Community Contacts - M
This parent/teacher group is a volunteer organization dedicated to the support and enrichment of education at MES. Our goal is to provide enrichment to both the students and faculty by establishing means to offer additional enrichment programs, special program speakers, field trips, and materials for the school. Activities include: ice cream social, book fairs, WEE deliver, field day, school pictures, 3rd/4th grade chorus, Destination Imagination, and volunteer work at the school. Members must be an MES parent or staff member. Monthly meetings are held at the school.
The JMUES-PFA offers various opportunities for academic enrichment while supporting social and character development throughout the JMUES school community. Parent volunteers coordinate programs for students and staff such as Family Fun Night, School Spirit, Hospitality, and Fun Day. Through fundraising, the PFA is able to provide financial support for numerous programs such as a visiting authors, Lego League, Project Safeguard, and Exchange City. All parents of JMUES students are members of the PFA, as are all faculty members. There are no dues or membership fees. All meeting dates are published annually in the JMUES Information Booklet as well as on notices sent home with students. Call the school or check the website for details on upcoming meeting dates.
Do you have a Revolutionary Patriot in your family tree? Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) honors and preserves the legacy of your Patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. D.A.R. members, through participation in the Society's activities, continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the D.A.R. is a volunteer women's service organization. Locally, the Matthew Thornton Chapter, Nashua, NH meets September-December and March-June. For membership information, contact the Registrar.
SJCS provides numerous opportunities for members of the community to give back to their communities by volunteering for the agency. We offer opportunities to volunteer in our site kitchens, as a Meals on Wheels driver, in our administrative office, and for special events. Opportunities are available across Hillsborough County, and training is provided. Call or email for more information about volunteering.
The Merrimack Agricultural Commission's purpose is to protect agricultural lands, preserve rural character, provide a voice for farmers, and encourage agricultural-based businesses. The 7-member commission meets at 7 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Town Hall Meeting Room.
The Commission sponsors the Merrimack Farmers Market, which will be held every Wednesday from 3:30-6:30 pm from June through September in the parking lot of Tractor Supply Co. at Merrimack Commons on Daniel Webster Highway. The market features locally-grown, in-season vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants, dairy, maple products, bakery, meat, fish, eggs, and wine. Contact the Farmers Market Manager for more information.
The Commission also sponsors the Merrimack Community Garden at Wasserman Park, Naticook Road. The garden is open mid-May 15, to mid-October. A 10' x 10' plot may be rented for $10 for the season. Water is available on-site. Rules and contracts may be obtained from Sherry Kalish at the Merrimack Parks and Recreation Office.
The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization committed to serving, supporting and promoting its members through networking, community involvement, information services, and public awareness. Activities of the Chamber include monthly AM and PM Networking Events, monthly Lunchtime Seminars, Annual Golf Tournament, Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner with announcement of the Business of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and President's Award, support for the Enterprise City program for fifth graders at the Upper Elementary School, Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Opening Events, publication and distribution of the Official Merrimack Visitor and Relocation Guide, community services, and participation in the Holiday Parades. A Board meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Membership fees are affordable and vary according to the size of the business. The Chamber always welcomes new businesses and asks that you contact the office for further information.
Merrimack Concert Association, a non-profit organization operating under the auspices of the Parks and Recreation Department, offers amateur and professional musicians an artistic, recreational, and educational experience through the rehearsal and performance of a wide variety of instrumental and vocal music. It provides the residents of the area quality yet inexpensive musical entertainment. Both groups are open to adults and high school students without audition. Merrimack Concert Band rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm in the Merrimack Middle School band room. Members need to provide their own instruments. The Merrimack Chorus meets Sunday evenings from 7-9 pm at the John O'Leary Adult Community Center.
The Merrimack Conservation Commission (MCC) is a volunteer commission charged with the protection, management and education of the public concerning the natural forest, wildlife and aquatic resources in Merrimack. The MCC oversees the management of approximately 1,500 acres of town-owned land that is open to the public for hiking and other permitted activities. Volunteers are always welcome to join the MCC and the subcommittees and to help us during our workdays.
The MCC meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend every meeting. Visit the above website to find the agenda for each meeting or feel free to call the Community Development Department if you have any questions. The MCC also has an exciting website that highlights the many properties the Commission manages. It can be found at www.merrimackoutdoors.org.
If you have information on a crime or see a crime happening in Merrimack and want to remain anonymous call 424-2424 with this information. This helps the MPD solve crimes that might otherwise have gone unsolved. When a call is made to the Crimeline at 424-2424, there is no Caller-ID feature on this number so anonymity is assured. Each caller is given a code number and rewards are paid in cash to assure anonymity. Upon an arrest, the case reward can be released. Tips can also be made anonymously on our website. Please check our website (listed above) for other valuable information.The Merrimack Crimeline members meets at 7pm the 1st Wednesday September thru June at the Merrimack Police Department and is also open to the public. Members participate in the MPD open house in May. The Crimeline members also run a golf tournament at the Souhegan Woods Golf Course in September as a fundraiser. We also sponsor the Neighborhood Watch program. Crimeline has adopted Daniel Webster Highway from Bedford Road to Greeley Street and twice a year get together to make that part of Merrimack a little bit cleaner. They assist in the purchase of crime deterrent material to be used by the police department and help with fundraisers for the DARE program. We also issue two $1,000 scholarships for seniors at Merrimack High School entering the field of Criminal Justice.
A registered 501c3, Merrimack Friends & Families has a two-part focus as both a social and service organization, offering a way for women and their families to get involved in the community AND to have fun! Membership is open to all residents of southern New Hampshire. Check us out on our website and see what we’ve been up to! Our coordinated activities run September-June.
The Merrimack Garden Club is a group of people from your surrounding communities who share a love of gardens and plants. The club offers opportunities for learning about the various aspects of gardening and work together to promote community beautification. They meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 (doors open at 6:30) at the St James United Methodist Church, 646 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack NH. Visit the Merrimack Garden Club website for more information. New members are always welcome: contact Nancy at 603-424-2646 or Bernita at 603-289-7588.
The purpose of the Commission is to educate and inform the public concerning the historical buildings, environment and individuals that shaped the history of Merrimack, to provide outreach lectures, preservation of historical sites and educational activities. Volunteers are much needed. Meetings are held at Town Hall and minutes are available on the Town website.
MERRIMACK HIGH SCHOOL PARENT TEACHER GROUP
The MHS-PTG exists to support educational enrichment and a sense of community at Merrimack High School. By promoting active cooperation and collaboration between parents, students, staff, and the community at large, we seek to establish and maintain positive relationships between home, school, and community and serve as a forum to address issues of general interest and concern that affect Merrimack High School. All faculty, staff, and parents or legal guardians of students at MHS are members of the MHS-PTG. There are no fees. There is no fundraising. Please email for more information.
The Merrimack Historical Society is open to those interested in history, especially the history of the town of Merrimack. Activities include the preservation of town artifacts, research of town history, assistance to residents and school children, and other scheduled programs. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the #12 Schoolhouse, 520 Boston Post Road in Merrimack with winter meetings at Merrimack Public Library. The Historical Society is open on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9 am - 12 pm and Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm, except during the winter months. Membership is open to everyone, and all meetings are open to the public.
The Lions Club is a community service organization which helps vision and hearing impaired people so that all, including Merrimack residents, get the vision and hearing care they need. The Lions also support other needs in the community and provide Braille and large print menus to Merrimack restaurants. They conduct vision screenings of all 7th grade students, hearing screenings of one grade level in the three grammar schools every year, and eye exams and glasses for the needy and for school children. They keep a two mile section of Daniel Webster Highway free of litter. They have video magnification systems that they have loaned out to help three visually impaired residents. They sponsor a Leo Club (high school aged) that is active in fundraising and community service. They support Project Safeguard, St. James Food Pantry, St. John Neumann Food Pantry, Home Health and Hospice and other worthy causes within the community. They collect and recycle used eye glasses. Meetings are held at 7pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua and the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Florence’s Restaurant.
This veterans' service organization serves veterans and their families and the community of Merrimack. For complete information call the Post. Meetings are held at the Post home:
3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm
1st Monday of each month at 7 pm
2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.
1st Thursday of each month at 7 pm.
This is a non-profit recreational softball league for area residents. Softball is played throughout the summer months, along with weekend tournaments. The league president announces dates and times. Membership on a Merrimack team is required.
MMS-PTG strives to support the best possible education for MMS students by promoting curriculum enrichment, supporting extracurricular activities, fostering a positive relationship with all members of the Merrimack Community and working with the school volunteer coordinator to provide support for the teachers and school administration. Membership is open to any Merrimack resident.
The purpose of the Republican Town Committee is to encourage local participation in representative government, and support Republican Party principles and candidates. The committee manages the affairs of the party, directs general campaign activities, organizes opportunities for the public to meet and interact with candidates, and supports candidates for local, state and national offices. Meetings are generally held at the Merrimack Town Hall on the 4th Monday of the month. Special meetings and events are held at other times and/or locations based on election activities. Membership is open to residents of Merrimack who are registered Republicans. Dues are $5 per year. Volunteers are always welcome.
MERRIMACK RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL
The Merrimack River Watershed Council is a not-for-profit membership organization with a growing constituency of individuals, businesses, municipalities and community groups seeking to protect the Merrimack River and promote the wise use of its watershed. Its mission is to ensure the sustainable ecological integrity and balanced, managed use of the Merrimack River and its watershed through science, advocacy, partnering and recreation. The Council combines watershed science and land use planning as a framework for decision-making. The Board of Directors, representing varied interests in the watershed, carries out governance, while work is coordinated and implemented by a professional staff and many volunteers.
The Club assists the High School's and Middle School's track and field and cross country programs through fund raising, event volunteering and general support as determined by the track coaches and the Club. The Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, from September to June, at 6:30 pm at Merrimack High School.
The Club's purpose is to serve the best interests of the town's seniors, to develop social interest and feeling of true friendship within the club, and to be energetic in support of federal and state legislation to benefit senior citizens. Activities include meetings, bingo, bridge, sewing, crafts, cribbage, whist, blitz, exercise classes and trips. Trips are a very important part of the Club's activities. Trips are available for Club members, Merrimack residents and some to the General Public, depending on the venue. Upcoming trips are advertised in the local papers.
MERRIMACK SNO-BUDS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
The Sno-Buds' purpose is to stimulate and advance the general welfare and safety of snowmobiling, to foster a cooperative spirit between local snowmobilers and other winter sports enthusiasts, and to perform all desirable and lawful functions for the successful operation of the Club and in the general public interest. Activities include fundraising, creation and maintenance of multi-use trails in and around Merrimack, annual facilitation of Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) Safety Course (co-sponsored by NH Fish & Game; $10 refundable reservation fee), and local and long-distance trail rides. The club participates in Merrimack community events including Holiday Parade and Winter Carnival, and provides financial support to Merrimack charities. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, September thru March (except December, second Wednesday only) at 7:30pm at Merrimack Town Hall. Membership includes approx. 70 family and individual members.
MERRIMACK SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
This group's mission is to provide a place where parents of children with special needs have access to relevant information, training and emotional support. Activities include: information sharing, networking, support and workshops. The group meets from September - June on the 3rd Tuesday of month from 7 - 9 pm at the Merrimack High School main office conference room.
The Committee's purpose is to promote involvement in the support of the Democratic Party and to assist with candidate races for local, state and national offices. All registered Democrats of Merrimack are welcome to participate in these efforts which include meetings, community service, political campaigns and fundraising.
This group does recreational whitewater kayaking throughout the northeast. It offers help and support to beginners and novices interested in the sport.
MYA provides sporting activities for Merrimack's youth including baseball, basketball, football, cheerleading, lacrosse, soccer, softball and wrestling for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 18. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at the MYA Building, 487 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. The annual membership fee for the programs varies by sport. Members must be residents of the town of Merrimack.
Merrimack Public Library
470 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054
Yvette Couser, Library Director
Joanne Marston, Office Manager