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AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY/NEW ENGLAND: Meets third Sat. each month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sept.-June), at Bedford Public Library, Mudge Way, Bedford. New members welcome. Visit aahgs-ne.org.

ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL/MERRIMACK VALLEY: Service organization that focuses on community needs. Meets second and fourth Wed. each month, 6:30 p.m. at Meadow Lodge, 4 Technology Drive, Chelmsford. Call Ann Marie, 978-649-9228 or email jamsnyer@aol.com or kpoliseno@myfairpoint.net.

BILLERICA EMBLEM CLUB: Seeks new members interested in joining us for fundraising events and making new friends. Meetings held first Mon. each month, 6:45 p.m. at Billerica Elks, 14 Webb Brook Road. For information, call Dot Pearson, membership chairman, at 978-667-1349 or Patty Lavertue, president, at 617-448-8343, or email plavertue@gmail.com. Kick-off to Summer Cookout/Eat-In, Sun., June 22, noon-4 p.m.

BILLERICA SONS OF ITALY: Welcomes the public to meetings fourth Wed. each month and activities. You don't have to be Italian to participate. Call President Nancy Cerrato, 978-362-3406 or email