PELHAM PARKS & RECREATION: Offers the following programs: Art Camp, Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-5, 2-6 p.m.; High School Boys Lacrosse, Monday-Thurs., Aug. 1-4, 9 a.m.-noon. Call 603-635-2721 or e-mail

SUMMER OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP: The Lowell YMCA offers 5-week session of outdoor bootcamp, July 26-Aug. 25, each Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. $120/Y members, $150/program members or $15 drop-in. Call 978-454-7825.

HOME BUYER TRAINING SEMINARS: The Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership is offering the Project Genesis Home Buyer Training Seminars in Lowell in Spanish at 10 Kirk St., Lowell on Saturday, July 30 and Aug. 6, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion. $60/household. Call 978-459-8490 to register. Visit

YMCA CAMP MASSAPOAG: Day camp in Dunstable, owned and operated by the Greater Lowell Family YMCA, accepting registrations for campers ages 5-15. Camp open through Aug. 22. For information, call Camp Director Karen “Cookie” Provost at 978-649-7521 or visit

ADULT SUMMER READING RAFFLE: Get a raffle ticket for every library book you read or listen to through Aug. 31 at Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, N.H. Prizes include gift certificates. Visit for info.

DESIGN COMPETITION FOR LOWELL MOBILE: The Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) is offering an artist design competition for the recently-acquired Lowell Mobile (official name TBD), a mini-bus that will travel around the region as a marketing experience promoting the City of Lowell. Submission deadline is Thursday, Sept. 1, 4 p.m. Winning designer will receive $1,175. Images and templates available at the COOL website: Winning artist(s) will be announced in conjunction with the Lowell Open Studios event, Oct. 1-2.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Lowell’s Image Theater is seeking submissions for “Naughty Readings” to be held in November. Submissions can be in the form of original short plays, monologues and songs, no longer than ten minutes performance time or less. Send Word-compatible attachment to Ann Garvin at and Jerry Bisantz at Call 978-866-2125 with questions.

ADULT SOCIAL DAY PROGRAM: The Chelmsford Senior Center offers supervised day programs for seniors Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. “No fail” programs of activities build confidence and self-esteem. Transportation options available. Call Colleen at 978-251-8880.

ADULT SUPPORTIVE DAY PROGRAM: Offered Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Westford Council on Aging, 20 Pleasant St. Programs are safe, fun and nurturing. Transportation provided. Call 978-692-0803.

BOTTLE & CAN DRIVE: Bring empty bottles and cans to the Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham, second Sat. each month through Oct., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England. Visit

DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE: The City of Lowell has a federally funded program for down payment and closing cost assistance, providing four percent of the purchase price up to a maximum of $8,000. Participants must complete a pre-application interview, before making an offer on a Lowell property. Call 978-459-8490 to schedule an appointment. Visit Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership at for more information.

DROP-IN COMPUTER HELP: The Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson, N.H., offers computer help each first and third Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., and each second and fourth Tuesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. No registration necessary. Visit

DUNK N’ DOGS VACCINE CLINICS: Dunk N’Dogs, 57 Lowell Road, Hudson, N.H., will offer monthly vaccine clinics for dogs and cats from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The clinic receives many animals from the Lowell Humane Society and will offer vaccines at a discount fee. For more information call 603-881-3647 or 603-595-2287.

ENGLISH CONVERSION, CITIZENSHIP AND DRIVING PERMIT PREPARATION: Free classes are offered at Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway St., Lowell, each Sunday, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Call 978-407-3925 or 781-273-9752.

FAMILY CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION: The Family Child Care Association provides education, support and referrals to families and licensed child care providers in the greater Billerica area. All of our EEC licensed providers offer smokeless environments, attend regular trainings and workshops, and are CPR and first aid certified. Most offer full- and part-time care and have indoor and outdoor facilities. For more information, call 978-663-6738 or email

LINK TO LITERACY: Non-profit, volunteer-run organization has free tutors available to help adults who have joined us from other cultures to read, write and speak American English more effectively. For a student application or more information, contact Information Services Department at J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main St., Westford, 978-399-2309 or

LOS PREMIOS CHAROLO: An organization that assists parents and interested people to provide academic and vocational information and education for young people ages 4-25. Welcoming all parents to participate in current programs for “Citizens of Tomorrow.” Call 978-452-1068.

SECOND SATURDAY BINGO: The Hudson Lions Club will hold Second Saturday Bingo, second Sat. each month, 6:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Hall, 14 Melendy Road, Hudson, N.H.

TAKE A LOOK MORNING: Applewild School (independent school for grades K-8) open house, firstThursday of each month, 9 a.m., Crocker Building, 120 Prospect St., Fitchburg. Tour the school to see teachers and students in action. No RSVP necessary. For info, call the admission office, 978-342-6053 ext.110, or visit

KIDS ADVENTURE FITNESS CLASS: Free class open to the community each Sat., 10:45-11:45 a.m., for boys and girls ages 8-12 at Cleveland Health & Fitness, 17 Darrin Road, Dracut. Space is limited. To register, call 978-957-8404.