Yoga evening to benefit nature center

HOLLIS, N.H. -- The Beaver Brook Nature Center will host an evening of Yoga Nidra with certified yoga instructor Gail Duval from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the center's yurt at 117 Ridge Road. The suggested donation is $10, with all proceeds to benefit Beaver Brook Association.

Yoga Nidra is a systematic practice of conscious deep relaxation and has been used for imbalances ranging from anxiety, insomnia, trauma, and depression. Wear loose comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat, a couple hand towels, a pillow or two for knee support and a blanket, especially if it is cool. You will be lying on your back or side for approximately 40 minutes. Please allow 3 hours for digestion of a heavy meal or 1 hour for a light snack before practice.

Chelmsford church to hold electronics recycling

CHELMSFORD -- The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford, 17 Princeton St., will hold an electronic/appliance collection from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in the parking lot on Shaw Street, Vinal Square. The fee is $25 per carload, $35 per truckload. TVs cost an additional 55 cents per pound and monitors without a computer are $15 each. Items can include small and large appliances, fax machines, printers, scanners, air conditioners, microwaves and old tools. Glass items, wood items or yard items that contain fuel or oil will not be accepted.


Billerica group plans golf tournament

BILLERICA -- The Friends of the Billerica Council on Aging will hold their ninth annual golf tournament in memory of Evelyn Haines on Monday, June 30, at the Country Club of Billerica, 51 Baldwin Road. The day begins with registration and continental breakfast at 7 a.m., tee off (scramble format) at 8 a.m., followed by a barbecue buffet lunch, awards, raffle gifts and live auction items. The entry deadline is Tuesday, June 24. Proceeds benefit the activities and programs for seniors at the Billerica Council on Aging that are not in the town budget.

For information, contact Onorio Cerrato at 978-362-3406 or Margarita Kaliviotis at 978-569-1915 or

Dunstable police seeking volunteers

DUNSTABLE -- The Dunstable Police Department is seeking community-oriented individuals to become part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Volunteers help their families, neighbors, and the community when preparing for and responding to natural disasters. They also perform other tasks, such as community patrolling and participating in police ride alongs.

Volunteers will be required to attend monthly training in many fields ranging from CPR to evidence searches to natural disaster response, but will also receive hands-on experience outside the classroom. Experience is not required. The CERT team is an organized structure that does everything from aiding in searches to providing traffic control and attending town events. The team is part of the police department and the two work closely together.

Anyone interested in volunteering can call Police Chief James G. Downes III at 978-649-8891 ext. 221, or visit Recruits must pass a police background check.

Exhibit to highlight Lowell's gay history

LOWELL -- Over the past year, the Lowell Gay History Project (LGHP), with support from a Lowell Cultural Council grant, has been collecting archival material and personal stories documenting the history of the gay and lesbian community in Lowell. Much of the material collected for the project will be displayed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack St., with free food and entertainment.

The project has been focusing particularly on the period after World War II through the late 1960s, especially on the city's well-known entertainer Manny Dias, who pushed the envelope with his public shows, as well as Greater Lowell's lesbian community, who found a home in the 1950s and '60s at the famous Moody Gardens club. 

The coordinators of the project are Beth Brassel, a librarian at the Pollard Memorial Library, and Mehmed Ali, who teaches history at UMass Lowell, are the coordinators of the project.