2013 6:23PM

New Hampshire Club News in Brief

Bedford Women's Club hosts gorilla expert

BEDFORD — The Bedford Women's Club will see a presentation on the behavioral ecology of gorillas today at 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Michelle Goldsmith, associate professor of science at SNHU, will share her passion for saving mountain gorillas in the presentation titled "The Impact of Eco-tourism on Mountain Gorillas in Uganda" as part of the Women's Club's 11:30 a.m. meeting at Fellowship Hall at the Bedford Presbyterian Church.

As a National Geographic researcher and a Fulbright scholar, Goldsmith examined the role of tourism on the behavior and well-being of endangered mountain gorillas.

The Bedford Women's Club is open to women who are interested in fostering social and cultural relationships as well as providing scholarships and charitable contributions.

General membership meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month from September through May unless otherwise designated. Prospective members should contact Terry Chapman at 472-3642.

Second Chance Animal Rescue raising funds

LITTLETON — Seco nd Chance Animal Rescue in Littleton is sponsoring a Yuletide Festival of the Arts at the Littleton Opera House on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Twenty local arts and crafts vendors will help celebrate the season and raise awareness for the many cats at the shelter.

SCAR is also continuing to collect donations of wet or dry dog or cat food at the shelter at 1517 Meadow St. between noon and 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday as part of the continuing No Empty Bowls pet food drive. Many animals can avoid being surrendered to shelters via food donations when their families find themselves in difficult financial situations. For more information, call 259-3244.

Breakfast Exchange Club of Nashua hosts auction

NASHUA — The Breakfast Exchange Club is holding its Holiday Silent Auction on Thursday, Dec. 5.

The auction will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Nashua Crossings Senior Living.

Handcrafted baskets, decorated by local businesses and organizations, will be offered in a silent auction format. The themed baskets will feature a variety of items to meet your holiday gift-giving needs. The event offers food, music, wine and the opportunity to spend time with friends in a festive holiday environment.

Auction item donations will be accepted through Nov. 25 by calling Sharon Zimmerman at 566-7545 for details.

Nashua Crossings Senior Living, a Benchmark Senior Living Community, is located at 674 West Hollis St.

There is no charge; RSVP online at

Proceeds will help the Breakfast Exchange Club provide support to the area's elderly population through programs including Senior Shopping Sprees, Heat Up/Cool Down energy assistance and socials at local senior housing facilities.

The club meets at 8 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Nashua Crossings. Email for more information .

Goffstown Rotary Club hosts Meet and Greet

GOFFSTOWN — The Goffstown Rotary Club is hosting a Meet and Greet evening at the High Street Farmhouse in Goffstown on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The purpose is to let people meet group members, learn about the local organization and Rotary International. The evening includes hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar for $10 per person.

The Goffstown Rotary Club has been active for more than 25 years. It covers Goffstown, Dunbarton, New Boston, and Weare. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with the four towns, whether through residence or employment. For details, email or visit Goffstown Rotary's Facebook page or

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